Thu 01.24

Alexis Bittar Siyabona Panther Ring: Feline Fascination

Not the typical black panther you imagine stalking around the forest, but this Alexis Bittar ring is just as rare. Curled up on the textured gold band like the king of the jewelry jungle, this crystalline cat guards his precious quartz, wrapping his long tail snuggly around the stone. Decked out in pave Swarovskis, he’s […]

Fri 01.11

Anton Heunis Jewels: Sweet Shop

Florence is known for its pastas, pizzas, and vino, but Kelly and I wanted to sweeten up the city with some pastel jewels from Anton Heunis. The Madrid-based designer creates his collections around everything from historical figures to moments in pop culture (Avatar and Blade Runner are just two film examples) to overarching ideas like […]

Thu 12.20

The Bold and the Bejeweled: Shake, Rattle, and Roll

We all have a few go-to jewels that we know match everything – they probably include some sort of mix of diamonds, a watch, and a ring. But when you have the time, it’s much more fun to make up daring combinations! Chunky stones and leather are great for creating a more casual (and Frugal […]

Fri 12.07

Bang for Your Buck Holiday Gift Guide: Jewels Under $200

We’re always looking for that gift that wows (like a set of 2 carat diamond earrings, right?). Diamonds may last forever, but a tight friendship is way more meaningful. These gifts are for the special people in your life who you want to wow even if your back account is a few dollars short of […]

Wed 10.24

Miriam Haskell Art Deco Fan Button Earrings: Fangirl

Miriam Haskell has often been touted as the American Coco Chanel. She came from humble beginnings in Indiana, only to emerge as the foremother of costume jewelry in the U.S. Right now, the 83-year-old brand is having a moment with pretty young things like Annasophia Robb. The starlet wore the Art Deco fan button earrings […]

Wed 10.10

Top 5 Chandelier Dangling Earrings: Illuminate the Room

With the holidays fast approaching, I’m changing gears from summer casual to fall decadent. Jewels are the best and easiest way to dress up an outfit! Dangling earrings catch the eye, and if you’re animated while you talk like I am, you’ll get extra attention with these stunners as they swing and bobble. For an […]

Tue 10.09

Top 5 Snake Jewels: Snake Charmer

If you have a stressful job, one that has you lying with snakes, this is a sure way to fend them off! I have found that jewelry is very therapeutic. What you wear can be empowering, and there is definitely some mystical energy that emanates from precious stones (please don’t try to debunk my theory […]

Fri 09.14

Bijoux Heart: Live in Excess, Spend Wisely

It’s all about excess. I’m calling it: the economy is (finally) on the rise, and based on the optimism we’re seeing from designers as of late, pure decadence and real luxury is back in full swing. But does that mean we would be wise to jump the gun and overspend right now? Tempting, yes, but, […]

Wed 09.05

Roberto Cavalli Swarovski Crystal Scarab Beetles Collection: The Fab Faux

Bottega Veneta did the beetles theme 3 seasons ago but it was subdued. Well leave it to Roberto Cavalli to amp it up and seriously make the beetles “shout!”. These are ridiculously cool and amazing, being attacked by a giant bug may be a recipe for a bad horror movie but it translates to good […]