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Mon 06.08
Trend Alert

Trend Alert: Turquoise Jewelry

The recent resurgence of an obsession with Old Pawn turquoise has caused a wild scramble to pick up cuffs, necklaces and earrings in shiny sterling silver. Rather than grabbing some cheap knockoffs that’ll wear and tear in a few months…

Wed 07.09
Golden Globetrotting

Golden Globetrotting: Wanderlust…

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then gold must be the cousin she loves to play with. And it’s no accident that all things good are considered “golden.” The element transcends currencies and languages and is considered the single best investment by the most savvy of investors…

Thu 05.22
Gold and Turquoise Jewelry

Gold and Turquoise Jewelry: Isle See You in My Dreams

Nothing screams summer on the Greek Isles louder than gold and turquoise jewels (except for me, when I scream, “gold and turquoise jewels!”). Even if you won’t be retreating to Mykonos over the next few months, and will only be lounging by the backyard pool, you can still look like you’re sunning on a yacht in the French Riviera.

Mon 06.24
Crystals Clusters

Crystals Clusters: More is Never Enough

One crystal is nice, but ten is better! Go big or go home, right? These kaleidoscopes of color are summer fun that will liven up any old outfit. They look like bright pieces of candy, and are just as hard to resist. I say give in to your sweet tooth. The opulence of dripping in … Continue reading Crystals Clusters: More is Never Enough

Thu 06.13

Dauphines of New York Birthday Headbands: Party Favors

Dauphines of New York always puts out gorgeous, well-priced hair accessories, but when they add the element of personalization, the appeal is even greater. Believe it or not, birthstones have been around since the first century! Mine is good old amethyst, which is faceted beautifully onto the February headband. For a boho look, wear yours … Continue reading Dauphines of New York Birthday Headbands: Party Favors

Wed 04.24

Turquoise & Gold Jewels Under $100

People have been crafting turquoise imitation stones since the time of the Ancient Egyptians, so there’s no shame in that game. There are even benefits to it – just look at this Kenneth Jay Lane ring (on The Outnet for $40). Finding turquoise this perfect is basically impossible. It’s a mineral, so there are many … Continue reading Turquoise & Gold Jewels Under $100

Thu 02.07

Best Rope Jewels: Tied Down

I started out looking for jewels made with woven cords – the casual kind you can wear tons of on your wrist when you’re feeling a little boho. But I quickly learned the ropes about rope jewels, and I’ll tell you what – they’re better in gold (isn’t everything?). So most of these weren’t really … Continue reading Best Rope Jewels: Tied Down

Mon 12.31

Elise Dray Indian Jewels: An Homage?

Given the recent controversies over Karlie Kloss‘ Indian headdress at the VS fashion show and No Doubt’s cowboys and Indians-themed music video (both incidents were pulled from tv and the Internet), I’m surprised no one has gotten up in Elise Dray‘s Native American-inspired pieces. Victoria’s Secret, on the other hand, publicly apologized for its “racist” … Continue reading Elise Dray Indian Jewels: An Homage?

Mon 12.24

Lydia Courteille Jewels: Lydia in Wonderland

Lydia Courteille wanted her jewels to create a dream-like state of mind for their wearers, and she did that and more! The jeweler has brought to life a fantasy that we all want to believe in when we step into the world of fashion – that there is beauty beyond this world that can change … Continue reading Lydia Courteille Jewels: Lydia in Wonderland