The design of most earrings focuses solely on the way they appear on the front of your lobes. This is a little lazy, no? If your hair is up, then the back is almost as visible as the front, a fact that Vita Fede’s Cynthia Sakai acknowledges and designs with in mind!
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”
A set of gorgeous gold bangles is a style statement for sure, but what if each of the bracelets had meaning behind it? That’s the idea with BuDhaGirl’s all weather bangles. The PVC bracelets are filled with 24K gold dust (meaning you can walk right through that TSA metal detector, jewels on hand) and sealed … Continue reading “BuDhaGirl Prayer Bead All Weather Bangles: Daily Meditation”
Not since the lavish days of Dynasty have we seen so much unapologetically bold gold. This heavy hardware will have everyone lunging at your jugular, but never fear – they just want an up-close look at the armory’s worth of metal hanging from your neck. While Lanvin’s Oracle collar (on NET-A-PORTER for $1,242) will give … Continue reading “Best Gold Collars: The Chokehold”
Get the look of abundance with just one single accessory. Hervé Van der Straeten’s hammered, gold-plated creations always take my breath away. There’s something very old world about the style – like it belongs on a Grecian goddess. But on Hervé’s modern designs, there’s nothing behind the times about the look. Just take notice of … Continue reading “Hervé Van der Straeten Gold-Plated Cuff: Cut It Out”
A single leaf is the ancient heraldic symbol for happiness. The leaves of the oak tree are religious emblems of faith and endurance. Ivy leaves symbolize a strong and lasting friendship. For me, they just signify the promise of better, brighter days (and in this case, shinier ones, too!). No matter what you think of … Continue reading “Best of the Season’s Symbolic Jewels: Back to Nature”
Can a princess have too many tiaras? Don’t make me even answer that question! My ongoing obsession with royal paraphernalia, juvenile (and embarrassing to family members) as it might be, continues full force. Oscar de la Renta’s headband-style gems got me going – because a headband is, by definition, most certainly not a tiara. Thanks … Continue reading “Rosantica Principessa 24-Karat Gold-Dipped Freshwater Pearl Headband: Crown Jewel”
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, … Continue reading “Bijoux Heart: Live in Excess, Spend Wisely”