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Crucifix and Rosary-Inspired Necklaces: Cross Your Heart

Okay, I’m not Catholic – far from it – but I’m especially fascinated with the conclave going on. Between that real-life drama and my obsession with silver screen’s The Borgias, it seems like a list of crucifix and rosary-inspired necklaces was almost pre-ordained. So here are the pieces that the clergy from back in the … Continue reading “Crucifix and Rosary-Inspired Necklaces: Cross Your Heart”

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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”

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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 … Continue reading “The Bold and the Bejeweled: Shake, Rattle, and Roll”

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Top 5 Conversational Cocktail Rings: Let’s Talk

With all of the parties penciled in on your calendar, you’re going to want a few special cocktail rings! It’s good to have small talk topics ready in your back pocket (or in this case, on your hand!) – preferably ones that do not revolve around the weather. Even the most boring parties can be … Continue reading “Top 5 Conversational Cocktail Rings: Let’s Talk”

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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 … Continue reading “Top 5 Snake Jewels: Snake Charmer”

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Rosantica Panarea Agate and Rock Crystal Necklace

Long necklaces are an amazing way to dress up anything. These are a bit on the really long side but for the winter, they are perfect! With all your bulky sweaters and coats, these will elongate your silhouette so you’ll appear less bunched up. Also with heavy winter gear, smaller daintier necklaces will get lost. … Continue reading “Rosantica Panarea Agate and Rock Crystal Necklace”

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Carlen Charm Bib Necklace in Blue Lace

Moroccan is the theme for this seasons accessories, thanks to Carrie Bradshaw’s visit to the middle east in SATC2. For seasonal favorites, I like to be Frugal Snob in order to justify one season’s worth of wear. The Carlen Charm Bib Necklace in Blue Lace from Kendra Scott has the ethnic charm with enough sparkle … Continue reading “Carlen Charm Bib Necklace in Blue Lace”

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I Love Jose & Maria Barrera

Well, I’ve fallen for all of the pieces in the new fall collection from Jose & Maria Barrera. These teardrop earrings with Austrian crystal detail and agate are gorgeous – and for only $215, I think they’re quite the bargain.

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