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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”

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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”

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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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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 Valentine’s Day Baubles: It’s True Love

Jewelry is a pretty serious Valentine’s gift – it makes a strong statement. So if you are semi-single and find yourself receiving a piece of sparkle this year, you’d better be ready to walk down the aisle soon! Whether it’s from a secret admirer or a long-time hubby, nothing is more sentimental than jewelry, but … Continue reading “Top 5 Valentine’s Day Baubles: It’s True Love”

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Top 5 Colorful Jewels: Look on the Bright Side

Don’t leave the color just to your bags, shoes, and couture – why should they have all the fun? Jewels aren’t just about white diamonds and neutral metals. So get brave with it, and spread the color around; my top picks are all different types of jewels. Just don’t wear them all at once or … Continue reading “Top 5 Colorful Jewels: Look on the Bright Side”

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ManiaMania Abbey Lee Ring: She’s a Maniac

Flaxen-haired Australian model (and sometime rocker) Abbey Lee Kershaw is known for her hippie-grunge-glam style, and mystical, magical Australian jewelry line ManiaMania is known for their earthy-ethereal pieces. So it’s only logical that the young muse (she says her off-duty looks are dependent on mood and what’s lying clean on her bedroom floor in the … Continue reading “ManiaMania Abbey Lee Ring: She’s a Maniac”

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Sevan Bicakci Amethyst Ring: Like a Woman Possessed

This ring is crazy! As in, literally insane. But wacko and fabulous aren’t mutually exclusive when it comes to all things in the world of fashion, and you can’t deny this ring is also very cool. Turkish jewel designer Sevan Bicakci (he began training at the age of 12 and has won awards for his … Continue reading “Sevan Bicakci Amethyst Ring: Like a Woman Possessed”

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Pamela Love Spring 2012 Collection: A Love for North Africa

Photos: Fashionologie Pamela Love‘s costume jewels have always had an exotic, dug-from-the-ground or plundered-from-the-sea feel. But they’ve never necessarily evoked a place. They’ve always fit right into the downtown girl’s urban landscape. No more! For her Spring 2012 collection, Pamela was inspired by Morocco. She actually couldn’t stop daydreaming about the far-off place, and it … Continue reading “Pamela Love Spring 2012 Collection: A Love for North Africa”

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