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Anndra Neen Conch Bangle: Conch Republic

I’m all about the easy pieces for summer and nothing is more appropriate for the season than shells and sea life but this does not breath a hint of vacation cheesiness. A wire conch shape subtly eludes to the shell but it’s the open space that gives the airiness of a carefree lifestyle. Especially if … Continue reading “Anndra Neen Conch Bangle: Conch Republic”

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Tiffany’s Engraved Jewels: Say It with Tiffany’s

The gift of jewelry is personal as it is, but a piece that’s been engraved just for you? That’s another level, one that’s meant to be cherished for a lifetime. Nobody knows this better than Tiffany & Co. Order one of their engraved designs by 12noon on February 13th, and a customized gift will be … Continue reading “Tiffany’s Engraved Jewels: Say It with Tiffany’s”

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Ashley Pittman Horn Jewels

Ashley Pittman Horn Jewels: It’s Second Nature

No one does horn jewels better than Ashley Pittman. As earthy and true to nature as they are cosmopolitan and sophisticated, her pieces are made by a women’s cooperative in Kenya, with 10% of profits going to health care and education.

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A.L.C. Brass Handcuff Bangle Set: May I Speak Off the Cuff?

I either like my jewels timeless and romantic (yes, that usually involves a good diamond or three) or spunky and conversation-worthy. I don’t have to tell you that A.L.C.’s falls nicely into the latter category. Finally, a pair of handcuffs you can actually wear with pride! Agent Provocateur makes theirs fantasy-worthy, adorned in white crystals; … Continue reading “A.L.C. Brass Handcuff Bangle Set: May I Speak Off the Cuff?”

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Tiffany & Co. Locks Bangles: Under Lock and Key

Who knew shackles could be so fashionable? And we’re not talking about the S&M crowd. Then again, who knew Tiffany & Co. could be so unorthodox? Whether you think their relatively new Locks serious – heart-shaped keyhole pendants, solid-gold padlocks, and yes, a great array of bangles – is delightfully kinky or just plain cool, … Continue reading “Tiffany & Co. Locks Bangles: Under Lock and Key”

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Lorraine Schwartz Rose-Cut Diamond Bangles: Eternal Flame

Any jewel shot by Irving Penn for Vogue is sure to be snob-worthy. Lorraine Schwartz‘s pair of bangles is of such rare heirloom quality it’s no wonder Penn turned his attention to them. They look as though they’ve already been passed down for generations – I know I’d be awaiting them eagerly. Layers of diamonds, … Continue reading “Lorraine Schwartz Rose-Cut Diamond Bangles: Eternal Flame”

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Jen's Pirate Booty Wooden Bangle Set: You Better Knock on Wood

A free-spirited, asymmetrical mix make this bangle set resemble driftwood. Plundered from the forest and uniquely carved – what could be more relaxed and romantic? I love wooden accessories: the anti-bling of jewels, their organic feel will soften any look. Especially in the summer, shining, glittering, count-your-karats jewelry can get a bit harsh. Jen‘s Pirate … Continue reading “Jen's Pirate Booty Wooden Bangle Set: You Better Knock on Wood”

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Ashley Pittman "Tan" Horn Bangle Set: Feeling Horny?

I have always loved the look of horn jewels: translucent, textural, and marbled all at once. While chunky horn pendants are in your face, Ashley Pittman‘s light bangles of organic cow horns, are versatile and blend-able. Bangles are great for stacking and mixing, but this neutral set of five (bangles should always be worn in … Continue reading “Ashley Pittman "Tan" Horn Bangle Set: Feeling Horny?”

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Mali Bangle by Surevolution: A Force of Nature

It seems like every spring, jewelry gets a little ethnic, more rustic, and earthier. This year we’ve already started to see a sprinkling of wood accessories (a couple pairs of Fendi and Viktor & Rolf high heels come to mind) that indicate the trend is going to be major. Cultures blend together for an organic … Continue reading “Mali Bangle by Surevolution: A Force of Nature”

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