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Tanzanite for Day and Night

Tanzanite for Day and Night

Lapis, sapphire, turquoise and topaz are all lovely shades of blue, showcasing Mother Nature’s spectrum. Tanzanite is a unique blue, like midnight sky on a deep blue sea with purple glints that make you want to look deeper and longer.

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Safety Pin Jewelry: Pin-Up Girls

One of fashion’s most exciting aspects is the creative spirit of turning the ordinary into something much more, like the everyday, mundane safety pin. It’s not hard to see how they would inspire designers, especially clothing designers who use safety pins daily to drape, cinch and perfect.

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Feather Jewelry

Feather Jewelry: Light as a Feather

Feather jewelry tends to fall in the boho category, but more and more, we’re seeing the look with added polish – and at all price points. The style was big on the Fall runways, so prepare your jewel box for next season with one of these unapologetically bold accessories…

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Atelier Swarovski by Maison Martin Margiela

Atelier Swarovski by Maison Martin Margiela: Crystalactite Collection

Most jewelers try to design something original using the same old techniques they have always worked with, but Atelier Swarovski and Maison Martin Margiela know that to be truly innovative, you have to break the mold.

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Elizabeth Taylor’s Bulgari Jewels: Cleopatra’s Collection

When Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection went up for auction at Christie’s in late 2011, Bulgari bought up $20 million worth of their creations. Smart move – the value of pieces rapidly appreciated in the actress’ keeping. This summer they will exhibit several of these special gems in honor of the 50th anniversary of Taylor’s film … Continue reading “Elizabeth Taylor’s Bulgari Jewels: Cleopatra’s Collection”

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Trending on Bows: Take a Bow

I wore a perforated leather bow tie on a chain to the Luisaviaroma Black and White Party, but it doesn’t have to be formal, not in the least. I can’t wait to wear it with a tee shirt and skirt! Whether you’re wrapping your hair up in satin ribbons or cinching your skirt together, bows … Continue reading “Trending on Bows: Take a Bow”

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Tiffany & Co. Legacy Gemstones: I Am Legend

There are jewels, and then there are JEWELS. Gasp-inducing, heart-thumping, family-heirloom jewels that Liz Taylor would have really appreciated. Tiffany & Co.’s newest Legacy Gemstones clearly fall into the latter category. With a lookbook featuring models worthy of such sparkle (like Doutzen Kroes and Karen Elson), we are talking major carats and hundreds of diamonds. … Continue reading “Tiffany & Co. Legacy Gemstones: I Am Legend”

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Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels

One of the most buzzed about events to take place during New York Fashion Week was the opening of “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (2 East 91st St., NYC). No surprise there…I mean who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon looking at some serious … Continue reading “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels”

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Lizzie Fortunato Jewels

I’m getting more and more excited for my India trip…only 5 days away! My first stop is Mumbai for my friend’s 1,500-person wedding (apparently that’s how they roll in India!). The 5-day affair requires 10 outfit changes (the invite was too many pages to count and each event on the itinerary has a specific dress … Continue reading “Lizzie Fortunato Jewels”

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