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Top 5 Statement Jewels: The Bold and the Beautiful

This spring is all about excess. After a long, drab winter, it’s time to break out the biggest and the best jewels. Clusters of colorful gems, chains by the foot, and an abundance of sparkle the likes of which hasn’t seen since the glittering Jazz Era. If you’re not rocking at least ¾ of the … Continue reading “Top 5 Statement Jewels: The Bold and the Beautiful”

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Bottega Veneta Multi-Dimension Jewels: Cage Match

Without departing too much from the classic Bottega Veneta style, Tomas Maier always seems to push the design boundaries just far enough, which is ironic considering how these jewels cage you in! The sterling silver ring ($620) wraps around your finger like a chic sheet of armor, blackened from years of heavy battle. The shape … Continue reading “Bottega Veneta Multi-Dimension Jewels: Cage Match”

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Valentine’s Day Jewels: Made for Love

Sure, these are a little cheesy, but cute is my go-to strategy for Valentine’s jewelry! For the first time in years, I’ll be able to spend V Day with my hubby : ) February 14th is always in the middle of Fashion Week (because fashion hates love?), but this year, I’m leaving the morning of … Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Jewels: Made for Love”

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Top 5 New Neons: Candyland Calling

Sometimes our jewelry gets too solemn! That’s when it’s time to bring in the neon. Fun pieces not to be taken too seriously, the best bright looks are candy-bright without being saccharine-sweet. Go wild, but also go wearable. You don’t want to look like retro Cyndi Lauper…Although girls do just want to have fun. 1. … Continue reading “Top 5 New Neons: Candyland Calling”

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Yves Saint Laurent Arty Enamel Gold-Plated Ring: State of the Art

This offbeat and painterly cluster something out of a work of modern-abstract art by Picasso or Henri Matisse. And that’s just the idea! Intention changes everything – this kooky ring is from Yves Saint Laurent’s Arty collection, and the name says it all. Each jewel is like a miniature museum piece for your very own … Continue reading “Yves Saint Laurent Arty Enamel Gold-Plated Ring: State of the Art”

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Vanessa Kandiyoti Diamon and Sapphire Evil Eye Necklace

Holy bananas. I am in love with this necklace. Every single thing about it I love. Especially the name: Evil Eye necklace. Vanessa Kandiyoti’s handcrafted 18-karat gold, diamond, blue sapphire and enamel necklace is amazing. It has yellow and clear diamond and blue sapphire to complete the evil eye. On the opposite side it is … Continue reading “Vanessa Kandiyoti Diamon and Sapphire Evil Eye Necklace”

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Rachel Leigh Pyramid Enamel Cuffs

Can one ever have too many cuffs? I think not (at least not judging by my jewelry arsenal!). I love the power that a cuff has when it comes to livening up an outfit. I’m a big fan of LWDs and LBDs so I often rely on my jewelry for pops of color. The Rachel … Continue reading “Rachel Leigh Pyramid Enamel Cuffs”

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Diorose Pearl & Enamel Rose Necklace

Camille Miceli, for her debut as Dior’s costume jewelry designer, has got a hit on her hands. Miceli, a super talent in her own light–she was Marc Jacobs’ right-hand and the designer behind many of Louis Vuitton’s fine jewelry collections and collaborations–said she wanted to revert back to the Dior house codes, to utilize pearls … Continue reading “Diorose Pearl & Enamel Rose Necklace”

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Bottega Veneta Fall 2010 Jewelry Collection

The entire Fall 2010 collection from ready to wear to accessories was inspired by the beetle. The colors, an opalescent green blue that degrades to a bright yet gentle yellow. The jewelry is elegant and refined, yet edgy and surprising. I did not know a beetle could be anything but icky, but after Tomas Maier … Continue reading “Bottega Veneta Fall 2010 Jewelry Collection”

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