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Lele Sadoughi

Lele Sadoughi: Summer Staples

After making a name for herself as the designer of statement-making jewels at J. Crew, Lele Sadoughi started her own line in 2011. Her 14k gold-plated pieces are just as wearable and versatile as her Crew designs were bold.

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Abundantly Bold Bib Necklaces

Abundantly Bold Bib Necklaces: The Secret of My Excess

With jeweled bibs as extravagant as these, the time it takes you to get ready each morning will diminish noticeably. One accessory and your outfit is made!

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Nikos Koulis Jewelry

Nikos Koulis Jewelry: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On

Nikos is creative in his design, but also offers clients the opportunity to be creative in their styling of the piece. He takes inspiration for these ethereal jewels from dreams, turning his dreams into your sparkly, little realities!

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Bochic Diamond Openwork Earrings

Bochic Diamond Openwork Earrings: Web of the Dreamweaver

Marissa Collections always has the best selection of unique fine jewelry, which is the kind of fine jewelry I tend to seek out. If you’re going to invest big, doesn’t it just make sense for the piece to be one-of-a-kind? Bochic is a go-to brand for these standout jewels, namely because it was inspired by a standout woman…

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Top 5 Multi-Band Rings

Top 5 Multi-Band Rings: The More, the Merrier

From nail to midi rings, it’s clear that excess is in when it comes to decorating your digits. Rather than throwing on all of your favorite pieces and hoping for the best, get the job done right in one fell swoop. Multi-band rings create a put-together look without requiring you to actually spend time putting together your accessories.

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Federica Rettore Double Baroque Pearl Diamond Ring

Federica Rettore Double Baroque Pearl Diamond Ring: Two If By Sea

Perfection is not only overrated, it’s boring, which is why I gravitate towards unique pieces like Federica Rettore’s double baroque (a.k.a. non-spherical) pearl diamond ring. In fact, unique is not the right word – this is one-of-a-kind. The Italian jeweler uses rare gems like Paraiba tourmaline to create her masterpieces, and I love this deep sea beauty best of all.

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Fernando Jorge Black Diamond, Sapphire & Gold Lobe Earrings

Fernando Jorge Black Diamond, Sapphire & Gold Lobe Earrings: Lightning Strikes

With the slew of holiday parties coming up, we’re on the lookout for conversation pieces that will draw all revelers’ eyes to you. A take on one of the year’s biggest jewelry trends, the ear cuff, more than fits the bill, especially Brazilian designer Fernando Jorge’s luxe black diamond and sapphire beauty. After all, why should exquisite gems be relegated to merely one point on the ear?

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Fabergé Émotion Collection

Fabergé Émotion Rings: Emotional High

The abundant and impeccable detailing of the Émotion collection is nothing short of a masterpiece worthy of any art collection. Each ring is adorned with 300 gems spilling around all sides in an organic yet decadent cascade.

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Top 5 Hinged Rings

Top 5 Hinged Rings: Making Moves

A simple cocktail ring is no longer enough to start up a conversation. But a full-finger ring? Well, that’s something no one can miss. The trouble is that not all of these are articulated, limiting your basic movement and turning day-to-day tasks into serious challenges. Enter hinged rings!

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