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Vannesa Tosoni Pearl Necklaces: Revenge is Best Served in Pearls

Revenge is my favorite show on TV right now, and Victoria Grayson is without a doubt the best love to hate villain. She’s the ultimate Snob  so of course I was thrilled to see her wear my dear friend Vannesa Tosoni’s pearl necklaces on the January 6th episode. Since the first lady of Grayson manor … Continue reading “Vannesa Tosoni Pearl Necklaces: Revenge is Best Served in Pearls”

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday on Sweepstreet: Sweep Up the Deals!

It’s the post-Thanksgiving shopping mayhem. But let’s be real – who wants to deal with all of those rowdy crowds?? The best way to save safely is from the comfort of your own home! Here are some sweet Black Friday AND Cyber Monday deals. From midnight on Friday through all of Saturday, David Yurman jewels … Continue reading “Black Friday/Cyber Monday on Sweepstreet: Sweep Up the Deals!”

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Monique Péan: Organically Graphic

A CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award winner in 2009, Monique Péan was a finance exec who was once obviously out of her element. Her talents clearly lie in jewelry design, and she excels in her industry by creating organic designs using only eco-sustaining materials, such as mammoth bones and the like. Sound contradictory? Here’s how she … Continue reading “Monique Péan: Organically Graphic”

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Top 5 Pristine Pendants: A Penchant for Pendants

Sometimes one good thing is all you need. A statement pendant gets you noticed fast, without the obviousness of a chunky, clunky necklace. There’s a certain je nais se quoi about wearing something so striking yet so simple. From emerging butterflies to shooting stars, here are a few of my favorite pendants: 1. Marni Pendant … Continue reading “Top 5 Pristine Pendants: A Penchant for Pendants”

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High-Style Shells: Bring the Beach

I’m in a touristy mood lately. There is no beach vacation without coming home with some sort of seashell trinket. But just because I’m after beachcomber souvenirs doesn’t mean I’m interested in looking like a dorky adventurer. Instead of a typical and cheesy Waikiki puka-shell necklace, these pieces offer that same laidback surfside feel – … Continue reading “High-Style Shells: Bring the Beach”

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Solange Azagury-Partridge Ballcrusher,Gold Pearl and Sapphire Earrings: She’s a Maneater

I’ve got to admit: the name “ballcrusher” grabbed my attention. But what I didn’t expect to see was a jewel with such a threatening title – and a pretty awesome one, if you ask me – to be so feminine and pretty! That’s not to say these earrings by Solange Azagury-Partridge aren’t offbeat. Claws are, … Continue reading “Solange Azagury-Partridge Ballcrusher,Gold Pearl and Sapphire Earrings: She’s a Maneater”

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Jewel Heaven and Delight at Luisa via Roma

The Luisa via Roma Firenze4Ever Style Lab was the most fun ever! Our shoot was seriously so good, I think we might have to switch careers and become stylists instead =) The Luisa store in Florence, the only one in the world, is seriously awesome. The have the most unique collection you can imagine, especially … Continue reading “Jewel Heaven and Delight at Luisa via Roma”

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The Everlasting Pearl: Show Off Those Pearly Whites

Pearls are back in a big way! Not that they ever went away, if we’re talking about that certain Barbara Bush crowd, but now they are genuinely hip.

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Andrea Piccini Silver Pearl Pendant Necklace: Pearl of Wisdom

Maybe it’s just my motherly instincts coming out, but this necklace brings to mind a precious egg nestled in an abstract nest. Coils of textured silver swirl around and around, loosely encircling and protecting this pristine baby pearl, just the way a momma bird would guard her young. At the same time, the metal creates … Continue reading “Andrea Piccini Silver Pearl Pendant Necklace: Pearl of Wisdom”

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