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Royal Asscher Stars of Africa: Galaxies of Light

In 1902, Joseph Asscher invented the now famous Asscher cut, a stepped square style with cropped corners. While this remains one of the jewelry industry’s most beloved designs, his family didn’t stop there – they developed the Royal Asscher cut in 2001, naming it after their thriving diamond empire. The style plays off of the … Continue reading “Royal Asscher Stars of Africa: Galaxies of Light”

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Jewelry by Monica Vinader: Just Be Yourself

The best jewelry is personal, and Monica Vinader really encourages this belief by allowing you to not only engrave some of their pieces but to actually create your own necklace with a wide variety of pendant options. The attention to detail is truly stunning, and yet the prices are still so great. Even the quality … Continue reading “Jewelry by Monica Vinader: Just Be Yourself”

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Amanda Seyfried x Lorraine Schwartz: Pendant Necklaces

Seeing Amanda Seyfried accessorize her gorgeous Zac Posen gown with a long Lorraine Schwartz pendant necklace was such a refreshing, interesting style choice. The Les Mis star went with a pretty minimal look, and I don’t think it would have worked without the diamond and lavender jade art deco-inspired bauble. We’re not used to seeing … Continue reading “Amanda Seyfried x Lorraine Schwartz: Pendant Necklaces”

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Best Rhodium Jewels: Rhodium Roundup

Even though it was only discovered 200 years ago, rhodium has a dark, romantic look to it that calls back to centuries ago. It’s not a fact that you hear thrown around a lot, but this metal is the most expensive in the world (chemically, it’s a platinum metal). It’s also one of the most … Continue reading “Best Rhodium Jewels: Rhodium Roundup”

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Sevan Bicakci Padlocks: Lock, Stock, and a Few Smoking Pendants

You know I’ve been all about pendants lately; the best part is how unique each one can be. A padlock pendant is not original by any means, but there’s always an exception to the rule. These jewel-encrusted Sevan Bicakci locks are anything but ordinary. Variations like the circle lock ($6,815), featuring a fierce design of … Continue reading “Sevan Bicakci Padlocks: Lock, Stock, and a Few Smoking Pendants”

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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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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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Frugal Friday – Adia Kibur Antique Pendant Necklace: Mirror Mirror

Adia Kibur Antique Pendant Necklace On Shopbop for $30.

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