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Long Earrings: Swing Low, Sweet Chariots

We’re letting it all hang low this summer. Earrings, that is (everything else has to be up, so stop flaking out on spin class – okay, I’m just talking to myself now)! With a maxi dress and simple flats, these casual drops are just the things. I don’t mean ornate chandeliers. Long earrings are fun … Continue reading “Long Earrings: Swing Low, Sweet Chariots”

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Finger Bracelets: Put a Ring on It

There’s something about spring that brings out the boho in everyone. It’s a fresh new start, the sun is shining, and you just feel free. Now is the best time of year to try out a new style, and the one I’m eyeing is the finger bracelet. It seems like they’re everywhere and mostly at … Continue reading “Finger Bracelets: Put a Ring on It”

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Alexis Bittar Siyabona Panther Ring: Feline Fascination

Not the typical black panther you imagine stalking around the forest, but this Alexis Bittar ring is just as rare. Curled up on the textured gold band like the king of the jewelry jungle, this crystalline cat guards his precious quartz, wrapping his long tail snuggly around the stone. Decked out in pave Swarovskis, he’s … Continue reading “Alexis Bittar Siyabona Panther Ring: Feline Fascination”

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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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Top 5 Colorful Jewels: Look on the Bright Side

Don’t leave the color just to your bags, shoes, and couture – why should they have all the fun? Jewels aren’t just about white diamonds and neutral metals. So get brave with it, and spread the color around; my top picks are all different types of jewels. Just don’t wear them all at once or … Continue reading “Top 5 Colorful Jewels: Look on the Bright Side”

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Stephen Dweck Tiger's Eye and Quartz Cushion Ring: A Quartz in the Rough

A statement piece so unique makes for the best ring I’ve laid eyes on in a long time. By using a rectangular piece of Tiger’s eye (I’m starting to think ol’ Tiger’s eye is really having a moment this season) as the base for an enormous multi-faceted smoky quartz, Stephen Dweck has brought arresting creativity … Continue reading “Stephen Dweck Tiger's Eye and Quartz Cushion Ring: A Quartz in the Rough”

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Sandra Dini Quartz Ring: Industrial Light and Magic

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could say you made this yourself? Like in advanced metal workshop in an old industrial loft. The abstract two tone setting wrapping and warping around the clear quartz that’s full of intricate organic inclusions is a genius work of art. The play of light with the irregular reflection from … Continue reading “Sandra Dini Quartz Ring: Industrial Light and Magic”

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Stephen Webster Jewelvine Hematite Necklace

I love gawking from the windows of fine jewelers but I find most of it way too serious and definitely way too much for my lifestyle to wear on a regular basis. But still, a girl loves her bling! This Stephen Webster Jewelvine Hematite Necklace has the elegance and refinement of the likes of Van … Continue reading “Stephen Webster Jewelvine Hematite Necklace”

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Pomellato Nudo Rings

I’m not typically a big fan of colored gemstones, but luxury Italian jeweler Pomellato makes some of the most sunning earrings, rings, and necklaces out of gold, precious, and semi-precious stones. Every piece in their collection is handmade in Milanese workshops and their striking pieces have long been celebrity favorites (Courtney Cox, Sarah Jessica Parker…). … Continue reading “Pomellato Nudo Rings”

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