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KADLETZ

KADLETZ: Stepping Out on the Edge

Jadie Kadletz may have just launched her namesake line, but I know for certain that she has a least one fan already – me! While the look of her jewelry is clean and minimal, the style is cool girl chic all the way, with shapes and forms like animal tusks, horns, talons, sabers, and even teeth serving as inspiration.

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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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Fernando Jorge 18K Oxidized Gold & Black Diamond Rings

Fernando Jorge 18K Oxidized Gold & Black Diamond Rings: Black and Blue

With a Master’s degree in Jewelry Design from Central St. Martins, Brazilian born Fernando Jorge’s pedigree and training are indisputable. His sense of edge is what separates him from the rest of the fine jewelry pack, though. Just one quick look at this Crown ring, and you know the man has vision.

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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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Lanvin Spring 2014 Jewelry

Lanvin Spring 2014 Jewelry: Starstruck

For the Lanvin Spring 2014 collection, it was all about hearts and stars, but these are not the petite kinds of hearts and stars you see on so many dainty jewels today. They’re mega oversized (though believe it or not, these are smaller than the pieces that initially went down the Parisian runway!).

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Top 5 Pieces from Paire

Top 5 Pieces from Paire: Runway to Reality

Every season, you should buy a few key pieces that will be your new statement jewels. For me, there’s no other place to look than Paire.US. The online boutique carries runway pieces that you cannot find anywhere else – and trust me when I make that statement, I mean it. Once you’ve acquired your major jewels, you can gradually fill in the blanks with other fun pieces that aren’t so striking.

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Nikos Koulis White Diamond, Black Diamond and Rhodium Ring

Nikos Koulis White Diamond, Black Diamond and Rhodium Ring: Hand It Over

Now this is hot. From multi-finger pieces to minis worn by the dozen, it seems our ring game has really elevated this year. In fact, I wouldn’t even call this a ring – it’s a hand jewel. The three-finger accessory comes from Greek designer Nikos Koulis, a man known to tackle fine jewelry with a touch of shockingly elegant whimsy (Bejeweled pineapples? Why not?!).

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Top 5 Party Rings

Top 5 Party Rings: Cocktail Mix

It’s that time of year again – party season! Get those cocktail rings out and on display. This is not the time to be shy. The bigger and brighter, the better! From chains to fringe, here are the jewels I can’t wait to show off…

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Atelier Swarovski by Maison Martin Margiela

Atelier Swarovski by Maison Martin Margiela: Crystalactite Collection

Most jewelers try to design something original using the same old techniques they have always worked with, but Atelier Swarovski and Maison Martin Margiela know that to be truly innovative, you have to break the mold.

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