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Rose Gold

Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime: Steal His Watch

I have been wearing men’s watches for years and although this Breitling is way more masculine than any of the ones I have, I can get it for my husband and borrow it when the mood strikes. Perfect compromise, right? Breitling does make the ultimate men’s watches. Crafted for pilots and divers, these Swiss-made beauties are … Continue reading “Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime: Steal His Watch”

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Top 5 Snake Jewels: Snake Charmer

If you have a stressful job, one that has you lying with snakes, this is a sure way to fend them off! I have found that jewelry is very therapeutic. What you wear can be empowering, and there is definitely some mystical energy that emanates from precious stones (please don’t try to debunk my theory … Continue reading “Top 5 Snake Jewels: Snake Charmer”

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Maiyet Diamond Owl Cuff: A Diamond Menagerie

Maiyet continues to amaze and excite but this time it’s with another type of arm candy – a twisting, intricate and gorgeous diamond bracelet. Designed exclusively for Barneys New York, this 18k rose gold stunner has 19 carats of rose cut champagne diamonds in a multitude of sizes for the ultimate dazzling light show. It … Continue reading “Maiyet Diamond Owl Cuff: A Diamond Menagerie”

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Diane Kordas Loop 18-Karat Rose Gold Diamond Ring: Get Thrown For a Loop

All diamond rings are not created equal. Or for that matter, alike. While princess- and emerald-cut rocks, as beautiful as they are, can run a dime a dozen, a piece of this level of creativity is a must. With an otherworldly abstraction of diamonds, Diane Kordas’ spiraling ring is something of an enigma. Actually, with … Continue reading “Diane Kordas Loop 18-Karat Rose Gold Diamond Ring: Get Thrown For a Loop”

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Royal Asscher, Stars of Africa Pendant Necklace: A World of Diamonds

I’m simplifying my accessories by wearing pendants and putting away the twisting and dangling multi-media necklaces. But that doesn’t mean jewels shouldn’t always shine. This orb made of a 2.4 carat diamond is stellar in every nuance of the word. Orbited by a ring of pave diamonds set in rose gold and connected to a … Continue reading “Royal Asscher, Stars of Africa Pendant Necklace: A World of Diamonds”

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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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Laurent Gandini Earrings: The New Victorians

Like looking into a perfectly crafted kaleidoscope, these earrings are delicate, intricate and mesmerizingly beautiful. Laurent Gandini found a muse in pieces of Venetian lace and traditional embroideries, and brought the look to life with these concisely cut pieces. They have a sizable drop, which I’m not usually a huge fan of, but the ultimate … Continue reading “Laurent Gandini Earrings: The New Victorians”

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Diane Kordas Negative-Space Rings: On a Positive Note

It has been awhile since I’ve seen anything this fantastic in jewel design. London-based designer Diane Kordas believes your jewels should be at once “casual and classic” and most importantly, “timeless.” Check to all of the above! Her negative-space rings have the cool factor and the family-heirloom element in equal doses – just what I … Continue reading “Diane Kordas Negative-Space Rings: On a Positive Note”

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Top 5 Valentine’s Day Baubles: It’s True Love

Jewelry is a pretty serious Valentine’s gift – it makes a strong statement. So if you are semi-single and find yourself receiving a piece of sparkle this year, you’d better be ready to walk down the aisle soon! Whether it’s from a secret admirer or a long-time hubby, nothing is more sentimental than jewelry, but … Continue reading “Top 5 Valentine’s Day Baubles: It’s True Love”

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