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Derby Day Drinks and Diamonds!

Derby Day Drinks and Diamonds!

Jewelry designer Julia Hagen pairs cocktail rings and cocktails for Derby Day! Read about her picks here…

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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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Best Grammy Awards Jewels: Rock Stars

Okay, so Carrie Underwood wore a $31 million Johnathon Arndt necklace (is it me or do the prices go up every award show?? Soon celebs will just be carrying around giant diamonds). It’s a pretty big deal. But I’ll tell you what’s not a big deal – her entire stodgy look. Packing on carats doesn’t … Continue reading “Best Grammy Awards Jewels: Rock Stars”

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Top 5 Mismatched Earrings: Unlikely Pairings

Asymmetrical earrings normally feel like a funky ‘80s throwback, but these mismatched duos are contemporary chic! No long chain and stud contrast – these jewels have subtler differences (there’s a harmony in the contrasts). Just enough of a change from ear to ear to catch people’s attention. I mean, you have 2 different ears, why … Continue reading “Top 5 Mismatched Earrings: Unlikely Pairings”

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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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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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Van Cleef & Arpels Bals de Légende: What Legends Are Made Of

Jewels have the potential to transcend time and place, to distort our own less sparkling realities into something more romantic and enable us to fantasize. No jewelry house seems to understand this like Van Cleef & Arpels. Their recent collection, Bals de Legende, is inspired by the greatest parties in history and spans references from … Continue reading “Van Cleef & Arpels Bals de Légende: What Legends Are Made Of”

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Kate Spade Royal Bazaar Collection: A Precious Collaboration

The appreciation for beautiful adornments is universal. I was informed of Kate Spade’s new Royal Bazaar collection not by anyone in the jewelry biz, but by a Bag Snob fan who also loves her jewels, and works for the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. Kate Spade and Turquoise Mountain, a great organization reestablishing the arts and … Continue reading “Kate Spade Royal Bazaar Collection: A Precious Collaboration”

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Daisy Knights Double Moon Ring

Whether it’s a giant cocktail ring or a solitaire stone, I like to keep my rings unique and full of character. Rings are my staple, some people love their bracelets or earrings, but for me, the ring is my key piece of jewel. Although subtle, these double moons are intriguing and speaks to my fascination … Continue reading “Daisy Knights Double Moon Ring”

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