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Rosantica Giovanna Oxidized Gold-Tone Beaded Body Chain

Rosantica Giovanna Oxidized Gold-Tone Beaded Body Chain: Chain of Events

We often think of jewels as accessories, pieces to put on after our outfit is, for the most part, already planned out. This oxidized gold-tone Rosantica body chain, however, is no mere accessory. The bronze, silver, and black beaded topper is what you plan a look around.

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Warrior Princess Jewels: The Good Fight

While summer jewelry is light and airy, fall brings heavy, mixed metals the likes of which you’d see decorating only the greatest of warriors. What better to forge a fighter princess cuff in than gunmetal? The fearsome Halaby Daniel bracelet (on Luisa via Roma for $535) can wield serious authority on the fashion front. Maybe … Continue reading “Warrior Princess Jewels: The Good Fight”

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Delfina Dellettrez Skeleton Bracelet: A Helping Hand

Is it Halloween already? It’s no secret that Delfina Dellettrez has an unusually gothic sense of style (she draws inspiration from famed 16th century anatomist Andreas van Vessel), but this is just creepy. The Terminator exoskeleton look is not for everyone. While I think we can all agree that bony hands aren’t sexy, you’re sure … Continue reading “Delfina Dellettrez Skeleton Bracelet: A Helping Hand”

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Enchanted Atelier Angelique Headpiece: Love is in the Hair

There’s something about a goddess-style headpiece that just gives a girl an aura of calmness and authority. It’s a little formal but also a little boho, and just plain feminine. Enchanted Atelier’s Angelique checks all of these boxes as the perfect spring statement piece. Three pearl and crystal-accented chains connect floral clips at the sides … Continue reading “Enchanted Atelier Angelique Headpiece: Love is in the Hair”

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Crucifix and Rosary-Inspired Necklaces: Cross Your Heart

Okay, I’m not Catholic – far from it – but I’m especially fascinated with the conclave going on. Between that real-life drama and my obsession with silver screen’s The Borgias, it seems like a list of crucifix and rosary-inspired necklaces was almost pre-ordained. So here are the pieces that the clergy from back in the … Continue reading “Crucifix and Rosary-Inspired Necklaces: Cross Your Heart”

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Best Brass Jewels: Breast-Plated

There’s a sense of old world glam with large brass jewels. They’re the kind of pieces that graced the necks and arms of Ancient Egyptian royalty who sought to show off their wealth and power. Reminiscent of armor (just not as backbreakingly heavy!) like the kind Joan of Arc would have worn, these statement cuffs … Continue reading “Best Brass Jewels: Breast-Plated”

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Lynn Ban Silver & Enamel Smoking Lips Lariat Necklace: Bad Habit, Good Jewelry

I neither like nor want to promote smoking, but you have to love this lariat necklace (at Barneys New York for $750) full of attitude! This kind of strong character (even if it is a flawed one) is what makes jewelry so fun! You can get downright silly sometimes, and still maintain your chic style. … Continue reading “Lynn Ban Silver & Enamel Smoking Lips Lariat Necklace: Bad Habit, Good Jewelry”

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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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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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