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Trend Alert: Turquoise Jewelry

The recent resurgence of an obsession with Old Pawn turquoise has caused a wild scramble to pick up cuffs, necklaces and earrings in shiny sterling silver. Rather than grabbing some cheap knockoffs that’ll wear and tear in a few months…


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.

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.


Bottega Veneta Multi-Dimension Jewels: Cage Match

Without departing too much from the classic Bottega Veneta style, Tomas Maier always seems to push the design boundaries just far enough, which is ironic considering how these jewels cage you in! The sterling silver ring ($620) wraps around your finger like a chic sheet of armor, blackened from years of heavy battle. The shape … Continue reading “Bottega Veneta Multi-Dimension Jewels: Cage Match”


Monica Vinader Fiji Diamond Pave Bracelet: Striking a Chord

Valentine’s Day always creeps up quickly on you. Who’s your date? Where will you go? What will you wear? It can be a lot to plan, but Monica Vinader has the last bit covered with a new diamond Fiji bracelet launched for the holiday! Each Fiji friendship bracelet comes with a symbolically colored cord. In … Continue reading “Monica Vinader Fiji Diamond Pave Bracelet: Striking a Chord”


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”


Caroline Ballou Sterling Silver Necklace: Heart of Stone

Iced-out or ice-cubes? Or something else entirely? Caroline Ballou has carved sterling silver into icy cobblestone-like discs, for a high-volume dimensionality that makes these look like so much more than are. In certain lights, her silver has the effect of glimmering crystals. The metal has been smoothed to a svelte finish, while the edges catch … Continue reading “Caroline Ballou Sterling Silver Necklace: Heart of Stone”


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”


Tiffany’s Engraved Jewels: Say It with Tiffany’s

The gift of jewelry is personal as it is, but a piece that’s been engraved just for you? That’s another level, one that’s meant to be cherished for a lifetime. Nobody knows this better than Tiffany & Co. Order one of their engraved designs by 12noon on February 13th, and a customized gift will be … Continue reading “Tiffany’s Engraved Jewels: Say It with Tiffany’s”