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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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Irene Neuwirth Diamond Layered Pear-Shaped Earrings: Hoop Dreams

Hoops have that everlasting appeal that pairs with everything. Matte white gold sets off the inner layers of pave diamond hoops for a dazzling display that is simultaneously subdued and suited for daily wear. The hoops within hoops conjures up images of endlessness and that is exactly what these are, earrings for all eternity yet … Continue reading “Irene Neuwirth Diamond Layered Pear-Shaped Earrings: Hoop Dreams”

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Wears Norman Silverman: Rocks of Ages

Catherine Zeta-Jones is not a star to be forgotten! And her choice of jewels is rock-hard proof. Strutting out of her home in NYC on June 14th, en route to promote her new flick, Rock of Ages, she looked every part the old-Hollywood pro. Wearing an easy, cowl-necked dress, a pair of cat-eye shades, and … Continue reading “Catherine Zeta-Jones Wears Norman Silverman: Rocks of Ages”

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Bochic Diamond and Mammoth-Ivory Birdcage Earrings: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Jewelery designers David Joseph and Miriam Salt have just earned themselves the title of “jewel masters.” Their pair of one-of-a-kind birdcage earrings is most impressive thing I’ve seen in a long time. And probably will be for awhile -this bedazzling accomplishment is pretty hard to beat. Oxidized 18-karat white-gold cages, set with icy-rose and single-cut … Continue reading “Bochic Diamond and Mammoth-Ivory Birdcage Earrings: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”

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Stone Vicious 18-Karat White and Blackened Gold Diamond Ring: A Leap in the Dark

This ring is so sick, I could die. You don’t want to do black diamonds dainty – they’ve got to be hardcore and rock ‘n’ roll all the way. Stone’s appropriately named Vicious ring proves that doesn’t mean you have to eliminate delicacy altogether. With Gothic-inspired detailing, they do black diamonds justice – and make … Continue reading “Stone Vicious 18-Karat White and Blackened Gold Diamond Ring: A Leap in the Dark”

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Roberto Marroni White-Oxidized Gold, Diamond, and Topaz Ring: A Match Made in Heaven

There are jewels you hope others will get for you (hint, hint!) and there are those you would consider as fine gifts to yourself. Because you’re worth it! While I wouldn’t mind finding a tiny box containing this under the tree in a couple weeks, there is something about this ring that makes it a … Continue reading “Roberto Marroni White-Oxidized Gold, Diamond, and Topaz Ring: A Match Made in Heaven”

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Deborah Pagani: Get Your Rocks Off

What would Greta Garbo had worn if she was a cutting-edge rock star? Deborah Pagani. The Manhattan-based jewelry designer, known for her serious eclecticism, has created a new collection that evokes glamour and rock simultaneously. Her Art Deco-inspired jewelry debuted at Barneys New York in NYC and Beverly Hills on April 18, primarily offering her … Continue reading “Deborah Pagani: Get Your Rocks Off”

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Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels

One of the most buzzed about events to take place during New York Fashion Week was the opening of “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (2 East 91st St., NYC). No surprise there…I mean who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon looking at some serious … Continue reading “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels”

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Cartier Panther Outline Cocktail Ring

Designed for the animal lover in all of us, Cartier’s brand new 18-karat white gold and diamond Panther Outline cocktail ring packs a lot of punch on a relatively demure diameter. The emerald eyes are a beautiful accent to an otherwise subtle face (if your definition of subtle is diamonds!) while the iconic panther motif … Continue reading “Cartier Panther Outline Cocktail Ring”

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