Posts Tagged ‘jewelry’

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

February 3, 2009

I am not getting jewelry for Valentine’s Day- I already received a beautiful ring for Christmas and my V-day gift is coming in March with a trip back to Chicago… BUT- many of your boy friends/ husbands/ etc. are probably still looking for jewelry/gifts for you girls– so why don’t you drop him a hint? There is nothing better than a unique piece- one that you won’t see 12 times a day when you walk down Fifth Avenue (cough cough… Tiffanys… cough cough)… so…

Go Euro… Astley Clarke is a great jewelry store from the UK that offers a wide range of gems, diamonds, and styles. Here are some great picks from their site:

 

Monica Vinader- Smokey Quartz Earrings

Monica Vinader- Smokey Quartz Earrings

Yummi Glass- Happy Heart Glass Pendant in Raspberry Pink

Yummi Glass- Happy Heart Glass Pendant in Raspberry Pink

 

 

 

Diamond flower ring with white, black and cognac diamonds in 18ct gold

Diamond flower ring with white, black and cognac diamonds in 18ct gold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduated Swavorski Pearl Necklace

Graduated Swavorski Pearl Necklace

Eurostyle IILily Gardner is a designer I found in Covent Garden, London. I have a piece from her Teatro Lace collection that I absolutely adore and I recieve compliments almost every time I wear it. Try one of these beautiful pieces if you really want a show stopping accessory:

 

Swavorski Crystal Pearl Bow Necklace

Swavorski Crystal Pearl Bow Necklace

 

 

 

 

Lily Gardner Lace Heart on Beads

Lily Gardner Lace Heart on Beads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently discovered the F.N.U.E. (From Now Until Eternity) Jewelry Collection, which would make the perfect gift and a stunning accessory to an outfit for any occasion. The collection is entirely handcrafted and made with 14k gold, 18k gold vermeil, or sterling silver, and includes necklaces, chokers, pendants, bracelets, bangles, cuffs, rings, and earrings (several pieces also feature precious gemstones). The pieces range in price from $45 to $1500.

Designer Halley Barney’s sophisticated collection is divided into five distinct series; the “He Loves Me” Series, the “He Loves Me II” Series, “The Garden”  Series, the “Heart to Heart” Series, and the “Pieces of the Heart” Series.” Each series has its own distinct flair while still embodying the theme of the collection, “Jewelry from the heart, for the heart.” These are a few of my favorite pieces:

Garden Series- Sterling Silver Flower Ring

Garden Series- Sterling Silver Flower Ring

 

“Cross my Heart” Duo Small Hearts Necklace

“Cross my Heart” Duo Small Hearts Necklace

“Cross my Heart” 18 K Gold Pendant

“Cross my Heart” 18 K Gold Pendant

“Pieces of the Heart” Sterling Silver Pendants

“Pieces of the Heart” Sterling Silver Pendants

"He Loves Me II" Daisy Stack Ring

"He Loves Me II" Daisy Stack Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Luxury Lust List is Never Ending!

December 7, 2007

So I thought of a few other things for Santa to bring to fashion hungry girls… besides the Christian Louboutin “Jaws” pumps featured on my “About” page.

Wish for… New Jeans

Luxury Lust: Seven for All Mankind Cross Stitch Crystal A-Pocket Stretch Jeans7 For All Mankind® Cross Stitch Crystal A-Pocket Stretch Jeans (Caribbean with Blue)

Price Tag: $227

Why They are Lust-Worthy: Simply put, the A-Pocket looks good whether or not you have a butt. While I would prefer that the material was not stretch (as I have unfortunately learned to equate “stretch” with becoming stretched out no matter how much you are paying) the A-Pocket was my first pair of designer denim and it has remained my favorite. I just wish the price of this style was the same that I paid back then!

Wish for….Jewels & BaublesLori Bonn Double Shank Rectangular Cocktail Ring

Luxury Lust:Lori Bonn Double Shank Rectanglular Cocktail Ring

Price Tag: $178

Why it’s Lust-Worthy: This semi-precious platinum quartz ring could compliment virtually any winter color combination that you choose to wear with it, besides brown. The modern design and double band make it an eye-catcher that doesn’t look like some of the cheaper imitation cocktail rings that have been around lately.

Purple

Reality Wish: Kenneth Jay Lane  Flower Pearl Ring

Price Tag: $98.00

Reasoning: This ring is different and combines gold metal trim, purple enamel and finishes with a pearl center in case it didn’t already catch your attention. Downside- the ring is adjustable… and I think $98 is too much to pay for an adjustable ring. 

Betsey Johnson Metals Collection Three Strand Bracelet

 Luxury Lust: Betsey Johnson Metals Collection Three Strand Bracelet

Price Tag: $200

 Why it’s Lust-Worthy: I was recently in Nordstrom and this bracelet caught my eye all the way over from the shoe section. Someone finally got smart and decided to compete with the eclectic jewelery fashions that Juicy Couture has been banking on for the last two years. Betsey Johnson’s new line of jewelry can be too loud for some, but this bracelet can make an outfit with it’s crystal and glass discs accented in gold.

 

Reality Wish: Alexis Bittar Faceted BangleAlexis Bittar Faceted Bangle

Price Tag: $85.00/each, sold in Gold, Silver and Gunmetal

Reasoning: While it would be nice to stack a few of these delicate bangles, the price of buying three would have to qualify as a “Luxury Lust.” Luckily, they are beautiful and faceted so they will catch the light and would be just as memorable if worn alone.