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Jewelry Trends

  • All that Glitters IS Gold

    We’ve commented many times over the years that gold never really goes out of style. These last few months were no exception. Check out some of this fine craftsmanship…and remember, if there’s a piece you like, we can re-create it with your personality in mind!

    Blake Lively (below) wore Gucci’s 18-karat yellow and pink gold “Bamboo” bracelets to the Gucci women’s spring/summer 2014 ready-to-wear fashion show in Milan, Italy.

    Kate Hudson attended the IHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas wearing an 18-karat yellow gold-plated and onyx bracelet ($695) by W. Britt.

    Chandra Wilson of Grey’s Anatomy donned Supreme Jewelry’s 18-karat white gold and diamond ring for CoachArt’s ninth annual Gala of Champions in Beverly Hills, Calif.
    CW      CW1

    Anne Hathaway accessorized with Dana Rebecca Designs’ “Melissa Louise” 14-karat gold and pink sapphire bangle ($3,630) at Elyse Walker’s 2013 Pink Party in Los Angeles.

    Eva Amurri Martino of New Girl wore Van Cleef & Arpel’s 18-karat white gold, diamond and pink and mauve sapphire earrings to the jewelry house’s international exhibition, “A Quest for Beauty: The Art of Van Cleef & Arpels,” at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, Calif.
    EAM           EAM1

    Ashlee Simpson donned Wendy Yue’s 18-karat white gold ring with coral, brown and black diamonds, pink, white and blue sapphires and rubies for the GQ Men of the Year party in Los Angeles.
    AS     AS1


    Check out more golden delights at 10x.

  • Bling for your Eyeballs?

    “It’s going to be a conversation maker,” says Lucy Luckayanko. “I will be able to tell people. It will be unique. It will be sort of my unique factor.

    Eye jewelry may not be for everyone, but this isn’t the first time it’s been done either. The procedure has been done hundreds of times in Europe and in Los Angeles, but never before in New York City. Until now.

    Lucy is getting a new procedure at Park Avenue Laser Vision to implant a small platinum heart into her eye. It’s called Safesight jewelry.

    “To me this is just another way to advance the science of ophthalmology,” says Dr. Emil Chynn, the medical director of Park Avenue Laser Vision.

    The procedure costs about $3,000. And though it may sound scary, Dr. Chynn says he believes it’s actually pretty safe.

    What about you? Is jewelry implanted into your eye going a bit too far or just a cool, new trend?

    Source: Fox News
    Note small platinum heart in the white section of her eye.
  • Floral Jewelry Continue to Decorate the Body and Spirit

    What is it about floral headbands that makes you want to skip through daisies and sing “songs or yore? Whatever it is, jewelry made of flowers have been around a long time, with no signs of withering in the future.

    Chiara de Blasio, daughter of newly elected NYC mayor Bill De Blasio.


    Diana Agron at Ripple of Hope Gala in NYC.

    Kesha in Las Vegas.

    Anna Sui Spring 2014



  • Reimagined Tennis Bracelets, the 80’s and Beyond by Alexis Bittar

    Alexis Bittar brings his club history with him when he designs jewelry, reckoning back to a Depeche Mode 80’s era but with a more delicate (and creatively bold) touch.

    Currently, Boston is the only one of his ten stores to stock the Fine collection ($295—$16,000), complete with dainty settings (tennis bracelets abound) and precious stones. We [Racked] took a moment to chat with Bittar about taxidermy (a signature element of his stores), the case of antiques for sale which he curated himself, and 1980s club scene influences.

    Is the former 80s club kid in you represented in your now very elegant designs?

    I was going to clubs at 13, and I think it was pre-MTV, there were no videos, no online. There was a real excitement to dress up. People would literally be shocked. At an early age I appreciated the impact of fashion and individuality, and I try to drive that sense of individuality into the pieces now. Middle of the road is kind of like why do it? I still try to be sellable but there’s a life force you want to drive through it.






  • Double the Fun Rings

    When I saw the ring below at 10x, it got me thinking of double rings and the endless creative possibilities they offer.

    If a double ring is calling your name, contact us and we’ll custom design one specifically for you, times two!


    (Michael John Jewelry features a diamond polar bear jumping between two opal icebergs.)


    Here are a few more to delight the imagination:




  • Give your Ears a Hug with Huggie Earrings

    Huggie earrings have been spotted on the red carpet and beyond this Fall, and for good reason. They’re comfortable, cute and eye-catching. Take a look:

    [Above] Jennifer Morrison of the TV series Once Upon A Time donned Michael M.’s diamond earrings to the premiere of Felony at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 10.
    Some other examples:

    If any of these earrings pique your fancy, let us custom design a pair especially made to your ears just right!

  • Stars and their Glittering Grills

    Regardless of what you think about them, grills (or teeth bling) are all the rage and have been for several years, burgeoning from the wellspring of hiphop music. Here are a few celebrities sporting the look. Does it work for you?



    Madonna, with boyfriend Brahim Zaibat, displays a gold grill at the recent Menton Music Festival in France.


    Miley Cyrus wears a gold and diamond bottom grill at Los Angelese even in June. She says she carries several styles in her bag.


    Singer Lana Del Rey keeps it low-key with a single gold upper cap.


    Grill pioneer Nelly recorded the 2005 anthem “Grillz.”

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  • Mixing and Matching this Fall 3013

    A Stella & Dot spokeswoman reviews the simple (and inexpensive) ways to mix and match metals this Fall (with an interesting “transformer” necklace!).


  • Ear Cuffs – Gotta Haves or Have Nots?

    Joan Rivers, one of the E Network’s “Fashion Police” has officially declared ear cuffs as a “gotta have” for the summer. And why wouldn’t they be? Not only have they been seen on the likes of Rhianna, Michelle Williams, Emma Watson and Miley Cyrus, but they don’t require piercing, so anyone can give them a try. Jewelers like Roberto Cavalli, Repossi, and Annelise Michelson have been jumping on the bandwagon as well.