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Jewelry Trendcaster: Brow-Raising Bling

Eyebrow Jewelry- Rodarte S/S 2015 RTW Backstage

Eyebrow Jewelry- Rodarte S/S 2015 RTW Backstage

If baubled-out bibs and decadent drop earrings don’t make enough of a show-stopping sparkle for you jewelry hounds, then take note of the hottest summer statement trend: eyebrow bling. From rainbow brows to Benefit’s Bling Brow Kit featuring Swarovski crystals, eyebrows are where it’s at. Since eyebrows are considered “the holders of expression”, runway makeup artist James Kaliardos says they should be celebrated as such.

Eyebrow Jewelry- Rodarte S/S 2015 RTW Backstage

Eyebrow Jewelry- Rodarte S/S 2015 RTW Backstage

In an age where hyper feminine, conventional beauty is out and anything edgy is in, it’s no wonder why this grunge-glam trend is making waves. American fashion designer RodarteLady Gaga and even Kylie Jenner, just to name some of Hollywood‘s finest, have been spotted blinging out their brows.

Bling Brow Kit

Bling Brow Kit

Think this is just another silly jewelry fad? Well, according to Kaliardos, expect to see this trend take to new heights with real-gold, gemstone accessories, and embroidered shapes. Shocked or already over it? Well, sit tight jewelry jezebels, because the only RBF you’ll have to work on this summer, is your Resting Brow Face.

All over it? Or…just…over it?


In honor of Jennifer Aniston‘s recent marriage to Justin Theroux, we’ve curated one of the brightest and blingyest jewelry retrospectives of everyone’s favorite girl next door. Glam out like a ’90s Rachel Greene or even relive the 2009 rom-com classic, He’s Just Not That Into You with these Aniston-approved, sleek and sophisticated sparklers! Love the look? Click each image for more.

Summer Jewelry & Style: A Few of Our Favorite Things

Early August feeling a little slow? Well, we’ve compiled a list of our top 5 faves to tack onto your summer bucket list!

1. Chrysalis Jewelry From business-chic to beach cover ups, breathe new life into your summer staples with Chrysalis Jewelry. Each collection is infused with enough positive energy guaranteeing  you good vibes throughout this sizzling season.


2. Cristina Sabatini Moneglia Ring Packed with enough classic summer coloring and icy sparkle to last you through eternity, we just can’t even with this cocktail ring. Deflect shade and swat away any competition at your next cocktail party with this piercingly bright power ring.


3. Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles Too balmy outside to be chomping away on your a.m. breakfast burrito? No worries, try yogurt breakfast pops, packed with enough protein and vitamins to make your local organic grocer green with envy.


4. Maya Blue – Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer With all of this season’s crazy nail colors, we’ve opted for a more true blue take on our favorite jewelry accessory. Dolce & Gabbana’s Maya Blue Nail Lacquer is just as sophisticated as it is statement worthy.


5. AMC’s Fear of the Walking Dead What better way to kickback from a sizzling day at the beach or an icy, air conditioned office building than with a zombie apocalypse? Written as a companion series to AMC’s The Walking DeadFear of the Walking Dead is a camp-meets-cringe-worthy tale through the early stages of the zombie outbreak set in Los Angeles.


Guy Laroche Jewelry: A Labor Day Style Staple


Brighten up your Labor Day whites with the ultra-modern edge of Guy Laroche jewelry. The ’60s Parisian couturier-turned-jewelry designer was celebrated for his sleek and sensual aesthetic. Structured lines and geometric shapes transform Laroche’s sparkling creations into stylish jewel-box staples.

Looking for the perfect statement accent to go with your LWD (Little White Dress)? Then try the Link Bracelet with Cubic Zirconia (above) or the Circle Drop Earrings with Cubic Zirconia. If you’re a white shorts and breezy top kinda gal, then the Bangle Bracelet with Cubic Zirconia or Circle Pendant with Cubic Zirconia(below) might be right up your alley. Either way, Guy Laroche jewelry gives your Labor Day look a little effortless glamor!

How to Wear Peridot – the Birthstone for August

Get pretty in peridot with this sparkling lil’ gem known commonly as August’s birthstone. Known to bring the wearer peace, protection and attract love this calming green sparkler is just as fashionable as it is timeless. Take a look at our top favorite ways to wear peridot.

1. Cute & Classic…Studs are the perfect way to highlight your eyes and add an extra sparkle to your day. The cool and calming coloring of these peridot sparklers are an easy way to complete your look on a sophisticated note.

2. Desk-to-Dinner Dazzler…Wrapped in orbs of white sapphires, this peridot pendant lends a cool note of color to your neckline. Peridot pendants count as an especially glamorous gift for an August birthday.

3. Sizzle in Stackables…Stackable rings are a summer jewelry essential. Worn stacked or separate, these sets are easy to mix-and-match and wear from day into the evening. This super cute stackable lends a pop of peridot sparkle and gives our favorite August birthstone, a more fashion-forward twist.

4. Blingy & Beachy Keene…Bead necklaces are a fun way to welcome a little color onto your neckline with a unique, artisanal allure. Great for a summer bbq but even snazzy enough for a winter solstice soiree, this peridot bead necklace adds a fun accent that’s sure to win complements.

5. Fashion Jewelry Favorite…For those of us looking for more pizzazz, peridot gets our green light for adding the right amount of glamor to any fashion jewelry collection. Looking to top off your Labor Day whites? A peridot necklace like this one below will add the right amount of drama and dazzle!

Legendary Jewerly Thief Doris Payne Strikes Again!

The 84-year-old jewelry thief extraordinaire, Doris Payne fooled us again with her latest steal, a $33,000 engagement ring at David Yurman in Charlotte, North Carolina. Payne has spanned a seasoned, sixty three year career stealing from famous jewelry houses and can count Switzerland, Greece and even Japan as some of her prime hotspots.


Born in 1930 in Slab Fork, West Virginia, Payne grew up poor and struggled as a working class mother. Payne’s first score was when she was a child swiping a watch from her local jeweler. Payne quickly worked her way stealing from upscale department stores, major jewelers like Tiffany & Co. and even stole a 10 1/2 ct diamond in Monte Carlo. Totally fascinated? Well, the legendary jewelry thief dubbed ‘Diamond Doris’ was even the subject of a documentary, The Life and Times of Doris Payne.  


This most recent report comes shortly after her October jail release from last year after stealing a $22,500 diamond encrusted ring at El Paseo Jewelers in Palm Desert, California.


4th of July Jewelry Favorites

Before you fire up the grill and put the flag cake in the oven, don’t forget to dazzle this Independence Day with a fabulous set of jewels. Stuck on what to wear? Check out our July 4th jewelry style guide to get you on the right track, and shop our July 4th 30% Off Sitewide Sale with coupon code JULY4, starting tomorrow 7/3/15 through 7/5/15 midnight PST. Limit one coupon code per order. If there is another coupon code in your cart, click ‘Proceed to Checkout’ and then ‘Remove’ before entering code JULY4.

1. Red, White & Pearls

Keep it simple with a set of red, white and blue colored pearls. For a minimalist twist on this iconic look, try the Americana Pearl Floater Necklace, a great way to punctuate your neckline without all the frill. We love wearing this with navy striped separates as well as bright white dresses.


Looking to wear your pride everywhere you can? Complete your jewelry set collection and your look with the Americana 5 Piece Pearl Set. This perfectly coordinated ensemble comes with a necklace, a bracelet and three pairs of studs in classic red, white and blue.



2. Lady in Red

Bold, ladylike and fun, red  jewelry is the perfect way to add some pizzazz and tip your hat to Uncle Sam. The Ruby & 1/4 ct Diamond Ring adds instant style and will definitely outshine everyone at your next BBQ. A dazzler this proud and sparkling, makes for the perfect addition to your jewelry collection and completes blue and white separates. For a bit more edge and less sparkle, the Links Red Six-Row Bracelet is an understated and ultra modern way to show your love for America.



3. Shine Bright, Shine White

Silver, white gold and all kinds of shimmer are the perfect way to whiten and brighten your look. Any bauble heads out there? Try our Graduated Bead Necklace. It’s slick, versatile and features graduated beads, giving it a contemporary twist. Just a simple girl looking for a little sparkle? The Line Necklace with Swarovski Zirconia, features a clean line of ice without all the antics.



4. True Blue Basics

Looking for a more classic way to show off your love for Uncle Sam? Try sleek blue and white accents like the two below. The Multi-Strand Grey Pearl Bracelet features three tiers of freshwater pearls in quiet dark blue coloring. This piece is great for both corporate and casual looks alike. Whether it’s adding a finishing touch to your dressy dinner attire, or acting as a blingy buffer to your white tee and dungarees, this piece adds class without the sass. Amp up your cocktail rings with a little American spirit in this elegant 9 mm Pearl Ring with Sapphires. Clean-lined and featuring a generously sized white freshwater pearl, this ring is flattering, feminine and easy-to-pair.



Still on the prowl for THE statement necklace of the season? The Tennis Necklace with Swarovski Zirconia takes 4th of July jewelry to the next level. Designed to dot your neckline with enough dazzle and keep you shining from sea to sea. Looking for just a bit of subtle glamor? The 1 3/4 ct Sapphire & 1/6 Diamond Earrings are a fun and frill-free way to add effortless sparkle to your every outfit.


Ruby Jewelry: 5 Fun Facts

July is right around the corner, jewelry hounds, and that means one thing and one thing only: rubies. In honor of this fiery lil’ gem, here are 5 fantastic facts to keep you up to speed on this month’s hottest sparkler.

1. Rubies are sapphires. Practically the only difference between rubies and sapphires is color. Both gemstones come from the corundum mineral. While rubies are red however, all other corundum color varieties are known as sapphires. Rubies_blog_20150626_a_

Snag those drops HERE

2. Rubies can be worn as engagement rings. Jessica Simpson’s engagement ring to Eric Johnson is a 5 ct vintage Tiffany & Co. ruby sparkler, in honor of her July birthday. Rubies_blog_20150626_b_

Indulge in that RING

3. The world’s largest ruby is owned by a Chinese jewelry company and weighs in at 8184g (40920 Carat) which is 5.11 by 5.43 by 5.70 inches. Rubies_blog_20150626_c_

 Add colorful sparkle with these FACE FRAMERS

4. The world’s most precious and finest rubies can be found in Myanmar, which is where the term “Burmese Ruby” originated. Rubies_blog_20150626_d_

Dazzle with that PENDANT

5. The world’s most expensive ruby was the “Hope Ruby” which weighs in at 32.08 carats and sold for $6.74 million. Rubies_blog_20150626_e_

Make a subtle statement with this JOURNEY PENDANT