Category Archives: Designers

Guy Laroche Jewelry: A Labor Day Style Staple

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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!

Designer Jewelry Dazzlers: Chrysalis Jewelry

Whether you’re scrambling for a last minute graduation gift or looking to update your arm party essentials Chrysalis Jewelry is where it’s at! Designed to bring balance, focus and good luck, these stackable bangle expressions feature unique charms with gems and talismans. Crafted to provide you with the perfect fit with its unique mechanism, these bubbly bangles are just as covetable as they are collectable with their three curated jewelry stories: Good Fortune, Life and Oceania. Chrysalis_blog_20150516_a_

Good Fortune Collection

Featuring 12 different bangles-each for a different zodiac sign, the Gold Fortune collection presents a colorful array of Swarovski crystal available in either rhodium or 14K gold plate. Each birthstone-inspired charm is inscribed with words of positive affirmation to protect you and bring a ‘lil luck into your everyday. Chrysalis_blog_20150516_b_

Life Collection

Styles with ornately crafted charms, the Life Collection is designed to attract positivity and good energy into your life. Each talisman has a special meaning with symbols like a dragonfly, connecting you to the earth or a lotus flower, to bring out the romance – nonetheless, the possibilities are endless. These bangles also come in 14K gold or rhodium plate. Chrysalis_blog_20150516_c_

Oceania Collection

Any water babies out there? Then this may be the collection for you! Like our lives, the ocean is a vault brimming with stories and life. Created with motifs of seaside landscapes and nautical compasses, the Oceania Collection keeps your stories and childhood memories close your heart and alive as ever! Click HERE to start your Chrysalis Collection

She puts the big in bauble and the glam in gaudy, jewelry maven Iris Apfel can add film to her endless resume. Released this past Thursday, Albert Maysles’s new fashion documentary, IRIS surveys the life of this iconic nonagenarian and her eccentric style. Iris, whose been our jewelry icon ever since we could say the word bauble, has had several design collaborations and even released her own jewelry collection for HSN. All about Iris? Take a gander at our statement-worthy selection of some Iris-inspired styles!

Winter is coming! Actually, it’s already here, and if you’re a Game of Thrones (GOT) fan, we know you’d gladly give up those winter-fun activities so that spring would arrive a little faster. This year spring brings good news – GOT season five! For those of you currently in GOT withdraw, check out our Sajen designer jewelry collection, for contemporary designs similar to those worn by some of our favorite leading ladies – Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, Margaery Tyrell, and Sansa Stark.

CLICK HERE to get the GOT look for less with Sajen jewelry!

Get the Downton Abbey Look For Less with Van Kempen Jewelry!

We know every Downton Abbey fan (or should we say addict?) was glued to their couch with champagne in hand celebrating the Season 5 premiere on the telly. Who doesn’t like a British period drama with gorgeous outfits and jewelry? Talk about some major #jewelenvy!

If you’ve been pining for a piece of jewelry worn by the Crowley women, today’s your lucky day. Take a look at our Downton photos below, and get the look for less with Jewelry.com’s vintage-inspired designer jewelry collection, Van Kempen.

1) Lady Mary – Isn’t Lady Mary’s Choker just stunning? It’s the perfect mix of class and edge. Get the look for less with Van Kempen’s Art Deco Necklace in Sterling Silver.

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2) Lady Edith – We love how Lady Edith’s necklace is simple yet elegant, making it easy to match with any outfit. Get the look for less with Van Kempen’s Art Deco Necklace with Swarovski Crystal in Sterling Silver.

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3) Cora Crowley, Countess of GranthamDrop earrings are always a great jewelry choice, and the Countess of Grantham’s frame her face so nicely, adding a tasteful touch to her high-collared shirt. Get the look for less with Van Kempen’s Art Nouveau Pearl Flower Earrings in Sterling Silver.

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4) Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham – The Dowager Countess of Grantham is one classy lady, and can pull off accessorizing at the neckline with a gorgeous brooch. Get the look for less with Van Kempen’s Art Deco Pearl Brooch in Sterling Silver.

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5) Isobel Crawley – Isobel Crawley looks lovely in a pair of dangly black earrings, a must in every woman’s jewelry box. Get the look for less with Van Kempen’s Art Nouveau Enamel Drop Earrings in Sterling Silver.

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Happy shopping and happy watching!

 

 

Celebrate December: Turquoise From Designer Carolyn Pollack

There are several birthstones associated with the month of December, and among them is beautiful turquoise. Turquoise is believed to provide protection from negativity and help the wearer live a happier life (we’re in!).

Pining for your own piece of turquoise? Check out our designer boutique Carolyn Pollack. Carolyn Pollack offers a number of gorgeous turquoise pieces, all crafted in sterling silver.

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More About Carolyn Pollack

Carolyn’s jewelry is inspired by the creativity and confidence of today’s woman.

Carolyn’s designs are all sculpturally unique and feature unexpected color combinations.

– All jewelry is made with natural gemstones.

– All jewelry is made in the U.S.A.

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Check out the entire Carolyn Pollack collection here!

 

 

 

Clean-lined, contemporary and stylish Guy Laroche is a fashion legend in his own right and the brand has now taken to designing a jewelry line.  From his early days working for Jean Desses, Laroche’s luxe  ultra modern aesthetic had always been present. Known for his virbant colors such as orange, coral and topaz the humble, low key designer was one of the first and few of the Parisian designers to introduce separates. Likewise, the brand’s jewelry line features easy-to-pair pieces in slick, monochromatic coloring and unique use of black ceramic with Swarovski crystal for an edge for a contemporary glamor for the every day.

Perk Up Your Fall/Winter Woe-drobe

Winter is well on its way, and if those cozy scarf, boot and sweater combos you’ve been rocking since September feel a little basic, well then we’ve got some jewelry-infused styling options for you! Perk up your work-to-weekend wardrobe with our short, sweet and chic style guide of jewelry classics guaranteed to update your everyday look.

1. Thoroughly Modernista

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If monochromes and neutrals are your fail-safe de rigueur, then try this winning combination (see above). Mix up your black-and-white basics with a matching necklace to add an edge of graphic intrigue – but without looking like a mangled Picasso. To soften up the severity of this graphic tableau, add a richly colored ring or bracelet and try pairing this with a matching bag or set of heels. In these cold weather months, sleek elegantly-draped vests or coats add polish to your look and make this as an evening appropriate option for any dressy afterwork occasions. Simply mad about the drops and necklace? Look no further than Zoccai 925. Handcrafted and streamlined in design, this Italian jewelry aficionado is renowned for their bold gemstones and flawless craftsmanship packed with a flirty/feminine intrigue. 

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Jet Quartz Mesh Link Necklace http://j-com.us/zoccai925necklace

Amethyst Drop Earrings http://j-com.us/zoccai925drops

2. Jewel-Toned Jezebel

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Got color? Donning yourself in dark tones can get depressing which is why jewel tones, like a deep dark teal or lush bordeaux, are an easy way to amp up your ensembles. Splash a bit of mocha into this mix with a boot or bag for a perfectly balanced finish. But don’t leave your house without some sparklers or a bangle for the complete look. Pastel and soft neutral-toned jewelry break up this saturated color scheme and are a sleek way to draw attention to your neckline. Love the bangles and drops? So do we! Cristina Sabatini is the name to take note of in this jewel-toned mix, known for her globe-trotting glamour and boldly colored aesthetic.

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Cristina Sabatini Khaki Flourish Bangle Bracelet http://j-com.us/sabatinikhakibangle

Cristina Sabatini Peach Flourish Bangle Bracelet http://j-com.us/sabatinipeachbangle

Cristina Sabatini Energy Star Earrings http://j-com.us/sabatiniearrings

3. Vintage Diva

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Channel a bit of Old Hollywood glamor with this ultra sophisticated silhouette. Start off with a crisp pair of dark denim jeans. A skinny or body-skimming pair is great if you choose to wear a bulky fur or faux fur jacket or vest. Next, dressy flats keep your look casual while maintaining polish. A silky soft white, neutral or pastel top or even a sleek tee keep your look modern. A brooch and a pair of earrings or a cocktail ring are just as imperative as is the fur. Crystalline gems with pearls in white gold or sterling silver, like the set above, are a faultlessly elegant option to perfecting your inner Audrey. For vintage inspired that is always on point, we love Van Kempen (featured above) for its timeless craftsmanship and decorous design. 

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Art Deco Pearl Drop Earrings in Sterling Silver http://j-com.us/vkdropsblog

Art Nouveau Pearl Flower Brooch http://j-com.us/vkbroochblog  

An Ode to Oscar: Fashion Legend, Jewelry Connoisseur

“A woman makes an outfit her own with accessories” – Oscar de la Renta

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Monday evening the fashion legend and cultural icon Oscar de la Renta passed away at the age of 82 due to complications of cancer which he had been fighting for the past eight years. Resilient, innovative and unabashedly elegant, Mr. de la Renta helped reclaim and redefine the glamor and allure of American fashion. Revered as the man who dressed everyone from the “ladies who lunch” to political icons and celebrities like Nancy Reagan and most recently Amal Alamuddin, de la Renta had a zest for life and a penchant for people.

From his early beginnings working with the famed Cristobal Balenciaga to his last S/S 2015 show featuring his ravishingly regal gowns, Mr. de la Renta was one of the few designers who celebrated the splendor of jewelry – in almost all of his shows. In honor of Mr. de la Renta, below is a chronological style guide decoding some of the designer’s masterfully bejeweled creations throughout his career.

Beginning with his ladylike and cosmopolitan silhouettes for Elizabeth Arden in the early 1960s, the designer love styling his models with shimmering shoulder dusters and baubled brooches.

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Even when receiving the Coty Award in 1973, the Mr. de la Renta kept his clean-lined, Mod style playful with enameled bangles and half hoops curled under Russian-style fur hats.

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A true American designer, Mr. de la Renta also licensed his name out to Vogue patterns to spread the wealth and beauty of his designs. No look was complete however, without colorful set of drops or streams of pearls. OscarDeLaRenta_blog_20141021_h

From baubled drops to all-black bibs, jewelry played an essential part in professing new proportions to his silhouettes and defining an air of splendor and sophistication.

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While his gowns could fill up gallery spaces, jewelry was often used to enhance color and graphic intrigue to his awe-inspiring designs.

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From Jean Paul Gaultier presenting his final RTW show ever to Lanvin’s 125 year anniversary, Paris fashion week is abuzz with some noteworthy fashion news. As the curtains draw to a close this Tuesday, September 30th we’re here to bring you a chic lil’ slideshow of the latest and greatest jaw-dropping jewels from fashion’s most viral event. Check out their breathtaking bib necks, their new take on pearls and more. Weigh in with your faves!