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From the US Open-worthy shade-throwing tennis match between Miley and Nicki Minaj to the barely-there looks skimping down the Red Carpet, the 2015 VMAs were regretfully unforgettable. Jewelry however, seemed to be a beacon of icygolden light. Vanessa Hudgen’s nailed it with her Coachella-meets-Cinderella look, replete with a slinky power pendant, Cosco-sized hoops and bouncy diamond gilded bangles. For more jewelry deets, click on with our glammed-out photo gallery!

From the summer blockbuster, The Man from U.N.C.L.E to some of the boho-inspired bling sported during Paris Couture Fashion Week, ’60s jewelry is making a splash. But what would Mad Men-era sparklers be without tipping our hats to ’60-jewelry muse, Jackie Kennedy? Take a look at our top looks from our favorite First Lady and how you can get them for less! Love the look? Click each image for more.

From diamond drops to crystalline bibs the 2015 Golden Globes kicked off with a blast of icy white jewels trailblazing their way down the red carpet. Chandelier earrings and shoulder dusters made a fierce comeback while decadent diamond bib necklaces stole the scene. Wintry white and majestic metallic gowns ignited the red carpet with lush crimson dresses adding a sensual yet classic edge. Weigh in on your favorite looks and stay tuned for our Golden Globes 2015 sale. 

The Jewelry Insider

May 23, 2014

Trend alert!
Bib necklaces are a fun and classy jewelry trend to try out this spring and summer. Celebs are accessorizing their red carpet looks with these fashion-forward necklaces. So what exactly is a bib necklace? A bib necklace is a larger piece of jewelry, where a thick section of the necklace sits on the chest, mimicking a baby’s bib. These necklaces were common in 7th century Greek and Roman jewelry (so you know they’re stylish!), and have been used throughout the ages to accessorize evening gowns.
Kelly Osbourne, Heidi Klum, and Eva Mendes Wearing Bib Necklaces, Photo Credit: www.misskristurner.com
Here are some tips on how to wear a bib necklace.
       Bib necklaces are the perfect statement jewelry pieces. Allow them to be the main focus of your look by pairing them with solid colors.
       Bib necklaces look great worn overtop of your shirt. For instance: wear a button-up shirt with a bib necklace at the collar. Of course, the beauty of these necklaces is that they can be worn with a number of outfits (check out the celebs rockin’ their necklaces with dresses above!).
       Don’t pair your bib necklaces with too much additional jewelry. They should stand out by themselves!
Bib Necklace w/Button-Up Shirt, Photo Credit: www.realsimple.com

Take a look at a few pieces from our collection of lovely and affordable bib necklaces.

Beaded Mesh Bib Necklace in Sterling Silver and 14K Gold, $99
Chevron Design Bib Statement Necklace in Sterling Silver, $79
Beaded Bib Necklace in Sterling Silver, $59

What do you think – will you be trying out this trend this season?

The Jewelry Insider

September 19, 2013

The Swarovski juggernaut is no ‘fortune’s fool’. They’re getting into the movie biz with Shakespeare’s classic, Romeo and Juliet, no less. And who better to adapt The Bard’s text to the big screen than Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes, the witty Brit behind the Downton Abbey phenomenon.
I smell Oscar….
No stranger to collaborative screen projects, Swarovski’s heritage includes several decades of costume and set design across ballet, theatre, opera and film, according to their website.
What this is, says Nadja Swarovski, is “a way of deepening involvement with established visionaries, but also supporting today’s emerging talent. The young stars have a chemistry that translates beautifully onto the big screen and will captivate audiences around the world.”
While it will be hard to beat the Claire Danes/Leonard DiCaprio Romeo and Juliet in my book, Swarovski is sweetening the deal by launching a (wait for it….) Romeo and Juliet jewelry line to complement the film.
Gold-plated Swarovski Crystal
Ring from Romeo and Juliet – $100
The collection includes a knot ring like the one Romeo gives Juliet in the movie, heart and star pendants, earrings shaped like daggers and rose gold bangles. Poison bottles and pantaloon pendants apparently didn’t make the cut.
Gold-plated Swarovski Crystal Heart Pendant from Romeo and Juliet
Prices are all under $200 – perfect for English Lit majors and theater geeks with a bling fetish (myself included). The film will be released in the US on October 11th, and the jewelry will be available nationwide on September 30th.
Pendant with Magenta and White Swarovski Crystal on Jewelry.com  – $26.40
In the meantime, what light through yonder window breaks? It’s Jewelry.com’s own Swarovski Collection, with over 20 new styles just added. Enter code 40SWAROV for an Extra 40% Off, jewelry hounds. Which Swarov style is your favorite (I have a penchant for our little green frog pendant)? Would you wear Romeo and Juliet bling? Weigh in!

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July 19, 2013

There’s been a celebrity engagement ring dry spell so far this summer until (drumroll….) this week two heavy hitters announced they’re officially off the market: Fashion Police‘s purple-haired pixie, Kelly Osbourne, is engaged to vegan chef boyfriend, Mathew Mosshart, and (sorry, ladies) Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine proposed to his Victoria’s Secret-model girlfriend, Behati Prinsloo.

Kelly Osbourne, no fashion wall-flower, designed her own engagement ring to match an earring worn by her rocker father, Ozzy.

“I designed it to look like an earring that my father wore,” she gushed to Hello! Magazine. “I used to hold my finger up to his ear when I was little and say, ‘I want a ring like that.’ Now I have one!”

And just when you think Adam Levine is going to go for the stereotypical solitaire to match his stereotypical choice in soul mate? He throws us a curve ball by offering up a stunning vintage sparkler from the 1930s.

Says Prinsloo of her ring finger bling to Extra!,

“It’s from the 1930s. I was very giddy. I was speechless. It was a beautiful moment.”

It’s hard for me to find the right words to describe how I’m feeling about your good fortune, Behati.

I WILL say that Adam Levine is on to something: Vintage jewelry is still trending after over a year on the hit list.  Check out the Very Vintage Collection I curated on Jewelry.com, which has some vintage-inspired rocks on the block that will take the sting out of yet another Victoria’s Secret model having all the fun.

This vintage-inspired 1/3 Carat Diamond Flower Ring in 10K Gold doesn’t come with a Maroon 5 frontman, but it also doesn’t judge your singing voice and expect you to wear wings down a runway in your skivvies. AND you can drop the price from $1,279 to $299 with code PREMIER at checkout (shhhhhhh!). Celebrate!

What do you guys think of the celebrity rocks? Weigh in!

The Jewelry Insider

May 8, 2013

A-listers and Fashionistas alike channeled their inner punk rockers for the 2013 Costume Institute’s Met Gala ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’. Looks from Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Sarah Jessica Parker and more.

As Awards Season comes to a close each year, instead of opening our jewelry boxes, putting on every single piece of bling we own and sitting on our couch with a box of chocolates watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s, wallowing in the long bauble-less summer we are about to undergo, we get a special little glimmer in our eye knowing the Met Gala is right around the corner.

Known as the ‘Fashion Oscars’, this red carpet event is like no other, with a-list celebs and the industry’s top fashion designers present, it’s practically a jewelry-siting no-brainer. The Costume Institute Gala’s theme this year was PUNK: Chaos to Couture, leaving us with some interesting jewelry and fashion trends on the red carpet.

Standout Earrings

This year, substantial earlobe bling was hard to find compared to last year, but leave it to us to fish through a swarm of studs to find the best earring moments of the night.

Blake Lively paired a killer Gucci gown with even killer(er) Lorraine Schwartz earrings.

Amanda Seyfried wore a Givenchy gown with Fred Leighton earrings.

Jessica Alba hit the red carpet in a leather Tory Burch frock and paired it with super sleek ear cuffs by Jack Vartanian.

Kate Beckinsale donned geometric Lorraine Schwartz earrings with a fuchsia Alberta Ferretti dress. Nina Dobrev looked edgy in a Monique Lhuillier gown and Kimberly McDonald black earrings while Emmy Rossum paired a Donna Karan Atelier gown with shoulder-sweeping IritDesign earrings.

Hair Wear

The punk theme of the night brought out more headbands and hair jewelry than we’ve seen at recent red carpet events.

Sarah Jessica Parker rocked a huge fohawk headdress designed by Philip Treacy.

Katy Perry topped off a Dolce and Gabbana Virgin Mary gown with a gold crown.

Sienna Miller and Jamie King both topped off their looks with spiked headbands while Linda Evangelista wore a delicate Harry Winston headband with a Victorian-inspired Marchesa gown. Kelly Osbourne also topped off her look with punk-inspired hair jewelry.

Black and Gold

Whether it was the punk theme that brought on the black and gold or the NYC location, (New Yorkers can’t help but have an entire closet full of black) this duo stole the show when it came to color trends.

Beyonce was the talk of the night with a Givenchy gown. Taylor Swift transformed her look with an edgy J. Mendel gown. Sarah Jessica Parker and Amanda Seyfried went for similar black and gold prints with Giles Deacon and Givenchy gowns, respectively. Gisele Bundchen, Ginnifer Goodwin, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Claire Danes, and Stacy Keibler were also among those sparkling in sultry black and gold gowns.

Bugs

Luckily not real ones this time. Julianne Hough rocked a bug bauble for the second time with a diamond and pearl spider ring crafted by Jacob and Co. Does this one top the REAL beetle the actress/singer/dancer/Ryan Searcrest ex wrapped around her ear at the 2013 Golden Globes? We’ll let you decide.

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January 10, 2013

Jewelry hounds, it’s been a while since I’ve been able to post (been busy doing ‘grown up’ work at Jewelry.com!) but it’s good to know some things never change.  Guess what?

Lindsay Lohan stole some jewelry, ladies and gentlemen! BUT it gets better. This isn’t some swag from a C-lister shindig or a designer sample from some Maxim photo shoot.

Nope.
Lindsay decided to lift a piece of ELIZABETH TAYLOR’S jewelry, for crikes’ sakes. At least her taste is improving.

According to Radar Online, Li-lo got close to Dame Liz’s nurse while filming ‘Liz and Dick‘ and took a shine to a bracelet she owned that was given to her by Ms. Taylor.

“Elizabeth had given the nurse an expensive bracelet that was very meaningful to her and the nurse absolutely cherished it. Lindsay immediately fell in love with the bracelet the minute she saw it and was very vocal about how much she admired it. A short time later, the bracelet disappeared from the nurse’s house … on the very same day Lindsay had been to visit.”

Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this one out. Long story short? Lindsay returned the bracelet after the nurse threatened to call the cops – probably the smartest thing she’s done since Mean Girls.

In the meantime? She’s due back in court on January 15th to be ‘arraigned on new charges of lying to the cops in connection with a Santa Monica car crash she was involved with last year’, according to Radar.

“Santa Monica Car Crash” should be your new Drag Queen name, Linds.  Get it together, sister!