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70,000 people headed to Burning Man music festival in Nevada this year, including a list of celebs, all decked out in festival-appropriate gear and jewelry! Burning Man festivalgoers are known for their eccentric outfits (which we always love to see!), so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite celebrity fashion and jewelry looks. Paris Hilton rocked some gold jewels, while Cara Delevingne accessorized with hoops, Danish model Nina Agdal sizzled in silver, and hair stylist Laura Polko flaunted a statement necklace.

Shop for your own Burning Man-inspired jewelry looks at Jewelry.com!

The Jewelry Insider

April 8, 2014

The Academy Country Music Awards (ACMA’s) took place this past weekend and guess who was watching – that’s right, we were! Even if country music isn’t really your thing (don’t knock it until you try it!), you have to admit that the ACMA’s are always fun to watch. Who doesn’t love checking out the latest red carpet looks and trends? We chose our top three favorite best-dressed (jewelry is what really wins us over) and threw in a worst-dressed just for good measure.

Taylor Swift, Photo Credit: www.justjared.com
Taylor Swift, Photo Credit: www.justjared.com

Best-dressed: The pretty and talented Taylor Swift sported a crop top with some major leg. Somehow we don’t think the average-Joe could have pulled off this look, but T Swift did it very stylishly. Her dangly Marina B earrings and wrist-wear, though simple, were perfect for her ensemble. Here are some tie drop earrings, shaped just like T Swift’s that are sure to spice up your look.

Faith Hill, Photo Credit: www.justjared.com
Faith Hill, Photo Credit: www.justjared.com

Best-dressed: We don’t think it’s possible for Faith Hill to look anything but gorgeous. Seriously, didn’t she look amazing in her in v-neck blue dress with hubby Tim McGraw (who looked pretty good himself!)? What really pulled her outfit together was her geometrically shaped Martin Katz statement necklace. It reminded us a little bit of this blue topaz necklace.

Carrie Underwood, Photo Credit: www.justjared.com
Carrie Underwood, Photo Credit: www.justjared.com


Best-dressed: We just loved Carrie Underwood’s classy fringe dress and the way she paired it with pink David Yurman drop earrings. Stunning! Who would’ve thought pink and beige go so well together? Searching for a similar pair? These Swarovski crystal starfish earrings might be just what you’re looking for!

Kacey Musgraves, Photo Credit: www.glamour.com
Kacey Musgraves, Photo Credit: www.fashionmagazine247.com

Worst-dressed: Kacey Musgraves is such a beautiful girl, but her dress reminded us of something we wore to one of our high-school dances (remember all that tulle?). Hoop earrings are always in, so they were a nice touch. Here’s a finely crafted pair of hoops in 14K white gold to add to your collection of jewelry staples.

Who made it to your best-dressed and worst-dressed lists?

The Jewelry Insider

March 15, 2014

Spring is almost here, and you know what that means – it’s time to put away those hats and gloves, and dig out your spring accessories! Check out the four most popular jewelry trends for Spring 2014.
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1) Radiant Orchid
The Pantone Color Institute announced that the color of the year is “Radiant Orchid.” What a perfect color for spring, a season which promises a sense of refreshment and renewal. Wondering how to accessorize with this new hue? Dress up a plain jeans-and-tee look with a pair of purple earrings. Pair that little black dress you’ve been meaning to wear with a purple gemstone cocktail ring or purple bangles. The options are endless!
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Check out our Shades of Purple sale for more inspiration!
2) Pastels & Brights
A common trend that was seen on the runway for spring 2014 was mixing pastels with brighter colors. For instance, why not wear a bright blue top with a light blue statement necklace. Try pairing a bright red dress with some light pink jewelry. This is a fun way to incorporate your favorite colors into your look without overdoing it.

We’ve got color contrasts in each of these fun spring collections.

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3) Florals
Let’s be serious. Who doesn’t love flowers, right? They smell nice, they’re pretty to look at, and this spring season, they’re fun to wear! Floral statement necklaces, simple flower stud earrings, floral bracelets and cuffs, and watches with florally designed faces are just a few of the pieces that are popular for spring 2014.

Our Zoccai Designer line has a lot of flirty florals to flock to.

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4) Cuffs
Ear cuffs, hand cuffs (not the kind you’re thinking!), and ring cuffs are all the rage this spring season. Celebs such as Jennifer Lawrence can be seen rocking ear cuffs on the red carpet, while the ultimate fashionista, Sex and the City gal, Sarah Jessica Parker, has been spotted wearing several glitzy hand cuffs. Have fun experimenting with this new trend.

Or you can get in touch with your inner Wonder Woman with our traditional cuff collection here.

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The Jewelry Insider

May 4, 2010

My head is still spinning from the amazing jewelry and frock display at last night’s Costume Institute Gala at The Met. If Oscar Night is The Super Bowl of fashion gawking let’s call this one The World Cup.

A-listers from Oprah and SJP to Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway lit up the carpet. But it was one Katy Perry who took that sentiment quite literally.

It wasn’t Katy’s jaw-dropping Lorraine Schwartz statement necklace that had tongues wagging – it was her CuteCircuit LED-laced dress that flashed flourescent streaks of yellow, pink, green and blue lights depending on her mood (the control switch was safely ensconced in her cleavage for good keeping).

Katy told one reporter,

“I feel like I really have to represent those girls that just go for it and do their own thing and, you know, have their own bit of spontaneity and self confidence. I think sometimes in fashion it can get a little stuffy so I wanted to lighten up!”

CuteCircuit are no strangers to hi-tech fashion. In 2006 their Hug Shirt was named one of the Best Inventions of the Year by Time Magazine. Katy’s dress is a more wearable version of the design duo Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz’s stunning Galaxy dress – a hi-tech gown embroidered with 24,000 tiny LED bulbs now on display in an American museum.

What do you guys think of Katy’s look? Totally hip? Or trying too hard?

For more Met jewelry gawking, click here for Jewelry.com’s full coverage of the event.

Jewelry Shines at Latin Grammys


From Eva to Alicia the stars brought out the sparkle at last night’s 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.

The frocks revealed many metallic and one-shoulder looks, but the Latin ladies didn’t shy away from accessorizing with bold choices that are right in line with the statement trend we’re sure to enjoy well into 2010.

We’re talking big dangle earrings:

Statement necklaces:

And diamonds and yellow gold:

Who wore your favorite look? Weigh in here and check out the full album of Latin Grammy fashions on the Jewelry.com Facebook Page. Everybody’s doin’ it…

Michelle Obama’s Jewelry Statement


Statement necklaces are the perfect way to work that holiday party outfit this season, and I just discovered a fab way to wear them on none other than Michelle Obama.

It’s been a while since I’ve featured our First Lady’s fashion choices, but the thorough Mrs. O blog seems to have all that covered for those of us who are curious. That’s where I found this great holiday look that Obama wears on the cover of Glamour magazine this month. Jason Wu is credited with the fun and flirty red dress (apparently from Obama’s own closest – not a stylist) and the amazing statement necklace is Fenton by Dana Lorenz.

The Fashionista-in Chief has worn Fenton before, but this piece is simply bananas in my book – the ideal inspiration for our own holiday accessory selects. And everyone from department stores and flea markets to high-end boutiques are teeming with statement necklace styles this season after the runways indicated the category was here to stay.

What do you guys think of this look? Classic holiday chic? Or too over-the-top for your taste? Weigh in!

Jewelry Explodes on the Paris Catwalks

Jewelry hounds, we’ve got ourselves another jaw-dropping bling display courtesy of Paris Fashion Week.

Last year, Christian Lacroix blew my mind with his Alice in Wonderland-inspired runway jewels. And this year? The torch has successfully been passed to Lanvin.


What began as a rather restrained display of bling on frocks that ranged from the simple little black dress to the pleated jumpsuit, slowly evolved into an over-the-top fashion fiesta complete with dazzling carnation red dresses, dripping gold bracelets and bejeweled statement necklaces that had tongues wagging well after the show.


Critical darlings like John Galliano for Dior and Jean Paul Gauliter got solid reviews from the Paris onlookers earlier in the week, but it was the Lanvin runway that sent the sartorial tastemakers into a tizzy.


According to Style.com:

“Every Lanvin show has had a bijoux component in varying degrees, but yesterday, Elbaz amped it up like never before with a crescendoing glitz factor. There were wide enameled cuffs stacked over black leather gloves, slinky gold chains dangling Byzantine-inspired pendants, fat chain links studded with stones, and dramatically twisting Medusa-worthy snakes.”


Thank you, Lanvin, for finally giving me something to gawk at this year. And check out Jewelry.com’s Facebook page for more Paris fashion fodder. You won’t want to miss Gaultier’s gold links and denim overall cone bras!



In the meantime, what do you guys think of the Lanvin jewelry display? Weigh in!

Fashion Week Jewelry: Take 2


With one more day left of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, my head has been spinning trying to keep up with all the top designers and their Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear creations. The week started slow, with not a lot of new trends to get excited about – and even less jewelry to gawk at.

Designers that usually offer up at least a little sparkle – Carolina Herrera, Thakoon, Narciso Rodriguez – opted out of the usual statement bling this season. But never fear – Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang and Diane von F came to the rescue.

Marc by Marc Jacobs:

Bold color, tribal influences and beads, beads, beads were the jewelry looks the ‘chosen one’ offered us for his little sister signature line (his Marc Jacobs collection offered up no jewels to speak of). Clearly, turquoise will be big for spring and layered bangles are still the best way to add color and style to any outfit.

Zac Posen:

Party wear is Posen’s specialy, and he returned to what he knows best in what was arguably the critics’ favortie collection this week. Primary colors ruled his catwalk as funky brooches and colorful statement necklaces in blues and pinks added sparkle.

Vera Wang:

Known for using jewelry creatively in her shows, Vera Wang did not disappoint this year as she sent her models reeling down the runway in lobster bib-sized chain mail pieces and lots of layered metal that gave an edge to her otherwise romantic collection of blacks and whites.

Diane von Furstenburg:

The First Lady of Fashion is still as ecclectic as ever, with yet another wearable ready-to-wear collection of boho chic garb. Layered bangles elbow deep made each look leap off the stage with a cornucopia of color. Seems to be the must-have accessory for next season, jewelry hounds. And the good news? You can find ’em cheap and plentiful just about everwhere – from Old Navy to Nordies.

So what do you think of my jewelry selects? Did I miss a designer you’ve been dying to see? I’d love to hear your thoughts. In the meantime, I’ll continue to collect my thoughts and give you an overall rundown by week’s end.

Fashion Week Jewelry: Take 1


With the Fashion World still nursing their hangovers from yesterday’s Fashion’s Night Out festivities, there are a few jewelry tidbits worth highlighting for you while we wait for the major designers to show later this weekend.

1. Statement Necklaces

Red carpet designer, Monique Luillier, featured the (by now) ubiquitous statement necklace with her spring ready-to-wear line.Is this anything new?Not really. Just further proof that you can keep your signature pieces at the ready for the next 6 months.

2. Bangles

Vena Cava featured Tiffany jewelry on her runway this season and stacked a series of black bangles with almost every streamlined outfit. A good thought to keep on the back burner if you’re ever wondering how to jewel up an outfit.

3. Layers

Gwen Stefani’s seven-year-old line L.A.M.B is still going strong with Bannanarama meets Blondie 80s rock looks for Spring 2010. In true 80s style, Stefani opted to layer each piece with long necklace strands in every incarnation – from pearls to gold and more.

So that’s just a taste of the Fall Fashion Week mayhem to come.Here’s hoping for some new trends to liven things up a bit.So far – I’m not impressed.

The Jewelry Insider

September 2, 2009


Rejoice, jewelry hounds! High jewelry season is upon us.

As if to signal all the glorious fashion that is set to befall us, Sarah Jessica is back on the streets of New York shooting Sex and the City 2 – giving us die-hards a glimpse of the fabulous frocks we’ve come to expect from the show.

Looks like the statement necklace is a trend SATC stylist, Patricia Field, is keeping in our vocabulary, as The SJP was spotted wearing a Solange Azagury-Partridge gemstone piece to complement her Halston Heritage dress and cooler-than-thou gold Christian Louboutin pumps (with a gold Chanel clutch to match).

And Heidi Klum may have given up her clover jewelry line, but Carrie Bradshaw is keeping the category alive and well with this little gem to go with her purple Halston number.

Oh, but this is just the beginning, my bling-obsessed brethren.Stay tuned for my Venice Film Festival jewelry coverage (so far, nothing major to report despite a gorgeous Eva Mendez making a red carpet appearance) and NY Fashion Week is but a mere 8 days away.

Fall may be the time when summer’s fruits die on the vine, but its ‘back to school’ vibe for all things shiny gets my jewelry juices flowing like no other season.

Don’t you agree?