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Decked out in bedazzled headdresses and Native American-inspired necklaces Burning Man jewelry boasts a bold, new kind of boho-style. This two week long music festival in Black Rock Desert Nevada has evolved into a major style/celebrity destination. Otherworldly and eccentric, Burning Man fans dance their way through the desert in a crazy mix of jewelry including eye-popping pendants, full sleeves of beaded bracelets and luminous, look-at-me rings budding with labradorite, turquoise, opals and other gemstones. Love the look? Click each image for more!

Silver Education: What Does a 925 Stamp Mean?

If you’re jewelry addicts like us, you probably carefully study every piece of jewelry before buying it. You may have noticed a 925 stamp on certain silver baubles. What does a 925 stamp mean? That’s what we’re here to tell you!

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A 925 stamp (aka a .925 or S925 stamp) signifies that 92.5% of your jewelry is sterling silver, and the remaining 7.5% is made of alloy metals. If you see 925 stamped on a piece of jewelry, this means the jewelry meets the quality standards of silver. Anything without a 925 stamp isn’t considered true silver. Now there is one loop-hole (isn’t there always?) – not all countries are strict with their markings or require a stamp. Luckily there are easy ways to test for sterling silver authenticity at home.

1) See if your silver jewelry sticks to a neodymium magnet. If your jewelry does stick, then it’s a good indicator it isn’t sterling silver.

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2) Rub a soft white cloth on your silver jewelryA 925 piece of jewelry should oxidize when exposed to the air, so if you see black marks on your cloth, then your piece is more than likely sterling silver.

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Do you have any silver jewelry tips? Share with us in the comments section below!

 

 

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!

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!

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