IntoTemptation…..jewellery musings

Thoughts on jewelry, accessories and whatever else takes my fancy

Jewel of the day: Bibi van der Velden Baroque Pearl Claw Ring

Yes to pearls. Although being the klutz I am, I know I would probably knock this puppy right out of its setting. However, acknowledging this doesn’t prevent me from coveting it.

By Bibi van der Velden, the ring’s shank is set with diamonds, and the pearl itself is studded with tiny pieces of gold. This sells for €4,830.

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Jewel of the day: Atelier Molinari Resile Precieuse Ring

I like the look of wide bands, though I don’t personally find them all that comfortable to wear. Maybe because I don’t have the kind of long, thin fingers they particularly suit. But for someone who does, this is a very pretty ring. By Anna Molinari, the Resile Precieuse ring is a honeycomb design in 18k yellow gold, set with .57 carats of diamonds.

It sells for £1,850 from the designer’s web site.

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Jewel of the day: Alexis Russell Long Double Spike Necklace

Alexis Russell describes this as simple, chic and edgy and I’d say that’s a fair assessment. They also dub it perfect for layering, and I can agree with that as well. Specs: 14kt gold-filled chain measures approximately 34″ long with lobster clasp; 14kt gold-filled spike measures approximately 2.5″ long ; oxidized sterling silver spike with pavé set diamonds measures approximately 2″ long and also available with a sterling chain or alternate length, upon request.”

This sells for USD$318.

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Jewel of the day: Karen Suen Jadeite and Diamond Ring

Karen Suen does very luxe haute jewellery of the “if you have to ask about price, you can’t afford it” kind. Still, it makes for lovely eye (and arm, and ear and finger and neck) candy.

Shown here is a ring with the following specs: set with fine jadeite 16.16cts, onyx 4.40cts, diamond 6.11cts mounted in 18K white gold.”

You can read more about Suen here … and ask the price if it’s calling to you.

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Jewel of the day: Amarillo Jewelry Star Sisters Choker Necklace

So chokers are definitely in, but so is layering and stacking a bunch of delicate choker length necklaces to be worn at the same time. The Star Sisters piece is shown in this photo second down from the top (and all the necklaces are sold separately). If tasteful imagery isn’t your thing, they also sell a choker that spells out fuck. Because … you never know when you need to let people know that, all the time.

This is available in either sterling silver, or gold plated sterling. It sells for USD$188.

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Jewel of the day: Vale Jewelry Lumen Ring

In addition to opals, I am a sucker for rutillated or “tourmalated” quartz. This ring by Vale Jewelry has a lovely stone set east west into a 14k yellow, white or rose gold setting accented by diamonds.

It sells for USD$975.

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Jewel of the day: Aesa Jewelry Chain Star Earrings

These have a cool vibe that’s a cross between rich hippie and boho meets Goth. By Aesa, they describe these earrings this way: One-of-a-kind emerald, 14k gold and oxidized sterling silver hanging chain stud earrings. Measuring approximately 1.25″, these earrings, which feature emeralds that are set upside down, are chic and unique.”

They sell for USD$845.

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Jewel of the day: J. Hannah Diamond Demi Signet Ring

There was a time when a diamond pinky ring was pretty much either the height of tacky or cool – depending on who was wearing it where and when. Basically, a little to “The Godfather” for some people.

But this ring reminds me of the Victorian gypsy rings with channel set stones, like this diamond. It’s a sleek, elegant way to revive an old style that could use an image makeover. By J. Hannah, it features a rose cut diamond in a choice of metals (shown here in yellow gold) and sells for USD$995.

The designer notes, “The Demi Signet, a smaller, delicate counterpart to J. Hannah’s signature Signet ring. At about half the size of the original Signet, the Demi is designed for pinky fingers, a re-envisioning of classic signet rings — it’s the ring your grandfather wore, with a modern, feminine sensibility. The updated size option is designed for versatility: small enough to be integrated easily into a your regular lineup but distinct enough to make a statement when worn alone.

Solid 14k Gold signet set with a sparkling Rose Cut White Diamond. Available in 14k Yellow, White or Rose Gold. Face measures 5mm x 5mm.”

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Jewel of the day: Stargaze Jewelry Opal Lili Choker Necklace

I am a sucker for opals and this is a pretty way to have or gift one at a good price. By Stargaze Jewelry, it’s available in either a gold or silver plated (over brass) 14 inch chain with a two inch extender. The size of the opal is not noted.

This sells for USD$39 and at the time of this writing, they were having a 40% off sale (which may not apply by the time this is posted).

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Jewel of the day: Leah Alexandra Fling Moonstone Cuff Bracelet

I always think of a cuff as being a fairly substantial piece of arm candy but this is a delicate open bangle. By Leah Alexandra, it’s meant to be stacked and lends itself well to that style. It’s set with moonstones at either open end, and is gold plating over brass.

This sells for USD$170.

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