IntoTemptation…..jewellery musings

Thoughts on jewelry, accessories and whatever else takes my fancy

Jewel of the day: Annie Costello Brown Mini Rain Earrings

These sterling silver shoulder duster earrings (they are four inches long) by Annie Costello Brown pack quite the punch. Three strands of half circles give them an almost wind chime look, though if they tinkle like wind chimes, that would probably drive me a little bit crazy. But, as the saying goes, you have to suffer to be beautiful. No?

These sell for USD$295 at Net-A-Porter.


Jewel of the Day: Jacob & Co x Kanye West Madonna and Child Pendant

This item is available at Paris’s Colette, which shocked the fashion world a few weeks ago by announcing that they are closing later this year. But the store and site are going strong for now, and you can find the Jacob & Co./Kanye West collaboration there.

They describe this piece as, “Madonna and Child” Medallion Necklace, 18K yellow gold, large size. colette welcomes the collaboration between Jacob Arabov and Kanye West. The 18K gold collection draws from 14th century Florentine art such as Donatello’s base-relief portraits, and evoke a certain classical romance.”

This is selling for $16,839.68$14,033.07 less French VAT.

Jewel of the day: Tom Wood Patriot Topaz Ring

The label Tom Wood is actually the creation of Norwegian designer Mona Jansen. This ring is available for sale on a Japanese web site and it’s rather short on descriptive details. The title indicate that it is topaz, but I’m not 100% sure of that. (Wood’s own site says the stone is spinel and sterling silver).

This sells for ¥ 74,520(tax included).


Jewel of the day: Lara Melchior Sautoir III Necklace

This high karat gold piece by Lara Melchior has the look of antiquity to it. The pendant is 24K yellow gold inset with diamonds, hung on an 18K gold chain.

This is a special order item; it sells for USD$1,886.

Jewel of the day: Charlotte Chesnais Art Ring Set

I’m kind of in love with these rings by Charlotte Chesnais. They are sold as a set but of course can be worn separately or together. The site notes that the largest and smallest rings have a reflective finish and that the middle sized ring has a matte finish. These are 18k gold plated sterling silver (vermeil).

They sell for USD$1,100.

Jewel of the day: Sophie Buhai Margaritte Bracelet

Los Angeles-based Sophie Buhai offered this as part of her spring collection. It’s sterling silver with an intriguing hook and eye clasp. This is offered as part of Nordstrom’s SPACE collection of emerging designers.

It sells for USD$1,500.


Jewel of the day: Jess Panza Glacial Ring

Jess Panza specializes in glass, and this ring features a domed piece of pale green glass set into 14k yellow gold. Plus, you can opt for literally 127 different colours of glass. (Colour shown below is no. 118, Moonglow.) About the artist: Jess Panza is a Los Angeles-based jewelry and decorative objects designer who hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She works out of a tiny studio in the derelict but soulful old bank district in downtown Los Angeles. when she is not at work, she is at home with her husband and their two young children in the Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

This sells for USD$165.


Jewel of the day: Dani Barbe Ruby, Garnet and Spinel Pendant

Dani Barbe makes delicate looking jewelry with an array of colourful stones. This piece is 14 gold plated with raw ruby, garnet and spinel stones. As she notes, it’s nice on its own or can be worn layered. The chain is gold plated and is 16 inches with a 4 inch extension. The bar measures 25mm x 3.5mm.

There are other colour combinations in this design, which sells for USD$88.

Jewel of the day: Atelier Paulin Rings

Atelier Paulin specializes in wire word (and letter) jewelry; they also offer customization. The rings are available in either sterling silver or 14 karat yellow or rose gold filled wire. About Atelier Paulin: Passionate about fashion jewellery and graced with a innate sense of beauty, designer Anne-Sophie Baillet lived many lives before opening Atelier Paulin; her jewellery design studio, which is named after her father. She graduated from design school, worked at several fashion houses and even had an event management career prior to launching Atelier Paulin in December 2014.

After several years spent working as an entrepreneur working in fashion and cinema, Anne-Sophie’s long-time friend Matthias Lavaux joined the adventure and brought his sensitivity for design and handcrafted objects to the workshop. This 15-year long friendship made a partnership seem like a natural step, as these two also shared the common desire to express emotions through jewellery while building unique skills. Two friends, two universes have merged their unique talents to create…Atelier Paulin.

As shown here, you can play your own word games, or opt for a single initial. They also do bracelets, word earrings, and more. The rings sell for €80 for silver, and €90 for gold filled.


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