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Jewel of the day: Coeur de Lion Cat Eye Bracelet

If you’re looking for something colourful that won’t break the bank, here’s the thing: a pretty bracelet by Coeur de Lion.

Available from The Giving Tree Gallery, it’s described as, “Rhinestone rondelles with Swarovski Crystals combined with stainless steel, polaris and fine glass cylinders on adjustable chain with lobster clasp.”

This sells for USD$115.



Jewel of the day: Caroline Neron Bracelet Moderniste

This is one of those costume jewellery pieces that looks like it cost more than it did.

By Caroline Neron, it’s plated metal with a nicely designed clasp. It’s accented with Swarvoski crystals all along the bracelet.

This sells for USD$95.

Jewel of the day: Mattia Cielo Diamond Rose Gold Flexible Cuff Bracelet

This intriguing piece by Mattia Cielo is offered by estate jewellers 66 Mint. Looking a bit like a (very expensive) child’s toy, they describe it as: an 18k rose gold flexible cuff bracelet designed with disk shape links pavé-set with 16.07 carats of G VS round brilliant diamonds. This bracelet has a circumference of 6.5 inches, tapered width of 13.7-6.0 mm, and diamond pavé-set cone shape tips. Total weight is 82.8 grams.”

This sells for USD$26,850.

Jewel of the day: Satomi Kawakita B0101 Bracelet

This pretty honeycomb design sterling silver bracelet is by Satomi Kawakita. Her ‘about’ page notes, “Satomi Kawakita is a New York City-based jewelry designer and professional diamond setter. She was born and raised in Japan.  While growing up, she was strongly influenced by her dress-maker mother, who made most of Satomi’s clothes when she was a little girl. Satomi was fascinated not only by designing, but also by actually creating things herself. This passion led her to Saga Art College in Kyoto, Japan, where she studied wood, metal, clay and textile design/creation.
While in college, she encountered glass-blowing, and after graduating, she worked for the glass artist Takeshi Tsujino for a couple of years. After the glass studio closed down, she taught herself how to make jewelry with glass beads, and she started her own jewelry business and sold her pieces nationwide.

In 2002, she moved to Boston to fulfill her longtime dream to study abroad. After she completed an English language program, she moved to New York City to study jewelry making at Studio Jewelers. She started working as a diamond setter under the master setter Richard Scandaglia as soon as she graduated from school.

In 2008, she launched her own jewelry line, “Satomi Kawakita Jewelry.” Her work combines an unusual organic sense of beauty with impeccable craftsmanship, resulting in jewelry true to her style and vision. She appreciates and finds a mystique and unlimited beauty in natural gems, minerals and metals, and she always aspires to turn these materials into wearable jewelry using her own unique approach.”

This piece was on sale at the time of writing; it was USD$369 from USD$619. Only one was available.



Jewel of the day: Vintage Clown Charm Bracelet

People either love or loathe clowns. But this sweet little charm bracelet, offered for sale in the upcoming October 11 auction by Bonhams, could swing you to the love side. Fall is usually the run up to extravagant jewel auctions (holiday and Valentine’s Day gifts, presumably) but this is a more modest offering.

It’s also described rather modestly as a “belcher-link chain suspending a series of articulated clown charms, set throughout with various gemstones, to include diamonds, rubies and sapphires, length 23.5cm”

No Stephen King-related nightmares here, I don’t think! The estimate is £800 – 1,200.

Jewel of the day: Inez Stodel Diamond and Emerald Bracelet

Inez Stodel is a Dutch firm specializing in antique jewellery. This delightful emerald and diamond bracelet dates to 1930 and is of course extremely wearable today.

They describe this as, “An 18 carat gold and platinum Art Deco bracelet, made out of 6 links of which 3 are set with French cut diamonds alternated with 3 links that are set with square cut emeralds, the links are divided by gold rings with a small platinum band set with old cut diamonds, signed and numbered: Lacloche, 35163, France, circa 1930.”

It’s price is estimated at between € 10.000,- to € 20.000.

Jewel of the day: Alexis Bittar Elements Swinging Charm Cuff

Though I love this unique design by Alexis Bittar, I think all those charms moving on my arm would drive me slightly nuts. But if you are a charm bracelet aficionado, this is a cool new way of wearing an old favourite.

It features charms on three rows, set with crystals and semi-precious stones. This cuff has an open back so you just slip it on your wrist. It sells for USD$425. Jingle jangle!

Jewel of the day: Ralph Lauren Brass Resin Link Bracelet

You can generally count on Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors to draw on preppy tradition when designing accessories. This Lauren faux tortoiseshell bracelet is a case in point. But it’s classic for a reason, and would go with pretty much anything you would pair it with, punk excepted.

As of this writing, it’s USD$54 with a promo offering 30% off. Make like a prepster and go for the discount; just try to avoid those eye watering pink and green clothing combos.

Jewel of the Day: Plexi Shock Coney Bracelet

From vintage to very new and oddly compelling. From Italy, Plexi Shock designs in plastic and metal. Of this bracelet they say, “Coney” is an “architectural bracelet that mimics the ascensions of a Ferris wheel in an amusement park. Three layers of transparent Perspex, and four transposed fluorescent colors as round and picks, give the bracelet a brightness of 800 watts of joy. The welded elements with screws for clocks, watches surgical steel.”

This comes in three different sizes (you must specify which when ordering) and sells for USD$86.36.

Jewel of the day: DeBeers Talisman Oval Bangle Bracelet

I’ve been in love with the DeBeers Talisman collection since it came out ten years ago. There’s something about the seemingly random placement of yellow and white diamonds, an intriguing mix of rough, rose and brilliant cut stones, that gives the pieces a pleasing texture and look.

DeBeers notes, “Symbolic of a universal belief that belongs to the history of mankind and the Earth, Talisman is a beautiful homage to diamonds in all their mystical glory. A modern interpretation of diamond sequences, round brilliants, rose-cuts, and rough diamonds are proudly studded into this 18K yellow gold bangle with our innovative serti poincon (hallmark) setting. Meticulously positioned, each of the diamonds of this oval bangle have been carefully hand selected to create a succession of majestic enchantment and harmony. Approximate total carat weight is 0.8ct dependent on bangle size.”

This sells for USD$9,800.

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