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Jewel of the day: Baublebar Crystal Skull Bracelet

Though I am not the biggest fan of inexpensive jewelry that seems disposable by virtue of its low price, this USD$36 bracelet from Baublebar is a bit of a cheap and cheerful exception. Not sure how well or how long the glued on crystals would last, but it’s a fun piece for what it is, especially if you like skull motifs.


Jewel of the day: Bijoux Heart Leaf + Wheat Sheaf Brooch

Bijoux Heart is a British brand that has looked to the past for inspiration but given their costume jewelry pieces a modern feel. Their work reminds me a lot of Miriam Haskell, with burnished gold findings, tiny seed pearls and an artful use of crystals.

This brooch is described as, “Large poured glass handmade leaves with branches of Swarovski handmade wheat sheaf crystal in a beautiful bouquet design, large Baroque pearl sits at the base of five large Swarovski baguette crystals which forms a high dome from the base, subtle shades of jonquil and clear crystal with finer details of sea pearls & crystal pave marquis cut stones “truly spectacular construction and scale” measures approx. 170cm in length and approx. 90cm in width. on a weighted filigree base and large pin, plated in 24ct gold.”

This sells for £790.

Jewel of the day: Helena Dia Earrings

Gloomy February days call for something cheerful and, yes, rhinestone-y. These earrings by Swiss designer Helena Dia are happy and not a little bit out there. They are made with Czech crystals and fabric tassels and can be yours for Swiss Francs 66.


Jewel of the day: BaubleBar Aries Crystal Necklace

Rhinestones – and lots of ’em! Yes, please. This lavish collar by BaubleBar is made with crystal set in base metal. If you think this can only be worn as an evening piece, consider it filling in the neckline of a white shirt (or over a t-shirt), dressed up or down. You can do it! It measures 12 inches with a 4.15 inch drop and an extendable chain/closure.

And it’s a wallet friendly USD$72. Sparkle on!


Jewel of the day: Coomi Opera Crystal and Diamond Long Necklace

If pearls are too staid and not your thing, then this crystal and diamond necklace by Coomi could be a nice addition to your jewellery wardrobe.

Available at Neiman Marcus, it is made with sterling silver and 20-karat yellow gold set with diamond and rose-cut crystals (0.11 total diamond carat weight). It is approximately 36″ long and closes with a lobster clasp.

This sells for USD$2,900.



Jewel of the day: Elizabeth Cole Celeste Earrings

Though the holiday decorations have all come down (right?) January’s darkness and gloom is probably most in need in a bit of festive glitter. These Celeste earrings by Elizabeth Cole bring the sparkle. Made with Swarovski crystals in gold plated brass, they sell for USD$133. They measure 2″ long, 1.25″ wide (at widest point) and are made for pierced ears.


Jewel of the day: BaubleBar Cosmic Drops Earrings

Bring on the shine and glitter as we edge ever closer to the holidays. These crescent moon and star earrings by BaubleBar let you shine in a tasteful way, with black and clear crystals set in gold tone metal. They are 1.85″ long by 0.95″ wide, weighing 0.2 oz. (which BaubleBar describes as “substantial weight”).

These sell for USD$38, leaving you plenty of money for present shopping.


Jewel of the day: Anne Bowen Jewelled Belt

You could argue that a belt, strictly speaking, is not jewellery, but this one is thickly encrusted with crystals and would really have to be the accessory high point of your outfit.

Plus … designer Anne Bowen got screwed over by Kanye West at New York fashion week. She was supposed to show her streetwear collection yesterday but West decided to show his second attempt at designing for Adidas. And booked a spot at the same time on the same day as Bowen’s original slot. It is costing her a lot to move her own presentation to today. So I felt like she needed some love.

You can buy this three-inch wide embellished on silk belt, as well as her fashion, on her web site. This sells for USD$850.

Anne Bowen Crystal Belt

Jewel of the day: Catherine Canino Jagged Faceted Crystal Necklace

Two statement necklaces from NY-based Catherine Canino, both featuring chunky crystal stones on chain. She describes them as, “Jagged facetted crystal brilliant double row necklace with paper clip clasp and polished 14 karat gold over brass link 20” in blush (Left); smokey crystal briolette and emerald cut two row necklace with paper clip clasp and polished 14 karat gold over brass link 20” (Right).”

The lighter coloured stones make these lavish necklaces look a bit more understated and wearable, so you won’t need to wait for an occasion to pull one out. They each sell for USD$275.

Catherine Canino necklaces

Jewel of the day: Vita Fede Nail Ring

So apparently adorning the tips of your fingers is a thing now. Go know. I guess it makes no less sense than wearing a ring at the base of your finger. I mean, why not? It’s kind of like a little party hat for your finger tip.

So here we have a nail ring, meant to lie under the moon of the nail base, from Vita Fede. It’s gold plated and set with crystals, and will set you back USD $250 from Neiman Marcus.

Vita Fede Finger Ring

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