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Jewel of the day: Ruben Loves Me Ballerz Classic Drop Earrings

Yeah, that’s a mouthful. But these are fun, practical everyday earrings offered by Ruben Loves Me. They note they are made, “with a 14mm exquisitely selected round gemball that is cradled in handcrafted silver or oxidized silver. Each side has a round cabochon that stems from a curved ear wire.” They are made with blue/black tiger eye and an Arizona turquoise cabochon in sterling silver.

These sell for USD$216.

Jewel of the day: Ilgaz Fazulzyanov Swallows Under Rain Pendant

Ilgaz Fazulzyanov is a Russia-based jeweller who does exquisite enamel work. Available in the UK through Annoushka Ducas (who founded and then sold Links of London before starting her eponymous line), these truly are collector pieces.

This pendant is described as: Four soaring swallows hand painted in vibrant blue and beige vitreous enamel caught in a diamond embellished downpour of 3.45 carat and 0.34 carat sapphire. Hand set with 527 stones, this exclusive pendant will be exhibited for the first time since its debut in the Moscow Kremlin. Available to view and buy at Annoushka’s Cadogan Gardens boutique between 4-15 October 2016. For enquiries, please contact customerservices@annoushka.com. Matching Swallows Under Rain Earrings available too.”

This sells for £38,800.

Jewel of the day: Ann Demeulemeester Feather Necklace

When I think of Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester minimalist comes to mind, so this piece seems a bit out of character for her. It’s a light choice for the upcoming warm weather season (despite the dark shade) and would work well from day to evening.

From Farfetch, it’s made with cotton, a feather and crystal embellishment. It sells for USD$660.

Jewel of the day: Plukka Bullet Ring

I like the industrial look of this ring, even though it was inspired by a bullet shape. You know, make jewellery, not war. Though designer Plukka says this about it: “Our iconic “Bullet” ring from our “Razor Mittens” collection evokes hardware, both military and industrial. A sharp, modern black rhodium spike juxtaposed against curvaceous lines makes for the sexiest accessory. It matches everything from Chanel to camouflage. Consider it a bulletproof wardrobe staple.”

So hardware more than weaponry. OK. Arming your finger will set you back USD$200. Bang!

Jewel of the day: Jacquie Aiche Ethiopian Opal Pyramid Baguette Hoop Earrings

Here is something a bit different in the way of a hoop earring from LA-based Jacquie Aiche. These hoop earrings are set with opals in a triangular shape (or as she terms them, pyramids). They are available in 14k yellow, white or rose gold. Though the site description says these are, “pave diamond double Ethiopian pyramid and square baguette hoops” I’m missing the diamonds and baguettes (which are generally rectangular and not square?) Despite the confusing description, they are pretty and a neat take on the classic hoop.

These sell for USD$3,815.

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Jewel of the day: Carolina Bucci 15 Strand Lazy Lucky Bracelet

Carolina Bucci is perhaps best known for the tie them yourself single strand bracelets (and frankly, I could never figure out how those were supposed to stay on). This has a clasp, making things easier and more obvious.

This one is in a colour way she has dubbed ocean, fitting for its blues and greens. Her site notes, “The Lucky Bracelet is Carolina Bucci’s take on the classic cotton friendship bracelets of her childhood. The Lazy Lucky bracelet is for those who wish to get the look of layered Luckys without having to tie each bracelet.  18k yellow, white, pink, black or brown gold diamond-cut chain, hand braided with set combinations of silk and finished with a two-pronged clasp, these bracelets feature 15 Lucky strands. This bracelet is meant to be worn alone or layered with any of our Lucky bracelets. Each bracelet is approximately 17cm long, and can be made to your desired length if required. Please note that each piece is made by hand, resulting in slight variations in length.”

This sells for £6,530.

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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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