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Jewel of the day: Elham and Issa Evolution Pendant

Jordanian designers and couple Elham and Issa do bold work in gold. Here, their Evolution pendant in 18k yellow gold, set with  a .13 carat white diamond. They have an online shop, as well as a bricks and mortar shop in Jordan.



Jewel of the day: Jennifer Fisher Small Enamel Heart Pendant

Browsing through Jennifer Fisher’s site, it’s apparent that stacking and layering necklaces is now a thing. They do look pretty but having all those chains tangle up would probably drive me crazy.

This sweet little heart pendant could hold its own as a single necklace or yes, you could layer it. The site notes, “A 14k gold heart shaped pendant with an enamel finish and a delicate chain. Available in all JF enamel colors. This item is ideal for gifts and occasions. The heart measures approx 10.70 mm (Approx 7/16″) ,Width: 9.18mm (Approx 3/8″ ),Thickness: 1.75mm (Approx 1/16″). The chain measure 1.1MM (16 Links Per Inch). All of our fine jewelry is custom made to order in New York, therefore please allow 3 – 4 weeks for production.”

This sells for USD$600.

Jewel of the day: Mikimoto Cultured Pearl Station Necklace

This Akoya pearl station necklace is a rather more affordable option from the venerable house of Mikimoto.

It features 5.5mm, A+ quality, Akoya cultured pearls on an 18k gold chain and is 18-inch long. It sells for USD$1,30.

Jewel of the day: Tiffany Fleur de Lis Pendant

If Santa didn’t bring the jewelry you want, Tiffany is not lacking in inspiration.

This Fleur de Lys pendant is available in white or rose gold, and set with a modest .09 carats total weight in diamonds. They note, “Feminine and delicate, the designs of the Tiffany Fleur de Lis collection offer a refined sense of graceful empowerment that speaks to quiet confidence. Shining with brilliant diamonds, this elegant pendant is a timeless finishing touch.

This sells for USD$1,400.

Jewel of the day: Valentine Rouge Principessa Navy Choker

I have become a big fan of Valentine Rouge and I’m sure I’ll be acquiring more pieces than I currently have in the future. This is part of their Renaissance collection, and this choker comes in either the blue shown, or with a red stone.

They note, “The designer revives the elegance and grace of Italy’s golden Renaissance and Baroque eras into a modern feminine vibe. Each jewelry piece is rendered from original molds and stampings from eras past, electroplated with 18k gold; and meticulously hand set with precious stones; Austrian Crystal; fresh water pearls; and Venetian glass, to create an exquisite collection of modern heirloom jewelry. 18K gold vermeil, fresh water pearls 4mm diameter, navy quartz. 15 inches length plus 2 inch ext chain, hypo-allergenic.”

This sells for CAD$180.

Jewel of the day: Vale Jewelry Interlocking Link Necklace

This necklace by Vale Jewelry is perfect for those days when you want something perfectly understated. Two linked rectangles are the focal point in either a 14k yellow or white gold necklace.

This sells for USD$395.

Jewel of the day: Nadri Ava Crystal Collar Necklace

Though I firmly believe any day of the year is right for rhinestones and bling, most people (sadly) do not share this view. This is the time for the rocks to come out, though, whether real or faux.

Nadri is a reliable source of glitz, offering out there and more restrained and classic looks. This slender rhinestone collar is sparkly enough to spruce up an outfit without overwhelming.

This sells for USD$141.58 (it was on sale at the time of this writing) at Nordstrom.

Jewel of the day: Yuliya Chorna Herkimer Chain Necklace

This piece reminds me of the rough diamond bead necklace Carries received from her Russian boyfriend (played by Mihkail Baryshnikov) on Sex and the City. I would have had a much harder time turning him down than she did!

Jeweller Yuliya Chorna explains, “Herkimer diamond crystals are mined in Herkimer region of New York state. They are in the same family as quartz yet they are unique in the way they grow, forming two perfect points on either side of the crystal. They have all natural facets on the surface making each stone one of a kind. This delicate piece has 5 raw Herkimer diamonds strung on yellow gold filled wire and hung on an 18″ yellow gold filled cable chain.”

This sells for USD$60.

Jewel of the day: Mali Wedding Bead Necklace

I never used to gravitate to bead pieces, but I can see the beauty in the glass and assembly. This necklace, offered by Petalura, is described this way: “Fashion writers often talk about adding a pop of color to an outfit. If you’re more inclined to add the whole snap, crackle, and ka-pow, may we suggest this substantial statement necklace in a profusion of candy colors? Handcrafted in the U.S. using new and vintage Czech glass beads, inspired by Bohemian trade beads that are a traditional wedding gift among the Fulani tribespeople of Mali.

Still not bold enough? Add the matching bracelet for even more impact.”

This sells for USD$128.

Jewel of the day: Kataoka Emerald Snowflake Necklace

This petite, delicate necklace lights up with diamonds and a centre set emerald. By Japan’s Kataoka, specs are “emerald 0.25 ct., diamond (total) 0.10 ct., chain: adjustable, 45 cm (18″) maximum length; pictured: 18k beige gold chain.” I’m not quite sure what beige gold is but it looks like it’s lighter than yellow gold but not as pale as white gold.

This sells for USD$2,980.

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