What’s that old saying - birds of a feather flock together? I am smitten with jewelry designer Nikos Koulis and his newest collection inspired by campy peacock feathers and decadent gemstones.
What did one shepard say to the other when he heard thunder?
Let’s get the flock out of here.
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
One day you’re happily engaged and the world is awesome. The next day you come home and find your fiancee’s engagement ring abandoned on the table next to yesterday’s leftovers. That’s what happened to Josh Opperman who became so frustrated trying to sell the ring and recoup his losses that he created I Do Now I Don’t.
The website is an eBay of sorts for engagement rings and wedding bands except the jewelry is verified by a gemologist. There’s even a 10-day guarantee if the customer isn’t happy - too bad you can’t get the same guarantee after you say “I do”.
Best part about this website is the story that comes with each item listed, like the one for the ring below - “I sold my motorcycle for a girl. Worst decision I’ve ever made lol. I want my motorcycle back so I’m selling the ring so I can buy another bike.”
I Do Now I Don’t has around 325 listings per month and has expanded into all types of jewelry and even wedding dresses. If it didn’t work out, sell it on this website. After all, ‘tis better to have loved and lost instead of spending the rest of your life with the wrong person.
For the past four weeks, I’ve been watching Sex And The City on HBO as I mentally prepare myself for a possible move from Manhattan to Manhattan Beach. Recently viewed was the episode where Charlotte is asked to model her “daisy” for a famous artist and I couldn’t help but wonder… did jewelry designer Evelyn Markasky use that as inspiration?
The Dangerous Vagina Ring is forged from copper and “designed to be slightly uncomfortable”. Well, uncomfortable is the new black.
What I want for summer: yummy jewelry from the Natasha Goldenberg and Ek Thongprasert collection.
Where My Peeps At?
What’s the point of accessorizing if you can’t have a little fun? You don’t have to wait for an Easter basket with a few of these Easter-inspired accessories!
Bit Of Sugar has replicated the marshmallow peep with clay (yay, vegan friendly!). In yellow, green, pink, blue or violet, pick one that’s your favorite flavor and enjoy all year round without fear of cavities.
Now you can wear your Peeps on a shirt without having to spill any of that delicious sugar on yourself.
These rings are made from real candy that’s coated in glitter and then sealed for preservation by the Miss Mercy shop on Etsy.
Then tie it all together with some Peep Me Pink nail lacquer.
That’s enough pastels for this New Yorker. I’m hoppin’ outta here.
Not only is it Monday, it’s also snowing in New York. Therefore, I felt the need to post something completely lavish and they don’t come more opulent than Kimberly McDonald. If I close my eyes, these jewels feel as bright as the sun…
Diamond Slice, Opal & Diamond Lever Back Earrings in White Gold, $52,250
White Geode & Irregular Diamond on Pink Macrame in 18K White Gold, $4,625
Autumn Orange Geode & Irregular Diamond Stud Earrings in 18K Yellow Gold w/ Black Rhodium, $7,500
I have been reminiscing about my time spent on the Mediterranean because my soul is desperate for some sunshine! This is inspiring me to add some “evil eye” jewelry to my spring wardrobe. The “malocchio”, as my Sicilian family would call it, is said to protect the wearing from evil spirits and curses, and this winter has felt like nonetheless!
Jewelry Designer Eddie Borgo F/W 2013 collection is not for the faint of heart! The designer pays homage to Cleopatra with a Eye-Of-Horus inspired mask and scarab pendants but with a contemporary rock n’ roll spin. These pieces are definitely worth a snake bite!
Mila Kunis is the new brand ambassador for Gemfields, a London-based colored gemstone producer that specializes in emeralds. The company follows an ethically-mined procedure and backs community projects such as schools and farming initiatives.
Kunis says, “I truly believe in Gemfields’ mission of ethical mining, and I absolutely have fallen in love with the rarity, beauty, and history of emeralds.”
It’s no coincidence that this campaign had launched just in time for her role in Oz The Great And Powerful. Well played, Gemfields, well played.
My favorite trend taking the fashion world by storm is 3D printing!
Making it’s way to the accessories world, designer Brian Garret has started using this sustainable process to create 3D rings. Available in three series - Evil, Posh, and Shrunk - each piece snaps onto a base ring, or band, so you can mix and match.
The future of fashion is here!
I don’t know about you, but I’m having NYFW overload. I wish there was more coverage on accessories, which are my focus. Luckily I can get a quick fix from Christina Nicole handcrafted metal jewelry.
The husband & wife duo create the jewelry together making this eco-friendly line a true love story and just before Valentine’s Day.