Fifteen years ago, Rebecca Lankford began designing jewelry for herself and her friends as a fun hobby. During this time she was working as a paralegal, and decided to attend Glassell School of Art in Texas; where she studied and graduated in jewelry design and technique. In 1993, a local art gallery began to sell Lankford’s designs after noticing her jewelry being worn by one of her friends. Lankford’s designs range from sophisticated to bohemian.
In Greek, the word sappheiros (sapphire) means blue. Most sapphires used in jewelry are commonly blue; however, trace elements in this gem create for other hues such as yellow, pink, purple, orange, or green. Sapphires in these stunning hues can make for beautiful pieces of jewelry.
Lankford’s Sapphire Cluster Necklace is dainty and stylish. She uses four purple sapphire briolettes and one larger orange sapphire briolette as the centerpiece of this necklace. Each gem is surrounded by tiny gold circles that separate them. These gems and circles hang from a 15 ½” 14kt gold rope chain. Buy the Sapphire Cluster Necklace through Clay Pot for $390 $195. You save 50% off by using coupon code lucky5 at checkout.
Ten years ago Marie-Helene de Taillac launched her collection of delicate and colorful high-end jewelry. Her goal was to create precious jewelry that women can wear every day. Taillac’s line was an instant hit, and was immediately available in Barneys, Browns, and Colette. These shops still continue to carry her jewelry. Prior to the launch, Taillac had a career in fashion where she worked for Butler & Wilson, Dinny Hall, Victor Edelstein, and Philip Treacy. Taillac’s designs have been featured in Elle, Vogue, Madame, Glamour, US Weekly, and many other publications.
The Aquamarine Swivel Ring is exquisite with a sense of sophistication. This ring contains a translucent natural oval faceted aquamarine gemstone that weights 9.475 carats. This gem is said to bring inner peace and tranquility to the wearer. Its band is made of 18kt white gold that contains Taillac’s signature swivel design. Buy the Aquamarine Swivel Ring through Twistonline for $3,790. It’s also available in Pink Tourmaline and Smokey Quartz.
Avelle Bag Borrow or Steal is an on-line shop that allows you to rent, rather than buy luxury accessory items. For jewelry, watch, handbag, and eyeglass enthusiasts, this idea is the ultimate fantasy. Avelle allows you to create a fabulous look for any event without having to purchase luxurious accessories. Under their jewelry assortment, you can select from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Vera Wang, David Yurman, Coach, and many others. Accessories can be rented on a weekly or monthly basis, and guess what, if you don’t want to give the item up, you can request to buy it! If you become a member with Avelle, you save over 20% on borrowing rates.
Gunmetal is a type of bronze that was primarily used in the makings of guns. When gunmetal is used to make jewelry, it can create an antique feel. Most gunmetal is grey-black, metallic grey or very black.
Lisa Stewart’s Gunmetal Black Stone Ring has a grey to black hue with a design that’s original and pleasing. Two sets of three black stone clusters provide an elegant look to this ring. Stewart’s collections have been featured in publications such as InStyle, People, OK!, US Weekly, and Star among others. Buy the Gunmetal Black Stone Ring through Max & Chloe for $92 $46.
It’s sale season, and Nordstrom is having their Half-Yearly Sale starting today. What an awesome way to begin the upcoming holiday weekend with some nice savings! Accessories, clothing, shoes, and handbags are all marked down at 33% or less!
It’s been said that turquoise and coral are the must-have hues for this spring/summer. I happen to be fond of this type of jewelry, and wanted to find a bold piece that would accentuate this style. In a recent issue of Marie Claire, I saw the ornamental Simple Floral Cuff by Shelly Saber for GS Lillian.
This turquoise and coral cuff caught my attention with its vibrant look and bold white & silver accents. With a piece like this, there is no need to add other jewelry to your ensemble. The cuff contains a ceramic 3” flower in these colors outlined with red and turquoise seed beads. The flower is beautifully displayed on a shiny brass cuff.
The designer of this cuff, Shelly Saber, began creating jewelry for herself when she could not find the perfect accessory to complement her style. With lots of luck and hard work, Saber was able to turn her love of jewelry into a full-time career with the success of her company GS Lillian. Saber’s handcrafted designs present a distinctive look of their own using brass, porcelain, glass, natural stones, and pearls.
The Wendy Mink Jewelry line uses high quality materials with a Victorian & Indian design theme. Designer Wendy Mink and her team of Tibetan jewelry artisans use hand-cut Indian stones, gold vermeil, resin, and sterling silver to create these stunning ethnic designs. Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted in their NYC Tribeca studio. The Wendy Mink collection has been featured in publications such as Bazaar, Real Simple, Shape, Oprah, Glamour, Lucky, and many more.
The Filigree & Amethyst Chandelier Earrings are glamorous and surprisingly lightweight. The finely-spun 22kt gold vermeil contains a lively three-tiered pattern. Eleven amethyst drops embellish the base of these chandeliers that brings these lengthy earrings to a total of 3”. Buy the Filigree & Amethyst Chandelier Earrings through Wendy Mink Jewelry for $360.
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