There’s something to be said for elegant jewelry that does the whole whispering instead of screaming thing. But there’s also something to be said for screwing that method and getting really, really gaudy with your accessories. Cue Juicy Couture cocktail rings. They’re huge, shiny, and far cooler than the velour track suits of yore. Subtlety, as it turns out, is not for everyone.
We’re forever on the lookout for costume jewelry that says a little something without being a full-on statement piece. As it turns out, though, the middle ground isn’t as easy to find as one would hope. This pretty little domed ring is a slap in the face to all things over-sparkly and totally boring; it’s not your standard plain band, but it also won’t blind you with shine. We like.
Combine the words “amethyst crystals” and “jewelry,” and we can already smell the burning sage wafting through the air. Not so with the goodies from Stone & Honey. We’re seriously crushing on the indie design studio’s crystal point rings, which feature rectangular points of natural stones like amethyst, titanium, black quartz, and aqua quartz. Playing off the gem’s natural shape and using a simple silver rivet ring, the design is about as raw and straightforward as you can get. Unlike those healing crystals you bought in the Wicca shop back in 2002.
This past weekend, my boyfriend and I took a long weekend together to get a bit of a vacation and do the tourist thing. While taking a stroll, we stopped at a corny street vendor. I squealed with surprise while browsing a rack of name bracelets—the seller happened to have both of our fairly obscure names. In a cute and slightly jokey move, we bought both of the unisex leather styles. I put the one with his name on my wrist, and him vice-versa. Of course, I show this to my girlfriends and they go, “Awww.” His friends catch him with the accessory, and he gets put through the mill of dude shame. Yet, somehow, we’re both wearing our bracelets, now normal outfit staples.
Do you think getting matchy-matchy jewelry with your guy is too much? (Maybe you’re of the school that prohibits all man jewelry, no matter how masculine?) Or is a cute and kitschy way to express your love? Sound off in the comments below! Keep reading »
If given the choice between shoes, jewelry, or purses, I will always choose jewelry. Jewelry is the epitome of self-expression, the perfect gift, and the little objects to which we attach so much meaning. An engagement ring, a locket, or a charm bracelet represent so much more than just the precious metal or diamond (although the sparkle doesn’t hurt the eye) it’s made of. However, price tags often get in the way of my jewelry fetish. How do I know if it’s worth it to spend $58 on a brass and rhinestone necklace that could be $35 cheaper somewhere else or even something I could make myself? Here are a few rules to help you determine if that colorful jewelry piece is worth the price. Keep reading »
This last season of “Gossip Girl” felt a bit like a hookup without an orgasm. As in, you got psyched up for it, but went home completely frustrated (last time we checked, a “plot twist” wasn’t something completely predictable, or a coupling some writers pulled out of a hat). One of our biggest gripes: where was Chuck Bass’s bangin’ wardrobe? We used to shriek with glee every time the smooth-voiced boy showed up in an orange trench coat or a purple velvet suit. Somehow, jewelry company Alex and Ani manages to make up for it all with this gold Chuck Bass charm bracelet. How could you not get off after seeing that blingy charm sporting the Hotel heir’s name? We’d wear this with pride, Chuck, because we’ll totally take you back. Unlike some headband-wearing brunettes we know. Best of all, at $29, this accessory doesn’t come with “Gossip Girl” prices. [Bluefly] Keep reading »