Walmart has pulled a line of jewelry designed by Max Azria for the Miley Cyrus brand after tests conducted by the Associated Press proved the jewelry contained high levels of cadmium. This metal is considered toxic because long-term exposure can cause bone softening and kidney failure and can lead to problems in brain development in young children. Cadmium is also considered a carcinogen. The AP made Walmart aware that the jewelry contained cadmium back in February, yet the world’s largest retailer said the task of testing products already on its shelves would be too difficult.
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Lo and behold! Relentlessly weird and always goth-y designer Gareth Pugh has jewelry in his arsenal, and this Scythe ring looks as if it could really do some damage — if that’s what you’re looking for in a weapon-ring. Forget brass knuckles! This season, it’s all about the finger scythe. If you’re not clear on the concept, a real scythe is a gardening tool that has a long, curved blade on the end of a wooden handle. If you were standing in high grasses, you could swing your scythe and whack down the foliage. The Pugh scythe is hand-sized and has a (looks like) leather-bound metal handle. The curved part fits between your fingers. It seems a bit … awkward, no? But also cool. Only $137. [Hervia Bazaar via withasianstereotypes, which, be warned, has an annoying auto-play music video] Keep reading »
While we love to accessorize our outfits, sometimes we get a little lazy and just keep the same necklace on for weeks. But as long as the piece is something like this One Kiss by Cindy Crawford necklace, wearing it for days on end wouldn’t be a problem at all. The necklace features various colorful gems — citrine, garnet, and lemon quartz — so it goes with everything, meaning we can be negligent accessorizers and still look polished.
WIN THIS! We’re giving away a One Kiss By Cindy Crawford necklace provided by JCPenney, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us the story of your first kiss (abridged versions, please) by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 27. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, May 28. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules.) Good luck!
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Every woman, whether young or old, has a pair of metal hoop earrings in her jewelry box. The sizes might vary, though the material stays the same. But who wants to be like everyone else when it comes to accessorizing? Instead of sticking to gold and silver, add some wood to the mix. In any other material, the design of these Kapiolani earrings would look common, but in wood, they’re exotic!
Poor Anne Hathaway thought that once her crazy scam-artist ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri was out of her life, it would be the end of the drama. But just when she thought the negativity surrounding their former relationship had passed, it seems there’s one more aspect of their life together that she has to deal with. After Raffaello’s transgressions became public, Anne surrendered a few gifts he’d given her, including two Rolex watches, a pair of silver-colored earrings with “blue and clear stones,” a silver-colored chain with a cross pendant, two gold-colored rings, a five-strand pearl necklace and a Louis Vuitton box. Apparently, she had a bit of a grace period when she could have asked for the gifts back, but she must have said no thank you because the items are being going up for auction, with the sales helping to repay Follieri’s victims. I mean, would you really want to keep the gifts of any ex, let alone those of a scam artist? And you thought your break-ups were full of lingering drama. [NY Post] Keep reading »
When it comes to engagement rings, we’ve seen a lot of
weird non-traditional approaches. But here’s one we just can’t wrap our minds (or tongues, rather) around: engagement tongue piercings. Jeweler Johnny Brookheart offers “alternative engagement” jewelry, including diamond tongue rings (or equally worse—belly button adornments). We imagine the couple who opts for this style met at a rave in 1998 and never looked back. The romantic scenario: He gets down on one knee to propose, she accepts, and instead of offering him her hand, he says, “Open wide,” and sticks her tongue with some pre-marital bling. Not really our thing, but, uh, to each his own. [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »