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 »
Apparently, Bebe loves Kim Kardashian so much, they’ve asked her to return to their design team. This time, instead of creating tight outfits and dresses with hoods, she’s entering the world of accessories. Kim’s collaborating with jeweler Pascal Mouawad on costume jewelry, including a capsule collection for Bebe, meaning that her line will actually have a bit of legit designer influence (he’s worked on jewelry collections with Heidi Klum, Nicole Richie, Erin Wasson, and others). Kim and Pascal’s designs fall into three different styles: 1930s-inspired Lucite and gunmetal, 1960s-inspired geometric resin and enamel, and Moroccan-inspired designs. Though the first two categories sound classy and ideal for cheap costume jewelry, we’re slightly concerned about the Moroccan selections. As Kim describes it, the jewelry is perfect for dressier holiday outfits and rumors say the line includes belly chains — I guess her Christmas dinner with grandma is a bit different than ours. Kim’s jewelry designs for Bebe will retail for $25 to $250, hitting stores toward the end of this year. But she’s not done yet! Kim’s said she aspires to bring her makeup experience to the beauty world, so watch out for eyeliners and lip glosses from the reality star. [WWD] Keep reading »
“Sex and the City” has launched scores of fashion trends, from nameplate necklaces to ginormous flower pins, and the second movie, out May 27, will likely cause the same frenzy among women who want to be Carrie Bradshaw. The movie’s costume designer, Patricia Field, told MarieClaire.com she thinks clover leaf necklaces, which Carrie wears in the new film, could become the next SATC-inspired craze. Pat’s selling a variation of the necklace at her store, but click through for some less ostentatious options. Keep reading »
We’re not trying to be cute with the alliteration—that’s just how By Boe chooses to spell it out for you—with a straightforward bow bracelet. We love how the adjustable chain is something you’d more likely see on a necklace, adding a little unexpected (and extra) cuteness to this piece of jewelry.
If you’re a true Apple fan, you have already signed up with Cupidtino and placed your pre-order for the iPhone 4.0, so here’s a new product to satisfy your Steve Jobs hunger. Nicola Harper from Geekware channeled her Mac addiction into a jewelry fetish and found a way to re-use old computer parts. With two on/off buttons, she created a set of MacBook Power Button Earrings and transformed two command buttons into a set of Apple MacBook Cufflinks. As with everything Apple-related, the items are a bit overpriced, retailing for $29.95 and $49.95, respectively. But for those who shell out upwards of $499 for an iPad, this is spare change, right? [Ubergizmo] Keep reading »
What mother doesn’t need a child’s tooth cast in metal dangling from her ears or hanging around her neck? Kim Kovel made a gold version of the first tooth her son lost and wore it as a good luck charm. When people asked her about it, she decided to start custom-making them for other moms in need of false teeth. Le Knockout jewelry starts at $99 and prices go all the way up to $7,039, and don’t worry, they send back the original tooth. [Le Knockout] Keep reading »