I knew Jennifer of Frippery Vintage would find incredible pieces when she went globetrotting to Italy in search of treasures for her shop, but I didn’t expect her to find the most jaw dropping vintage cocktail ring I’ve ever seen. Two Instagram photos later (here and here), I knew I had to add the gobstopper-size bauble to my collection. It’s everything I love about vintage costume jewelry: brightly colored, oversize, and I won’t see it on someone else. (But if I do spot a lookalike, I’ll know the owner has excellent taste.)View comments)
I included these Tory Burch earrings in a recent "Currently Coveting" post and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the bold ’60s vibe since. They’re a carefree way to add a bit of glamour to even your most casual looks next season.(View comments)
Stunning doesn’t even begin to describe Meghna Patel’s East-meets-West jewelry collection. Drawing inspiration from her native India, the vibrant, intricate designs have been featured in the pages of top publications like Vogue and earned a starring role on the small screen on Gossip Girl. Each piece is handcrafted by Indian artisans who bring Meghna’s designs to life. The ornate pieces in the Taj Mahal collection are my personal favorite with the Mawi earrings topping my list.
Shop It: Trisha Earrings, $250 // Asin Earrings, $200 // Textured Druzy Pendant, $140 // Textured Square Druzy Ring, $110 // Mirror Rings, $110 // Jai Ho Earrings, $260 // Mawi Earrings, $308 (my favorite!)
Here’s hoping that March is in like a lion and out like a lamb this year because on March 31, I’m packing away the tights for the season and accessorizing with bright, tropical colors. This pair of earrings by Melanie Auld would be perfect for the transition. They’re nearly three inches long, have a hint of sparkle and come in turquoise, coral or mother of pearl.(View comments)
Let’s just start by saying that any brand citing Carmen Miranda as the inspiration for its newest collection earns a place in my heart. It’s just a bonus that the design duo behind Holst + Lee creates irresistible pieces of jewelry and, as you’ll see below, have incredible personalities. Natalie Holst and Rochelle Lee discovered their shared passion for design while working at New York’s upscale restaurants and nightclubs. They began creating pieces to complete their own edgy looks for work and soon realized other women wanted to wear their designs.
Shop It: Under the Sea Necklace, $475 // Papaya Tree Necklace, $235 // Turquoise Mesh Bracelet, $165 // Black Mesh Bracelet, $165 // Glass Menagerie Crystal Studs, $75 // Coconut Earrings, $155 (my favorite!) // Island Paradise Necklace, $225 // Midnight Storm Necklace, $235
After working in advertising for many years, Lee Renée decided to pursue her first love: jewelry design. She trained under St. Martin’s and London Hatton Garden’s finest silversmiths for three years, officially launching her brand in July 2012. Her collection is full of wit and whimsy and it’s probably no surprise that the Miami-inspired collection is my favorite. The Art Deco flamingos and the dainty pineapple pendant (also featured here) are irresistible.
Shop It: Pineapple Necklace, £89 // Rock Princess Ring, £144 // Cathy Heart Pearl Ring, £92 // Miami Circle Earrings, £118 // Heloise Drop Earrings, £135 // Juliet Bangle, £159 // Flamingo Necklace, £95 // Voodoo Legba Ring, £159 // Miami Arrow Ring, £58View comments)
This Van Cleef & Arpels ring absolutely breathtaking—and it should be, given its price tag. Get a similar look with cherry blossom ring from Shaun Leane (which is still a splurge at nearly $500) or pile on half a dozen dainty blossoms from Forever21 (start with this and this).(View comments)
I’m rarely smitten with Banana Republic’s baubles, but this vintage-inspired aqua necklace is gorgeous. I love the ombre effect of the acrylic beads with a subtle string of rhinestones for just a bit of daytime glitz. Wear it now with a LBD and keep it in rotation as summer approaches. Wouldn’t it look divine with a breezy maxi dress?(View comments)
I purchased this ring from Karen Hsiang not longer after featuring her in a "Behind the Baubles" post. Trust me, the sensual curves of her designs are even prettier in person! I’ve been wearing it nearly everyday and I especially adore how it looks stacked with the Cynthia Jones ring below.View comments)
As many of you know, maintaining blog is a lot of work, but it’s also one of the most rewarding hobbies I’ve ever had. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to “meet” inspirational bloggers and designers on a regular basis and Jane Pope Cooper is no different. Her collection is perfectly imperfect with organic designs and mixed metals (I’m most fond of the lip ring), but it’s radiant personality and optimism that makes me adore the collection even more. (I had tears in my eyes when I read about her brain tumor recovery.) She’s the perfect example of why I started this series; jewelry is infinitely more beautiful when you appreciate the person behind the baubles.
Shop It: Delicate XO Necklace, starting at $198 // Rhodonite Pyramid Studs, $498 // Frond Earrings, $618 // Large Lips Necklace, starting at $355 // Delicate Heart Ring, starting at $111 // Lips Ring, $210 // Slate Bar Earrings, $198 // Skeleton Stack Rings, starting at $627 // Raw Diamond Ring, $582 // Sand Dollar Studs, $630