Behind the Baubles: Hassan Bounkit

Hassan Bounkit, Founder of Bounkit

No one creates colorful gems better than Hassan Bounkit, founder of Bounkit. As you see above, his pieces are bold, yet undeniably elegant. Even a pair of simple round studs is given special treatment with an refined setting. I’ve got my eye on a pair of floral studs, but I’m dreaming of these stunners. His work has been featured in major fashion publications, worn by countless celebrities, and featured on television shows like Gossip Girl.

Shop the Highlights: blue quartz bracelet // citrine earrings // blue quartz earrings // peacock pearl and amethyst ring // carnelian ring // amethyst earrings // lemon quartz and fluorite necklace

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Currently Coveting

Right now, I’m coveting:

  • A swimsuit in my favorite Liberty print would be a fun splurge for our upcoming vacation
  • A pair of delicate earrings made of Mother of Pearl and blue topaz
  • This carefree dress
  • A cheerful iPhone case
  • A colorful clutch that will go with just about everything you wear this spring and summer
  • A pair of emerald side chairs - I can’t afford this set, but it serves as inspiration for scouting garage sales
  • A white belt with a gold metal bow for under $14
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Currently Coveting

Right now, I’m coveting:

  • Erin Fetherston’s lipstick prints
  • The most wonderful lobster brooch
  • Blue quartz stud earrings (but if you prefer a different stone, there are 12 more to choose from)
  • A sweater that’s destined to become a weekend staple
  • A welcoming piece of art for my office
  • This refreshing lemon grass candle
  • A collaboration I can get behind: Kate Spade paired up with The Lake & Stars for a lingerie collection (my favorites are the bra and tap pant)

And, of course, I’m coveting a Valentine’s Day spent with Dave. 

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Bauble of the Week

I really want to purchase a pair of Bounkit earrings in 2013. I’ve long admired their colorful array of gumdrop-size gems, but the price tag is a bit prohibitive for an impulsive purchase. You can imagine my excitement when I discovered that some of their earrings can actually be worn in multiple ways, like the pair above. Four styles in a single pair help justify the $430 investment.

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Wear It: Mint

Mint becomes sophisticated enough for fall in heavy fabrics and structured shapes. Pair it with neutrals (and something sparkly) for maximum impact.

Shop It: (look one) ASOS shirt; Bounkit earrings; J.Crew pants; Kate Spade shoes // (look two) J.Crew dress; ASOS earrings; Tory Burch purse; Aldo shoes

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