Monday, August 31, 2009

Word silver plated coin necklace by Tom Binns

How cute is this tongue-in-cheek take on the statement necklace by Tom Binns?

Adorned with "big diamonds" "pearls" and "sapphires", this necklace is attitude in a jar.

Buy from Net-a-Porter for US$1,125.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Jardin Gold Leaf Tiger Ring

I'm really only into animal prints when they are used very sparingly to spice up an otherwise plain outfit - for example, my hot patent leopard pumps.

Which is why I like this Jardin ring so much.  It gives you a little bit of 'animal' without making you look like an extra from The Flintstones.

Another plus?  It's on sale now at Bluefly for US$63.  

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Oscar de la Renta Multi Stone Necklace

Apologies for being a bit slack with my posts of late, I've been freakishly busy. The one upside is that when I trawl my usual sites for new sparklies, there's a whole load of goodies to choose from.

Fall in the States is in full swing, with most designers having already unveiled their fall collections.  This stunning piece from Oscar de la Renta is the archetypal necklace for fall - big, bold and beautiful warm tones.

Pre order from Neiman Marcus for $790.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Liquorice All-sorts Anyone?

Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that I am a big fan of any jewellery that looks like candy - so this Kate Spade 'Color Cafe' ring really ticks all my boxes.

These bright stripes are perfect for summer and adding a punch of colour to an otherwise casual outfit.

Buy from Nordstrom for US$45.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Louis Mariette Pearl Embellished Headband

I wouldn't be surprised if we start seeing Blair in GG Season 3 wearing some of Louis Mariette's creations. They are simply gorgeous - and would give some more variety to her headband wardrobe.

Today they are my pick for Net-a-Porter Thursday!

Buy from Net-a-Porter for £265.22.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tom Binns - Chain of Events

I am in lust of this Tom Binns "Chain of Events" bracelet in 18K gold hearts. It's a beautiful twist on a traditional charm bracelet.

The problem is, this bracelet is going to set off its own chain of events. Millions of girls will see this bracelet, can't afford it - but buy it anyway, go into debt, the economy falters and before you know it, Tom Binns has single-handedly caused the GFC! lol.

Visit the website here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Growing Jewellery - Hafsteinn Juliusson

"Now I've seen everything!"
"Really.  Have you seen a man eat his own head?"
"Er, no."
"Then you haven't seen everything, have you?"

I can't remember what line that movie is from, but it cracks me up every time.

Seriously though, is this where modern jewellery is going? If so, it's all a bit like hard work for me. Granted, this is a very striking and unique look, but what about people like me who can't even keep cacti alive?!

Fun for 8-12 months. Buy from Hafsteinn Juliusson for 150€.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Beautiful, Non-Traditional Wedding Band

If I was the sort of woman who dreamed of getting married in Byron Bay, then this would be the perfect ring for my husband.

Made of titanium and inlaid with ancient Kauri wood (certified 30,000 to 50,000 years old), this ring is a gorgeous symbol of longevity.

Buy from Robandlean for US $160.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Eka Poetry Pendant

When I first saw this pendant I was looking at it on the mobile so I thought, "how gorgeous, it's like a thumbprint!"

It's only just now, that I've looked at it on my desktop that I've seen that the engraving is actually a beautiful love poem inscribed across the surface of this pink gold pendant.

I think this would be such a romantic gift, especially if each poem is original. Buy from LUISAVIAROMA for AUD $7333 (approx).

Saturday, August 8, 2009

More Details on Gemma Redux Fall 09 Line

Some more details on the Gemma Redux Fall 09 Line for y'all from GR:

"This collection is truly a celebration of the elements from which it is made -- including huge pyrite (Fools' Gold!) nuggets, rough petrified wood slabs and icy chunks of hemimorphite, all mixed together with some warm, industrial metals such as raw brass, copper and raw steel.  There are also some great pops of color in bright cobalt blue and rich emerald green to take us in to Holiday (full Holiday collection coming later)."

Friday, August 7, 2009

Hey Mama!

I have always thought that new mums deserve a friggin' medal for going through childbirth, but this sweet pendant by Tali Gillette would do nicely! (Gwyneth and Naomi Watts apparently both have one)

The pendant consists of .65 of a carat of pave diamonds in 18k white gold. It's very delicate at 1" in diameter.  On sale now for $1,950 USD at Giving Tree.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Crown Jewels

Pequitobun is such a fantastic proposition that you wish you thought of it yourself.  Take gorgeous, painstakingly selected vintage pieces and combine them into one-of-a-kind necklaces and earrings. 

Designer Sherry started the label (named after her pet rabbit) at college and began by selling the pieces to friends and colleagues.  Now her pieces are in huge demand, especially after Jenny from Gossip Girl wore this necklace in the "The Goodbye" episode.

With a gorgeous vintage brooch as the centrepiece and a stunning little green cubic zirconia falling to one side, this piece will make an amazing statement.

Buy through Pequitobun for $585

Gemma Redux New Fall 09 Preview!!

I've been itching to do a post on Gemma Redux, one of my fave jewellery designers and artists - but I wanted to wait until her Fall 09 collection was out.  Well the wait is over!  She has just posted preview images to Facebook.  
The collection appears to stay true to her design aesthetic, while updating shapes and colours consistent with Fall.  Gorgeous nuggety bronzes, golds, antique silver chains as well as some new spherical and leafy shapes which I just adore.

I've fallen pretty hard for this bracelet.  I'll get in touch with the designer and try to find out some more details for you all on the exact gems used and when this range will be available.  Visit the website here.  I can't wait to see the full collection!

This ring seriously packs a punch!!

Well, it's Thursday and we all know what that means...a whole load of new Shiny, Pretty Things on the Net-a-Porter website!

From this weeks additions I've selected the striking Marni "Bone" ring.

It seems it's not just statement necklaces that are hot right now, the trend extends to rings and earrings! 

From the size of it, this ring is also intended to double as a knuckle duster (I hear that's how it got its name) so you can feel extra confident walking along dark alleys - lol.

Buy from Net-a-Porter for £152.17

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Barbara Rabito 'Juliana' Necklace from Becker Minty

Necklaces like this are the very reason I have been avoiding setting foot into Becker Minty, Potts Point.  Not because I don't like it, but because I would need to re-mortgage the apartment to finance the purchase of all the exquisite jewellery in there.

This Juliana necklace is made from a collection of vintage materials including a watch, a hair clip and a small portrait.  

Wear it with a delicate fabric blouse, like a dusk pink or pearl silk and hair in a simple chignon.  Divine. Buy from Becker Minty for AUD $565.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

**TWITTERIFIC TUESDAY** LA Native - Flying Earth Earrings

Okay, so every Tuesday I am going to bring you jewellery from someone I find through Twitter.  Today it is a gorgeous pair of earrings from the fabulous duo at LA Native.  Their designs really capture the essence of LA, with a hippie/American Indian vibe.

I love these earrings, perfect for cruising around this summer in denim shorts, a white singlet and a cute headscarf (Nicole Richie style).

Buy from their Etsy store for US$58.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Give me Givenchy!

I was watching the Tudors the other day when I saw one of the male characters wearing a 'necklace' very similar to this.  How weird to think of men wearing this today!?

I absolutely adore the over-the-topness of this Givenchy necklace.  It screams luxury at you (as opposed to whispering it quietly in your ear).

Cheekily wear this pool side with a fabulous bikini, heels and a cocktail - NOT strolling around in a 15th Century English market place.

Buy from Barneys for US $1925.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Living La Dolce Vita

There's only one app I've found that is more dangerous than the Net-a-Porter app and the eBay app - and that is the ShopStyle app.  

Yesterday while the b/f was watching football or cartoons I started thumbing through the thousands of jewellery listings and found this little beauty - the VITA Combina Triple Wrap Bracelet in Orange. 

The shade of orange reminds me of the Hermes orange - which is just timelessly fashionable.  

I'd pair this with my little white Little Joe by Gail Elliot dress and gladiator flats and I'm ready to go.  Now all I need is summer!

Buy from chickdowntown for US$88.