Monday, October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween! I love this holiday, if only for the excuse to eat a serious amount of chocolate and watch marathons of scary movies. But I miss the days of the kid-like excitement of planning my Halloween costume for months and dressing up with spookie make-up and all. These vampire teeth rings would be the perfect, subtle way to show my love for this holiday while still maintaining my adult status.
Friday, October 28, 2011
I am excited to announce that Villette Jewelry will now be sold at select Anthropologie stores! Above will be two of the styles offered (coming in November)... two of my favorite styles with a little twist, my Alchemy necklace with a bezel set solar quartz and my Enraptured earrings with gold wire and oxidized silver earwires. Other styles include my traditional Alchemy necklace and one of a kind Watchcase lockets. I couldn't be happier with how all the product turned out and I am so excited about this new partnership with Anthropologie.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I love the look of antique etched or engraved wedding bands. If you are not one who wants a ton of diamonds in your wedding ring set, this is a wonderful alternative that still has a lot of visual interest. And even better, they make the perfect additional stacking ring for a wedding set too! (Above ring found here.)
Friday, October 21, 2011
I took a trip to NYC for work and had some free time to stop by ABC Carpet & Home, possibly one of my favorite places to look for jewelry in the city. Although their website offers some jewelry, their in-store selections are far better and worth the visit to the retail space. Once again, I was introduced to a new, amazing jewelry designer, Danielle Welmond. Her stone settings are beautifully organic and I love her mix of semi-precious stones with a sprinkle of diamonds. (This piece can be found on Twist.)
Monday, October 17, 2011
I know I have talked about Boardwalk Empire before but I still am in awe of their costume design, especially the jewelry. I was immediately struck by the jade earrings Gillian (Gretchen Mol) seems to be wearing often this season (apologies for the small photo, I couldn't find a larger photo of her wearing the earrings). I have now become obsessed with tracking down art deco jade filigree earrings. I found these which are pretty spectacular!
Friday, October 7, 2011
I love the combination of high/low on this necklace by Margaret Solow. Beautiful labradorite and sapphire are bezel set in 14K gold and placed on a simple silk cord. (I also love the addition of the off-center gold bead.) The combination makes this necklace feel wearable but slightly decadent.
Monday, October 3, 2011
I love Gabriela Artigas' Raven collection, especially her geometrical stud bracelet. These wear everyday pieces are a departure from Artigas' classic styles that are much bigger statement pieces. But I seem to be more drawn to this new, simpler aesthetic. I just can't get enough of these wispy, delicate styles!