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Blog - Modern Jewelry

A Q&A with Acanthus Jewelry designer Nichole McIver

Acanthus Jewelry is a modern jewelry collection conceived by designer Nichole McIver and inspired by her background as a medieval art historian. Nichole takes inspiration from her love of cultures past, and translates that into handcrafted modern heirlooms. Her pieces are feminine with a touch of edge and combine precious metals and gemstones with a [...]

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April Birthstone: A girl's best friend

Who doesn't want to be an April birthday girl, when their birthstone is the always fabulous Diamond.  There is nothing wrong with color gemstones, but a Diamond is a go-with-all, gotta-have stone that shines and accents like no other.  The property that gives diamond the sparkle, it's high dispersion of light, and it's rarity, have [...]

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Over the Moon for Celestial Fashion

This season, the heavens opened up on the fashion scene and all manor of celestial inspiration hit the runways and boutiques.  Jeans to accessories to red carpet looks are adorned with all matter of stars, moons and colorful galactic scenes. Stella McCartney bag, Current Elliot jeans, Zuhair Murad gown, TopShop bodysuitWe're partial to the modern jewelry [...]

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Trending: Environmentally Conscious Jewelry

More and more consumers are paying attention to not only who makes their purchases (small batch and handcrafted makers, please!), but also how they make it.  It's not enough to assure that a favorite accessory wasn't mass produced in an overseas sweatshop by a faceless conglomerate.  There is a rising tide of consumers who want [...]

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Jewelry Trends for 2016. More of What We Want

The list of top jewelry trends for 2016 continues.  In addition to those must-have modern jewelry looks discussed in our last post, we add these covetable trends. Chokers and Collars: A sculptural neck piece adds structure and modernity to your look.    Radial Necklace by Acanthus, Prayer Stick Choker by Lauren & Gracia, Arc Choker in Gold by Third CrownAsymmetry: Ear [...]

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Top Jewelry Trends for 2016: What We Want

The beginning of the year is always a good time to take stock -- of our hopes and dreams, planned accomplishments, discarded bad habits and of course, what we want to add to our modern jewelry box.  2016 is full of fresh ideas and pieces as well as some continued strong looks from past seasons. Studs [...]

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How to Accessorize an LBD

It's the time of the year to get fancy. Parties and more parties.  And hopefully some of those call for a killer cocktail dress. We think it's key to keep your jewelry equally sleek and sophisticated when accessorizing a minimalist little black dress (or red or taupe or ....).  Something with clean lines that still has attitude [...]

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Small and Proud

                                        We’ve always believed good things come in small packages. Of course we do. We’re a modern jewelry boutique. But right now, we’re focusing on the good things that come with being and supporting a small [...]

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The Very Nice List: Our top jewelry gift picks for the Holidays

The magic of the season? We’d say it’s finding just the right gift. Something that reflects her unique personal style…and reflects well back on you. Of course, you can never go wrong with jewelry. For one thing, it always fits. And our new online gift guide can help you make sure it also fits her style [...]

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Hand-Picked vs. Just Hand-Made

Like all fans of the hand-made and artisanal, we noted with (visible) interest the debut of Handmade at Amazon. Meant as an answer to Etsy, whose 7.5 million jewelry offerings now include many factory-made pieces, Handmade at Amazon offers 44,000 hand-made jewelry designs to choose from.To which we say... Whew, I’m exhausted!While we applaud [...]

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