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Blog - Modern Jewelry

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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5 Pieces That Belong In Your Jewelry Box This Fall

Did you make your Fall fashion must-have list and check it twice? A-line minis? Check. Menswear-inspired suiting? Check. What about 70’s flares, patchwork and fringe? One of the easiest way to freshen your look is with accessories. From textured hose to furry scarves, the Fall 2015 runways were overrun with great ideas. But jewelry is [...]

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Wardrobe Essentials: Why Classics Need a Twist

The LBD. The classic trench. The crisp white shirt. Every woman needs certain staples in her wardrobe.But the secret to looking effortlessly chic and put-together vs. staid or same-o, same-o is to make sure your go-to classics have a current twist. This is especially true in your jewelry box. There are certain pieces we wear more than others--even [...]

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The True Cost: The Importance of Knowing

There's something special about knowing who touched your jewelry before it became yours. At Visible Interest, we support designers who make their living creating beautiful pieces of modern jewelry. Every time pieces sell, our indie jewelry designers are thrilled as it is so personal to them to share their creations with others.  These handcrafted, contemporary [...]

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Not Your Grandma's Pearls

It's a rite of passage to sneak your mother's best pearls and play dress up as a little girl. And traditionally, pearls have been a bit, well, traditional.  Think Barbara Bush and DAR meetings.  But no more. Today pearl jewelry can be modern, minimalist and even edgy with pearls adorning some of our favorite contemporary looks.      [...]

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What You'll be Wearing according to Big Data

It used to be that magazine editors predicted what was trending in the industry by attending fashion shows, working with national retailers each month to see what consumers were buying. But the art of predicting the latest in fashion trends just became more technical, and it's simple: Google.According to the New York Times, the world's [...]

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A Q&A with One Oak by Sara designer, Sara Reichert

At Visible Interest, we agree that indie jewelry designer Sara Reichert is one of a kind.  Her jewelry collection One OAK by Sara, which stands for “One-Of-A-Kind, is full of sophisticated modern jewelry that blends the textures of natural gemstones with edgy chains. Sara finds inspiration in antique stores, flea markets and in vintage jewelry that she [...]

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Spring Has Sprung: Modern Emerald Jewelry by Lumo and La Corza

The flowers are blooming, the trees and grass are turning green and this month's featured gemstone jewelry is fittingly the emerald!Kelly, lime, or viridian -- this vibrant spring gemstone adds that slight pop of color to a sleek and stylish modern wardrobe. Here's a glance at some of the emerald looks from indie jewelry [...]

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Naturally Modern

With Earth Day on the horizon, we'd thought we'f focus on the ultimate designer, Mother Nature.  Nothing else we create can match her brilliance, originality and variety. It’s why her work provides the inspiration for so many visualists in all fields.At Visible Interest, we’re of course taken with the modern interpretation of all things natural, [...]

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Portland Style

Decidedly Modern is decidedly West this week, checking out all things Portland, Oregon.We’re inspired by the unique and individualistic, albeit very casual, approach to fashion.Here are some things we'd pile up on for an extended stay: Boyfriend JeansSubstantial bootsArtistic shirtCool anorakDistinctive bagUptown punk jewelryPortland is a mecca for all things handcrafted and the small independent artisan [...]

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