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Black Nico Ring with Black Diamonds by Selin Kent

In addition to the pinks and florals cascading down the runways for Spring/Summer 2017, edgy jewelry had a big showing and was a stylish counterpoint to all the sweet. Jewelry embellished with spikes, chains and general attitude is having a big impact. We are all encouraged to channel our uptown punk with jewelry like the Charlotte Ear Wire, a diamond embellished ear climber with a chain detail or the Gold and Black Diamond Crystal Sawtooth Hoops with their crystal-lined spikes. The Nico Ring perfectly balances luxe and attitude with its double band bar detail lined in diamonds, while the Small Hook Poke Earrings use a fishhook design to toughen up the classic hoop.

It's a Wrap. Rings that go 'round and 'round.

Adding multiple new versions of the popular Bound Ring collection by Poppyor has given wrap rings lovers ultimate variety in height and finish. The Bound Rings and newer Demi Rings come in Yellow or Rose Gold and shiny or oxidized Sterling Silver. Throw in the option to sport a little diamond in an 18k Gold setting and you’ve got [...]

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The Evolution of the Choker for Spring

http://www.visibleinterest.com/shop-by-category/necklaces/express-choker/liz-lawLast season chokers exploded onto modern jewelry scene. They continue to be huge for Spring but have evolved from the ubiquitous ribbon look to encompass thin chain link styles and sculptural pieces in a variety of finishes. One standout is the Express Choker by Liz Law created a from hand-made vintage brass chain. Pair this modern necklace with an off [...]

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Third Crown gets Crowned on Vogue.com

As a modern jewelry retailer who sells, showcases and champions small up-and-coming independent jewelry designers, we are always thrilled when one of our brands scores a great feature by a major media player.  Not an easy thing to do.  Third Crown, the architecturally minded collaboration between husband and wife design duo Kofi and Kristen Essel, [...]

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Wrist Cuffs Are It

Cuff ‘em. Yes please do. Wrist cuffs are trending and are the perfect way to accessorize the bare arm styles of Spring and Summer. Whether big and bold or narrow and delicate, cuff bracelets are comfortable, sophisticated and oh so chic. Take Sheri Beryl’s City Lights Cuff in Silver with it hand cut spaces meant to [...]

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The Ears Have It in a Big Way

With Spring almost upon us, we suggest you turn your attention to the ear.The modern statement earring is the big jewelry story for the coming season.The bigger the better.Think long, think unique shapes, think oversized and very, very obvious. Materials have gotten tech in many cases and techniques to keep earrings light and wearable are obvious in the comfort [...]

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Merewif expands their collection

Merewif, by Savannah Watson, is a collection that focuses on the designer’s seaside lifestyle, featuring modern jewelry inspired by sea creatures, plants and the tides. New styles on the site like the Seahorse Ear Crawlers and the Rope Choker are perfect examples. Some of Merewif’s other newest pieces expand the focus to other facets of the natural world, including the standout Yin [...]

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A Q&A with Designer Dana Bronfman

A recent Fashion Group International Rising Star Award recipient, independent jewelry designer Dana Bronfman draws inspiration for her eponymous contemporary fine jewelry collection from juxtaposing the beauty of natural elements with the grit and glamour of New York City’s industrial architecture. Dana designs each jewel in her collection from recycled fine metals in her Brooklyn studio and then master [...]

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Rising Star

Independent jewelry designer Dana Bronfman was just awarded the Rising Star award in the fine jewelry category by Fashion Group International, a global organization of over 5000 members focused on promoting the business of fashion. Dana’s dazzling eco-conscious jewelry is crafted in New York using certified recycled fine metals and reclaimed gems. Her pieces define modern jewelry incorporating [...]

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It's all in the Mix

The look this Winter is all about varied materials. So mixed metal jewelry is looking bigger than ever with dual metals showcased in a single piece. As the rules are changing and it’s become acceptable to mix silver and gold jewelry in a single ensemble, mixed metal jewelry provides a bridge for those who still like to keep [...]

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