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Blog - Modern jewelry

Accessorizing That FitBit

When we think of modern jewelry, our immediate thoughts go to all the chic, edgy earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces created by our independent jewelry designers. But truly, the most modern of jewelry for many are tech wearables, particularly the FitBit.While they help us track our every move, we want to keep our style game moving forward as well. [...]

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Chikahisa Studio Comes to Visible Interest

At Visible Interest, we are always excited when we meet a new designer that we want to showcase on the site.  Their collection has to have a unique point-of-view yet fit into the overall aesthetic of the site.  Be identifiable as that designer's, yet play well with the collections.  The pieces have to fit in, [...]

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Top Ten Reasons to Shop Visible Interest

    We love to shop.  Both online and in physical stores. But when we do, it has to be with a retailer that stands out for a reason.  We take note of a store that is worthy of our time, attention and ultimately dollars and try to incorporate what we love about into our own. [...]

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Modern Made

Craft, handmade, small batch, artisanal, maker.  No matter what we call it, the trend is exploding.  We all want to be closer to the source of our goods.  And while perhaps we're not as fanatical as getting to personally know our chicken's name and life story before we eat it as in the iconic Portlandia episode, [...]

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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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