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The Evolution of the Choker for Spring

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Express Choker by Liz Law

Last 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 the shoulder blouse for a very current look. Another favorite is the Rope Choker by Merewif. This Charming new style was cast from an actual piece of rope and the plated in 14k Gold. Like many of the open-front sculptural styles, the opening can be worn in the front or back for style flexibility.

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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Newest Looks from Lumo Jewelry

We’ve been adding lots of new styles from the ever-popular Lumo Jewelry. Think simple, minimalist approaches that somehow become everyone’s latest obsessions despite, or perhaps because of, their pared-back approach to modern jewelry. New styles include updated earring looks with innovative new shapes like the Abby Studs or Slip On Opal Studs, both which feature a a coiled hoop which starts in front of [...]

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Put a Ring On It

Rings have been the primary focus of many jewelry collections in recent years with designers catering to women who’ve been piling on multiple rings, either stacked on a single finger or spread across the digits.The trend toward innovation and individuality continues as modern rings come in so many unique forms and materials. There are wrap rings like the Bound Ring [...]

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