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Entries in broken english jewelry (14)

SHOW ME YOUR RINGS! XCII

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Colette Jewelry stacks up some new pieces that are dark yet colorful!

The Gem Hunter showing off some rings of the day, including some that are for sale

The Eden Collective creates a moody feminine vibe with cameos and black hearts

a fist full of Jacquie Aiche jewels some of my favorites in her collections

Roseark wearing Gienia Design + Barry Brinker Fine Jewelry, a winning combination

Doves Jewelry proves that all one color can have a major impact, love it

Logan Hollowell Jewelry creates stacks that are elegant, trendy and downright beautiful 

Broken English Jewelry plays with Andrea Fohrman's celestial rings

stacks and stacks of Sirciam Jewelry on the fingers and on jewelry cases}

 

SHOW ME YOUR RINGS! LXI

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totally in love with Baker & Black Caduceus ring also paired with an antique find from Bavier Brook

Broken English sporting some incredible pieces from their shop, from Nikos Kulis

@cbalthouse wearing lots of rings from her personal ring collection

Gemaporter Blog showing two spectacular neon enamel rings from Dior

Arrow & Anchor Antiques proving that unisex rings are where it's at!

J. Hadley Jewelry and a perfect fall palette featuring rings in all shades of brown

Julers' Row blog wearing a stack of rich, high carat gold and a porcelain tile rings from Whitney Abrams

Polly Wales is always the perfect candidate for SHOW ME YOUR RINGS!

@julie_hj stacking rings from her personal collection, loving the turquoise!}

 

Broken English Opens New Store in New York City

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New York City just got cooler.  With Broken English opening up a store in New York City's own Soho neighborhood, owner Laura Freedman adds a bit of west coast chill with a dash of gemstone sparkle to this area, and everyone is excited.  Known for her impeccable taste and her LA store, which opened back in 2006, the timing was right to finally make the commitment of being bi-coastal.  

“I knew I wanted to be in Soho,” she recalls, “with the cobblestones and the neighborhood feel and the brands that are already there. I wanted a luxury environment that was still welcoming.” 

The shop is located at 56 Crosby Street, behind AllSaints' current location, occupying 500 square-feet of lush jewelry heaven!  With an ambiance made up of gemstone specimens, brass and marble vintage jewelry displays and antique Chesterfield chairs, the space doesn't hold back from perfection.  

“There isn’t another stand-alone jewelry store that represents this level of designers. It’s really something fresh for New York. I see this as an opportunity to bring these creative people into the lives of those who appreciate this work.”  

An eclectic mix of over 50 contemporary designers each can call Broken English "home" which is what Laura wants each of her customers to feel like upon entering.  

“I think that’s what’s so disarming about Broken English,” she notes. “You feel like you’re coming into someone’s living room and they’re showing you all their special things.” 

Not only does Broken English carry some of my favorite jewelry designers, like Anita Ko, Deborah Pagani, Michelle Fantaci, but also lots of vintage and estate pieces.  Anything from a 1940s curb link bracelet that is totally retro, to a Victorian engraved locket ready to be treasured for many more years to come!  Whether I'm in NYC or LA, I must stop by Broken English--two coasts, one amazing store!

 


Above four pieces, available at Broken English:

 

Vine Hoop Earrings in 18k gold and diamonds, by Jamie Wolf, Price: $5500

 

Three Stack ring in 18k gold and black diamonds, by THIRTEEN31, Price: $6000

 

Button earrings set with spinel, labradorite, white sapphire & aquamarine, by Nak Armstrong, Price: $1530

 

Endless Knot ring set in 18k gold and diamonds, by C Greene, Price: $9000

 


Perfect Jewelry Looks for Spring! #LoveGold

lookfour lookthree looktwo lookoneSpring weather has finally arrived, which only means time to shop!!  Right?!  But before we can head to the stores or online for our new spring wardrobe, let's take a look at some of the spring trends in gold jewelry! Luckily they are incredibly easy to mix and match along with what is happening in the fashion world.  Here are some jewelry styling ideas for the Top Four fashion looks for spring:

Look One:

For a night out, this spring's must have dress is done in bold colors with a futuristic vibe.  The best yellow gold jewelry to pair with this look is something big and bold as well--like the sophistication of Carla Amorim's onyx and gold earrings with a classy updo.  Your fingers should be decked out in all gold, no gemstones, so as not to compete with the bright colors of the dress.  I love Deborah Pagani's La Folle ring which can hold its own!

Jewelry Details:

18k yellow gold Bitter earrings set with onyx by Carla Amorim from Broken English Jewelry

18k yellow gold La Folle ring by Deborah Pagani from Barney's

Look Two:

For a casual day, where you have no place to go except a few appointments and running errands, a solid crop top or tank top is this season's must-have.  Pair it with some trendy high-waisted jeans and some bold sunglasses, like shown.  Pull your hair back and let your earrings do the talking!  I love these Gypsy Chandelier earrings by Finn done in 18k gold.  They are not your average dangles; they have an cool, edgy vibe.  Leave your neck and wrists bare, and stack your fingers with some all-gold geometric rings.  My favorites for this look are ones by Lito and Eva Fehren.

Jewelry Details:

18k yellow gold Gypsy Chandelier earrings by Finn from Twist

14k yellow gold Izel ring by Lito from Twist

18k yellow gold "X" ring by Eva Fehren from Twist

Look Three: 

For a fun day out with your girlfriends or a day of antiquing, flowy floral tops are perfect for spring.  You can never have too many flowers in one outfit--so a floral top with some floral inspired gold jewelry is definitely not too matchy-matchy.  I love the big flower ring from Emily & Ashley and a necklace would drape wonderfully with the neckline of this top--Caspita makes this beautiful "Gyroscope" necklace set with diamonds.  A cuff bracelet finishes the look with a geometric feel, from Zoe Chicco.

Jewelry Details:

14k yellow gold Chevron cuff with black and white diamonds by Zoe Chicco

18k yellow gold flower ring with diamonds by Emily & Ashley from Stone & Strand

18k yellow gold 7 Chakras Gyroscope necklace by Caspita from Muse Showroom

Look Four:

For those who live up North, where a light sweater is as good as it is going to get for a springtime wardrobe, pair solid colored sweaters with some boyfriend style jeans.  Get cheeky with this plain look by adding some ultra-trendy emoticon-inspired gold jewelry.  Alison Lou is taking the jewelry industry by storm with her super cool emoticon rings and pendants.  Here we have chosen the happy face eternity band and red enamel lips ring.  I also chose these incredible earrings done in 18k yellow gold with specially cut moonstones from Atelier Munsteiner.

Jewelry Details: 

18k yellow gold Moonstone drop earrings by Atelier Munsteiner from Broken English Jewelry

14k yellow gold All Happy ring by Alison Lou from Stone & Strand

14k yellow gold red enamel lips rings by Alison Lou

 

This post was brought to you in collaboration with LoveGold

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SHOW ME YOUR RINGS! XLVII

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bethbjeweled snapped this photo while at the NY Antique Show, modern mixed with antique

Broken English showing how pieces by Lito can look so cool worn all together

Cele and Clio have this amazing showstopper ring in their collection, love it

these evil eye rings from Hod Boutique are calling my name

Jennifer Gandia of Greenwich Jewelers & her personal collection, both antique & pieces from designers she sells

Karrisoph and her incredible serpent ring collection

Satine_Julia with a new shipment of Shay Fine Jewelry

Suzanne Kalan wearing some one-of-a-kind opal ring designs she created for clients

Ylang23 stacked up to perfection--diamonds and mixed metals }