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Entries in Jewelry Lookbook (15)

Fine Gold Jewelry Looks for Everyday #LoveGold

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When you work at a fine jewelry store, you begin to learn what sells, what consumers are looking for, and what real people are wearing on a daily basis. Sometimes I get disappointed by the “safe” choices people make when buying fine gold jewelry. Often shoppers are searching for a piece they can wear 24/7. By now, as a reader of Gem Gossip, you probably know that I think differently than a novice jewelry buyer, and I am hoping my blog will help people take more risks when buying fine gold jewelry.

When I shop for gold jewelry, I try to look for things that are very unique--something I have never seen before. Bold, statement making pieces are definitely items you will want to have in your collection. Tinier, smaller pieces that you can wear together or stacked which can be collected over time are also necessary for your jewelry wardrobe.

I’ve highlighted several jewelry looks I’ve sported over the past couple of months. I never wear the same jewelry every single day--to me, that would be like someone wearing the same outfit everyday. Just doesn’t make sense! It is so much fun to mix and match every morning and create different, unexpected combinations.

Above looks: (left to right)

14k white gold diamond X earrings I designed using parts of a necklace

My ring choices span decades-- like gold Victorian baby rings, my Victorian engagement ring, a contemporary gold ring design by Arosha Taglia, Victorian onyx flower and Art Deco filigree ring with an updated diamond

Here I layered different lengths of gold necklaces, with the mid-length dangling rings from, and a gold Victorian monogram choker

My earrings are all 14k gold with a theme in common: dangles & crosses

I collect gold Victorian bangles and sometimes stacking my entire collection works better than being choosey

An incredibly thick, twisted rope chain in 18k yellow gold would typically scream “Mr. T” but if you wrap it around your neck and wear the right outfit, it becomes a cool statement piece!


This post was brought to you in collaboration with LoveGold



Ariel Gordon Jewelry Fall 2012 Lookbook


I've been a huge fan of Ariel Gordon's jewelry since the beginning of my blogging days, and I always love her jewelry lookbooks. This year's lookbook illustrates how wearable her pieces are on a day-to-day basis. So casual and on trend--Ariel Gordon released some new designs which pair well with her other jewels from past collections. She has a new signet ring which has been a favorite of many women looking for a classic ring to wear everyday. I love the "Close to My Heart" ring which is a modern take on the BFF heart pendants--remember those? Check out her full collection by visiting her website!

Obsession: Jessica Craig-Martin Photography

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It started with just one small blog mention of Jessica Craig-Martin's photographs on the blog of St.Kilda and now I am hooked.  Jessica Craig-Martin focuses on pictures that capture any/every thing excluding the face or head. She mostly photographs at upscale parties, gala events and charity functions where patrons accessorize up a storm.  This intrigues me because she has shot some great jewelry looks, like the photos above. So unique that she doesn't get any faces in the shots.

Jewelry Icon: Joan Burstein of Browns


I mean, I don't necessarily look forward to aging, but this photo speaks volumes to me. Taken by The Sartorialist, this image captures Joan Burstein posing with some beautiful pieces of jewelry. Joan is the founder of Browns--a private department store known for housing up-and-coming designers. Some even credit Browns for discovering Alexander McQueen. This photo represents wisdom, experience and satisfaction. I want to be happy at Joan's age, look back on my career and be proud--I know she is proud.

Jewelry Lookbook: Pamela Love

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Really loving jewelry designer Pamela Love here.  The rings, the bracelets, the necklace--easily explains why she is a jewelry designer, because she knows how to do it well.  Check out the full story over at Elle.