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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


Favorite Instagram Pictures: Winter 2014

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bulgariofficial Serpenti invasion! Love this gorgeous photo featuring this iconic snake

cptjewellery modern, yet Art Deco in style--love this ring

roseark love this necklace, gets my wheels turning, no pun intended

evafehren classic X ring in the midst of some gorgeous loose diamonds

saturday_stonez picturesque stacks and gold, lovely

jencwilliams took this amazing shot of Italy that would make anyone want to visit

misslibbydale such a great ring--Old Mine cut diamonds, navette shape sold at Christies last October

malachitehome favorite home decor inspiration of the moment

wwake lining up the newest creations, with some gorgeous Opal gemstones

levi_h loves this new brooch just in at Kentshire and I do too!

nakarmstrong has some amazing designs, I love these earrings

arrowandanchorantiques a lizard and a platinum and diamond navette ring

tuitrend a domed sensation--sapphires and diamonds in a unique design

bethbjewelled shows off her arm stack, which mixes antique with new designers

Favorite Rings from TWISTonline

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TWISTonline has been a favorite jewelry destination of mine since I knew it existed.  I always love to browse through their jewelry and check out their Facebook Page updates.  One time I even won one of their infamous jewelry giveaways.  Here are some rings I've really been liking over at TWISTonline:

Cathy Waterman branch and scallop band, Price: $4400

Nak Armstrong tourmaline and gold double band ring, Price: $2500

L Frank three part band and diamond bead, Price: $1350

Jeanine Payer golden band with quote, Price: $1100