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Top Five Pieces I Wanted to Take Home With Me at Couture 2017

Couture | Gem Gossip

This year the Couture show opened its doors to hundreds of buyers and press from all over the world, while I walked in a day late of opening day, I was quick and eager to dive into all that it had to offer. Each designer stood beaming behind their booths, creativity on full power and all their blood, sweat and tears front and center under the grappling lights. More on the show in general in a few days, but I wanted to focus in on five pieces, from five different designers that I felt stood out to me. These pieces may not be the flashiest or have the biggest gemstones; they are pieces I would want for my personal collection--items I could see myself wearing and enjoying on a daily basis. There are lots of jewels at Couture that were bold, striking and great for editorial shoots--but translating them into every day wear for an average American didn't quite fit in my eyes. Yes these jewels might be fun to drool over, to take a photo of, or to just simply stare at, but as I stood there thinking to myself, "what if I owned a store in Nashville, what would I buy that would fit my audience?" I realized that sort of changed my entire thinking while browsing. Most of the time when I'm in "Gem Gossip mode" I'm one-sided in my thinking, focusing on what pieces would photograph well, what would my followers want to see, what would get the most "likes." So here are my top five pieces that I surely wanted to take home with me at Couture 2017!

1. Anthony Lent Crescent Moonface bangles: being celestial obsessed must be commemorated somehow and these bangles fit the bill in many ways. First off, they are wearable and go with just about anything, for any occasion. Secondly, they are timeless and can be passed down through generations. Best part is they are each hand-made by Anthony Lent himself in his Philadelphia-based studio.

See the Anthony Lent website here. 

Couture | Gem Gossip

2. Anything in opal from Jacquie Aiche: If you've visited Jacquie Aiche's booth at Couture, you know--every year she outfits her spot in gems and mineral specimens that have you feeling like you've been transported to her world. And once inside, there's no shortage of jewelry--each corner and nook is filled with displays, dripping in jewelry. And that's exactly their mantra--cover yourself in their pieces and style yourself to the max. Every necklace, bracelet, earring, ring and body chain complements one another, and now we know why she has so many devote "tribe" members!

See the Jacquie Aiche website here.

Couture | Gem Gossip

3. Stackable, easy on-and-off chokers from Suzanne Kalan: ok, we all have realized chokers are still going strong in popularity and if you're really wanting to invest in something that is well-constructed, easy to wear, and gorgeous all-around, I suggest these! Suzanne Kalan is known for her baguette diamond wizardry and she follows through again in the choker design department. At the show, the chokers were displayed in large bunches, stacked together and they looked just as good, if not better when worn! There's no clasp or ties, it is flexible, so you can take it on and off SO easily!

See the Suzanne Kalan website here. 

Couture | Gem Gossip

4. Enamel surf boards from Tara Hirshberg: I loved all the charms I was seeing at Couture this year and these enameled surf boards were a definite highlight from the debuting designer. I have never surfed before in my life and honestly am frightened beyond belief of the ocean, but even with those pitted against me, I have never wanted a gold surf board more in my life! haha!  I love the colors used, the size of them and the wearability. Creating surf-related jewels came naturally for LA-based designer Tara and her ocean living and ocean loving life. 

See the Tara Hirshberg website here. 

Couture | Gem Gossip

5. New diamond bow rings from Arik Kastan: I always look forward to seeing the new designs from vintage-inspired Arik Kastan. This year's new bow rings had my head spinning and jaw-dropping.  They are perfect to stack and fit right in with other antique pieces, as seen here stacked with some other fun Arik Kastan rings. Loving all the green agate too! Tough decision though choosing which bow--the top or bottom??

See the Arik Kastan website here. 

Couture 2017


Want more? See my top picks from last year's show!


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@heartof_antique_gold is a fun collector to follow on Instagram, great collection and great taste

Suzanne Kalan is one of my all-time favorite designers, such amazing rings

one of my favorite looks from a #LenoreParty Bellflower Bay dressed to kill

No.3 is a shop located in San Francisco specializing in finely curated jewels

Jaimie Geller Jewelry showing us some Joelle Jewellery, love the black gold with diamonds

Djula Jewelry excels in diamonds...and rings!

Estate Jewelry Mama rocking pieces from her shop, one for every finger

Arrow & Anchor Antiques admires Laurel Stearns' personal ring collection while at A Current Affair vintage market

Arik Kastan stacks up their classic eternity gemstone bands with a few other favorites}

Favorite Instagram Pictures: August 2014

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suzannekalan known for having some amazing stack rings, she proves necklaces are no feat as well

mociun now carries Makers Circle rings although I'm dying to have one in solid gold (these are gold plated)

hannahmlondon and her incredible engagement ring, looks so modern and stylish

carrerasjewelers if I could pick another engagement ring for myself, this would be it!

sunnysbondjewelry is obsessing over opals and gold…so are we!

freemansauctions dying over these Cartier rings and this diamond collar from their auction back in May

vikavickyvictoria having fun at BaselWorld checking out Chopard's capsule collection

vintagejewelboy I love this shot, with the cup immaculately engraved with the frames in the background

randimolofsky has an emerald friend, along with her gorgeous rings from Jacquie Aiche, Zaiken Jewelry & Di Modolo

juliewolfdesign has a new lineup of necklaces she has put together for sale, love them!

heartofsolidgold displays her personal collection in an antique ring holder, just beautiful!

martkatthemuseum incredibly captures Ingres' Comtesse d'Haussonville out of his textbook

lfrankjewelry knows how to set a bold, chunky gemstone, these are breath-taking

icecreamcandy designed a modern version of the crowned heart ring with these gorgeous gemstones



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Debra Messing wearing Robert Lee Morris and Cartier #omg

Suzanne Kalan stacks in all moody blues and grays, with a hint of black!

Sarah Hendler designed some new rose gold rope bands and 18k gold sapphire ball ring

rrenio showing some major Forevermark x Hoorsenbuhs diamond rings

Roseark sells Gem Gossip Jewelry!! Love seeing my rings displayed at that incredible store

Love Adorned with the nail tip rings?! So cool.

Jill Newman visited London and had some fun with this incredible diamond ring

Heartofsolidgold also visited London, on top of The Shard to be precise with a ringshot

The Muse Showroom after a long day, still rocking some jewels they eat,drink,play in!}


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**This is Volume 50 of SHOW ME YOUR RINGS!! Amazing! Thank you everyone for being so enthusisatic about rings, these photos are truly incredible and inspirational!

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a gorgeous selection of Suzanne Kalan rings paired with a white lace top

Jimena Bolaños made a nice batch of gold eternity bands, each one so unique

Single Stone Mission Street captured the beauty of Irene Neuwirth rings here

Satine Boutique sure knows how to pick 'em! Love all these stacked

NecessaryExcess was tempting me with the amazing vintage pearl ring

swooning over these Katie Diamond Jewelry pieces, so cute

Jessica Seaton Jewelry does it right, I want them all!

Gem Nerd testing out some baby antique rings as midi-rings

Charlie and Marcelle with her precious stacks all with special meanings}