Designer Jewelry Bargains at Net-a-Porter

8 Jun

Net-A-Porter.Com is the world's premier online luxury fashion retailer. Their award-winning website, presented in the style of a fashion magazine, offers the style-savvy customer exactly what she wants – unprecedented access to the hottest looks of the season from international cutting-edge labels via worldwide express delivery. Since launching in June 2000, the company has established itself as a luxury brand with impeccable packaging and unrivalled customer care.

designer jewelry
Kenneth Jay Lane Rock Crystal Necklace
Necklace drop measures 8.5 inches.
Could also be wrapped around wrist to style as a bracelet.
$62

designer earrings
Citrine by the Stones Heart-Shaped Earrings
A playful addition to any outfit that is sure to lighten the mood.
Earring drop measures approximately 2 inches / 5cms.
Handmade and plated in 18 karat gold.
$45

designer necklace
Julie Sandlau Leaf Necklace
A gorgeous necklace for spring which is also a great gift idea.
Necklace drop measures approximately 27cms/ 10.5 inches.
$115

gold earrings
Citrine by the Stones Half Hoop Earrings
A luxe handmade hoop style for evening.
Earring drop measures approx 4cms/ 1.5 inches.
Wear with your hair up, or bare shoulders for maximum effect.
$129

gold and gemstone bracelet
Kenneth Jay Lane Swarovski Crystal Cuff
Electroplated in 22k gold
Gorgeous, organic mottled finish.
$105

gemstone earrings
Julie Sandlau Spinel Earrings
Aqua blue Spinel faceted rectangular earrings.
Small cubic zirconia stone at the top.
Gold-plated sterling silver hooks.
$161

designer bangle bracelet
Roberto Cavalli hexagonal Bangle
A fabulous arm bauble with a chic patent finish.
The perfect way to add some gloss to your look.
Bangle circumference measures approx 7.5 inches/ 19cms.
$535

gold chain necklace
Lara Bohinc Rosetta Knot Necklace
A simple signature look from Lara Bohinc.
Drop of necklace is approximately 56 cms / 22 inches.
$222

hoop earrings
Citrine by the Stones Rain Hoop Earrings
Earring drop measures approximately 3 inches / 8 cms.
A gorgeous hoop perfect for day to evening wear.
For pierced ears only.
$229

woven bangle bracelet
Oscar de la Renta Thin Woven Bangle
Oscar de la Renta red bangle simply slides on.
Bangle circumference measures approximately 29cms / 11.5 inches.
$218

Have a great Week!
Maggie

Marianne Anderson Jewelry

7 Jun

Jewelry Designer and Goldsmith
Acclaimed British jewelry designer Marianne Anderson graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2003 with a First Class Honors Degree in Jewelry Design. Since then, Marianne has developed her exquisite jewelry from her studio in Glasgow, Scotland. Enjoying the creativity of designing and the challenge of running her own business, Marianne exhibits and sells internationally.

oxidized silver ring
Ornamental Cluster Ring
Oxidized silver, 18k gold, Garnet, and Freshwater Pearls
This lovely cluster ring features a collection of briolette garnets and drop pearls grouped with oxidized silver and 18k yellow gold details. All pieces move around creating a really tactile piece.

Inspired by the history of ornament, Marianne Anderson's jewelry presents a considered exploration of traditional ornamental forms and a refreshingly original interpretation of the decorative. Working within a restrained palette of oxidized silver, 18k gold, Garnets, and white Pearls, she creates luxurious and wearable collections that skillfully reference the human fascination with adornment.

designer brooch
Pearl Pattern Brooch
Oxidized Silver and Freshwater Pearls
Hand pierced in oxidized silver and featuring gorgeous surface decoration and a scattering of freshwater button pearls. This brooch is a real statement piece and would suit anyone who loves bold contemporary jewelry. It measures approximately 70 mm in diameter.

Working mainly in oxidized silver, 18k gold, red garnets, and white pearls, she creates luxurious collections that reference historical ornamental detailing, and she draws inspiration from intricate motifs and patterns. All the pieces in her collection are entirely made by hand.

gold designer ring
18k Gold Decorated Gold Band
This beautiful ring is richly decorated with Marianne's signature ornate trimming that forms tiny hearts around the ring's surface. Perfect as a unique wedding band or gift for someone special.

Artist Statement

My interest is rooted in how we learn and draw from the past and return frequently to designs, motifs, and patterns of historic and symbolic significance. By purposefully engaging with the past, my aim is to highlight the importance of ornament in a modern context. Far from superfluous, ornament has always had its own vocabulary and meaning, and I try to engage with this through my work.

In my jewelry, pierced silhouettes of oxidized Silver are systematically arranged and intersected by grids of gemstones, pearls, and 18k gold, or scattered randomly to deconstruct controlled patterns, creating bold fragmented images on an intricate scale. The arrangement of repeated parts into patterns creates symmetries and contrasts that are alluring and elegant.

Marianne Anderson Jewelry

7 Jun

Jewelry Designer and Goldsmith
Acclaimed British jewelry designer Marianne Anderson graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2003 with a First Class Honors Degree in Jewelry Design. Since then, Marianne has developed her exquisite jewelry from her studio in Glasgow, Scotland. Enjoying the creativity of designing and the challenge of running her own business, Marianne exhibits and sells internationally.

oxidized silver ring
Ornamental Cluster Ring
Oxidized silver, 18k gold, Garnet, and Freshwater Pearls
This lovely cluster ring features a collection of briolette garnets and drop pearls grouped with oxidized silver and 18k yellow gold details. All pieces move around creating a really tactile piece.

Inspired by the history of ornament, Marianne Anderson's jewelry presents a considered exploration of traditional ornamental forms and a refreshingly original interpretation of the decorative. Working within a restrained palette of oxidized silver, 18k gold, Garnets, and white Pearls, she creates luxurious and wearable collections that skillfully reference the human fascination with adornment.

designer brooch
Pearl Pattern Brooch
Oxidized Silver and Freshwater Pearls
Hand pierced in oxidized silver and featuring gorgeous surface decoration and a scattering of freshwater button pearls. This brooch is a real statement piece and would suit anyone who loves bold contemporary jewelry. It measures approximately 70 mm in diameter.

Working mainly in oxidized silver, 18k gold, red garnets, and white pearls, she creates luxurious collections that reference historical ornamental detailing, and she draws inspiration from intricate motifs and patterns. All the pieces in her collection are entirely made by hand.

gold designer ring
18k Gold Decorated Gold Band
This beautiful ring is richly decorated with Marianne's signature ornate trimming that forms tiny hearts around the ring's surface. Perfect as a unique wedding band or gift for someone special.

Artist Statement

My interest is rooted in how we learn and draw from the past and return frequently to designs, motifs, and patterns of historic and symbolic significance. By purposefully engaging with the past, my aim is to highlight the importance of ornament in a modern context. Far from superfluous, ornament has always had its own vocabulary and meaning, and I try to engage with this through my work.

In my jewelry, pierced silhouettes of oxidized Silver are systematically arranged and intersected by grids of gemstones, pearls, and 18k gold, or scattered randomly to deconstruct controlled patterns, creating bold fragmented images on an intricate scale. The arrangement of repeated parts into patterns creates symmetries and contrasts that are alluring and elegant.

Juicy Couture Jewelry

6 Jun

Juicy Couture

Once upon a time, two women created the cutest velour hoodies and matching drawstring pants. The line was called Juicy Couture and every starlet in Tinseltown had to have one. Soon after, so did the rest of the world. Now the once little brand has blossomed into a fashion empire, complete with clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags, and most recently, fragrance.

gemstone ring
Juicy Couture Onyx Geometric Ring
Geometry is easy to master – pyramids and angled bands create striking linear effect.
14-karat yellow gold plate.
Black onyx.
$92

Juicy Couture was founded in 1997, by Gela Nash-Taylor and Pamela Skaist-Levy, as premium designer, marketer and wholesaler of sexy sophisticated basics. The California-based company is known worldwide for its casual-chic designs, high quality materials and superior craftsmanship. Juicy Couture is embraced by fashionistas from all walks of life, and is also a celebrity favorite.

gold and enamel bracelet
Juicy Couture 'Vintage Estate' Chain Bracelet
Five linked chains in various finishes and widths comprise a vintage-inspired bracelet centered with tiny heart charms.
Width: 2"
Bar closure.
Length: 7 1/2"
14k gold-plated brass/enamel.
$128

Juicy Couture started out as a women's sportswear line but quickly branched out, and began offering a full line of products. Juicy Couture brings their signature style to their extraordinary line of women's shoes and girl's shoes. For women, Juicy Couture offers a wide array of pumps, sandals, ballet-flats, slippers and boots. Trendy young girls can enjoy a wonderful selection of Juicy Couture sandals and flats.

gold bracelet
Juicy Couture Buckle Bracelet
Faux buckle gives a unique look to a wide bracelet.
Magnetic bar closure with clasp lock.
14k gold- or platinum-plated brass.
Width: 1 1/4"
Length: 7"
$128

Juicy Couture embodies all that is chic and glamorous, but lends itself to a relaxed and comfortable way of dressing. Juicy Couture is all about being happy, feeling comfortable, and looking gorgeous.

Jewelry Trend: Colorful Gemstones

5 Jun

Summer 2008 Jewelry
Classic designs in gemstone jewelry will be the hot trend for summer 2008. The bright colors in fashions also translate to colorful jewelry. A large gemstone ring in a bright candy color, whether real or costume, is an evening-out staple. Or, a more intricate design might be exactly what you need to give your flirty dress a down-to-earth feel.

gold pendant
14k Yellow Gold & Aquamarine Pendant
An emerald cut AA quality 7×5 millimeter aquamarine is perfectly solitaire set in 14k yellow gold and comes with 14k yellow gold 18" rope chain.
$340

And the hottest color in summer jewelry will be blue. With its stylish staying power, blue tones will always be a perfect fit! Blue gemstones like sapphire, tanzanite, aquamarine, and blue sapphire will be very popular. Blue jade, moonstone, lapis lazuli, and blue opals will also be seen in a variety of jewelry designs. Handmade lampwork beads in blue and blue cubic zirconia are also excellent choices. With a full range of shades of blue, you can match the best one for your style.

designer gemstone ring
14k White Gold Blue Topaz & Diamond Ring
One amazing topaz stone is held beautifully by 14k white gold to create a stunning ring. Diamond highlights add to the beauty.
$325

Blue will be followed in popularity by purple and green. And the gemstones that will be most popular are amethyst, peridot, green garnet, and emerald.

And if you're looking to complement your gemstone pendant or earrings with other gems for added color, you can choose from citrine, yellow topaz, amber, and colored diamonds. All of these gorgeous colors will coordinate beautifully with summer clothing.

designer earrings
14k White Gold Amethyst Teardrop Earrings
Purple teardrops in your ears. These 14k white gold amethyst teardrop earrings make a terrific accessory.
$210

If you want less expensive jewelry, look for sterling silver – an alluring substitute for white gold. The cool hue of sterling silver combined with the warmth of colorful gems create an enchanting look. If you can't quite afford the genuine gemstones, you can find terrific deals in the colors of cubic zirconia. Not only is this stone created to imitate a natural diamond, but it can also be colored to mimic a variety of other popular gemstones.

sterling silver ring
Sterling Silver & Peridot Ring
This ring is high polish sterling silver comfort fit & is uniquely designed with three pairs of marquise cut peridot that looks like three pairs of leaves.
$95

If, on the other hand, you buy only what you like and don't cater to current trends, you can still enjoy knowing what's in fashion for the upcoming season. If you already own blue topaz, aquamarine, blue cubic zirconia, peridot, or amethyst, you can take great pride in knowing that your choices in jewelry are what everyone will be searching for this summer.

Polli Austrailian Jewelry

4 Jun

Polli creates unique and contemporary jewelry, designed and crafted in Australia. Maja Rose and Tess Lloyd met in 1999 while studying Industrial Design at the University of Technology in Sydney. After graduating into professional roles, the designers soon sought the fulfillment of creating their own products.

Polli earrings are bold, simple designs that play with form, pattern, and color. The stainless steel and gold anodized ranges of earrings are etched from thin sheets to create fine patterns and details. The thin metal sheets allow the earrings to be light to wear while still being elegant and striking.

designer jewelry
Gold Anodized Earrings & Pendant
Etched from aluminum and then anodized (dipped in an electrically charged bath), these pieces are beautifully light to wear and have a warm golden finish. They hang from gold-filled hooks and coordinate with the gold anodized pendants.

Maja and Tess have designed and created a line of jewelry using manufacturing techniques usually reserved for industrial products. Polli is a hybrid of both product and fashion design. It appropriates materials and processes from other industries for mini mass production.

anodized aluminum brooch
Red Anodized Brooch & Gingko Leaf Earrings
Polli brooches are made from thick sheets of aluminum. The detailed pattern is etched just below the surface creating fine detail in the contrast of finish. All designs come in silver, gold, black, chocolate, and red finishes.

The intricate designs and folding methods in these exquisite pieces are inspired by Japanese and Danish paper designs in either geometric or natural patterns, and the finished product is incredibly intricate and unique.

stainless steel jewelry
Stainless Steel Pendant & Earrings
These pendants coordinate with the stainless steel earrings range and are available in selected designs. Made from fine stainless steel, they are threaded onto a delicate sterling silver chain making them light and comfortable to wear.

The materials chosen allow them to express their interest in color and light. Aluminum anodized in gold, finely-etched stainless steel, and intriguing designs add interest to every piece. Color and light reflect off the material and through the patterns, increasing their modern and unique appeal.

This Australian brand doesn't just create earrings, pendants and brooches. They also sell bags and home products, like mobiles and jewelry stands.

Jane Diaz Jewelry

3 Jun

New York City native Jane Diaz has collaborated with Nepalese metalsmiths for fifteen years to create a unique handmade line of designer jewelry. A graduate of the Parsons School of Design, Jane designs her jewelry in her Soho studio, and then forwards them for production to Nepalese artisans. This production influence adds to the unique elements in her designs.

designer earrings
10k Rose Gold Leaf Earrings with Tear Drop Dangles
Rose gold triple dome leaf earring with tear drop dangles on hooks.
Length: 1"
$420

An academic background in cultural anthropology, fine art, and dance combined with a lifelong passion for ritual and ornamentation led Ms. Diaz to her success as a jewelry designer. You'll see the ages in varying elements that are medieval, pagan with hints of religion, especially in her ring designs, but also contemporary in her display of charms, as if things haven't really changed all that much.

handcrafted earrings
Sterling Silver Oval Earrings
Sterling silver double oval earrings with one etched oval and one plain.
Length: 2 3/4"
$105

Tying all her knowledge and interests together, Jane envisioned a collection of jewelry perfectly matched with the traditional fabrication techniques of Nepal. As the industrial world expands to consume many ancient crafts, Ms. Diaz values the one-of-a-kind distinction offered by the human touch in each and every piece.

sterling silver earrings
Sterling Silver Circle Filigree Earrings
Sterling silver circle filigree drops with teardrop dangles
Length: 2 1/4"
$90

Jane Diaz's worldly experience and study of antiquity and ancient crafts cumulate in her designs. The charms in her jewelry represent a spiritual symbolism that has come out of personal inquiry, extensive world travel, and cultural studies.
Painterly colors characterize her necklaces and bold forms distinguish her earrings.

Dana Kellin Jewelry

2 Jun

Dana Kellin is one of New York's hottest Jewelry Designers for 2008. This distinctive jewelry features enchanting gemstones in unique handcrafted designs – a beautiful and feminine jewelry collection, perfect for Spring / Summer 2008, and a great addition to any stylish woman's jewelry collection. Their client list reads like a who's who of stylish American women.

designer jewelry
Wire Wrapped Drops Necklace
Triple pear shaped wrapped drops with Crystal Quartz.
16" Gold filled five strand chain necklace.
$690

Since their premiere collection in 1994, jewelry designers and sisters Elizabeth and Dana Kellin have tempted Hollywood with their captivating designs. Over the past eight years, Dana Kellin Jewelry has been featured on both the big and small screens.

Artisans in the Dana Kellin Los Angeles studio make the jewelry in a tedious process of wrapping fine gauge wire into various sculptural forms. For instance, a delicate briolette gemstone is encased in wire on an intricate beaded choker. Dana Kellin's design influence comes from various themes including Byzantine, Victorian, and Elizabethan, yet there is always a modern undertone.

designer necklace
Wire Wrapped Drop Necklace
14k gold filled chain with three shell-like wired drops.
Length: 17"
$400

The Dana Kellin gemstone jewelry collection combines luminous freshwater pearls and a variety of gems, such as Blue Topaz, Golden Tourmaline, lemon yellow Citrine, and lime green Peridot.

designer earrings
Teardrop gemstone earrings
14k Gold wrapped 1.5" hoop earrings
Lemon Quartz, Olive CZ, and Green Amethyst
$220

Dana Kellin's career began as a fashion editor at Women's Wear Daily and W magazine. Over the years, she has pursued her interest in jewelry making, and the demand for her designs escalated among friends and followers. In 1994, her hobby turned into a business when Dana Kellin and her sister Elizabeth Kellin established their company.

Fashion Jewelry Bargains at Overstock.com

1 Jun

In the Spring of 1999, Dr. Patrick Byrne recognized the potential of liquidating excess inventory through the Internet. While there will always be traditional shoppers walking through retail doors, a significant number of consumers also desire good quality merchandise, but abhor the mall experience. That is where overstock.com comes in. The Salt Lake City-based company brought the outlet mall to the consumer via the Internet, providing the same brand-name products found in traditional retail stores at deep discounts.

metal bracelet
Gunmetal Cuff Bracelet
• Cuff bangle with a textured gunmetal finish
• Fashion jewelry with a wave cutout design
$15

gold charm bracelet
Carolee Multi-heart Charm Bracelet
• Gold-tone fashion charm bracelet features four heart shaped charms
• Bracelet is secured by a toggle clasp
$20

silver cuff bracelet
Silvertone Antique Inspired Cuff Bracelet
• Silvertone base metal
• Bracelet sparkles with cubic zirconia
$25

charm necklace
M. Haskell Multi Shape Charm Necklace
• Multi shape charm necklace
• Features butterfly and leaf charms
• Necklace secures with a lobster claw clasp
$12

vintage ring
Sterling Silver Vintage Replica CZ Ring
• Vintage replica ring features clear sparkling cubic zirconia
• A lovely leaf design
• Rhodium plated
$27

bangle bracelet
R.J. Graziano Metallic Lucite Bronze Bangle
• Metallic faceted Lucite resin
$20

designer ring
Elsa M 18k Gold over Silver Link Ring
• Chain-style link ring
• 18k gold over sterling silver
$43

designer bracelet
Adrienne Vittadini Foil Print Green Bangle
Green bangle with foil design.
$25

designer rose gold ring
Elsa M 18k Rose Gold-tone Chartreuse Ring
• 18-karat rose gold plated brass ring
• Chartreuse colored Swarovski crystal
$110

carved bangle bracelet
Kenneth Jay Lane Ivory Carved Bangle
Fashion Bracelet with carved design
$20

designer necklace
Carolee Floral Link Necklace
• Collar necklace with floral charms
• Lobster claw clasp
$33

gold and silver rings
Tri-tone Trinity Ring with CZ
Trinity ring with three interlocking bands
Yellow gold-tone, pink gold-tone, and silvertone bands
Round Cubic Zirconia flush-set on the bands
Polished finish
$15

Have a great week!
Maggie

Marraccini Jewelry

30 May

Lapidary and Metalsmith
In 1972, 25-year-old Lee Angelo Marraccini accompanied his wife Pam to the art studio in Washington, DC, where she was taking pottery classes. On a whim, he enrolled in a jewelry-making workshop. Within a year, he and Pam had left their jobs as high school teachers, outfitted their GMC van with a bed and camp stove, and set out on a road trip through the United States and Mexico, during which Lee met jewelers around the country and refined his technique.

From the Inlay Collection:
jewelry designer bracelet
18k Gold & Gemstone Link Bracelet
Rectangular links inlaid with all natural black Jade, Costa Rican yellow Jasper, Lapis, Maw Sit-Sit, Sugilite, and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise.

gemstone pendant and earrings
Moldavite Earrings & Pendant
18k rectangular inlay earrings with Moldavite inlay
18k rectangular inlay pendant with Moldavite inlay
Necklace: 20 strand 14k cable necklace with crocodile clasp 16 in.

gold and gemstone pendants
Gold & Gemstone Pendants
Clockwise left to right:
18k textured round pendant with flush set .03ct TW diamond
18k round pendant with natural Lapis and .03ct TW diamond
18k textured round pendant
18k round pendant with natural Maw Sit-Sit – a beautiful gemstone
18k dome pendant with .11 ct TW flush set diamonds
18k round pendant with natural garnet and .03ct TW diamond
Necklace: thin black, blue, or green silicon 16 in. necklace with 18k clasp

In the summer of 1973, Lee and Pam landed at the Belles Artes San Miguel de Allende School of Art, where for $32 a month, they enrolled in a bohemian course of study that included drawing, ballet, guitar, and jewelry design. What artistic little vagabonds they were!

By 1974, they were back on the East coast. In the Allegheny Mountains in Paw Paw, West Virginia, they eked out a living farming organic vegetables, while Lee put all his energy into making jewelry. He started Moondance Silver that year, and peddled rings and bracelets at craft shows around the country.

From the Gemstone Collection:
gold and gemstone rings
Diamond Surprise Rings
Left to right:
14k ring with squared off back and 10x8mm emerald cut Amethyst, and .015 ct flush set diamond on back side of shank
14k ring with squared off back and 10x8mm emerald cut Citrine and .015 ct flush set diamond on back side of shank

Commercial success proved elusive, but Lee honed his inlay technique, and became exceedingly skilled at shaping stones on the wheel. He sought out and studied under some of the country's top jewelers, including Heiki Seepe, Robert Ebendorf, Ivy Ross, James Meyer, and Ronald Hayes Pearson. His pieces became warmer, cleaner, and more linear – the foundation of a style that would eventually become synonymous with the Marraccini name. He was designing jewelry he loved, and that he believed people would buy.

Armed with new creations, Lee hit the craft shows more frequently over the next several years. Business grew. So did his relationships with other jewelers. Gabriel Ofiesh and a group from Charlottesville, Virginia, were especially encouraging. At the same time, Wild, Wonderful West Virginia was becoming a little too wild. When floods, isolation, and harsh weather sent Lee and Pam searching for a new place to settle, Pam suggested Charlottesville. They moved in 1984.

Lee continued to develop new designs. He studied intermediate and advanced stone setting at the Revere Academy in 1986. His pieces became stronger, yet retained a sense of playfulness. They reflected his theory that jewelry should be "serious fun" for the wearer.

In 1998, Lee opened Angelo, a jewelry store in the Old Michie Building off Charlottesville's Downtown Mall. Angelo is a show house for Lee's strong, geometric designs – like his signature series of stacking rings – as well as new pieces and jewelry from other top artists.

Lee's jewelry is meticulously handcrafted at his studio several blocks from the store. They incorporate platinum, yellow and white gold, colored stones, and diamonds in warm playful designs. Lee prides himself in working with customers to create unique pieces that reflect his clients' individual tastes.

This man knows how to make some jewelry!