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How to Wear Statement Jewelry

Posted on May 21, 2014 by Mary Hood | 3 Comments

Sometimes we want to go beyond simple studs and wedding bands--way beyond. Whether it's dramatic chandelier earrings, a glittering diamond tennis bracelet, or layers of pearls, we all have a statement jewelry sweet spot.  It isn't difficult to find a piece that makes your heart beat a little faster.  The real challenge, however, can be figuring out how to make the right statement with your dazzling jewels.  Most of us would like to channel "sophisticated with the perfect touch of glamour" rather than "overeager twelve-year-old playing in Mom's jewelry box."  It can be a fine line.  

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Jewelry Blogs We Love

Posted on May 07, 2014 by Mary Hood | 1 Comment

What’s your favorite way to spend a Saturday morning? Perhaps you love getting up with the sun to go for a hike--or maybe sleeping in and waking up just in time for a lazy brunch sounds like the perfect Saturday.  For some of us, curling up with a mug of coffee and catching up on inspiring blogs equals weekend bliss. 

No style-lover’s blog feed would be complete without a few drool-worthy jewelry blogs.  Here are three we’re loving.  Peruse these whenever you need a little eye candy or want to fuel your artistic inspiration. (Just be warned--your wish list is about to grow very long!)

If you cherish innovative designs and nonconventional baubles, head over to The Carrotbox. Ring-lover Alice Matsumoto finds unique, modern rings from jewelers all over the world.  From fanciful to high-concept, The Carrotbox has something for everyone’s Pinterest board.

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