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Trend Watch: Asymmetry in Jewelry

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

You've probably noticed asymmetrical jewelry lately. Whether it’s in the form of “mismatched” earrings or modern, amorphous clusters of stones, this trend combines a youthful spirit of creativity with contemporary elegance. The following pieces are all about individuality and breaking the rules with a twinkle in your eye. You’ll find that despite the apparent geometrical imbalance of this jewelry, each piece manifests its own, unique brand of visual balance.

Trend Watch: Asymmetry in Jewelry | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

Barbara Michelle Jacobs Esperanza Twig Hoop Earrings

Made with 100% reclaimed silver and cast from Central Park twigs, these sexy, oxidized sterling silver earrings come with a removable white silver pod. Perfect for sultry evenings out.

Trend Watch: Asymmetry in Jewelry | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blue Sapphire Solitaire Engagement Ring

The subtle asymmetry of the silver band in this sapphire solitaire engagement ring comes from the twig that was cast for this ring. Sometimes the most beautiful things are found in nature—and nature plays by her own design rules.

Trend Watch: Asymmetry in Jewelry | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

Tessa Packard London Courtesan’s Earrings in Blue

These cleverly asymmetrical earrings are decorated with pave-set black diamonds, carved lapis, and suspended sapphire, smoky quartz, and tourmaline gemstones. Truly a glamorous set for the woman with a creative edge.

Trend Watch: Asymmetry in Jewelry | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

Jordan Alexander Gold Ring with Diamonds and Feather

This remarkable ring is indeed an attention-grabbing statement piece that combines mixed metals and several small diamonds with a large pearl.

Trend Watch: Asymmetry in Jewelry | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

Inspired by crusty yet beautiful old boats and pier beams, these “mismatched” sterling silver barnacle studs are a fun choice for anyone who loves life by the beach.

Trend Watch: Asymmetry in Jewelry | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

Xiao Wang Mismatching Gravity Earrings

These stunning asymmetrical earrings come with lots of movement and sparkle. They’re the jewelry equivalent of a fine glass of champagne accompanied by your favorite jazz track.

Trend Watch: Asymmetry in Jewelry | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

MeiraT Diamond & Semiprecious Stone Bracelet

Described as “artfully imperfect,” this delicate bracelet combines small diamonds with a beautiful stone (choices include labradorite, blue opal, mother-of-pearl, and ruby).

Trend Watch: Asymmetry in Jewelry | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

Eden Presley Golden Mantra Choker

Combining three trends in one—mantras, asymmetry, and chokers, oh my!—this fun, customizable necklace was created to remind us of what’s important in life.

What’s your favorite asymmetrical piece?

You may also be interested in: Tassel Jewelry, Plus DIY Beaded Tassel



Photos: Barbara Michelle Jacobs, Tessa Packard London, Jordan Alexander, Casey Sharpe, Nordstrom

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Macabre Jewelry: Modern Poison Rings by Wendy Brandes

Posted on October 25, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Poison rings open like a locket, and deadly powders could be stored under a bezel setting 
or in the bezel setting itself. This macabre accessory was used to sneak poison into an enemy’s food or drink—or, in the event of capture or torture, the wearer could kill herself with the contents of her ring.

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Weekend Style: Wearing Fine Jewelry with Casual Pieces

Posted on September 24, 2014 by Mary Hood | 2 Comments

Many of us have a favorite piece of statement jewelry. We often think of statement jewelry as something to be worn with the proverbial little black dress. With a little creative pairing, however, fine jewelry can be worn beautifully with more casual outfits.

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Posted in bracelets, creative, fashion, fun, jewelry, necklaces, rings, weekend style

Maine Attraction: Tourmaline Gemstones

Posted on September 16, 2014 by Mary Hood | 1 Comment

Tourmaline is a semi-precious stone found in areas across the world, including Brazil, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Maine. Tourmaline originally gained notice when it was imported from Sri Lanka to western Europe via the Dutch East India trade.

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How to Determine Ring Size

Posted on September 13, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Whether you’re planning a surprise proposal or simply looking to gift your beloved with a gorgeous ring—without dropping any hints—here are a few pointers to help you select the right ring size.  Before we dive in, please keep in mind:

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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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