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If you can guess how much this jewelry is, I’ll send you the piece of your choice?

As I was wandering the great streets of NYC the other day, I came upon a store that was selling jewelry at unbelievable prices. Granted some of these pieces may not look that expensive but I think others look like they cost more than what I paid for them. So here is the challenge I put towards you readers: The first person who correctly guesses how much I paid for each of these items wins one of the items (the winner can pick the item). Good Luck.

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Caribbean Handmade Jewelry

In my travels thru this gorgeous island I’ve found some pretty jewelry items that I thought I would share with all of you.

Some of the pieces I loved best I found in Marigot. Marigot is the capital of the French side of this island. In the
morning, on Wednesdays thru Saturday, many local people come into the
center of town to sell their products to the tourists who come off the
Cruise Ships. Some of the items, like the below jewelry, are handmade. These beautiful silver and colorful stone pieces were handmade by a cool local woman here on the island.

You know how I love unique jewelry and when I found these I just fell in love with them. Lemme know if you agree.


Statement Jewelry for Spring 08 – Rings & Bangles

You guys know how I love Nordstrom. Well they are doing the top 10 things to add a Glamorous, Global Twist to your Look – Spring 08 inspired trends right now on their website and 2 of the 10 things are 2 of my favorite things: Rings and Bangles. So I thought I would share some of the ones I found that I liked:

Exotic Rings

Ariella Collection Rectangle Tile Cat’s Eye Ring – $68

Ariella Collection Rectangle Tile Cat’s Eye Ring A glimmering tile pattern is created with blue cat’s-eye stones bordered by elegant cubic zirconia on a rhodium-plated ring. * Band width: 3/4″. * Brass/cubic zirconia/cat’s-eye/rhodium plating.

Ariella Collection Large Round Tile Ring – $78

Ariella Collection Large Round Tile Ring A glimmering tile pattern is created with blue cat’s-eye stones among elegant cubic zirconia crystals on a rhodium-plated ring. * Setting diameter: 1″. * Band width: 3/4″. * Brass/cubic zirconia/cat’s-eye/rhodium plating.

Mars & Valentine ‘Orion’ Ring – $275

Mars & Valentine ‘Orion’ Ring Intricate detail defines a bold ring with a flower and a starburst at the center surrounded by rows of wrapped-wire layers and dotted with crystals and pearls. * Approx. diameter: 1 1/4″. * Approx. band width: 1/2″ tapers to 1/4″. * Czech glass/iolite/white topaz/brass/sterling silver.

Alexis Bittar Oval Caviar Ring – $350

Alexis Bittar Oval Caviar Ring Sheer droplets of pink tourmaline and rose quartz lend beautiful delicate color to a handcrafted ring. * Setting dimensions: 1 1/8″W x 7/8″L. * Height: 3/8″. * 18k gold vermeil/pink tourmaline/rose quartz.

Rebecca Large Square Peridot Ring – $454

Rebecca Large Square Peridot Ring Deep peridot, faceted to enhance its color and shape, tops a hand-set ring. * Approx. dimensions: 1″W x 1″H. * Hydrothermal peridot/18k gold-plated bronze.

Rebecca Four Leaf Domed Ring – $510

Rebecca Four Leaf Domed Ring Four faceted stones meet at the center of a gorgeously detailed ring. * Approx. dimensions: 1/2″W x 1/2″H. * Iolite/18k gold-plated bronze.

Rebecca Round Ball Ring – $640

Rebecca Round Ball Ring Faceted hand-set stones peek out from inside an intricately cast dome-style ring. * Band width: 1/4″. * Approx. dimensions: 1 1/8″W x 3/4″H. * Hand finished. * Hydrothermal Amethyst/18k gold-plated bronze.

Mixed Stack of Bangles

Sequin Thin Animal Print Bangle – $28

Sequin Thin Animal Print Bangle Bold animal print spices up a thin bangle bracelet. * Inner circumference: 7 1/2″. * Width: 1″. * Resin.

Sequin Thick Animal Print Bangle – $38

Sequin Thick Animal Print Bangle Subdued animal print plays up a smooth bangle bracelet. * Inner circumference: 7 1/2″. * Width: 2″. * Resin.

Sequin Stretch Enamel Bracelet – $28

Sequin Stretch Enamel Bracelet Smoothly textured rectangular pieces are banded together to make a stylish stretch-to-fit bracelet. * Width: 1 3/4″. * Resin.

Tasha Square Bangle Bracelet – $38

Tasha Square Bangle Bracelet Smooth, square-shaped bangle is made from clear resin for a modern look. * Inner circumference: 7 3/4″. * Width: 1/2″. * Resin.

Tasha Banana Leaf Bangle – $48

Tasha Banana Leaf Bangle Genuine banana leaf is covered by a clear resin for a tropical-looking bangle that endures. * Circumference: 7 3/4″. * Width: 1/2″. * Banana leaf/resin/metal.

Tasha Faceted Bangle Bracelet – $48

Tasha Faceted Bangle Bracelet Small facets give angled dimension to a shiny, handmade bangle. * Circumference: 8″. * Width: 1 1/2″. * Resin.

Tasha Organic Metal Resin Bangle – $48

Tasha Organic Metal Resin Bangle Smooth metal morphs into clear resin for a modern take on the classic bangle bracelet. * Circumference: 8″. * Width: 7/8″. * Metal/resin.

Alexis Bittar Skinny Tapered Bangle – $55

Alexis Bittar Skinny Tapered Bangle Hand-sculpted and hand-painted bangle bracelet is formed from luminous Lucite®. * Approx. width: 1/8″ at narrowest point, 1/2″ at widest point. * Approx. inner circumference: 8″. * Lucite®.

Tasha ‘Cracked Glass’ Mosaic Bangle – $68

Tasha ‘Cracked Glass’ Mosaic Bangle Crushed shells look like cracked glass inside a cool bangle bracelet. * Width: 1 1/2″. * Circumference: 8 1/2″. * Shell/metal.

Tasha Wide Mosaic Bangle Bracelet – $98

Tasha Wide Mosaic Bangle Bracelet Individual mosaic-like squares enhance a bangle-style bracelet, accented with smooth silvertone metal. * Circumference: 8″. * Width: 2 1/4″. * Shell/metal.

Which ones are your favorites?


Oscar 2008 – Part 5 Jewelry – Only the Good cause there was no Bad and the Ugly

If you’ve read any of my other blogs, you’ll know that I like jewelry that makes a statement. Something different. That sets you apart from the rest and helps enhance your outfit. There wasn’t that much attention paid to the jewelry this Oscar season as I’ve seen at other Oscars. There was definitely bling but only a few that stood out to me. No one wore jewelry I would categorize as bad so this is only the review of the good ones.



Miley Ray Cyrus’ didn’t impress me with her overall look but I did like earrings.


As I said before I wasn’t thrilled with Julie Christi’s dress but I really liked her necklace.

I thought Keri Russell’s overall look was beautiful but her necklace was striking.


Once again Heidi Klum and Keisha Whitaker could do no wrong in my book at this award show. Their jewelry especially their bracelets added the right finish to an overall stunning look.


Unsung Designer Items I like

I found this site that features emerging indie designers from all over the world. I’m always on the look out for different items and new designers so this site was perfect for me. It is called…lol. Here are some items from the site I liked:

The Pencil by AngelRox – ROX1031 $178.00

Ruched Skirt by Verrieres & Sako $175.00

Perception Ring by Tracey Beale – TBL1009 $98.00

Word Band by Loving Anvil – LOV1005 $38.00

Sometimes one simple little word can speak volumes! Or stack a couple of bands and put an extra spin on it: “genuine chingon!” “lucky rascal!” Choose the word or phrase that stirs your happy place. Sterling silver, hand-engraved.

Have a particular word you’d love to wear? Custom words–12 letters max–can be engraved for an extra $15.

Organic Circle Necklace by Avnon – AVN1000 $75.00

Clothing > Dresses – Pin Tucked Mini Dress by Ouvrez La Porte – OUV1001 $188.00

Lucky says Ouvrez La Porte is “both proper and sexy”… Time Out NY calls the designer “a cross between Audrey Hepburn sophistication and Siouxsie Sioux irreverence”…and InStyle says it’s “affordable glamour.”
This sleeveless dress is constructed from black silk charmeuse with a pintucked bib of black floral lace. It has an alluring a-line shape that skims the body and falls mid-thigh. Scalloped lace adorns the bottom hem and arm holes, and velvet ribbon and lace trim the collar. This dress is unlined and has a back zipper closure.

Balloon Dress by Harriet’s Alter Ego $150.00

The Wrap by AngelRox – ROX1009 $188.00

This is a different take on a wrap dress. Different in design and also because it is made of 100% bamboo jersey, a naturally anti-bacterial and renewable resource.

Solid Dress Coat by Verrieres & Sako – VNS1004 $312.00

Sheer Dress Coat by Verrieres & Sako – VNS1010 $342.00

Sheer dress coat is a beautiful addition to a dress or makes a simple slip dress a fab ensemble. Has 3/4 length sleeves. 100% silk organza; dry clean. Available in black (shown), grey or ivory.

Designers > Verrieres & Sako – Swirly Patch Blouse by Verrieres & Sako – VNS2004 $350.00

Overall I think the designers, AngelRox & Verrieres & Sako, are my two favorites.


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