Halloween looming just around the corner and nights getting longer, October seems like a perfect month to pull out those dark edgy pieces that may have been hiding away during the hot summer months. Insert the queen of drama pieces Jacqueline Cullen here. Her use of Whitby Jet, a prehistoric black fossil ca. 180 million years old and most commonly associated with Victorian mourning jewellery, is as signature to the label as ghosts are with Halloween .
With just the right amount of spookiness for the season, my pick this week is the 18K gold bead ring from her Gold Dust collection. The organic shape has been touched delicately with handmade granulated 18K gold beads adding a subtle glimmer and deep contrast to the piece.
"Designed by women for women." Not a traditional statement in the jewelry world, but one that should be recognized. Founded by a mother and two daughters, Anita, Myriam and Patricia, Gumuchian is not only owned by women, the entire office is run by women as well. Recently recognized by the Women's Jewelry Association with the Corporate Hall of Fame award, Gumuchian makes me proud to be involved in an industry that is always growing and evolving. It also makes me excited to see women excelling in what is usually considered to be a male dominated field and provides hope for the up and coming girl bosses in the industry.
Now the real question is what to wear while you're busy climbing the corporate ladder? The answer is simple: stacks of gold and diamonds...
Hey There Little Red Riding Hood: Cape, late 18th century. The familiar scarlet cloak with an attached hood seems to have been modeled after a style favored by English countrywomen during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Once upon a time there were some beautiful girls named Cinderella, Snow White, Alice, Rapunzel, Dorothy, Sleeping Beauty etc. who charmed their way into our hearts and folklore with fables that co
Less than two weeks and counting and that list for Valentine’s Day is still growing. The women in your life deserve a tribute on February 14 more than any other day. This year, Jewelistas the world over thirst for a new bauble. Jewelista has assembled some suggestions into this gift guide from our online fine jewelry cache. (Remember Feb. 11 is the last day to shop with us and still get your gift shipped out by Feb. 13)
The big day: Sunday, February 14 is fast approaching. And while that date and the romantic notions surrounding it may not always be top of mind to men, believe us when we tell you women—especially jewelry lovers, our Jewelistas—have been thinking about what sentimental gift you might give them this year.
Whether your sweetheart is your Mrs., fiancé, girlfriend, daughter or mother, fine jewelry ranks among the most de
Whoever singled out diamonds as a girl’s best friend obviously hasn’t seen the latest crop of pearl jewelry. A simple strand of pearl has always been a classic look for women, but the latest styles tend to be more manipulated—combined with other gems, chain, beads etc. for a more dramatic look. The younger and fresher looking the pearl jewelry, the more a woman is likely to enjoy them. They don’t want pearls like grandma had. The