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...
They were the original Jewelistas—famous ladies such as Coco Chanel, Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich and Elizabeth Taylor. Unlike today’s celebrities who borrow—or get paid—to wear some brand’s jewelry on the red carpet, these women ladies purchased their own jewels to reflect their personal style of independence.
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Jacqueline de Ribes by Richard Avedon, 1962
“A great beauty in the classic European tradition, with her oval face, smooth dark hair, and marvelous elongated neck, the Vicomtesse Jacqueline de Ribes adds to all this some famously ornamental characateristics of her own. Her high cheekbones and long, tilted greenish eyes give her a mysterious, exotic look—accentuated by her dramatic eye makeup and the big jewelry she fa
Feeling inspired by the casual athletic trend that many women are taking part in cannot be helped. Yoga pants, cascade cardigans, quilted vests, long sleeve tees and also athletic shoes have all, much to our pleasure, become standard day wear. Parts and pieces of this list are also often incorporated into more dressed up looks that take women from work to play. According to The NPD Group, Inc., a global information compan
Just released by famed author of The New York Times bestselling essay collections, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, Sloane Crosley, we’ve placed The Clasp at the top of our holiday reading list. The tale of a quest to recover a priceless necklace that disappeared during the Nazi occupation of France takes the books 3 main characters on a trip from New York to L.A. and then to Paris and across France ending at the estate of G