Editor’s Pick: Black as Night Whitby Jet

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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 collectio

Editor’s Pick: By Women For Women

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“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 provid

Editor’s Pick: 18K Gold and Aquamarine Beads

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Sometimes you need a little something more substantial to really make a look pop, but how do you go about that without having the piece take over? The best way is to be selective! Choose a piece with complimentary colors but a bit of weight and then keep everything else understated. This 18K gold and aquamarine bead necklace by Vaid Roma wraps with ease on top of a white blouse and brings focus up towards the face. By keeping the earrings delicate (these are by Caroline Ballou) the star of the show is still the necklace, but the look is complete. The perfect way to make a statem

Editor’s Pick:Gold & Blue Quartz Earrings

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Summer has officially arrived and with it (as predicted) has come an influx of white dresses. Whether you’re attending a cocktail party or simply off to work, the easiest way to make your white pop is with a bit of blue. These 18K rose gold and blue quartz earrings by famed Italian designer Vancox, are the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. Statement-making but still small enough for a classic look, they are lightweight and easy to wear. Do you have blue eyes like me? Perfect! Placing the deep blue quartz around your face will bring out the natural brightness in you

Editor’s Pick: Met Gala Inspired Gemstones

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Last night the Metropolitan Museum of Art was transformed into a magical world of gowns, jewels and celebrities. It was the 2015 Met Gala. This years exhibit is China: Through the Looking Glass which, according to the Met Museum, “features more than 140 examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear alongside masterpieces of Chinese art. Filmic representations of China are incorporated throughout to reveal how our visions of China are shaped by narratives that draw upon popular culture, and to recognize the importance of cinema as a medium through which we unders

Editor’s Pick: Caroline Ballou

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Inspired by the elegant lily pads that once held the attention of Claude Monet, the Giverny 18K gold, green pearl lariat necklace by Caroline Ballou is my pick of the week! Perfect for the warm months ahead, this graceful piece boasts smooth 18K yellow gold curves elevated further with a diamond pendant. Unique green pearls will pair perfectly with white dresses for the summer and can even take a basic (or not so basic) jeans and t-shirt outfit to the next level. In addition to her emphasis on the organic, Caroline infuses her fine jewelry with a cross-cultural ed