Sparkle! Sparkle!…

sparkle-00Jewelry is one of my weaknesses: I’m weak for shoes but my jewelry knowledge, experience and selection needs improvement. I know what I like though so that’s a good place to start…

I usually limit my jewelry in the workplace to a simple necklace, keep rings to a minimum and always wear studs. I usually avoid bracelets as they tend to bang on the tables and chairs. The pieces I own are simple, elegant, of very fine quality and were quite pricey. I don’t have a lot of variety but what I do have is stylish and versatile. Away from work I love all things bohemian: necklaces, bracelets, rings, blah, blah blah… I do avoid the hoops though (hate those rats!). I layer a lot and like to have fun with it – the more the merrier.

I don’t see a lot to the middle ground here. I either buy very nice or go very low end (outdoor markets, artsy shops, booths and the like). So, it’s nice to find something in between that I can live with. Here are a few ideas for the cost conscious fashion savvy jewelry girl.

BTW, please note that the aforementioned narrative excludes all the jewelry between my neck and my knees. That’s all surgical steel! Hey, I’m only the stingy broad in the Armani suits during work hours! Afterwards, anything goes ya know…

  • Katie Diamond Amethyst Raine Studs
  • Translucent oval Amethyst gems
  • 18K gold-plated sterling silver
  • Post with friction backfinding
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  • Katie Diamond Apatite Suki Ring
  • Translucent blue oval Apatite gems
  • 18K gold-plated sterling silver
  • Ring dimension 0.25″
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  • Katie Diamond Lapis Cree Necklace
  • Spike blue Lapis gems
  • 18K gold-plated sterling silver
  • Lobster claw clasp
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  • Melanie Auld Black Onyx Square Cuff
  • Square Black Onyx gem with a halo of tiny crystals
  • 18K gold-plated brass
  • Micro pavé material
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  • Melanie Auld Green Onyx Square Cuff
  • Square Green Onyx gem with a halo of tiny crystals
  • 18K gold-plated brass
  • Micro pavé material
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  • Melanie Auld Lapis Agate Double Oval Earrings
  • Lapis & Fuchsia Agate oval crystals atop a marquise hoop with pavé crystals
  • 18K gold-plated brass
  • Post with friction backfinding
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  • Melanie Auld Lapis Double Triangle Necklace
  • Triangle Lapis crystal with sparkling pavé trim
  • 18K gold-plated brass
  • Lobster claw clasp
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  • Melanie Auld Lapis Marquise Cuff
  • Marquis Lapis crystal with a halo of tiny crystals
  • 18K gold-plated brass
  • slightly adjustable cuff
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Katie Diamond Jewelry
Every piece of Katie’s jewelry is a reflection of her personal style, a blend of bohemian and luxe. Some of her original and best-selling designs have a worldly feel reminiscent of Morocco, inspired by travel, architecture and antique textiles, infused from Moorish architecture, ancient Egypt and even punk rock. The fashion line uses 18k gold vermeil, 14k gold, sterling silver, natural diamonds and rubies and untreated, semi-precious stones in a wide variety of colors.

Melanie Auld Jewelry
Melanie’s jewelry is cool, colorful and modern; meant to be worn daily, layered and lived in. Her mission is to create killer jewels that women love! All pieces are dreamed up, sketched out and then custom made and stones are selected and custom cut to fit each of individual setting. The amazing stones are sourced from all over the world to ensure that only the best are used. Quality is so important to her and she takes great pride in each and every piece.

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