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The Duchess of Cambridge flies the flag for British design by recycling her classic Annoushka pearl earrings on a whirlwind tour of New York. >> READ MORE <<
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By WendyB My gorgeous mother BarbaraB inherited an old opal-and-diamond pendant. Normally, I’d redesign something like this, but opals are very soft and it’s not always a good idea to disturb them. Instead, I got her a 21″ chain so the pendant would hit her in the right spot. Pretty, isn’t it? >> READ MORE <<
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Light up the longest nights of the year with these dazzling diamond high jewellery watches. >> READ MORE <<
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The festive season is upon us, so if you’re planning on getting down on bended knee, read our guide to planning an unforgettable Christmas proposal. >> READ MORE <<
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By In Detail
The first bout of cold weather is always a shock to the system. We take time to adapt; we replace sleeveless tops with chunky knits and have to put away our favourite strappy heels. Our bare sun-kissed skin disappears under thick layers and is no longer crying out to be adorned. It is during this transition, that the jewellery-lover must also learn to adapt the way they style their jewels. Here are our savvy solutions to keep you stylish all winter long.
Don’t let your favourite pieces go into hibernation, instead layer bangles or necklaces on top of your clothes.
Drape yourself in warm decadent furs and make sure you find some luxurious jewellery to match.
The brooch is making a come-back and shaking off it’s “granny” connotations. Adorn your scarf, coat or hair to add a little bling to your winter wools.
Once you’ve put on your hat, gloves and scarf, look to see if there are any places on the body that aren’t concealed. Ear lobes and wrists tend to still be on show, so stack a few bangles or chuck on some pearls.
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It’s hard not to love Julie Romanenko of Just Jules. She has a vibrant personality and flawless style (and plenty of baked goods at her trade show booth). I especially admire the way she re-purposes vintage jewelry that is unloved or unworn, by giving it new life in rings, pendants and earrings that fully showcase the exquisite details that would otherwise be lost forever.
Speaking of vibrant, her earrings in ruby and diamond made my #idazzledesires list. They are the perfect expression of Pantone’s
#idazzledesires Just Jules natural ruby and diamond earrings in gold.
Julie shared her desire this season: “I know this sounds dorky, but I wish for kindness, in every form. I love the NBC evening news with Brian Williams because the broadcast usually ends with an inspiring story of people making a difference…I want to make a difference…”
That’s not dorky at all. Thanks for making a difference, Julie, with art and beauty and up-cycling jewelry into modern heirlooms. Contact Julie of Just Jules here for more information.
What’s your desire? Share it on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #idazzledesires and I’ll feature it here and on social media…
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By WendyB When I read that rapper Royce da 5’9″ was getting together with DJ Premier to put out a hip-hop album under the name PRhyme, I thought, “I’ll get that album.” When I saw that they were selling tickets to an album-release party at Santos Party House in New York this Monday, I thought, “I’ll go […] >> READ MORE <<
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By WendyB MrB and I went to a screening of the new movie adaptation of Annie last night. Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) makes an adorable Annie and Jamie Foxx plays Will Stacks, the updated version of Daddy Warbucks. I enjoyed watching a little boy next to me literally sitting on the edge of his […] >> READ MORE <<
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Shhh. I’m going to let you in on a little jewelry secret. You know that incredibly popular designer with the gorgeous gemstone jewelry,
I can speak from actual experience: I was at the Jamie Joseph bridal engagement launch party at Essenza in Seattle in November. Imagine stacks of rings, all with character—interesting outlines, dimensional metal—in her recognizable aesthetic. In reclaimed 18k gold, platinum and responsibly sourced diamonds, this is serious, grown up jewelry. And a return to her roots in fine art jewelry.
Jamie studied economics and fully intended to pursue that as a career. In her senior year at University of Kansas, she took a jewelry-making class as an elective. While in college, she also fell in love with Jeremy, now her husband. After they graduated, she and Jeremy took a “Destiny Trip” where they got in a car and headed west until it “felt right.” They landed in Seattle (lucky for us that live here). After interviewing with companies like Piper Jaffrey and Merrill Lynch, Jamie had an epiphany: “I do not want to do this.” Making jewelry in a back bedroom, Jamie honed her craft and her signature style. A brand was born.
Jamie Joseph Interview
idazzle.com: After designing covetable, colorful rainbows of self-purchase right-hand rings, how does it feel to unveil a collection of engagement and wedding jewelry?
Jamie Joseph: It just made sense. People have been asking me about bridal for a while, and this was a natural transition. The aesthetic just unfolded and it feels great to design something with such emotional significance for the recipient.
How would you describe the overall feel of the collection?
With the clean lines, bezels and irregular cuts it feels a little atomic, very mid-century.
!!! Wait, really?
Yes, I change things up all the time. I think it’s great to mix and match. I have designed the collection to flex and change: the rings all stack, so you can add for milestones and occasions and fully express your own style.
The colors of the metal are very approachable: I want to touch it! What are the metals you are using for this collection?
18kt yellow, rose gold, and palladium white gold. And platinum. We have a soft finish on a lot of the rings, almost like it’s been softly patinaed already.
Your colored gemstone rings usually combine sterling silver and some 14kt yellow or rose gold. How is to work with higher karat precious metals?
This is really going back to my roots of fine art jewelry I made in my back bedroom years ago. I >> READ MORE <<