Get Your Fashion Jewelry Fix

BlakeIn previous years, jewelry was seen as a status symbol – today, style is the new status. With the volatile economy we are in currently, there is an increasing demand for fine costume jewelry – sometimes referred to as fashion jewelry – for women who want to update their jewelry wardrobe without sacrificing quality or breaking the bank.

An increasing trend is seen in mixing fine jewelry with fashion (more…)

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Luxuriously Adorned Peacock Cuff Bracelet

BraceletInspired by the opulent age of the Indian Mughal Empire, where the reigning royalty demanded nothing but the best and biggest jewels, this cuff captures the important symbols and architectural style beautifully.

The entire creation is handmade and meticulously fashioned step by step by a single artisan over the course of three months for the jewelry brand Amrapali. The cuff features a wide gold (more…)

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Engagement Art

Art“Engagement” is a large sculpture created by one of the greatest conceptual artists of our time, Dennis Oppenheim. This magnificent sculpture is located at Sunset Beach in Downtown Vancouver. It is comprised of two steel rings standing at approximately thirty feet tall and tilted away from each other. Both are topped with glass gems in the place diamonds that are shaped as houses.

“Engagement” represents (more…)

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Layering Necklaces

NecklacesLayering has and will continue to be a big trend for the summer. It can be used to dress up or down, as we see the layered look over t-shirts and shorts as well as fancy dresses. The best part is that by layering different pieces together you will have a unique look for every outfit! From just three necklaces you have seven different looks. Through mismatching the chains, lengths, beads and pendants, (more…)

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Drop Earrings For The Summer

Drop EarringsThe most common piece of jewelry worn by women is earrings, and this year’s summer must-have is the drop earring. Even though the sun is not yet shining, bring some colour to your outfit with drop earrings. They are available in many different colours, sizes and designs and allow for a fun, yet sophisticated look. They command attention and can therefore be worn without any other jewelry. By not wearing (more…)

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Gem-Encrusted Butterflies in LA Museum

ButterflySixteen butterfly brooches are currently being held on display in an exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. Each is lavishly decorated in a combination of semi-precious and precious gemstones and set in 18 karat gold; some included materials are Columbian emeralds, Baja pearls, and garnets.

One notable piece is a brooch that holds 34.67 carats of benitoite, California’s state gemstone. (more…)

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Destination Wedding Jewelry

DestWeddingination weddings are the expected summer wedding trend of 2012. With Vancouver’s weather all over the map, couples are opting to escape the rain and get married in paradise. As the popularity of tropical destination weddings grows, new trends in wedding jewelry are forming. More brides are choosing less formal dresses with shorter lengths in more lightweight materials such as lace and chiffon. (more…)

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