Category Archives: Jewel Box

Style Icon: Kenneth Jay Lane

I was saddened to learn that famed costume jeweler, Kenneth Jay Lane, had passed away this summer. I’ve always admired the designer’s joie de vivre and years ago, was fortunate enough to see him interviewed by his stylish friend Judith Price at the 92nd Street Y. From Jacqueline Kennedy to Princess Diana, Lane’s affordable and chic designs have been worn by countless influential women around the globe. I’ll treasure my signed copy of his book for years to come. Below, explore images of Kenneth’s handsome New York apartment (I’m obsessed with his collection of Orientalist paintings) and some of my all-time favorite Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry designs. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Leather Jewelry by Benu Made

Enjoying the tassel trend, but prefer your jewels a bit more avant-garde? I’m loving the leather jewelry designs of Benu Made in Prague. The owner, Pauline Hagan, has sold thousands of her designs on Etsy, and one glance at the sculptural, Matisse-like creations and it’s easy to see why. My top picks? The leaf, cloud, tassel, and abstract. Explore all of Benu Made’s striking jewelry collection here. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Beaded Earrings by Datka Jewelry

Love Oscar de la Renta jewels, but not their price tag? I found another great Etsy source for beaded and tasseled earrings that cost a fraction of the designer price. Based in Kyrgyzstan, the ladies behind Datka Jewelry create statement baubles in every color of the rainbow. Even with international shipping, they’re a total steal. I have my eye on this pair for spring. Explore all of Datka Jewelry’s designs here.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

It’s hard to believe Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away. I shared gifts for guys and cute Valentine’s cards, but what about the ladies…? Whether you’re dropping hints to your significant other or shopping for something sweet for your mom/sister/grandmother, in this post you’ll find my favorite gifts for gals. I’d gladly be the recipient of any of the goodies below (cashmere please!). First up, the letterpress flamingo art print above. 

Gold Heart Necklace, $450 (love, love, love)

Cast-Iron Heart-Shaped Dutch Oven, from $150

Let’s French Greeting Card, $5

Gingham Monogrammed Sleep Mask, $20

Wool and Cashmere Blend Heart Sweater, $450

Pink Nike Air Max Thea, $95

Pink Silk Ikat Polka Dot Pillow, $50

Gold Stackable Initial Ring, $69

Leather Pouch, $60

Mini Pom Basket, $25

Diptyque Rosa Mundi Limited Edition Candle, $68

Comme Des Garcons Low-Top Sneakers, $125

Chocolate Truffles, $40

Seersucker Jewelry Roll, $49 (more colors available)

Heart-Shaped Waffle Maker, $40

Le Labo Rose 31 Eau de Parfum, $175

Cashmere Crew Sweater, $100

Gold Heart Stud Earrings, $475

Kate Schelter for Sleepy Jones Pajama Shirt, $158

Gucci Wallet, $350

Peony Still Life Art Print, $30

Red Gucci Loafers, $595

Pink Rose Chocolate Layer Cake, $65

Red Monogrammed Canvas Weekender, $120

Comme Des Garcons Striped Heart Tee, $128 (more colors available)

Leather Travel Case Set, $110

Velvet Dot Wire Bra, $50

Cactus Greeting Card, $5

Kitty Embroidered Velvet Slippers, $515 (more colors available)

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