Category Archives: Jewel Box

Begüm Kiroglu of Begüm Khan

My latest instagram crush? The account of jewelry collection Begüm Khan. Based in Istanbul, the brand was founded by the stylish Begüm Kiroglu (the niece of interior designer Serdar Gülgün—remember this incredible home?). Begüm’s jewelry designs are full of design motifs I love—insects, evil eyes, starfish, and more. She was also recently featured in the gorgeous new Assouline book Bosphorus Style (it’s at the top of my wish list). We leave for Istanbul on Thursday and I am so looking forward to revisiting the magical city. Below, explore more of Begüm’s inspiring world. READ POST

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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