Lately, I’ve been feeling like something is missing from my wardrobe and I soon realized it was a supply of statement necklaces. Statement jewelry is not only all the rage, they’re also a great wardrobe investment that can add a personal flare to any outfit. But, they don’t have to be an investment at all. Though many dazzling statement pieces retail in the $400-$600 range, there are plenty of adorable statement pieces for under $50 and even as low as under $20. They’re perfect to wear to a job interview or important meeting as a stylish way to be remembered. Here are some of my favorite statement necklaces all for under $50:
1. Pink & Orange Stone Charm Statement Necklace ($16.00) 2. 2b Store Cinderella Statement Necklace ($16.95) 3. Natasha Faceted Round Statement Necklace ($38.00) 4. ASOS Spring Stone Necklace ($42.39) 5. Sabine Flower Cabachon Statement Necklace on Piperlime ($42.00) 6. Alfani Gold-Tone Glass Teardrop Statement Necklace ($18.99)
Giuliana Michelotti, recently held a press preview and trunk show for her GM by Giuliana Michelotti line she began in 1995 after having designed fashions and jewelry for top fashion houses such as Valentino, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Lacroix. The entire collection is cast in silver using an ancient jewelry making technique native to India known as the ”Lost Wax” technique. Though the pieces appear to be heavy, they are actually incredibly light since they are filled with wax instead of solid metal. Using uncut stones naturally worn by rain and sand, Michelotti creates one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, and earrings each with an unmistakable personality and individuality. This is absolutely one of the most unique collections I’ve seen in a long time.
It may not feel like it, but spring is just around the corner and the trends are beginning to bloom. One trend I’ve recently spotted are Mid Knuckle or Above the Knuckle Rings. Though these rings are interesting, I’m not sure how I feel about this new jewelry trend. Sure they’re unique and can compliment your pastel spring nail polish, but wearing rings above your knuckles can also look awkward and uncomfortable. In other words, I’m kind of in a hot or not debate over the mid knuckle ring trend. So I want to hear your opinion. Let me know what you think of this new spring accessory in the comment section. If you like what you see, you can find the above rings on MissKL, Etsy, and Planet Blue. Happy Commenting!
I recently stopped by the kensie showroom to eat cupcakes, drink champagne, and of course preview their spring jewelry line. I loved all the beautiful neons and and elegant Rooftop Party Caseline styles for spring. My favorite pieces were the bangle bracelets with inspiring sayings such as kensie’s signature motto “Tell me something pretty.”
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Thousands of years ago, the Roman Empire stood tall with glory and grandeur, much like modern-day New York City. Centuries later, its ruins still remain projecting the same admiration among visitors that they did in their prime. The 1884 Collection designed by Alberto Petochi is an impressive line of fine jewelry that combines the beauty of ancient Roman coins in contemporary jewelry designs many are even made with authentic Roman coins from the designer’s personal collection. All pieces are made in Italy from the finest materials guaranteed to make any socialite feel like an empress. Everyone who buys a piece from the collection can register it on the 1884 website along with a personal wish. Just as in a traditional trip to Rome, a coin will be thrown into the Trevi Fountain in honor of each wish making them excellent Valentine’s Day gifts. Prices start at $160, but go well into the thousands.
There are three coins found among the 1884 Collection bearing the faces of three different Roman emperors:
Small Ottaviano or Agustus Coin: The nephew of Julius Caesar as well as the founder of the Roman Empire. The month of August was named after him.
Medium Antoninus Pius Coin: Was a man of integrity and culture. He was married to a beautiful woman who committed her life to caring for the poor.
Large Alexander the Great Coin: Conquered nearly the entire civilized world of his day.