Time for Saint Patrick’s Day Fun

Saint Patricks Day is right around the corner!
Saint Patrick's Day is right around the corner!
Don’t get pinched this Saint Patrick’s Day; be sure you’re wearing some green! While an entire green outfit might make you look like a Christmas elf rather than a harbinger of spring, it’s easy to add just a touch of green with the right accessories.

You could really get into Saint Patrick’s Day with a clover design sterling silver pendant. Polished green agate and diamond accents in this pendant won’t pinch your wallet either at just $85.

When lots of folks think of green jewelry they think of emeralds. Emeralds have a beautiful, intense and radiant green. The green of the emerald is the color of life and of springtime. They’re definitely a great way to add green to any outfit this spring.

For a fresh and modern look this Saint Patrick’s Day, you could try a less traditional gemstone like green chrome diopside. Lush green tones sparkle gorgeously in this elegantly unusual diopside pendant. While perfect for springtime, this pendant’s bright green color will carry you right into sunny summer days. Honestly, it would even be a great choice for parties. It’s definitely a versatile piece for your jewelry collection.

On the Street: Heart Pendants

Heart Pendants Add Romantic Sparkle!
Heart Pendants Add Romantic Sparkle!

You definitely don’t need a man this Valentine’s Day to make your holiday super special. If the thought of romance turns your tummy, consider doing something nice for yourself. The ladies pictured here are having a fun night out on their own.

Check out the heart pendant on the lady in the middle. She knows that heart jewelry doesn’t have to be sticky-sweet. No, you can use heart jewelry with irony to create a fierce rock ‘n roll look. For the price of a bottle of decent champagne you can get this sterling silver crystal heart pendant – it’s on SALE for just $35.

That sexy, bad girl look only works if you add a little black to your outfit. One way to spice up any occasion is with inky black onyx. A great pick would be this white topaz and black onyx sterling silver pendant. It’s also on sale – priced at just $47.50. This trendy over-sized pendant will help you shine at your next party or special occasion. Its bulky look makes a big impression and gives you that edge without having to take out a mortgage.

What’s better than a blanket with sleeves?

Cute Red Enamel Heart Pendant
Cute Red Enamel Heart Pendant
Goodness! This February sure has been a rough weather month for many parts of the country. You may very well be reading this today from the comfort of you home and enjoying a “snow day” from work. Considering all this cold weather, this Valentine’s Day you may be tempted to give one of those “blankets with sleeves” that strangely have sold like hotcakes this year. Well, save your money! Nothing warms the heart and soul like a thoughtful gift of jewelry for Valentine’s Day.

So, instead of frumpy lounge wear, get your sweetheart a gift from the heart. A red enamel heart pendant is just the thing. At just $50, it won’t break the bank either. The round cut diamond on this heart pendant add a special sparkle to any outfit.

The one thing Jewelry and the you-know-what have in common is that they’ll always be the right size (although it is possible that your lady may think the gemstones and diamonds should be bigger!) Do yourself a favor and cross the “will it fit” worries off your list. If your sweetheart has a more sophisticated style, take a look at this freshwater cultured pearl and carnelian bracelet. This chunky bracelet is perfect for daytime wear but will add a touch of sexy red to an evening ensemble too. Can we say “Date Night”?

For the ultimate red jewelry for Valentine’s Day, you have to go for rubies. Get in good with a gift of this ruby sterling silver heart pendant. With 20 bright red rubies, this pendant shows up a dozen red roses any day.

“One Tree Hill” cast wears great new jewelry pieces

The cast can be seen wearing chunky coral stones. What are the ladies on the CW’s "One Tree Hill" accessorizing their killer outfits with? Some gorgeous, beaded necklaces by up-and-coming designers, it seems.

Twenty pieces designed by amateur jewelry makers Madilynn Nelson and
Julie Little made it onto several episodes of the hit show’s latest season.

Nelson is a painter, and Little is an architect, and both ladies seem to have brought their creative expertise to their unique designs.

"We really do more one-of-a-kind stuff, weird, deconstructed pieces," Little said.

The pretty and edgy designs were the perfect addition to the well-dressed characters’ wardrobes, but we think that real-life girls would look great in similar pieces, too.

The website reports that the line boasts colored pearl necklaces, rough-cut stones and chunky corals accented by – wait for it – mink. That’s right, it has finally happened: you can wear fur on a necklace.

Just reading about these fun and creative designs has us itching to buy some new accessories of our own. But we want to know what you think: is fur a genius addition to jewelry or is it still a big no-no?

March Birthstone – Aquamarine

Aquamarine Ring
People believed for centuries that the energy of the sea water was captured in the delicate blue of Aquamarine. It’s certainly not hard to see why. The ancient Romans believed the gem had fallen from the jewel boxes of sirens and washed onto shore.

As a member of the Beryl family, Aquamarine is a very tough gemstone, and an excellent choice for Jewelry that is frequently worn and needs to be durable. They are thought to give the wearers knowledge, foresight and assist in an individual’s inspiration.  These are also characteristics ascribed to the March birthstone.

A gift of Aquamarine symbolizes safety and security, particularly within long standing relationships. Some even say that the Aquamarine can reawaken love in a tired marriage, so if you want to bring back that spark in your partner’s eyes, you might consider this gem as an anniversary gift!

Aquamarine PendantThere’s many stunning pieces to look at, all of them affordable. Like a show-stopping aquamarine and damond ring which matches up perfectly with a pendant necklace. The eye-catching rectangular cut of the gemstone and dramatic setting draw attention to the natural, graceful beauty of Aquamarine.

PendantThere is also this more subtle, oval shaped pendant,  a gorgeous signature piece to be worn every day.