Get ready for Valentine’s Day with heart-shaped jewelry

Heart-shaped accessories will lend a fun vibe to your look. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so why not add a few heart-shaped pieces to your daily ensemble?

We’re sure you have a few cool and unique jewelry pieces on your wish list, but in the weeks leading up to the big day, traditional gold lockets boast a vintage charm. And you can feel free to play with the iconic shape to keep your look young and fresh.

Why not wear a small, delicate heart necklace on a thick gold chain? The contrast will keep the piece interesting while allowing you to show your Valentine’s Day spirit. Similarly, you could pair your heart-shaped trinket with other charms on one chain for a luxe look. We love gold and turquoise or coral together because the combination is so unexpected.

Looking for other ways to sneak the shape into your daily wardrobe this month? Try a beaded heart-shaped charm on a simple chain, or look for heart-shaped earrings for a cute and simple look.

Of course, heart-shaped diamonds (or any diamonds, really) take the cake on V-day, so whether you have your eyes on a glittering diamond necklace or sparkling diamond earrings, be sure to make your wishes known!

Justin Giunta creates unique pieces by mixing materials

Mixing materials gives pieces a new look.Elle magazine recently reported that Justin Giunta, a designer known for his edgy and cutting-edge designs, has launched a new collection of even more accessible and unique pieces.

His new line features necklaces made from oxidized brass, faux pearls, rhinestone chains, wood, glass and bone bugle beads, according to the news source.

The unexpected materials and contrasting textures and colors combine to create unique and unexpected pieces that any girl would be lucky to have in her jewelry box. However, you don’t have to hunt down Giunta’s coveted items to score a similar look – you could just mix and layer the necklaces and bracelets that you already have!

Try pairing a heavy chain necklace with a turquoise choker, or a pearl bracelet with a leather band. The effect will be similar, and you won’t have to throw down with any feisty fashionistas who might be jonesing for the cool designs.

Miu Miu’s Lurex stage bag boasts a detachable necklace

Many handbags feature jewelry embellishments. There are few things that women as a collective demographic love more than purses and jewelry. So what happens when you combine them?
Something great, obviously.

We’re thinking that women everywhere might snap and begin rioting in the streets until they can get their hands on one of these coveted couture clutches, or (and this is the one we’re pulling for) the fashion industry might latch onto this trend and start including jewelry on most handbags.

Imagine how much easier it would be to justify an expensive purchase if it came with fabulous accessories included, like a silver chain necklace or a unique brooch.

Plus, you’d never need to remember to bring accessories with you when you’re out and about – you could just pull one off of your bag.

If you already have a million handbags, but love the luxe look of bejeweled purses, why not add a sparkling pin to your favorite evening bag, or wrap a chain necklace around the strap of your favorite purse?

Mother’s Day Gift Buying Guide

mothers day gift buying guide

Mother’s day is right around the corner and that leaves many of us stumped as to what to get mom. There are two things that always melt mom’s heart; flowers and jewelry. makes gift shopping easy with the gift buying guide which breaks down choices by price and by who’s giving the gift. If you’re still perplexed, you can call for a free consultation with Jewelry experts who can help make this Mother’s day one mom will always remember.

Introducing has made it easier than ever for you to feel like a star. Check out the fabulous new Hollywood Jewels page. It features exclusive new lines of the trendiest jewelry pieces designed for and donned by A-list celebrities on the silver screen. You can also enjoy stills from the films showcasing the coveted looks, movie trailers, interviews, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and the opportunity to enter a sweepstakes and win a variety of prizes worn by the stars themselves.

Currently, we’re featuring jewelry styles designed for and worn in the upcoming film Fool’s Gold, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, opening in Theaters on February 8.

Hollywood Glam: 27 Dresses

27 has paired up with the team behind the new movie 27 Dresses to bring you original jewelry designs, inspired by the movie.

The movie, a romantic comedy starring Katherine Heigl is about weddings and heartbreaking love triangles. Heigl has been a Bridesmaid 27 times, but now her sister is marrying the man that she is secretly in love with.

Watch the trailer, see the movie on January 11 and get jewelry inspired by the film. Choose from the fabulous daily fashion collection or from the Bridal Jewelry Collection to help make your perfect day.

What’s more, you can win the engagement ring featured in the film!! Just fill out the form and cross your fingers.

New Year, New Jewelry

diamond hoopsThe start of the new year inspires many of us. All things are fresh and new, it’s a time for resolutions and reinvention.

It’s amazing how much difference a new pair of shoes, or great new earrings can make.

Reward yourself for getting through the holidays, sanity intact, with something you’ve been eyeing for a while. Having something new to wear that you just adore is a great way to help let that fresh feeling last.

With the Now or Never Sale, you can get something you love, guilt free.

The Great Alka Seltzer Jewelry Cleaning Tip

Dear Leslie,
Is it true you can clean your jewelry with Alka Seltzer?
Francis in Denver, CO

It is indeed true. It’s a good, quick and cheap way to get your jewelry clean, but it’ll only really do the job so well. It’s still a good idea to get some good jewelry cleaner for a more thorough cleaning at least once a year.

In the mean time, you can put your jewelry in a cup or dish of water, drop in two Alka Seltzer tablet and let those do the work for you for about five minutes. Rinse the jewelry thoroughly and dry with a clean, soft cloth.