Three sites caught my eye in January's In Style Magazine: http://www.kendascott.com/, http://www.ben-amur.com/ and http://www.martinewester.com/.
~ Kenda Scott. Not a lot of inventory here -- 4 necklaces, 11 pairs of earrings and 8 cuff bracelets. I really liked:
$$ The Otylia ring, a funky jumbo cocktail ring for $75.00. The ring comes in various two-stone combinations. I liked the Pebble on gold-tone combo.
~ Isaac Manevitz for Ben-Amun. This jewelry gets featured in a LOT of magazines....the bracelet prices run the gamut from as low as $30.00 (not a lot of items in this range) to $745.00 and even higher. Necklaces range from around $75.00 to $100.00 or more. There were only a handful of earrings from around $45.00 to $75.00. I liked:
$$$ Rustic Gold Brass Jewel Cuff for $120.00
$$$ Semi-Precious Stone (charm) Bracelet for $130.00
$$$ Glass Pearls with Austrian Crystals Bracelet for $195.00
~ Martine Wester, London. Some very pretty stuff. I LOVED:
$$$ Grace Glitter Ball Bracelet 59.00 pounds, and matching stud earrings 15.00 pounds
$$$ Enchanted Triple Row Pearl Bracelet 58.00 pounds
$$$ Enchanted Vintage Charm Bracelet 76.00 pounds
Sorry, but I'm not familiar with the exchange rate so you can do the math.
Lucky Magazine had a total of one site I fancied -- Shopbop.com. The nice thing about Shopbop is that there are hundreds of items to choose from and they carry lots of different designers. My faves are:
- $$ Juicy Couture Sparrow Branch Necklace $78.00
- $$$ Fallon Jewelry Freedom Choker Mixed Chain Necklace $198.00
- $$$ Rachel Leigh Neon Gumball Ring $68.00
Well, it's off to choir practice (for the kids). Seems that chauffering duties are endless....maybe later tonight I can start a new jewelry-making project. I'm thinking another mash-up bracelet. You'll be the first to know when it's done. I mean, who else? Ciao.
"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson