I was recently on HSN.com and saw some fabulous cocktail rings. Big, bright, bold–and absolutely perfect for spring. I really love wearing a ring like this on my index finger. In the April issue of InStyle, Rachel Zoe gave her stamp of approval for wearing large rings on “your talking finger.”
Recently, I’ve been skipping large statement jewelry and wearing small pieces that are more classic. But every once in a while, I go through phases where I want to rebel and wear something that is big, bright and will definitely attract attention.
If you crave colorful, candy-like jewelry, look no further than Alexis Bittar’s Lucite pieces. In layman’s terms, Lucite is a smooth material that closely resembles both plastic and glass. Using the pieces in the most luscious colors and sprinkling them with crystals, Alexis Bittar makes these yummy little goodies look good enough to eat.
Yes, the necklace pictured on the left costs almost $1,000. What can I say? Pianegonda is one of my favorite jewelry designers of all time and this love of mine comes with a hefty price tag–literally.
Pianegonda’s line is divided into several themes. Examples include the keys, hearts and crosses combination featured on the ‘Confusion’ necklace and the circular elements that dominate the “Circle Light” and “Connection” collections.
There is something very futuristic in a lot of Pianegonda’s designs. Modern and abstract are the first words that come to mind, so don’t expect to find angel pendants or flower brooches in his collection. With that said, many of Pianegonda’s pieces are especially relevant in this year of geometry-inspired jewelry
At several hundred dollars a pop, rest assured that the quality of the work is superior, as it should be considering the price tag. Keep in mind also the fact that Pianegonda’s work has a unique look that is difficult to confuse with that of many other fine jewelry designers. In fact, my Pianegonda pieces are the source of more compliments, comments and questions than any other jewelry that I own.
No, this is not exactly recession-friendly jewelry. It is simply stunning jewelry. And such a splurge is exactly what you need sometimes. Even if it means putting the good old piggy bank back to use.