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Topshop Creates Givenchy Runway Jewelry Lookalike

After a four months’ wait, Topshop has come out with a lookalike multi strand chain necklace (with trademark charms of course) to give with Givenchy’s fans with less of a budget than $2k something to claw for.  This piece isn’t gold (the metal isn’t even identified; we’re only given “metal fiber”), but at savings of $1,915 I suppose we shouldn’t complain too loudly.

Topshop Creates Givenchy Runway Jewelry Lookalike



Lockets, To Add A Sense Of Nostalgia

A locket is the perfect embodiment of romantic nostalgia.  If you’re looking for a simpler piece of jewlery to add to an Edwardian look or perhaps just to add to a tshirt-cardigan-blazer layering scheme, a locket is an easy way to give your look a classic feel. 

In the old days, people used to keep everything from poision to the hair of a loved one within the confines of their locket; whatever they did chose, though, they kept close to their heart.

Personally, I prefer the classic shaped locket in a fairly oval or circular shape to a kitshy shape (such as a heart).  If you’re like myself and only dream of £29,500 Alexander McQueen locket beauties, there are a few selections below; most under $100.

Lockets, To Add A Sense Of Nostalgia

From left to right: Weston bronze locket ($90; CoutureCandy), Bearhead gold plate locket ($79; Ravinstyle), Kuo Ting bronze locket with pearl ($138; CoutureCandy), Gold photo locket ($90/sale; Kohl’s), Oval lock pendant ($575; Tiffany)



Want Of The Day: Giant Stone Ring By Topshop

Topshop always has a fun selection of affordable cocktail rings; and the aptly named Giant Stone Ring is no exception. Though this ring is not made of a precious stone, it does only cost $30.

For an inxpensive way to perk up your fingers for partytime, I’d check out this bauble.



Loving Erickson Beamon’s Cluster Cocktail Ring
September 26, 2008, 1:14 pm
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For a designer cocktail ring with so much detail, I was surprised it was so affordable.  At the price of $235, this Erickson Beamon’s stone cluster cocktail ring is a piece of gaudy Fall homage delight is not cheap by any means, though attainable for most.

I love the grouping of the design with the leaves, and the gold spattering on the stones themselves.  I fancy this as a classier cocktail ring; versus the usual design of a massive stone that may run the risk of looking like a cheap imitation of the real thing (even if it is).

The work put into this piece guarantees its quality will show, and is sure to inspire conversation.



Pure Platinum Emmy Jewelery, Including Photos

I was graciously invited to view the Pure Platinum jewelery destined for wear at this year’s Emmy awards ceremony in L.A. It was quite the display; pieces were on display that were designed by the utmost desired designers using premium materials.

The clutch (pictured below on the top right of the photo block) by Desperate Housewives designer Cate Adair was my personal highlight.  It featured over 60 carats of diamonds in the design and is worth over $500,000; and apparently the most diamond-intense handbag ever produced.  It was a glowing sight to behold!

The pieces were artfully crafted, and it was a treat to see people trying them on so actively instead of just on display.

It was quite the experience being in a hotel penthouse on Rodeo Drive among a multitude of small screen celebrities; and an experience I doubt I will repeat very soon! Photos of the treasures are below, with the entire set located here (23 images in entirety).

Photos by Victoria Potter



Givenchy’s Gaudy Is To Kill For

So, here it is: Givenchy’s multi strand chain charm necklace, seen on the likes of some pop star named Madonna and on the Fall 2008 runways.  This heavy duty chain work of gold will set you back a cool $2,000…if you can get your clawing hands at it at all.

Sadly, pieces like this cannot be imitated easily (unless they are silver; one should not attempt faux gold) or cheaply.  Budget jewelry done in layers like this will almost always give itself away, unless you find a master metal smith for the masses.

We’re going to file this away in my “Oh God, If Only” category inside my pining brain.  Shall we mourn together?