Color Study: Cobalt

Cobalt has been popping up just about everywhere lately. Peruse an interior design magazine, and you’ll see that “Greek Blue” and “Mediterranean Blue” are being touted as one of the hottest color trends about to take off. Check out the jewelry counter of your favorite department store and you’ll notice a plethora of bright blue resin in the costume section, and highlighted sapphires and lapis beckoning you to the fine jewelry cases. Wander in to your favorite boutique, and you’ll see a sting last stand for summer with blue hued frocks and blouses commanding attention before they make way for Read More →

Date Night: Coral Floral Swing

Time to soak up these last few Summer Nights! It’s Friday, it’s date night, and you’re headed out for a casual fun date night. If you’re anything like me, you’ll figure out a way to incorporate the best color ever (coral) into your wardrobe year round, snowpocalypse and Polar Vortices be damned. However, there’s no time like summer time for rocking the color of Florida sunsets, of the best Essie shade to fake a tan, of the greatest citrus of all time, and of my favorite vintage cameos. So tonight, we combine summer’s best color with one of summer’s biggest Read More →

Engagement Ring Eye Candy: Around Brilliant the Bend

Cheesy pun? Check. Wearing pink? Check. It must be Wednesday! And on Wednesdays, do we not only wear pink, we celebrate engagement ring eye candy – luckily, RLJ just got in a nice new batch of fabbity fab round brilliant diamond engagement rings. They’re as varied in style as they are in price point, which is always good for the world’s most popular diamond cut. Round brilliant girls might be classic, but that doesn’t men they’re all traditionalists, or even that they all want a solitaire. Some ladies just like more diamonds, and that’s a trait I’ll never fault anyone Read More →

Color Study: Seeing Green

In the throes of August (which still feels completely ridiculous to be typing…how is it physically possible that we’re about to enter the last 4th of 2014?!) It’s only right to celebrate its verdant birthstone peridot. Peridot is a bright green gem that’s decidedly warmer than emerald or tsavorite or jade. It’s a uniquely colored gem that’s grassy enough to represent the bright, last month of summer, but its warm undertones ease the transition into fall’s very warm shades of yellow, orange, and crimson. If you’ve never thought of the year/seasons as a color wheel before, you’re welcome. But it’s Read More →

Another Step for Smart Jewelry: Beacon & Lively Smart Bracelet

A few months ago, the technically functional, yet undeniably chic Ringly finally broke down the barriers between smart jewelry and aesthetically pleasing jewelry. While wearable technology is nothing new – especially not in the realms of fitness and general gadgetry – actually fashionable smart jewelry unfortunately is. And when Ringly ushered in a stylish era where a cocktail ring you’d wear anyway can also improve your tech life, well I was head over heels. Not only did I have a new bauble to add to my perpetual wish list, but I was stoked to see what other smart jewelry designers would Read More →