The new jewelry is here!!! Stay tuned for pics!!!
$195 – my-wardrobe.com
$89 – lordandtaylor.com
150 AUD – sirenshoes.com.au
$54 – nordstrom.com
23 – liberty.co.uk
$14 – dearfieldbinder.com
£145 – theremedi.co.uk
$81 – heels.com
$395 – couturecandy.com
£35 – nelly.com
£14 – missselfridge.com
$475 – net-a-porter.com
£21 – liberty.co.uk
$15 – rickysnyc.com
We all remember the jelly bracelet craze of the 80’s and most recently the Silly Bandz craze that exploded on most elementary and middle schoolers’ arms. I stopped to think about what it was exactly that made these crazes so darn popular. Was it all of the different colors that they came in or the unique shapes that the kids could collect and then trade with their friends? Whatever the appeal was, a lot of people bought into these passing fads.
Nowadays, stretch bracelets are not only comfortable but I can confidently say that they are also fashionable and stylish. Take the Floral Affair bracelet pictured here. It is a 7″ stretch bracelet featuring tawny colored enameled flowers set with golden aurora borealis crystals and marquis cut amber-colored beads. It shimmers and shines and will definitely add tasteful sparkle to any outfit.
The fact that it does not have a clasp or closure of any kind has added appeal, in my opinion. No need to fumble with a lobster claw closure early in the morning. No need to worry if the toggle closure will come undone or not, either. The appealing thing for me, is that it sits comfortably on my wrist and does not move around much doing whatever I need to do throughout the day. I can type away and not feel that this is banging around or scraping my desk.
I’ve shown this on a butter yellow pashmina as my background but this bracelet would be beautiful paired with all of the shades of Fall. Try it with pumpkin, olive greens or the luscious shades of chocolate and discover for yourself, the wonderful world of stretch bracelets.
Do you think you’ll add a bracelet like this in to your fall jewelry wardrobe?
In friendship and style…
November Birthstone : Citrine
November’s gemstone is Citrine, the golden hued stone. The name Citrine comes from an old French word, “citrin”, meaning lemon. This stone is one of the more rare forms of quartz and it ranges in color from the palest yellow to a dark amber named Madeira because of its resemblance to the red wine.
The Romans were thought to be the first to wear the yellow quartz, crafting it into cabochon, or highly polished but unfaceted cuts of stone set into jewelry. Citrine became more popular during the Romantic Period, when artisans favored these warm colored gems to enhance gold jewelry. Citrine, just like all forms of quartz, was believed to have magical powers and was worn as a talisman against evil thoughts. It was also considered to have medicinal properties and was commonly used as a remedy for urinary and kidney ailments.
DID YOU KNOW? Citrine is known to change color when subjected to heat and is routinely heated in the jewelry-making process to intensify its color. For this reason, this gemstone should not be left in direct sunlight for a long period of time because it will permanently alter the color.
A gift of Citrine is symbolic for hope and strength. With its sunny brightness, this gemstone is ideal for helping anyone to get through the tough times in life!
PICTURED: Jewel ring from my Premier Designs jewelry catalog. It is a lovely shade of buttery yellow and has pave set crystals surrounding it, and it retails for $55. It is a beautiful ring to be worn out on any occasion. If you need more details, leave me a comment!
article courtesy of: http://www.about-birthstones.com/novemberbirthstone.html