Bright light on Silver Jewelry

As the price of gold remains volatile, there has been a surge in designers preferring the use of silver jewelry to gold and other precious metals. One designer in particular,  Jude Frances, has debuted a series of new silver offerings which truly peek everyone’s interests.

Besides the edgy, attention-grabbing cuffs with black rhodium and black spinel which is depicted below, the brand’s new line of jewelry also includes elegant bangles and hoops with white rhodium and white sapphires, and pendants with blue topaz and citrines.

Also pictured below is jewelry from Jude Frances’ SoHo and Laguna collections, from the company’s spring/summer 2013, fall 2013 and core silver lines.

 

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For fall from the Laguna collection, the sterling silver Lattice stone ring features a faceted oval-shaped champagne citrine with a yellow gold bonded lattice overlay ($690).

 

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The sterling silver Lattice eternity band features black rhodium, 18-karat yellow gold accents and faceted round black spinel ($890). The band is part of the Laguna collection.

 

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Also from the SoHo collection, this silver and black rhodium-plated, wide pavé Flower cuff is set with faceted round black spinel ($2,890).

 

As always, Live, Life, Lamour,

R.Lamour

 

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Gothic designs at the MET

Greetings, today’s post is a review of some of the “darker designs” that were worn at the recent Met. The stars which attended were fully in line with the suggested theme to take their fashion and jewelry styles towards the punkier side at this year’s Costume Institute Gala, which took place this past Monday in New York and marked the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” fashion exhibition. Some wore their best and others, I’d like to just not comment on. As can be seen below, many of the celebrities brought their ‘A’ game from some of the best jewelry designers.

While many stars pushed the style envelope towards some edgier designs–including spider rings, spike studs and ear cuffs–some played it safe, keeping with the red carpet tradition of donning drop diamond earrings and even Art Deco-inspired pieces. Darker metals and black diamonds played a very prevalent role in jewelry for the night, which was in line with the suggested theme.

Actress and model Jessica Alba wore Jack Vartanian’s Glam Leopard Collection 18-karat white gold, black rhodium and diamond earrings ($6,400) to the Met Ball.

Actress and model Jessica Alba wore Jack Vartanian’s Glam Leopard Collection 18-karat white gold, black rhodium and diamond earrings ($6,400) to the Met Ball.

J.Lo wore these Dana Rebecca Designs’ Rachel Beth earrings, made in 14-karat black rhodium with a 15-carat round black diamond center stone and black diamond pavé.

J.Lo wore these Dana Rebecca Designs’ Rachel Beth earrings, made in 14-karat black rhodium with a 15-carat round black diamond center stone and black diamond pavé.

Diane Kruger, From the hit TV show The Bridge, wore Jacob & Co.’s Wing clip-on earrings, made in palladium with black and white diamonds. The earrings were custom-made for just for her.

Diane Kruger, From the hit TV show The Bridge, wore Jacob & Co.’s Wing clip-on earrings, made in palladium with black and white diamonds. The earrings were custom-made for just for her.

Julianne Hough of Rock of Ages and Footloose also donned Jacob & Co., choosing the brand’s Spider ring, made with a black Tahitian pearl and a white pearl with diamonds.

Julianne Hough of Rock of Ages and Footloose also donned Jacob & Co., choosing the brand’s Spider ring, made with a black Tahitian pearl and a white pearl with diamonds.

 

These wonderful hand picked designs were just a few of the numerous dark and gothic designs worn at this past Monday’s costume gala. All unique and a magnificent display for both designers and celebrities fortunate enough to wear them.

 

As always, Live,Life, Lamour,

R.Lamour