Archive for the ‘Jewelry’ Category

Pal Around

Silk Friendship Bracelets by Ariel Gordon

Old friends are the best: Lend a pink pen, pass a note or share a lanyard, and you’re BFFs for life.

Relive afternoons on the playground and give your bridesmaids Ariel Gordon’s sophisticated silk friendship bracelets. A modern take on a childhood classic, the hand-braided silk bracelets are interwoven with a gold-filled chain to create a modern twisting helix. Choose among cheery hues like watermelon, sage, chocolate and lavender, and gift each girl with her own special color combo. Even better, you’ll save a visit to the craft store.

2-cute 2-be 4-gotten.

Visit arielgordonjewelry.com.

Family Jewels

David Yurman Bridal Collection

A classic diamond can still be modern. If you’re not the simple solitaire type, turn to the creators of your favorite fashionable baubles for a little razzle dazzle.

David Yurman recently introduced a collection of 10 diamond engagement rings featuring the designer’s signature iconic cable and crossover bands. Contemporary round and oval cuts, set in platinum or 18k yellow gold, pair perfectly with classically understated wedding bands in cable, chain or smooth patterns. To really make a splash check out Yurman’s new signature piece, an exclusive cushion-cut diamond available in all of the ring styles. Add a hopelessly romantic bridal necklace or earrings inspired by dazzling gemstones to flawlessly complete your bejeweled wedding-day look.

It’s a ring thing.

Visit davidyurman.com.

The New Romantic

Anthropologie Launches BHLDN Bridal Collection

Your wedding day is no time to be a demure wallflower. BHLDN plays up to the fashionably fearless with bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses that infuse color, daring silhouettes and inventive embellishments.

Inspired by the Dutch word “to keep,” BHLDN (pronounced beholden), offers all the romance, whimsy and subtle boho touches that Anthropologie is known for. Ranging from a flirty silk dupioni tea dress to a flowing pleated gown in a whisper grey, no two gowns are alike and feature unique details like crocheted lace bits, embroidered fronds and fluttering appliqued butterflies. Adding a modern touch, BHLDN infuses color into its bridal collection with rich palettes of buttercream, taupe and florals with hints of coral. Brides-to-be can shop BHLDN’s treasure trove of jewelry, hair accessories, lingerie, shoes and cover-ups. For guests or bridesmaids, the collection offers a variety of colorful frocks to fit any nuptial from black tie to beach. Currently, the collection is only available online.

Dare to be different.

Visit bhldn.com.

A Nice Ring To It

Fine Bridal Jewels by Megan Thorne

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but many of those pals look pretty similar. Princess cut, platinum, pave or pear shaped…after awhile, it’s all just a sea of sparkle.

Why not dare to be different. The collection of engagement and wedding rings from fashion designer-turned-jewelry designer Megan Thorne is uniquely regal and romantic. Inspired by everything from architecture to ancient mythology, the jewels range from clean but ornate to refined and organic. Her trellis studded bands may remind you of a stroll in the most dazzling garden, while the picture frame ring is reminiscent of a masterful oil painting. Thorne follows in the footsteps of old-world jewelers, finishing and personalizing each lovely piece by hand to ensure your ring is an individual.

Let your finger do the talking.

Visit meganthorne.com.

Ready to Wear

Net-a-Porter’s Online Wedding Boutique

The internet is great for creating a wedding website, surfing bridal blogs and setting up a registry, but serious shopping is usually done in person. That is, until the thought of dragging your entourage to yet another stuffy salon has you rethinking the need for “something new.”

Net-a-Porter, the online luxury fashion boutique where you can buy Valentino and Versace at 2 a.m., recently launched a wedding boutique to outfit brides, ‘maids, moms and guests. Most exciting is Matthew Williamson’s exclusive line of chic silk-chiffon gowns (the designer’s first official bridal collection after fulfilling private clients’ custom requests) with romantic details like gold beading, wispy hemlines or a sexy keyhole back. Or click through Lee Angel drop earrings, Pedro Garcia peep-toe pumps, Philip Treacy headpieces and Pucci cocktail dresses all befitting an important bash. Best of all, you need not worry about pushy salespeople or a showoff bride in the next dressing room, and you’re free to return an item that doesn’t fit into your wedding vision.

No appointment necessary.

Visit net-a-porter.com.