Best of Basics: Alphabet Necklace


The alphabet necklace or famed name necklace (from SATC) is an iconic and classic piece of jewelry that easily fits into every woman’s jewelry collection. This modern heirloom has taken many shapes and forms over the years, but the current way to state your first initial is with a bold, gold letter from CĂ©line. Editor-in-Chief of Self Service Magazine, Claire Thompson-Joinville styles this bold basic with more beloved classics including a YSL tuxedo, white tee and red clutch.






One to Watch: Ursa Major by Kate Jones


I am always looking for modern, timeless jewelry to enhance my minimal wardrobe. Recently, I fell in love with the clean lines and organic shapes of Ursa Major. Designer, Kate Jones has an inherent ability to create wearable pieces for every day, while focusing on details and shapes that withstand the test of time. Personally, I love her version of hoop earrings, they are chunky and significant. The forms she creates remind me of Jean Arp’s sculptures. In this editorial, we get a true sense of the Ursa Major woman and how she interacts with her jewelry throughout the

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Adorn Me: Delicate Earrings

My lobes have two pairs of delicate earrings on rotation at the moment. I love the simple, minimal design of each pair. For everyday wear, I always go for my Kathleen Whitaker staple studs. For a dinner date, or casual event out, I go for the longer bar earrings from Oak+Fort. What are your ears wearing at the moment?


My favorite earrings at the moment, sitting on top of the inspirational images inside Guy Bourdin Polaroids


Get Cuffed Up

Whether worn alone or stacked up to your elbow, you simply cannot go without one (or more) of these cuffs. I chose these bracelets for their pure design and ability to play well with others.

Women's Jewelry Triangle Cuff Bracelets Loren Stewart and Vita Feda | DeSmittenWome's Jewelry Handcuff Bracelets A.L.C. and Miansai | DeSmittenWomen's Jewelry Screwed Cuff Bracelets Saint Laurent and Kelly Wearstler | DeSmittenWomen's Jewelry Linked Cuff Bracelets Michael Kors and Eddie Borgo | DeSmittenWomen's JewelryNailed it Cuff Bracelets Giles and Brother and CC Skye | DeSmitten


Which one will you be wearing?