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Spotlight: Handmade Jewelry Creations by Meleona

In the jewelry world, handmade is a quality that makes it a unique piece that cannot be found in multiples out in the marketplace. At Meleona.com/, they have taken a selection of handcrafted jewelry from professional jewelers and put them on their website for the public to browse and purchase.


One piece that caught my eye was the Rose Lake Statement Necklace. The necklace is created in gold and has a dimensional, cast flower with the texture of grain across the surface. The petals are centered on a handmade mesh chain that is over one inch in diameter. The “statement necklace” is a hot trend for this season and this one certainly fits that category. It will flow over the neck and the collarbone with the individual links, helping it to lie flat and sparkle with movement. I see this piece matching nicely with the Poetic Radiance Unique Ring.


Another handmade jewelry piece that I thought was interesting was the Secret Side Lapislazzuli Gemstone Bracelet. The round beads of deep blue lapis with the flecks of gold give this bracelet an “earthy” quality. It is accented with crystallized Swarovski elements in Aurora Borealis and molded rose gold and silver plated brass charms that are placed equally between the stones and the flat envelope clasp completes the look. For 81 Euros, it has a nice natural presence; I can see it playfully matching the Graffiti Girl Hoop Earrings.


Lastly, to not leave the guys out,  Meleona has a pair of Duel Stone Cufflinks in Onyx and Garnet. Created in solid sterling silver, one side has a 16mm pyramid shaped Onyx stone that is modern and geometric, while the other end has a 10mm round cabochon of red Garnet for a classic pop of color. At 141 Euros, it would make a great gift for any man in your life.

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Women’s Jewelry Advice – How To Rock Diamond Earrings

diamond cluster circle earrings

Diamond cluster earrings are stunning, elegant and adored additions to any woman’s jewelry collection, as many famous women can attest. In fact, some of the most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world are diamond cluster earrings.

Golconda Diamond Earrings?

Found on many lists of the most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world, the Golconda diamond earrings came from the mines of India and are also known as the Imperial Cushions due to the cushion-shaped diamonds that hang from the set of clusters attached to the posts. Each earring has over 23 carats of diamonds and were purchased at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Spring Sale in 2011 for $9.3 million. The purchaser at the Hong Kong sale remains anonymous.

Harry Winston Diamond Drop Earrings

diamond cluster square earrings

Harry Winston designed the diamond drop earrings, which are considered the best and most expensive earrings ever made. Each earring consists of two pear-shaped diamonds, and the pair is estimated at 60 karats. Because Winston mounted the diamonds in platinum, the metal is invisible when the earrings are worn. Created for stars to wear at the Oscar’s, the earrings have an estimated worth of $8.5 million.

Although there are many more famous diamond earrings, these two examples show why diamond earrings are often some of the most loved pieces of jewelry any woman owns.

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Women’s Fashion Review – Blaque Label Halter Top Dress, Kenneth Jay Lane Bead Drop Earrings

Special review post from our close and fabulous friend, Natasha:

This past summer, my bestest male friend, and the sartorial brain genius behind this blog you’re reading, dished me up quite the surprise.  One day, while checking my mailbox, I encountered a(n) (unexpected) package from Shopbop.  Inside was every girl’s dream: literally, The Perfect Little Black Dress, Blaque Label’s Halter Top Dress, accompanied by gold and turquoise bead drop earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane.


I was floored, utterly flabbergasted.  I rushed into my apartment, threw my purse on the floor, and put on the dress.  I looked at myself in the mirror, my lips curling into the biggest smile.  And then I twirled.


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Women’s Fashion Exclusive – 10% Off At R. Lambo

Ladies, need to treat yourself to some crafty jewelry? Gents, need to please a lady with some adornments? At R. Lambo, their mission is to stock and sell women’s accessories and ready to wear from all around the world. Their growing collection features pieces that will enhance a woman’s style and outfits with items that are unique and beautiful to wear.


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Lesson #82: Earrings on men (again)

Gloffin men’s gold plated earrings

INFEASIBLE: Gold earrings with ~*cutesy*~ danglers

Ah yes, the specter of male earrings: when will you leave us? As long as people refuse to listen to me and buy gaudy crap like the above, it’ll probably never leave the world of the Living. Ask yourself, you clueless man: Would any self-respecting woman wear something like this? Of course not, so why should you be allowed to?

Light Hammered Hoop Tiny Earring Sterling Silver

Feasible: Single tiny silver hoop earring in upper cartilege
My friend Kev rocks a similar one (yes, only one) in the upper part of his left ear and it works splendidly for him. Doesn’t mean it’ll work for you, Mr. Stuck-in-the-90s Guy. Trend carefully with earrings, youngling.

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?: Jon Gosselin

Uhh…stud earrings for this overly tanned stud? Maybe if his collared shirt wasn’t covered in a 2nd-grader’s flower drawings…SNAP!
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41. Ear piercings

INFEASIBLE: Wheel-like earrings crested with large stones

(From Chainz.com)

I could go on and on about the foibles of men and piercings, especially ear piercings. It’s my opinion that the vast majority of men should stay the fuck away from them. And NO ONE can pull off a pair like the ones above. These are just some of the ugliest, tasteless things I’ve ever come across – don’t even try to imagine them in someone’s earlobe. Might cause seizures.

Feasible: Black oval earrings

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Now, if the guy is sexy, stylish, posh, whatever enough, then MAYBE these would work on him. Maybe. No guarantees this feature, blokes.

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