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Mila Unveils Motherhood Ring Design

Mila Kunis has marked the birth of her daughter, Wyatt Isabelle, by designing an emerald “motherhood ring” that will in turn benefit other mothers.

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The actress – who is also global ambassador for Gemfields, the world’s leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones – has created an 18-carat yellow-gold emerald ring with jeweller Marina B, the profits from which will go to fund a maternity centre in Zambia, near the Gemfields mine.

“Carrying a child and bringing new life into the world marks the start of an incredible journey,” Kunis explained.

“Throughout history, every culture has its own way of recognising this extraordinary event, often with a gift for mother or child. Precious green emeralds are traditionally symbols of motherhood, wisdom, and long-lasting love. But they are also a symbol for hope in many cultures, and so the proceeds from this collection of Motherhood Rings will benefit the opening of Gemfields Nkana Health Centre, where four new wards have been built – a major undertaking that will have long-lasting benefits to the local community.”

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All profits from sales of the rings will go directly to the project, upgrading the health centre and adding a new maternity clinic. Click here to reserve a Mila ring, priced $4,800.

Tiffany & Co’s Christmas Cracker

Tiffany & Co is getting in the festive spirit by creating the most decadent Christmas gift of all – a diamond-filled cracker.

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The one-off piece – featuring a tasselled pearl necklace, a diamond necklace, soleste tanzanite earrings and a pink tourmaline ring – will be on display in the jeweller’s Old Bond Street boutique from November 25, sparkling away in the lead up to the big day.

We certainly wouldn’t mind one of those on our Christmas place setting.

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Spring Jewelry Trends 2014

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Pantones Color of the Year; Radiant Orchid will definitely be on trend this spring, and all year round! This color is perfect with its versatility for both professional and casual settings! Add a pop of color to your look with jewelry designs that shine with this fun hue! Our Plum Orchard necklace and Purple Romance earrings are perfect examples of how to wear Radiant Orchid this spring!

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Chevron Pattern

Jewelry with a chevron pattern or any pointed edges are continuing to be on trend. You will see work with metals a lot in this trend instead of bright colors. The chevron, with its triangular points are also referred to as zigzag effects. Jewelry using these fun patterns and shapes are very in style with the rocker-chic aesthetic celebrated in punk-inspired fashion! It gives any outfit that little extra edge. Check out the trend in our Modern Cut and Deco Delight necklaces!

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Statement Necklaces

Punch up your wardrobe with a fun statement necklace this spring! It’s also a great way to add a pop of color to your ensemble! Adding large, chunky crystals or pearls have been on trend for quite some time, and now that it’s starting to get warmer, you can pair them with your favorite flowing spring dresses! Our Queen Anne’s Lace and Caribbean Getaway necklaces are perfect for this season!

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Sarah Jessica Parker To Curate New Jewelry Venture, WeTheAdorned

A new way to grow your jewelry collection will be hitting the web this spring: WeTheAdorned will be introducing their membership-based e-comm destination, with help from Sarah Jessica Parker.

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The actress-slash-shoe designer will be curating the jewelry offerings, which will feature pieces that have been specifically designed for the site, by the likes of Erickson Beamon, Lulu Frost, Paige Novick, Fenton Fallon and Pamela Love.

Each designer has been given artistic license to design whatever they like, using bronze, 24-karat gold, diamonds, emeralds, and any other precious or semiprecious stones.

Memberships will be offered at a premium and non-premium level, and the site is now open for early sign-up, although the annual fee for both levels has yet to be determined.

The founders of the site, Tim McElwee and Cyia Batten, are also the designers behind jewelry line, T. Cyia. The duo raised money for their latest venture via Kickstarter in June 2013.

WeTheAdorned will fill a niche that fits in somewhere between the sparkly baubles sold at places like Tiffany & Co., and the affordable gems offered at BaubleBar. Geographically speaking, all the designs be manufactured in America; on the business front, the company’s structure will allow most of the revenue from the sales to flow back to the designer.

Quick tips for a glamorous New Year’s Eve

From a touch of faux fur to a splash of embellishment, welcome 2014 in style with these five easy steps.

New Year’s Eve is here and with it one of the biggest party nights of the year. Whether you are tripping the light fantastic or having a modest soirée with friends, the occasion demands a festive dose of razzle-dazzle. If you’ve neglected your party outfit in the Christmas rush or it requires some added oomph, just a few quick additions will have you glamorized with minimum time and hassle.

Go for faux

Faux fur has undoubtedly been the trim of the season and gives an outfit instant excitement. If you’re looking to make a statement then newly launched label Shrimps is sure to delight. Designer Hannah Weiland’s furry jackets and clutches in cartoon brights have been spotted on London’s most stylish including model Laura Bailey and street style favourite, Julia Sarr-Jamois.

Meanwhile, Helen Moore’s faux fur stoles, collars and capes are not only uber desirable, they are also all handmade in the UK. Our favourite is the luxe Vixen scarf, £68. Drape over the shoulder for Gatsby glamour.

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The embellished clutch

If you’re looking to update a pre-existing outfit then an embellished clutch will do just that. The offerings are endless – be it sequin, crystal, beaded or glitter, and an easy way to indulge in some festive glitz.

Jimmy Choo never fails on the evening bag front and has the added allure of shoes to match. On the high street Coast have a suitably sparkly selection for under £100 and Boden’s velvet and sequin clutch has been reduced to the very merry price of £14.70 in sale.

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Eye-catching earrings

If you only wear one piece of sparkle then make it a pair of lavish drop earrings. Nothing says evening glam better than a cluster of crystals at your lobes so go for something big and bold for maximum impact.

For costume bling Accessorize has the best on high street and Miu Miu’s brand of kitsch glam makes for wonderfully O.T.T gems. Pull hair back into a ponytail or sweep over to one side to best showcase your sparkle.

Astley Clarke is the ultimate virtual jewellery box, stocking covetable sparkles to suit all budgets including Miguel Ases beaded chandelier styles, which are now on sale.

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Hair accessories

If there is one thing that will capitulate an outfit to red carpet readiness in two minutes flat, it’s slipping on a decorative headpiece.

Jennifer Behr’s Swarovski headbands and Art Deco-inspired hair clips add Hollywood glamour to the plainest of outfits whilst Maison Michel’s lace kitty ears spell minxy fun.

Both Browns Fashion and net-a-porter.com stock a myriad of hair accessories adorned with crystals, pearls and gems but for a cheap trick try River Island’s twinkly headband for under £10.

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Fancy hosiery

Perhaps the speediest way to inject some fun into an outfit is with a pair of patterned tights. Saint Laurent’s crystal studded fishnets dazzled on the winter catwalk, demonstrating the worth of glamorous hosiery. Retailing at a cool £688 they are somewhat extravagant but thankfully, Topshop have an equally spangly pair for only £10.

Marks and Spencers, Falke and sockshop.co.uk have lace print, polka-dot and glitzy styles. Stick to black any stay clear of anything novelty.

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If time is really against you then a quick slick of lipstick has transformative abilities. After dark hours call for red, be it hot coral or seductive berry. Nars’ Satin Lip Pencil has remarkable lasting power and Giorgio Armani’s Rouge Ecstasy range has a shade of red to suit all complexions. Finish with a spritz of heady scent et voilà!

Jewelry Designers Support Philippines Relief Efforts

Two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, disaster relief efforts continue to mount. The jewelry industry, not surprisingly, is doing its part to contribute money where it’s needed.

Kara Ross is donating 25 percent of the retail price of a select group of handbags to causes supporting Philippines relief efforts. Priced $670–$1,170, the bags—many of which are one-of-a-kind—were hand-woven on wooden looms by artisans in the Philippines. Roughly 15 styles will be available via her website, and the promotion will end when the bags are sold out.

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Through at least the end of 2013, Graziela Gems is donating 10 percent of online sales from her Wave Ear Cuffs to the American Red Cross’ Haiyan disaster relief efforts. The earrings—popular with celebs including Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Dockery—come in two sizes and 10 styles and range in price from $240 to $490.

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