Thursday

Origami for Your Ears

Black origami butterfly earrings

I've fallen for these gorgeous Black Origami Butterfly Earrings ($9) by Mille Gru Di Carta. I found them through a treasury my crow feather earring was featured in. I think they are so beautiful. Flipping through the images, these paper earrings look almost like leather because of the protective varnish they've been given. I love that you can request a different size or color for no extra charge and that they come in a pretty box for gift-giving.

Love,
Bling!

Wednesday

Cat, Bird, Snake

 

The Rapture Ring ($6,254) at Catbird (found via Janice Bear's Pinterest) is also a St. Kilda piece. I'm loving the snakes biting onto a beautiful Indian diamond. The whole piece is just lovely. It would be a great engagement ring for those of you looking for something out of the ordinary. Start dropping hints and saving money!

Love,
Bling!

Tuesday

Curvaceous Love




So it's been ring-a-palooza here lately, but honestly each piece is completely worth it! I don't know what's come over me.... well I guess I do. I just really really love rings. I'll stop tomorrow, promise.

This Rose Gold Love Knot Ring ($750) by Finn is equally beautiful as your favorite everyday ring and as your special-occasions-only splurge. It's a beautifully smooth and sensuous take on the metal knot trend. I think this might be my favorite so far, actually.

Love,
Bling!

**Cannot link to products on the Finn site. To find it, please click the link to their shop, find the Love Knots section under Collections and locate the various love knot options by clicking the next and previous buttons. Thanks for your patience!

Monday

Texture Overload

33 1/3 Knuckle ring

I love Macha Jewelry for their amazing rings. This new 33 1/3 Knuckle Ring ($385) is no exception. Look at that texture! The rough cuts are phenomenal. With part of the top and one side being mostly smooth, there is a beautiful contrast I'm absolutely loving.

Love,
Bling!

Sunday

Sunday Sample Sale Roundup

This is the second installment of my new Sunday Sample Sale Roundup!! Here are the blingy favorites I can't wait to get my hands on this week:

Monday
  Gilt
     Good Karma Jewelry (Starts Sunday, 9pm)
     Essentials by TARA Pearls
  HauteLook
     Angelique de Paris Jewelry
   Rue La La
     Janice Girardi
  Modnique
     Colorful Pendants
     Lucien Piccard Watches
     Morellato
     Gevril Watches
     Gold Jewelry Under $100
     Salavetti
  Beyond the Rack
     Bombshell Watches for Breast Cancer (link not yet available)
     Invicta Watches (link not yet available)
     Foxy Originals (link not yet available)
  ideeli
     Fendi Watches
     Lois Hill
  Editor's Closet
     Diesel & Lacoste Watches
  Ivory Trunk
     Seiko Watches (link not yet available)

Tuesday
  HauteLook
     Adina Reyter Jewelry
  Beyond the Rack
     Fashion Victime (link not yet available)
  ideeli
     Olia
  Gilt
     Jewelry by KEP Designs
  SeenON!
     Charlene K. Jewelry

     Christian Bernard Watches
  Eziba
     Color Pop Watches (link not yet available)


Wednesday

     Mashka Jewelry (link not yet available)
  Modnique
     Tonino Lamborghini Watches
     JaQu de Lili
  ideeli
     Erwin Pearl
     Adrienne Vittadini
  Ivory Trunk
     Jacques Lemans Watches (link not yet available)
     Tag Heuer Watches

Thursday

     Amrita Singh Jewelry Blowout (link not yet available)
  Rue La La
     Kenneth Cole

Friday

     Spring Wrist Candy (link not yet available)
     Shower Me With Jewels (link not yet available)

Saturday

     Me & U Jewelry (link not yet available)



Please let me note: The site name is linked to my personal invitation page (I get rewarded for this if you make a purchase); at the end of the post, there are links to the homepage of each website for you to sign up without giving me credit, should you so choose. The event name links to the event or to the page with a preview of the event. If an event name is unlinked, I am not a member of the site so the site name links to the homepage (I do not get rewarded for this) - unless another reason for the unlinked event name is provided.

Invite-Free Links:
HauteLook
ideeli
Billion Dollar Babes
Rue La La
Modnique
Gilt
Editor's Closet
Beyond the Rack
Ivory Trunk
Eziba
SeenON!


Love,
Bling!

Friday

Bone Thin

Thin Bone Bracelet

The lengthened shape of the bone on this Thin Bone Bracelet ($288) by St. Kilda makes it special. It elevates the bone to delicate and precious. The piece is made from sterling silver and white enamel. And despite the dark, vaguely gothic look of the website, individual pieces don't feel so sadistic for the most part. They feel interesting and occasionally even sweet (like the "animal kingdom" and "prezzies" sections).

Love,
Bling!

**If the link doesn't work for you (it seems to work on certain browsers). Go to St. Kilda Collections, click Skulls & Bones & Things on the right side and use the tiny arrows toward the bottom to scroll to about the sixth picture. You'll see this piece and can then add it to your shopping bag if you wish.

Vote for the Bark Ring!

Bark Ring - Wood, Tree, Organic, Natural, Nature

Vote for my Bark Ring in the Handmade Gift Guide contest! Voting ends just before midnight on Sunday, 3/27/11. If my ring wins, I'll get a feature on The Guide and ad space in next week's contest! That's a big prize for 604 Jewelry!

Thanks for the votes and the love!

Love,
Bling!

Thursday

Ocean Dreams

Ocean Blue Smooth Silver and Resin Ring

I grew up on an island off the east coast, in South Carolina. The beach was a big part of my childhood. Now that's I'm stuck pretty far inland, I'm dreaming of the ocean and loving this smooth, surprising Ocean Blue Smooth Silver and Resin Ring ($77) by Quercus Silver. I love the way the resin looks like a pretty sea blue stone with a hole in the middle for your finger. So pretty...

Love,
Bling!

Wednesday

Shoe Bling

Helen - Brass Ankle Chain Shoe Harness

Ahh!! This is so perfect! Do you have a pretty pair of heels that's lacking... um... pizazz? Yeah, me too. *cough high school prom* *cough* *cough* The Helen Brass Ankle Chain Shoe Harness ($43) by Dear Bear Cat is the solution. The solution. This is like the mecca of bling, reusable on a variety of different shoe bases and totally chic. Adore.

Love,
Bling!

Tuesday

Frilly

Lingerie Sweetheart Neckline Pendant - Sterling Silver - Hand Sawn

I am crushing on the frilly, lacy details abstracted into necklaces and rings at Gemagenta. The Lingerie Sweetheart Neckline Pendant ($55) is carefully cut out by hand from a beautiful piece of sterling silver with a satin (light silver) or oxidized (greyish black, shown) finish.

Lingerie Ring 006 - Sterling Silver - Hand Sawn

The Lingerie Ring 006 ($52) is similarly made and absolutely gorgeous. These pieces are just so curvy and sexy. Yowza! I also want the Lingerie Ring 002 ($52, below), with it's surprisingly little peaks... they're so provocative.

Lingerie Ring 002 - Sterling Silver - Hand Sawn

Love,
Bling!

Monday

The Clay Pot: Trio of Rings



I am thoroughly in love with the beautiful rings at The Clay Pot. Sure, it takes some sifting to find ones that are your personal style. But honestly, the search is worth it! I came out with such beautiful finds, I'm beside myself. Now if only there were a subtle way to make sure these pics got in the right hands...



Sarah Graham Stainless Steel Stacking Ring with Diamond ($295)
Carla Caruso Medium Twist Band ($370)
Jolie Designs Channel Set Diamond Eternity Band ($1460)



Love,
Bling!

Sunday Sample Sale Roundup: A Day Late!

Today is the first installment of my new Sunday Sample Sale Roundup!! To start it off, I'm a day late.... whoops! But I only just got all the information conglomerated.

Let me first note that the links are sort of odd. The site name is linked to my personal invitation page (I get rewarded for this if you make a purchase). At the end of the post, there are links to the homepage of each website for you to sign up without giving me credit, should you so choose. The event name links to the event or to the page with a preview of the event. If an event name is unlinked, I am not a member of the site and the site is linked to the homepage (I do not get rewarded for this).

On to the sales! Here are the blingy favorites I can't wait to get my hands on this week:

Monday
  HauteLook
     Diamond Watches
     MarieChavez Jewelry
  Rue La La
     Estate Jewels
  ideeli
     Baroni
  Gilt
     Carelle
  Modnique
     Gianni Versace Watches
     Roberto Cavalli Watches
     Seiko
     Children's Watches & Jewelry
     Zoccai Silver Jewelry
     TagliaMonte Vicenza
     Jewelry & Music Boxes
     Belargo Jewelry
     Joshua & Sons Watches
     Rosato Jewelry
     Wintex Watches
     EdForce Men's Jewelry
     Spring Jewelry
     Giantto Watches
     Lalique
     Hoop Earrings
     Citizen Watches
     Chaumet Paris
     Gold & Pearl Jewelry
     Swiss Army Watches
     Stuhrling Watches
     Movado Watches
     Brand Name Watches Under $100
     Ciaravolo
     Mauboussin
     Chimento Jewelry
     Polini and Goldlis Watches
  Editor's Closet
     Emporio Armani Watches
     Valentino Watches

Tuesday
  HauteLook
     Sterling Silver
     Spring Flowers Diamond Event (no link available yet)
     Lucien Piccard Women's Watches
  ideeli
     Nyll Italia
     Ben-Amun
  Billion Dollar Babes
     Cartier Vintage Watches (no link available yet)
  Modnique
     Brown Sugar by Justine Simmons
     Croton Watches
     Boma
     Mirus Watches

Wednesday
  HauteLook
     Melinda Maria Jewelry (no link available yet)
  Rue La La
     A. Link
  ideeli
     Adam Marc
  Modnique
     Italian Watches
     Perrelet Watches
     Lez' Oro
  Billion Dollar Babes
     Laura Elizabeth Jewelry (no link available yet)

Thursday
  HauteLook
     What's Your Sign Jewelry Event (no link available yet)
  ideeli
     Lois Hill (no link available yet)
  Billion Dollar Babes
     Charlene K Jewelry (no link available yet)

Friday
  HauteLook
     Spring Watch Blowout (no link available yet)
     CZ by Kenneth Lane Jewelry (no link available yet)
  Rue La La
     D & G


Invite-Free Links:
HauteLook
ideeli
Billion Dollar Babes
Rue La La
Modnique
Gilt
Editor's Closet


Love,
Bling!

Thursday

Bloggers Day of Silence

Thorn . oxidized sterling silver ring

I am smitten with the minimalist Thorn Oxidized Sterling Silver Ring ($30) by Mirta. Made to order in your size, but it only takes about three days! Perfect. And the whole shop is gorgeous too.

Love,
Bling!




I am participating in the Bloggers Day of Silence tomorrow, March 18th (organized by Ever Ours and Utterly Engaged) to promote awareness for the disaster relief needs in Japan. I want you to take the time you might have spent reading Bling of the Day and spend it thinking about the many blessings in your life. Take two minutes and make a list of the things that have made you smile today and the people you know will make you smile tonight. Feel blessed to have food and shelter.

And then, if you feel you have the means, please do donate to the disaster relief efforts in Japan. Or feel free to find a different charity supporting the cause that you would prefer to donate to. Or even find a different cause you feel more compelled to help. The point is to take a moment to appreciate what you have and to give what you can to those who have less.

Wednesday

Glee



I watched last night's episode of Glee this morning and I'm a tad ashamed to say I teared up a bit at poor Rachel's plight. She seemed so earnestly heartbroken. This inspired me to post about the lovely jewelry she wears on the show.

 

This Rachel Initial Pendant ($150 - $230) by Ryan Ryan comes in a variety of metals (10k or 14k white, yellow, or rose gold) and chain lengths. You can pick our your initial as well.



Rachel's Valentine's gift from Finn is this pretty gold star (an important emblem for the character) and a teensy diamond on the side. It's also from Ryan Ryan: the Rachel's Star & Diamond Necklace ($120 - $250).

Rachel's Star & Diamond Necklace





And, though I think this one is a bit ridiculous, there is the Rachel's "Any Name" Necklace ($150 - $230), which reads "Finn" on the show.



They also have the Key to My Heart Chastity Charm Necklace from the the celibacy club on this season.

I think these are darling little simple pieces, but could easily be made for cheaper. I'd start with a trip to Etsy to see if anyone is already "knocking these off" (can you knock off an open star, a curly initial, and a pretty-fonted name necklace? hasn't that been done before?) for less.

Love,
Bling!

Tuesday

Beachy



I wish these Flourite Rings (app. $375 each) were sold online. They're from Nga Waiata, but only sold in stores in New Zealand, Australia, and a couple in the US. Here's their store list for those of you who might be lucky! (Don't worry, I checked all the links for you and none of them let you buy these rings.)

Love,
Bling!

Friday

Thorn in My Side

Thorn Earrings

I'm dying over these ridiculously adorable Thorn Earrings ($45) by Lena Studio! They're handmade from real thorns (from the Palo Borracho tree in the artist's Argentina backyard), fine silver, and sterling silver. I think they're beautiful and quirky. And I really love that the artist texturizes the metal, but is also willing to make it completely perfect and shiny for you! How accommodating of her...

Love,
Bling!

Thursday

Wear This With That: Mixed Metals



This Little Gaudy And Little Dainty Necklace ($52) by Make Pie Not War matches vintage chains with handmade chains with pyrite beads. It hangs so beautifully across the bustline... I think it would look awesome with this primary blue Beautifully Draped Evening Dress ($70) by Lucia Verona.

Beautifully Draped Evening Dress

Wednesday

Glammy Chic



I am loving this Black Leather and Brass Cuff ($50) by Valerie Tyler for it's chic, glam-sophisticate vibe.  I can see this equally with a flowy boho dress and a sleek bodycon dress. Ooh, and it would add some edge to a frilly ball gown!

Love,
Bling!

Tuesday

Spring is Springing!!




Don't you just feel like spring is springing up? Even amidst the snow I've got here on vacation in CO, I feel like sunshine and flowers are just around the corner! And I honestly can't wait. That's why I'm thinking about getting this fantastic Mini Vase Necklace ($58) by Rachel Pfeffer. It's sterling silver and handmade. You can even put a bit of water in it with some real flowers if you like! And you can use it year-round.

Love,
Bling!

Monday

Wear This With That: Rough Diamonds



So I wanted to try a new thing here on Bling of the Day. Today is the first installment of "Wear This With That"! Occasionally I'll show you a wonderful piece of bling (as per usual) and something equally gorgeous to wear it with, outside of the jewelry category. Spiffy, huh?

I have fallen head over heels for these Rough Diamond Stud Earrings ($98) by Lex Luxe. The diamonds are in a beautiful, traditional prong setting, made of 14k gold. And you can get the rough diamonds in the beautiful silver color shown or in black diamond, should you request it. I love the mix of modern and traditional and would totally wear these everywhere.... while carrying this Grayscale Pleated Silk Clutch ($50) by Jes Switaj.

Grayscale Monochromatic Pleated Silk Clutch Purse

Friday

New Take On Birch

Birch Shadows Necklace in Antique Silver

I love this version of the birch tree trend. The Birch Shadows Necklace ($28) by It's A Stitch is handmade from an vintage silver button set in a fantastic gunmetal setting. I like that I can participate in a trend in a unique way instead of just jumping in with the crowd full force.

Wednesday

Geometry

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I'm not big on geometric. I usually like things more organic. But I really do enjoy this Sunday's Best Double Triangle Ring ($95) at TenOverSix. Maybe it's that lovely curve between the two peaks that got me... or perhaps that it's a ring. I'm clearly obsessed with rings.

Tuesday

Better Late Than Never

Little Golden Horseshoe

Well... I've dropped the ball lately, but here's to having better luck while I'm on vacation starting Friday!

The Little Golden Horseshoe Necklace ($64) by Anne Kiel is made of 14k gold vermeil and hangs on a beautiful length of of fine silver chain. It's so teensy and dainty like the majority of her stunningly curated shop of handmade jewelry. Love!