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Snakes, Black Diamonds, and Moody Jewels Abound on New Barbed Wire E-Shop

You know I was always swooning walking into Cicada Collection in Snider Plaza. No recognizable designers, no flashy colors; just beautifully made things in subtle color palettes with architectural, head-turning shapes. It was a one-of-a-kind shop. (Well, except for the Sante Fe location, which still stands.) Anyway, it closed, and I was sad to stop being introduced […]

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Dezso’s Sara Beltrán on Ocean Inspiration, Creativity in India, and Diamonds. Lots of Diamonds.

Her jewelry’s inspired by the ocean, but we’re not talking about hippie beach gear. No neon anklets or feather pendants. Sara Beltrán’s jewelry line, Deszo (“desire” in Latin), is enchanting but sophisticated. Rose gold rings, necklaces, and cuffs nestle diamonds, emeralds, obsidian, and other exotic stones, with whimsical nods to the sea with shark’s teeth and seashells. The designer, who was hand-picked to participate in Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Incubator program, stopped by Forty Five Ten for a personal appearance and trunk show. I got to sit down with her to talk beauty products, music, and India, where she’s inspired to create new things and is and advised regularly by a shaman and guru. How cool is that? You can find her latest collection (rose gold + emeralds = swoon) at Forty Five Ten.

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Q&A with Jewelry Designer Eddie Borgo (Plus, Meet Him Tomorrow!)

Eddie Borgo was making cool jewels for photo shoots before he launched his designs for his masses. Editorially-inspired, he makes collections with rock-and-roll edge: slightly dangerous, totally glamorous (hello, gold five-finger ring draped in a strand of pavé crystals). Additionally, Eddie Borgo’s line is on the affordable side (so I actually knock these rose gold spike earrings off my wish list). Meet the main man and shop his designs tomorrow at Neiman Marcus Downtown from 10 am to 3 pm. In the meantime, get to know him with our quick Q&A. (We too love a minimal wardrobe and vintage Levi’s.)

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Most Wanted Jewelry Edition: Anna Sheffield, Ax + Apple, All the Wire, Catbird, and Unearthen

1. This Ax + Apple “Nyx” crescent moon necklace I just scored at Elements. It’s so mystical and fun. 2. All the Wire “Double or Nothin” brass bar necklace by Dallas girls Desiree Cox and Tori Gonzalez (Courtney Kerr’s other half in upcoming Courtney Loves Dallas).  3. Anna Sheffield’s “Eleanor” black spinel stud rose gold earrings. These […]

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Sneak Peek: Courtney Kerr x BaubleBar Jewelry Collection, Launching Tuesday

Courtney Kerr has long been a fan of BaubleBar, a trendy online virtual jewelry counter. This, mixed with her affection for statement jewelry (note exhibits a, b, and c), made the collaboration between the two a no-brainer. It’s been in the works for a year, but you’ll finally get to shop Courtney’s Bauble Bar next week. This […]

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Nikki Reed on Her 7 For All Mankind Jewelry Collaboration and Her Biggest Inspiration

I wasn’t able to make the private event at NorthPark this week to celebrate the launch of Mattlin Era by Nikki Reed for 7 For All Mankind, but fortunately, People Newspapers reporter Georgia Fisher got it covered by passing along the assignment to her shadow of the week, high school senior Claire Criss. The duo […]

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On My Love List: Sethi Couture Diamond Ring

I’m dreaming big with this week’s love list, so I have no qualms adding this stunner of a diamond ring by Sethi Couture to my collection. Ylang23′s got this pretty thing with a 2.89-karat red/brown diamond in blackened white gold surrounded by champagne diamonds. $5,000 at Ylang23. Who wants to be my valentine?

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On My Love List: Virgins Saints & Angels Dragon Crown

Because I’m obsessed with royal history, because I went to see Snow White and the Huntsman twice in a row when it came out, because I’m just a little (or maybe a lot) Gothic at heart, and for, about, one million other reasons, I love the newest Virgins Saints & Angels collection, inspired by ABC’s […]

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