Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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The Best Of Celestial Jewelry

Circa 1700 “This Be Your Lucky Star” Pendant, in 18K gold with engraved saying. Each is one-of-a-kind as each night scape is hand enameled and is imbued with a breathtaking painterly feeling.

The magic of the night sky continues to influence established and independent designer collections. The mystery of the constellations, planets and outer space stirs the imaginations of today’s most prolific jewelers. Interpretations range from lyrical to captivating and all are

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Stoned Fine Jewelry: The New Way To Do Luxury

Purchasing a new piece of jewelry can be a commitment. High-quality jewelry is an investment – timeless materials like gold and diamonds have been in high demand for centuries, which isn’t changing anytime soon. But when it comes down to picking a piece and knowing that it will be something you’ll love for life, it’s not always as easy or stress-free of a process.

Miami-based entrepreneur Eve Gay recognizes this and with her brand, Stoned Fined Jewelry is changing the way people all around the world shop for fine jewelry. Stoned is a one-stop shop for any and all diamonds,

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From Crochet to Talismans and Enamel, These Are the Newest Innovative Jewelry Collections

Soulful Symbols

Creek Van Houten of Compass Rose Design thrives on finding the beauty of everyday objects. Her Ancient Echoes Collection transforms motifs from the past into talismans for modern jewelry lovers. Recycled materials and a commitment to ethical sourcing make this woman-owned brand a pleasure to support, while their charming designs, many of which are inspired by vintage teaspoons or buttons, are a joy to wear.


Belle-Étoile Sterling silver bangle bracelet

Sterling silver bangle bracelet with Italian enamel, mother-of-pearl, and white stones.

Well Met By Moonlight

The Belle Étoile Moonflower Collection offers a particularly dreamy take on the vibrant, nature-inspired enamel designs

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Should You Get Jewelry Insurance? We Say Yes.

In partnership with Jewelers Mutual

Of the various and sundry things in life that we traditionally endeavor to insure as thoroughly as possible — home, car, health, etc. — it’s a shame that jewelry is all-too-infrequently given proper consideration. After all, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “valuables”?

Additionally, the value of an engagement ring, wedding band or luxury watch more often than not goes beyond the monetary — these are items imbued with sentimental value as well, and are thus deserving of quality protection against all-too-common misfortune.

Now, chances are you may

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Keep it shining: Tips to protect your jewelry

Getting new jewelry is always exciting as it shines brightly and glimmers in the most beautiful way when you first start to wear it.

If you want to extend the life of your jewelry, then the most important thing to remember is to protect your necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings from harmful chemicals and unnecessary wear and tear.

This may also affect any warranty claims, because if you haven’t taken adequate care of your valuables it may void claims later on.

That’s not the only reason. Some substances are harmful to jewelry – which is why people don’t wear it

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Retinol: What It Does and How to Use It in Your Skin-Care Routine

Retinol, to be precise, is the alcohol formulation of vitamin A, not to mention the version most commonly used in skin-care products, according to Chang. “Retinol has been shown to improve tone and texture, dyspigmentation, dryness, and fine lines,” she says. But there’s a catch. “It is less irritating than tretinoin, but also 20 times less potent because it needs to convert into retinoid acid.”

That doesn’t mean retinol isn’t effective, however. “Retinol can benefit skin at levels as low as 0.01 percent to the maximum recommended level of 1 percent,” Robinson tells Allure — great news for newcomers who

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Almasika’s Catherine Sarr on the Intersection of Art and Jewelry

Chicago-based, French-born jewelry designer Catherine Sarr founded Almasika in 2014. Since launching, it has built a large following of both celebrities and style icons alike. Sarr’s elegant, modern designs use 18-karat gold, natural diamonds, and precious gemstones and have made a profound statement in the jewelry world. Sarr and her husband, Mamadou-Abou Sarr, are also passionate collectors of fine art — a natural fit, as jewelry can be considered wearable art. Sarr talks to us about the art and jewelry world, her most recent collection, and the symbolism behind her signature cowrie shell collection. 


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Chloe x Halle Neutrogena Beauty Interview

Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

Chloe x Halle are truly grown now. Two albums in — and with their latest, Ungoldly Hour, making the Billboard charts — sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey, once known as Beyoncé’s favorite teens, are now her favorite Gen-Zers. The singing duo are now the newly minted faces of Neutrogena and the first-ever musicians to be signed by the brand.

Even over Zoom, the sisters are full of twinkly, bright energy, starting the interview with a hello and a compliment. The Cut talked to them about the connection between mental health and beauty, the time Twitter freaked out

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A Simpler Skin-Care Plan for Stressed-Out Skin

Boston-based dermatologist Ranella Hirsch traces the beginning of an ongoing surge in skin-care experimentation to last May, when people realized that stay-at-home orders weren’t going to lift anytime soon. “The aesthetician closed down, the dermatologist offices closed, and suddenly it was this perfect storm of people all online together with a lot of free time,” she says. Some started taking matters into their own hands. At the same time, many dermatologists, who were also stuck at home, expanded their social media presence, supported by a following eager for information. Hirsch, who is known for her straightforward and often hilarious skin-care … Read more

Artisans in India struggle to survive in fashion’s ‘invisible supply chains’

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN

Before the pandemic, Gayatri Khanna’s Mumbai-based embroidery firm used to work on luxury garments and accessories for some of the world’s biggest fashion houses.

Now, she said, some of them won’t even answer her calls.

“These are people who we have spoken to for years and years,” she said during a phone interview. “And suddenly there’s no news, or even a ‘What’s going on?’ Or, ‘How is the business?'”

Amid a coronavirus crisis that is pushing India’s hospitals to breaking point, collapsing demand for apparel in the West is also having a devastating knock-on effect
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Guide to Everyday Skin Care and Wellness

If you thought that Gwyneth Paltrow’s natural glow was born of a secretly overwrought routine, you’d be mistaken. The actor turned wellness and beauty entrepreneur enjoys a surprisingly laissez-faire regimen for one so successful in the space—but perhaps that’s the point. “I believe that beauty and wellness are inextricably linked,” says Paltrow, who starts her day with a protein-infused smoothie and a bout of transcendental meditation. Next comes a bit of dry brushing, the bristles pulled in gentle, practiced strokes toward Paltrow’s heart as she espouses its benefits of circulation and exfoliation. A self-described “massive exfoliating junky,” the Goop creator

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