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Covet: Antica Murrina Murano Glass Bead Necklace


Antica Murrina’s Frida Murano Glass Necklace

This colorful necklace features handmade Murano glass beads in rich romantic reds, golds, blues and greens.

Perfect colors to brighten up your new Fall wardrobe. Made in Italy.

$94 at forzieri.com

Must-Haves for Summer – Part 3: Jewelry

Stella McCartney Beaded Necklace

Stella McCartney Beaded necklace – $213.75
Multicolored beaded necklace with silk grosgrain ties around neck. Necklace drop is adjustable from approximately 11 inches to 26 inches.

Monica Vinader Opal Earrings

Monica Vinader Opal stone teardrop earrings – $152.50
Gold discs with dangling teardrop shaped opal stones for pierced ears. Earring drop measures approximately 3 inches.

Alexis Bittar Floral Lucite Bangle

Alexis Bittar Floral Lucite bangle – $375
Multicolored hand-painted floral Lucite cuff with crystal embellishment. Circumference of cuff is approximately 10 inches.

All Available at net-a-porter.com

The Delicate Art of Cameos

Bach, Paris Opera House

Sweet, dainty, subtle, exquiste craftsmanship. The art of cameo carving is still alive and well in Italy.

Cameo: a technique of engraving upon a gem or other stone in such a way that an underlying stone of one color is exposed as a background for a low-relief design of another color.

Here are some fine examples by Del Gatto of Naples:

Young Woman Agate Stone Cameo Pendant – $238

The Italian Del Gatto family has been working in the shell cameo and coral art for over five generations. This beautiful cameo in an 18K gold frame, is part of the Agata collection which uses particular Brasilian stones.

Del Gatto Cameo

Loving Mother Agate 18k Gold Cameo Pendant – $215

This beautiful agate cameo by Del Gatto uses age old artisan techniques to sculp the marvelous image of mother and child. The intense blue background and exquisite detailing adeptly conveys the mother’s pure joy – a perfect gift for mothers of all ages.

Del Gatto Cameo

Young Woman Cornelian Cameo Pendant / Pin – $215

The Italian Del Gatto family has been working in the shell cameo and coral art for over five generations, selecting every shell and crafting them with a unique carving technique. This beautiful cameo, in a wavy 18K gold frame, is part of the Corniola collection which uses particular South-East Africa sea shells. This creation shows a beautiful profile of a young woman with her hair pulled up with flowers.

Another beautiful idea for Mother’s Day or perhaps a gift to yourself.

Available at forzieri.com

Covet: Orlando Orlandini 18K Gold Bracelet

gold and rubber bracelet

This mix of lavish and everyday materials makes an interesting and modern piece of jewelry.

Central Diamond 18K Gold and Rubber Bracelet – $1,108.00

The unique combination of a utilitarian rubber cord with tiny 18K gold beads meticulously woven together by hand to showcase a dangling off-center diamond makes Orlandini’s bracelet one-of-a-kind. Signature gift box and certificate of authenticity included. Made in Italy.

Available at forzieri.com.

Agatha Holiday Jewelry Collection 2007

Agatha 2007 Holiday Collection

On vacation in Paris years ago, I discovered Agatha jewelry while waiting in line at the Louvre. There is a mall underneath all of that art. The inexpensive glamorous jewelry caught my eye. I brought gifts back for everybody.

At the time, I was living in New York and was very excited when an Agatha boutique opened in Rockefeller Plaza.

After moving to Los Angeles, I found an Agatha shop in Beverly Hills that has since closed its doors. But we can still get Agatha goodies online.

Agatha 2007 Holiday Collection

Here is the Agatha holiday collection for 2007.

Whether you are shopping for holiday gifts or looking to adorn yourself for holiday parties, Agatha may be your one-stop shop.

Agatha 2007 Holiday Collection

Forzieri – Italian Luxury Goods

When holiday shopping for friends who appreciate quality goods, try Forzieri.com, the Italian luxury-goods seller.

Here are some fine examples of merchandise worthy of wearing to holiday parties:

Stunning Shoes:

Forzieri - Shoes

Forzieri Cream Cap-Toe Italian Leather Chain Pump Shoes, $335.00
Forzieri Black Suede Pump Shoes, $298.00

Silver Accessories:

Forzieri - Silver Accessories

Loriblu Metallic Silver Evening Clutch w/ Chain Strap, $232.00
Forzieri Four-Row Swarovski Crystal Silvertone Elastic Bracelet, $149.00
Julia Cocco Silver Metal Mesh Ring Handle Beaded Evening Bag, $248.00

Gold Accessories:

Forzieri - Gold Accessories

Ileana Creations Green & Gold Swarovski Crystal Drop Necklace, $290.00
Ileana Creations Retro Swarovski Crystal Gold Plated Fashion Ring, $75.00

All items are made in Italy, but Forzieri ships to America and accepts U.S. dollars.