Ring in the holidays. | Photo by Sarah Zwerling.
Our discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ve reveal our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!
Teensy, delicate stacking rings have had their day. This year, go big. My pick: a hefty rainbow moonstone nestled in an 18K-gold egg. Wear it alone (I’d wear it on my index finger) or team it with a handful of other knockouts—a chunky diamond band, an oversized cocktail ring (or three). Package it in a tiny nest (here’s one for $0.99!) for major bonus points.
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Crowns for all! | Image via YouTube.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen Beyoncé’s DIY video for her latest single ‘7/11.’ (And if you haven’t seen it, welcome back to the world! Watch it here.) Throughout most of the video Bey wore her underwear, sometimes switching into yoga pants, a variety of sweatshirts, and a necklace so huge you can see it from space (sbove). But towards the end of the video, she rocked a crazy futuristic crown. Huffington Post reported that it was created by Laura Wass, the Brooklyn-based designer behind WXYZ Jewelry.
And guess what? Laura was raised in Penn Valley, went to Friends Central and was a student at Penn. (Just like Stuart Weitzman.)
See the designer here.
Weregild is Philly’s coolest new jewelry line. | Photos via Weregild.
A quick hat-tip to my stylish pal Chaucee Stillman (she’s the one behind the blog Streets and Stripes), who introduced me to this jewelry line, via an email with lots of exclamation points and all caps. Her excitement was completely justified: One look at the website for new Philly-based jewelry line WEREGILD and I was hooked.
Read more here.
Image via Dana Rebecca
In our opinion, the best Halloween pre-game (and post-game) isn’t posting up at a pub tomorrow afternoon, but rather trying on Dana Rebecca Designs jewelry at TownHome. Interested in swapping your fun-sized M&M’s for those stellar studs pictured above? Keep reading for the trunk show details.
More info here!
Image via Lagos.
You guys know Lagos—the started-in-Philly company that exploded and now has a place in the jewelry boxes of the most fabulous. The brand is kicking off its fall campaign tonight at the Rittenhouse flagship (it’s at 1735 Walnut Street) with yours truly; I’ll be there offering styling tips (which will most likely be along the lines of, Pile it on with wild abandon!).
They’ll have champagne, small bites, and a chance to win a special Lagos treat (remember to bring your business card so you can be entered to win!). It goes down tonight from 5pm to 8pm. See you there!
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Concrete Polish, Angela Monaco’s line of sculptural jewelry that’s all made right here in Philly. I’m an unabashed fangirl of the collection—yep, I even added her gold spike ring to my wedding stack. I got that ring at Philly Mag Shops last year, and I plan on getting another one (perhaps in rose gold?) this year.
Why I love it: The Concrete Polish collection spans knuckle-dusters to more delicate pieces (those tiny rose-gold cluster earrings above!), and the prices are fantastic. You’re looking at $45 for a pair of studs, $160 for a cluster ring (see it on the top right corner, above), $130 for a cool fox ring, and $215 for the snake bangle. Other pieces—those sculpted around gems and minerals—can run you a bit more, but it’s all totally worth it.
And they all get a bit more wallet-friendly this Sunday, October 5th, as every piece will be 25 percent off at Philly Mag Shops. Cheer!
Click here for how to get the discounts.
Anyone who lives in Philly and wears jewelry knows of TownHome, Dana Bank’s teensy-tiny jewelry boutique on Walnut Street. (Oh, and if you haven’t been in in a while, go. Dana just redesigned the interior and it is gorgeous.) Her collection of baubles is small enough so that it’s not overwhelming, but large enough to encompass some of the most sought-after brands around.
Well, guess what? Dana—and her endlessly covetable collection—will be just one of the many boutiques we have coming to Philly Mag Shops, our annual warehouse-style shopping event on October 5th. Here’s what you can expect at her space (which, last year, was packed).
Jennifer Meyer discounts ahead!
I popped into Knit Wit in Rittenhouse last week to check out their new fall offerings. (I call this research.) The new fall merch is all fantastic—cozy sweaters, touches of leather, sleek dresses, every pant you could possibly want—but what really caught my eye was the metal slab jewelry in the front glass case.
This case is typically reserved for the store’s smattering of men’s accessories, mostly all by Paul Smith. (Go here for a quick gift he’ll love!) But now, the top shelf is filled with the most modern of jewels I’ve seen in a while.
They’re by Marmol Radziner, an LA-based architecture and interior design firm. (Go on, look at these spaces. They’re incredible, and they will make you want to move to California.) And judging by the clean, sharp lines of the architecture, it’s no surprise that the firm’s jewelry collection is just as starkly modern.
See more (and get prices!) here.
Okay, maybe “comeback” is a bit of a misnomer because pearls never really left, but this season’s new styles are so much better than the boring studs and strands of yesteryear. From ultra-modern minimalist collars to diamond-dotted ear cuffs, these aren’t your grandma’s pearls. (Unless your grandma loves Lanvin. In which case, yay granny!)
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As a jewelry minimalist, I was super-psyched when the stud earring trend erupted. Raw diamonds! Twee animals! Modern pearls! They go with everything because, well, there’s not much to ‘em (which is why we featured our favorite mismatch and make-your-own varieties). So, when I stumbled upon these honeycomb-esque Hex Hoop earrings from Ritual Ritual, I was pleasantly surprised by their major versatility. They’re minimal in the best way, they don’t get hidden in a sea of hair, and they pack a geometric-artsy punch. And dare I say it: I think I’m an earring convert.
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