Melissa Noucas’s New Jewelry Collection is Minimalist Perfection

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Delicate pendant necklaces are jewelry staples here at Shoppist HQ. Editor Emily wears a “J” for her husband, while I can’t leave the house with my gold sign-language “M.” Understated and unobtrusive, toss-on-with-anything pendants have garnered staple status for a reason. That’s why we were psyched to learn that one of our favorite Philly designers and illustrators Melissa Noucas (see her 6 Questions installment here!) has rolled out a collection of necklaces. The collection includes three necklaces in shades of gold and rose gold and come ready-to-wear on 24-inch chains. We can’t think of a chicer everyday accessory.  Click here for shopping deets.

Market Report: The 3 Ways You’re Unknowingly Ruining Your Jewelry

  • Tarnished metals, be gone! These are the four unexpected ways you’re ruining your jewelry. [WhoWhatWear]
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  • After a looong year of ombré, is pixel hair the new tress trend? [Buzzfeed]

Next: The inspiration you need to purge your closet.

The Online Jewelry Sample Sale You Have to Shop Now

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Pile it on and dream of summer.

When you think of sample sales, you think of  frenzied crowds, rabid women fighting to the death over the last size 7 pair of Jimmy Choos, stripping down in the middle of a crowded room and praying that you’ll fit into that Saint Laurent jacket. Avoid this mess but still reap all the benefits with online sample sales—the more shopper-friendly way to score cool stuff at bargain-basement prices.

The one to shop now is Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer, a collection of spring/summer-perfect accessories crafted of bright industrial rope and metals. (You might recognize the name from its collaborations with J.Crew and Mara Hoffman).

See what to buy here.

PICS: How To Stack Rings Like a Pro

 

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Inspiration! | Images via Honestly WTF, Catbird NYC.

For a very long time, everyone talked about the great arm stack: piles of clanking bangles, all shapes and sizes, lined up on wrists like a kid’s colorful ring-stacking toy. By now, we’ve all mastered this, and every woman I know wears some sort of bracelet stack (though most I’ve seen lack the thoughtful mix of a set curated over decades; a matching — or artfully mismatching — set from H&M or J.Crew does not a stack make).

In any case, with bare wrists making a comeback (even the Man Repeller herself—coiner of the now-tired term “arm party”—has left her wrists naked of late!), we now have a new appendage that we must make a living jewelry display of: Enter the Ring Stack.

Pics and inspiration ahead!

Weird Things You Can Buy Online: A $1,150 Kale Necklace

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Trendy vegetables.

Kale is a divisive leafy vegetable. Our very own health and fitness editor, Emily Leaman—who subsists on GOOP-ish levels of nutritious stuff—admitted that she hated it over on Be Well Philly, an admission that’s akin to a fashion editor proclaiming she hates Céline.

What’s probably also divisive: this fancypants ‘kale’ necklace. It’s by Khai Khai, a New York-based line from Haim Medine (yep, same Medine as Leandra; he’s the Man Repeller’s brother).

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Buy This Now: See the Statement Necklace Named After Our Style Editor!

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Photo by Dom Savini.

This season, Philly’s most au courant shoppers will be abandoning jewelry’s typical splash — glitzy diamonds, spiky crystals, gemstones the size of gumballs — for a far more modern look. The game-changer: Bela Shehu’s “Emily” necklace, the standout piece of the designer’s just-launched accessory collection. The brushed-brass plate, hand-forged by a local artist, is a study in both stark minimalism (it’s strung on a thick utilitarian cord with an unfussy magnetic closure) and over-the-top maximalism (it’s about the size of a small saucer). Consider it the new look of luxury.

Get the backstory and price here.

Monday Obsession: EnA Plaid Cuff Bracelets

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Photograph by Dom Savini.

The chicest way to cuff up this season is with Karen Moustafellos’s architecturally inspired bangles. The linear, blueprint-esque quality isn’t a coincidence: She began her Philly-based jewelry line, EnA Fine Jewelry, with her husband after a career as an architect. With their finely cut etchings (pinpricked, of course, with diamonds and gemstones), these bracelets evoke many things: mechanical bits and bobbles, a gridlocked city street map, or — if you ask us — winter’s finest fabric, a cozy, nubby tartan.

Click here for price and where to buy.

The Edit: 11 Pairs of Double-Sided Earrings

 

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Jewelry designers are finally maximizing earring real estate with the advent of double-sided earrings. Rather than fastening your earring with clunky metal backs, or worse, the well-intentioned plastic variety, utilize both ends of the post with backs that create streamlined shapes or an unexpected profile. The best part? Most double-sided earrings give the illusion of being simple studs, so it’s  a subtle way of adding some extra sparkle or hardware.

Price and store details ahead!

Someone Had $14,500 of Jewelry Stolen From A Car in Queen Village

Earlier this month, police say a man broke into a car in Queen Village and stole $14,500 worth of jewelry from the automobile.

Yes, $14,500 in jewelry. I can’t think of any section of the city — or any place on Earth — I’d feel comfortable leaving that much money in a car.

According to surveillance video released by police, the burglar broke into the car on two separate occasions, about five minutes apart. The second time, he removed a giant bag. The crime took place on the 800 block of S. Howard Street, between Queen and Christian.

Here’s the surveillance video:

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Market Report: 34 Cool Ways to Style Your Wedding Band With Other Rings

  • MR15Wedding bands need not be limited to the traditional engagement ring combo. Instead, try out one of these 34 awesome wedding band styling tricks. (Psst: Shoppist editor Emily wears hers in the Coolest. Stack. Ever.) [Pop Sugar]
  • Why decorate a Christmas tree with ornaments when you can decorate your, uh, beard. Yeah, these guys did just that. [Buzzfeed]

Next: You won’t believe J.Crew’s newest hire.

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