At today’s Chanel FW13 show, Karl Lagerfeld made tucking your hair into your necklace “a thing.” Is this the beginnings of a trend for fall? We’ll have see, but I’m definitely going to try it out…

At today’s Chanel FW13 show, Karl Lagerfeld made tucking your hair into your necklace “a thing.” Is this the beginnings of a trend for fall? We’ll have see, but I’m definitely going to try it out…

Shop by Trend: Curiosities

Nothing is more delightfully surprising than finding special things in unusual places.

The term “curiosities” refers to jewelry that features unique or odd elements like a part of the face (an eye or a set of lips), something found in nature (a beetle or a butterfly), or an everyday object (a checkerboard or a key).

Break the mold this season with our collection of these whimsical charms and chains that will definitely spark a conversation.

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Latest Obsession: Kara Ross’ Pink Lizard Skin Cuff

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I am utterly devoted, compulsively in love with bright colors, specifically the color pink. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that this cuff brings me a tremendous amount of joy. The pink shade is bright and happy, the lizard skin adds great texture to the piece, and the gold hardware provides a touch of sophistication.

Shop it here.

Top 10 Jewelry Looks from the 2013 Oscars

Hollywood’s elite sparkled on the Academy Awards red carpet this year with outstanding jewelry picks. My top ten favorites below:

1. Samantha Barks’ House of Waris for Forevermark diamond sunburst necklace

The nexus of this absolutely stunning, black tie romantic look is the breathtakingly beautiful diamond sunburst around her neck.

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2. Octavia Spencer’s Lorraine Schwartz Waterfall Earrings.

I love how her gorgeous rose gold and diamond earrings echo the bold and beaded vibe of her peach dress.

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3. Jennifer Garner’s 200-carat Neil Lane vintage diamond necklace

Who wouldn’t fall in love with 200 carats of diamonds? This necklace acts as an absolute perfect complement to a strapless gown. The design and detailing are magnificent.

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4. Jennifer Aniston’s Fred Leighton bracelets

Jen’s elegant arm candy is completely lust-worthy. These bracelets are the perfect pieces if you’re heading to a black tie affair but still want to channel a trendy stackable look.

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5. Anne Hathaway’s backwards Tiffany & Co necklace

I am always a fan of the unusual, and Anne’s baubles-down-the-back look proves that you can never stop reinventing jewelry. image

6. Jenna Dewan’s Irene Neuwirth earrings: The pop of opalescent color that these magnificent earrings add to Jenna’s ensemble is impeccably superb.

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7. Jennifer Lawrence’s long Chopard diamond necklace hanging down her back

You must look closely to see Jennifer’s delicate string of jewels draping down her back. It’s an elegant contrast to the traditional.

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8. Jennifer Hudson’s Sutra’s Opal Earrings

The cool blues and greens of these gorgeous earrings look amazing on her. They’re the perfect statement length and shape.

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9. Nicole Kidman in Fred Leighton’s gold & black enamel earrings

Warm gold tones mix perfectly with bold black enamel to produce these enviable stunners.

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10. Charlize Theron’s stack of Harry Winston bracelets Why stop at one wrist when you can wrap Harry Winston around both? I love that she chose a solid white palette to let her jewelry take center stage.

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Photos courtesy of Getty Images, W Magazine, InStyle and JustJared.

Designer Debut: Tom Binns

With a collection that would suit Cyndi Lauper just as well as it would delight Bette Davis, famed designer Tom Binns has officially launched on Charm & Chain today! The CFDA award winner is well-known for his irreverent jewelry, avant-garde aesthetic, and massive celebrity following. I have personally been a longtime admirer of Tom Binns, who, season after season, amazes me with the unexpected elements he adds to almost every piece he creates. Binns creates absolute showstoppers from the start and then adds a whimsical dash of the unusual, like bright and playful cameos dripping from elegant statement necklaces and splattered neon paint on crystal chandelier earrings.

Check out the Tom Binns collection on Charm & Chain here.

Jewelspotting: NYFW Fall 2013 Shows

Another Fashion Week means another opportunity to ogle over the gorgeous jewels show-goers selected to complete their meticulously thought-out ensembles. Unlike the fashion-friendly week of September’s spring shows, this February brought a few days of extreme cold and snow and forced attendees to rethink their sartorial plans. Fortunately for us, the fashion folk are a brave bunch and most were generous enough to leave their coats unbuttoned for our jewelry viewing pleasure. The findings? Statement necklaces continue to rule, cuffs can be worn solo or in pairs, ear pieces are still in and rings can venture beyond the first knuckle. Check out some of our favorite pieces below:

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Photos from The Cut, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Grazia.it, Style.com and Refinery29.

Latest Obsession: Sarah Chloe’s Diamond Heartbeats


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When it comes to symbols of love, it seems every design has been replicated time and time again. Hearts? Been there. Flowers? Done that. But a visual representation of one’s cardiac palpitations? Now that’s romantic!

That’s why our Obsession of the Week is Sarah Chloe’s Diamond Heartbeat collection. Perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for any stylish lady, the dainty 14 karat necklace and bracelet feature an of-the-moment diamond zig-zag design that would look lovely both solo and layered with other delicate pieces.

Chatting Jewelry & Style with Rachel Zoe

What better a way for Charm & Chain to kick off Fashion Week than with an interview between me and reigning Queen of Accessorizing (and C&C designer), Rachel Zoe? Famous for her career as Hollywood’s premier stylist, Rachel Zoe is the author of “Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, and Everything Glamour,” stars in her own Bravo reality TV series, “The Zoe Project,” and owns Zoe Media Group, which sends out daily newsletters with style and fashion tips. Her clothing and jewelry line launched last year to rave reviews, and her iconic style is emblematic of Rachel’s pioneering role in today’s world of edgy and modern fashion trends. Her namesake jewelry collection debuted on Charm & Chain this November, and represents Zoe’s affection for bold, Art Deco-inspired style. Naturally, when we had the opportunity to talk to Rachel, we snagged it and asked her some of our burning jewelry & style questions…enjoy!

C&C: Rachel, you’re a confessed vintage junkie. How did you become such an expert? Any tips for identifying good vintage design and items? What is your most memorable vintage find to date and why?
RZ: Scouring vintage boutiques, flea markets and thrift shops is a great way to get a sense of what’s out there. That’s really the best way to train your eye to recognize special pieces. I have some really special Miriam Haskell pieces from my Mom. There is this one pair of earrings made entirely of lucite that I’m obsessed with.
C&C: Can you give us a hint about your upcoming Fall jewelry collection? Any trends you’ll be focusing on for your next season?
RZ: I will always love Art Deco jewelry and use it as inspiration for my own collections!
C&C: We know you love costume jewelry—you showcase many of our designers on Charm & Chain often in The Zoe Report and AccessZOEries. But beyond costume jewelry, what are the top three jewelry investment pieces you recommend for all women?
 And given that’s it’s around the corner, what’s the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift you can imagine?
RZ: A Cartier love bracelet, an Hermes Collier de Chien, and a Rolex Daytona. The most romantic Valentine’s Day gift? Anything in an orange Hermes box!
C&C: Nowadays, there’s such an emphasis on Street Style and what happens off the runway during Fashion Week. When you think of someone who has great street style, what comes to mind? Is it more about the clothing or the accessories?
RZ: When I think of street style, I love anyone who looks effortless. Even a simple white tee and jeans with the perfect pendant necklace or cocktail ring is so chic.
C&C: We’ve loved seeing your son Skyler grow up to be the well-dressed little toddler he is today! Did becoming a mother change the way you look at dressing in any way?
RZ: Completely! I wear so much more black now that I’m a mom.
C&C: We’re totally obsessed with all the pieces in your new jewelry collection. The designs are so wearable, and the quality is top-notch. If you had to pick a favorite piece, which would it be?
RZ: I’ve worn my Crystal Circle Ring day and night since the second I got it– it’s totally one of my wardrobe staples!
Shop the entire Rachel Zoe Jewelry Collection here.