Muse Refined: My 5 Fave Pieces

I was invited to an event at a private (gorgeous) home over the weekend, which featured many different vendors, from handbags to make-up to jewelry and more. But I must admit (and I know you’ll be shocked!), that the real reason I went was to see the jewelry line Muse Refined. While I had seen their website, I wanted to see the goods in person and try them on. I was definitely not disappointed, and I think this delicate collection is quite lovely. The line’s founder, Sophie Kwon, told me that her family has been in the jewelry business for 30 years, and she finally launched her own business this past year. Here are my 5 favorite items I tried on.

Double Chevron Ring

muse refined double chevron ring
Pave Claw Cuff Ring

muse refined pave claw cuff ring
Open ID Bracelet

muse refined open diamond id bracelet
Crescent Bar Necklace

muse refined crescent bar necklace
Diamond Wrap Ring

muse refined demetri diamond wrap ring
I think so many of these items are ideal for layering, though they are so pretty on their own as well. I particularly liked the double chevron ring and the claw cuff ring worn on my pinky. While this line is not currently available in stores, you can see it at private trunk shows or by private appointment. Click here if you’d like to contact them or sign up for their mailing list.

Anna Inspiring Jewellery: NYC

One of the things I loved about spending a week staying in the Meatpacking district in New York City was that there were tons of great shops just a stone’s throw from my hotel. Many, of course, are national chains, but others are quaint shops that I was so pleased to discover. One of my favorites was Anna Inspiring Jewellry, which my client and I were’t familiar with. Now, we’re both big fans. Here’s a photo from their website which will give you a feel for the line.

anna inspiring jewellery
The jewelry has a very light, delicate feel — most of their pieces are perfect for layering. My client fell in love with these rose gold earrings, which have a pave diamond ball with a long chain that hangs from the back of your ear. Since she recently got a second piercing, she paired it with the same pave ball in a stud.

anna inspiring jewellery earrings
Also at the top of her lust list was this diamond circle ring. With her petite frame, it was the perfect accent — bold, but not overwhelming at all.

anna inspiring jewellery circle ring
There were tons of different bracelets. Click here for the link to see the choices. There’s quite a few with charms with inspiring words. They definitely would make special gifts for people on your list. (Perfect way to get a jump start on  your holiday shopping!)

anna inspiring jewellery bracelets
The delightful owner and designer, Anna, was fortunately in the store on both our visits. She was visiting from Vienna, where they are based. (There’s also a third store in Munich, Germany.) While my client was busy trying on things, I couldn’t resist trying on this double-fingered diamond ring myself. It’s incredibly comfortable, and it doesn’t restrict your finger movement whatsoever.

anna inspiring jewellery ring

I thought the line was exceptionally well-priced, especially given the cost of gold these days. I’m so glad that we discovered this store, and we’ll be sure to come back next trip.