Did you receive your August J.Crew catalogue in the mail today? I did, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that they’ve launched a fine jewelry collection! While I’ve been a long-time fan of their costume statement pieces, I think they’re very fashion-savvy to bring some fine jewelry into the mix. I mean let’s face it — that’s how most people dress, right? Mixing up the high and low?
I think they’ve done an excellent job curating a nice selection of 14K gold and precious gem jewelry which includes some of their own designs, as well as capsule collections by some pretty big names in the world of jewelry. Their own designs are very clean and classic, such as this rectangular signet ring and gold hinged bangle. Most of the items are perfect for engraving as well.
Then they’ve thrown some edgier pieces into the mix, such as this geometric gold and diamond ring by Mociun
I think the ring I’d find most useful as an addition to my own collection is this slim gold and black diamond band by Gabriela Artigas
. Can you believe that I don’t own any black diamonds at all? (yet!)
The ever-popular Jennifer Fisher has a collection of pendants
available to use on two different length chains.
Even Monica Rich Kosann has a few select pieces, including this beautiful gold and rock crystal locket necklace
, one of the Brooklyn-based jewelry stores on my bucket list to visit, has some great items available. I think these “ballerina” earrings
would be a cool look to wear in lieu of studs or small hoops.
From the look of things, it appears these baubles are only available online, but I can envision that changing if it becomes really popular. I wouldn’t be surprised, as just while writing this article, the signet ring sold out in sizes 6 & 7! Please let me know if you decide to made an addition to your jewelry box — would love to see what you choose!