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Swarovski Crystallized Spring 2011 Collection

Swarovski is a store where women can purchase elegant, accent pieces. From earrings to necklaces to pendants to purses, Swarovski creates masterpieces that are classy, sexy and feminine with an edgy, glamour that style conscious women desire. For the Fall, Swarovski has introduced new lines from all over the world. These showstops are a must have. Reasonably priced at under $200, these items will make you love being a woman. It was hard but I selected some of my favorite, favorite pieces to share with you (I actually loved them all):

This Otazu bracelet is sleek and sexy; an attention grabber.


This Dannijo necklace with matching earrings is the perfect accessory for the strapless LBD. Dannijo marries Old Hollywood glamour with show stopping.

Who could resist these Gian Paolo Maria necklaces. Everyone will stop to admire your jewelry

And last, but not least, this Phillippe Ferrandis necklace. Wow!

I would encourage all ladies, and men, to stop by your local Swarovski store to admire, and purchase one, or more, of these works of art. Visit www.swarovski.com to shop online or find a store near you. You won’t be disappointed.

Mauboussin’s Launches E-boutique and Amour, Viens Voir si la Rose Watch

Every woman deserves to spoil herself every once and a while. She should buy herself a new pair of shoes, a new dress or, best of all, jewelry. Recently, I had the opportunity to preview some fabulous jewelry from Mauboussin that will help a woman feel, and look good, as she rewards herself for everything she does daily.

Mauboussin launched a new e-boutique dedicated to its e-commerce business. The site features some of its most exquisite pieces of jewelry that will make you giddy with delight. From earrings to rings to necklaces to watches this luxury brand has captured the essence of class and timeliness in each of its pieces. Here are a few of my favorites – Bonbon Bleu Ring, Perle d’Or mon Amour Ring, Amour, viens voir si la rose (newly launched) and Je le Veux 5 Rows Ring.

To celebrate the launch of the e-boutique, Mauboussin held a raffle of the gorgeous Amour, Nuit Coquine, Nuit Câline Watch and wouldn’t you know it, dear friend and fellow blogger, Lisa Bensley of Beauty by Benz won the $545 watch (lucky girl) – her shell shocked (and delayed reaction to her name announcement) was priceless and hilarious – we’re all quite jealous

During Watch Market Week, the luxury watch company launched the Amour, Viens Voir si la Rose Watch – an exquisite stainless steel watch with pink dial and white mop on the bezel, white enamel crown and 0.13cts diamonds on dial and bezel, pink satin strap and deployment buckle that comes in both a round and square face

To see more of the Mauboussin collections visit http://www.mauboussin.us. You won’t be disappointed.

Luxury Jewelry Brand, Sabido & Basteris at NYIGF

I was very excited to see the gorgeous jewelry from the renowned Italian-Mexican designer, Sabido & Basteris at NYIGF (New York International Gift Fair).

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I was already familiar with the collection by covering their launch event at Norwood but this time I had the pleasure of not only meeting Victor Sabido but also got a first-hand introduction to his Sabido & Basteris Luxury jewelry collection.

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Victor personally walked me through his new pieces which I immediately fell head over heels for. To refresh your memory, Sabido & Basteris uses cutting edge technology to dye silver using natural materials to create colorful ribbons of silver thread. Inspired by the beauty of the Mayan Temples, the ribbons are woven into the gorgeous pieces you see here

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My absolute favorite pieces (the earrings, the ring which I had to try on and the necklace) are featured below, yes those beautiful pieces you see below are dyed woven silver thread; it is actually quite light and pliable to the touch; the pieces also have movement, they are not stiff at all. Every one of the Sabido & Basteris’s jewelry pieces are stand outs. One piece (any one piece) would be the perfect accessory to make your look come alive.

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Now, I cannot write about Sabido & Basteris without mentioning his luxe and grown-up friendship bracelets (which we had the pleasure of receiving at the Norwood launch). Aren’t they incredibly cute? I love the bright new colors and want one ( it’s a great look when you double and triple wear them).

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As stated above, I got a chance to learn about and see the collection from Mr. Sabido Basteris himself – check out the video below

Sabido and Basteris Luxury jewelry Launch Party At Norwood

A very good friend invited me to the launch event of a Jewelry line that was launching in the US for the first time. Naturally, I attended and dragged Kim along with me. The Sabido and Basteris luxury jewelry collection is absolutely breathtaking; the words gorgeous, enchanting, amazing does not do it justice (I only took one photo because they were made available to us). The event was held gallery style at the exclusive Norwood Club lent even more to the regal beauty of the jewelry, they truly are pieces of art.

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As we walked around enjoying taking in the beauty of the pieces, enjoying champagne and the tasty hors d’oeuvres, we were told of the concept of the collection. Inspired by the Mayan Temples, designer, and creator, Victor Sabido Basteris rediscovered the art of using natural materials to create color. “Sabido & Basteris combines fine jewelry design with cutting edge technology to dye silver using natural materials to create ribbons of rainbows. The line is distinguished by brilliant colors and silver thread that is weft in a completely unique way.”. The eco-friendly and sustainable line not only featured silver but also a mix of materials such as gold, leather, precious stones (as well as stones indigenous to various countries), wood and crystal creating the beauty that you see above. I expect to see the Sabido and Basteris pieces very soon on the red carpet.

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Unfortunately, we didn’t get to meet the designer as we had another event to attend (always another event) but on our way out we were gifted with a beautiful friendship bracelet like the ones featured below:

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There was one piece that made me speechless but alas I didn’t take a photo and thankfully a quick search brought it up. I won’t call it a necklace, it is just a gorgeous piece of artwork

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