GIVEAWAY | Win A.M.Y.O Jewelry for Valentine’s Day

Discovering eye-catching jewelry is an essential part of any fashion lover’s life and a beyond enjoyable pastime – something I had the pleasure in partaking in. I was introduced to a wonderful jewelry brand whose name, A.M.Y.O, is a fashion mantra that must always be honored – Accessories Make Your Outfit. Created by the very talented Gina Nam (seriously, she does amazing things with Home Depot supplies), the A.M.Y.O Jewelry collection is for any woman who loves to express her individual style.

And love she will…not just the stunning jewelry pieces but you as well when you give your sweetheart an A.M.Y.O Jewelry piece for Valentine’s Day. Pieces are available in five must-have styles – BOHO, GLITZ, DECO, ROCKER, and PRESCHE – that are sure to please all style personalities. To commemorate the season of celebrating love, I am giving one reader the chance to win the stunning A.M.Y.O Jewelry BOHO Fringe Statement Necklace in black (pictured below) for Valentine’s Day.

“Two tone colors make up the fringe that falls from the center of this free spirited necklace.”The $50.00 statement necklace, which I feel has a bit of an Egyptian style, features matte Gold plating, genuine black leather cords, and a lobster clasp closure. The Bib measurements are H 5 in. x W 4.5 in and leather cord length is 27 in. & 3 in. extension.

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Accessorize Yourself with Nissa Jewelry

It is my pleasure to introduce you dear readers to Nissa Jewelry (if you haven’t already). I fell completely head over heels with the gorgeous pieces designed by Nissa Wegienek. Her modern shapes, architectural and art deco details really speak to me. Her collection is unique, dynamic, and sophisticated with a cool edge. Known for her unique pieces, like the signature “collar” necklaces, “back dangle” earrings, and mixed metals, the Nissa Jewelry collection is designed to be worn multiple ways.

“Hand-made in New York City using primarily recycled materials, the collection offers bold and versatile designs, taking inspiration from forgotten vintage pieces and updating them in creative, modern, unexpected, feminine ways.”

Nissa started her her collection in 2008 and today, her pieces are sold in major department stores like Henri Bendel and Neiman Marcus and has graced the necks, ears, fingers and arms of a host of celebrity fans including Brandy, Giuliana Rancic, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Zooey Deschanel, and Katherine Heigl. Although Nissa Jewelry is known for the above metals, there are quite a few pieces that feature bold color in her collection, check out the following eye-catching vibrant necklaces.

I’m going to be dreaming about these pieces for a very long time. I’ve been shopping in my head in every jewelry category on the Nissa Jewelry Website. Everyone should own a piece or two of Nissa Jewelry, whether you are drawn to animal jewelry (I love the Elephant, Lion and Owl pieces), statement necklaces and earrings, Stingray pieces (which are stunning), you’ll be very happy with your choices.

Stella & Dot Fall 2012 Jewelry Collection

Want to add touches of romance, exotic allure, and boldness to your everyday looks? With just a few pieces from Stella & Dot’s Fall/Winter 2012 Collection,  those looks can be achieved. For an edgy yet feminine addition to your look, try the delicate handcrafted Secret Garden Collection, a unique and graceful bronze collection of leaves in elegant pose or the intricate and beautiful Geneve Lace Collection, which features textures recreated from 1920’s lace

Want something more exotic and perhaps a bit animalistic? Stella & Dot’s Safari-inspired pieces. Go for bold color with the Tangerine epoxy stones and hand-cast gold, Olivia Bib Necklace, enchant with the Navy semi precious and acrylic stone Bahari Necklace and excite with either the Lakra, Luxor Link and/or Emerson Bangles or wear them stacked

Want to stand out? Stella & Dot makes some stunning statement pieces that range from classic silhouettes made with bold materials to more fearless styles and embellishments. My three favorites are the  reversible Tempest Necklace which gives you the choice of highlighting its stones side or silk ribbon side, the stunning, vintage-inspired Estate Bib Necklace and the tribal-inspired Lillith Fringe Necklace

Now if you’re looking for some great gift ideas, Stella & Dot has some great pieces that are under $50 that will make anyone quite happy – whether it’s delicate earrings, eye-catching bracelets or statement rings, they offer a wide range of selections to satisfy all.

Another great gift idea are their adorable charms which can be stacked on bracelets and necklaces. Add something simple like initials or pile on crosses, leaves, crowns, birthstones, zodiac signs, etc to celebrate mom, grandma, or yourself. Want to see more jewelry from Stella & Dot, check out more photos below and visit

Lia Sophia Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

During the hectic season of fashion week, I took a little time to get acquainted with the newest collections from celebrity-favorite jewelry company, Lia Sophia. Creative Director and Co-Owner Elena Kiam and Red Carpet Collection Designer Dani Stahl were on hand to introduce the new collection that is sure to grace the ears, necks and arms of many a celebrity.

We were introduced to the amazing Zingara Red Carpet Collection, a collection inspired by exotic destinations so naturally it’s full of colors and intricate details. I immediately noticed the Eastern influences throughout the collection. Below are a few of my favorites pieces. My fav necklaces, featured below in order of appearance (L – R):
Tobar – 40-43″ Necklace Clear Cut Crystals and Hand-Cut Glass in Antique Silver
Electra – 15″ necklace, Clear Cut Crystals and Hand-cut glass in Antique Silver (other colors available)
Natayla – 32″ Necklace, 12″ Extender, Clear Cut Crystals and Hand-Cut Glass in Antique Gold
Camlo Necklace – 30-33″ necklace, Clear Cut Crystals and Hand-Cut Glass in Antique Silver

Bracelets were full of ornate designs, color and unique details:
Sari Bracelets – Stretch Bracelet Clear Cut Crystals with Tangerine/Teal/Lime/Plum Resin and Enamel in Antique Silver or Matte Gold
Batik Stretch Bracelet – Clear Cut Crystals in Antique Silver (or Antique Gold)
Agape Cuff – Clear Cut Crystals and Tangerine Resin in Matte Gold
Vita Hinged Cuff – Clear Cut Crystals and Hand-Cut Glass in Antique Silver (or Antique Gold)

I fell in love with the following earrings at first sight, Risa Earrings – Clear Cut Crystals in Antique Gold and Silver. They (as well as the Natayla necklace) reminded me of the beautifully elaborate Indian jewelry

Lastly are the rings, one of which has already been spotted on Nicki Minaj (the Mirela):
Adara Ring – Clear Cut Crystals and Teal Resin in Matte Silver (available from sizes 6-8)
Mirela Ring – Clear Cut Crystals and Lime/Plum Resin (or Hand-Cut Glass) in Antique Gold or Antique Silver

Along with the several fellow media attendees at the Lia Sophia Lounge, several celebrities stopped by to preview and grab a piece or two from this amazing jewelry collection and take a photo in Lia Sophia’s photobooth

Expect to see lots of red carpet appearances from Lia Sophia jewelry.

lia sophia Introduces “Boudika” Red Carpet Collection

lia sophia has once again captivated my heart (and that of several celebrities) with their newest Red Carpet Collection – Boudika during New York Fashion Week. Like the stunning Industrielle Collection, Dani Stahl’s Boudika Red Carpet Collection featured very architectural and modern designs that communicate strength with touches such as resin pearls, diamond crystals, blue lapis, etc to add softness. Below are a few stand out pieces that I fell in love with:

Necklaces – I love the combination of the boldness of the pieces in matte silver and gold with the white resin pearls

Cuffs – I would kill for any of these cuffs, there is just no way to like just one or two or three for that matter. Each cuff makes its own dynamic impact

Rings – I’m completely in love with the Horn Ring (shown below in Black Onyx/Red Jasper Resin and in Blue Lapis/Carnelian Resin). Its such a statement jewelry piece and an attention getter (I so wish I had one). The Arrow ring with Black Diamond Crystals is also a must have.

I was lucky enough to get a photo of Dani Stahl rocking the Pearl Cage Cuff with White resin pearls

As previously stated, several celebrities went gaga over lia sophia, infact while I was previewing the collection, Aisha Tyler stopped by to indulge in the wonderful pieces

But she wasn’t the only one (in order of appearance) – Solange Knowles (Rough Necklace with Moss Resin in Matte Gold), Whitney Port (Tier Cuff Bracelet with Smoky Crystals and White Enamel in Matte Gold), Leven Rambin (Horn Pendant Necklace with Black Diamond Crystals and Black Onyx and Red Jasper Resin in Matte Gold), Louise Roe (Horn Ring with Black Diamond Crystals and Blue Lapis and Carnelian Resin in Matte Gold) etc, made several appearance wearing one or two lia sophia pieces

For more information about lia sophia and the Boudika Red Carpet collection, visit and for up to date information, follow them on twitter at @lia_sophia and Facebook at

Dannijo – Luxuriant Jewelry to Die (Kill) For

If you are not familiar with the exquisite jewelry from Dannijo, then it is my pleasure to reacquaint you to this brazenly chic range of wearable art. Founded by sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder in 2008, Dannijo jewelry is hand-made in New York; you may have seen a beguiling necklace featured in our Swarovski Crystallized Spring 2011 Collection post. What is it about these sisters that make this line so amazing? Danielle’s bohemian, rocker vibe combined with Jodie’s timeless sophistication makes for a versatile and ever-changing statement collection that consistently maintains a strong sense of DNA. It’s rare that jewelry pieces leaves me with a jaw dropping impression (I’m still searching for my perfect future engagement ring) but when I saw the pieces (shown below) from Dannijo, that’s exactly what happened – along with my repetition of the word WOW.

Say hello to the following lovely ladies:

STELLA – a dynamic duo of heavy metal and feminine details make the Stella necklace the perfect addition to a flirty frock.

SYRAH – an edgy yet refined, this artful bib is the perfect centerpiece for any outfit.

NELA – this daring duo of turquoise and chains is sure to enchant all who lay eyes upon it

JOANNA – be luxurious in this eye-catching and refreshingly bold piece.

Dannijo jewelry is sold at select, high-end stores and boutiques around the world including Bergdorf Goodman, Net-a-porter, and Lane Crawford. The sisters have introduced new product categories including tech cases for iPhones and iPads and vintage bags. its no surprise that this gorgeous line has an extensive celebrity following including Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Beyonce Knowles, and Rihanna.

Make sure you keep an eye out for Dannijo’s other bewitchingly opulent Bracelets and Cuffs, Earrings, Rings, Bags and those delicious iPhone and iPad Cases. I’m hoping a few Droid cases will eventually be added to the collection…fingers crossed.

Raquelle Bianco Jewelry Giveaway

Strongly influenced by Italian classic jewelry, the Raquelle Bianco  Jewelry Collection combines love for vivid materials crafted into modern shapes with a nod to family history. Named after the designer, Eddie Weiss’s, great grandmother who herself was a jewelry designer in 1910 when there were not many female designers, the Raquelle Bianco Collection utilizes traditional icons, classic ornaments and modern symbols which are translated into contemporary and fun jewelry with imaginative details. You’ll immediately notice the heirloom aspect of each piece, they certainly look like pieces I would want passed down to me.

Since its commercial launch at the 2010 JCK show in Las Vegas, the Raquelle Bianco brand has developed into one of the fastest rising brands in the jewelry world with over 200 USA retail stores clamoring for the vivacious colors, excellent price points and versatile collections. The JCK Show even voted Raquelle Bianco the best line for 2011. You can get to know the nine different collections – Blossom, Delice, Euphoria, Instinct, Nocturnal, Radiant, Rapture, Romantica and Serenity  which features bold colored necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings with Swarovski embellishments and a youthful personality on their newly launched website –; the design touches such as animal print, pucci-esque color inspirations and intricate design structure make these pieces a must have (I’m dying for the Red ring featured above from the Rapture Collection and the Black Spinel ring (also featured above) from the Euphoria Collection).

So in honor of Mr. Weiss’s bold and talented Great Grandmother (it took a lot of courage and strength for a woman to be a designer in the 1900’s), I am offering two very lucky readers their own Raquelle Bianco Jewelry piece. That’s right, two of you will win this gorgeous Raquelle Bianco Black and White Topaz Pendant

To enter this must have giveaway:

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. and Canada resident, 18 yrs or older to enter. Sweepstakes to commence on April 3rd, 2011 at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and end on April 11th, 2011 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. My Life on and off the Guest List will determine (2) two winners by random drawing from all eligible entries to each receive a Raquelle Bianco Pendant. Limit one prize per household. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries. Approx estimated retail value of prize $79.00 each. Winners will be notified by email. Offer valid while supplies last. Giveaway sponsored by My Life on and off the Guest List; Prize provided by Raquelle Bianco.