Whiting & Davis Fall 2013 Collection

For their Fall/Holiday 2013 collection, Whiting & Davis modernizes their iconic snake design known throughout the years as a Whiting & Davis classic. The brand’s iconic snake is estimated to have made its first appearance in the late 1890s with most rare design, a double-headed snake bracelet, debuting circa 1910. For this season, The Cleo Bracelet, a perfectly coiled design a la Cleopatra (hence the name) is made of Brass with 18-karat gold plating or hematite and crystals comes in a variety of colors (shown below in Hematite with Red and Hematite with Olive) – the snake motif  appears in other bracelets as well.

Other standout pieces in the collection include the Marion Braided Bracelet (see above), a flat, fine, triple-mesh braided bracelet shown above in Hematite with White, Hematite with Black, Brown, White and Hematite with Red. Though Whiting & Davis is known for their amazing fine mesh jewelry, they do offer non-mesh jewelry like the pair of stunning modern Adoree Earrings and Windsor Rings – both featured below;
Aren’t their pieces beautiful? Which are your favorites?

Whiting & Davis Partners with the Ellie Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Though their struggle is year round and not at all limited to one month, we celebrate everyone who has been affected by Breast Cancer. October is four days away and it celebrates the continuous fight again this disease. As with many people (possibly you reading this right now), Breast Cancer has affected a member of my family so I naturally want to highlight companies whose goal is to help the cause. There are so many things we can do, purchase and use to help raise money and awareness to win the fight. First up is Whiting & Davis. I am a fairly new fan of Whiting & Davis’s jewelry and a long time fan of rose gold everything, so when I saw their BCA offering, I was more than happy to highlight it.

The above Limited-Edition Flexible Fine Mesh Ring, finished with pink gold, perfectly fits every curve and flex of your finger. It will retail for $95.00 and will be available for purchase at www.whitinganddaviscollection.com with 25% of the proceeds being donated to the Ellie Fund, a Massachusetts-based organization fighting breast cancer and working to ease its effects on women and their families. When you combine the simple act of purchasing a beautiful ring from an American jewelry company with a wonderful heritage with helping to raise money for a wonderful cause, there’s just no wrong in that equation. Here’s to shopping for a cause.

USA MADE | Jewelry Made in America Part 2

With the Olympics over and Team USA bringing home 46 GOLD Medals (Go USA!!!), it’s time to once again celebrate more gold (and platinum, silver, etc) jewelry made right here in the good old USA. You may remember I recently featured some some absolutely stunning USA Made jewelry, refresh your memory here – Accessories Council Presents USA MADE | Jewelry Made in America. Here are more designers to feast your eyes on:

Colette Malouf

Known for gorgeous hair accessories, this industry veteran, who started in and is still based in Soho, boasts a long line of celebrity fans but that’s no surprise since she’s  been around since 1987 and has designed for Michael Kors and Derek Lam. Every piece is a statement; whether its the thorn headstrap, rosebud necklace or bib necklace, the beauty and craftsmanship of her artful pieces are simply beguiling.

Roman Luxe

One of my favorite stones is Lapis and the Roman Luxe collection features some amazing pieces created with this captivating gemstone. This collection, although launched this year, has been a part of the Roman Company which started in 1973. Roman Luxe is a younger, more modern brand, inspired by the runway and enhanced by technology.

Whiting & Davis

Known for making the most stunning metal mesh jewelry, like the above Anniversary Gold Collar Necklace, and with 136 years of heritage, there’s no mistaking Whiting & Davis’s exquisite lineage. The brand’s mesh has been featured on the runway of some of today’s hottest in designs by Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and Louis Vuitton . With a return to its roots and a renewed focus on timeless and luxurious fine jewelry in sterling silver, 18-karat gold, rose gold (my favorite metal) and both semiprecious and precious stones, Whiting & Davis will be gracing the arms, necks and fingers of several of today’s modern women.

Emanuela Duca

Rugged and unique in every way, the Emanuela Duca jewelry collection’s highly textured surfaces are evocative of volcanic ash and the ancient ruins but still features movement. Though her pieces look primitive, her designs are always clean, simple and minimal. She allows the texture and sculptural shapes of her pieces to show their sophistication and intriguing personality.