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Polishing the Tarnished Jewellery Industry

A handful of jewellers are addressing the iniquities of a supply chain that connects the luxury industry with millions of destitute miners digging …

Donna Karan steps down as chief designer

Donna Karan will step down from daily duties as chief designer at her namesake company, Donna Karan International, to devote more time to her philanthropic foundation.<p>She’ll remain a close adviser, according to a company statement released Tuesday.<p>Karan, 66, co-founded the company in 1984. It went …

How Technology is Changing Jewelry Design

Something remarkable happened to jewelry design and manufacturing in the past few years – it underwent a technological revolution powered by …

Technology Is Bringing Jewelry Making (And Other Manufacturing) Back to the States

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many jewelry products for sale in the United States are manufactured abroad, mainly because American production became costly. Thus custom jewelry seems to be another example in a long list of items (cars, microchips, apparel and consumer …

Swarovski: Creative Innovation Engine

To coincide with the launch of BoF Careers, the global marketplace for fashion talent, we speak to Nadja Swarovski, executive board member of …

Along the Ugly Path to Beautiful Jewellery

Mining precious metals and stones can often have devastating human, environmental and political impact. What’s being done about it?<p><b>LONDON, United</b> …

You Wood: The New Clutch Style For Next-Level Party Girls

Out of the woodwork and into our carts, the wooden clutch is a trend we've noticed tucked under the arms of a few fellow party girls recently. It's …

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What Your Watch Says About You

A taxonomy of timepieces and how to wear them<p>It has been said that you can tell a lot about a person by her hands, but you can tell even more about her by her watch. Ask any successful woman and she'll say that in our speeded-up world, time has become the ultimate luxury. We'd like to argue, …

Follow These 4 Easy Rules When Matching Your Prints This Summer

1. Don't let the print overwhelm you and make sure to keep the silhouette interesting in its own right. Mix a long-sleeve top with a pair of shorts, or a cropped top with a midlength skirt.<p>2. __Fake a one-piece look with separates.__Fake the single-piece look with a matching top and bottom to …

Memorial Day Sale! Ends Tomorrow Midnight

It’s on right now! <b>Memorial Day FLASH SALE</b> is on from now till mid-night tomorrow PST.<p>Sale is open to select residents outside the US.<p><b>Visit the store</b> …

OOTD – Memorial Day Essentials

Super cute & comfy sandals: With all the mingling bound to happen on such a day, remember to keep your feet happy and while you are at it, pick a …

De Grisogono jewellery adds glamour to the Cannes Film Festival at the legendary Eden Roc party

By Maria Doulton in Cannes<p>There is no place in the world like the Cannes Film Festival for spotting celebrities and fabulous jewels. And one of the …

Playing Match Up – Jewelry + Shoes

Some fashionistas may vehemently be against matching anything in their outfit but you and I know that sometimes, matching certain things like …

Wear It To Work – Emeralds pt 2

Comfort and chic is always an enviable look. Stand out in comfort tomorrow at the office, in birthstone color emerald, with pieces that transition …

Inspiration Friday – Create Your Happy Life

Think about this. What if today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you do? This is a question Steve Jobs asked himself every …

A System for Remembering What you Read

Last year, I read 161 books cover-to-cover. And that doesn’t include the ones that I started to read and put down. In the process, I learned a lot …

When to Invest in Your First Piece of Jewelry

In celebration of the Amulette de Cartier fine jewelry collection, one editor touches on her personal, historical love affair with fine jewelry, and why she believes, it's the best sartorial investment a woman can make.<p>Some people have memories of watching their mothers put on makeup or spray …

#ELLEloves: Vita Fede's Double Cubo Pearl Earrings

Vita Fede Double Cubo Pearl Earrings<p>$775; vitafede.com<p>These aren't your grandmother's pearls. In fact, the stone that was once reserved for those who lean towards a preppier or more classic aesthetic is suddenly having a big moment with the downtown-cool fashion crowd—thanks to an amazing new array …

10 Things Every Fashionable Woman Should Have by 30

Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that well-represent her.<p>Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that …

What To Wear To Work Tomorrow- #OOTD

<b>Tip: Wear it to work: Patterns + Gemstones</b><p>Sometimes, people assume that work clothes should be blah but, considering you likely spend the majority of …

Get an Inside Look at How an Engagement Ring is Made

With Valentine's Day being today, we expect some of you are hoping to receive that extra special bling. To make the search for a perfect bauble less …

Easy (& Healthy) Apple Pecan Muffins

It has been a while since I have shared a recipe with you, so today I want to share a recipe for one of my favourite breakfast foods… muffins! Now if …

Work Outfit Idea: Textured Blouse, Midiskirt, Leather Jacket

If you don't wear a uniform at work, getting dressed for the office can be a daily test of patience. But never fear! Every evening at 10 P.M., we're bringing you simple and chic work-appropriate outfit ideas to answer the perpetual question "what should I wear for the office?"<p><b>A Textured Top,</b> …

Bracelet DIY – Silk Wrapped Bracelet for Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day next week Sunday and it’s certainly time to start picking up gifts for your mom. I believe Mother’s Day is one of the holidays that …

Great Moments to Gift Diamond Jewelry

April has been such a sweet month. From the feature on styling diamonds, the birthstone of April, by guest blogger Fashion Hysteria to celebrating …

Men’s Fashion ~ Styling the Snowflake Jasper Bracelet

The Snowflake Jasper Bracelet makes a great unisex piece of jewelry. Previously I showed you ways to style this piece for the ladies and this week, …

5 Experts Explain How To Give Your Wardrobe A Good Spring Cleaning

It's easiest to "be the best version of yourself when you are well-dressed," says stylist Karyn Starr. Since cofounding the aesthetic consulting firm White Starr nearly a decade ago, Starr has been keeping things personal, working one-on-one with clients. What's she's discovered is that a closet is …

Gift Buzz – Mother’s Day 2014

Best Pointy Toe Flats: Step Into Spring With These Bright Shoes

<i>This list was assembled with data provided by Rank & Style.</i><p>When the air gets warmer, we have dreams of prancing around in our floral skirts, structured crop tops and ambitious heels -- and yes, we mean ambitious, because how many times are you actually going to wear those three-inch strappy sandals …