For YOURSELF…by Christabelle

Every girl wants to sparkle all over with a little bling. Even if you are a tree hugging, granola eating, back country gal…you still let a little “OOOHHHH” pop out when you see a gorgeous piece of jewelry. You can’t help it. It is part of  your DNA.  What is better than getting a gift you might like? BUYING YOURSELF A GIFT  YOU KNOW YOU WILL LOVE. I am dedicating this post to all the finer things in life that you should gift “TO:Me, FROM: Me”

lieblingI am always on the lookout for the obsure item that no one else has…something with texture and depth. Something just like this….The Firenze Necklace by artist Jessica Liebling of Liebling Designs. One look at this Malachite and Onyx necklace you lose a little bit of oxygen for it’s pure beauty and intricate design. You’ll love to step out wearing this attention getting necklace – for sure!

A perfect ring of gorgeous green malachite chips is topped off with a single black onyx bead, and wrapped in sterling silver wire. The pendant is strung on a dainty sterling silver chain and has a hand formed hook and eye closure.  It is pure perfection.  Measuring 16″ (perfect with my v-neck sweaters!), this stunning piece of HAND MADE jewelry is only $34.00 – NICE PRICE. Rumor has it – Jessica Liebling also created matching earrings…gotta go score me a pair of those!

med_greececollectionI love that I have a Greek heritage…the food, the history, the gorgeous country…and now the JEWLERY. Though not made in my homeland, this stunning bracelet was made with the love of the Greeks in mind.  Jill Golden, Designer and Owner of knocked me clear on my ass (my Greek one at that…thank goodness…it cushioned the fall!) with her “Greece” collection of jewelry this season.

The Greece collection is named for the site chosen by the gods for their reveries and holidays.  Since the bronze age, dating back to 1200 bc the Greeks had a passionate love for gold and objects of beauty (me too! blame my ancestors) . Todays Greece is known as the playground for the wealthy, arty and influential. True to its inspiration, the Greece collection is effortlessly beautiful and cleverly designed – a bit ancient koswith a modern twist. The Kos bracelet ($145 for the 3 piece set) is especially droool-worthy, with unexpected design elements, this heart pounding  3/8″ rounded square bangles (with includes two plated 1/8″ bangles!) with 20 domed studs conjure my inner Aphrodite.  Available in 4 plated colors  – oxidized silver, 18k gold, gunmetal and oxidized brass.

The entire collection pays tribute to the most beautiful islands in Greece…Ios, Paros, Crete, Santorini, Andros, Rhodes…but sadly no Samos (my dad’s island). Perhaps I can convince Flutter NYC to make a special piece just for Christabelle!

Thistle & Clover
221 DeKalb Ave
(between Adelphi St & Clermont Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 855-5577

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