Bejeweled

Boys – bookmark this post for when you’re next in the doghouse.
Girls – bookmark this post for when HE is in the doghouse – subtle hints always work.
Everyone – bookmark this post because I really, REALLY love this jewelry.

Reprinted from my SocialDiva blog post – read on…

As a fashion freelance writer, I’m often approached by friends and family to promote their sister, neighbor, accountant (true story) in their pursuit to be a handbag/jewelry/notecard designer. I think they assume that my article will somehow be read by Oprah and voila! Instant millionaire. Now I’m *SURE* Oprah is reading all of my articles, but to be honest – yes, it gets a bit old. Usually about one in twenty is something original, so forgive my cynicism and preference to seek out my OWN finds. And that’s where this story begins.

At our recent sales conference, a friend and coworker in Boston told me about his wife’s jewelry business, not as a conversation to pitch it at all; in fact, it was a nerdy analytics-related conversation we were having that I won’t bore you with here. However, being a bit of a jewelry fanatic myself, I was interested in finding out more, if for no other reason than I was in the market to treat myself to something wonderful for my birthday. (Yes, I do that, and you should too.) He directed me to the eponomously coined Gemma Originals website, and instantly I knew that she had talent. Knowing how hard it is to even photograph jewelry, the images on the flash homepage made me want to see more. And so I dived right in.

Note that the pieces are not for the timid, Tiffany bean-wearing kind of gal; she needs to have spunk, sass, and be fashion-savvy enough to balance the unique strength of the necklace with a more understated shirt or dress. Each necklace is a centerpiece of conversation, one that is meant to be worn with confidence and charisma.  My personal favorite is the "Kelly" a stunning piece  with Onyx, Turquoise, and black Swarovski crystals. It would look ravishing with a low-cut, plunging neckline black dress…which, come to think of it, I own!

I’m rarely this passionate about jewelry, but if you’re on the lookout for something truly original and eye-catching, something that will add that extra spring in your step, head on over to  Gemma Originals – you won’t be disappointed.

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