18-carat rose gold open circle ring with black diamonds
$1420 at Net-a-Porter
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Did you know . . .
It’s not only Mother’s Day on Sunday. . .
It’s my birthday too. Just saying.
I ALSO LOVE THE JEWELRY AT BARNEYS
In association with National Geographic, ecommerce site Novica provides a platform for artisans around the globe to sell their artwork and wares. There’s sterling silver jewelry with druzy gems from Brazil and turquoise from Mexico, African masks and handwoven baskets, batik scarves and pillows from India, rugs from the Andes Mountains, Mayan hammocks, Balinese coconut carvings, Thai ceramics, and other home furnishings, fashions and accessories with an ethnic flavor. Novica gave me a $75 gift certificate to pass on to one of you. If you win, consider using it for a unique gift for your mom, seeing how Mother’s Day is not far off.
ENTER TO WIN $75 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO NOVICA: Leave a comment on this post noting in which country you’d most like to shop. And if you could “like” StyleCarrot on Facebook, that’d be cool too (though not required to enter.) Deadline to enter is Monday, April 8 at midnight ET.
S H O P P I N G
1 ‘White-Eyed Lotus’ pearl flower earrings by Nyoman Rena, $24.49
2 ‘Night Thunder’ beaded basket by Wayan Sukerni, $59.99
3 ‘Blue Jasmine’ silk batik scarf by Yuni Kristina, $36.95
4 ‘Surya the Sun’ Madhubani painting journal, $27.95
5 ‘Blossom’ sterling silver + garnet pen by Dewi Putera, $89.95
6 ‘Elephant Pride’ gold-plated ring by Jantana, $67.99
7 ‘Modern Mexican Jade’ ceramic lamp by Ismael Rodriguez, $119.99
8 ‘Conquistador’ bronze sculpture by Goga, $907.95
9 ‘Dazzling Rio’ buriti palm tote by Carlos Paiva, $72.99
10 ‘Pacific Night’ Andes wool rug, $399.95
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For this season’s Style issue of the Boston Globe Magazine, in addition to a few profiles of Boston’s Most Stylish (friend and art/science documentary producer Alberta Chu, jewelry designer/computer scientist Jessica Rosencrantz of Nervous System, and Deborah Z. Porter Founder and Executive Director of the Boston Book Festival), I also wrote “Jewelry’s Big Moment.” The spread includes nine pieces from wonderful, emerging local jewelry designers. With Mass Art and the SMFA in town, (not to mention RISD in nearby Providence, but that’s a whole other post) the artisan jewelry scene is absolutely thriving. Below are additional works from the featured artists, as well as a number of local metalsmiths that we didn’t have room to feature in the magazine. Lots of talent!
S H O P P I N G
1 Petra Seibertova Nest Earrings, $50 at MassArt Made.
2 Ripegoods Rain Drop Hoop Earrings, $78.
4 Lauren Passenti Fish Jaw Bracelet.
5 Hannah Blount Barnacle Ring, $198.
6 Petra Seibertova Disc Cup Earrings, $340 at MassArt Made.
7 Little Pancake Stamped Triangle Necklace, $36.
8 Nikky Bergman Deer Antler and Leather Amulet.
13 Alison Storry Rose Gold Heart Charms Necklace, $44 at Etsy.
14 Iolyte Stackable Ring, $340 at M. Flynn.
17 Lauren Passenti Claw Necklace, $87 at MassArt Made.
18 Marissa B. Orchid Blossom Earrings, $62.
20 Julia Groos Halo Designs Gold Bead Ring, $220.
23 Hannah Blount Raw Crystal Brass Ring, $88.
25 Bree Richey Gondola Earrings.
26 Leah Meleski Infused Series Earrings
27 Lauren Blais Garnet Spire Studs, $210.
28 Nikky Bergman Hannah Bangle, $160 at MassArt Made.
29 Leah Meleski Recycled Impurities Earrings.
30 Monique Rancourt Small Granulation Ring, $200.
32 Lindsay Minihan Felt Bud Earrings, $120.
34 Monique Rancourt Feather Series Necklace, $400.
36 Beth Solomon Ring at Alchemy 925.
Read “Jewelry’s Big Moment” in the Boston Globe Magazine here.