Fashion Jewelry Inspiration: The Mysterious Allure of Origami
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Fashion inspiration sometimes originates in the most unlikely of places. Like origami, that intriguing ancient art of folding paper. History of Origami Paper was originally invented around 105 AD in China, but it wasn’t until the 6th century that monks brought it to Japan. The Japanese word for “to fold,” or “oru,” combined with their term for paper, “kami,” created the term origami. However, paper was still painstakingly made by hand at the time and very rare, a precious luxury and available only to a few, so any paper that was folded was for special ceremonies only, typically religious in nature. But by the 17th century, as paper became more widely available, origami had become a recreational pastime in Japan - with elaborate creations like the “thousand crane folding” becoming quite the trend.

The Allure of Origami

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Origami Birds Fortune Notes

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However, where fancifulness originally ruled, mathematics soon entered and modern origami now incorporates puzzles into the folding, challenging people to manipulate a single piece of paper into elaborate shapes - without cutting or gluing. Origami masters, like the late Akira Yoshizawa, even employed sets of symbols, arrows and elaborate diagrams to explain entire systems of folding patterns.

Origami Birds

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Origami has once again been experiencing a comeback of sorts, particularly in art, with the intriguing work of abstract paper folders including Jean-Claude Correia and Paul Jackson. Origami Fashion And in Fashionland, starting with the always avant-garde Issey Miyake. The 132 5 collection of geometric shapes of fabric mysteriously - and marvelously! - unfolds and unfurls into wearable items of clothing. Novel and novelty-driven, certainly, but still impressive and forward-thinking - particularly in our age of jetsetting about while dealing with draconian carry-on restrictions.  

Origami Fashion

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Origami on the Runway The runway then picked up on the origami trend in earnest at the Spring 2014 shows. Of origami note: on-trend metallics, particularly razor-sharp origami’ish pleating at Dries Van Noten, Antipodium, Celine, Proenza Schouler and Ports 1961; funky origami’esque tops at Christopher Kane; and pleaty-layers at Ferragamo, Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang. And who can forget the giant white origami flowers that Karl Lagerfeld employed to dramatic effect on the Chanel Spring 2015 Couture runway - which opened mechanically to reveal a campy, yet undeniably fabulous bloom of color!

Origami on Chanel Runway 2015

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Origami on Chanel Runway

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ISHARYA's Origami Jewelry Collection Our own designers here at ISHARYA also succumbed to origami fever, in particular, the crispness of the mathematical folds and numerical underlying order. These facets of paper-folding lend creative works just enough rigorous discipline to be interesting, but without crossing back into “the box.” Rather, they seem to cross-over directly into the geometric edginess of Art Deco. Almost, but not quite. Instead, they maintain a hint of their exotic origin that is so prevalent in the zeitgeist right now. Which is another way of saying: “looks great with your LBD, your designer jeans and a sleek white tee, and other fash classics.”

Origami Jewelry by ISHARYA

Origami Jewelry by ISHARYA

If you’re not sure where to start, we suggest the Blue Chalcedony Origami Stud earrings, which let you take the refreshing blues of the ocean with you anywhere. A stack of the Origami Gold Pyramid Cuffs because...cuffs. And the Origami Gold Statement Necklace which is chic, on-trend and easy to wear with almost everything in your wardrobe right now.

ORIGAMI Jewelry by ISHARYA

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[Rakhi Gifts] Make Your Sister Shine Like a Star in ISHARYA Jewelry
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It's that time of the year again, when markets in India are flooded with pretty rakhis and gift boxes for Raksha Bandhan. While sisters get to choose from plenty of beautiful rakhis for their brothers, the men don't have it quite so easy.

Choosing the perfect rakhi for your first and original best friend in life can be a daunting task. If you're one of the many men whose idea of a great Rakhi gift is a box of chocolates, you may want to step your game up this year - and we've got your covered. (Ladies - if you're reading this, you may want to casually share it with that brother of yours.)

We'll make this simple: When buying a gift for a girl, you can never go wrong with jewelry. The real trick however, is choosing the kind of jewelry that your sister will actually wear and love.

Here are a few options for you to consider:

Drop Earrings

It doesn’t matter whether your sister is a young college student, entrepreneur or stay-at-home mom, she can always use a pair of gorgeous drop earrings added to her wardrobe. These earrings are super versatile and can be worn with a silk kurta for an elegant look or with a little red dress for a chic statement. ISHARYA has a wide range of modern and sleek drops that any girl would love. The Deco Mirror drop Earrings and rose quartz fuchsia Gem Rocks libra earrings, among others, will add the perfect touch to her outfits. The fact that drop earrings are always popular choice among celebs, will only double her happiness. 

 

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Deepika Padukone as seen in ISHARYA Rani Rocks drop earrings.

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Rani Rocks Two Stone Earring

 

Bracelets

While she's tying a sentimental rakhi onto your wrist, why not add some bling to hers? Our silver Dew Drop Mirror bracelet, inspired by nature, is a gorgeous option for a Rakhi gift. The Prism Mirror pearl bracelet is another piece that will make you the best brother of all time when it comes to gift-giving. Hoping to capture the meaning of this colorful, vibrant holiday in your gift? Check out the Rani Rocks multi stone bracelet.

 

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Rani Rocks Multi Stone Bracelet

Stud Earrings

Maybe your darling sis is more of tomboy, and prefers to keep her jewerly simple. In any case, stud earrings are a must have for any girl, especially those who don't like experimenting with jewelry too much. Buying a boring pair of studs that look just like a pair she already owns might not get you any brownie points. The trick here would be to buy studs that break away from the usual designs. ISHARYA’s Origami gold stud earrings and Deco Mirror stud earrings are smart choices. Social diva or punk rock chic, these beauties are loved by all!

 

 

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Goddess Link Stud Earring

Cuffs

Not to be confused with the cuffs at the end of your sleeves - like our statement cufflinks. Slim cuffs are a great accessory to dress up the wrist without the weight. They can instantly give a lift to her outfit (both Indian and western), and adapt to the look she wants to sport. Surprise her with the Op Art slip on cuff for a bold and beautiful Rakhi gift. If she is more discrete with her style, there’s nothing she would love more than the silver Deco Mirror cuff. Pick the Jewel Rani shaded pink slim cuff for the trend-setting sis.

 
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Jewel Rani Shaded Pink Skinny Cuff

 

Layered Pendants

Every girl wants that perfect piece of jewelry that will add an element of everyday glam to her wardrobe. A layered pendant is just that! It can be fun and feminine at the same time. Delicate when paired with warm colored Indian outfits; but adds some edge when worn with a white tee and jeans. If you like the classic look, go with the Dew Drop Mirror layered pendant available in gold and silver. For a more colorful personality, pick the strawberry ice Dew Drop enamel layered pendant. Even better? Layer your choice of two separtae pendants for a unique looks like our Croc triangle pendant and Croc rectangle pendant below. 

 

Minimal Croc Collection Croc Hexagonal Pendant by ISHARYA Jewelry

 

Croc Triangle Pendant by ISHARYA Jewelry

Croc Triangle Pendant

 

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 Croc Rectangle Pendant

The bond between a brother and sister will always be special, and you don’t need Rakhi gifts to prove it. However, there's no harm in putting in a little extra effort to show your sister some love. Think about all the times she had your back growing up! Siblings are amazing, and should be celebrated at least once a year. Have a Happy Raksha Bandhan!

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[Photo Blog] Fold into Fall with ISHARYA Origami Jewelry Collection
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Fresh fall fashion is coming, and this season we're taking the classic art of origami to new levels. Instead of folding paper, we've folded gold and glamorous gemstones into modern jewelry sculptures that are sure to make a statement.

 

1. Origami isn't for the birds anymore.

 

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ISHARYA Origami Jewelry 

 

2. A fold of gold around your wrist gives new energy to any ensemble.

 

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Origami Pyramid Statement Cuff

3. The leaves may be losing their rich green color, but that doesn't mean you have to.

 

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Origami Pyramid Statement Cuff
Green Malachite Origami Cuff

 

4. Delicate, certainly, yet bold. Like you. 

 

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Origami Pearl Stud Earrings

 

5. Decisions, decisions. 

 

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Origami Pyramid Statement Cuff
Green Malachite Origami Cuff
Origami Gold Edge Cuff

 

6. Layer these cuffs for a truly unique sculpture of your own.

 

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Gold Edge Origami Cuff
Origami Gold Chevron Cuff
Green Malachie Origami Cuff 

 

7. Dress things up with a pretty pendant that matches the crisp fall sky.

 

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Origami Gold Chevron Cuff
Blue Chalcedony Origami Y Necklace
Origami Chevron Non-Pierced Ear Cuff Earrings

 

8. Like two arrows on your wrist, pointing to your impeccable taste.

 

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Origami Gold Edge Cuff 

 

9. A fun "angle" on the hot-off-the-runway ear cuff trend.

 

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Origami Chevron Non-Pierced Ear Cuff Earrings

 

10. Green + gold may not exactly be the new black, but does it really matter?

 

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Green Malachite Origami Midi Ring
Origami Gold Manicure Ring

 

11. Don't suffer the post-summer blues - weave them into your fierce fall fashion!

 

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Blue Chalcedony Origami Three Stone Earring

 

12. Fall means getting to reinvent your style - choose your gems wisely. 

 

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Blue Chalcedony Origami Y Necklace
Green Malachite Origami Y Necklace

 

13. Our favorite excuse for a fall mani?  Being able to show off midi, mani and statement rings that bring the right amount of bling to any outfit.

 

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Blue Chalcedony Origami Galactica Statement Ring
Origami Gold Manicure Ring
Green Malachite Origami Midi Ring

 

So go ahead - fold into fall with these bold new looks.

 

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ISHARYA Designer Jewelry + Indian Bridal Gifts = Match Made in Wedding Gift Heaven
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Here comes the bride, all dressed in...gold-trimmed, dripping-glam polki mirror hand bracelets and multi-finger midi, manicure and knuckle rings.
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[Photo Blog] Passport to Summer Style
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This summer, set sail for fashionable waters in shades of bold gold, ocean blue and color, color, color from our collection of travel jewelry.

 

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[Photo Blog] Independent Style
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Celebrate the 4th with pops of bold gold, red, white, and blue.

 

1. 4th of July jewelry math: red + white + blue + gold = bold.

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White Druzy Origami Galactica Statement Ring

Blue Lapis Croc Petite Power Cuff

Blue Lapis Croc Triangle Ring

White Hampi Necklace

Origami Gold Collar Necklace

Multicolour Goddess Dangle Earring

2. Make a bold statement.

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White Druzy Origami Galactica Statement Ring

Blue Lapis Croc Petite Power Cuff

White Hampi Necklace

Multicolour Goddess Dangle Earring

 

3. What’s your style angle?

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White Druzy Origami Galactica Statement Ring

Blue Lapis Croc Petite Power Cuff

Blue Lapis Croc Triangle Ring

Origami Gold Collar Necklace

 

4. Fun earrings are just the thing for the right amount of bling.

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Multicolour Goddess Dangle Earring

 

5. Accessorize your red, white, & blue with gold, white, & blue.

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White Druzy Origami Galactica Statement Ring

Blue Lapis Croc Petite Power Cuff

Blue Lapis Croc Triangle Ring

 

6. Bold gold, a pop of red, and a dash of blue.  

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Origami Gold Collar Necklace

Multicolour Goddess Dangle Earring

 

7. Decisions, decisions….

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White Hampi Necklace

Origami Gold Collar Necklace

 

8. Be true blue...

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Blue Lapis Croc Petite Power Cuff

Blue Lapis Croc Triangle Ring

White Hampi Necklace

Origami Gold Collar Necklace


9. ...and dandy in fun eye candy.

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White Druzy Origami Galactica Statement Ring

Blue Lapis Croc Petite Power Cuff

Blue Lapis Croc Triangle Ring

White Hampi Necklace

Multicolour Goddess Dangle Earring



Get an extra 30% off classic items this 4th of July.

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[Trend Style] Put A Midi Ring On It
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At some point, everything in fashion seems to end up as the new black, but what about the new stack?  If you’re looking for an alternative to that stack of bracelets, midi rings are just the thing.

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This gorgeous trend sped into overdrive courtesy of the Chanel Fall 2013 Haute Couture extravaganza. The setting for the rings was the Grand Palais in Paris, transformed into a “convincingly, dangerously derelict theater.” (To call this spectacle a mere runway show kinda understates - if not misses entirely - the point.) Rather, set to a dramatic soundtrack of opera and against a futuristic, filmic backdrop that shimmered like “an Emerald City on the Far Eastern frontier,” Chanel’s Creative Director, Karl Lagerfeld, spoke of being inspired by “tradition with future.”


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Translation: a post-modern mashup of references from Grace Jones to Blade Runner, Victorian Era to Rihanna, and just enough Something-Elsiana to make the spectacle run like Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. "My whole life is a Fritz Lang moment," noted Lagerfeld, who selects and curates most aspects of his runway productions. In summing up his collection, he cleverly described it as being “on the way from the Old World to the New World, and fashion is the only way to make the trip."


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Along the way, the midi rings adorning the models’ fingers like henna tattoos come to 3D life must have caught the eye of Rihanna, a regular fixture in the Chanel front row.


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Other celebs who’ve happily hopped on the trend include Beyonce and the Olsen fashionistas. As tricky as they are, midi rings are an easy trend to try because there’s really no wrong way to wear them.



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You can always just slip a single one on and see how it feels. Otherwise, balance is your fashion fraind. A rule of thumb (so to speak) that works well visually is to concentrate your stack of rings on your pointer finger, and wear a single, smaller midi on your middle finger and a short stack on your ring finger. This array looks balanced on the hand as a whole without looking like overkill.

And, as always, when it comes to rings and such things, a fresh mani is a great idea. Not only will your lovely hands be ready for all this attention, but it’s a great excuse to book a mani. Because...mani.



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And because Chanel Méditerranée, our pick for this summer’s absolutely-no-question MUST-have. This oceanic blue is an on-point mix of teal meets murky seawater. It dries a bit muted, but will net you the compliments by the boatload without you even having to fish for them. Available at Chanel.com.

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Silver Disco Mirror Mani and Midi Ring by ISHARYA, seen in this Calvin Klein ad

 

How do you midi? Be sure to let us know with #isharyamidiring.


 

 

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[Photo Blog] Indian Wedding Glam
Isharya

Bride or guest, illuminate with big fat jewels from our Indian bridal jewelry edit.

 

1. Because the mirror (jewelry) never lies. 

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Royal Filigree Tassel Lariat
Duo Royal Filigree Ring
Filigree Spoke Triple Ring
Prism Mirror Statement Hoop Earring
 

2. Think wedding day earring "wardrobe." 

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Filigree Spoke Ear Cuff
Mirror Gems Allure Hoop Earring
Royal Filigree Statement Earring

 

3. A whisper of gorgeous green & glimmer of gold. 

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Royal Filigree Long Necklace
Chartreuse Jaali Filigree Hoop Earrings

 

4. A delicate dangle of pearls that shimmy in time with the bridal beat. 

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Teardrop Royal Filigree Pearl Earring

 

5. Be bold in gold - try earrings, a necklace, and an edgy knuckle ring.

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Royal Filigree Long Necklace
Royal Filigree Tassel Lariat
Royal Filigree Knuckle Ring
Filigree Spoke Front Hoop Earring

 

6. Put style at your fingertips - or tip - with a fingertip ring and coordinating earring.

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Royal Filigree Fingertip Ring

Royal Filigree Short Earring

7. You've captured the key to his heart - think of pretty jewelry as extra insurance. 

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Royal Filigree Tassel Lariat
Duo Royal Filigree Ring
Mirror Gems Allure Hoop Earring

8. Tie on a no-hassle tassel!

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Royal Filigree Tassel Lariat

 

9. Mirror, mirror on ... my ears!

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Prism Mirror Statement Hoop Earring

  

10. Going green is always in style.

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Chartreuse Jaali Filigree Hoop Earrings

11. Touch up tradition with a hint - and glint - of edge.

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Filigree Spoke Triple Ring



12. Because more is more... stylish, fabulous, and fun.

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Filigree Spoke Triple Ring
Duo Royal Filigree Ring
Royal Filigree Fingertip Ring


13. Filigree with pretty pedigree. 

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Filigree Spoke Front Hoop Earring


 

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[Photo Blog] Bridal Bling
Isharya

Enjoy our top ways to bling out your wedding look from our mirror collection favorites.

 

1. Earrings with an edge - literally. 

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Deco Mirror Stud Earring

  

2. Some studs that speak softly - but not.

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Mirror Gems Round Stud Earring
 

 

3. Sassy earcuffs to add drama (of the right kind). 

 
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Deco Mirror Cascade Ear Cuff Earrings

 

4. Ready.... Set.... Get coordinated.

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Prism Mirror Pearl Drop Pendant
Mirror Gems Round Stud Earring
Deco Mirror Stud Earring


5. An eyecatching necklace is a must.

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Prism Mirror Pearl Drop Pendant
Mirror Gems Round Stud Earring
Deco Mirror Stud Earring
 

6. Decorative decolletage.

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Deco Mirror Hand Bracelet
 
 

7. A necklace statement. 

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Deco Mirror Hand Bracelet
 
 

8. More is more. 

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Deco Mirror Hand Bracelet
Deco Mirror Stud Earring
Mirror Gems Round Stud Earring
Deco Mirror Cascade Ear Cuff Earrings

9. One of each & why not? 

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Deco Mirror Hand Bracelet
Deco Mirror Stud Earring
Mirror Gems Round Stud Earring
Deco Mirror Cascade Ear Cuff Earrings
Prism Mirror Pearl Drop Pendant


10. One word: layers.

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Prism Mirror Pearl Drop Pendant

11. Be pretty in pearls. 

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Prism Mirror Pearl Drop Pendant
 
 

From traditional nuptials to glam wedding soirees, our bridal edit will ensure your wedding jewelry shines as bright as you.

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