Femme Metale’s “Big Cinnabar” ring is the most dramatic in their collection. It features a real cinnabar bead cut in half and set in a smooth bezel and is cast in fine 925 sterling silver. To me, it also kind of looks like an old-fashioned ink stamp so it’s a piece of art and a jewelry piece all in one!
Treat your hand to this ring. You won’t be sorry!
These earrings were created by meticulously wrapping sterling silver wire. They can complement just about any outfit you can think of whether it be casual or dressy.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen or heard of earrings made to look like barnacles, which is exactly why I want these! Who wants earrings that every other girl and her mom has? Not me!
It’s safe to say, Asian Americans Dollaya and Linda love jewelry.
Linda got her start managing her family’s jewelry business in Thailand. After college, she got her graduate gemology (G.G.) degree from the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, Calif.
Dollaya took a detour from management consulting, marketing and finance, to earn her G.G. degree from GIA in New York, NY. Together, the friends founded Dahlia Blu.
And as true jewelry lovers, Dollaya and Linda embrace all styles of jewelry, from modern to funky to handcrafted. Their hammered sterling silver double ribbon ring, however, is a crowd pleaser all around. Modern and sculptural, but with a handcrafted hammered texture.
Ooo, are you guys in for a treat today!
We’ve worked with New York-based jewelry designer Tina Tang practically since the inception of Audrey Magazine seven years ago. Her designs are not just consistently lovely, she’s constantly tweaking and updating for just that of-the-moment flair. And one thing we’ve always noticed about her designs is that they look so much more beautiful and amazing on and in person than pictures could ever convey.
Case in point: Tina Tang’s sterling silver “Hammered Moon” necklace. So simple in its execution, and yet the detailing — the delicate chain, the handcrafted hammered texture that reflects light like you wouldn’t believe, and the perfect length so it hangs just under and between your collar bones, drawing all eyes to your best features. The silver has some serious heft and not only does it feel cool on your skin, it even made me look like I had some color. The perfect summer necklace.
I could go on and on, but I’m going to stop yammering now, except to say this. Tina Tang’s “Hammered Moon” necklace, which retails for $149, is yours for free if you win this week’s Thank Goodness It’s Free Fridays giveaway.
And a lucky second winner will get Tina Tang’s equally gorgeous “Crescent” necklace — a stunning sliver version of the Hammered Moon — which retails for $165. I’m so jealous!
Start commenting now! You have until Wednesday, May 12 at 11:59 pm.
And remember, if you don’t win, you can still get Tina Tang’s necklaces at AudreyShops. Good luck!