It's Baaaaackkkkk. The Choker Trend!

Love it or hate it, the Choker Necklace trend is back with a vengeance this year! All over the runways, but with some unique twists...

2018 Jewelry Trends and the Choker | Laura James Jewelry Blog

Lots of ideas there, but I prefer these delicate alternatives: 

Choker Jewelry Trend | Laura James Jewelry | Jewelry Blog

The Gold Choker is Back! | Jewelry Trends 2018 on the Laura James Jewelry Blog

What's your preference? Not ready to take the dive, yet? I actually have several necklace options that can be worn as almost chokers in my latest MidCentury Necklace Collection... in case you want to gently jump on the bandwagon!

Enjoy :)



photos via pinterest

"Extra Special" is The Jewelry Trend for 2018

Jade Jagger Carved Sapphire Ring

Year after year we swing back and forth from "SILVER is the new Gold!" or "Delicate Jewelry is IN for Spring!"but this latest trend is the one I am most excited about. In fact, to me, it's not a trend at all. It's just finally gained more momentum because Art Jewelry is now more available than ever before.

Art translates in a very different way from a Trend...it's personal. Like a painting that grabs you the moment you see it, THIS is what we're talking about with the "Extra Special" jewelry trend. 

It's Attachment. Jewelry that speaks to you when you see it. Moves you. Maybe it's a sentimental piece, maybe it was made by someone that you know...or maybe it's a reason you can't even explain.

Here are a few examples of jewelry that speaks to me:

Carved Gemstone Rings by Jade Jagger

Jade Jagger Carved Emerald Ring


Enamel Earrings

Turquoise Enamel Diamond Earrings Teardrop on the Laura James Jewelry Blog


A Vintage French Buckle Ring

French Diamond Gold Buckle Ring on the Laura James Jewelry blog

Monica Sordo Stone Choker

Art Jewelry by Monica Sordo Agate Choker Necklace on the Laura James Jewelry Blog

Gold Gryphon Cuff Bracelet by Sopho Gongliashvili

Gryphon Gold Cuff Bracelet by Sopho Gongliashvili on the Laura James Jewelry BlogSopho Gongliashvili Gryphon Bracelet



And there ya have it...a few of the many Extra Special pieces of jewelry out there that inspire me. That I would love to have. That I will keep on my running Wish List. 

How about you? What are some pieces of jewelry that move you?




A Jewelry Organizer to Die For

Found: a Jewelry traveller that I am in LOVE with! This studded mosaic zip case is at the top of my Wish List...

Marrakesh Zip Case Travel Jewelry Wallet | Laura James Jewelry Blog

Marrakesh Jewelry Organizer

Gold studs, cream leather, AND anti-tarnish lining! Swoon. Now I just need to find a place to go...

*It's 25% off via Wayfair $111.99 (orig. $149) :)

Totally Terrazzo

Terrazzo Floor Fabulous

Terrazzo is having a moment and I am beyond thrilled. To me the Midcentury mosaic wonder is basically jewelry for the home! 

I first fell in love with the material as a young child in my Grandfather's home. It was a sprawling modern Asian style with Terrazzo floors. The metallics drew me in and I was surprised that there was a material that could make something as mundane as a floor sparkle.

What actually is Terrazzo? It's pieces of marble and granite suspended in concrete. Doesn't sound so sparkly, but the finished product can add as much color as a painting. It's a perfect way to artfully brighten up a room or give hint of shimmer to a high-traffic area, like a floor.

Here are a few examples...I even found a pair of Terrazzo Earrings!


Anthropologie Terrazzo Coffee Table on the Laura James Jewelry Blog

Terrazzo Bowls by Sevak Gargarian

Terrazzo Earrings Etsy

Photos: Anthropologie table; Sevak Zargarian bowls; Etsy 


Open House POP UP Dec 7

Holiday Pop Up Shop starts Thursday, December 7 in Charlotte! 

Gifts galore from Laura James Jewelry, Susie Collins Jordan Paintings, Kids Clothing, Handpainted ornaments, Beautycounter and more. Don't Miss this event!

Holiday Pop Up Shop Charlotte featuring Laura James Jewelry on Hampton Avenue


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