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Naturally Neutral

Naturally Neutral

We love print and pattern, but sometimes it's nice to keep things neutral. Think cream, tan, khaki, grey, charcoal, taupe and white with rich brown and burgundy thrown in.  With tonal colors and a variety of texture and fabrications - cable knit cashmere, leather, suede fur, patterned silk and of course a little animal print - this look is anything but boring. 

From L to R: Rag & Bone suede moto clutch, Vince cashmere funnel neck sweater, Derek Lam 10 Crosby handkerchief hem skirt, Kismet by Milka star diamond necklace & Rene Escobar bangles.

Don't be afraid to layer and play with proportion, when you colors are calm you can get a little wild with your styling.

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If All of the raindrops were diamonds...

If All of the raindrops were diamonds...

If you're lucky enough to be born in April, you know that you hit the jackpot when it comes to birthstones.  Diamonds are said to increase the wearers inner strength and also provide balance and clarity.  And, of course, we can't forget that diamonds are the ultimate symbol of eternal love.

Just because diamonds are a classic stone, filled with symbolism and meaning doesn't mean they can't be worn in a way that is youthful and interesting.  By playing with proportion, stone color and silhouette, your diamond jewelry will be fresh, not stuffy.

In honor of Diamond Month, we've chosen a few of our favorite pieces that feature the stone.

From Top Left: Kismet by Milka Geometric Triangle Ring with White Diamonds,
Maya J Thin Cuff Diamond Bangle, Sara Weinstock Evil Eye Pendant, 
Maya J Geometric Diamond Necklace,
Kismet by Milka 5 Chain Necklace with White Diamond Disk, 
Loren Stewart Gold Ring with White Diamonds, 
Kismet by Milka Mini Size Star Necklace with White Diamonds,
Loren Stewart Long Bar Earring with 4 diamonds, Sara Weinstock Bezeled Diamond Bangle

Whether or not you are born in April, it's difficult to deny that diamonds are truly special.  And really, who can resist their spectacular sparkle and romantic meaning? 

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SAVE THE DATE: 
Maya J Trunk Show
April 23-26
Shop the Spring Collection and meet Maya J Rep Jaclene

Love @ First sight

Love @ First sight

Valentine's Day is only a few days away.  The sitter's been booked, dinner reservations have been made and the flowers are on order.  But what about a gift?  Whether you're dropping hints to your spouse or shopping for a loved one, we have you covered.

A piece of jewelry is a classic Valentine's Day gift - venture outside the box a bit with a gold necklace that will make a subtle statement whether it's paired with a denim shirt or a cocktail dress.  

Kismet by Milka 14K Rose Gold Medallion Bar Necklace

For the man or woman who has everything you can spell out your sentiments with this graphic and luxurious throw pillow.

Rani Arabella Cashmere Love Pillow

Although lingerie is a traditional gift, it is also very risky.  Choose a delicate camisole that can easily be layered under a sweater or a blouse instead of something overly sexy.  This will delight the recipient instead of offend her.

Zimmerli Prive Cami available in ecru, black or blush

A cashmere sweater in a bright and festive color will quickly become a wardrobe favorite and will inspire romantic memories every time she wears it.

WHITE + WARREN CLASSIC CREW NECK CASHMERE SWEATER

A striped shirt is a modern and unexpected Valentine's gift that can easily be paired with jeans.  This is an affordable piece that transcends age and is equally appropriate for your daughter or your mom.  

California Tailor sea shore pink beach pop over

If all else fails, a modern diamond band or pavé diamond studs will make any woman happy.

LOREN STEWART 14K YELLOW GOLD MANN RING AND
MAYA J NEW YORK 14K ROSE GOLD PAVE DIAMOND STUDS

You can give extravagantly or subtly on this romantic holiday, but it's important to remember that love and support throughout the year will make your gift that much sweeter.

XO
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