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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? 

XO
Mercantile

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

Easter Best

Easter Best

Easter is coming up fast, and seriously, what's not to love about it?  Any excuse to have brunch, celebrate Spring with our family and friends and of course buy a dress.  You'll continue to wear a new Easter dress throughout the spring and summer to weddings, baby showers and date nights. And best of all, most of these items can be dressed up or down, so, why not?

A beautiful and whimsical jacket over a simple, textured shift dress is a modern take on your Easter Best and Red Valentino knows how to do classics with a spunky twist.  This jacket will quickly become one of your signature pieces - pair it over dark wash skinny jeans and a crisp white shirt for a lunch meeting or throw it over a black cocktail dress for an evening event - add a delicate black suede pump or a metallic sandal to complete the holiday look.  

Red Valentino Broderie Anglaise Jacket, Theory Shift Dress
and Maya J 14K Gold White Gold and Diamond Flower Pendant Necklace

We're loving the sixties vibe of this festive dress from 'S Max Mara.  Pair the dress with some statement earrings and a lace up flat à la Aquazzurra to finish it off.  You won't want to wait long before you wear it again, we suggest adding a shrunken leather jacket and bootie for a girls night out.

'S Max Mara Silk trapeze dress and Loren Stewart Sterling Silver Cuff

A new Easter dress is the perfect opportunity to add a little color to your wardrobe and invest in an item that can be worn to any and all of your Spring and Summer events.

XO
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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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