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10 Favorite Astley Clarke Bracelets & Their Influential Meanings

Loving the newest trend of stacking and layering, mixing metals, and personalization? We've got the designer for you! Meet Astley Clarke! Astley Clarke inspires the "modern, intelligent woman to wear fashion fine jewelry every day."

Astley Clarke is speaking to a new generation of jewelry-buyers. She works to create fun and trendy charm bracelets, which she likes to call "grown up friendship bracelets." These beaded bracelets come in a variety of colors and all have a charm on the end with an important and influential meaning. They look pretty worn alone or layered together to create that pefect "arm candy" look. Astley Clarke bracelets are refined yet easy to wear, intelligent and joyful.

We love how all the charms on these bracelets have a special meaning attached to them. Take a look at our 10 favorite Astley Clarke bracelets and read about the special meaning behind them:

How To Incorporate Greenery In Your Jewelry [Pantone 2017 Color]

A new year brings along a new Pantone color of the year. For 2017 the winner is... greenery; a refreshing and zesty yellow-green shade that represents the first day of spring when nature's greens restore and renew. Greenery is the symbol of new beginnings and the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose. With this new color, Pantone invites people to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.  

Pantone sees greenery as the color that represents what we see taking place in our global culture, which serves as an expression of mood and attitude.

Fashion designers and influencers of the world look forward to this announcement every year as it plays a major role in the fashion world. And the Pantone color of the year goes beyond clothing; jewelry designers often take inspiration from this announcement, incorporating it into their own collections.

We took a look through our beautiful fashion jewelry collection to bring you some pieces that feature this important greenery color. When wearing any of these pieces, you'll be representing a new beginning and look fabulous while doing it!

Boston Blogger's Wish List Picks [Holiday 2016]

Still looking for the perfect gift for the fashion-lover in your life? It can be hard to find a piece that she'll love wearing, and one that isn't going to go out of style any time soon. That's why we teamed up with some of Boston's best fashion bloggers to get an inside look on what jewelry is on their wish lists this Holiday season.

These are some of the most stylish girls in the city, with a wide range of looks and aesthetics. No matter what her style is, we've got you covered. You can never go wrong when getting advice from any of these fabulous ladies!

Take a look at the most fashion-forward gift guide you'll see this year, and make sure to follow these trendy fashionistas for constant style inspiration:

The Essential 8 Pieces Every Woman Should Own [Holiday 2016]

A fine jewelry collection should last a lifetime, maybe even having some pieces to pass down to younger generations. It should last longer than your clothes in your closet, and creating it deserves as much attention or maybe more than your fashionable wardrobe. 

The journey of building your collection starts by investing in core pieces. In this gift guide, we've provided you with eight essentials that are all must-haves. These pieces are the foundation that allows you to create a signature look. They are the starting point of showing you how to mix and match, add colors you wouldn't usually go for, and learn how to layer and stack to make volume. 

Whether you're shopping for yourself this Holiday season or looking to help build your significant other's jewelry collection, you can't go wrong with these eight jewelry essentials! 

Gift Ideas For Any Guy In Your Life [Holiday 2016]

Have a guy in your life that you're looking to shop for this year? Sometimes finding that perfect gift for him can prove to be a little difficult! Beyond golf accessories, ties, and the other classics, there are some unique and long-lasting gifts that you can buy to step up his style game. 

We're here to help! In this year's gift guide for him, you'll find unique gifts for any guy in your life that will also bring his style up a notch. Here are some of our top picks for this Holiday season:

Gift Ideas For The Stylish Woman In Your Life [Holiday 2016]

It's that time of year again, the holiday season is upon us! It seems to come quicker and quicker each year, don't you think? With the endless gift options, we know how difficult it can be to choose a gift for someone special. Of course, you want to get her something she will love wearing everyday. 

Well, not to worry, we are here to help! In this year's holiday gift guide, we've narrowed down a few of our favorite gift ideas from fashion jewelry to timepieces that can be given to any woman in your life.

Save yourself the headache of choosing the perfect gift with this fail-proof list: