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The Bold and the Beautiful

Statement jewelry is back in a big way, and my favorite LA-based jewelry designer, Devon Leigh, has some offerings right in line with this trend. I love the naturalistic style of her pieces, and the unique way she utilizes her materials. I have a couple pairs of her earrings, and would love to add some of these pieces to my collection.

Green tuquoise and amethyst necklace, $825.

Lapis nugget and amber CZ necklace, $675.

Black Drusy Quartz wire wrapped ring $325. (stone dipped in 24K gold, wire is 14K)

18K gold-dipped cuff, $245.

Figure eight earrings, $240.

Amethyst slice pendant and gold chain, $750. Isn’t this just stunning???

Gold and amber circle earrings (5″ long), $495. I love amber but you so rarely see it paired with gold.


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  1. September 18, 2008 / 2:11 pm

    That’s waaaaay too much temptation — I especially love the lapis piece.

  2. Anonymous
    September 18, 2008 / 3:10 pm

    Les boucles d’oreilles d’or et d’ambre sont particulièrement attrayantes, belle combinaison pour l’automne, ma saison favorite.


  3. September 18, 2008 / 3:26 pm

    Wow, this is gorgeous. I didn’t know about her. The prices are great (arrrggh.) Gold dipped usually does fine as earrings or a pendant… I would want to talk to them about the durability on a bracelet or ring.
    Can you hear me making purring, thrumming noises?

  4. September 18, 2008 / 10:41 pm

    Wow. Miss Janey wishes for all of it. Especially the first piece and the large amethyst pendant. Her birthstone is amethyst. Nice share, Deja Pseu.

  5. La Belette Rouge
    September 18, 2008 / 5:41 pm

    I love statement jewelry and I wear it even when it is not in. I first fell in love with it when I noticed the jewels on my mother’s BFF when I was just a little weasel. She had bracelets that I still dream of.

    If I am going to wear jewelry it is going to be noticed. No subtle little chains or simple understatement for me, SVP!

    I don’t know Devon. But, I am delighted to learn about her! Thanks, DP!

    September 18, 2008 / 5:47 pm

    Memories:) I love Devon Leigh, and in my glory days of being a stylist I would frequent her 3rd street shop often…or was it on beverly blvd.? Anyway:) Fantastic post.


  7. September 19, 2008 / 4:55 pm

    Way too much temptation here. But I was unaware of this designer and her work is just the kind of statement jewelry I adore. Thanks for the link.

  8. Anonymous
    September 20, 2008 / 12:11 am

    I am so glad bold jewelry is back- I’ve always hated the ditsy stuff. The pieces here are gorgeous!

  9. September 20, 2008 / 1:26 am

    mater – I was specifically thinking of you when I posted that lapis piece. It’s got your name all over it. 😉

    Orane – l’autumne est ma saison favorite aussi! J’aime bien l’ambre.

    duchesse – I aim to tempt.

  10. September 20, 2008 / 1:28 am

    LBR – she has a boutique on 3rd just west of Fairfax (right next to Quality Food & Beverage, one of our favorite breakfast joints, which was how I discovered her designs).

    CC – yes it’s on 3rd. I think I’m going to have to pay a visit soon…

    miss janey – glad you enjoyed!

  11. September 20, 2008 / 1:30 am

    mardel – glad you like these pieces!

    janet – I don’t like the ditzy stuff either! Go bold or go home, that’s my jewelry philosophy!

  12. September 20, 2008 / 3:54 am

    I think that these pieces ROCK!
    Very organic and very cool especially the amethyst slice necklace.
    And I’m with La Belette.
    If you are going to wear jewelry…make it REAL and make it a statement.
    Just like with your Hermes scarves, if you’re going for the look, make it obvious.
    Hey, and when are you coming over to my Rodeo Drive hood to see my jewelry 😉

  13. September 20, 2008 / 2:07 pm

    belle – you’re on Rodeo, yes? Are you going to be there Monday?

  14. September 21, 2008 / 5:14 pm

    I’ll be in the office on Monday after 11:00.

  15. September 21, 2008 / 7:28 pm

    Ok, depending on how long my doctor’s appointment takes, I’ll try to stop in between there and the office.

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