Dawson’s Creek Cast Reunites and We Find Joey an Engagement Ring

The cast of TV obsession Dawson’s Creek, that ran from 1998-2003, has reunited! Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, the once angst-y teen TV stars turned adult screen actors came together to celebrate the hit show’s 20th anniversary with a photo shoot for the magazine. It’s the first time they’ve all been in the same room in two decades, but watching the group interview no one seemed to miss a beat.


The attending castmates—which included Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, Michelle Williams, James Van Der Beek, Kerr Smith, Meredith Monroe, Busy Philipps, Mary Beth Peil—discussed details about the show’s creative decisions like Joey choosing Pacey in the end. Although Katie nervously faltered in answering whether she agreed with the love triangle’s conclusion, we’re #TeamPacey all the way. But, it did get us thinking about what Joey’s engagement bling would have looked like from each of her great loves.

 

We imagine a Joey and Dawson engagement ring to be statement-making. As the do-the-right-thing type who stayed the straight-and-narrow path to love, we think Dawson would have gone the traditional route with a white-gold or silver band and large centerpiece diamond. The cushion cut is similar to the diamond earrings he gave Joey to wear in the Anti-Prom episode (pictured above), but he might up the stakes with eye-catching sapphire accent stones.

Traditional is not a word we’d use to describe Pacey Witter. He was a lover and a fighter, who traveled a winding road…usually to Joey. In the same Anti-Prom episode Pacey comments that Joey’s earrings are not her and too “gaudy”. He says the bracelet she’s wearing, which belonged to her mother, is “simple and elegant” like her. So we imagine a romantic, timeless engagement ring that, although not gaudy, is still unique—a floral design in mixed metal with a soft, baby blue diamond.

Here is a fun shopping list of vintage and antique engagement rings that they might have picked:

Pacey:

Dawson:

 

 

 

 

Happy Chinese New Year! Accessories to Celebrate the Year of the Dog

This Friday, February 16th is Chinese New Year! And the festive holiday got us thinking about one of the oldest civilizations in the world. They started producing jewelry 5000 years ago! That means traditional Chinese jewelry comes with some seriously deeply rooted cultural influences and religious beliefs—the kind worth celebrating.

1900-1930 Chinese Sterling Silver Enamel Jade Bracelet

Old Deco Chinese Diaspora 900 Silver Cuff Bracelet

We can see it in the selection of metal, gemstones, and iconography used to produce their pieces. A lot of jewelry is made out of silver—mainly from Mexico and Peru— because the country bought so much of it from Europe and Japan in the 16th and 17th century. While Jade, which we can’t go without mentioning if we’re talking about Chinese jewelry, was the most popular gemstone. It represented highly regarded qualities in the culture like durability, grace, beauty, morality, and connection to the divine—jade talismans were for this reason.

 

Carnelian Enamel Buddha Ring

 

Antique Chinese Silver Kylin with Turquoise, Coral and Bone Bead Silver Chain Necklace

But maybe even more distinctly Chinese than jade in the jewelry is the appearance of iconography, especially the dragon. The mythical creature is a real symbol of power and good luck in China. It’s probably only rivaled by The Buddha. Also, there are other less recognized icons to bring you just as many good vibes. The cicada insect is a symbol of rebirth and immortality. The Chinese Phoenix is a messenger of happiness, and represents justice and graciousness. And the kylin (or qilin) is a mythical creature that’s considered a good omen and one that indicates the brith or death of a great leader. You can find antique dog pieces in the fine jewelry market, especially in terms of Victorian eras, Georgian, and Art Deco examples. Here are some of our fun Dog themed picks, in the hopes this year of the dog will be a great one:

Jewelry Alert, Emerald City: Budget Friendly Alternatives to the Striking Gemstone

The Golden Globes 2018 gave us a lot, like a rousing speech from Oprah Winfrey while accepting the Golden Globes’ annual Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award. Female solidarity through a dress code of all black.

Celebrities reportedly collaborated on the statement-making all black color scheme in December, but we’re wondering if there weren’t also whispers among some of the ladies about going green with their jewelry. Zoe Kravitz, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Issa Rae, and Debra Messing were a few of the actresses who brought emerald city to the carpet. It’s a less featured color so it was kind of perfect for the unique tone at this year’s Globes, popping against the various beautiful range of skin tones.  But…emerald’s do cost top dollar. Don’t let that discourage you though! We’ve got great options that can help you get the look for less. Shop the new power color below in an array of glamorous choices!

And tell us, would you go green with the emerald trend?

Kate Spade New York Bright Idea Stud Earrings 

 

KENDRA SCOTT Elaina Birthstone Bracelet 

Lab-Created Emerald and White Sapphire Ring in Sterling Silver

 

 

Sterling Silver 5mm Round Simulated Gemstone Earrings

 

Emerald Stackable Ring

 

GlitZ Finery Multi Row Crystal Station Accent Necklace

 

Lab-Created Emerald Necklace 10K Yellow Gold

Colors in Rhythm Earrings Lab-Created Emeralds Sterling Silver

 

Celebrating the Color Green on Sarara Couture: Please check out our options!

 

The Best Bling from the Golden Globes 2018 Red Carpet Blackout

Celebrities are usually out to make a fashion statement when they walk the red carpet. But, for the Golden Globes 2018 tv and movie stars, as well as other notable names, used fashion to make a statement. Being called the the “blackout“, female and male attendees wore black in protest for equal rights and solidarity with sexual assault victims. The #timesup was a cry of support throughout instagram. With everyone in a single color to represent many voices, the ladies each signed their declarative support of women’s rights uniquely with their jewelry. And here are the ones that caught our eye the most.

 

Jessica Biel

Image via Justin’s instagram account. Jessica wore Bulgari earrings and a stack of diamond bracelets.

Tracee Ellis Ross Instagram image: Marc Jacobs dress, Irene Neuwirth earrings. Custom pearl and gold Irene Neuwirth ring.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis via her feed, wearing Harry Winston jewelry.

Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown in Repossi diamond ear cuffs.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Via Instagram Catherine Zeta-Jones Lorraine Schwartz

Katherine Langford

Tricia Durrant Instagram image of Katherine Langford’s Hair jewelry.

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz Instagram: Zoe Kravitz in Lorraine Schwartz

 

Get The Look: How Future Brit-Bride Meghan Markle Does Accessories.

With just a few weeks left until the New Year, Meghan Markle just became the hottest topic of 2017. Fans know her as associate Rachel Zane from the hit TV show Suits. Some may know her as well um….Prince Harry’s fiance. Following the recent news of their engagement, the media thrust Meghan Markle into the spotlight. She revealed in a BBC interview that she’s not used to so much public attention despite being an actress. Now her career, ethnicity, relationship-history, and family are the subject of a lot of scrutiny: is she British royal material or isn’t she, blah blah – Simply put we trust a lady whose favorite accessory is a beagle named Bogart.

First and foremost she is…one stylish gal! And she documents all in her fashion blog Meghan’s Mirror. We checked out how the most famous American girl in Britain does style via her Instagram account. Two words: American-Sportswear.

 

OOTD

Think the iconic white button-down. It seems to be a go-to piece for Meghan’s daytime looks. She often pairs it with a skinny jean or pencil skirt and classic pointed pumps. Not surprising since these separates make a super comfortable, practical, and versatile ootd. Get the look by accessorizing them with a nondescript handbag and one piece of understated arm candy.

meghan markle style get the look

Hermes sterling and 18k bracelet

1960s Gucci black handbag 

Banana Republic Parker-Fit White Boyfriend Tunic 

Meghan also likes her aviators. She is a repeat sunglass offender on Instagram, we of course follow her account.

Red Carpet

There are a more aspect to the bride-to-be’s red carpet style though. Fans of Meghan’s fashion might notice that she keeps her hemlines short—midi to mini—showing off her fit legs. She tends to skip prints in favor of solids with textured detailing. The look is usually finished with a clutch. She seems to love classics as her go to jewelry, stacked rings or bracelets, small diamond necklaces and even a watch…She likes a little sparkle, and keeps a simps foundation for her accessories. meghan marble red carpet get the look

Trifari Old Hollywood Bracelet 

Wilardy black lucite clutch 

Missguided Mesh & Lace Minidress 

 

 

Meghan also seems to have mastered—hats! Her everyday outfits are comfy and classic. And she sometimes adds a dressed-down topper like a straw fedora or baseball cap to finish off her incognito cool. Sure, she’s usually donning hats when she’s on holiday in coastal Europe or hanging out with one of her uber-famous friends—ya know, regular people stuff.  Here are our picks:

If you want to make Meghan’s accessory hack yours, shop these hats.

 

Saks Fifth Avenue Small Fedora with Genuine Leather Band

Ebbets Field Flannels® for J.Crew Brooklyn Eagles ball cap

 

Cuyana Panama Hat

 

J.Crew Wide-brim packable straw hat

 

River Island Black wide brim chain trim fedora hat

 

Ivy Park khaki baseball cap

 

Lack of Color Ultra Wide Spencer Boater

 

Is Meghan Markle’s style the right amount of cool? Leave a comment!

*All images of Meghan belong to her via her Instagram account.