The Power of Purple

September 25, 2013

Well, sorry I missed a week. A variety of things happened....a friend of mine had surgery for a brain tumor and then I came down with a nasty virus and ten days later I am finally getting back on my feet.  By the way, my friend is doing really, really well.

As you know, jewelry and fashion go hand in hand. While I was recuperating I had a chance to catch up on my fashion reading. So. Much. Fun. This will be the first of a series on fashion and jewelry. Let's dish!

Purple is the IT color of luxury and passion, of princely robes and papal vestments, dazzling gems and florid prose. And now it is one of the reigning colors of the season.

Moving from the runway to the jewel box, here are some beautiful dresses and amethyst and purple hued gemstones to kick off the fall season.



From L-R: Fall 2013 looks from the collections of Elie Saab, Zac Posen Carolina Herrera and Anna Sui. Photos courtesy of WWD


Versace, fall 2013. Photo courtesy of GoRunway

Amethyst Buccellati earrings. Photo courtesy of Buccellati, Town & Country Magazine 

Roksanda Ilincic, fall 2013. Photo courtesy of GoRunway.

Bulgari diva pearl and rubellite earrings. Photo courtesy of Bulgari


Hemmerle amethyst and garnet earrings. Photo courtesy of Hemmerle, W Magazine


Amethyst, diamond, silver and 18 karat gold ear pendants by Taffin. Photo courtesy of Taffin by James de Givenchy

 Alberta Ferretti, fall 2013. Photo courtesy GoRunway.

Wendy Brandes amethyst and tsavorite Marie Antoinette earrings. Photo courtesy of Wendy Brandes

Sorab & Roshi amethyst and green aventurine leaf earrings. Photo courtesy of Sorab & Roshi, 1stdibs. 


Martin Katz amethyst and diamond grape earring. Photo courtesy of Martin Katz.


Mrs. Jones

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