In her most famous novel Gigi, French novelist Colette said one should never wear artistic jewelry for it wrecks one’s reputation. We, however, could not disagree more!
In fact, we believe that adorning oneself with ornamental embellishments not only enhances both one’s status and character, but it brings out a side of one’s personality that may otherwise be veiled. Another benefit of wearing fanciful jewelry? Well, according to 1930s Olympic figure skater/Hollywood film star Sonja Henie, it takes people’s minds off your wrinkles!
Perhaps the best reason, though, for accenting your ensemble with a hodgepodge of baubles, bangles and beads is because it’s just plain fun to do. It’s sort of like a grown-up version of playing dress-up. So we’re happy to share with you some of Atlantic City’s most glamorous, whimsical and, of course, artistic jewelry around so you can look enchanting and entrancing this spring and all year long.
Wolf Fine Jewelers at The Pier Shops at Caesars
Wolf now carries Alex and Ani, eco-friendly items that adorn the body, enlighten the mind and empower the spirit. Powerful positive symbols are incorporated into each and every piece, providing a vehicle for the wearer to express her individuality in an organic and spiritual way. At Wolf, you’ll find Alex and Ani’s pretty adjustable bangles, all made in the U.S. entirely out of recycled materials.
Top Drawer (Harrah’s) & Caesars Exclusively (Caesars)
King Baby (a term originated by Sigmund Freud referring to a mental condition where a person believes the world revolves around him) is an ultra edgy men’s jewelry line that’s deeply rooted in the spirit of rock 'n’ roll. Handcrafted in the USA, it unites sterling silver with precious stones, 18K gold, onyx beads and leather, while insinuating an air of freedom and strong personal identity.
Jimmy Crystal Jewelry is the perfect bling for a glitzy resort such as ours. Encrusted with sparkling Swarovski crystals, it looks much more expensive than it really is.
Tiffany & Co. at The Pier Shops at Caesars
Tiffany & Co. has recently announced the new Olive Leaf Collection from famed jewelry designer Paloma Picasso. The Olive Leaf Collection is inspired by the olive branch, a symbol of peace and abundance. It also celebrates botanical gardens and natural beauty. Paloma, much like her famous artistic father Pablo, has a brilliant eye for color, which you’ll see in her combinations of colorful gemstones and precious metals. We’re especially fond of the Olive Leaf cabochon rings with diamonds in 18 karat gold, the Olive Leaf cuff in 18 karat gold and the striking Olive Leaf bib necklace with tsavorites in 18 karat gold.
Zephyr Gallery at The Quarter at Tropicana
Unusual, artsy and affordable, Jillbeads feature a creative assortment of crystals, rhinestones, glass, enamels and resins. The versatility of this jewelry has enhanced its popularity as these items can be worn with both dressy and casual fashions. Jillbeads are known for their whimsical color combinations and unique shapes.
Insiders’ Tip: Zephyr Gallery is presently hosting a trunk show for Jillbeads. Running through April 30, the gallery will have a large selection of this quirky contemporary handcrafted jewelry on-hand.
Revolution Jewelers at Revel
Charles Krypell was actually a sculptor prior to becoming an internationally-renowned jewelry designer. You can see how Krypell’s sculpting talent and his penchant for three-dimensional media are incorporated into every piece, pushing the boundaries of design. His extensive use of color coupled with gorgeous diamonds and gemstones also blend perfectly to create his unique and distinctive designs. Krypell focuses on the all-around design of the metal and how it embraces the stone which, like a piece of sculpture, is meant to be enjoyed from multiple approaches and dimensions. As for Krypell’s philosophy on the ladies, “A woman needs to be animated,” exclaims Charles. “She needs to live life to the fullest.” We couldn’t agree more.
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Caché at The Quarter at Tropicana
Haven’t purchased your Easter outfit yet? No worries. Pop into Caché at The Quarter where they have a huge selection of dresses, skirts, blouses and slacks that are perfect for any festive spring occasion. Even better – right now you can take 50 percent off Caché’s entire Spring I collection, which includes Riviera Radiance and Parisian Call. Beginning this week, all new marked-down dresses start at $39 and they’ll take another 10 percent off clearance sportswear. Plus, there’s always a sale room at Caché at the Trop – with prices starting as low as $9!