It would be very easy for us to run to Van Cleef and suggest a $20,000 pair of earrings, which would melt of the heart and dazzle the eyes. However, we've never been known to take the easy way out.
For the longest time we were sticklers to the finest quality jewelry. After a bit of reflection-- and adult obligations-- we've come to realize that you don't always need to invest a bundle to enjoy great looking jewelry. We've recently grown fond of large checkerboard faceted gemstone hanging earrings. The look is elegant and punctuates most any outfit and hair style.
HSN may be the last destination you imagine when shopping for jewelry but you may want to consider browsing through Carol Brodie's Rarities collection, which includes the aforesaid earrings, priced at $299. We suggest going with the Prasiolite stone, which is subtle and easily flatters almost any outfit.
While you're on the site, don't miss the diamond feather drop earrings, which are about $1,160. That's a bit pricey for play jewelry but you can see how this gets addictive.
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