Our Top Picks for the Week of August 27, 2018

So much special jewelry to love in this week’s top picks, from not-so-simple studs, to a French line ideal for tweens (and their moms!), to a modern way to reset that heirloom stone. Plus the only makeup brushes you’ll ever need, a perfect dress for fall transition, and finally, the cookbook you’ll want to please your Labor Day crowds.

Meaghan: Often, I have clients coming in to our shop looking for ideas for how they can reset a relatively large gemstone or diamond into something more wearable. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, The Circle Pendant. This is customizable to your choice of gem shape, size, and metal color, and you can pair it with your favorite chain or choose one from our collection. Wear this all day, every day, and get more use out of those heirloom gems! (Available at Alx&Co., as shown: 14k Rose Gold Circle Pendant set with a 4.4mm SI1 I-J round diamond: $1363 (plus your choice of chain). Also available in 14k rose, yellow, and white gold; platinum; and sterling silver)

Amy: Feed Your People is perfect for your Labor Day cookout. With recipes that feed 10 to 20 people from the likes of Alice Waters, Bryant Terry, and Preeti Mistry, you’re sure to fill bellies and make memories this holiday weekend! (Available at Red Barn Mercantile, $39.95)

Celeste: It’s hip to be square! Welcome Treisi jewelry to Kiskadee! These cube earrings are clean, simple, and oh-so-modern. Plus, they are lightweight, dainty, elegant, and classy. They are timeless and wonderfully affordable. (Available at Kiskadee, $38)

Angela: The professional-quality Antonym Make-Up Brushes are vegan certified, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly. The laser-cut synthetic bristles ensure exceptional softness and precision. Of all the brushes I’ve used over the years, I have never had any shedding while using these. I’ve used them exclusively since getting mine and, with a drawer full of brushes, that is really saying something. The best part of all is their prices! (Available at Bellacara, $15-$30)

Elizabeth: I am always on the lookout for jewelry for my tween daughter that is in that Goldilocks spot where it isn’t too mature but also isn’t too “baby,” as she would say. Walking the aisles of the gift show we found the sweetest line of jewelry: Titlee. The pieces are all made in France, are hypoallergenic, and made of enamel and gilded 24k gold. Don’t worry, there are great pieces for grown ups, as well. I must admit, I want a pair of the heart earrings for myself. (Available at The Hive, Grant Earrings, $69; Cranberry Necklace, $81)

Alicia: Long-sleeve dresses in lighter-weight fabrics are the best for layering while offering the most opportunity within your wardrobe. Add an over-sized sweater, either belted or unbelted, to take this style into cooler temperatures. The Malny Dress offers color and a nod to your sporty side with knit banded cuffs! (Available at TSALT, $395)


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