Smart Jewelry: post 1 - Be Sparkling! A bracelet that combines with any outfit!

This bracelet is part of my new special jewelry selection: Smart Jewelry.
Here you will find pieces that will make your life easier without having to renounce on the 'sparkle' within you!
Thought for all those women (like me) that often don't have the time to look for a proper jewel to combine to that specific outfit.
In the 'Smart Jewelry' posts you will find all the easy wearable jewelry that you can wear with any outfit!
This is nr one:

Chunky bracelet in shiny silvertone and black.

DoriKri Etsy shop
This bracelet is made by using rings that are thick and have a diameter of 2 cm.
The main chain is silvery and has a diameter of 2,5 cm.
The small jumprings are black.
The jumprings are electroplated, anti-allergic and nickel-free.

The total length of the bracelet as on the picture is 24 cm.
I can custom make this bracelet and even add a fitting necklace or earrings if you wish!
More info you can find in my Etsy shop!

Tunisian traditional goldsmith art

Ultimamente sto viaggiando spesso per la Tunisia, un paese che piano piano sto scoprendo e oggi vi voglio presentare quella che è l'arte orafa tradizionale tunisina.

Le donne qui amano MOLTISSIMO l'oro... lavorato e/o la filigrana... delle pietre c'è ne sono molto poche.
Per loro conta soprattutto che sia in oro, tanto lavorato e molto vistoso.
Per coloro che non se lo possono permettere (e non rinunciano!!) c'è una vasta scelta dello stesso gusto, ma in argento placcato oro a 14 karati.
Preparatevi a vedere dei pezzi davvero eccentrici!

A' la prochaine!!! (Alla prossima!)

Lately I'm often traveling to Tunisia, a country that with each trip I'm slowly exploring. 
Today I want to share with you something new I discovered: the traditional Tunisian goldsmith's art.
I noticed that Tunisian women love a LOT gold jewelry specially when it's richly worked and/or filigree.

There is very little or almost none stone jewelry. It is VERY important for the jewelry piece to be in 24 -karat gold, be very showy and extremely richly worked.

For those who cannot afford it (and don't want to give it up!!) there is a wide choice of the same taste jewels, but silver -plated 14 -karat gold.

Get ready to see some really quirky pieces !

A ' la prochaine !!!

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Black Jade

This statement necklace features a real black jade pendant and irregular shaped pearls. The jade pendant is really big and hand carved.
 When I saw this huge big 10cm black jade pendant (3'93) I fell in love with it!
How was I going to set it in?

I thought of contrasts: black/white - big/small, in any case it had to be oriental and natural...

These pearls are 1,5cm (0,59) long, absolutely imperfect and they do fit wonderfully!
Is there anything more to say about it?

The length of the necklace as on the picture is 70cm (27'52) long.
Each pearl-chain on each side is 29cm (10'33) (11'41)long.