August 22 2014

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Editor Obsessions: Hortense Choupette Necklace


hortense-necklaceEvery day,’s editors reveal their current obsessions—and where to buy them. Check out today’s pick, below.

Scoring an exclusive interview with Choupette Lagerfeld was one of my greatest journalistic achievements, and I can think of no better way to commemorate the accomplishment than with this Choupette necklace by Hortense. The delicate rose-gold piece, with pointy ears and white diamond embellishments, can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry. It would also pair perfectly with the monogrammed pendant I had made in honor of my cat, Enid Marie Josephine. Some call it crazy, I call it love.

Hortense Choupette necklace, $298, Buy it now

Editor Obsessions: WWAKE’s Nestled Opal and Diamond Ring


Every day,’s editors reveal their current obsessions—and where to buy them. Check out today’s pick, below.


As someone with a deep love of opals (my birthstone) and the kind of delicate, unimposing jewelry that’s become synonymous with Williamsburg jewelry mecca Catbird, WWAKE is my favorite find this year. The fiery little stones are a key element among most of its designs, which makes it hard to pick just one, but this simple pairing of an opal and a petite diamond is calling out to me. I’d also heartily endorse following WWAKE on Instagram for behind-the-scenes snaps from its Brooklyn studio and serious stacking inspiration.

WWAKE Nestled Opal and Diamond Ring, $406. Buy it now.

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Say “I Do” to Catbird’s Engagement Ring Debut



If your ring game is the envy of others, you already shop at Catbird. For the past decade, the Brooklyn-based jewelry brand and store has been the borough’s go-to for bohemian baubles. And thanks to Girls like Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke donning Catbird’s designs, the label is slowly gaining mass national appeal.

Considering Catbird’s biggest claim to fame is its knuckle ring, it’s no wonder that the label’s devotees stack their finger accouterments with masterful skill. “It’s like New York living. After a certain point, you just sort of have to put things on the ceiling,” general manager Leigh Plessner told If “building up” (as Plessner calls it) doesn’t come as organically to you as it does to experienced jewelry mixers, Catbird breaks down the science with its fun how-to, aka Anatomy of a Stack.

Catbird ladies might want to start dropping hints to their special someone, because today the brand launches its own line of engagement rings. With the design studio now a stone’s throw away from the shop, the addition seems a natural progression for owner Rony Vardi. “We’ve wanted to do this for a really long time,” Vardi said. The Swans collection, as it’s been dubbed, offers semi-customizable white, rose, and standard gold bands that come with rose-cut diamond centers flanked by rubies or white or black diamonds. In keeping with the “casual luxury” of Catbird’s effortlessly cool aesthetic, the rings are “classic and simple enough that they can go with everything, but they still feel really super-special,” explained Vardi. Plus, the stones are set with a slight bezel lift, which makes these rings ideal for layering. When it comes stacking on The Swans, don’t forget to say I do.

Priced between $1,350 and $5,600, The Swans collection goes on sale today, and debuts here, exclusively on

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