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May 22, 2010

Jingle Jangle-wearing bangles

marian maurer

I’m embracing the warm days of spring, shedding my layers of turtlenecks, cardigans, cashmere sweater coats and I can’t wait to pile on one of my favorite jewelry looks: a stack of mixed up bangles: textured, gemstones, blackened silver and tri-tones of pink, yellow and white metal with colored and white diamond accents .

But wait, are those my arms that are that are jingly or my bracelets? Seems no matter how many days you work out at the gym, something inexplicable happens to your upper arms in winter.

“Don’t pretend you don’t get it, you’ve been coming here too long,” says Carl, my chisel instructor at Crunch in front of the entire class. You used 5 lb weights all winter and got lazy.” He hands me 10 lbs and I can hardly hold them, no less lift them over my head. I opt for the 71/2’s and get to work.

In embracing spring, I can also accept the fact that parts of my body will never be the same, but when someone is embracing me, I want them to feel a more toned version. And when I go sleeveless, the only part of my arms I want jangling are the piles of bangles that are accessorizing them.

For those of you who feel the same, I recommend a mix of SETHI COUTURE‘s thin natural colored diamond bangles, JUST JULES‘ and MARIAN MAURER‘s varying textures and styles, STEPHANIE ALBERTSON‘s rose cut diamond and colored stone bezel set versions and ARMENTA‘s and ERICA MOLINARI‘s and LAUREN WOLF‘s blackened silver with pops of gold and white diamonds.

And for getting your arms ready for the sleeveless days of summer, Carl’s triceps exercises include three sets of 15 -20 skull crushers, kickbacks and dips.

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11 Responses

  1. I love this! Very well done. I love the bangles pictured on top. Who are they from? Your great taste continues!

  2. Okay, I’ll talk Beth’s arms first and then jewelry. I’ve seen those biceps and triceps in person, and I would never accuse Miss Bernstein of slacking during sweater season…ever! She is lean and mean all year long. As far as beautiful jewelry goes I’d love to see a photo of your own current favorite bangle stack, Beth. I’m sure it would be amazing!

  3. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!
    Thanks for posting our bangles – I feel honored to be in your first post!!
    Looking forward to seeing you in Vegas.

  4. bjeweled says:

    Thanks Jon, for what you said and for stopping by. Really glad you like it. The bangles on top are Marian Maurer. Her website is listed in my post

  5. I have to say that I agree with Laurie on this one… Beth is a lean mean dancing machine! I have long been a fan of Beth’s pile of textured and colorful bangles. What a beautiful stack of bangles from Marian!

  6. Love your new blog, and a very belated thanks for connecting us to A&A. Love them! Getting ready for Vegas? Yikes, it’s upon us! Best ~ joanne

  7. Michael says:

    lol.. cute posting. Love the bangles.

  8. Cheryl Huang says:

    I love the article and cant wait to read more. I will use my free time to enjoy all the stories. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Belle says:

    Beth, I love how you have brought jewelry and daily life together in your blog! It’s true, wearing jewelry as an accessory is one thing, but the memories of how and where it plays into life and so memorable! Thanks for your wonderful insight!

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