The fall season is a time for layers: jackets, sweaters, scarves, and hats. Whether you live in a snowy wonderland or on the coast with chilly winds, we all get into experimenting with layers this time of year. But if you’re like me, you’ve never been totally sure how to throw on your favorite scarf, and layer with your favorite jewelry.… Continue Reading
Inside the Gypsy Factory
Tucked deep in the heart of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, lies the Gypsy jewelry factory. The Grand Bazaar itself spans for over 61 streets and houses over 4,000 shops. But there’s nothing quite like the Gypsy factory, where history, art, creativity, and craftsmanship come together to create truly unique handmade jewelry. … Continue Reading
Vintage Jewelry: the Clignancourt Necklaces
Imagine walking through the biggest flea market in Paris, which spreads over 10 miles and features more than 2,000 shops, each one selling its own unique mix of art, clothing, vintage and modern accessories, and antiques. This is where we were when we discovered the most beautiful antique doorknobs, which eventually became the pendants on some of our most popular necklaces: the Clignancourt pendent, necklace, and locket. … Continue Reading
Inspiration Gallery: the Stories Behind Our Jewelry
Gypsy’s collection of handcrafted jewelry is what you might call a triple threat. With incomparable craftsmanship, quality materials and meaningful symbolism, each piece adds a unique, distinctive dimension to a woman’s personal style.
While many connect with Gypsy on an aesthetic level, as cultural explorers, we believe that the jewelry’s symbolism is responsible for its certain je ne sais quoi.
During the mid-15th century, Constantinople was the center of the civilized world; the original melting pot. As such, the symbolism and styles originated therein continue to speak to each of us, as we intrinsically connect with our own cultural heritage. … Continue Reading
Symbolic Jewelry: the Dragonfly
The lovely dragonfly appears in much of our jewelry, spreading its wings and drawing attention to its elegant and beautiful form. These exquisite insects have been around for all of our history, as fossils of large dragonflies have been found dating back 325 million years. With such a long history, dragonflies have inherited rich symbolism and meaning in many cultures. … Continue Reading
Lady Luck – Symbolism of the Ladybug
Spring is quickly approaching and nature is once again waking up from it winter nap. Our gardens will soon be full of the lush growth and beautiful blooms of the season. And of the many welcome guests in our garden, one of our favorites is the Ladybug.
Our Top 10 Fashion Blogs
The world of fashion blogs is a full one. From big brands and fashion gurus to the everyday woman pursuing her passions, there is no scarcity of fashion inspiration in the blogosphere. And I think it’s wonderful, really, to have such a wide range of styles and techniques to glean inspiration from. But to make it a little easier to sift through, we picked out our Top 10 favorite fashion blogs so you can check them out and enjoy their fashion savvy as much as we do. … Continue Reading
A New Kind of New Year’s Resolution
My New Year’s resolution is to never make another New Year’s Resolution again.
What to Pack in Your Carry On
Traveling is always going to add a little stress, from being in a place where you may not know anyone or speak the language, to scheduling hotels and transportation, to maybe even getting lost; and most of that is inevitable. When I travel, I expect the stress, but I still like to minimize it as much as possible. The best way I’ve found to do that? Be prepared. And for me, that all starts with my carry on bag. … Continue Reading