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Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs

I love cuff bracelets, particularly the ones you can squeeze shut. 

Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs

I have these little boney wrists (the only thing boney about me ~ well, and my nobly ankles) and bangles never ever fit me. I know I could take links out but I'm terribly lazy. A nice flexible cuff is wonderful and I'm seeing these fab graphic styles all over the place.
Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs
 Pierre Hardy cuff via vogue.it

 I'm hoping the style trickles into Target and JC Penny and the like in the not too distant future. (I am very fickle in my jewelry taste, so I tend to buy cheap and costume so I don't curse myself for the expence when I suddenly go off a piece, loose it, or get bored with it.)

Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs
 $15 from a consignment shop

In fact, I have a mad passion for those cheep elasticized bracelets because they are the only ones that fit properly. I also love the stretchy rings because I can wear them on my bare hands or over a glove.

Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs
Ring, $6, It's a Wrap, Burbank

 But we were talking about cuffs. I also think they are very elegant and slimming and make for a great unexpected statement piece. So many opt for the necklace for an event but I think a cuff can make for a very nice touch.

Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs

I tend to think a solid shine cuff is a little too wonder woman, and you shoudl be wary of wearing one on each wrist for the same reason.

Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs

So I like the cut through better, and one large one, on one wrist.

Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs
Jessica Ricci Abundant French Lace Cuff Bracelet at jessicariccijewelry.com

Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs
Pamela Love cuff visit pamelalovenyc.com

And some cuff inspired other jewelry:

Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs
Watch.

Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs
Boot thingies from the runway.

Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs
Shoes.

Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs
Earrings. 

Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs
Marc by Marc Jacobs

Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs
Necklace.

And something metallic for Sophronia to wear.

Gail Carriger is Currently Craving ~ Cuffs
Afternoon Dress  1848  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger
 I like this photo because you can also see me taking it. Gold necklaces, cloak clasps, and bracelets from the Iron Age.
British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger
Some amazing Torques from Iron age Europe, most hoard recoveries. I like the last ones in particular, they look like they might make for some very nice candlesticks.

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger
Silver from the same time and place. This reminds me of my preferences in jewelry when I was around 10.

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger

Amazing gold cloak, I kept the bottom of the image in so you could see someone wearing it. I would imagine it was worn over a cloak.

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger
More amazing gold jewelry, the ancients sure loved their gold.

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger
Some pretty beaded items from the Egyptian collection.

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger
Islamic broach.

I was so inspired by my trip that on the walk back to the tube after tea that afternoon I just might have spotted a little open air vintage market. And I just might have wandered in and found a rather chic 1960s mod almost Egyptian inspired Lucite necklace.

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger

I also went through my collection to select a few that reminded me of my BM visit.

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger
Fake gold costume jewelry from the 1950s earrings and broach (earrings used to be twist clips I replaced with hooks)

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger
Lapiz necklace, gift from my Grandmother, possibly from the 1920s.

British Museum Jewelry: Gold Torques and so much more! from Gail Carriger
Beaded necklace from the 1980s.
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