As many of you may have figured out, I adore Van Cleef & Arpels even though these jewelry pieces literally cost an arm and a leg. I must be the only person on this planet not following Project Runway but I managed to sniff out Heidi Klum's jewelry line. They are savvy with simple classic lines. These are definitely a steal comparing to the VCA Alhambra jewelry line (launched in the early 1970's), which cost thousands per piece. Even a simple Alhambra ring will cost more than $2000.I can buy them and dispose of them within a season and not feel bad about it. I think the clover drop earrings are cute.
-earrings $115 at Project Runway
-cuff $275 at Project Runway
-ring $61 at QVC, there is a VCA ring almost exactly like it in different color enamel.
By the way, VCA is suing Ms. Klum for copyright infringement over her jewelry line. Her defense lawyer refuted stating like hearts and stars, clovers can't be a copyright. Ms. Klum claimed she got her inspiration while traveling in Italy. I can't help but think perhaps she might have gotten some of her inspiration from VCA after I saw the ring from QVC. So which is savvy for you?
image: VCA, Project Runway (collage by savvymode)