A Girl’s Best Friend: Anjolee Diamond Hoop Earrings

I am a jewelry addict.

Gold.  Silver.  Spikes.  Studs.  The BOLDER the better.

It’s no secret I gravitate towards statement jewelry.  That doesn’t necessarily mean BIG pieces, but it does mean pieces that pack a punch.  Pieces like this.  And this.

Sometimes, however, a statement doesn’t have to be loud to be bold.  It doesn’t have to be all spikes and studs… it can be softer.  More elegant.

When I am not blogging I have a day job as a fundraiser, which means earrings cast from real rattlesnake jaws and spikes aren’t always appropriate.  When meeting with certain donors my style has to be a bit more classic and less rock-n-roll, so how do I do that and still make a statement?

Diamonds!  Diamonds make perfect sense considering they are a girl’s best friend, right?

I have a pair of diamond studs that have been my go-to for years but I have been itching for a new pair of earrings to spice things up a bit.  Now, thanks to Anjolee, I have  found them:

Must Have Diamond Hoop Earrings, Courtesy of Anjolee

Aren’t they absolutely stunning?   When Anjolee first reached out to me about reviewing one of their pieces I couldn’t believe my luck… it was like the shopping gods had aligned to grant me my latest wish.  Although I loved everything I saw on their site, I kept going back to their hoop earrings because they were different.  Just about every female I know has a least one pair of diamond stud earrings, and although they are lovely, they aren’t unexpected anymore.

Diamond hoops, however, are unexpected, and I love that!  After debating a few of the styles I finally settled on the “Must Have Diamond Hoop Earrings” and let me tell you – they are a must have indeed!  Seriously, look at this sparkle:

Gorgeous, no?

What’s different about Anjolee is that they allow you to customize their jewelry, so you can match the bauble you select to your own aesthetic.  For me, that meant a pair of white gold hoop earrings with .49 carats of HI-I1 diamonds.  Beautifully crafted and absolutely exquisite in real life – my pictures really do not do them justice!  They are the perfect size for the office – about 0.7 inches – and striking enough to wear for a night out on the town.  I started wearing mine this past weekend and have been pleasantly surprised at the number of compliments I have received.  My favorite was from a little girl who kept staring at them while I was talking to her mother and then simply said “Sparklies!”

Sparklies, indeed.

You want to know what the best part is?  I took them to an appraiser yesterday and they valued them significantly higher than what they retail for on Anjolee.  The lesson from this is: if you are interested in purchasing high quality, customizable diamond jewelry that won’t break the bank, you should check out Anjolee.  The website might seem a bit overwhelming at first (at least, it was to me!), but it’s worth the effort to investigate what they have to offer.  They stand by their product and guarantee their diamonds are genuine, authentic, and the quality stated on the site.  That’s a guarantee that can be difficult to find online.  Perhaps most importantly: they are a socially responsible company that only sells conflict free diamonds!

I’m back at work today (yay! finally!) and wearing my hoops.  I can already tell they are going to be getting a lot of wear, especially as I gear up for the end-of-the-year craziness inherent in the life of a fundraiser… and now I can mix them with some of my favorite pieces…

Yves Saint Laurent Arty Ring and Anjolee Diamond Hoop Earrings

Many thanks to Anjolee – and the shopping gods – for the gorgeous earrings.  I’ll be wearing them often!

What about you, do you have any go-to jewelry pieces?  What are they?

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  • Michelle Lapier October 9, 2011, 2:46 AM

    Those earrings are fabulous, great buy. I visited Anjolee’s site and I love, love, love her jewelry they are to die for. I do like the simplicity of the designs and yet the pieces are so exquisite, now I am thinking of a pair for myself in the near future. My go to piece of earring is diamond drop that’s yellow gold, I’ve had it for over 15 yrs, I definitely need an upgrade.
    Always fashionably insightful, thanks.

  • faye October 3, 2011, 1:28 AM

    ooooo love them 🙂 very understated and chic 🙂

  • Jenmarie September 29, 2011, 2:00 PM

    These are gorgeous! If my ears were pierced I would consider buying them.

  • Jamillah September 29, 2011, 8:40 AM

    Sparklies for real, friend! I love pieces like this that are definitely more simple than my other jewelry but still makes an impact. Love the setting you chose, it’s so modern but really still super elegant.

  • Casee Marie September 28, 2011, 7:57 PM

    Oooooh! Sparklies is right. These are gorgeous; I’ve never bought jewelry online from anywhere other than a sample sale site so I’ll definitely be bookmarking them for the future!

  • Leia September 28, 2011, 12:03 PM

    They’re absolutely gorgeous!

  • Bella Q September 28, 2011, 2:45 AM

    You make me want to shop. They are gorgeous. I agree- studs are cool, but these are more unique. And versatile. The shopping gods were very good to you.

  • Heather Fonseca September 27, 2011, 8:19 PM

    Those are WONDERFUL. You can literally wear them for the rest of your life and then pass them down to you children. I have a pair of gold hoops that I wear a lot, but no diamond ones as of yet. Thanks for passing on the info about what sounds like a great shopping site.


  • Grace - stripes & sequins September 27, 2011, 2:44 PM

    I love these! you lucky, lucky girl! (Beautiful photos!)
    I am always mixing up my jewelry (as you can imagine, considering where I work…) but never take off my Love bracelet, and am almost always wearing my diamond studs! xo

  • Amber DePompa September 27, 2011, 2:23 PM

    The angles you took of these earrings make them look flawless. this is a under the Christmas tree must! <3

  • Lauren Nicole September 27, 2011, 2:19 PM

    I absolutely LOVE those hoop earrings B. Great choice. I’ve been really into quality jewelry and I had never heard of Anjolee until now. I’m going to check out their site.

    and ps. wasn’t that Lancvin/NYFW video just awesome? It’s nice to see models dance their butts off every now and then.. lol.

  • jazzy elizabeth September 27, 2011, 1:57 PM

    SO pretty! x hivenn

  • A Brit Greek September 27, 2011, 12:27 PM

    I’m very much like you – love any kind of bling that’s unique and makes a statement, but when it comes to diamonds that’s a whole different kinda love!

    These are gorgeous! Already had a look at some rings! Just wish they also had black diamonds too!

  • Kirstin Marie September 27, 2011, 7:57 AM

    oh my gosh, girl, these are stunning!!! I only wish I had someplace to wear something that fancy. That photo with them on your YSL ring is glamorous.

  • Fickle Cattle September 27, 2011, 6:51 AM

    Those are gorgeous. Statement jewelry indeed.

    Fickle Cattle