Alara features the artworks of over 60 designers from across the globe. This month, our first installment of the "By Design" series, which showcases the story and work of an individual designer in Alara's curated collection of jewels. Our inaugural designer: Belle Brooke
Most of us have been there. We see a ring, we love it, and we have to have it! We get to the store, try it on, and it is the worst look you've ever seen. But your best friend (with the same skin color) tries it on, and of course its the most flattering ring again. What the heck?! In this post, we'll explain why some metals are more flattering than others, and how to choose a metal that highlights you!
Diamonds are the hardest substance on Earth, and the word, "diamond," is actually derived from the Greek word "adamas," meaning invincible or indestructible. But that doesn't mean your diamond can't break! We explain why this is so, and how to treat your sparkly pretties.
Knowing where to shop for jewelry can be daunting to figure out, but here we discuss why you should shop at an independent local jeweler before you settle for a mass-produced piece from a big box chain jewelry store.
Masriera is synonymous with the Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the 20th century in Catalan, Spain. Masiera's art continues to live on in the artisan techniques of translucent, fired enameling that Masriera has passed down from generation to generation for over a century.
Everyone can recognize a sapphire's deep blue hue, but not many people realize there's more to sapphires than just "sapphire blue!" Find out about all the coolest sapphire colors, and what causes them.
Fellas really dug on jewelry for many years. For centuries, actually. Today, not so much. Here, we chat about guidelines on wearing jewelry as a guy: the standards, breaking the standards, and finding your own style.
Thia's passion for nature and the arts influence her everyday adventures; allowing her to capture the beautiful aspects of the flora and fauna she encounters on the way. A photographer's eye with a wanderer's soul, this earthy artisan's inimitable style is all her own.
Being put together is not limited by age. Meet Maria--a dear friend, as well as a favorite customer. She knows when it's time to repurpose old gems and jewels, and she has a keen sense of stylish accessorizing.