Monday, May 5, 2008

Lady of the Rings

The bunny has abandoned his basket (if only those chocolate eggs didn’t go directly from mouth to thighs), south-shore surf is beginning to rise, and the stronger sun has you trading jeans and wraps for short skirts once again.

Yes, what we’re trying to say is, spring has sprung – the perfect season to hunt for Jools’ bold new jewelry line now out in stores.

The newest addition to Hilo-girl-now-LA-resident Sybil Shimazu’s elegantly affordable handmade jewelry line is the basic ring, but in far-from-plain styles that reflect her signature feminine yet www.leichic.comunconventional look. Choose from a faceted nugget band in sterling silver and gold vermeil, a lacy flower filigree in sterling and 24k-plated gold, and a green amethyst wire dangle. And when her vibrant summer line addition hits stores mid-April, look out for a must-have green mojave turquoise rectangle resting on a gold-filled wrapped wire as just one new offering.

Of course there are fields of stylish new Jools pieces to covet, especially unexpected pairings such as a square cowrie shell bracelet, gold hoops adorned with pearl wreaths, and a hammered gold vermeil circle necklace.

www.leichic.comGood thing springing for new jewelry is never out of season.

Available in Honolulu at In My Closet in Kahala Mall, 808.734.5999; Oasis Lifestyle at Waikiki Beachwalk, 226 Lewers St. ; Chelsea at Manoa Marketplace, 808.988.6799; and in April at Cinnamon Girl in Ala Moana Center.

Available on the Big Island at Oasis Lifestyle at Mauna Lani Resort; Bobbi Lyn’s, 1289 Kilauea Ave. #C, Hilo, 808.933.1881.

On Kauai at HSC Backdoor, 5-5190 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, 808.826.9000; and on Maui at Four Seasons Wailea; and Dahlia at www.leichic.comHyatt Regency Lahaina.

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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