How to Wear It: Statement Cuffs

Statement cuffs, by definition, can dominate an outfit. When it comes to wearing cuff bracelets, the challenge and the genius is in striking a balance between punctuating your outfit without overpowering it. So how does a savvy dresser accessorize with cuffs?

Tip 1: Keep other accessories minimal, or better yet non-existent. Pile on too many accessories and risk looking weighed down and confused.

Tip 2: Don’t be afraid to stack cuffs. Your wrist and arms are the area of focus, and stacked bracelets can put an underline on that emphasis.

Tip 3: Statement cuffs aren’t just for going out. Big cuffs can amp up an everyday uniform of jeans, a t-shirt and booties.

Tip 4: Set off metallic cuffs with bold colors.

We’ve tried to put some of our tips into practice with a few Polyvore sets. Take a look at our selected styling of some of favorite cuff bracelets for everyday wear, from workday essentials to weekend going-out wear.

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Weekend Warrior
A cuff can add dimension to even the most comfortable of outfits. Add our stack of silver bangles cuff to some kicking heels and you’re styled and ready to go!

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Working Girl
Sling on our braided gold cuff on your way to work helps to chase away a case of the Monday blues.

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Casual Girl Friday
Headed to a picnic in the park? Mix our statement-making celestial moon & sun cuff with a casual cardigan to take you on errands or wherever you’re headed.

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Night on the Town
Looking for something that’s a little more Ooh la la rather than om? Our same celestial cuff can add some dramatic flair for an evening out.

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Bohemian Rhapsody
Feeling a little breezy? Pairing our dreamy peacock feather-inspired cuff with a long dress will keep you feeling and looking like a goddess.

Meet this Blogger: Nicole Alyse

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Nicole Alyse Personal style blogger based in Brooklyn, New York. Her unique style caught our attention because of her combination of vintage finds and trendy pieces that have meaning. She is a vintage buyer and stylist for @GypsyWarrior.  What does Nicole love? Coffee, vintage tee, and black boots!

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She recently featured the Gunmetal and Gold Wax and Wane ring on her Instagram.

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Just as the moon changes shape throughout its cycle, so we go through ups and downs on our journey. Be comforted with the knowledge that though the moon waxes and wanes, it always becomes whole again.

Check out her blog on www.nicolealyse.com

Get the Wax and Wane ring here

NYFW: Yoga on the Plaza with Satya Jewelry

This year, the Satya team brought yoga to New York Fashion Week, first with our rooftop event at the James Hotel, and front-and-center with a yoga pop-up in the thick of the action at Lincoln Center. Lucky spotters of the pop-up had a chance to win a gorgeous peacock-feather inspired necklace from our Peacock Jewelry Collection. All in all, a great NYFW this year!

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NYFW: Satya Jewelry & the Colgate Optic White Beauty Bar

Satya Jewelry was on hand to offer beauty and pampering during New York Fashion Week as part of the Colgate Optic White Beauty Bar, which set up shop at Salon Ziba at 200 West 57th Street. Guests were treated to manicures, professional make up, massages and exclusive gifts.

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The Book of Symbols: Hamsa

hamsa symbolThe hamsa symbol depicting an inverted right hand with an open eye in the middle gets its name from the Arabic word for ‘five’. Many different cultures and background have adopted this symbol believing that the hamsa offers
protection.

Early origins of the hamsa come from the Buddha’s mudra, (there are many mudras, which all offer teaching and protection.) It is sometimes referred to as the hand of Fatima, in honor of Fatima Zahra, who is the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad. However the hamsa specifically is supposed to ward against the evil eye. The evil eye is used to mean jealousy or enviousness from others. But the realm of what the hamsa protects often extends beyond just the evil eye. To many it represents power, strength, blessings and brings good luck.

The distinctive shape is given different representation in different cultures. In Islam, the number five is connected to the open hand, but also connects to the five senses, the five pillars of Islam, and five daily prayers. In Kabbalistic manuscripts, the hamsa takes on meaning as the Hebrew letter ‘shin’, and also can be used for protection against negative energies. Hamsa is also the national symbol for Algeria – it appears in its emblem.

Many people use the hamsa symbol to adorn their homes, feeling that the symbol will offer protection. It’s most common use is still in amulets and bracelets, so that you can ward off negative energy. After all, with so much negative energy, jealousy and envy who doesn’t need a little protection?

Like many of the symbols that have meaning for us, Satya Jewelry uses hamsa in different ways drawing on the protection from the hamsa and also from the healing properties of henna. We’ve selected a few pieces from our hamsa jewelry collection that will really give you the feeling of protection you like and the style you’ll love.

Ready to embrace the strength and good luck that hamsa represents? (And who couldn’t use a little bit of extra luck?)  Add a bit of the hamsa symbol into your signature style? Our simple 18k gold hamsa necklace works at the office or while your running errands.

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Or add our henna inspired silver hamsa earrings to your favorite dress, to ward off envy! (also available in gold).

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