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Dear Jeanine,

I don’t know what is it about this striped shirt, but I like it and wear it far more often than my black and white Ann Taylor one. I think I like that the stripes are actually navy and not black, and that it has a different shape than most striped shirts I see.

As you know, I’m an intern at an environmentally friendly jewelry designer here in New York, so I was eager to put some of my jewelry inspecting skills to the test when Anjolee offered me a necklace for review. Anjolee specializes in custom made diamond jewelry and Anjolee diamonds are never treated or enhanced. They’re also Kimberley Process compliant (an industry standard conflict-free certification). 

Anjolee offered me a few necklace options, including one of their diamond necklace designs (except set with cubic zirconia) or a gemstone necklace. I love colored gemstones so I chose a topaz, though it was very close– I almost picked citrine. I’m wearing Anjolee’s Gemstone Solitaire Pendant Necklace. This particular one is set with a 4.0mm topaz (just under 1/4 carat) in white gold on an 18 inch chain. The color and clarity of the topaz are excellent and I imagine would only improve with gemstone size as the back of the setting is open.

You can take a look at Anjolee’s diamond necklaces on their website (how pretty are the riviera necklace styles– I’ve seen these so much lately) and read more about the company on their about page.

I’m wearing my Helmut Lang coat, J Jill Cardigan, xhilaration/Target striped shirt (swapped), T by Alexander Wang skirt, Betsey Johnson tights, Mia ankle boots, Anjolee necklace (c/o), and Bill Blass scarf.


Disclosure: Anjolee provided me with a topaz and white gold necklace for review.


  1. says

    Ooh, I really like the silhouette you made–awesome! And I am having some serious thoughts about that necklace. I’m drawn to big non-gem stuff most of the time, but I like how classy and dainty that is. Plus, conflict-free is a must. Hooray Anjolee!

    • says

      Yeah, it’s a pretty little thing, isn’t it? Quality-wise, the stone is way better than anything you could possibly find at somewhere like mall anchor stores (although probably priced higher). The setting’s very good, too. 

  2. says

    I love the way your bold lipstick stands out with the black and white outfit.  Gorgeous!  The necklace is so pretty, too–especially the color!  If I didn’t have so many like that, I’d dare to check out the website…

    • says

      I know, this topaz is really nice, right? It’s almost as dark as London Blue, which is a more expensive variety just because of the color. Shhh don’t tell, but I’m kind of thinking about getting this skirt in one of the lighter colors it’s being offered in for spring! 

    • says

      I like the double stripes too, although this outfit wasn’t a favorite of mine. I think the cardigan and shirt hemlines are too different… it looked better in the mirror than on camera. I’m such a sucker for good lighting. I can chase the light around all day if I’m not careful. Supposed to be sunny tomorrow :) 

    • says

      I never would have guessed that blue’s your favorite (ha, I guessed that a long time ago). It is a pretty necklace, but now my internship’s given me some jewelry identifying skills. I pretty much always apply them. Even at Target. But I can tell lots of fake gems from real!