{ Monica Gisele for Terry Snider Jewelry }
One of the things I love most about living in California is the subtle luxury that seems to penetrate the lifestyle. Perhaps it's easily attributable to the combination of a comfortable climate, naturally resplendent landscape and rich culture. Despite the typical flash I see from most Los Angeles based jewelers, I've found that oh so demure elegance here, with the just the right amount of opulence. Terry Snider Jewelry is understated and yet breathtaking at the same time: it truly captures that California casualty that I admire all so much! Enjoy!
{ Rose gold and diamond xx bringlet and Australian opal ring }
I'll admit, I felt a bit like a princess wearing Terry's pieces, so naturally I wanted some pictures at the only true place in Los Angeles fit for royalty, Greystone Mansion. The grounds are my favorite kind of green, with lovely gardens and a view of the rest of the city right down below. In Los Angeles there are many kinds of palaces, most of them much larger and quite frankly much gaudier then Greystone. Perhaps the same can be said for other jewelers as well, but here, I think I may have found an equally subdued piece of luxe. 
{ Long double strand of blue diamonds and Australian opal ring }
 What I love most about Terry's technique is how simply the pieces compliment my overall style. These delicate blue diamonds have just the right amount of sparkle for this adorable bow blouse. I wear so many neutrals every season and so its great to mix in some reliable colors. The Australian opal ring is hands down my favorite piece! I absolutely love how it lights up with the sun and reminds me of those perfect ocean waves. The pavé bezel setting adds that extra oomph. I'm ready for cocktail hour!
{ Triple strand icy white diamond and white gold necklace }
Despite my obsession with summer whites, I am happy for the winter ones too. White diamonds and gold will pair well with soft pink and grey sweaters, but for now, make an excellent addition to my true blues! I'd like to consider this "Kate Middleton white," it's classic, pristine and pretty. I'm sure the royals would consider Greystone Mansion a guest property compared to Kensington Palace, but I bet Kate would choose the Pink Palacemy personal favorite either way! 
{ Longed rubies with antique 18kt yellow gold amulet }
A denim shirt is a constant, reusable staple in my wardrobe and so I rely on colorful and fun pieces to mix it up. Terry's amulet necklace is so St. Barths, resort chic and I just can't get enough! It's just what I need for all my beloved basics; the crisp white oxford, the silk navy blouse, the flowy white summer dress. I love bright colors, but pink is my favorite, sold! 
{ Rose gold blue and white pavé diamond evil eye necklace }
 I absolutely adore this diamond evil eye, because it's such an easy dose of pretty! I wore it here with a dress but realistically it's an item I could wear daily with my skinny jeans and blouses. It's just the right amount of glamour without being too overbearing for day to day, yet has enough to brighten the room at a dim lit dinner. This one's a clear staple! 
{ Labradorite knotted necklace with carved bone and diamond seahorse pendant }
Summer's end or resort wear beginning? I'm letting go of the beach days but keeping those Calypso cover ups close by my closet! The carved bone material is naturally luxurious and exudes that free flowing, relaxed vibe. I'd love to add this touch of the beach to an airy top and loosely structured pants. 
{ Faceted aquamarine necklace and 18kt yellow gold diamond pavé and opal earrings }
I can't get past this color. The only thing better then the aquamarine would be a sea to match. It's quite glamorous with a bright cocktail dress, but would more then perfect with those summer whites I love so very much. Terry makes these stunning opal earrings with tanzanite on one and tsavorite on the other.  Talk about color matching fit for a queen! 
{ Faceted aquamarine necklace }
Standing here down my favorite treelined path, in the most beautiful of baubles, I can't help but think about the fact that I am in Los Angeles, California. A city made famous for it's Hollywood creations, but constantly reminded of it's natural beauty. 

Thank you Terry, for sharing yours. 

Xx, Monica

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Photos by Sabrina at She's Chasing Sunshine Blog

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