As we are so eager to see just exactly whom everyone is wearing at this year’s Academy Awards, which will take place on Sunday, March 7th, it is definitely the accessories that really make a Red Carpet ensemble rock. Red Carpet jewelry is always a wonderful mix of bold, gold, and bling. But how can we apply the hottest Hollywood look to our beloved East Coast wardrobes? One jewelry designer comes to mind who does an amazing job at creating classic Old Hollywood-style jewelry at affordable prices with a modern day twist. Catherine Canino, artisan and jewelry designer, has been creating elegant pearl and sterling silver jewelry since 1989 for her clients and for some of the world’s top fashion designers, such as Ralph Lauren Jewelry and Banana Republic. Each of her pieces is made here in the United States in her factory and crafting studios in New York City and Long Island. Canino finds inspirations from nature, earth, equestrian hardware, and worldly scenes. She combines color and texture to her classic designs and introduces three collections each year. The Pearls and semi-precious stones from her collections are hand-selected from Japan and India.
Pebble Pearl Necklaces by Catherine Canino, courtesy of Scarlett Alley.
Bold Links, by Catherine Canino, features dramatic hand-wrought sterling silver links with multiple strands of freshwater pearls and a lobster clasp on an 18-inch necklace for $324.95. Or the Catherine Canino Pebble Pearl Collection, which consists of pebble pearls that are hand-carved mother of pearl with a lacquer and polished finished. In photo, pearl pendant on handmade sterling hook and 17-inch chain (white pearl); pearl pendant on cord (pale pink pearl on a natural leather cord; and a pearl pendant on handmade sterling 17-inch cable chain (paprika pearl), from $118.95 to $182.95. Of course, you can’t go anywhere with naked ears and these petite Sweet Pearl earrings in peacock from Catherine Canino feature 10 mm pearls with a sterling silver claw setting, which provides a modern touch for $84.95. These earrings come in a variety of shades in white, bronze, honey, pink, mauve, green, gray, peacock (shown here), taupe, yellow, and turquoise lacquer.
Sweet Pearl Earrings by Catherine Canino, courtesy of Scarlett Alley.
Don’t worry, you won’t have to travel to Hollywood or even New York City for these fantastic pieces, you can find them right here in Old City at Scarlett Alley, where owner Liz Scarlett, stocks the complete collection of Catherine Canino jewelry just for us Philly fashionistas.
For more info: Scarlett Alley
241 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Ph: (215) 592-7898