Glam Slam: Mark Your Calendars!
First Published: October 12, 2010 11:39 AM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- When I heard about the “calendar” jewelry that Jessica Alba, Tyra Banks and Chelsea Handler have been seen wearing, I thought - what a cool and unique idea.
The jewelry - necklaces and bracelets - actually look like a page from a calendar. You choose the month of something you would like to commemorate and then mark the date with a gemstone of your choice. It’s a special way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, graduation date or a child’s birth date, for example.
Such a clever idea, courtesy of dalla nonna, a jewelry line created by Jess Bohrer and Becca Richards. Dalla nonna means “from the grandmother” in Italian, which makes perfect sense because the ladies are inspired by vintage pieces handed down from their mothers and grandmothers.
The calendar necklace is dalla nonna’s signature piece and was inspired by a tie pin that belonged to Jess’ Grandpa Howard. You can choose from sterling silver or 14k rose, yellow or white gold. (Prices start at $150 for silver).
Jaden Smith wore a calendar bracelet highlighting June 7 in recognition of the premiere of his film “The Karate Kid.” Both Chelsea Handler and Tyra Banks singled out their birthdays and Jessica Alba is all about June 7, which is daughter Honor’s birth date.
Gabrielle Union’s calendar is marked June 16 in honor of her friend who passed away from breast cancer. Now, in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dalla nonna will donate 10% of the proceeds on October sales of the calendar necklace with a pink stone and the pink calendar bracelet to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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