The World of Michal Golan

August 24, 2015
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I’m not in the habit of asking brands to collaborate.  Like an old fashioned “Rules” girl, I prefer when they come to me.  But my enthusiasm bubbled over for Michal Golan Jewelry and I asked and they readily agreed.  

Loving so many of Michal Golan designs, the decision of what to pick was difficult. But I was over the moon excited with my choice when this stunner arrived in the mail ….

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This is the Medium Silver Evil Eye Necklace with Blue Crystal Center.  I love the mix of silver and gold tones and the the beautiful aqua blue stones.  

All of Michal Golan’s jewelry is designed and handmade at Michal Golan’s studios in New York.  The pieces are made of high quality materials. This necklace is brass and sterling silver with Swarovski crystals and glass beads.  

I love how the necklace can be easily adjusted to from 16 inches to 20 inches long.  (I think I have it at about 18 inches in these photos.)

The necklace comes beautifully packaged with the story of the designer, which you can also read here.
Now can we just talk about the cool mythology behind the evil eye design?  Wearing an evil eye, also called a nazar amulet, will protect you against others’ envious ill wishes.  In an industry prone to occasional envy issues, couldn’t we all use the extra protection?

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Don’t you love how I coordinated my toe nail polish with the necklace?  (Yeah, I only wish I was that organized. Here’s to happy coincidences!)

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A big thanks to my bestie, Lynn, for taking these photos for me!  I usually do all my own pictures with a tripod and timer cam setting, but it was so nice to have someone behind the camera (though we had to break for fits of giggles here and there).

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So my only complaint about Michal Golan jewelry is that I like it too much and have already started shopping for my next piece!

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  • Reply Kelsey Bang August 24, 2015 at 5:44 am

    I love your gladiator sandals! fantastic outfit!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 24, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo August 24, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    That necklace is very cool! The whole ensemble is tres chic!


    • Reply dawnlucy August 25, 2015 at 11:55 pm

      Thanks so much, Suzanne! 🙂

  • Reply josep-maria badia August 24, 2015 at 6:48 am

    A precious jewel, and an elegant and attractive look. I love the dress.

    • Reply dawnlucy August 24, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Aww thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Darcy August 24, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Pretty pieces! I think it takes awhile to get comfortable reaching out to brands!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 25, 2015 at 11:56 pm

      I guess that makes sense. Thanks, Darcy! 🙂

  • Reply Mlle Coconath August 24, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Such a chic look! You look stunning!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

    • Reply dawnlucy August 24, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Thanks so much! 🙂

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    • Reply dawnlucy August 25, 2015 at 11:56 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply Clairejustine oxox August 24, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Great look, love your sandals and you black dress, I need a dress like this one 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

    • Reply dawnlucy August 25, 2015 at 11:56 pm

      It's really so comfy! Thanks Dear! 🙂

  • Reply Shellie Bowdoin August 25, 2015 at 8:40 am

    I totally understand what you mean!! It is such a refreshing break to actually have someone take the pictures instead of hanging out with the tripod…especially since I can't see without my reading glasses, so I am constantly putting them on and taking them off to see what I have done so far!


    • Reply dawnlucy August 25, 2015 at 11:57 pm

      HAHA … I recently got multifocal lenses, but before that I had to put my glasses on in between too! OXOX

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf August 25, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    I can see why you love that necklace Dawn…it is a stunner…and super cool too! You're looking gorgeous as always and tell Lynn she did a fab job with the shots. 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy August 25, 2015 at 11:57 pm

      I'll tell Lynn you said so! (BTW we were talking about how pretty you are the other day!) 🙂

  • Reply Grace Liang August 25, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    I didn't know you took your own photos. Very creative! That necklace is so cute and unique! Love how you style it! 🙂

    Take care and keep in touch!
    Please stop by every Wednesday for Color and Grace Fashion link up! 🙂


    • Reply dawnlucy August 25, 2015 at 11:58 pm

      Yes, all on my own! I tried to get my hubby into photography but he was not going for it! 😉

  • Reply ntina nt August 25, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Really beautiful necklace! Being Greek the evil eye is something we all wear and not only in necklaces! I really like your outfit too, the way you paired those sandals and the dress!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 25, 2015 at 11:58 pm

      It's such a good symbol! Thanks, Ntina! OXOX

  • Reply The Color Palette August 25, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    you look incredibly sexy in this pictures!! I love the sandals you're wearing and that necklace.
    The Color Palette

    • Reply dawnlucy August 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm

      Aww thank you! OXOX

  • Reply Storybook Apothecary August 26, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    great outfit! love it ♥

    stop by and chat 🙂

  • Reply Petite Silver Vixen August 26, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Ooooh, look at you with all your stylish, lounging shots. Very Greta Garbo, I love it! You should do it more often. So demure, yet so sexy. And I can see why you choose what you did. That really is a stunning piece.

  • Reply Katherines Corner August 27, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    stunning! I hope you shared this at the Thursday Hop my friend xo

  • Reply Straight A Style August 28, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Such a pretty piece! I love it with the dress you picked to pair it with.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Rachel August 29, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    This necklace is very lovely, and I love how you stepped out and reached out to Michael Golin (I love to reach out to companies here and there too, and the worst they can say is 'no' right?).
    Rachel xo

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  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life September 1, 2015 at 5:14 am

    Beautiful necklace and loving those sandals!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


  • Reply Fashion Jewelry March 16, 2016 at 5:25 am

    I'm going to have to remember to coordinate my Nail Polish next time!

  • Reply paul September 27, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    once again beautiful in black, I am sure you teach as beautiful as you look

  • Reply shourouk October 9, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    thanks for sharing and great post.

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