dievca is still on the hunt for Chrissie Hynde’s Collar.
In the meantime, this BLUE NILE sterling silver padlock necklace can add a hint of BDSM to one’s daily Life.
This edgy, BLUE NILE, sterling silver necklace has a working padlock that functions as the clasp.
Wear it layered or on its own, this necklace is a fun and stylish flair in your wardrobe.
Perhaps not subtle – but an elegant way to honor your Sir or Madam with Style. Something that can be a signature piece with a hidden BDSM message. Ranging from 100 Euro to 500 Euro. Made in France.
A Parisienne of South African heritage, Annelise Michelson founded her eponymous brand in 2012, immediately positioning herself as a free spirit in the highly codified world of high-end jewelry. Couture-esque, her collections are at once glamorous and sculptural… An artist first and foremost, she sees her pieces like talismans, loaded with beauty and channeling strength and self-confidence. Her jewels aren’t just ‘accessories’, they are designed to dress the wearer, placing design and inspired volumes firmly in the spotlight. From the very beginning, Annelise’s bold vision resonated with many including the likes of Rihanna, Juliette Binoche, Zoe Kravitz, Robin Wright, and Leandra Cohen, allowing the house to blossom quickly. Constantly evolving and growing, today Annelise Michelson counts more than ten collections to its name including the evocatively titled Drapée, Déchaînée, Wire and Vertigo capsules.
1.) The Bible:
“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.” Matthew 7:6
2.) The Comic Strip
3.) The Canadian Jewelry Company
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE MANIFESTS VIA A COUNTER-RESEARCH MODEL THAT EXPLORES DEFECTED PRECIOUS METALS AND PEARLS. PURITY IS A UBIQUITOUS FACET OF QUANTIFICATION WITHIN TRADITIONAL INDUSTRY STANDARDS OF THE FINE JEWELLERY SECTOR. THE CURRENT CLIMATE IS A CONGLOMERATE OF BRANDS FABRICATING JEWELLERY AT MASS. PBS STANDS AS ONE OF THE FEW ARTISANAL JEWELLERY BRANDS, HANDCRAFTING EACH PIECE FROM VANCOUVER, BC, USING DEFUNCT APPARATUS PRESENT IN THE FIELDS OF SCIENCE AND CORPORATE COSMETIC DENTISTRY
dievca chooses #3
Delicate, elegant, inexpensive
Soft Ball Chain Ring by Gabriela Artigas
14K Gold – white, yellow, rose
A bold statement of submission.
Welcome to the year of the Rat!
When a Rat Year comes, it generally delivers new experiences with favorable outcomes for all of the signs. The Metal element aspect also indicates success, as this is the element of production. Metal is strong, determined, and resolute.
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A Lock in BDSM:
- a tool used in bondage
- a symbol of a relationship between Dominant and submissive
- a subtle message of being owned
From Rats to Riches!
Starting to feel the Sparkly of the Holidays~
Perhaps there will be an NYC sparklyrat…with Oscar de la Renta to help.
Available at Oscar de la Renta, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, ShopBop and Fwrd.com
Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain
The J. Hannah Glacé collection pairs quartz with gold, exploring the limits of shape within our signature lens of timelessness and wearability. The resulting collection feels equal parts modern statement and relics that could belong to any era.
Large Quartz rock crystal inlay set into solid gold or silver ring. Available in White, Yellow or Rose 14k Gold and Silver.
This quartz is ethically sourced in Brazil and custom cut in the historic jewelry district of Bangkok by a female-led lapidary. This piece is produced locally in Los Angeles using 100% recycled gold and silver that is certified by the Responsible Jewelry Council and SCS Global Services to be ethically, environmentally and socially sustainable.
Quartz rock crystal hoop earrings with solid gold or silver end caps and hinge closure. Available in solid 14k gold and sterling silver. Sold as pair.
May we find some clarity gracefully.
A lunch date at the Met.
What does a submissive wear?
What will Master’s dievca wear?
she cannot think…
she’s out of practice…
she just cleared out her closet…
Not to panic, there has to be something in there:
Thanks for helping dievca think it through.
And Master just reminded dievca – no toys in the bag. Bag check. XO
Not only can jade save you from disaster, but it is purportedly that it can protect you from evil, attract love and, of course, bring good luck… Jade is an ornamental stone, considered the imperial gem in ancient China and used for centuries to make weapons, tools, jewelry and other decorative pieces
Now offered as a Collar: from Loren Stewart:
Loren Stewart LA – Jade Link Choker $640 (click link)
Definition of jade
A Sapphire Personality:
A Sapphire loves socializing, they’re the life of the party, and they are motivated by fun. They like to be around a lot of people.
They love variety interacting with others. They never see the negative side of a situation. They love recognition. In fact, they will work harder for recognition than they ever will for money.
From Sapphires, we can learn to not be so serious and that life can be fun if we let it.
However, Sapphires can improve by understanding not everyone is as positive as them. Sapphires often hurt other people’s feeling by seeming to not care, when really they’re just looking at the positive side of things
Sapphire is one of the two gem-varieties of corundum, the other being ruby (defined as corundum in a shade of red). The iron pigment in the corundum makes sapphire blue, while the chromium element in rubies makes them red. Sapphire actually has a range of colors, from blue to yellow to green to orange-pink including gray and black and they can be colorless. Colorless sapphires are occasionally used as a substitute for diamonds in jewelry. A pinkish orange variety of sapphire is called padparadscha.
Sapphire is said to be the wisdom stone, stimulating concentration, enhancing creativity and promoting purity and depth of thought. It is believed to focus and calm the mind as well as remove unwanted thoughts, depression and mental tension. It is known as the stone of new love and commitment and is claimed to be useful in encouraging faithfulness and loyalty. Sapphire is thought to bring peace of mind, serenity, and prosperity.
Sapphire (8.6 ct)
Made in the USA
Diameter: 4.25in / 10.5cm
Circumference: 13.35 inches
Available at Shopbop
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Launched nearly 30 years ago as the result of what she calls “an accident”, Suzanne Kalan’s namesake fine jewelry label has nonetheless gone on to achieve worldwide renown. Though the brand is most well-known for its award-winning Fireworks collection, all Suzanne Kalan jewelry is rendered exclusively in the best available gold and gemstones. Thanks to her commitment to a fiercely independent artistic vision, Kalan’s work is, like that of all great designers, often imitated but never replicated.
dievca is born in September and the sapphire describes her personality. This lovely collar would express her Joy in D/s nicely. Too bad she has such a “thick” neck. XO
For she doth make my veins and pulses tremble.”
― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
London-based designer Rosh Mahtani read French and Italian at Oxford University before establishing Alighieri, and it’s her studies of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ that the brand takes its name from and that inspires her collections.
- Clasp fastening at back
- Freshwater pearls: Singapore
- Made in England
If “merde” doesn’t speak for you – there is something a bit more…ummm… direct. F*ck!
The health benefits of swearing include increased circulation, elevated endorphins, and an overall sense of calm, control, and well-being.
Or you can avoid swearing and get a little good luck or grooviness:
cuff, collar, o-ring
Simple, elegant -a hint of BDSM
Open House Projects Jewelry
Open House Projects jewelry is designed by Monika Wyndham in New York. Designs usually start their lives as sketches on paper and are eventually carved in wax somewhere between the Catskills and New York City. New work is often made at odd hours, and sometimes in hotels, on picnic benches, and in cars. Open House jewelry often features moving parts, pieces that fit together in satisfying ways, and design elements with utility like handmade clasps and closures. Our aim is to make design objects with integrity that feel good to wear and are nice to interact with. We respect the inimitable nature of something that is made by hand.
We are glad to work closely with family-owned businesses and skilled jewelers in New York City to take each of our designs from concept to completion. Our pieces are cast in certified recycled metals using the lost wax method
Alienina’s woven rope-inspired bags are handcrafted in Italy using environmentally sustainable practices. The materials used for Alienina jewelry are sailing and mountain climbing cords, cotton wicks for oil lamps, resin commonly used in car parts, fabric and straps used for blinds. 90% of the materials are production waste, washable and non-toxic.
Another subtle way to show your BDSM leanings in Public.
And the bag that dievca bought on Need Supply Co. to accent her summer wardrobe:
Are you missing the spelling application that was a part of WordPress? dievca is, she would hit the “ABC” button on a post prior to scheduling…. There’s no more button.
Is anyone else having a problem with their spelling?
dievca did notice that her ‘furtile immagination” should have been ‘fertile imagination’ and she’s sure that she has missed more items. Please let her know if you spot misspellings or rotten grammar.
dievca did turn on her Google Chrome spelling option. Maybe it will help.
Until something happens know that…
dievca had to run to SoHo for a gift that could only be bought in a store located there. she rarely goes to that neighborhood and decided that she would wander into a few places that are not normally on her radar. Also, she would allow herself to splurge if she found something amazing.
Peter Hermann — a great leather handbag store
BREYDO — luxury fragrances, body care, candles – where she needed to buy the gift
A.P.C. — clothing brand from France
Bershka — inexpensive clothing, Spain
Maison Close — Lingerie
Two stores that closed:
dievca stopped by COS, & Other Stories, Agent Provocateur, Karl Lagerfeld, Camper, Wolford plus Intermix on the way thru~
After seeing nothing interesting to buy, dievca was feeling smug — until her eyes were caught by a jewelry boutique window which offered a significant chain necklace on black velvet.
It was stunning.
she stepped in to the store and there were many lovely items which hinted at BDSM – chains, handcuffs, etc.
dievca was enticed by a simple chain ring design that came in three finishes:
As dievca was paying, she realized that she had written a blog post in 2014 about this Brazilian jewelry designer, Jack Vartanian. At that time. the pieces he offered were all 14K and 18K gold — beautiful and expensive. The pieces that dievca bought are sterling silver with 18K and rhodium finishes. Much less expensive, but still beautiful.
Check out the other pieces:
Black and White photos:
Client Jack Vartanian
Creative Direction Ines Néspoli
Photography Henrique Gendre
Model Cassia Ávila
Beauty Cris Biato
Retouch Matias Sinigoi
RUDDOCK – VONNIE BANGLE
A close-fitting cuff which reminds you of the feel of your Master or Mistress’ BDSM cuffs?
Or hands gripping your wrists?
A lovely way to hold a piece of your submission during the day.
CAST IN 18 CARAT GOLD PLATED BRONZE. HAND CARVED AND FINISHED, POLISHED TO A HIGH SHINE.
ALSO AVAILABLE IN SOLID STERLING SILVER, OR ROSE GOLD PLATED BRONZE.
SIZE GUIDE – APPROX CIRCUMFERENCE WHEN CLOSED
S/M 17.5 CM (6.89 inches)
M/L 19 CM (7.48 inches)
(click on the photo below to purchase)
dievca’s first post: “Eddie Borgo creates beauty for the submissive” was offering a cuff as an elegant solution for a submissive to wear in the pre- 50 Shades of Grey World. Wearing something symbolizing BDSM was an edgy choice and trying to find something subtle, yet elegant was hard.
Times have changed in the 5+ years and now BDSM clothing and jewelry options have expanded. The BDSM flavor has been on many runways and in various collections. Now, it is easier to find elegant BDSM pieces and easier to wear leather collars, o-rings, chains, etc. in public.
That doesn’t mean an elegant, yet direct BDSM reference jewelry piece is no longer sought out. One of the first jewelry designers offering a BDSM edge was Eddie Borgo and this thicker collar came out in 2015. The collar is still gorgeous to wear, either symbolizing your submission – or not.
And helping the Homeless of NYC via an auction is not a bad thing, too.
* Gold-plated metal or Rhodium-plated metal
* Thin, dangling link chain
* Lobster claw closure, adjustable
* Double-hinged opening
* Stamped on inside of cuff
* In new, unused condition
4.25″W x 4.5″D x .75″H
MSRP – $375
dievca is not sure how the measurements are taken, there are three settings. A circle with a diameter of 4.25 has a circumference of 13.35 inches. Note: dievca would like to mention that you should measure your neck before bidding – and keep in mind that you need a little room to swallow.
Auction ends at 10 pm EDT on December 15th (click on the photos above to bid)
dievca was fascinated by this Gucci Rope Knot Bracelet – Gold on Sterling Silver:
Which brought on a fun internet viewing session:
Manon Knot Rings in 14K White or Yellow Gold
And dievca went with:
Why does she feel like knots are a Summer or beachy piece? Maybe because Master isn’t in to Shibari/Ropework and it seems like a “boating” thing. Hmmm~
W. S. Gilbert refers to the “Grace of an odalisque on a divan” in Colonel Calverley’s song “If You Want A Receipt For That Popular Mystery” from the Gilbert and Sullivan opera Patience.
In popular use, the word odalisque also may refer to a mistress, concubine or paramour of a wealthy man.
During the 19th century, odalisques became common fantasy figures in the artistic movement known as Orientalism, being featured in many erotic paintings from that era.
By the later 19th century, Turkish writers such as Melek Hanum used the word odalisque to refer to slave-concubines when writing in English:
If any lady possesses a pretty-looking slave, the fact soon gets known. The gentlemen who wish to buy an odalisque or a wife, make their offers. Many Turks, indeed, prefer to take a slave as a wife, as, in such case, there is no need to dread fathers, mothers, or brothers-in-law, and other undesirable relations
Founded by Natasha Ghosn is 2012, Mondo Mondo is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand featuring handmade pieces that reflect Ghosn’s playful, surrealist view of the world.
The Ring of O is a specially designed ring which has been worn as a distinctive mark among BDSM practitioners, mainly in continental Europe — and especially the German-speaking countries — since the 1990s. Its use is relatively widespread within this subculture. Its name derives from the name of the central female character in the classic BDSM novel Story of O (written by Pauline Réage), who was a sex slave and wore an analogous ring.
dievca ran into something interesting during the final day of the PRINTEMPS summer sale.
AGATHA Jewelry with a subtle BDSM theme. Not on Soldes but not too dear, either.
The pieces looked well made.
* Silver toned metal
* Velvet ribbon woven through
* Lobster claw clasp
* Made in Italy
* 22″ including extender
* 2013 Collection
* Great condition
I thought I should respond by flashing back in my Moschino Pin-Up Raincoat.
Hmmm, lingerie or sans lingerie…
Oscar Wilde —
‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.’
dievca wants to be That Lady.
The lovely one on the train in Copenhagen.
The one who looks like she has it together.
The one who has personality.
In particular, dievca is in lust over her ring:
Isn’t it lovely?
So dievca started on a quest to recreate the ring. she contacted the Dark Gem Dom to see if he could identify what type of stone was in the Lady’s ring. And if he could help dievca buy a stone. The Gem Dom made some excellent suggestions for purchasing a rough stone and, as an accomplished gemcutter, He made time to facet the stone for dievca.
With the apartment move, dievca’s Parents having challenges and Life in general, the gorgeous gem was set to the side — but dievca has been collecting gold. 14K earrings that lost a mate, 14K broken bracelets and chains – whatever she can find in 14K yellow gold from her jewelry box and friends. she’s getting to the point where she has enough to send the gem, the gold and the photo to a jewelery maker friend. Woo Whooo!
A huge “Thank You” to the Dark Gem Dom for the help and the beautiful work.
If you want to connect with Him, send dievca a note. She’ll work on it. XO
The jewelry which could be considered lingerie.
Body Chains are a type of jewelry worn around the neck, chest and wrapped around the waist embellishing the assets like a piece of lingerie. They are often made of silver or gold and they highlight the breasts, cleavage and waist in a subtle way. The chains cause people to look closer.
The chains seem to be versions of the Kamarband/Udiyanam, which is a type of body jewelry worn around the waist, originating in India.
So, are they sexy or not worth the time?
Bound by You.