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More “Gossip Girl” Jewelry — Check Out The Bounkit And Ippolita Pieces Featured In Monday’s Episode



Even die-hard Gossip Girl  fans have to acknowledge that Season 3 got off to a bumpy start as the writers struggled to transition Serena, Blair, and company from the steps of the MET museum to their respective new colleges or post-Constance endeavors (for example, Serena's ill-fated PR internship and Chuck's new CEO endeavors). It took writers almost half the season to finally create a successful dramatic plotline, but hey, we viewers love a good comeback! Similarly, the show's wardrobe team fumbled a bit as they worked to polish each character's new, more adult look. Sure, Blair's headbands were tossed, Chuck hung up his plaid pants, and Vanessa let go of the H&M gear in favor of more artsy, Boho chic pieces, but for a few episodes, there weren't enough statement pieces to keep us talking. And then, just when we started doubting their genius, the GG fashion gurus got their groove back. Not only have the past few episodes of Gossip Girl provided us with a plethora of memorable style moments, but each ensemble was accessorized with an equally noteworthy piece of jewelry (or two or three).

On Monday's "Ex-Husbands and Wives" episode, several baubles left me breathless. One of my absolute favorites: the Bounkit necklace worn Holland Kemble (played  by Sherri Saum), the triflin' woman who lives downstairs from Lily and Rufus and who claimed to have slept with Rufus during Lily's absence. Holland Kemble wore the faceted smoky topaz and green agate necklace (pictured at top) to the Library Auction Gala, where Chuck and Blair pulled off one of their customary schemes in order to confront her about writing a bogus prescription for Lily. As wildly entertaining as Chuck and Blair's banter was, I was barely paying attention to it because I was so distracted by the gorgeous necklace draped around Kemble's neck.

Another fantastic piece in the episode: the Ippolita Rock Candy Large Teardrop Pendant in Brazilian Amethyst  (pictured second from top) that Blair wore during her first date with the rugby player, moments before Nate, Jenny, Chuck, and Dan hijacked her date and recruited her to mastermind their latest scheme. The Ippolita necklace features a faceted, teardrop-shaped amethyst stone measuring approximately 25mm by 20mm and featuring an 18k gold setting and chain. The necklace fell gracefully past Blair's d├ęcolletage, adding a princess-y vibe to her ensemble.

Now that Gossip Girl seems to have overcome its slump period, let's hope the fantastic jewels keep on coming!

Bounkit Faceted Smoky Topaz and Green Agate Necklace, $1310, at Bounkit.com; and Ippolita Rock Candy Large Teardrop Pendant in Amethyst, $1195, at Ippolita.com

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