May 22, 2013
What if life worked from the outside in? What if changing the color of the walls around you invitedÂ new change into your life? What if wearing a bright pink blouse brought you romance and just the right kind of attention?
What if you needed guidance and wore our Curved Round Journey Pendant necklace for assistance? What if, each time you wore it, you were able to see your life’s journey more clearly? Or what if wearing it reminded you, during rough times, that life has all sorts of twists and turns but is beautiful nonetheless.
People have worn “lucky charms” since the beginning of time. That’s because jewelry can have magical powers…if you believe.
Seven stone curved journey pendant with 1ct t.w. round brilliant stones set on an 18″ cable chain.
May 21, 2013
This necklace is more than just amazing in its length; it’s part of an amazing project called The Portable Playhouse, a non profit organization that has joined together with a nationally-known bead company, to raise money for a specialized art therapy program.
The money raised will be used to help fund our specialized art therapy beading programs at hospitals and cancer centers across the country. We work with hospitalized children, (regardless of their illnesses) and women fighting cancer in outpatient cancer centers across the country.
Our goal is to create the world’s longest beaded necklace. We are working under the guidelines of The Guinness Book of World Recordâ€™s to record and certify our efforts.
We have already worked with tens of thousands of children and women and we are looking for your help to reach even more!
May 20, 2013
It’s alright. We understand that you don’t want to wear jewelry all of the time. Sometimes the accessory of choice is a beautiful scarf (paired perfectly with these vintage dangle earrings). This video demonstrates the various ways to wear a scarf.
May 15, 2013
When we think of tiaras (or diadems as they’re also known), we envision an ornate headpiece, laden with gems. But the earliest diadems were often as delicate as a wreath made of flowers. Read on:
The wearing of a diadem as a mark of nobility or royalty is an extremely ancient custom, and the forms which diadems have assumed are so diverse that it is very difficult to generalize about them or to trace a continuous line of development. The diadems of some of the Eastern Kings in ancient times were extremely ornate and heavy, while in classical times supreme power was often denoted in the simplest way – by a band of cloth worn round the head and tied in a knot behind. When Gibbon says of Diocletian that he “ventured to assume the diadem”, the diadem in question was only a fillet of white cloth set with pearls. Yet much richer head-dresses had been worn at an earlier date, notably by the Egyptians. Some of the diadems of the Egyptian princesses are amazingly delicate. One which belonged to the Princess Khnemt is made of delicate flowers in gold wire, inlaid with stones, and has all the fragility of a wreath made of real wild flowers.
The earliest diadems found in the Greek world are made of gold or silver sheet decorated with simple patterns of dots embossed from the back. In classical times the diadem of sheet gold decorated with embossed patterns was joined by the wreath. Extremely naturalistic imitations of wreaths of real leaves were made in gold, silver, and materials plated with gold, and were worn on ceremonial occasions.
May 14, 2013
It’s your big day and the focus should be about you and your sparkling spouse-to-be. Your bridesmaids need to enhance and support your look, not distract (which also means picking smart, classic dresses–not those scary ones never to be worn again after the wedding!)
The bridesmaid jewelry can be worked out simply and easily using these basic rules:
4 simple rules when picking jewelry for the bridesmaids:
1. It has to work for you.
This day is about you and all you desire. You’ll be looking at your bridesmaids the entire day; you want them to reflect your creative choice.
2. When in doubt, pearl it out.
Pearls look great with practically any outfit and on any woman. Plus a nice set of pearls can be affordable!
3. Keep it simple.
A delicate pendant necklace or stud earrings will never distract or overwhelm. Since the day will be full of “big” outfits, why not keep it simple when choosing jewelry for your bridesmaids?
4. Work with the neckline of the bridesmaids dress:
V-Shaped – Y-Shaped necklace
Strapless or Low Neckline – Choker, collarÂ or multi-strand necklace
Sweetheart – Y-Shape or longer necklaceThis pendant necklace is a popular bridesmaid choice:
Four prong solitaire pendant with a Charles and Colvard created round moissanite set on an 18″ cable chain.Â
May 13, 2013
There’s nothing like Spring fashion to get you in a warmer mood. And 2013 is no exception. Be prepared for ruffles, sheer fabrics and gentle floral accents.
With that kind of light and lovely look in mind, here are some jewelry suggestions from JCK‘s Senior Editor, Jennifer Heebner:
Earrings in 24k gold-plated silver with frosted hematite, $109; Bernd Wolf
Double Lotus Petals pendant in silver and 10k gold, $540; Me & Ro
Earrings in silver and 18k gold with 0.55 ct. t.w. black spinel and 0.13 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,100; LAGOS
Bracelet in 18k white gold with lace effects and 0.32 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,730; Djula
Earrings in 18k gold with freshwater pearls and 0.28 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,812; KGH Jewellery
Necklace in silver is 36 inches long and has natural color freshwater pearls, $2,350; Susan Rockefeller
Celtic Noir earringsÂ in 18k white gold with 0.56 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,195; CharriolÂ
Ring in 18k yellow gold with 12.45 ct. t.w. claw-set, smooth flat oval white and blue Paraiba tourmaline with 0.06 ct. t.w. faceted green Paraiba tourmaline, $3,930; Anne Sportun
Gray Moonstone Tree of Life pendantÂ necklace in 18k gold with gray moonstone and 1.6 cts. t.w. white sapphires, $4,160; Emily & Ashley at Luxe Intelligence
Pendant necklace in 18k white gold with 1.72 ct. t.w. opal with 0.15 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,770; Susan Wheeler
May 10, 2013
This ring is being made especially for you…..
Happy Mothers Day!
Your loving husband,
May 8, 2013
Here are a few basic tips to keep in mind when arranging your outfit…and in under 2 minutes!
May 7, 2013
Perhaps this isn’t the type of jewelry that you’d wear to your average Mother’s Day luncheon, but boy, does it capture the eye.
Throughout May,Â Aaron Faber Gallery,Â located atÂ 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, will present the dramatic jewelry in an exhibition that explores the striking works of five legendary international jewelry artists:Â â€śDramatic Jewelry: The Five Mastersâ€ťÂ showcases the extraordinary works of British jeweler,Â Charlotte De Syllas; Italian jeweler,Paolo Marcolongo; American jeweler,Â Michael Good; and German jewelersÂ Peter Schmid of Atelier ZobelÂ andÂ Tom and Jutta Munsteiners.
Here are a few examples:
Source: The Daily Jewel
May 6, 2013
Sampling of some fun stuff we’re getting ready to show. These are native blue from C&C, not enhanced or coated. More info coming soon!