October 21, 2014
The “Sultan of Suave” has passed away at 82 and left a legacy in the fashion world that will have a never-ending ripple effect. Here are some images in his memory.
The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die,” he told an audience at New York’s 92Y “Fashion Talks” series in June 2013. “We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept. The one thing about having this kind of warning is how you appreciate every single day of life.”
October 20, 2014
Most of us remember not only important dates in our life but important locations. Where was your first apartment? What restaurant were you in when you’re husband proposed? What hospital was your baby born in? One company is successfully running with the idea of producing personalized jewelry that commemorates that special location in your life.
A. Jaffeâ€™s new â€śMapsâ€ť collection offers necklaces, pendants and charms speaking to the trend of personalization that is popular among todayâ€™s consumers.
A. Jaffe is taking personalized jewelry to the next level with its new Maps collection, which offers pieces that depict a particular spot on the globe to mark where people have met, fell in love or experienced some other significant or personal event.
The collection is available in 14-karat white or rose gold and sterling silver, and each piece features a single diamond on the map that marks a specific location. Retail prices in the line range from $125 to $1,995.
Source: National Jeweler
October 16, 2014
Good morning, Joe!
I’m planning on writing you some reviews on Yelp and whatever other sites you guys are listed on later (once I calm down), but I just wanted to say, I am dying over this ring! I just got it about five minutes ago, and I’m just walking around looking at the stone in all the different rooms lol. I am shaking, it’s so beautiful.
Thank you so much for such a beautiful ring :)
October 15, 2014
Who thinks of these studies?
A study by two economics professors at Emory University in Atlanta has found that the amount of money a couple spends on an engagement ring may reveal their chances of gettingÂ divorced.
The researchers surveyed 3,000 U.S. adults who either were in or had been in a heterosexual marriage about their wedding costs, ring costs, and maritalÂ status.
They found that men who spent $2,000â€“$4,000 on an engagement ring were 1.3 times more likely to get divorced than men who spentÂ $500â€“$2,000.
Men who spent less than $500 on a ring also had higher divorce rates, but men who spent more than $8,000 had lower divorceÂ rates.
Based on this data, the sweet spots for your customers if they want to optimize the chances that they will be together forever: $500â€“$2,000 or more thanÂ $8,000.
Here’s one of our “divorce proof” rings. And although our work is guaranteed, your happy marriage is up to you!
October 14, 2014
As we approach Halloween, we here at Joseph Schubach Jewelers love to indulge in the scary (and often perfectly tacky) traditions that make this spooky holiday particularly special. Today we focus on the the “evil eye” and jewelry that is meant to protect the wearer from it. As you’ll see, celebrities are carrying on the tradition.
The most popular method of escaping the evil eyeâ€™s effects in many cultures is by the use of evil eye talismans, evil eye symbols, and evil eye jewelry. These are meant to â€śreflectâ€ť the power of the evil look. The evil eye amulet originated in Greece, where it was known as an â€śapotropaicâ€ť amulet, meaning that it reflected harm. The most basic design of the evil eye, prevalent in the Middle East, is a talisman designed with concentric blue and white circles made to symbolize the evil eye, known as the nazar. It is often used on houses, vehicles, or jewelry.
October 13, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Lauren Bacall’s art, jewelry and furniture will be auctioned in New York.
Her estate is selling hundreds of items that had filled her three homes. Bonhams auction house estimates they will bring $3 million.
The film and theater legend died in New York City in August at age 89.
Bonhams says two Henry Moore sculptures from the collection will be offered during its Impressionist and modern art sale in November.
Bacall was a big fan of Moore’s work. Six more of his sculptures will be sold in March, with about 700 other lots. They include tribal art and paintings by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder and others.
They once decorated her homes in Los Angeles, Amagansett, Long Island, and the famed Dakota apartment building in Manhattan.
October 8, 2014
Who thought of this brilliant idea of giving rings prior to betrothal. (What the heck is a “betrothal” anyway? ) When you buy your wedding or engagement ring, know it has a long-standing history…one you’re about to know more about!
Where did the tradition of giving a diamond ring for engagements originate?
At first, only one ring was used for both engagement and a wedding. Then in 1477, Maximillian of Austria decided to give an engagement ring to his wife-to-be, Mary of Burgundy
Why is the wedding rings worn on the third finger of the left hand?
Both engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because
it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart. (How sweet!)
October 7, 2014
Sure it’s barely Fall, but it can’t hurt taking a peak into the trends evolving for 2015. Ready? (LOVE the feather watch.)
The slogan bracelet at Chanel. Chanel’s fashion riot for Spring/Summer 2015 saw bangles in silver and brightly colored leather with the same on-trend demo slogans that the girls brandished in the finale, including “Make Fashion Not War”, “Oser Sans Poser” and “Ladies First”. Karl Lagerfeld and the Chanel girls wore their hearts on their sleeves.
The retro hoops at Louis Vuitton With denim flares, high-waists and glossy leather, the high-shine of the disk earrings designed by Camille Miceli caught the lights of the runway at the Spring/Summer 2015 show. It was back to the future with these hoops, that brought the allure of 1970s icon.
The ring stack at Valentino In an invitation to travel next Summer, the creative duo behind Valentino peppered Spring/Summer 2015 looks with marine symbols. Coral, shells and sea urchins replaced last summer’s signs of the zodiac, translating into sun-bright rings to mix and match all season.
The feather watch at Fendi Accessories picked up on the same Spring/Summer 2015 themes as the clothes at Fendi, as the orchid motif featured on low-slung ponytails and denim blue popped up on oversized knotted leather cuffs. As if by magic, the delicate feathers of light bustier dresses also appeared around watches.
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October 6, 2014
Jewelry isn’t just for adornment anymore. It can alert you of an incoming e-message, indicate your mood, and in this case, harness the power of your body to create energy. Just spooky or a whole new way of looking at jewelry?
Naomi Kizhner’s jewellery collection harvests energy from the human body
Industrial designer Naomi Kizhner has developed a concept for an invasive jewellery
collection that converts kinetic energy from the body’s involuntary movements
Naomi Kizhner designed the Energy Addicts accessories in response to the world’s
impending energy crisis, looking for an existing energy source that is yet to be
tapped in to.
“It interested me to imagine what would the world be like once it has experienced
a steep decline in energy resources and how we will feed our energy addiction,”
Kizhner told Dezeen.
“There are lots of developments of renewable energy resources, but the human body
is a natural resource for energy that is constantly renewed, as long as we are alive.”
“Technologically we are not too far away from these ideas becoming a
reality,” said Kizhner. “But practically speaking, will we be willing to
sacrifice our bodies in order to produce more energy?
My intention is to provoke a discussion.”
October 3, 2014
Hi Joe and Jennifer,
I received it this morning! The ring is absolutely beautiful, I know my girlfriend is going to love it. You’ve created something really amazing that we’ll hold on to for generations (if she says yes ;) ).Â . . . .
Thank you so much for all your help and hard work. You made the whole process an interesting and even educational one. If there are any reviews or star ratings I can give you, please direct me to the place to do that!
Thanks again for everything, I am definitely a satisfied customer!