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Cannes Festival Jewelry Highlights – Statement Earrings & Simplicity

May 20, 2014

Wouldn’t you just love to attend the Cannes Film Festival? Something about the lush French landscape makes it seem that much more luxurious than the Oscars. But just like any award ceremony, fashion (oh and the films) are the centerpiece:

Statement earrings were a big trend on opening night, and so was chic simplicity. Kendall Jenner stunned in a black Chanel gown with modern arty black-and-white overlay bodice and Chopard diamond cluster earrings. Zoe Saldana was also a vision in a pleated white Victoria Beckham gown with gold chain detail at the waist. And Gucci girl Blake Lively wore a Bordeaux pleated silk chiffon gown from the Premiere collection, with Lorraine Schwartz climbing vine earrings.

Paz Vega took the jewelry theme in a different direction, wearing a pearl-embellished Elie Saab Couture column gown in a modern-looking shorter length (and Chopard diamond drop earrings). Nicole Kidman, who stars in the “Grace of Monaco” film that’s being almost universally panned, wore an Armani Prive gown with a bustier encrusted in crystal baguettes and pearls (and Harry Winston diamond line earrings).

Source: Courant.com

 

Kendall Jenner in a black Chanel gown with modern arty

black-and-white overlay bodice and Chopard diamond cluster earrings.

 

Zoe Saldana in a pleated white Victoria Beckham gown with gold chain detail at the waist.

 

Blake Lively wore a Bordeaux pleated silk chiffon gown

with Lorraine Schwartz climbing vine earrings.

 

Nicole Kidman wore an Armani Prive gown with a bustier encrusted in crystal baguettes and pearls (and Harry Winston diamond line earrings).

 

 

Grace of Monaco Shines! (At least in the Jewelry Department)

May 19, 2014

Biopic Grace of Monaco took a royal beating after its screening at the Cannes Film Festival. But it’s shining moments reside in the fashion/jewelry arena, so all is not lost!

According to The Daily Beast:

Even more important than her outfits, however, is the jewelry, a staple in Grace Kelly’s wardrobe. Kelly was a loyal client of Cartier, and the jeweler agreed to provide the jewelry for the film. Some original pieces were loaned to the movie while others were re-created, but overall there was so much bling on set that two bodyguards had to accompany Kidman during filming.

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“As a devoted client, Grace Kelly, later Princess Grace of Monaco, maintained a loyal relationship with the jeweler in Paris and Monaco. Cartier created the 10.47-carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring, which she was given by Prince Rainier III in 1956. For her wedding she received numerous gifts of Cartier jewelry, such as a diamond and ruby tiara and a necklace composed of three strands of diamonds,” the house said in a press release.

“Faithful reproductions of five of these royal jewelery pieces were produced in the ateliers of the Maison, with the consent of the Sovereign House of Monaco. The original creations are part of the royal jewels of Monaco,” they added.

K.O’s GelinAbaci TR-092

May 16, 2014

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D.N. Semi Custom Style 9668

May 13, 2014

Style 9668 personalized with channel set birthstones.

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The Magical Benefits of Tension Set Rings

May 13, 2014

Remember the magician who seemed to be possess the ability to suspend a person in midair? Magical, right?

There’s a dose of magic in tension set rings that makes people “ooh” and “ahh.” But more than that, tension set rings showcase the gem of the ring, as if a spotlight were directly on it. Modernistic and sleek, tension set rings are meant for those who like a daring approach to life and fashion.

For those concerned about losing the gem, these unique settings are as safe or safer than four-prong settings. Our tension-set rings are supplied by GelinAbaci who, with more than 10,000 rings sold, report no known diamond losses. At Joseph Schubach Jewelers, we guarantee your tension setting will stay in place.

About our Supplier:

GelinAbaci is not only our single-source supplier of tension-set diamond and moissanite engagement rings, but the premier designer of tension jewelry in the United States. And with more than a combined total of 50 years in the jewelry business, Gabriel Gelin and Sam Abaci create some of the most beautiful tension-set rings available.

When you purchase tension-set rings from Joseph Schubach Jewelers, you can buy with confidence. That’s because rings each ring from GelinAbaci is backed by The Schubach Guarantee.

Learn more about creating a custom tension setting, or shop our collection of ready-to-order tension-set moissanite engagement rings.

Here are a few samples from our collection:

Style 102102

Bypass Tension Set Engagement Ring

102102-GelinAbachi-tension-set-TR-025A_DENSE.jpgStarting from $2,430.00

Style 102103

Tension Set Engagement Ring

102103-GelinAbachi-tension-set-TR-039A_DENSE.jpgStarting from $2,365.00

Style 102104

Tension Set Engagement Ring

102104-GelinAbachi-tension-set-TR-040A_DENSE.jpgStarting from $2,365.00

Style 102105

Princess Cut Tension Set Engagement Ring

102105-GelinAbachi-tension-set-TR-117A_DENSE.jpgStarting from $2,589.00

Style 102106

Tension Set Engagement Ring With Diamond Side Stones

102106-GelinAbachi-tension-set-TR-129A_DENSE.jpgStarting from $4,500.00

Style 102107

Tension Set Engagement Ring With Channel Set Diamond Side Stones

102107-GelinAbachi-tension-set-TR-145A_DENSE.jpgStarting from $4,050.00

Style 102108

Tension Set Engagement Ring With Round Diamond Side Stones

102108-GelinAbachi-tension-set-TR-160A_DENSE.jpgStarting from $3,489.00

Style 102109

Tension Set Engagement Ring With Round Diamond Side Stones

102109-GelinAbachi-tension-set-TR-164A_DENSE.jpgStarting from $3,150.00

Style 102110

Tension Set Engagement Ring With Channel Set Round Diamond Side Stones

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Starting from $2,815.00

How to Break the Spell of Negative Self-Image

May 13, 2014

Many of us, especially women, are lured into believing the only way to feel good about ourselves is buying that new piece of clothing or losing X amount of weight or fixing something we perceive “broken” about our physical appearance. It’s a trap many can’t escape (because perfection is an illusive goal, remember!).

But it’s easy to break the chains of negative self-image as long as we’re willing to shift our focus a little. This article in Little Buddha by Jade Yap points out that simply focusing on the world around you (instead of the churning universe inside your head), you can get back on the path of true self-acceptance.

3. Recognize and limit external factors that spark feelings of negativity.

Know your triggers—the things that immediately leave you feeling bad about yourself. These may be certain celebrity magazines or social media websites like Facebook. Identify them and take steps to limit their role in your life.

4. Discover the root cause that makes you feel bad.

You may hate an aspect or more of your appearance, convincing yourself, “If only I had a thinner body, I would be happy/successful/fulfilled.” However, more than likely, the real reason for your unhappiness lies under the surface.

For example, your fixation on getting a better body may stem from an insecurity of never being “good enough.” If this is the case, you will always find an aspect of yourself to criticize, whether it’s your weight or your hair color.

Identify the root cause and acknowledge how it’s led you to feel this way. Then remind yourself that it is an irrational insecurity that makes you feel bad about yourself and how you look.

5. Focus outward.

While it’s always important to work within oneself, it can also be helpful to turn your attention to helping others. Let’s face it: there are far more important things in the world than looks.

Volunteering in your local community, for instance, is a great way to feel positive about doing something beautiful for others and increase your confidence. It can really help to put your hang-ups in perspective.

To finally be at peace with how you look is no easy feat, especially if you have suffered from low self-esteem in the past.

R.N’s Beverly K Style 8WR9186

May 12, 2014

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How We Personalize our Business

May 12, 2014

When I read this article at Rena Klingenberg’s site called “How to Sell Jewelry in  a Saturated Market,” one section in particular stood out:

4. Infuse Your Jewelry and Your Business with YOU

Your uniqueness is one of your strongest advantages.When you’re being your authentic self, nobody can compare to you.

So differentiate your creations and your business from the crowd by infusing them with YOU.

 

My father and grandfather may have said the exact same thing! Every sale we make is a personal experience…because jewelry is highly personal. It can represent love, dreams, commitment…even eternity. We’ve known this from the very beginning (over 100 years ago, when our business just started) and continue with that ethic today.

With us, you can expect a personalized experience. We do more than sell jewelry; we’re matchmakers, making sure you’re fit with the right piece that suits you perfectly!

 

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Developing your Sense of Style in Four Easy (and Cheap) Steps

May 7, 2014

Some people just seem to have that perfectly pulled-together look, even if they just rolled out of bed. But for most of us, we have to work a little to hone a sense of style.

But the beauty of it? You don’t have to spend a fortune on your “look.” It can be done simply, basically (since all fashionable looks tend to be just that).

1. Pick your best pieces. You know the items in your closet that are clearly keepers, like that skirt that fits just so or that shirt that always makes you feel like a million bucks when you wear it. Separate those pieces from the rest. (Then ask yourself, what are you doing with those “other” pieces!) Consider a wardrobe of only keepers, even if it’s smaller.

2. Find a good hair stylist. (This one is often easier said than done.) Most stylish looks have a great haircut topping it all off. Figure out your hair type and what cut works for you and maintain it.

3. Keep your skin healthy and clean. We’re wearing our birthday “suit” all of the time, right? Glowing skin that’s well maintained goes a long way to create a beautiful you. That doesn’t mean you need flawless skin. Just make sure you use good products, eat well, drink copious amounts of water and get sleep.

4. Smile. Sure, you’ve heard this one before, but truly, a smile is magnetic and lights up any outfit. Don’t worry–you can fake one too. (A fake smile still has therapeutic effects.)

 

 

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Seth Godin’s Word of Wisdom and How we Operate

May 6, 2014

When most of our customers find us, whether its online or at our showroom in Scottsdale, they’re often surprised our impeccable customer service. We run our business based on philosophies that are over 100 years old and established by Joe’s father and grandfather. So when I saw Seth Godin’s blog entry, I thought, “Hey, that’s how we operate too!”

 

Get rich (quick) – Seth Godin

Enrich your world by creating value for others.

Enrich your health by walking twenty minutes a day.

Enrich your community by contributing to someone, without keeping score.

Enrich your relationships by saying what needs to be said.

Enrich your standing by trusting someone else.

Enrich your organization by doing more than you’re asked.

Enrich your skills by learning something new, something scary.

Enrich your productivity by rejecting false shortcuts.

Enrich your peace of mind by being trusted.

The connection economy pays dividends in ways that the industrial one rarely did.

 

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