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2016’s Oscar for Aquatic Accessory? Whoopi Goldberg’s Octopus Ring

February 29, 2016

The Oscars are all about flash and glitz…but some celebrities manage to combine over-the-top with creativity. And that’s why we’re giving an in-house Oscar to Whoopi Goldberg who donned a sea-worthy stunner on hand last night.

Some critics took to panning her octopus ring (we couldn’t find the designer’s name of this ring as of this a.m.)¬† but we appreciated the actress honoring a time-honored fashion rule: if you’re going to wear a statement piece (a large and loud piece of jewelry), pair it with something simple, like a black dress.

Source: Racked



A Bracelet that Could Launch Rocket Ships…Maybe

February 24, 2016


Holy space age, Batman!

Found on Mashable yesterday, this flexible LCD bracelet isn’t quite a fashion statement…but it makes up for its lack of style in off-the-hook technology. The company responsible for this amazing piece of work is UK-based FlexEnable whose goal is deliver curvy, flexible screens.

A UK company called FlexEnable is working to deliver screens that are much more curvy, and fully flexible.

According to Mashable who stumbled across this piece at a show in Barcelona,

“The LCD screen is functional, and even though it’s not a real touchscreen, we could tap the buttons on its side to change the displayed info, including an animated map and a grid of icons.”


Lifting SAD Spirits with the Gift of Jewelry

February 23, 2016

It’s been a long winter. The hoopla of the holidays is behind us and we slowly emerge from the sleepy cocoon of the darkest season.

There’s a reason people often feel blue during this time of year. One cause is scientific: less light means more depression. Research supports that brain chemistry is affected by light. Look at sunny Florida, for instance. Less than 1% of its residents report feeling SAD (seasonal affective disoroder) whereas 10% of Alaskans report serious winter depression. It’s often more common in women. Luckily Spring brings with it longer doses of sun and SAD symptoms tend to lessen.

If you or someone you know seems to be struggling with SAD, you can do the following:

1. Get outside. It’s critical to maximize the sunshine that is available during the longer days so getting outside is critical for those suffering with SAD. Whether its a 2-hour hike or a 15-minute walk, make the time every day to get that body moving and those lungs breathing fresh, clean air. You’ll be amazed how little activity it takes to shake off those mental cobwebs.

2. Call a friend. Depression has a way of closing us up, making it harder and harder to share feelings with others. Break the ice by reaching out to a trusted friend or relative. Share what’s going on with you. If you find that difficult, write it out. Or play a song you love and sing loudly. Sometimes expression alone is enough to lighten the load.

3. Buy a sparkling gift.¬† Jewelry has powerful properties so whether you gift something special for yourself or simply want to bring some light into someone else’s life, let one of our sparkling pieces add some mid-winter happiness. We specialize in bringing the sunshine indoors.¬†


main view of Filigree Diamond Pendant

Sunshine on a chain! Hand engraved pendant with hand applied scrolls and a 3/4ct Gemesis cultured diamond with fancy yellow or orange color on an 18″ wheat chain. Pendant measures approx. 8mm in diameter. Call for pricing.


A Peek into London’s Fashion Week and Charlotte Dellal’s Retro Glamour

February 22, 2016

Fashion weeks are the barometers of the fashion world. And for the jewelry world too. We catch a glimpse into upcoming trends and the high art of fashion design.

We couldn’t keep our eyes off of accessory designer Charlotte Olympia Dellal’s work whose space-age fashions not only fired up our imaginations but reminded us of the raw creativity behind her curious designs.



Embellished hard case clutch bags with the phrase ‚Äúthe girl who fell to earth.” Source: Evening Standard

We’re in love with the oversized spider pendant! Source: Evening Standard


Charlotte Olympia RTW Fall 2016

Prepare to see more oversized studs like these. Photo by Giovanni Giannoni/WWD

The Touching Beauty of Mourning Jewelry

February 18, 2016

Since the beginning of humankind, death has been memorialized with¬† jewelry. Whether pieces of jewelry were included in the tomb of an Egyptian pharaoh or worn by a queen after her king has died, it’s a natural extension of mourning.

More specifically, mourning jewelry has been around since at least the 16th century. It’s most closely associated with the Victorian era, worn by Queen Victoria and her court, after the death of¬† England’s Prince Albert.

Hairwork was a common practice when creating mourning jewelry. Necklaces, braclets, rings and brooches often contained woven human hair (not necessarily from the deceased interestingly enough. Hair was often imported into the UK for mourning jewelry).

Victorian Mourning Jewelry Brooch: Hair inside – hair outside Lori McLean: Mourning Jewelry

Amazing mourning jewelry made with human hair.


Jet mourning brooch.

Source: Collector’s Weekly

Our Jewelry Highlights from the Grammy’s

February 17, 2016

Well, we were so bowled over by Lady Gaga’s tribute to David Bowie that we struggled to break free and actually look at the other celebrity jewelry donning the Grammy’s red carpet (though did you check out Lady Gaga’s moon globe rings?).

Here are two of our award winners of the night….


Underwood wearing her Valentine’s present from her husband (who designed the necklace with famed jeweler Jonathan Arndt). 48 carats of Burmese rubies and both white and yellow diamonds. The necklace received the name ‚ÄúThe Heartbeat Ruby Necklace with the Firefly Yellow Diamond.‚ÄĚ


Demi Lovato wore a dazzling diamond pendant valued at over 2.4 million dollars from Movawad Jewelry. Lovato also wore a $500,00 diamond ring and earrings from Leticia Linton.

Source: People




“She absolutely loves it. Very thrilled with it.”

February 16, 2016

Hey Joe!
Looks like I forgot to hit send…. haha

She absolutely loves it. Very thrilled with it. She is also getting a ton of comments on it from her clients at work too. Thank you so much for everything!

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! . . . . I LOVE IT! :)”

February 16, 2016

Thank you, thank you, thank you! . . . .¬†I LOVE IT! :) It’s exactly what I wanted. Thank you for all of your patience. :) I will definitely be writing a rave review. And thanks for the ring pop! Lol (I know it’s on the “wrong” finger. I never liked wearing rings on my ring finger hehe). Thanks again!


” I am in looooooove”

February 15, 2016

Omg jenn!¬† ¬†This ring is sooooo me!¬† It is just beyond!¬† The sparkle is absolutely insane and I’m very happy with the overall size and presence, it is perfect!¬† Sorry to make you wait, lol, we are about to leave for a kids bday party and I’ve been scrambling around!¬† ¬†Will get better pics this afternoon!¬† I am in looooooove 😍😍😍😍😍

Imelda’s Amazing Jewels

February 15, 2016

Imelda Marcos, the wife of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, is well-known for her shoe collection. But equally comprehensive and vast was her collection of jewelry.

The Philippine government has given approval of the public exhibit and auction of her jewelry collection which international experts have appraised to be now worth at least 1 billion pesos ($21 million), officials said.

While we don’t have shots of the exhibition yet, here’s a glimpse into one woman’ historical collection:

Philippines Marcos Jewelry

Image: Bullit Marquez/Associated Press

 Philippines Marcos Jewelry
APTOPIX Philippines Marcos Jewelry

Image: Bullit Marquez/Associated Press

Source: Mashable

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