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  • Far, Far-out Face Jewelry by Givenchy

    We’ve come to expect wild fashion displays on the runway. It’s part of the theatrics and certainly not intended for streetwear. But designer house Givenchy took it one step beyond at a recent fashion show where intricate face jewelry almost upstaged the clothing.

    Body art migrated to the face at Givenchy’s Fall 2015 runway show for Paris Fashion Week on Sunday.

    There, the models’ cheeks and noses competed with their gothic-inspired garments for the audience’s attention. Pat McGrath, the show’s makeup artist, told it took six hours to complete the elaborate facial decorations, trying to keep the heavy jewelry in place and working with each girl’s facial features.

    Each model was decorated with intricate facial jewelry sets in golds, silvers and blacks. The ornaments sat on their cheeks and chins and hung off their septums and nostrils. Their ears featured matching earrings from their lobes to their upper cartilage.

    The jewelry made specifically for the show consisted of dark jewels, such as sapphire and ruby, but also of a material that was supposed to look like jet, a fossilized coal worn in Victorian times to display mourning, according to Collector’s Weekly.

    Source: Mashable


    Givenchy, Paris women fashion week, winter 2015 2016


  • Spring/Summer 2015 Jewelry Trends

    While it doesn’t completely feel like Spring yet, it’s exciting to see the jewelry trends of the upcoming seasons. Sort of like virtual flowers in a vase, brightening up the space.

    Which trend strikes your seasonal fancy?



    The slogan bracelet at Chanel.


    The ring stack at Valentino.


    Les boucles d'oreilles cristaux de Prada printemps-été 2015

    The illusion earrings at Prada.


    Mix ‘N’ Match piercings at Dior.

    Les bracelets brides d'Hermès Pierre Hardy printemps-été 2015

    The bridle bracelet at Hermès.


    Montre plumes Fendi printemps-été 2015

    The feather watch at Fendi.


    Source: Vogue

  • Hoop Earrings – a New Take on an Old Classic

    I just loved this JCK post celebrating one of my personal favorite earrings: hoops. They look good on just about any woman, stay put on your ear comfortably, and express a sense of movement and flow. And apparently, they’re making a comeback!

    Here are some of the latest and greatest in hoop earrings. If any appeal to you, we’d be happy to custom design your own personal hoops.


    Supreme Jewelry swirled diamond hoop earrings

    Supreme Jewelry



    Gabriel and Co. Amavida diamond hoop earrings

    Gabriel & Co.




    Bi Shang Corp hoop earrings

    Bi Shang



    Roman and Jules fancy diamond hoop earrings
  • Risk-taking Earrings, Seen at the Oscars

    Enlightening article in Forbes this week, highlighting the risk-takers and the risk-aversive jewelry wearers at the Oscars. Susan Abeles, director of US Jewelry for Bonhams auction house, opines on, in particular, Gwyneth Paltrow’s (risk-taking) jewelry choices, designed by Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie.


    She applauded Gwyneth Paltrow for her choice of wearing Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie, a contemporary jewelry designer who creates one-of-a-kind statement pieces. Abeles said that these are the kind of modern pieces that are collectable.



    In bloom: Gwyneth Paltrow was pretty in pink at Sunday's Academy Awards in a one-sleeved Ralph & Russo gown featuring a large rosette

  • Metal Heavy Statement Bracelets

    The power of the statement necklace must have spread…like down the arm to your wrist. These weighty statement bracelets detailed in JCK are bold yet intricate, all packing a fashionable punch. What do you think?


    Alor Cuff in 18k gold and micro cable stainless steel from the Classique collection, $495

    Cuff in 18k gold and micro cable stainless steel from the Classique collection, $495; Alor

    Brady Legler silver cuff

    Cuff in sterling silver with ruthenium finish and 0.76 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,500; Brady Legler

    One-of-a-kind fabricated Repoussé Genie cuff in silver, $4,290; Lisa Kim Fine Jewelry

    One-of-a-kind fabricated Repoussé Genie cuff in silver, $4,290; Lisa Kim Fine Jewelry

    Miseno hinged 18k gold cuff

    Hinged cuff in 18k yellow gold cuff from the Sea Leaf collection, $9,400; Miseno

  • The Snitch Ring Goes Viral



    Isn’t it interesting, the whole process of virality? One little video quickly thrown up on YouTube could change the lives of those who posted it.

    This Canadian jeweler experienced her 15 minutes of fame and then some when a ring she created caught fire on the Internet.

    A Harry Potter–inspired ring went viral this week, sending shoppers flying to get a piece of the boy who lived—and its designer scrambling to fulfill orders from her small Kingston, Ontario, shop.

    The Harry Potter Golden Snitch Ring comes in silver and gold with citrine, topaz, sapphire, and moissanite stone options. The stones are all honey-colored, and the band is texturized to resemble the Snitch’s famous wings (in Potter lore, the Snitch is one of three balls used to play the game Quidditch). The ring retails for $140, with an 18k white gold option that costs $1,120.

    The ring is not official merchandise, as designer Miranda Scott clarifies on her site (and quite sweetly, actually) with a small poem:

    At this ring, have a look
    It was inspired by a book
    If you’re a wizard or witch
    You could use it to get hitched
    In gold or silver it may be bought
    but official merchandise, it is not
    Allow 3-4 weeks for me to make it for you,
    and J.K Rowling, if you’re reading this—please don’t sue.


    Source: JCK Online


    Jeweler and creator of Snitch Ring, Miranda Scott

    Jeweler and creator of Snitch Ring, Miranda Scott

  • Tiffany Debuts its First Same-Sex Ad

    Its surprising in our new and emerging world that gay couples aren’t portrayed more openly. Tiffany’s breaks the mold in their latest campaign.


    For its spring ad campaign, Tiffany & Co. set out to represent modern love, and for the first time ever, the company has included a same-sex couple.

    The campaign, called “Will You?”, features portraits of seven couples, each shot by Peter Lindbergh. Like most ads, the couples are young and beautiful, but this ad has a happy difference from all other Tiffany & Co. ads to date: One of the couples is gay.

    “These impactful scenes convey that modern love is not linear, and that true love comes in a variety of forms,” the company said in a statement.

    Source: JCK

  • Golden Globe’s Dazzling Jewelry Highlights

    The red carpet means something different to us than most. While most are ogling the smashing designer gowns, we’re a  bit more…accessory focused.

    Last night did not disappoint. Statement necklaces continued to reign supreme but one could also eye the smaller, more minimalist pieces gently accenting powerful fashion.


    Naomi Watts Golden Globes red carpet

    PHOTO: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

    WHO: Naomi Watts

    WHAT: Actress in Birdman, nominee for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

    WEAR: Gucci chartreuse yellow silk strapless column gown; Bulgari jewelry and clutch.


    Kate Hudson Golden Globes red carpet

    PHOTO: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

    WHO: Kate Hudson

    WHAT: Presenter

    WEAR: Atelier Versace gown accented with side cutouts and adorned with Swarovski crystal beading at the waist; Jimmy Choo clutch.


    Emma Stone Golden Globes red carpet

    • PHOTO: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

      WHO: Emma Stone

      WHAT: Nominee for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Birdman

      WEAR: Lanvin jumpsuit


      Jennifer Aniston Golden Globes red carpet

      PHOTO: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

      WHO: Jennifer Aniston

      WHAT: Nominee for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Cake

      WEAR: Saint Laurent dress; Neil Lane earrings, bracelet, and ring


      Viola Davis Golden Globes red carpet

      PHOTO: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

      WHO: Viola Davis

      WHAT: Nominee for Best Actress in a TV Series Drama for How To Get Away With Murder

      WEAR: Donna Karan Atelier strapless deep pleated red silk gazar gown with mirrored digital sequins on the corset; Fred Leighton earrings and cuff.


      Jennifer Lopez Golden Globes red carpet

      PHOTO: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

      WHO: Jennifer Lopez

      WHAT: Presenter

      WEAR: Zuhair Murad silver art deco inspired beaded sheer caftan with strong shoulders; Lorraine Schwartz jewelry; Jimmy Choo clutch; Stuart Weitzman heels.





  • Huffington Post’s Top Ten Engagement Rings

    We never tire of ogling celebrity engagement rings…and for good reason. Most celebrities have the means to buy a killer ring as well as access to some amazing jewelry designers.

    So ogle away at Huffington Post’s hottest celebrity engagement rings!


    Here, our favorite celebrity engagement rings!

    1. Jennifer Aniston’s Engagement Ring
    The former Friends star had a lot to say “yes” to when boyfriend Justin Theroux proposed with this whopper of a diamond in August 2012. (The roughly 8-carat emerald-cut solitaire ring cost an estimated $500,000!). She wears her mega-rock with pride — and who can blame her?

    Photo: Getty Images

    2. Jamie Chung’s Engagement Ring
    Bryan Greenberg proposed to Jamie Chung with a gorgeous (and huge!) classic round-cut diamond engagement ring. The proposal, which came as a total surprise to Chung, happened during the 2013 holiday season in her hometown of San Francisco.

    Photo: Getty Images

    3. Elizabeth Hurley’s Engagement Ring
    Hurley’s blue sapphire ring set between two trillion-cut diamonds is both a bold statement and a nod to British tradition–sapphires are a favorite of British royalty. The platinum engagement ring that cricket player Shane Warne gave to Hurley in 2011 is approximately 9 carats.

    Photo: Getty Images

    4. Halle Berry’s Engagement Ring
    Set in a textured, hand-forged, yellow-gold setting, the ring’s four-carat emerald–sourced from Colombia–is flawless in color and flanked by two diamonds. Berry’s fiancé Olivier Martinez, who proposed in 2012, commissioned the one-of-a-kind piece from his Paris neighbor, jeweler Robert Mazlo. The ring reportedly contains codes and symbols in lieu of an inscription, which only its wearer can understand.

    Photo: Getty Images

    5. Jessica Biel’s Engagement Ring
    Jessica Biel’s December 2011 engagement ring from love Justin Timberlake features a slightly rounded square-cut diamond surrounded by two rows of smaller stones. Notable details include scrolling rope-style sides and the use of blackened platinum, which creates a unique, vintage effect.



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  • Pantone’s Marsala Color of the Year, in Jewelry

    I don’t know about you but I was a little surprised when Pantone chose marsala as their Color of the Year. It’s an earthy color, that’s for sure…but does it work in the fashion arena?

    Luckily the people at 10x showed us some examples of marsala that may change our minds.


    COY 2015 - 18-1438 Marsala Swatch Card

    Here are a few gems that fall in the same family as the hue, and of course, 10 great jewels featuring those stones.

    Anna Sheffield’s “Bea Arrow” garnet studs

    Anna Sheffield

    These new “FitzRoy the Cat” earring jackets featuring garnets are from designer Wendy Brandes.

    Wendy Brandes

    Effy’s garnet and diamond pendant

    Effy garnet diamond pendant

    Estenza’s drop earrings feature rose quartz at the bottom and a garnet on top


    Goshwara’s garnet and orange chalcedony ring


    Read more at 10x.