One of the most forgotten aspects of a proposal is the box it comes in. We all want our loved one to feel special, hence the perfect engagement ring. But what if we can add a little more, without spending too much? We can! How about a unique engagement ring box? This artist went the Pixar route, he crafted a replica of the house from Up! It is not only adorable but perfect! Check these pictures! Even if Disney is not your cup of tea, the idea is still novel.
This years “Today Throws A Wedding” couple will be exchanging their vows with celebrity jewelry designer Neil Lane rings. The people have spoken! Melissa McMillin and Jeremy Gebhardt will be forever linked with the famous bling.
More than 150,000 viewers cast their votes, and chose the wedding set. Luckily they had quite some beauties to choose from. Wednesday morning Today viewers watched as the rings that the couple will wear forever were reveled. Gebhardt looked on from Afghanistan where he is deployed as a senior airman in the U.S. Air Force as his soon to be wife tried on the band. McMillin said that although she would have been happy with any of the rings because they were all so beautiful, she really was hoping for the Neil Lane one, so lucky for her the people were on her side.
Lane’s rings are won by some of the most beautiful women in the world, Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie and diamond obsessed Elizabeth Taylor, just to name a few.
Fall is almost here, and fall shopping is about to begin –if you haven’t started already– so what are the essentials? Nothing beats a black pair of jeans, some new leather boots and a nice fall color bag, and what would compliment this nice new outfit? The perfect jewelry of course!
Fall colors tend to be earthy, a lot of forest green, muted yellow, red and burnt orange. The colors are bold and pop from any outfit. So what jewelry goes well with this color palette? Gold! So there is no surprise that Style.com did a spread with all the gold runway fashion forward designs of the upcoming season. Gold dresses and pantsuits are all over the runway, showing us new ways to wear the flashy color.
Gold jewelry fits into the infamous “less is more” category. The color being so bright and noticeable one must be careful to not look tacky or dated. The key is to make sure you make a choice, you can either have a bunch of small pieces on or one large piece. For example one simple gold bracelet and a nice gold chain would be ideal, if you want to make a more bold statement for that beautiful red dress or even in a casual outfit, such as a dark rinse jean pant, then a thick gold bracelet is the key.
Fall style is always fun because it is still warm enough that one can wear a nice dress or a casual coat, and cool enough that you can add accessories, such as scarves. So, the fun part of the season has started…shopping!
Check out this Roberto Coin Gold Bracelet from Since1910.com
The acclaimed “Sex and the City” designer Pat Field unveiled some new looks this weekend at a hot-ticker “Swimsational Disco Soiree”. This was a big week for Field as the latest installment in the “Sex and the City” franchise, “Sex and the City 2″ hit theaters. Field’s costumes for the flick received mixed reactions, with some critics calling the outfits “over-the-top” and “tacky”.
The “Swimsational Disco Soiree” show featured several real-looking mannequins clad in sultry swimwear, hot accessories and amazing jewelry. The event was co-sponsored by the World Gold Council, which offered the much sought-after Ippolita gold jewelry. Meanwhile, House of Field swimwear, eyewear and beach towels launched. The House of Field designer David Dalrymple commented, “We had this opportunity to develop a swimwear collection, and it just seemed fitting with the movie because we had been doing a lot of swim looks in the film last fall, and it just seemed to be organic.”
From everything we can tell from the Spring Paris and New York fashions, as well as the styles the stars are wearing on red carpet events like the Oscars and the Met Costume Gala, this Spring will be on fire with strong and vibrant colors, oversized shapes, and lots and lots of stacking. Even First Lady Michelle Obama is dressing fashion-forward by attending the prestigious White House Correspondent’s Dinner wearing several stacked bracelets.
There are also many unusual and non-traditional elements being used as jewelry accents, including wood, leather and even lucite in the form of bracelets, necklaces and bangles, often crafted with gold and silver designs.
Bare arms and open necklines will definitely be the way to go this Spring, as many of the red carpet fashions and high-profile fashion shows reveal. What’s better than some dramatic and stunning earrings from Tacori’s 18k925 jewelry collection to accessorize these styles? You could even try stacked bracelets and gold chains from Roberto Coin, who was heavily featured in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show in New York.
Mother’s Day is the second largest U.S. consumer spending holiday after the winter holidays, according to the National Retail Federation. What are you going to get for Mom this Mother’s Day? Having the benefit of being strategically situated in Spring, Mother’s Day is a fantastic holiday for bright pastel-colored gemstone jewelry. Its also never a bad idea to find some regal and elegant diamond jewelry for Mom, particularly if it’s been a special year for her. Check out these options from Tacori and Roberto Coin for Mother’s Day.
|Tacori 18k925 Prasiolite Ring. Nothing like this exclusive ring from Tacori’s 18k925 collection to brighten Mom’s day. She can wear it on those sunny Spring days in the garden, at the park, office or wherever she wants to go–it’s an incredibly versatile piece. This ring features a center stone of pale seafoam-mint Prasiolite. 18k golden diamond petals gild the lily atop a .925 silver sculpted crescent frame.|
|Tacori 18k925 Rose Amethyst Over Pink Mother-of-Pearl & Diamond Earrings. Pink is a fantastic color for a jewelry item on Mother’s Day and these luscious strawberries and cream drop earrings will definitely brighten Mom’s smile. These earrings are elegantly framed in 18k rose gold diamond crescents and give off a soft multidimensional pink glow.|
|Roberto Coin Appassionata Bracelet with Diamond Center. If you’ve got some money in your pockets, and Mom likes stately elegance, then you can’t go wrong with this diamond bracelet from Roberto Coin. This bracelet features a Roberto Copin favorite–woven 18k gold–with shimmering diamonds running down the center that will catch everyone’s attention and make Mom feel like a star.|
|18k Yellow Gold Iconic Medallion Pendant by Tacori. Does Mom like to wear pendants and medallions along with flowing scarves and billowing gowns? Then this might be just the right piece for her. Coming from the Tacori Champagne Sunset Collection, this elegant medallion features diamonds shimmering on golden designs, with hues of dusk and dawn.|
|Roberto Coin Basket Weave Collection Flexible Bracelet. Simple and earthy, with a subtle elegance, this piece from Roberto Coin’s Basketweave Collection, features yellow gold with a soft and flexible fit. This bracelet is extremely versatile and can be worn anywear–great for Moms on the go!|
Perhaps most famous for his design on the cover of Duran Duran’s eighties classic album, “Rio”, this artist from the 1980s has also had his artwork featured in everything from Budweiser ads, countless magazines and can perhaps be seen in most hair salons across the country. And now his distinctive style is about to become the inspiration for a fashion, jewelry and accessories brand. Snow-white skin, sleek black lines, pixie haircuts, Japanese influences, and an overall New Wave feel characterize the artwork. The Patrick Nagel Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories brand will be set for distribution in fine art department stores and specialty jewelry retailers in the Fall of 2011.
Ever wonder what jewelry some of those tall, pixie-cut black-haired chic beauties might be wearing? I would think they’d at least consider wearing the flashy, chic and urban gold jewelry designs of Roberto Coin. Any of those hard-hitting fashionistas would certainly have the Roberto Coin Appassionata Collection Gold Woven Bracelet in their jewelry box, as well as some Roberto Coin Elephantino Yellow Gold Diamond Earrings.
Rubies have become the signature of famed jeweler Roberto Coin. His pieces incorporate the eternal search for beauty through expert craftsmanship and flashy jewelry items that have a timeless elegance to them. Roberto Coin has become known as “The King of Gemstones”, and his use of rubies not only taps into their obvious beauty, but also their cultural and mythical significance. Rubies have long been thought to have magic powers, such as the ability to offer peace and promote a long life. Many ancient cultures believed that rubies promoted fertility and Burmese warriors used to insert rubies under their skin to help protect themselves from serious injury while in battle. Also, according to Egyptian legend, wearing a ruby near the skin promoted a long, healthy and happy life. The ruby was also thought by ancient cultures to banish evil thoughts and reconcile disputes.
It was in 1996 when Roberto Coin branched out to expand to the upper echelons of the jewelry world, that Coin started signing the jewelry items of his Appassionata Collection with a single ruby placed placed in a hidden position, allowing direct skin contact with the gem. The tradition has since become a “signature” featured in all Roberto Coin collections, which Coin calls “a secret gift of good wishes”. Those interested in Roberto Coin jewelry items should start by checking out his much-praised Appassionata Collection.
The Smithsonian Institution had an important announcement this week–announcing that it was about to license its legendary gem and jewelry collection. The anticipated jewelry line will launch this fall, with an array of baubles, bracelets and brooches to be sold through the QVC network. The Smithsonian’s legendary collection includes, of course, the Hope Diamond, as well as antique Marie Antoinette earrings and 375,000 other special jewelry items that will be inspiring many of the items in the anticipated jewelry collection.
Even though the items will be inspired the Smithsonian’s Hope Diamond, the actual collection won’t be featuring any actual diamonds. Maybe some of you out there are looking for classic diamond jewelry items that have their inspiration in timeless hand-crafted expressions of beauty. Then Roberto Coin might give you that appeal you’d find in the Smithsonian collection. Heavily inspired by romantic notions of beauty found in classic jewelry items, Roberto Coin jewelry items also feature a single hidden ruby, partially based on their symbolic significance in many cultures.
This Smithsonian-licensed jewelry line follows in the footsteps of several other Smithsonian licensing deals, including furniture, lighting, book and hobby kits modeled after some of the institution’s special collections. This collection released through QVC will feature primarily costume jewelry and semi-precious stones. Many of the earrings, rings, bracelets, pins and baubles will be based on actual pieces in the museum’s collection, but some will be simply inspired by such famous items as the Hope Diamond. Those looking for jewelry items with real diamond, might want to check out Tacori’s 18k925 jewelry collection or Roberto Coin’s Appassionata Collection though–because the Smithsonian collection will not be featuring actual diamonds.
Italian master jewelry designer, Andrea Cagnetti, known in jewelry circles as “Akelo”, is about to hit the U.S. with his first major exhibition. His designs will feature ancient Etruscan-inspired items that will have both an ancient feel and contemporary edge.
And while jewelry buyers won’t get the option to indulge in Cagnetti’s jewelry until this summer, some may be interested in similar gold jewelry options available to them, such as those from the Roberto Coin Appassionata collection. Coin features some similar bold jewelry designs that are renowned for their expert craftsmanship, having been renowned worldwide. As a signature, Coin features rubies and rubellite in almost every jewelry piece.
Cagnetti’s exhibition will be titled “The Voyage of a Contemporary Italian Goldsmith in the Classical World: Golden Treasures by Akelo” and will be featured at the Museum of Art and Archaeology in Columbia, Missouri this summer. His 22-carat jewelry designs and golden objects draw heavily from the myths, legends and symbols of ancient worlds and alchemical processes. The exhibition focuses “on the artist’s voyage and ultimate transcendence of the Etruscan, Greek and Roman influences that inspire him as an artist.” Mary Pixley, the museum’s curator, also adds, “Unparalleled technical perfection is married with a timeless classicizing language and the artist’s own aesthetic sensibility in Akelo’s golden creations.”