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Oscars 2019 Jewelry Trends

The Oscars 2019 was super glamorous. Let’s take a look at some of the most starry jewelry from the evening.

Lady Gaga

The Oscar winner for Best Original Song wore a Tiffany & Co. necklace featuring a 128.54-carat fancy yellow diamond. The diamond was last worn by the legendary Audrey Hepburn in 1962 for publicity posters of Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

Charlize Theron

The Oscar winning actress came drenched in sparkles but what stole the show was the exquisite High Jewelry Serpenti Necklace she wore from Bvlgari.

Serena Williams

The tennis star and award presenter wore Forevermark Diamond Drop Earrings, Diamond Ring and Bracelet.

Priyanka Chopra

The Quantico star wore a pair of diamond earrings from the outstanding atelier, i.e., Chopard.

Miley Cyrus

The stunning singer debuted a new High Jewelry necklace from Bvlgari’s iconic Serpenti collection.

 

Tell us in the comments, which of these was your favorite look from this year’s Oscars.

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What You Need To Know Before Getting Engaged

Getting engaged is huge! It is one of the most important decisions you will ever make which is why you shouldn’t rush into it. The next step after getting engaged is to get married which will shape your future and if you are even a little bit unsure about it, you probably shouldn’t get into it…certainly not before clearing out all of your doubts.

Here are some of the points to be considered before taking that major step:

 

  1. What your career goals are

It is crucial for the both of you to discuss about each others’ career goals and how you visualize yourselves moving forward to achieve them. Both of you should respect each others’ career goals while understanding that things won’t always go according to your plans. It’s better to discuss a few things beforehand:

Are you ready to relocate to a different city for your or your partner’s job?

Are you comfortable with each others’ work time commitments?

What to do if one of you loses their job, etc?

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  1. Your spending habits and finances

When doing the “money talk” it is important to be gentle and move slowly as many of us find it difficult to talk about our finances. Discuss about your debts, savings, budgeting and spending habits because after marriage, you combine your finances which also includes debts (if any). A difference in spending or saving habits doesn’t mean that you aren’t meant to be together. You just have to acknowledge each others’ money attitudes.

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  1. How you settle an argument

You are going to have differences but how you deal with them will determine the long-term success or failure of your relationship. Argue in a way that is healthy and helps the relationship move forward. While arguing, do not keep your views and thoughts to yourself. Discuss them and find a common ground to work past the disagreement. If both of you refrain from putting out your views, it’s more likely that you will hold grudges and create a toxic environment for your relationship.

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  1. Whether or not you want children

Don’t just stop at “Do you want to have children?” Go ahead and discuss: When do you want to have them? How many children do you want? How will you afford the new addition to the family? How do you imagine your roles as parents? What type of parents do you want to be?

When it comes to children, it’s important that you are on the same page before getting engaged.

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  1. If your partner has any addictions like drugs, alcohol, gambling

It is better to be aware of any addiction your partner might be having be it alcohol, drugs, gambling, or anything as such. Finding out about this after having taken the big step doesn’t usually end well. Such an addiction can hinder the future of your relationship.

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  1. How you both feel about and around each others’ family

Marriage brings two families together which is why it is important that you feel comfortable around each others’ family. At the same time, you have to make sure that your family gets along with their family. If that isn’t the case, it will all be manageable as long as you and your significant other present a united front. So, it is better to know what you are getting into before putting a ring on it.

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  1. What religion, belief and faith you follow

If the two of you come from different religious backgrounds, it is better to decide on what religion will you be following, how you will celebrate your religious festivals and how the children’s religious education will be handled (if you ever plan to have children).

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  1. How to divide or take care of the household chores

It is better to set expectations as to how you would like to divide the household chores among each other be it for washing dishes, cooking meals, grocery shopping or cleaning bathrooms. Discuss and set grounds on this matter before one of you gets on the knee.

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  1. How you both handle stress

Stress makes a person vulnerable because of which people often react differently than the usual. Having to go through such a phase with someone by your side gives you a better understanding of how well can they help you cope with such an emotional crisis. Such times will either bring you closer or tear you apart. If you tackle it successfully, you are most likely ready to spend the rest of your lives together.

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  1. Living habits

While dating, you usually discuss about superficial things like your hobbies and interests, but you can’t really know a person without knowing the minutiae of their everyday life. How they start their day, how they like their coffee, what their meals consist of, how tidy or messy are they, which side of the couch they prefer, etc. These are the bits that define a person. It’s better to know such things before you are ready to spend your lives together.

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  1. Each others’ friends

One can tell a lot more about a person by meeting their friends than by meeting their family. This is because friends are the people we choose to spend our time with. It would be great if you gel up well with your partner’s friends because you don’t want to be the couple who cannot hangout with each others’ group. Make some efforts to know them so that they know that you are willing to be a part of them.

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  1. How do you want your wedding

Everyone has different visions when it comes to planning their wedding. The planning period can be nerve-racking and this is the time when you and your partner have to be on the same side. Going through it will give you a gist of what your future planning will be like.

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If something else comes to your mind, please share it in the comments!

Think you are ready to spend the rest of your life with your significant other? Check out the stunning collection of engagement rings we carry. Need financing? Check out our financing plans to ease your buying process.

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How To Flaunt Your Engagement Ring

If you just got engaged, you probably can’t contain your happiness and want to show your beautiful ring to the whole world. Yes, you can flaunt it as much as you want because you are the bride to be and deserve all the attention. But while doing so, you have to be subtle and make it look natural.

We have some fun and creative ideas for you to show off your new bling.

  1. Use your left hand more often for every other thing be it for talking on the phone, giving high fives, holding the bus handrail, or delivering presentations at your work place.

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  1. Get a manicure done which isn’t too loud because you don’t want your nails to steal the ring’s thunder. Keep it simple yet pretty and watch everyone lose it over your new shiny jewel.

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  1. Upload the cutest pictures of you and your beau on social media showing your engagement ring.

Caution : Be prepared to reply to some hundred ‘congratulations’ comments.

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  1. Grab any opportunity to hand out drinks to everyone. Make sure to do it at their eye level with your left hand and let them notice the shiny piece on your finger.

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  1. Casually brush the hair out of your face with your left hand while making sure that everybody’s eyes catch a glimpse of the bling on your finger.

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  1. Get shocked easily so you can bring your hand up to cover your mouth in awe and hence, showing the world your beautiful glint.

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  1. Put a casual story on your social media showing you driving somewhere like any regular day. Just capture the ring with your car’s steering wheel and all the praises and questions will start pouring in.

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  1. Think a lot or at least pretend to do so with your left hand placed on your forehead or chin in a way that your palm faces you and the ring is out there to be admired by the world.

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  1. Go out more during sunny days as this is when your ring will gleam the brightest and hence, attracting everyone’s attention towards it.

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  1. Click a super adorable picture of the ring with your furry friend and upload it on social media. It will definitely be one of your most loved pictures.

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is a joyous festival of sharing, loving and a great time to gift something memorable and thoughtful which will last beyond the season. Gifts are a thrill to give and a pleasure to receive. Thoughtful gifts like a beautiful piece of jewelry are the perfect way to express your love. Because every special person in your life deserves something sparkly. Don’t they?

Buying jewelry as a gift can be tricky. But getting it right scores so many sentimental points. If you’re looking for the best jewelry to gift your mother, wife, girlfriend, or daughter, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of some brilliant gift ideas to help with your search.

Pearl Jewelry – Pearl as a gift has been given to signify love and respect. They are truly a timeless staple. Trends keep on changing but pearls are always in. A pearl pendant, ring or a pair of earrings would keep everything simple and classy. The gorgeous gift of pearls will create a special memory which lasts forever.signature-diamonds-galleria-pearl-pendant

 

Diamond Bracelet – Who wouldn’t go all bonkers after finding a diamond bracelet in their Christmas stockings? It will definitely make them feel super special and loved.signature-diamonds-galleria-diamond-bracelet-bangle

 

Birthstone Jewelry – This gives a personal touch to your gift because every month has a different birthstone and it’s not necessary to wait for their birthdays to gift them birthstone jewelry. Whether it’s an embellished ring, beautiful earrings or a dazzling necklace, birthstone jewelry is meaningful as well as stunning.halo-rings-collection-at-signature-diamonds

 

Diamond Stud Earrings -They are the Ultimate in Classic Beauty. One can never go wrong with Diamond Studs as they go perfectly well with every outfit.signature-diamonds-galleria-diamond-stud-earrings-1

 

Engraved Jewelry – Already bought jewelry for them? Make it even more thoughtful and special by getting a personal message engraved on it. This would easily make it their favorite piece of jewelry and also something to remember you by.signature-diamonds-galleria-jewelry-engraving-ring

 

Christmas Charms – Who wouldn’t love some cutesy little Christmas charms designed to adorn a bracelet or a neck chain? They make a very thoughtful, personal and utterly charming gift for someone who likes collecting charms.pandora-christmas-charms-from-signature-diamonds

 

Jewelry Repairs – Is their favorite piece of jewelry broken? Surprise them by getting it fixed and hence, making it as good as new. This winsome gesture would definitely restore those beautiful memories associated with the jewelry.signature-diamonds-galleria-in-house-jewelry-repairs

 

Watch – Couldn’t decide on jewelry to gift them? Don’t worry! A quality timepiece is a great Christmas gift for any person. A watch that best suits their personality, one that could be worn everyday and goes well with most of their outfits would definitely make them go gaga.signature-diamonds-galleria-citizen-watch

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Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. It’s also one of the most important holidays because this is the time when family members come together for a fantastic thanksgiving dinner, yummy desserts and the important family time.

You’ve probably even started dreaming of the turkey. So yeah, it’s also important that you plan your outfit for the big day. The key is to wear something you feel comfortable in so that you can effortlessly have as much of the delicious meal as you want to. While you wear something comfortable, it is also important to look stylish and what better way to do that than accessorizing?

To help you, we’ve picked some of the most simple yet elegant jewelry to go with your outfit.

 

  1. This dainty gold and diamond bangle would easily look good with a beige trench coat.

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  1. Planning to go for a light colored outfit? This 14k Yellow Gold necklace would perfectly complement and accentuate your look.

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  1. Yellow is in trend and so are hoops! Pairing a yellow dress with these gorgeous diamond hoops available in both white and yellow gold finish would make you look so trendy and fun.

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  1. Turtle neck tops are so chic and this elegant diamond necklace will complete your look for the day.

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  1. Something florally looks good for any occasion and this diamond bangle would absolutely go well with it.

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  1. Going pastel? These lovely pearl stud earrings would look stunning with every pastel shade.

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  1. Couldn’t decide on what jewelry to wear? Girl, don’t stress yourself. These classic Halo diamond studs available in both white and yellow gold finish can go well with any outfit.

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Halloween Proposal Ideas

Found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with? Have you thought about how to propose? After all, this is going to be one of the most beautiful memories of your lives. Special as it is, surely you want to ensure that this proposal is impressive and unforgettable. A truly great marriage proposal can be very hard to think of. You want to be original, but you don’t want to overdo it. We have an idea! If your partner likes Tricks, Treats, costumes, and all things spooky, propose to them on the Halloween Day. Because it’s better to do it when they least expect it. Right?

To help you, we have listed here a few out of the pumpkin…oops, box ideas for a goofy-spooky Halloween proposal, which would for sure woo your boo.

While Carving a Pumpkin – Do you both carve pumpkins every Halloween? This time, do it with a lovely twist. Get 2 Pumpkins and ask your sweetheart to carve one of them and you do the other one. It’s supposed to be a surprise for them so don’t let them know anything about what you are carving out. When it’s done, reveal your pumpkin with a special love message carved on it and just pop the question. You’ll definitely win your beloved’s heart.

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With a Pumpkin Spice Latte– If your significant other loves this delicious beverage, use it to propose. Get a mug with a “Will you marry me?” text on its inside bottom and fill it up with this favourite beverage of theirs. Make a cute latte foam heart to add an extra touch. Remember, for them, it will be like one of those regular latte sessions of yours so keep calm and act all natural while you patiently wait for them to finish the drink. After reading the text, when they look at you for an explanation, they will see you poised, down on one knee with a ring in your hand, waiting for their answer. It will be perfect because “Pumpkin Spice and Everything nice.”

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While trick or treating – Take your significant other trick or treating in your neighbourhood. But before going, you’ll have to make some arrangements. The last neighbour you visit should be one of your friends or someone you both know well. Get both of yours parents to this person’s house. Give a note that reads “Will You Marry Me?” to the parents and ask them to hand it to your boo when you knock at their door. When your partner turns towards you with a shock, they’ll see you down on one of your knees with a ring in your hand. There goes your super adorable proposal.

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Haunted House – Is visiting the Haunted Houses one of your Halloween rituals? This year, make it even more special by proposing to them after a good scare at a favorite haunted house. Gather your family and friends and ask them to wait outside the fright place with a “Will you marry me?” poster in their hand. After coming out, while your soulmate is still recovering from the haunted house’s scary experience, they’ll be shocked to see some familiar faces with the poster. That’s when you go down on one of your knees and pull out the ring from your pocket.

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Jack-o’-lantern Fest – Take your sweetheart to a jack-o’-lantern festival. While they are busy admiring the beauty of the place, you quickly slip away to bring that special jack-o’-lantern you made for them. Realizing you are not with them, they’ll look around for you and will suddenly find you standing in a corner with a “Will you marry me?” carved jack-o’-lantern in your hand.

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Costumes – You can definitely use costumes to your advantage. Host a costume party inviting all of your family and friends and surprise your beloved with a couple’s costume like a prince and a princess, a couple from their favourite movie, a famous couple they like, or even a ketchup and fries costume. You can also decorate the room using tiny pumpkins with hearts carved on them and lighting them up with candles. Pop the question later at the costume party. This would definitely be one of their most magical moments.

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How to make your Valentine’s Day Memorable!

How to make your Valentine’s Day Memorable!

Love is in Air!” specially when its Valentine’s Day! One of the most awaited day of year. So if you are planning to make this day memorable for your Valentine, we have listed down few ideas on how you can make your partner feel special.

1. Pop the Question – If you are yet to pop the question, this is the right time!! All you need to do is, get down on your knee with a Ring and tell your partner what you feel. Check out Diamond Engagement Rings

2. Unique Gifts – Gift your partner something unique, something that they always wanted or something that they will cherish forever. You can either go for Ring, Bracelet, Watch, Sunglasses, Bag or Teddy accompanied with Greeting Card and box of Chocolates. You can also include a bottle of his/her favorite drink or bouquet of flowers. Browse more Gift Ideas

3. Spend Quality Time – The most Precious gift you can ever give is your “Time” . Take your partner out on a date or relive your first date. Go to place that holds beautiful memories of you two or something similar that sparks up your old memories.


4. Express with a Rose – Rose indicates the sign of Love, especially Red Roses are use to express the feelings between two hearts.

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Halo Engagement Rings

A halo setting features a center stone, which can be either a diamond or a colored stone, encircled by twinkling small diamonds. Halo engagement rings can feature a center diamond of any shape, however round, square, and oval diamonds are the most popular.  The outline of small diamonds can also be of any shape but round and square are the most popular.

With so much customization and sparkle, halo engagement rings have become the preferred choice of brides-to-be. The unique thing about halo settings is, a smaller center diamond creates an illusion of a larger size center diamond, adding more sparkle, while a larger center diamond creates a striking balance of being both delicate and bold.

There are endless ways of customizing halo engagement rings. You can add double row of diamonds to add double sparkle; this setting is commonly known as a double halo. Choosing right setting for your halo will make lot of difference in how your ring will look. A prong setting (classic setting) or bezel setting goes well with halo. One of our designs includes pink gold weaving around the center to create an unconventional look. Our split shank halo engagement ring can be customized with two-tone gold to give it a distinct look.

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frame_5492015-07-23_200715If you are looking for your dream halo engagement ring, browse our website or visit our store to browse our collection.

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Knock Knock! Gold at new five year low and this is the time to buy your desired piece of jewelry

Gold along with Silver and Platinum are trading multiyear lows while we are writing this article. And we always see this as an opportunity for our customers to come by our stores and buy what they have either been planning or have desired to have.

Gold hit its lowest level since February 2010, after a low of $1088 an ounce yellow metal recovered a bit and was trading at $1105 an ounce.

Platinum was even worst hit and sunk below $1000, its lowest in the last six years. Reason sited for this is a perception that supply was increasing while demand was low. At day’s end it was traded at $980.

Silver was trading at $14.83 which is the lowest price for silver in the last six years. Silver seems to have been affected in general by the weakness of precious metal and commodities.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our store. We have a huge selection of bridal rings, engagement rings, earrings, pendants etc.

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Company Claims to Have Produced 5 Carat Synthetic Diamond

A Russian laboratory-grown diamond manufacturer, New Diamond Technology, is claiming it has produced a 5.11-ct diamond, the largest man-made, polished, near-colorless stone ever produced.

Synthetic-diamondAccording to the manufacturer, the unenhanced radiant-cut type ‘IIa’ diamond, produced by the high-pressure, high temperature method (HPHT) bears a K SI grade but hasn’t yet been sent to a lab.

This process is called Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition, where carbon atoms are layered on top of an initial diamond ‘seed,’ fast-tracking a natural process lasting many millennia to a matter of months. And because these stones are lab-made, they’re good for the environment and are free of the ‘blood diamonds’ stigma that’s so tainted their traditionally-mined counterparts.

Diamond Experts familiar with diamond growing, say that it is an impressive achievement, but wondered whether it could be repeatable and also questioned what the stone would fetch commercially.

New Diamond Technology says it has a “new approach” that allows it to produce lab-grown gems with higher colors and clarity from its factories in Russia and Hong Kong. It said that it can produce gems ranging from 4 to 11 carats.

Company President Tamazi Khikhinashvili says that their diamonds are “more affordable” as compared to natural diamonds. He says the company has sold lab-grown gems to customers in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

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California man pays $4.8M for 26 cents from 1792

Kevin Lipton submitted a winning bid of $2,585,000 mid-January for the 1792 penny, one of about only 10 coins that were “experimentally produced” after the U.S. Mint was established.

Lipton, who owns a coin wholesaling business in Beverly Hills,was searching for the penny, called a Birch Cent, since he saw one in 1981 at a New York auction house. The coin was bought by a developer for a mere $200,000.

“It’s like our very first penny,” Lipton said. “It’s such a spectacular coin. It’s so important, so rare.”

The piece features a profile of a female face encircled by the words “Liberty Parent of Science and Industry.” The other side says, “United States of America” and shows the denomination of “One Cent” within a wreath. At the bottom is the fraction “1/100.”

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According to the Reporters, Lipton’s bid is the most money ever paid for a one-cent coin. “They are a great store value, and will only be worth more in the future,” He said about his purchase. “They are literally Mona Lisas of our coinage.”

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Lipton’s 1792 “Wright Quarter” is special because it’s America’s first quarter and because the only other example known to exist is in the Smithsonian. It features a beautifully executed profile of a woman with the word “Liberty” written atop and the date below. The reverse side has an eagle standing on a globe with the words “United States of America” surrounding it. The coin was designed by Joseph Wright only one year before his death.

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Inspiring Jewels worn by First-Lady

Jewelry worn by famous peoples has always been mesmerizing. So this time in honor of President’s Day that we celebrated recently, we thought why not come up with jewels worn by first ladies of past and present. After all we all can take a few lessons in style, or at the very least marvel at.

Jacqueline Kennedy’s custom pearl necklace, designed by Kenneth Jay Lane

Jacqueline Kennedy’s custom pearl necklace, designed by Kenneth Jay Lane

Barbara Bush’s signature costume pearls, purse designed by Judith Leiber

Barbara Bush’s signature costume pearls, purse designed by Judith Leiber

Stock up on those pearls, you can always count on the classics.—Mother’s Day is coming!

Mary Todd Lincoln’s enameled gold bracelet watch

Mary Todd Lincoln’s enameled gold bracelet watch

 

Edith Roosevelt’s Harry Winston diamond necklace

Edith Roosevelt’s Harry Winston diamond necklace

A copy of Mrs. Roosevelt’s flowery diamond statement necklace is on display (both the original and reproduction made by Harry Winston)

Michelle Obama’s inaugural ball jewelry suite, designed by Loree Rodkin

There was something to please everyone, and most definitely a jewel or two (or three) to lust after. Stock up on those designs. We don’t have it in stock but we can definitely make a similar jewelry for you. Visit us today.

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Diamond Jewelry …. Golden Globe: Lots of exciting stuff

If we go by what A-listers donned at Golden Globe 2015, statement earrings is what many celebrities opted to pair with designer gowns. Jewel creations were from world’s best jewelry houses and they dazzled the red carpet. We might have missed few in our list below but here is what we liked.

It was no surprise; Lorde pop star from New Zealand wore huge 100 cts. t.w. Platinum and Diamond Cleopatra-style bib necklace, she even had seven platinum and colorless diamond rings, all from Neil Lane.  Lorde_New-Zealand_PopStar

 

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Mrs. Amal Clooney had elegant diamond drop earrings by Harry Winston. Though there was a letdown that we felt which were white gloves that she had on.

 

 

Naomi Watts chose a 77-carat bold diamond Serpenti high necklace by Bulgari, complimenting high jewelry with rings and clutch bag.

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 Salma HayekSalma Hayek had stunning feather earrings and bracelets by Boucheron while Catherine Zeta-Jones had perfect red carpet moment with a strapless red Angel Sanchez gown paired with elegant H Stern earrings.  Catherine_Zeta_Jones

 

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Laura Prepon, dazzled in custom made Christian Siriano long sleeve gown paired with Simon G necklace and earrings.

 

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Gina Rodriguez looked gorgeous in a strapless Badgley Mischka dress paired dangling Chopard earrings. Amy Adams wore classic diamond jewelry by Tiffany & Co whereas Diane Kruger chose diamond jewelry by Kwiat and Marina B

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Blue Diamonds sets record for price-per-carat sale

Sotheby’s auction creates a new global record for highest price of any blue diamond as well as sets a record for price-per-carat for any diamond which is $3.3 million per carat. A presale estimated $10 to $15 million blue diamond ended up at whooping total amount of $32,645,000 after intense bidding from even prospective buyers. The gem eventually went to a Hong Kong private collector’s inventory. Hong Kong collectors are constantly active in the world jewelry market.

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The vivid blue diamond is of 9.75 carat with exceptional purity of the blue with no other colors. It also has the very high clarity to all other blue diamonds which contain imperfections due to crystal formation.

The gem belongs to the collection of heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, who died earlier this year. She was the widow of philanthropist and horse breeder Paul Mellon. Sotheby’s New York continues the auctions of the Mellon Collection through Sunday.

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118-mn-yr-old dinosaur tracks found in African diamond mine

Researchers have found nearly 70 tracts of 118 million year old dinosaur, crocodile and large mammal in the Catoca mine in Angola. It also show a mysterious raccoon-sized animal, during a time when most were no larger than a rat. They also found 18 sauropod tracks, with a preserved skin impression.

All the tracks were found in a small sedimentary basin, formed about 118 million years ago, during the Early Cretaceous, in the crater of a kimberlite pipe, researchers said.

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“These tracks are unique because they are the first vertebrate fossils ever found from the inlands of Angola,” said researcher Marco Marzola of the PaleoAngola Project. “All the other vertebrate fossils on Angola were found on the coastline.”

The Catoca Diamond Mine, the world’s fourth largest diamond mine, had stopped mining for almost eight months to preserve the findings and make the study possible.

The tracks are sent to the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, for preservation and study. Soon they will return to Angola. “Everything belongs to that nation and its heritage,” Marzola said. “This is very important to underline.”

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October Birthstones

October has two birthstones; Tourmaline which is a favourite gemstone for many because it’s available in a rainbow of beautiful colors and Opal which are truly unique as each gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination.

Opal

The name opal derives from the Greek Opallos, which means to see a change (of color).”  Opals range in color from milky white to black with flashes of yellow, orange, green, red, and blue. An opal’s beauty is the product of contrast between its color play and its background.

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Through time and nature’s heating and moulding processes, the gel hardened into the form of opals. When these particles are closely packed in spherical arrangements and in regular pattern, a three-dimensional array of spaces are created that give opal its radiance.

It is used in rings, necklaces and diadems; the smaller specimens for mounting snuff-boxes, rings, etc. and is believed to have the power of strengthening the eye.

Tourmaline

Tourmaline, being available in a wide variety of colors, is one of the favourite gemstone among jewelry designer, and gem collectors over the world. It is ideally suited to almost anyone’s taste.

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Tourmaline is also known for displaying several colors in the same gemstone.  These bi-color or tri-color gems are formed in many combinations; gemstones with clear color distinctions are highly prized.

Tourmaline improves sleep; harmonize state of the endocrine and immune systems.

Black tourmaline is also indicated in the treatment of neurotic disorders. Green tourmaline restores nerves after stressful situations. Red tourmaline, especially rubellites, reduced metabolism, improve complexion, improve blood circulation and improves circulatory system. Watermelon tourmaline combines the properties and pink, and green of their fellows.

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Rare Pink Diamond Ring Snatched From Theodore Bruce Auctions

A precious pink argyle and white diamond ring worth more than half a million dollars was stolen during a jewellery auction in Alexandria on Saturday.

According to NSW Police, ring was snatched from a display counter at Theodore Bruce Auctions and Valuers in Alexandria between 12.30pm and 1.25pm on Saturday. A store employee at the auction house discovered the ring missing and contacted police

Scene … the ring was on display at Theodore Bruce Auctions in Alexandria

Identifying a suspect will be difficult as about 100 people were inside the Ralph Street centre when the ring was stolen.

Officers have not been able to acquire CCTV footage of the robbery. Each of the diamonds in the ring is laser-inscribed with a serial number, said the police statement, which asks anyone with information to contact the department.