Diamonds are always a favorite on the red carpet and last Sunday was no exception as celebrities glittered and sparkled their way to the Oscars. This year we saw that the diamond trend has moved to wearing grand statement pieces with unique designs.
Here are some of our favorite eye-catching, jaw-dropping diamonds that stole the show:
BEST DIAMOND NECKLACE AWARD GOES TO…
•Charlize Theron: Her all black Christian Dior gown was the perfect canvas for the extraordinary $15 million Harry Winston Cluster Pendant that she wore, featuring a 31-carat square-emerald-cut flawless diamond set in a cluster of diamonds.
•Jennifer Lawrence: The lovable actress wore a stunning $2 million crystal Neil Lane necklace that draped down her back and glittered with 100 carats of diamonds! She matched it with 10-carat diamond stud earrings and a $1 million platinum and diamond ring set with 3 fancy colored diamonds also by Neil Lane. Continue reading
Getting ready to embark on the ultimate epic adventure? Does your girlfriend or boyfriend love all things Sci-Fi, Super Heroes or video games? Then we would like you to meet three untraditional jewelers whose geeky engagement rings are the perfect way to win over his/her heart.
Set Phasers to Stunning
If Captain Kirk and Princess Leia were getting married we are almost sure that they would have Pittsburgh-based jewelry designer Paul Michael Bierker of Paul Michael Design design their engagement rings. His unique and popular creations are inspired by “Star Trek,”" Star Wars,” and “Wonder Woman” among others. Continue reading
Here are 5 brilliant reasons to buy a fancy color diamond:
1. They look A-MAZING!
It’s simple. Fancy color diamonds are mesmerizing. White diamonds are classic, but fancy color diamonds are intense, exotic, unique and stunning. Fancy color diamonds are found in twelve different colors, with over ninety hues and nine intensity levels. With 234 color combinations to choose from, there is one to match every person’s style, personality and taste. So if you are looking to buy a unique and breathtaking diamond it is definitely worthwhile to consider a colored diamond. Continue reading
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Let’s face it. While most of us would agree that everyday can (should) be a day to declare our love that is just not the case. Our daily routine of juggling work, kids, household chores, the gym, and so on, does not leave much time for romance. And time is not the only culprit; stress and exhaustion also play a major role. At the end of the day, with the best of intentions, romance is the last thing on our mind.
Enter Valentine’s Day. Sometimes scoffed at as just another “Hallmark Holiday,” but if we look closely there are a couple of good lessons to be learned by this commercialized day of love.
The first lesson is to just stop and smell the roses. This is even more applicable if your loved one sends your flowers for Valentine’s Day, but metaphorically speaking, here is a day that says “Stop whatever you are doing! Spend some quality time with your loved one.” Continue reading
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Diamonds are always a girl’s best friend. But they may become an even better friend as a girl gets more mature.
Scientists have discovered diamonds could hold anti-aging properties which reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Diamond particles rubbed into the skin can encourage the skin to increase its production of collagen. Collagen is the substance that makes skin elastic, and it decreases as the body ages, causing skin to droop and collect in folds. Continue reading
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She might be on to your impending proposal if you book the Jewel Suite at the luxurious New York Palace.
The 5000 square feet suite is part of the hotel’s $140 million dollar renovation and collaboration with celebrity jewelry designer Martin Katz. At rates starting $25,000 a night, the extravagant space is filled with dazzling and beautiful sights to behold.
The main entrance features a stunning 20 foot diamond waterfall chandelier, Port Laurent stone flooring, diamond-like wall coverings, and floating jewel boxes showcasing distinctive jewelry creations by Katz. And that’s just the beginning. Continue reading
Looking to add a little sparkle to your existing investment portfolio?
Fetching record-breaking sales in 2013, large colored diamonds have proven to provide good returns on investment. But beware; the high price tags are not for the faint of heart. “In the colored diamond world $1 million per carat is now normal, which in itself is a headline,” said Rahul Kadakia, head of jewelry for Christie’s Americas and Switzerland.
A recent special report in The New York Times took a look at the rising popularity of investing in colored diamonds. Continue reading
#10 Napoleon’s Engagement Ring Sold at Auction for Nearly $1 Million
The engagement ring that French Emperor and military leader, Napoleon Bonaparte, gave to Josephine in 1779 sold for $949,000 in a Fontainebleau auction house, on March 24th. The auction was held in honor of the 250th anniversary of Josephine’s birth. Continue reading
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Looking to channel your inner diva? Hold your head up high and pile on the purple.
We all know that purple is the color most commonly associated with royalty. Throughout history, purple has been embraced as the color of choice by emperors, bishops, nobles, kings and queens.
And now purple is hitting our modern version of the royal palace – the fashion runway and the red carpet. Continue reading
Have a hunch there’s diamonds in your backyard?
Get a dog.
But not just any dog. A gold- and diamond-sniffing dog. Continue reading