Jewelry on the 2014 Oscar red carpet did not disappoint. It was a night of jewelry exclamation points. Diamonds dominated! Large earrings, stacked rings, and million dollar bracelets glittered. The show stealer… “statement” diamond necklaces!
Nice and modern, draping well around her neck. This Chimento necklace has 77 carats of diamonds. That qualifies as a statement, don’t you think?
“It looks sort of like a spider web,” said Watts of her bold necklace.
This 31-carat diamond cluster-drop necklace, worth $15 million was our favorite.
This leafy diamond collar is classic Piaget. “I kind of felt a Frozen vibe” said Kristen Bell of her diamond Piaget necklace and earrings.
Jessica sparkled in emerald-cut aquamarine and diamond drop earrings and bangle bracelet by Tiffany & Co. She paired it with a diamond necklace, bracelet AND ring!
Jennifer brought glow to her red Dior dress with a 100 carat Neil Lane necklace that cost $2 million and 10-carat diamond studs and diamond and platinum ring.
These large-scale floral motif earrings by Chopard were striking not only from afar but especially when seen up close. The play of color gave them an extra dimension and a softness that complemented Cate’s nude-colored gown. Here is a close-up view from Chopard that shows the delicate diamond pave and the lovely soft colors.
These earrings are 42 carats of drop-dead gorgeous. They were like little spotlights when she was on the stage. This is what diamonds are all about.
Classic with a twist in this gold and diamond headband and a gold and rose-cut diamond spiked earrings.
These diamond and platinum “cluster earrings” at $1.8 million are a great example of the new cluster that climbs the ear. They really look great on her, don’t you think?
Amy Adams was one of the few stars who played with bold color. Her Tiffany earrings are a really interesting color combination: strawberry-colored rhodochrosite, lapis and turquoise in yellow gold. To top it off, she was wearing a $1.4 million yellow diamond bracelet. Do you like her color choice?
That is the question many of our customers ask about the collection of colorful Spinel Gemstones we have in our showcase. Spinel is not a synthetic or imitation stone. It’s a precious gemstone.
This beautiful gemstone is found in Myanmar (Burma) and Sri Lanka. Spinel crystals are so perfect, in Burma they are said to be nat thwe or “polished by the spirits.”
This gemstone comes in a variety of colors, some more rare and valuable than others. In general, red spinel is the most desirable, followed by fine cobalt-blue spinel, then by vibrant hot pink and vivid orange stones.
Spinel is thought to protect the owner from harm, to reconcile differences, and to soothe away sadness. However, the strongest reasons for buying a spinel are its rich, brilliant array of colors and its surprising affordability.
Centuries ago, in Sanskrit writings, spinel was called the daughter of ruby, adored, yet somehow different. During medieval times, magnificent red gems known as “Balas rubies” found their way into many royal treasuries. For centuries, spinel, the great imposter, masqueraded as ruby. Some of them were the treasured property of kings and emperors. The Crown Jewels of Great Britain are graced with spinels and have resided in the regalia of kingdoms throughout history.
One of the most famous is, the Black Prince’s Ruby. This 170 carat red spinel is set in the British Imperial State Crown, pictured at right.
Chemical Composition: magnesium aluminum oxide
Crystal system: cubic
Try these articles:
Spinel by GIA Gem Encyclopedia
Spinel Quality Factors by GIA
Spinel by the American Gem Trade Association
Famous Spinels by AGTA
Winner Dave and his wife Jill from Brookfield are the proud new owners of the Dashing Diamond Circle pendant we gave away at the on-ice Diamond Dig, Saturday night at the Danbury Whalers game.
Valentine’s Day is Friday! Jewelry is a lasting way to show your love. Add a romantic symbol behind the jewelry and you’re Valentine will remember you every time she puts the piece on.
The circle is commonly used to symbolize the meaning of eternity as it has no definitive beginning or end. A diamond circle pendant can be worn to symbolize eternal love. Just as there is no gap in a circle, true love is something that is full and complete. The beauty of this sentiment can be conveyed by gifting a diamond circle pendant to your loved ones, be it your mother, sister, friend, or your significant other. The meaning of a diamond circle pendant is only limited by your imagination.
Infinity comes from the Latin word “infinitas,” meaning boundlessness. The meaning behind an infinity necklace is actually quite beautiful – it symbolizes eternity, empowerment, and everlasting love. People most often tie ‘infinity’ to positive things, such as love and friendship. Similarly, people often gift infinity symbol jewelry as a testament to how much they care about someone, letting it be a token of their infinite affection and devotion.
The heart is a classic symbol of love used to express the idea of the “heart” as the center of emotion, including affection and love, especially romantic love. This symbol of love is so versatile you can create your own meaning with a piece of heart jewelry.
For those ready to take the next step an engagement ring is the ultimate symbol of love. The ring is a circle that has no end. A diamond is the symbol of purity, power, strength, brilliance and unparalleled beauty. This is a gift to make her your Valentine always.
Amethyst, the most prized variety of the quartz family, is the birthstone for February. People believe amethyst to have healing properties. For example wearing amethyst is said to bring calmness and clarity where there is anxiety and confusion.
The color purple is traditionally the color of royalty and amethyst has been used since the dawn of history to adorn the rich and powerful monarchs and rulers. Learn more >>
WHEN: February 8, 2014 at 7:25 PM
WHERE: Danbury Whalers Game
WHAT: An on ice Diamond Dig!
The fan who locates the diamond will win the beautiful Dashing Diamond Circle Pendant.
STATS: This stunning 14K white gold Dashing Diamond Circle Pendant has stones that are suspended allowing them to move as you wear it, picking up the light from all directions. This sparkle really grabs attention!
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Game starts at 7:35pm. See you there!
Curious how many bows were in our Count the Bows Contest? Our winner, Mary from Southbury, won a beautiful strand of pearls. She was only off by 3.
There was 767 bows!]]>
Garnet is said to give its wearer protection from nightmares and promote good circulation. Learn more >>
This is Spessartite, an orange garnet. Did you know garnets come in every color but blue? Learn more >>
Our cases are full of beautiful new diamond jewelry pieces. From romantic rose gold to fancy yellow diamond pieces. Find a pendant as unique and lovely as the woman you’re shopping for this holiday.
Our cases are full of colorful gemstone jewelry in all hues of the rainbow. From well known gems, like blue topaz and amethyst, to those less common, like green tourmaline and chrome diopside… whatever your favorite shade in nature, we have a piece of jewelry inspired by it.
Our cases are full of beautiful new diamond jewelry pieces. From a classic diamond circle pendant to trendy black-and-white diamond pieces. Find a pendant as unique and lovely as the woman you’re shopping for this holiday.