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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Grammy Awards 2014 Jewelry

As far as awards season goes, the Grammy's IS usually the red carpet event in which celebrities tend to take the most risks.  Music is, after all, a vehicle for self expression and this year's awards were no exception.

Sparkle seemed to be the theme of the night, as music's biggest names adorned themselves not just in metallic prints and sequins (Taylor Swift practically wore chain mail), but in dazzling statement jewelry as well. From cocktail rings on practically every finger, to huge dangly earrings, the stars were not afraid to show off this.

Here's a brief recap of some of my favorite pieces seen on the red carpet Sunday night:

Taylor Swift's classic elegance in these emerald cut diamond dangle earrings.

Katy Perry's suite of ruby-colored jewels including these edwardian style earrings and cocktail rings.

Miranda Lambert's OPULENT Opal earrings with Amethyst cabochons...HOLY COW!

Pink's gorgeous Pear shape earrings and suite of matching bracelet and rings

And refusing  to be outdone....I give you....Beyonce's 10 Million worth of diamond rings and earrings

Not too shabby if you ask me!

Keep following the blog the next couple months to see what your favorite celebs wear to the Oscars and Emmy's!

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

2014 Golden Globes Jewelry Wrap Up

This years awards season started off with a bang thanks to a slew of A-List actors grabbing industry honors for their performances in 2013's biggest television and box office hits.  Stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo Dicaprio, Michael Douglas, Jared Leto and Amy Adams took home some of the more prestigious awards of the evening.

But as you know we like to focus on the ladies and their jewelry here!  

Minimalism and Art Deco designs seemed to be the trend this year. While Yellow Gold reaffirmed its status as a returning trend.

Here are just some of our favorite looks of the evening:

12 Years As A Slave actress Lupita Nyong'o's short hairdo made her classic diamond studs shine.

While Best Actress in a Comedy for TV winner Amy Poehler wore classic yellow gold cuffs from Jacob and Co.

And American Horror Story star Emma Roberts channeled 20's opulence in these gorgeous turquoise chandeliers danglers

Cate Blanchet and Jennifer Lawrence also got high marks for their Deco inspired earrings (Jennifer's earrings are Neil Lane)....

Overall everyone look fabulous as always and got me excited for the Emmys and Oscars when these stars REALLY dress up and take risks.  No offense Golden Globes...

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Today is coldest day in Philadelphia in at least 20 years...

The thermometer currently reads 6 degrees fahrenheit...with a wind chill of -14 degrees...

I honestly debated opening the store at all today...who in their right mind would willingly go shopping outdoors on Jeweler's Row today.  Yet here I am...patiently awaiting those brave consumers who refuse to let a little arctic air get between them and their jewelry.

Today, I am reminded that many of the diamonds in the vault to my left were mined in conditions just like this!

The Mir Mine, located just outside the small Siberian town of Mirny, is the world's second largest man-made hole after Bingham Canyon Copper Mine in Utah.  Here's a picture of the frostbitten beast herself...

The mine has been inactive since 2001, but at one point produced 10 Million carats of rough diamond a year.

Most astounding of all are the conditions in which this mine was developed.  7 months of harsh winter a year made the frozen ground almost impossible to mine, and the brief summer months turned the earth to slush.  In fact, the diamond processing facility had to be moved some 20 km away from the mine to avoid it sinking into the ground.  It got so cold in some years, that the oil and tires for the trucks needed to transport raw materials would freeze.  Jet engines and Dynamite were often the only tools able to thaw the ground enough to reach the diamonds deep underground.

So if you think it's too cold to go shopping for a diamond...think about the siberian men and women who likely got frostbite just so you can have diamonds to shop for at all.

Stay warm Philadelphia...and try shopping our website from the comfort of your heated home!