Archive | December, 2008

Garrard Jewelry

31 Dec

Fine Jewelry for Royalty and Celebrities

Stephen Webster remembers standing in front of Garrard, the crown jeweler, as a young, unknown designer, when the grand London store was the first to give him a break by stocking his bold and edgy work. Earlier this month, Webster walked into Garrard with a new role as creative director. And this time, he's expected to bring more than the rock 'n' roll spirit he tuned into when he spent the 1980s in California.

fine jewelry ring
Garrard Regal Aquamarine Ring
10.32 carat aquamarine, diamond and white gold cocktail ring.

Ron Burkle, Garrard's current owner, is hoping to match heritage with hip and welcome Webster's celebrity clientele. That star-studded list includes Christina Aguilera, Cameron Diaz, and Jennifer Lopez. "It's a historical brand – the only one left and it's everything I've been passionate about," says Webster, referring to the history of the oldest jewelry company in the world, and the supplier of jewels to generations of royals.

diamond earrings
Garrard Regal Diamond Earrings
8.31 carat diamond and platinum waterfall earrings.

"Jewelry actually became part of fashion," says Webster, whose silver collection sells at relatively modest prices (from $250 to $2,000) while fine white and yellow jewelry runs from $1,500 to $175,000.

Webster's formative years were spent outside Britain, first in Canada where he was apprenticed to a jeweler who "spent his life down the mines" and who became his mentor. Webster traces from this point his fascination with exotic stones with "a brilliant color palette," like rings centered on hematites, coral and blue goldstone.

designer gemstone ring
Garrard Wings Green Beryl Ring
15.64 carat green beryl, diamond and white gold ring.

The pedigree of this famous company dates back to its founder George Wickes, who first entered his mark at Goldsmiths' Hall in 1722. In 1735, Wickes became firmly established when he went into business on his own. Soon after, he was appointed as goldsmith to the Prince of Wales. Each era produced pieces much sought after by antique connoisseurs of today.

Tonino Lamborghini Jewelry

30 Dec

Italian Jewelry and Watches

The Lamborghini epic began in 1946, marking some important stages in many activities acknowledged all over the world – sports cars, tractors, burners, solar panels, water treatment, air conditioners, air generators, hydraulic components, wines, golf carts and more. Undoubtedly the masterpiece of Lamborghini was the "Miura," the sports car that represented a status symbol and extraordinary performance standard between the 60s and the 90s.

leather silver ring
Brown Braided Leather Sterling Silver Band Ring
Tonino Lamborghini's band ring features handsome leather braiding set in sterling silver with a center 'L' logo for a rugged chic look. Made in Italy.
$132

The author of this legendary business was Ferruccio Lamborghini. Since 1981, his son Tonino has continued the family entrepreneurial tradition through the daily management of his father's companies. Moreover, Tonino Lamborghini increased the fame already reached by turning from mechanics to fashion.

sterling silver pendant
Logo Sterling Silver and Braided Leather Pendant Necklace
Make a bold statement with Tonino Lamborghini's silver pendant necklace featuring a refined dangling charm with the famous charging bull design and signature bar strung on a braided leather chain.
$342

All Tonino Lamborghini products are made with the finest materials and assembled by the best craftsmen, who take great pride in their work. The leathers are fine Italian, the watches are Swiss, and the fragrances are milled using the finest ingredients the world has to offer.

gold lady's watch
Corsa III – Ladies' Gold Plated Chronograph Watch
The elegant Corsa III chronograph watch by Tonino Lamborghini features Swiss chronograph movement, an extremely durable case and band in stainless steel with PVD-plated rose gold and mother of pearl dial.
$1395

All Lamborghini timepieces are Swiss made with design and performance in mind. Most watches have Sapphire crystals which keeps them durable and scratchproof. The styles with diamonds maintain the same high quality as the other elements of these watches, making them not only a piece of fine jewelry but a reliable part of your everyday life.

Paula Abdul Jewelry

29 Dec

Jewelry Designer and Celebrity

Grammy award-winning artist and American Idol judge Paula Abdul presents Forever Your Girl, an HSN exclusive collection of jewelry, handbags, and accessories that captures her spirit and fashion sense. Each season, Paula designs and distributes jewelry for the aspiring singers on American Idol as a keepsake of their experience. Beginning this month, her fans will be able to buy similar items on HSN.

gold cuff bracelet
Forever Your Girl Bold Mosaic Cut Out 7" Cuff
The Mosaic Cut Out Cuff adds a stylish element to your everyday wardrobe assortment. Multi-sized geometric cutouts swathe the surface area of the fashionable cuff bracelet. For a sleek shine, the bracelet exudes a gleaming polished finish.
$60

Paula Abdul has been making jewelry since the first season of American Idol in 2002. The new HSN Forever Your Girl line debuted December 13th, which also includes handbags and other accessories, with a price range of $29-$200. Among her newest pieces is a beaded leather cuff bracelet that will go to the female participants in the new season, and is inscribed with a message to "reach for the stars."

men's cuff bracelet
FYG Inspirational Guy's 8" Cuff Bracelet
Covered with embossed dark brown leather, the cuff showcases a braided design along its center. A metalwork, hexagonal station engraved with a logo centers the bracelet with a polished gleam.
$45

The realization of her lifelong dream to create, this fun, fashionable collection offers you encouragement, hope, and inspiration to make your dreams a reality.

crystal pave bracelet
FYG Signature Classy Bling 7-1/4" Cuff with Pavé Detail
Completely swathed with pavé-set, multi-sized round clear crystals, the cuff flaunts an openwork, multi-row design. The center station has a sunburst design that's centered by a bezel-set, round clear crystal. Milgrain detailing trims the design with a touch of vintage charm.
$85

Paula Abdul's extraordinary music career is exemplified by worldwide album sales exceeding 30 million records, two #1 Albums, six #1 Singles, a Grammy Award, seven MTV Awards, two Emmy Awards, two People's Choice Awards, and Kids Choice Awards.

The singer-dancer-choreographer's other plans for 2009 include her first album of new material in over a decade and a new reality TV special for MTV called Rah! Paula Abdul's Cheerleading Bowl.

Jewelry Bargains at BellaTrue.com

28 Dec

Affordable Fine Jewelry

bella True takes pride in providing you with diamond and high-end jewelry of exceptional quality and craftsmanship, for the lowest possible price. From the affordable heirloom-quality jewelry they carry to the extraordinary customer assistance they provide, their promise to you is to deliver the best shopping experience available. They want to get to know you and help you find those unique pieces you will treasure for many years to come.

topaz ring
Blue Topaz & Diamond Ring in 14k White Gold
No one needs to know that you didn't splurge on this ring. Everything about it is opulent – from the high-quality 14k white gold setting to the fiery diamond accents and the beaming blue topaz center.
$350

gold and diamond pendant
Diamond Flower Necklace in Two Tone 14k White & Yellow Gold
This charming, floral-inspired necklace poses the perfect opportunity to bring some flower power into your jewelry collection. This two tone necklace in 14k white and yellow gold features a sparkling diamond (.06 ct) flower with a gleaming gold companion.
$148

gemstone earrings
Pink Tourmaline & Iolite Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Here's a great opportunity for you to bring a touch of Mardi Gras-inspired glamour to your wardrobe. These festive earrings feature stunning pink tourmaline and iolite gemstones set in rich, polished 14k yellow gold.
$354

gold pendant
Aquamarine & Diamond Pendant in 14k Yellow Gold
Ornate 14k yellow gold scrollwork, with milgrain detail, perfectly frames a glistening aquamarine center, which is accentuated by petite sparkling diamonds (3/100 ct).
$134

white gold ring
Chalcedony & Diamond Ring in 14k White Gold
This stunning ring is part of an incredible chalcedony and diamond jewelry set, which includes matching earrings and a necklace. Showcased in crisp 14k white gold, shimmering diamonds (1/5 ct) delicately accent a glowing chalcedony center.
$361

gemstone bracelet
Lapis Bracelet in 14k Yellow Gold
Gorgeous and vivid lapis cabochons set in rich 14k yellow gold link to form a classic and colorful bracelet.
$334

gold hoop earrings
Diamond Hinged Hoop Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Hoops are a jewelry staple, and this is an incredible deal on an exceptional pair. Shimmering diamonds gleam from rich 14k yellow gold.
$936

gold ring
Peridot & Diamond Ring in 14k Yellow Gold
Magnificent genuine peridot and shimmering diamonds accent this bold 14k yellow gold ring.
$472

moissanite pendant
Three Stone Created Moissanite Pendant in 14k Yellow Gold
Three dazzling Moissanite stones ignite the gleaming yellow gold of this glittering pendant.
$383

gold and garnet ring
Mozambique Garnet & Cultured Pearl Ring in 14k Yellow Gold
The timeless beauty and high quality of this gorgeous ring is a great find at any price. Delicate cultured pearls encircle a beaming Mozambique garnet center stone, set in a regal design of rich 14k yellow gold.
$395

Have a great week!
Maggie

Gai Mattiolo Watches

26 Dec

Fashion and Watch Designer

Gai Mattiolo's passion for fashion was evident even as a child and continued to develop throughout his life. In 1987, having completed studies at the scientific academy, Gai Mattiolo was prepared to show his first ready-to-wear fashions in Milano. It was a practical collection, marked by the suits in exclusive fabrics and the ironic cuts which would later become his calling card.

designer dress watch
Rose Gold Plated Croco-Stamped Band Dress Watch
Simple yet chic, a rectangular gold plated case with a brushed mat finish is enriched by a heart design, presented on a light sand croco-stamped strap.
$226

Commercial success did not elude the young designer and a new line was soon born, Gai Mattiolo Couture, a high-fashion line founded on excellent distribution, tailoring, and creativity. Mattiolo was seen as a rising star of Italian fashion in the 1990s, when his sexy, over-the-top style, laden with gold and precious beading, wowed the upscale ladies from his native Rome. His fame soon spread to the Milan and Paris runways.

watch snakeskin leather band
Rose Gold Plated Drop-shaped Case Sand Watch
A sophisticated drop-shape gold plated case contrasts with a silver dial presented on an attractive sand snake-stamped leather strap.
$248

In 1994, Mattiolo presented a collection for the first time in Rome. It was the point of no return – in eight short years the designer rose in status from a lowly high-school graduate with a striking aesthetic sense to a high-profile designer christened "one of the most prominent young stylists in Italy" by the trade press.

dress watch
Light Blue Croco-Stamped Leather Band Dress Watch
A rectangular stainless steel case polished to a mirror finish features a window with a light blue shimmering dial, presented on an attractive matching croco-stamped leather strap.
$226

Already a presence on the market with boutiques in many international cities (Rome, Beirut, Sanremo, Taipei, Zurich, Paris, etc.), the splash caused by the Rome show attracted the attention of many prominent people from show business and the international jet set.

Favero Jewelry

25 Dec

Italian Fine Jewelry

Favero was founded in 1973 by Mariano Favero in Bassano del Grappa in the Province of Vincenza. This area has been famous for the working of gold throughout the centuries, and it gave birth to artists such as Palladio and Canova. Discipline and balance characterize the supremely crafted works of Mariano Favero. Starting out as a graduate of the Venice Art Institute, he is today a jeweler of international renown.

gemstone necklace
Favero 18k Gold Citrine & Diamond Pendant
From the Candy Collection
$1080

Brilliant and colorful gemstones and the use of simple geometric patterns lends sophistication to each of Favero's necklaces and rings and allows the brilliance of the gemstones to steal the show. A piece of Favero jewelry is the blending of many elements, such as the time devoted to each detail, or the research of form and matter, which expresses the true nature of fine jewelry.

diamond and gemstone earrings
Favero 18k Gold & Pink Tourmaline Earrings
$2950

Building progressively on the experience gained in his chosen sphere, Favero has always displayed an original creativity which responds, absorbs, and moves forward. His artistic path has been marked by collections such as "Intreccio", "Tulle d'oro" and "anni 40", all now accepted as milestones in the evolution of Italian jewelry.

aquamarine ring
Favero 18k Gold Round Aquamarine & Diamond Ring
$2005

At the beginning of the 90s, the dominating feature of Favero's jewelry was his choice of white gold, platinum, and diamonds. The conceptual clarity in those years of his "Rain" and "Fireworks" collections captured in advance the essence and elegance of all that was most truly in tune with the impending new Millenium.

Now it is fantasies of diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires – all stones of the finest quality. His creations are as fresh and creative as ever, with no faltering of that refined simplicity which is the hallmark of the House. Favero Jewels stands today as a preeminent craft center by virtue of both its creative genius and the supremacy of its technical production standards.

Nina’s Australian Jewelry

24 Dec

Handcrafted Designer Jewelry

For over 40 years Nina's has been designing and handcrafting jewelry with a unique Western Australian character. In 1984, Nina's set the first Diamonds from the now world-famous Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia's remote Kimberley region. These colorful diamonds – pink, blue, yellow, orange, champagne, cognac, and brilliant white – combined with Kalgoorlie and Kimberley gold, are used to create a stunning collection of jewelry. It's very pricey, but oh so gorgeous.

pink diamond ring
18k Gold Pink Argyle Diamond Ring
Pink Argyle Diamonds:
Carat: 2= 0.06ct
Clarity: SI
Cut: Round Brilliant
White Diamonds:
Carat: 4= 0.12ct
Clarity: VS
Cut: Round Brilliant
$4300

Nina's master jewelers use gold and diamonds to craft a selection of totally individual, timeless pieces including all kinds of diamond rings, engagement rings, wedding rings, friendship rings, eternity rings, even gold nuggets from the local gold mine at Hall's Creek.

champagne diamond pendant
18k Gold Champagne and White Diamond Pendant
Carat: 2= 0.13ct
Color: G
Clarity: VS
Cut: Round Brilliant
Carat: 3= 0.22ct
Color: C3/C7 Champagne
Clarity: VS
Cut: Round Brilliant
$1550

Nina's jewelry has also become famous throughout Australia and the world for its jewelry featuring some of the world's best pearls from the South Seas and Broome. South Sea pearls – white or those with overtones of rose, blue, gold or legendary black – are highly sought-after the world over. When combined with gold and other precious metals they create stunning necklaces, neckpieces, chokers, pendants, earrings, bracelets, and bangles.

gold and pearl earrings
South Sea Pearl Drop Earrings
South Sea Pearls:
Color: Black
Shape: Round
Size: 10mm
Luster: Medium – High
$1325

Nina's is committed to fostering the jewelry industry in Australia by providing design excellence and outstanding quality at a competitive price. They employ three jewelers who are all master craftsmen, and they are passing on their knowledge and experience to three apprentice jewelers. All jewelry is handcrafted in their Western Australia studio.

Anna Sofia Paper Jewelry

23 Dec

Jewelry Designer Anna Sofia Poirier

Anna Sofia Poirier has been crafting and creating with her hands ever since she could hold a pen. She started making her colorful line of glazed paper jewelry in 2004. Becoming a jewelry designer was an organic process – armed with paper and scissors, she took to cutting, and the next thing she knew she had a necklace in her hands. Her designs are worn by fabulous women of all ages who like a splash of color with their day.

paper jewelry necklace
Carmelita Necklace
Triple-droplet necklace in shimmery copper and honey gold. Handcrafted with foiled chiffon paper from India. 2 1/4" long; width: a bit over 1/2". Sterling silver chain, 16" or 18".
$48

Anna Sofia's favorite jewelry-making tools are her collection of scissors – each pair suited for particular tasks – curve cutting, precision snipping, long slice cutting – and an x-acto knife. She uses these tools along with decorative papers from Japan, India, and Nepal to handcraft her one-of-a-kind lightweight earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Most prominently featured in her work are gorgeous papers from Japan – silkscreened Chiyogami paper, and stencil-dyed Katazome-shi paper.

link bracelet
Vita Fortunata Bracelet
Bright Kelly green bracelet, handcrafted with silkscreened Chiyogami paper from Japan. Peridot Jasper beads, and sterling silver clasp. 7 1/4" long. Beads are 1/2" wide, and 1/4" thick. Means charmed life in Italian.
$57

Anna's paper collection is her color palette, and she draws inspiration from the colors and designs of the paper. The Anna Sofia Designs line is about pattern, color, music, movement, language, fashion, flora, and fauna. You'll see such references in the jewelry names, the shapes of the beads, and the overall design aesthetic of her jewelry. She loves the romance languages and has a lot of fun naming her jewelry with gorgeous words in Italian, French, and Spanish.

paper earrings
Luau Earrings
Double-droplet earrings in a teal, lime, aqua, and gold paisley pattern. Each glazed paper bead was handcrafted with Japanese Chiyogami paper. Length: 2 1/4"; width: 1 1/4". Sterling silver ear-wires. $39

Anna Sofia lives in the beautiful Berkshires in Western Massachusetts with her husband and their Maine Coon cat. From the lush spring greenery to the intense colors of New England fall foliage, she's surrounded by color, and lets the natural beauty around her seep into her creations.

Just Cavalli Jewelry

22 Dec

Italian Fashion Jewelry by Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli grew up in Florence, surrounded by art and fashion – which should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with his artistry. He showed his first collection in 1972 and has since grown into a fashion force that has spanned decades and continents. Just Cavalli Jewelry is a line of fashion jewelry by Roberto Cavalli that is trendy, fashionable, and quite bold. It carries the same appeal and style as couture fashions by Roberto Cavalli.

gold heart pendant
Small Heart Pendant with Lace
A sweet, gold-tone brass heart pendant gets a dose of exotic-chic with a snakeskin pattern and signature perfectly paired with an elegant black satin cord.
$108

Cavalli's flattering creations are often spotted on famous personalities like Madonna, Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone, Gong Li, Victoria Beckham, Lenny Kravitz, and Adrien Boyd. The look is unique with the Florentine craftsmanship and love of colors, embellishment and exotic patterns and prints.

silver pendant
Horn Amulet Pendant with Eco-leather Lace
Just Cavalli silver-tone brass pendant necklace evokes a rocker vibe with a snakeskin texture dog tag and onyx horn amulet perfectly paired with a black eco-leather cord.
$156

Roberto Cavalli was so enamored of the connection between fabrics, painting, and art that he began to experiment with unusual fabrics and designs while continuing his studies at the Academy of Art. Through detailed and thorough research coupled with modern technology, Cavalli invented the process of printing onto lightweight leather; a process he went on to patent later.

designer watch
Squared Logo Rose Gold Plated Link Bracelet Watch
This graphic bracelet watch features an intricate rose gold-plated stainless steel band with cutout design complemented by a simple, white logo face for a bold, compact look that still manages not to be too heavy.
$315

Over the years Roberto Cavalli has expanded and as well as his Womenswear collection, new lines have been launched: Menswear, Just Cavalli, Underwear, Class, Freedom, Eyewear, Timewear, and Angels (a line for children from 4 to 14).

Jewelry Bargains at ShopNBC.com

21 Dec

Designer Jewelry Sale

ShopNBC is a multi-media retailer that sells irresistible products through their home shopping television network, the Internet, and direct mail. They are one of the nation's leading home shopping channels. Exceptional quality, must-have merchandise, incredible values, and first-rate customer service are what make ShopNBC such a pleasant shopping experience. ShopNBC.com offers the opportunity to purchase everything shown on our television network, plus a host of additional items available exclusively online.

diamond and gemstone ring
14K Gold Prasiolite & Brown Diamond Ring
A look crafted from polished 14K yellow gold, This ring showcases one rectangle faceted cut 30 x 18mm permanent heat processed pastel green prasiolite in a bezel setting. The corners are lit with eight round full cut brown diamonds in prong settings. The total prasiolite weight is 35.20ct and the total diamond weight is 0.07ct (both approximate).
$720

cameo pendant
14K Gold Amethyst, Laguna, or Red Ruby Venetian Glass Cameo Pendant
This look glows with elegance and brilliant color. Created from polished 14K yellow gold, it measures 2-5/16"L x 15/16"W and includes an enhancer bail so you can slip it on your favorite chain. The center cameo showcases an image of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. The glass pendant glows with one octagon shaped 24 x 14mm amethyst Venetian glass piece backed by one octagon shaped 24 x 14mm white cultured freshwater pearl. It is accented by one round shaped 3mm pink tourmaline cabochon set in a bezel setting.
$300

gemstone ring
14K Gold Positano Venetian Cameo Multi-Gem Deco Pendant
This unique pendant is full of light and fun. Designed from polished 14K yellow gold, it features a hammered finish that adds extreme dimension and character! It measures 2-1/16"L x 11/16"W x 3/16"H. The cameo of this pendant is crafted with one square shaped 17 x 17mm teal, or positano in Italian, venetian glass piece backed by one square shaped 17 x 17mm white mother-of-pearl. Both are set in bezel settings.
$560

white gold ring
14K White Gold Morganite & Diamond Square Ring
An optical odyssey of geometric allure. This magical ring is crafted in polished 14K white gold, and features one cushion cut 10mm Morganite stone in a bezel setting at the center. It also features geometrical openwork shimmering with 247 full round cut diamonds in pave settings. The total Morganite weight is 5.26ct and the total diamond weight is 2.47ct (both approximate). The diamond color is G-H with a clarity of SI. The setting size is 3/4" x 7/8" with a height of 1/4".
$3500

gemstone pendant
14K Gold Citrine Drop Cameo Enhancer Pendant w/ Chain
Created from polished 14K yellow gold, it measures 2-1/4"L x 3/4"W with an enhancer bail. It dangles along an 18"L multi-strand necklace that is secured by a lobster claw clasp. Glowing on this design is one pear shaped 15 x 20mm citrine in a prong setting. Above the citrine is a cameo that depicts an image of Heracles pitted against the Stymphalian birds.
$320

gold and enamel ring
21K Gold Granulated Enamel Ring
Adorn yourself in rich, decadent color and style. This dramatic ring is one that is not for the faint of heart! A bold look of engraved 21K yellow gold, its satin finish adds a soft gleam while the colored enamel creates a fabulous piece of art. It is decorated with orange, green, blue, red, and black enamel. This handmade ring has a graduated bandwidth of 1/8" to 1-1/8".
$283

gold bracelet
14K Gold 7" Bold Textured Italian Artform Bangle Bracelet
This rich design is at once elegant and trendy, creating a look that will take you through it all. Crafted from polished 14K yellow gold, it is embellished with a textured finish to create a true work of art. This Artform bangle measures 7"L x 3/4"W and is secured by a slide insert clasp. Artform is a new technique used to create hollow pieces of gold jewelry. It is a time-consuming and expensive process that makes the pieces lightweight and seamless for a beautiful effect.
$773

multigemstone earrings
14K Rose Gold Multi-Gemstone Confetti Earrings
These dangle design earrings are crafted in polished 14K rose gold, and each features various fancy checkerboard cut .05 x 6.4mm gemstones, including eight each: garnet, blue topaz, peridot, amethyst and citrine. The total garnet weight is 4.56ct, blue topaz weight is 4.16ct, peridot weight is 3.52ct, amethyst weight is 3.28ct and the total citrine weight is 3.12ct (all approximate). They measure 2-5/8" x 3/8" and have lever backs.
$150

chocolate diamond ring
14K White Gold 1.30ct Brown Diamond Ring
Sleek and sexy, this ring is crafted from polished 14K white gold for a contemporary look. It has a setting size of 7/8"L x 13/16"W with a height of 3/16" and features slight movement and motion for a truly unique design. Dancing across the center are 92 full round cut brown diamonds in pave settings. The total brown diamond weight is approximately 1.30ct with a clarity of I1-I2.
$575

multigemstone bracelet
925 Fusion 7.25" or 8" Multi-Gem & Diamond Accent Bracelet
Designed with 40 mils of polished 18K yellow gold plated over .925 sterling silver, it comes in your choice of 7-1/4"L or 8"L and is 1/2"W. Secured by a box clasp, it includes a safety/catch guard for your peace of mind while wearing your new-found treasure. 15 marquise shaped 4 x 2mm rubies, 10 marquise shaped 4 x 2mm emeralds, and 15 marquise shaped 4 x 2mm dark blue sapphires in prong settings.
$144

Have a great week!
Maggie