Archive | February, 2009

Guess by Marciano Jewelry

27 Feb

Designer Fashion Jewelry

Guess by Marciano is the new runway-inspired collection designed for the contemporary "it girl." Daringly sexy, yet highly sophisticated, Guess by Marciano represents pure glamour in everyday fashions. From intricately detailed tops, to body conscious party dresses, and well-constructed slacks and coats, the collection offers a trend-setting variety of mix-and-match pieces that will take you from morning meeting to cocktail hour in style. Guess by Marciano accessories, including boldly-colored leather handbags, stunningly sexy footwear, and attention demanding jewelry are a key element of this A-lister lifestyle.

bead necklace
Janet Jeweled Necklace
A gorgeous statement piece that evokes divine sophistication. Four strands of graduated faceted beads add glamour to every look. Impossible to wear without inviting compliments.
Shortest layer: 10"
Longest layer: 14"
Lobster clasp
3" extender
$48

Pairing the highest quality construction and intricate craftsmanship with the most luxurious fabrics, the Guess by Marciano collection is unmistakably sumptuous. Elegant silk chiffons, soft cashmeres, and finely decorated jacquards add sensual femininity to this decadent line. As distinguished through such elements as delicate beading and beautiful jeweled button accents, great detail and care go into the design of each piece. Designer denim in the latest washes and figure flattering silhouettes also plays a key role in the Guess by Marciano line.

crystal bangle
Rhiana Rhinestone Bracelet
Utterly bejeweled. Undeniably crave-worthy. Gold-tone cuff with pave rhinestone flowers. Hinged for easy-on, easy-off wear.
2" diameter
1 3/4" wide
$98

The Guess by Marciano girl demands fashion and indulgent style at every turn, making her the constant center of attention. To represent the chic Guess by Marciano lifestyle, ultra-glam heiress, Paris Hilton, was selected as the first face of the collection. Paris epitomizes the stylish confidence and provocative sensuality that is Guess by Marciano. Her stunning beauty and vibrant personality translates the true meaning of the collection. She will appear in alluring advertising images in major fashion publications and billboards throughout North America.

gold pendant
Renee Ring Necklace
Long layers look great on everyone – especially when they dazzle and shine. Extra-long chain with 10 hoops sets off a slightly shorter chain with a single rhinestone ring. Elegant and always enchanting.
15 1/2" longest chain
12" shortest chain
2 1/2" extender
Lobster clasp
$48

The first brand extension from GUESS, Inc., Guess by Marciano follows suit in true GUESS style with apparel and accessories that are on the edge of the fashion forefront. The chic, upscale, and easy-to-wear designs exude utmost sex appeal, and allow you to look your best from day to night. Guess by Marciano boutiques will be opening in major metropolitan cities throughout North America. You can also find the Guess by Marciano collection in select flagship GUESS store locations, specialty stores, and online at www.GuessbyMarciano.com.

John Bagley Jewelry

26 Feb

14K White & Yellow Gold Jewelry

Over two decades ago, John Bagley started a career that established his reputation as a leading designer of fine jewelry. It began when, as a graduate anthropology student, he roamed the mountain ridges and canyons of the American northwest, searching for clues and artifacts of Native Americans. Fascinated by the inherent beauty of natural stones and objects of nature, he began to fashion them into articles of personal jewelry.

White gold pendant
14K White Gold Pendant w/Agate & Mother of Pearl
Pendant of 14K White Gold with .39 ctw Diamond Accents, Black Agate, Black Mother of Pearl, Mother of Pearl, Brown Mother of Pearl, and Pink Shell.

John Bagley's early creations were earth jewelry, combining gold and silver with jasper, agate, and bone, as well as other found objects of nature. They were elemental, bold, and experimental. John strove to give them the power of a totemic image – a fetish worn to transfer the power of nature to an individual.


Falling Leaves Yellow Gold Bangle
14K Yellow Gold Bracelet with .43 ctw Diamond Accents, Inlay of Black Agate, and Brown Mother of Pearl

Due to his disappointment with the innate separateness of stone and metal in traditional bezel settings, he began to use the ancient technique of inlaying stones into metal to create more integration of his jewelry's design elements. His opal inlay work is now the finest in the world – a seamless blend of opal and gold.

black agate earrings
14K Yellow & White Gold Black Agate Earrings
White and Yellow Gold Earring with .03 ctw of Diamond Accents, Blue Sapphire, and Tsavorite, with inlay of Black Agate

Today the firm is recognized worldwide as an industry leader because of its innovative designs, superb quality, and excellent craftsmanship – the unmistakable mark of a John Bagley signature piece. As the creative force and dynamic executive behind the firm, founder/designer John Bagley, brings an entrepreneurial spirit and natural talent to jewelry design and company management.

John Atencio Jewelry

25 Feb

Designer of Silver and Gold Jewelry

Renowned jewelry designer John Atencio began his extraordinary career in 1968. His success led him to open his first store in Ft. Collins, Colorado in 1976, selling one-of-a-kind silver and gold creations. More than 30 years later, with two DeBeers Diamonds of Distinction awards, 7 retail boutiques, and a wholesale division that sells to more than 200 accounts worldwide, John still designs each piece. Working with a team of talented goldsmiths, each design bears the trademark stamp that signifies the quality and craftsmanship that is distinctive of John Atencio.

14k gold necklace
14K Gold Oyster Cross Pendant
14 karat yellow gold modern cross pendant with 18" snake chain.
$595

In 1995, John introduced his uniquely identifiable and highly collectible Elements Collection, which offers timeless elegance for customers of all ages. The combination of sterling silver and 18K gold with vibrant gemstones and a trilogy of symbols represents the lines of communication, the golden circle of family and friends, and the triangles of the connecting relationships that harmonize our lives.

silver and gold hoops
Sterling Silver Echo Hoop Earrings
18 karat yellow gold and sterling silver, posts.
$350

As an experienced and skillful designer, John Atencio marries crisp sterling silver and bold 18-karat yellow gold into unique pieces that are inspired by the shapes around us. His creations imitate, in form, function, and symbolism, the subtle geometry found in nature. The circular shapes signify the continuous golden circle of family and friends. Triangular shapes represent the connecting relationships that harmonize our lives and the etched lines signify the lines of human communication that have existed since the beginning of time.

white gold and gemstone ring
18K White Gold Venture Amethyst Ring
White gold ladies ring, 9x6mm pear shape London blue topaz, 3.10 diamonds.
Also available in London Blue Topaz.
$1450

Mr. Atencio launched his jewelry designs in 1976 when he opened his first store in Fort Collins, Colorado, after having studied business and art at Colorado State University. His designs were immediately successful due to their unique combination of bold, geometric shapes, precious metals, distinctive and inspired design, and superb craftsmanship.

Colorado-based John Atencio has built a successful brand, yet remains true to his personal artistic vision. Showcasing vibrant specialty-cut gemstones, John's rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets have evolved into internationally recognizable works of art.

His simplistic approach to fluid designs allow John's fashion-minded customers to interchange and mingle his pieces, creating a look of timeless elegance. The John Atencio collections attract loyal customers who are dedicated to his innovation and craftsmanship. Each year marks the creation of several exceptional additions to John's already extensive and award winning collection.

Cornelis Hollander Jewelry

25 Feb

Premier Jewelry Designer

A native of the Netherlands, Cornelis Hollander studied art and jewelry design at the Vrije Academie in Den Haag, Holland. As a young graduate, he apprenticed for two years in Hatton Gardens, London's renowned jewelry district. Adventure then called young Cornelis to Johannesburg, South Africa, the diamond and gold capital of the world, where he opened his own studio and started designing jewelry.

stingray jewelry
Black Sheep Couture stingray Jewelry
The popular Black Sheep Collection has evolved into a Couture Collection to make a fashion statement for both men and women. The pieces are comprised of a natural material – stingray – in necklaces and bangles, with sterling silver – accented with a burst of black diamonds.
Necklace: $740
Bracelet: $670
Earrings: $550

Living and traveling in Africa, the young designer's imagination and creativity were blooming. After several years in South Africa, adventure called again – this time to America, where Cornelis and future wife, Christa, settled in Scottsdale, Arizona. Founded in 1984, Cornelis Hollander Designs, Inc. is a full service jewelry design company. Old-world training and experience, combined with state-of-the-art innovations, make Cornelius Hollander a jewelry designer of distinction. His passion for beauty, his dedication to excellence, and his unique vision promise a future filled with elegant, wearable art in motion.

silver diamond ring
Carbon Concept Sterling Silver Ring
Sterling Silver Ring features Carbon Fiber and 0.08ct Black Diamond.
$450

Over the years, Hollander's natural talent was refined by education, travel, and diversified cultural experiences. Today he is one of the premiere jewelry designers in the world. When asked how he comes up with new design ideas, he replies, "It's like poetry. When a poet sees beautiful scenery, a poem naturally flows into his mind. Just by looking at a beautiful gemstone, I can envision the finished piece. That's why I say creativity is akin to a waterfall – all of the elements fall together."

gold and diamond ring
Petite Intentions Gold & Diamond Ring
14K Gold Ring with .16ct Diamonds. Available in Yellow or White Gold.
$1465

Founded in 1984, Cornelis Hollander Designs, Inc. is a full service jewelry design company. As a well-established jewelry design company, Cornelis' jewelry has been distributed all over the US and internationally. All jewelry designs are manufactured on the premises, their studio in Scottsdale. Highly-skilled craftsmen work with Cornelis to produce the finest quality jewelry. Cornelis also provides custom designs. Often customers bring their own special gemstones or diamonds or old jewelry to upgrade to modern designer look.

Lorenzo Jewelry

25 Feb

Sterling Silver and 18K Gold Jewelry

Lorenzo searches the world for the liveliest, brightest, and most beautiful natural stones, obtaining raw materials directly from mines in some of the most exotic places around the globe. Inspired by art and by nature, Lorenzo's designers create jewelry that frames these stones in styles that are both current and timeless. Crafted from sterling silver and accented with artistically carved pieces of 18K gold, these styles are then set with the uniquely cut gemstones. Discover their radiant, checkerboard, and concave cuts, and see how they maximize the brilliant color of these vivid gemstones. They also have beautiful pieces made with just sterling silver and 18K gold.

gold and silver pendant on chain
Sterling Silver & 18K Gold Pendant
$275

Lorenzo designs embody an artistic passion for sterling silver jewelry. A passion which differs from most because of its unique contemporary styling using accents of 18 karat gold. This pairing of silver and 18 karat gold distinguishes these designs and creates the perfect setting to showcase the world's most exquisite gemstones. These stones are hand-selected for their vibrant color, exceptional faceting, and superb quality.


Sterling Silver & 18K Ring
$450

All the colors of the most exotic gems is the underlying theme of the creations from Lorenzo Jewelry: amethysts, citrines, garnet, blue topaz, peridot, but also rhodonite, and tanzanite. Jewels that alternate the power of gold with the simplicity of silver in a wide selection of pieces made both by avant-garde machinery, as well as by traditional methods to the client's specifications.

silver and gold earrings
Sterling Silver and 18K Gold Earrings
$325

The styles offered are diverse, fashionable, classical, and retro to satisfy all segments of the market. In its two facilities in China, Lorenzo Jewelry has developed a lost-wax process that is able to produce jewelry in great quantities, and complex setting techniques like channel setting. Thanks to both the skill and the experience of its partners, virtually all production is destined for export; currently its primary market is North American, but plans for the future include Europe, Japan, Australia, and China.

Jewelry Bargains at Ice.com

25 Feb

White Gold and Gemstone Jewelry

Our philosophy is simple: to offer our customers extraordinary values on an exceptional selection of diamond and fashion jewelry – all with the privacy, security and convenience of online shopping. As well, we guarantee your jewelry purchase with our unconditional 60 day money-back guarantee. Our mission is to offer each visitor an extraordinary shopping experience. Our Jewelry Experts have helped over three hundred thousand satisfied customers to select the perfect piece of jewelry – each the perfect necklace, pendant, bracelet, ring, earrings or watch to be worn and enjoyed.

quartz earrings
14K White Gold 3 1/2 Carat Olive Quartz Earrings
Vibrant olive quartz lends a brilliant green hue to these gorgeous earrings. Large, dramatic radiant cut olive quartz sparkle gorgeously from exquisitely crafted, elegantly spare semi-bezel settings of lustrous white gold. A stunning look.
$125

peridot earrings
14K White Gold 5 5/8 Carat Peridot Earrings
Luscious, verdant green tones take center stage in these dramatically gorgeous earrings. A delicately crafted white gold setting features a classic design rendered in clear, green peridot and accented with dazzling white diamonds.
$425

pink tourmaline ring
14K White Gold 1 1/3 Carat Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Ring
Vivid rosy pink tourmaline is on gorgeous display in this elegant ring. The square cut tourmaline appears in a modern cluster formation set in lustrous white gold alight with the fire of diamonds. A stylish, colorful, and very feminine look.
$295

gemstone necklace
14K White Gold 1 5/8 Carat Multigemstone and Diamond Pendant w/Chain
Vividly hued and sparkling, this modern, very chic drop pendant glistens with a trio of multicolored sapphires. Blue, Pink and Yellow sapphires along with diamonds are gorgeously set in a 14K white gold setting. Suspended on a delicate chain.
$365

gemstone pendant
14K White Gold 1 3/4 Carat Pink Sapphire and Diamond Circle with Heart Pendant w/Chain
Modern, superbly crafted, and chic, this elegant pendant features the delicately rosy hue of sparkling pink sapphires. A geometric design is beautifully rendered in 14k white gold, studded with rosy pink sapphires and suspended on a delicate chain.
$140

amethyst earrings
14K White Gold 5 1/2 Carat Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings
Clear, verdant, and dazzling, green amethyst are the stunning centerpiece in these delicate earrings. Beautifully crafted white gold settings sparkle with glistening diamonds. A lovely, feminine look.
$325

citrine ring
14K Two Tone Gold 1 3/8 Carat Citrine and Orange Sapphire Ring
This piece has classic elegance. Set upon a band of 14k white gold, this ring is beautifully ornamented with an impressive sunshine yellow citrine center stone, unique orange sapphires and 14k yellow gold detailing.
$150

gemstone earrings
18K White Gold 6 3/4 Carat Oval Lemon Citrine and Diamond Earring Charms
Matched with our classic diamond hoops, these 18K white gold interchangeable charms are so unique. These charms will transform your hoops into a gorgeous pair of drop earrings. Wear your hoops in the day and slip on the charms for a special evening.
$450

turquoise necklace
14K White Gold Turquoise Starfish Pendant w/Chain
Add a splash of brilliant color to your look with this delightful, turquoise starfish pendant. This lovely piece is detailed with a smaller 14k white gold star and hangs from a dainty gold chain. A fun and youthful accessory.
$120

Have a great week!
Maggie

Simon G Jewelry

20 Feb

Designer Fine Jewelry

To fully understand and appreciate the beauty and the detail of Simon G jewelry, it is essential to be familiar with the passion to design and the desire to create that consumes Simon G, the person. In the Armenian culture of Simon Ghanimian's childhood, every young man learned that you never go hungry in life if you develop and possess a skill to create, build, and fix things with your hands. The more refined the skill, the more success in life and the more pride you bring the family name. Click on the pics to request a price online.

rose gold pendant
Simon G California Dreaming Necklace
A beautiful symbol of life, change and joy, the 18 karat rose gold and white diamond butterfly surrounded by an 18 karat white diamond set oval will be uplifting to any woman who slips it around her neck. This amazing Simon G piece is a must for any jewelry wardrobe and a true conversation piece. 1.00 carat weight diamonds.

Whether the skill is woodworking, tailoring, or crafting pieces of fine jewelry, Simon's parents instilled three lasting values. First, make each piece with the same love and pride as if you were making it for yourself. Second, make it to be enjoyed by future generations, withstanding the test of time. You are not simply making jewelry; you are creating a lasting legacy. Finally, always possess the humble heart of a servant. After all, the receiving is in the giving.

diamond earrings
Simon G Oscar Night Diamond Earrings
The versatility of the omega back white gold and pave set diamond earrings in the Simon G. Oscar Night collection make them perfect for everyday wear or as the highlight of an elegant evening ensemble. 18kt white gold earrings with .26 carat weight diamonds.

It is against this backdrop of old-world tradition and the pursuit of perfection that Simon G built one of today's leading fine jewelry brands. Each piece of jewelry is lovingly made as if it were being custom created and fashioned with the person in mind whose destiny it is to wear the piece. Every piece that bears Simon's name must possess the same beauty of detail on the bottom and sides of the piece as on the top.

gold and diamond bangle
Simon G Floral Design Diamond Bangle Bracelet
elegant floral design bangle bracelet by Simon G features .93 carats total weight white diamonds and .08 carats total weight yellow diamonds mounted in 18 karat white and yellow gold.

It is this pride of artisanship that sells the first piece. It is the pride of ownership that keeps the customer wanting to collect more. In Simon G's modern workshops, some of the most innovative
designs
are born, and then developed into superbly crafted pieces of jewelry.

AZ Collection Jewelry

19 Feb

Italian Fashion Jewelry

The extraordinary pieces from AZ Jewelry Collection are the result of fervent attention to detail, extreme care in the selection of materials, and precision hand finishing. Creations rich in charm and unmistakable taste make AZ Collection one of the top leaders in the fashion jewelry sector. An AZ Collection cuff link or tie clip is a true touch of class, for the man who can appreciate the fine details of refined taste. They also offer necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and pins, all made in Italy.

crystal bangle
swarovski Crystal Black Bangle Bracelet
Make a glamorous statement with AZ Collection's deluxe cocktail bangle featuring a dazzling white Swarovski crystal band against jet black resin topped off with a magnetic hinge closure.
$275

gold choker necklace
Three-tone Swarovski Crystal Choker
AZ Collection's gold-plated collar necklace features brilliant rows of Swarovski crystals in white, bronze and champagne hues. A polished finish and large, hidden push button clasp round out the rich look. Nickel free.
$575

gold and silver earrings
Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings
AZ Collection's gold-plated earrings showcase dazzling pave-set Swarovski crystals swirling around oversized two-tone chain links complete with post backings. Nickel free.
$147

The AZ Jewelry Collection is offered exclusively at Forzieri.com based in Florence, Italy, which allows them to be constantly up to date with the best the Italian market has to offer in the fashion accessory industry. For the past years, they've been establishing partnerships with the most renowned local artisans, as well as the internationally recognized firms, to bring you a unique and extensive selection at the best possible value.

Clogau Welsh Gold Jewelry

18 Feb

Handcrafted Welsh Gold Jewelry

Each piece of CLOGAU GOLD jewelry is beautifully handcrafted from solid materials and contains a touch of Welsh gold mined from the mountains of Snowdonia. The ancient history, mythology, and wonderful natural scenery of Wales provides the inspiration to create the most unique, stunning and collectible jewelry made from the rarest, most exclusive gold in the world – Welsh gold.

18k gold and diamond ring
18k Yellow & Rose Gold Anniversary Ring
This Majestic Queen Elizabeth Anniversary Ring features five claw-set, brilliant-cut diamonds set within an 18k rose gold lattice with scrolling ends. The design sits in a 18ct yellow gold shank with a satin background and polished raised edges.
$1207

Clogau gold has a distinctive rose tint when compared with gold extracted elsewhere. In Wales, the gold lies deep in the mountains, merging with seams of granite quartz and copper. It's the copper which gives Clogau gold its characteristic warm red luster. This gold is highly prized because of its origin and scarcity, and occurs naturally in two distinct areas of Wales.

rose gold bangle bracelet
9k Yellow & Rose Gold Ivy Pearl Bangle
The Ivy Pearl Bangle expresses the power and continuity of nature. A superb white freshwater pearl sits within a yellow gold bezel surrounded by Clogau's inimitable 'Tree of Life' design crafted in rose gold. This sleek bangle closes with a pleasing snap. With a touch of rare Welsh gold dug deep from the mountains of Snowdonia, the Tree of Life pearl bracelet carries the unique Clogau Gold and Welsh dragon marks.
$1207

Clogau Gold jewelry is of an original design and handcrafted to a high standard. The Clogau designers have a deep understanding of Welsh history, and this is realized in many Clogau collections with particular motifs and gem arrangements associated with Welsh legend. Many of their pieces feature a combination of yellow and rose gold.

gold leaf pendant
9k Yellow & Rose Gold Sessile Oak Pendant
A common sight along Welsh river valleys, the Sessile Oak is the national tree of Wales. The word sessile means without a stalk. The sessile oak is so named because of its stalkless acorns. The druids were particularly associated with oak trees. Crafted in yellow and rose gold, the Sessile Oak pendant features a charming acorn motif resting on a pair of oak leaves, hanging freely on a 45cm (18") yellow gold curb chain.
$639

About Clogeau Gold
One spring morning in 1854, Mr. Goodman, the original director of the Clogau (pronounced clog-eye) copper mine, casually picked-up a piece of waste rock and broke it in two. As he expected, the cracked fragments showed no trace of copper. What he didn't expect was the glittering yellow metal that was revealed. From that day on, the abandoned copper mine was given a rich new life.

The first seam from the Clogau St. David's Gold Mine produced a very beautiful Welsh rose gold. Production continued until 1995, when it became too difficult and impractical to mine. The miners who worked there up until the closure were the direct descendants of those original Victorian prospectors. The mine now lies inactive.

The small, though steady, supply of gold extracted from the Clogau seams has made it perhaps the rarest in the world. Clogau Gold jewelry is made with a touch of their diminishing stock of Clogau Welsh gold, and they don't have much left. This is why they only include a small amount of this rare precious metal in their jewelry.

Pianegonda Jewelry

17 Feb

Italian Designer Jewelry

Franco Pianegonda is the leader, the heart, and the creative mind of a company that is radically changing the rules of luxury jewelry and creating contemporary jewelry that is closely associated with the fashion world as opposed to the classic jewelry world. The dynamic Pianegonda look is strong and linear while being completely discrete and feminine. These pieces are worn not to show off a logo, but are lived in day in and day out for the personal pleasure they bring to the wearer.

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gemstone ring
Gold & Gemstone Atmosphere Ring
Gold ring with green gold quartz, amethyst, topaz. From the Atmosphere Collection – a line that interprets the natural warmth of the stones with the precious spherical cut of the stones.
This collection is the fusion of topaz, amethysts, and natural quartz stones geometrically mounted on yellow gold.

Italy has a long and honorable tradition of jewelry making that dates back 3,000 years. Today, the craftsmen at Pianegonda carry on this tradition by bringing us one of the most startlingly beautiful collections of designer Italian jewelry you'll find anywhere. Pianegonda represents a contemporary style that is always in fashion and worn by the metropolitan and modern-day woman.

textured silver rings
Sterling Silver Three Ring Set
Ring set with two diamond cut bands and one high polish band from Pianegonda's Bond collection, an inexhaustible range of variations on the bond theme in silver.

Franco Pianegonda creates jewelry with instinct and passion. His creations combine antique traditions of Italian goldsmiths, dominant tendencies in fashion, and the most advanced techniques of manufacture. He reinterprets the concept of luxury for the 21st century: design, innovation, quality materials, creativity

blue topaz pendant
Rhodium-Plated Sterling Silver & Topaz Necklace
From the Diva Collection, the authentic haute couture collection from Pianegonda, unmistakable for the glittering splendor and preciousness of its amethyst, topaz and fumé quartz gems. The impressive dimensions of these jewels are illuminated by natural stones cut to form extraordinary and colorful jewelry.

Pianegonda speaks to those who follow fashion without becoming slaves to it. Those who prefer to interpret fashion with their own personality, intuition and audacity. Each and every piece in their collection is a masterful mix of the best materials, clean contemporary design, and the ultimate in fine workmanship – something that's a bit different, a cut above, clearly a piece you won't see everywhere.