Archive | August, 2009

Versace Jewelry

17 Aug

Italian Fine Jewelry

Several lines make up Versace Group: Gianni Versace Couture, Versace Jeans Couture, Versace Home Collection, Versus, and Versace Collection. Gianni Versace Couture, which contains high-end, often handmade apparel, jewelry, watches, fragrances, cosmetics and home furnishings, is the House's main line. Traditionally, this is the only line presented on the runway which is shown during Milan Fashion Week, but this has not been strictly the case in recent years.

citrine ring
Citrine and Diamond White Gold Ring
The dazzling center citrine gemstone in Versace's Character cocktail ring is set in a unique, partial bezel setting framed by a stunning array of brilliant-cut pave diamonds (0.35ctw) for a rich and regal touch.
$4468

diamond watch
Ladies' Mother of Pearl & Diamond Watch
This watch features a case with 32 tsavorite and 0.47ctw diamonds framing the Mother-of Pearl dial with a date window, and a Quartz Swiss ETA movement. Italian Design, Swiss made.
$6072

topaz ring
Topaz and Diamonds White Gold Ring
Versace's opulent blue topaz ring set in 18K white gold is accented by two symmetrical V's with round, brilliant-cut pave diamonds (0.37ctw) for a touch of instant glamour.
$3277

Donatella Versace directly heads this line and designs a vast amount of the items. The line is distributed through 56 boutiques and flagship stores, and 1800 multi-brand points of sale, including Internet-based shops. Versace Sport comprises active wear and accessories. Versace has taken the fashion industry by storm in the last few years with Donatella's independent, strong woman inspired collection, but at the same time making it look sexy, fierce, and chic.

Jewelry Sale at Kohls.com

16 Aug

Sterling Silver Jewelry

Kohl's stores are stocked with everything you need for yourself and your home – apparel, shoes, and accessories for women, children and men, plus home products like small electrics, bedding, luggage and more. Online, they've taken their commitment to convenience even further, and you'll find there's more to like at Kohls.com with every click of your mouse. They not only offer the best merchandise at the best prices, but they're always working to make your shopping experience enjoyable.

10k gold and silver earrings
10k Gold Tri-Tone Hoop Earrings
Reinvent your look with these 10k gold, 10k rose gold, and sterling silver hoop earrings. Striped hoops offer eye-catching appeal. Faceted sterling silver accents add glittering shine. Yellow and rose gold construction promises lasting brilliance. Click-it backings ensure a secure fit.
$70

cocktail ring
Sterling Silver Scroll Dome Ring
Enhance any look with this sterling silver scroll dome ring. Dome design offers standout style. Filigree scroll details lend ornate charm. Sterling silver construction shines brilliantly. 3/4-in. width.
$20

charm necklace
Sterling Silver 7-Ring Necklace
This necklace features seven, sterling silver mini-rings in alternating gold, silver and bronze tones. They slide along a thin box chain that uses a squared style to contrast the circular pendants. With a spring-ring clasp, so it stays securely around your collar. 18" chain.
$26

14k gold bracelet
14k Gold & Sterling Silver Etruscan Bracelet
You'll love the antique look of this 14k gold and sterling silver Etruscan bracelet.
• Intricate Etruscan-inspired design provides instant interest.
• Gold rope and link accents offer an exquisite touch.
• Sterling silver construction promises lasting shine.
• Spring-ring clasp ensures a secure fit.
$500

gold earrings
14k Gold & Sterling Silver Tree of Life Drop Earrings
• Tree of Life design offers inspirational style.
• Gold accents emit a lustrous glow.
• Sterling silver construction provides lasting shine.
• Fishhook backings promise a comfortable fit.
• Details: 1 3/8-in. length
$138

gemstone ring
Sterling Silver Tiger-Eye & Marcasite Ring
This glamorous ring features a genuine tiger-eye center stone, surrounded by a circle of marcasite stones, with filigree details. Plus, the sterling silver band is crafted for both beauty and durability. A stylish accessory that adds a natural touch to your look. 1 1/8-in. wide
$38

diamond earrings
Sterling Silver 1/10-ct. T.W. Double-Circle Earrings
• Diamond-encrusted circle rests inside a sleek circle for twice the look to love.
• Suspended circles dangle from a linear design for dramatic flair.
• Sterling silver construction promises lasting shine.
• Secure post backings ensure a snug, comfortable fit.
• Details: 1/10-carat total weight, 8/9-in. length
$40

glass bead pendant
Sterling Silver Aqua Stone Pendant
• Sterling silver construction promises lasting shine.
• Aqua glass stone emits dazzling color.
• Spring-ring clasp ensures a reliable fit.
• Details: 5/8-in. pendant, 16-in. chain
$14

diamond bracelet
Sterling Silver 1/4-ct. Diamond Cluster Bracelet
• Diamond-and-dotted clusters alternate with sleek X links to create a dazzling bracelet.
• Sterling silver construction promises lasting brilliance.
• Safety-clasp closure ensures a reliable fit.
• Details: 1/4-carat total weight, 7 1/2-in. length.
$90

gold earrings
24k Gold-Over-Sterling Silver Scrollwork Drop Earrings
Open scrollwork decorates these oval drop earrings, with small clear crystals sparkling in their centers for more gorgeous shimmer. And their 24k gold-over-sterling-silver construction is made to last. Plus, the fishhook backings are secured by clear plastic beads for a reliable fit. 1 1/4-in. length.
$20

Have a great week!
Maggie

John Brana Barbary Coast Collection

14 Aug

Bead and Gemstone Jewelry

John S. Brana's collections of distinctive handcrafted designer jewelry include beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces designed to set the wearer apart from the crowd. John creates all of his jewelry in his San Francisco studio and works in sterling silver, fine silver, 14K gold-filled wire, 14K – 24K gold, copper, and silver and gold Precious Metal Clay.

bead necklace
Crystal Quartz, Onyx, & Amber Necklace
Round smooth Crystal Quartz beads graduate into freeform Amber, 24K Gold Foiled Venetian Glass, and Pineapple Quartz, which crescendos into bold round and faceted black Onyx, Buffalo Horn, and Lava beads. 24K Gold Vermeil beads accent the necklace with a touch of sparkling shine. Measures approximately 23 inches in length.
$865

amethyst earrings
Amethyst Wire Wrapped 14K Gold-filled Earrings
Polished 14K Gold-filled spirals are hand-wrapped with round Amethyst beads, creating a daring dimensional look that complements any outfit.
• Measures approximately 2 3/4" L x 1 1/4" W
• 14K Gold-filled French Ear Wires
$175

gemstone necklace
Amber, Prehnite, Amethyst, & Citrine Necklace
A cluster of smooth Amethyst, Yellow Jade, Prehnite, and Freshwater Pearls, and faceted Amethyst, Yellow Quartz, and Prehnite beads cascade throughout this one-of-a-kind necklace. The elegant combination of soft pastel colors are sure to bring out your flawless feminine features. Measures approximately 24 inches in length.
$950

Brana's original designs incorporate sterling silver and vermeil beads, faceted gemstones, freshwater pearls, Venetian glass, hand-carved precious and semiprecious gemstones – all carefully selected during John's frequent trips to Europe, Asia, and throughout the United States. Whether classic or contemporary, each piece is unique, meticulously handcrafted, and made from top-quality materials.

Links of London Jewelry 2009

13 Aug

British Designer Jewelry

Links of London was founded in 1990. They offer an eclectic mix of men's and women's jewelry in sterling silver and 18 carat gold, with an enviable collection of charms and charm bracelets for you to choose from. Links of London believes in design and function, and they endeavor to bring you contemporary classics, jewelry must-haves, and that extra special piece you weren't expecting to find. That could be a nodding dog or a champagne bubble blower, an 18K gold bracelet or a disco diva charm.

gold locket
Anthology Locket 18k Gold Pendant
The Inro is a traditional Japanese case for holding small objects. The Inro has evolved from a utilitarian purpose to an object of high art. The 18k white gold side opening locket utilizing the classic Inro form and all details are 18k yellow gold. The locket has been designed for keepsakes and therefore does not contain photo clips.
$1700

silver and gold bracelet
Wisteria Sterling Silver & 18k Gold Bracelet
Characterized by a moving cascade of shimmering leaf-shapes, the Wisteria collection celebrates the beauty of nature. Also available: Wisteria Sterling Silver & 18k Gold Necklace and Wisteria 7 Tier Sterling Silver & 18k Gold Earrings.
$500

sterling silver bracelet
Purple & Pink Friendship Bracelet
Hand-woven with purple and pink thread, these sterling silver bracelets are a modern, grown-up take on the friendship bands we made as children.
$195

The company resulted from a simple request for a pair of fish cufflinks. A local restaurant owner commissioned the manufacture of a pair of sterling silver cufflinks, as a gift for their loyal restaurant clients. Links of London loves the element of personalization and allow for engraving on jewelry and embossing on leather. They also offer a desirable mix of leather and silver items, for the home or the workplace, or for the perfect gift.

Alwand Vahan Bracelets

12 Aug

Designer Fine Jewelry

Alwand Vahan was born in France in June 1940. Graduated from the Paris jewelry and design school called "La Chambre Syndicale de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie et Orfevrerie," Sasha designed a short time for Hermes before beginning his career in the United States. He opened his own firm, Alwand Vahan Jewelry Ltd. in New York City at 604 Fifth Avenue in 1968 after having worked for David Webb and other prestigious firms. By then Sasha had served in the US Armed Forces during the Cuban Missile Crisis and been member of the Art Students League.

diamond bracelet
14k Gold & Sterling Silver Diamond Bangle Bracelet
14k yellow gold & sterling silver .39ctw diamonds 8mm textured stackable flex bangle bracelet.
$2300

gold and silver bracelet
14k Gold & Silver Sterling Diamond Flex Bracelet
14k yellow gold & sterling silver .17 diamonds 8mm stackable flex textured bangle bracelet. 14k yellow gold & sterling silver .17 diamonds 8mm stackable flex textured bangle bracelet.
Also available in:
-4mm (.11ctw diamonds) – $1150
-6mm (.11ctw diamonds) – $1210
$1495

designer bracelet
14k & Sterling Silver Diamond Scroll Flex Bangle Bracelet
14k yellow gold & sterling silver .23tw diamonds 8mm scroll design stackable flex bangle bracelet.
$2350

Early on, Alwand Vahan showed his creations at Bergdorf Goodman. He was one of the first jewelry designers represented there exclusively. Alwand went on to design and manufacture for Cartier, Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Mayor's and others. In 1983, he moved his factories to larger facilities, and expanded his line in 1995 from earrings to full signature collections, including the successful Moire, Montage, and the romantic Blanc de Blanc as seen in Town and Country, Luster, InStyle and other publications.

Amedeo Scognamiglio Jewelry

11 Aug

Italian Cameo Jewelry

Amedeo Scognamiglio's family has practiced the art of carving cameos for five generations. His mother, Marisa, pencils sketches on shells as templates for the carvers. His company, M+M Scognamiglio, is the world's largest manufacturer of handmade cameos, and it has evolved into an impressive brand. Every cameo is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, handcrafted by highly skilled artisans from a single, two-layer shell. The layers provide subtle depth and shine, composing delicate feminine silhouettes and romantic imagery.

cameo pendant
Italy Cameo Sardonyx "Butterfly" Sterling Silver Pendant
The butterfly-shaped pendant reveals a hand carved sardonyx (approx. 44mm) that has floral designs on one wing, and open, filigree-adorned sterling silver metalwork on the other wing, with a sterling silver body and antennae.
$400

cameo bracelet
Italy Cameo Oval Pink Conch Sterling Silver Bracelet
Oval pink conch stone stations alternate with slightly larger, oval pink conch stone stations (approx. 14 and 16mm) along the bracelet, separated by x-shaped metalwork links. Measures approx. 7-1/2"L x 11/16"W.
$400

cameo ring
Italy Cameo Simulated Turquoise Sterling Silver "Lady" Ring
Hand carved, square simulated turquoise (approx. 25mm) reveals the captivating profile of a woman whose locks are beautifully integrated into the stone's shape. Measures approx. 1-1/16"L x 1"W x 1/4"H; shank 1/8"W.
$250

Amedeo was standing in his father's workshop, located at the scenic Mount Vesuvio in Naples, Italy, when he carved his first cameo. He was 16 years old. Upon earning his law degree in 1997, Amedeo moved from Italy to New York to oversee the company's U.S. operations. His work soon grew in popularity, appearing in Vogue, W, Elle, Marie Claire, Women's Wear Daily, Gotham, InStyle, UsWeekly, Town & Country, Oprah, New York Magazine, Philadelphia Style, and a host of other fashion magazines. His work has adorned celebrities like Ivana Trump and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Desires by Mikolay Jewelry

10 Aug

Designer Fine Jewelry

In 2004, Scott Mikolay founded Desires by Mikolay in Chappaqua, New York. Success came quickly as word spread of his innovative custom designs. While hosting a broad range of designer lines in his flagship store, he decided to explore expanding his own designs as the demand grew. Today, Scott Mikolay has launched his exclusive line of jewelry. Sensitive to a modern woman's lifestyle, Scott has created streamlined statement jewelry.

rose gold and diamond ring
Crown Ring with Diamonds in 18K Rose Gold
The crown ring features round brilliant diamonds (.70ctw) that are G color, SI clarity. The band is approximately 1/2" in width and has a satin finish in 18k rose gold.
$2850

yellow gold pendant
18K Yellow Gold Crown Diamond Pendant
The pendant features round brilliant diamonds (.47ctw) set into an 18k yellow gold mounting. The finish is satin and the design is hand crafted.
$2850

white gold ring
18K White Gold Green Amethyst Cocktail Ring
This ring features a cushion shape Green Amethyst center (9.29ctw) with diamonds (.45ctw). The handmade mounting is in 18k white gold with a satin finish. Instead of the diamonds being set traditionally around the center stone, they are set on the sides and down the shank.
$2590

Mikolay draws his inspiration from the time of the Tudors, where statement pieces were part of everyday court life. Jewelry adornment was used as a way to designate your position in society. The Romanticism of the time translates easily into Mikolay's Crown, Aragon, and Boleyn collections. Each piece is striking, powerful, and distinctive. It is this new interpretation of vintage jewelry that makes Mikolay the visionary he is. Scott Mikolay's jewelry will enrapture even the most discerning woman.

ShopNBC.com Jewelry Sale

9 Aug

Gold and Gemstone Jewelry

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.

alligator ring
alligator Strap Diamond Ring
Genuine round grain alligator strap with a glossy finish. Dazzling the clasp magnificently are 18 diamonds set on the stainless steel buckle. This fabulous conversation ring measures 3-3/4" L x 12mm W. The total diamond weight is approximately 0.09ct.
$70

gemstone earrings
14K Gold Amethyst Drop Earrings
Crafted in polished 14K yellow gold, each earring features one checkerboard marquise cut 22 x 12mm amethyst in a drill setting. The total amethyst weight is approximately 2-1/4" x 7/16" and have posts with butterfly backs.
$470

14K gold bracelet
14K Yellow Gold 7.25" Premier Woven Bracelet
This bold, fancy link bracelet is woven into a design that evokes the look of charming cross-stitch pattern! Combing both polished and textured finished, this bracelet measures 7-1/2"L x 5/8"W. It secures with a slide insert clasp and safety guard. Minimum gold weight is 12.40 grams. Made in Italy.
$470

diamond necklace
14K Gold 1.00ct Diamond Pendant w/ Chain
This pendant is crafted in polished 14K yellow gold, and features two round cut diamonds in bezel settings and 110 round cut diamonds in bead settings. The total diamond weight is approximately 1.00ct with a color of H-I and a clarity of I2-I3. It measures 1-11/16" x 3/4" and includes a designer chain with a lobster claw clasp.
$540

black diamond ring
14K White Gold Black & White Diamond Leaves Ring
This ring is crafted in polished 14K white gold. It features 52 full round cut black diamonds creating a savvy leaf design. It also features a backdrop of 162 single round cut white diamonds in pave settings. The total diamond weight is approximately 1.06ct with a color of H-I and a clarity of I2. The setting size is 11/16" x 13/16" with a height of 1/4".
$488

white gold earrings
14K White Gold 1.50ct Diamond Circle Earrings
Designed from polished 14K white gold, this pair glistens with 284 round single cut diamonds in prong settings. The total diamond weight is approximately 1.50ct with a color of H-I and I2 clarity. Each circle earring measures 1-5/16"L x 1-5/16"W and is secured by a hinged snap backing.
$699

diamond bangle
925 Fusion Diamond Hinged Bangle Bracelet
Choose from polished 18K yellow gold plating or polished platinum plating, both over 0.925 sterling silver. The total approximate diamond accent weight is 0.015ct. Choose either a 7-1/4" or an 8" circumference. Width for both sizes is 5/16". Secures with a slide insert clasp and features a safety guard.
$70

gold and gemstone ring
14K Yellow Gold Peridot Ring
Designed from polished 14K yellow gold, it shines brightly with one cushion brilliant cut 10 x 8mm green peridot in a bezel setting at the center. The total peridot weight is approximately 2.08ct. This ring has a setting size of 5/8"L x 13/16"W and a height of 5/16".
$360

smoky quartz necklace
14K Gold Smoky Quartz & Diamond Pendant
This pendant is crafted in polished 14K yellow gold, and features one round cut 10mm smoky quartz at the center, 113 round cut diamonds in pave settings, and faceted round cut 4mm smoky quartz beads strung on a strand. Total smoky quartz weight including the center stone, is approximately 51.37ct, diamond weight is approximately 0.45ct. The pendant measures 1-3/8" x 1" and the beaded necklace measures 18"L and has a lobster claw clasp.
$372

18K gold ring
18K Yellow Gold Marble Finish Ring
Incorporating a unique marble finish boosts its elegance factor and stylish look. Crafted of polished 18K yellow gold using a tubing technique that makes the piece hollow and lightweight, seamless and beautiful. Ring measures 3/8" wide. Made in Italy.
149

Have a great week!
Maggie

ARA Collection Jewelry

7 Aug

Turkish Fine Jewelry

The ARA story begins with two brothers and a small jewelers bench in Bodrum, Turkey. Neither could have imaged that their unique designs would captivate so many. Nearly two decades later ARA Collection is known worldwide for its handcrafted 24 karat gold jewelry. This unique 24k gold jewelry is handmade in a small workshop in Turkey with ancient themes to modern set in hammered gold.

diamond ring
24K Gold Rough Cognac Diamond Ring
This rough cut Cognac Diamond ring stands out from all the rest! Featuring an emerald cut rough Cognac Diamond center with a 24k yellow gold band. The gold is hammered for a bohemian chic sense of style.
$1690

24K gold bracelet
24k Gold Rose Cut Citrine Bracelet
Pure solid 24k yellow gold, warms the complexion of all who wear it. Rose cut Citrine that are beautifully unique with a distinctive vintage feel and extraordinary appearance. Handcrafted flexible bracelet.
$2375

sapphire ring
24k Gold Multicolor Sapphire Coil Ring
24k yellow gold is exquisite in its beauty and has long been used as a way to symbolize a timeless love and devotion. 3.20ctw Oval Sapphire in Pink, Blue, & Green. Wide band coil ring.
$1990

ARA Collection takes pride in their quality and craftsmanship. Inspiration for the collection comes from the rich history of ancient Anatolia civilizations and the beauty of Mediterranean and Asian sea. In 2002, the ARA Collection expanded to the US, opening their first retail store in Santa Barbara, California. Over the next few years ARA continued to grow. The collection now graces over 150 jewelry stores nationwide, as well as Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico.

La Mer Collection Watches

6 Aug

Fashion Watches

La Mer was established in 2001 when Martine Ilana rummaged through her jewelry drawer and could not find a simple, stylish, and feminine watch to wear. Combining her passion for design, love of quality materials and simple beauty, La Mer Collections was born. Inspiration is drawn from her journeys: South Africa's colorful markets, Bali's lush flowers, Italy's gorgeous leathers and Thailand's clear blue ocean. Each season La Mer's color palette is chosen from these bright and colorful experiences. La Mer Collections' focus is on classic watch faces designed exclusively by Martine Ilana, paired with beautiful leather straps.

charm watch
Turquoise – Gold Seaside Watch
Extra-long soft leather strap topped with a double stainless steel chain and nautical charms. Wipe clean. 24" long and 5" wide strap, Silver Square Watch Case, .875" wide Watch case, Seiko watch movement, buckle closure. Nickel Free. Due to the handcrafted nature of this product, each watch may vary slightly. Made in the USA.
$110

gold watch
Gold Simple Wrap Watch
Extra-long gold soft leather strap. Wipe clean. 24" long and 5" wide strap, Silver square watch case, .875" wide watch case, Seiko watch movement, buckle closure. Nickel Free.
$84

ring watch
Gold Cocktail Ring Watch
Seiko watch movement. Automatic battery, 28" long gold filled chain for adjustable necklace. Necklace has a lobster clasp closure. Nickel Free. Designed and Assembled in the USA.
$58

Design Statement
"A watch is a private piece of art. Not only does it embody the skill of the artisan who created it, but it is an expression of the owner's style. In this day and age, with all the technology surrounding us, all we truly need on our wrist is a watch that tells time. Often less is more when it comes to a timepiece's design and wearing a watch allows you to appreciate esthetic qualities as well as function and technical reliability."