Wendy Brandes Jewelry

16 Mar

Gold and Gemstone Jewelry

Wendy Brandes is strongly influenced by the stories of fascinating women, whether they lived in the 16th century or the Swinging 60s. She creates pieces that are bold and eye-catching, yet feminine and organic. Mechanical pieces that open and close, unscrew or twist are her specialties. Wendy began designing jewelry in 2004 after 15 years in media and marketing, including key positions at the Wall Street Journal, CNN, People.com, and investment banking firm Lehman Brothers. Her first jewelry designs were her engagement and wedding rings.

gold and gemstone ring
Queen Min Ring
Queen Min was the last empress of Korea, assassinated in 1895. No photos of her have been identified beyond a doubt, so her image remains elusive. Accordingly, a dragon is carved into only one side of this stone. Depending on which way you hold the ring, the reflection appears or disappears on the opposite side. The setting is shaped like a pagoda.
18K Yellow Gold and hand-carved Lemon Citrine
$5850

gold and diamond pendant
Diana Queen of Hearts Necklace
In 1987, at a time when many people still believed that AIDS was spread by casual contact, Diana, Princess of Wales, publicly shook hands with a patient at the opening of the UK's first AIDS ward. Her act dramatically changed the public's understanding of the disease.
18K Yellow Gold and Diamonds
$5500

diamond ring
Medici Poison Ring
Catherine de Medici was wife to Henri II of France, mother-in-law to Mary Queen of Scots.
• 18K yellow gold, diamonds
• Front is 5/8" long
$4125

Wendy's main collection, Vivat Regina, is Latin for "Long Live the Queen." Each piece is named for a royal lady. Lockets and poison rings are an important part of this collection, because naughty royal ladies are the most interesting. The It Girls collection covers other notable women, ranging from fabulous friends and family members, to a Stone Age redhead, to a legendary female pope. The Eden collection is inspired by the highest-ranking woman of all: Mother Nature.

Jewelry Sale at Zales.com

15 Mar

Gold and Gemstone Jewelry

Zales Jewelers' focus has always been on providing a wide range of choices for mainstream jewelry customers who seek excellent value in fine jewelry. For this reason, Zales designs and provides much of its jewelry to meet its customers' tastes and expectations for quality and style. Zales Jewelers also carries brand-name jewelry, including watches, allowing the jeweler to offer its customers a wide variety of merchandise at a range of price points.

diamond necklace
Diamond Clover Vintage Pendant in Sterling Silver
This diamond pendant is sparkling with good fortune. The clover pendant features a vintage design with diamonds totaling 1/5 ct. Maximizing shine, brilliant diamonds outline the centerpiece. Sterling silver pendant with an 18.0-inch cable and spring-ring clasp.
$200

gemstone ring
Aquamarine & Diamond Swirl Ring in 14K White Gold
14K white gold ring has a pear shaped aquamarine gemstone accented by round diamonds in a prong setting. Aquamarine is March's birthstone.
$215

pearl earrings
Freshwater Pearl Heart Earrings in 10K Gold
A rounded, organic heart makes a sweet statement of love as the center of these 10K gold earrings. Adding to the earrings' luxurious charm, a single cultured freshwater pearl lends its luminous elegance, accented by a brilliant sparkling diamond. The earrings close with lever backs.
$90

gold bracelet
Citrine Bracelet in 10K Gold with Diamond Accents
This 10K gold bracelet features oval citrine gemstones with diamond accents in a prong setting. The fashion bracelet has a spring-ring clasp closure and is 7.0 inches in length.
$300

gold hoop earrings
14K Gold Tube Hoop Earrings
Each 14K gold hoop earring has a diamond cut finish. The earrings have a hinged back for a secure fit.
$36

sapphire necklace
Lab-Created Pink and White Sapphire Circle Pendant in 10K White Gold
This circle pendant in 10K white gold features twelve lab-created round pink sapphires and twelve lab-created round white sapphires in a prong setting. The rope chain is 18.0 inches in length and has a spring-ring clasp.
$90

diamond ring
Men's Diamond Bypass Ring in 14K Two-Tone Gold
This men's 1/4 ctw. diamond bypass ring in 14K two-tone gold features seven round diamonds in a channel setting.
$429

diamond bracelet
Diamond Swirl Bracelet in 14K Gold
This 3 ctw. diamond bracelet in 14K gold features round diamonds in a prong setting forming a swirl design. The link chain is 7.0 inches in length and has a box clasp.
$1287

gemstone pendant
Gemstone Twisted Circle Pendant in 10K White
14K white gold circle pendant features peridot, amethyst, citrine, rhodolite and blue topaz gemstones in a 2-prong setting with round diamond accents in a pavé setting. The rope chain is 18.0 inches in length and has a spring-ring clasp.
$174

silver bracelet
Samuel B. Link Bracelet in Sterling Silver & 18K Gold
Chic and trendy, this fun bracelet is from the Samuel B. collection. Large sterling silver circle links accented with 18K gold, this 7.5-inch bracelet is stunning. A toggle clasp provides the bracelet with a secure closure. Handmade accessories by Samuel B. mix timeless fashion with modern, innovative elegance.
$160

Have a great week!
Maggie

Garavelli Jewelry

13 Mar

Fine Italian Jewelry

Founded in 1920 by Mario Garavelli, Garavelli is one of the oldest jewelry producers in Italy. Italian designer Mario Garavelli was well known for the quality of his craftsmanship. Passed down to his son Aldo, the company is now run by Aldo's daughter Kira and her husband, Gian Carlo Molina, their children РStefano and Elisabetta Molina Рand Elizabetta's husband, Luca Valerani, who is the brand's Art Director. Jewelry with flowing curves, fluid forms and dazzling diamond pav̩ are signatures of Garavelli.

gold and diamond bracelet
Garavelli Brown Diamond Bracelet
18k White Yellow Gold (38.5 gr) link mesh band and brown diamond clasp (3.13 cwt).
$5870

The same innovative techniques are applied to the design and manufacturing at Garavelli today. It continues to maintain its high standards and success not only in its native country but throughout the world. The brand is known for its handcrafted items featuring 18K gold settings, diamonds, colored gemstones, and enamel. Its emphasis is on modern, elegant designs with superlative craftsmanship and top-quality materials.

gold bangle bracelet
Garavelli 18k Gold Etoile Bracelet
18k yellow gold Etoile bangle (40.6 gr) with inset diamonds (.5 cwt).
$4560

Garavelli's innovative designs are exemplified by the brand's lacy openwork gold that sparkles with diamond accents, its textures of woven fabric and undulating surfaces of the ultimate in pave designs. In addition to the very feminine lacy looks, Garavelli also handcrafts nature motifs in bright enamel, offering an exuberant expression of today's femininity. The latest collections, many designed by Luca Valerani, feature nature-inspired designs with exuberant colors and pleasing, feminine forms.

diamond and gemstone brooch
Garavelli Diamond & Citrine 18k Gold Floral Brooch
This amazing brooch contains 5 citrines of exquisite color and round brilliant cut diamonds, weighing 1.75 carats total. Each citrine featured in this brooch has been custom cut to form a glorious floral design. The brooch measures approximately 3" in length and 1" wide at the flower.
$6310

Pieces of the brand's latest collections are now on display in the museum of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. It is one of the most important museums in the world for the history of
costumes, fashions, and accessories, and has chosen Garavelli as one of the most significant representatives of Italian style in the sector of jewelry and watches.

Jude Frances Jewelry

12 Mar

Designer Fine Jewelry Brand

In just five years, Jude Frances Jewelry has grown from being sold in just 3 stores to 29 stores. In fact, Oprah Winfrey bought a piece of Jude Frances jewelry at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. Although they admit that they are as different as white and yellow gold, when Jude and Frances met at a charity dinner in 2002, they instantly knew they would make ideal business partners. Today, not only have they become best friends, they have turned their line into a multi-million dollar company.

diamond earrings
Jude Frances Tear Drop Earrings
18-karat solid white gold setting with black diamond accents; 0.04 total carat weight. White topaz drops and inset detail. 1/2"H x 1/4"W.
$690

Frances, mother of two and former owner of an interior design firm, oversees design and operations for Jude Frances. She was born in the English countryside and favors the more romantic, classic styles. Her favorite piece in the line is a diamond monogram necklace that Jude designed especially for her as a birthday gift. Frances is inspired by architecture. In fact, the Venetian Collection, launched in June 2007, was inspired by a trip she and Jude took to Italy for Frances' 40th birthday. "The iron grill work I saw in Venice inspired our new diamond overlay designs."

onyx pendant
Jude Frances Onyx Pendant & Diamond by the Yard Necklace
Onyx Pendant: Smooth onyx with pavé diamonds; 0.413 total carat weight.
$2350
Diamond by the Yard Necklace: Diamond stations; 0.60 total carat weight. Lobster clasp. 16"L.Both, solid 18-karat yellow gold.
$2500

Jude, mother of three, heads sales and marketing. This Texas native inspires the edgier side of the line. Her favorite piece in the line is a white gold cuff bracelet with a diamond cross that Frances gave her as a birthday gift. Jude is inspired by fashion and style and has a knack for staying ahead of fashion trends.

gold and diamond ring
Jude Frances Cipriani Cushion Ring
18-karat yellow gold cushion ring with diamond insets; 0.92 total carat weight.
$6460

Jude Frances Jewelry is headquartered in Southern California. Its famous clients include Oprah Winfrey, Kristen Chenoweth, and Paris Hilton. The 18k gold jewelry line is designed with diamonds and beautiful semi-precious gemstones. It features a unique interchangeable hoop and charm concept along with beautiful necklaces, bracelets, and engagement rings.

Meira T Jewelry

11 Mar

Designer Fine Jewelry

The Meira T jewelry collection is chic sophisticated feminine and affordable. From yellow gold and diamond textured necklaces and earrings to gemstone and diamond rings, Meira T combines designer sophistication and unique creativity. The collection has graced the pages of many fashion magazines and TV shows. The Meira T collection is sold throughout the United States, Central America, and parts of Canada, and has expanded into Europe and the Far East.

set of gold rings
14K Tri-Color Gold Set Of 3 Mini Rings
From the Hammered Collection
$495

Meira T gets her inspiration from her European and Middle Eastern background, which clearly shows in each of her designs. Each piece has a unique flair that speaks to her creativity, and is designed with the independent and sophisticated woman in mind. The warm hues of yellow gold set with shimmering diamonds combined with femininity and sophistication is what makes Meira's jewelry "designed for a woman by a woman."

diamond pendant
14K Yellow Gold Open Circle Necklace
From the Circle Collection
$565

IDI Design Group has been manufacturing jewelry for over 40 years. About 5 years ago, Meira T took the designing reins and created the Meira T collection for IDI. The collection is mostly comprised of yellow gold and diamond jewelry with gemstone accents. Meira T utilizes many types of finishes and textures when working with gold. The designs are feminine, sophisticated and at the same time affordable.

white and yellow gold bracelet
14K Yellow & White Gold Bracelet
From the Hammered Collection
$1980

Meira T designs have been worn by celebrities such as Christie brinkley, Carmindy, Kim Stolz and Sheryl Crow. Numerous designs have been featured in publications such as Hamptons Magazine, Wedding Style, Cosmopolitan, The Knot, Philadelphia Style, Essence, Forbes and more.

Kate Spade Jewelry

10 Mar

Designer Fashion Jewelry

While growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, Katherine Noel Brosnahan was both the epitome and antithesis of the All-American girl. There was always something charmingly familiar yet wonderfully original about Kate. Her fresh sense of style and singular personality reflect a keen sense of wit, propriety, and a no-nonsense approach to life. Kate has spent most of her professional career in the accessories business.

chunky necklace
Kate Spade 'Keswick Caning' Necklace
Brilliant baubles add glamorous definition to a chunky, chain-link necklace.
$245

After college in 1986, she took a job at Mademoiselle magazine, leaving in 1991 with the title of senior fashion editor/head of accessories. While working at the magazine, Kate realized that the market lacked stylish practical handbags, and so innocently began designing her own. She put together some sketches, investigated production costs, and created a line of classically shaped bags in satin-finished nylon, as well as interesting colors and fabrics. With her fingers crossed, Kate, along with her partner and husband, Andy Spade, launched Kate Spade Handbags in January of 1993.

enamel bracelet
Kate Spade 'Idiom' Wide Enamel Bangle
Bold patterns and sunny colors style a selection of fun bangle bracelets that brighten up any ensemble.
$98

In 1996, the Council of Fashion Designers of America honored Kate's classic designs by awarding her America's New Fashion Talent in accessories. Kate was honored once again by the CFDA in 1998, as Best Accessory Designer of the Year. In 1999, Kate was honored when her handbags were exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt Museum for the First National Design Triennial, celebrating American design excellence. And for her new home collection, Kate was presented with three prestigious design awards in 2004: House Beautiful's Giants of Design Award for TASTEMAKER, Bon Appetit's American Food & Entertaining Award for Designer of the Year, and Elle Decor's International Design Award for bedding.

link necklace
Kate Spade 'Color Café' Stripe Resin Necklace
Chunky pendants in bold, classic colors define an eye-catching necklace.
$95

Today, the brand's signature style has transcended the realm of handbags to include Kate Spade footwear, Kate Spade eyewear, and Kate Spade jewelry. Nevertheless, the basis for all Kate Spade products remains firmly founded upon her original ideals of functional and fashionable versatility that have made her handbags an iconic symbol since the beginning.

Haurex Watches

9 Mar

Italian Designer Watches

In 1989 two young men – Giuseppe La Giusa and Maurizio Bianchini – had an idea: to create a watch collection to distribute it in the best watch and jewelry shops in Bologna. Since then, Stefano Turrini has joined them as partner, and the brand Haurex has more than 850 licensees in Italy and is distributed in more than 30 foreign countries. The spirit of the brand is marked by a continuous aesthetic research.

designer dress watch
Haurex Amnesia Bracelet Dress Watch
Add a rich and opulent touch to your wrist with Haurex's timepiece with a dizzying pattern of interlocking stainless steel and fiery white swarovski crystal band and pristine white face.
$335

Haurex Italy is an historical company in Bologna that has had the aim to create wristwatches with exclusive designs and the highest quality materials. Haurex is carried out by a young team of designers, who pay great attention to the latest fashion trends. Vivacious colors, steel, mother of pearl, Swarovski crystals, and natural diamonds are implemented in the newest collections.

gold bracelet watch
Haurex Trendy Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Watch
A gorgeous timepiece designed for a chic woman by Haurex. The gold plated bracelet and bezel are accented by sparkling Swarovski crystals to enwrap the wrist with a brilliant touch.
$246

Haurex is a leader in Italian watch making and design. Their watches have influenced design around the world, and the company continues to be a pioneer, holding high their well-known standards of lifetime quality. Whether playful or elegant, a Haurex watch is forever distinctive.

crystal dress watch
Tennis Swarovski Jeweled Bracelet Dress Watch
Ultra-chic and feminine, this dazzling model by Haurex features a sophisticated Mother of Pearl round dial framed by sparkling Swarovski crystals and presented on a thin jeweled tennis vintage-style bracelet.
$196

Haurex started as a small home business in 1989. By constantly presenting new and breathtaking watches, and with a well thought expansion plan, they've become today, after only 18 years, the leader in high quality fashion watches manufacturing.

Jewelry Sale at ShopNBC.com

8 Mar

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.

silver gemstone bracelet
Sterling Silver 7.25" La Perla Atlantic Larimar Bracelet
• One freeform 20 x 25mm Larimar cabochon
• Two trillion-cut 6mm permanently processed blue topaz
• Four round 9mm permanently processed simulated white pearls
• Two cushion-cut faceted 9mm permanently processed blue topaz
$300

gold ring
18K Rose or Yellow Gold Royal Ring
Add a touch of royal glamour to any outfit. Designed from your choice of 18K rose or yellow gold, the contrasting polished and matte finishes of this ring create a truly dynamic glow. Its elegant scalloped edges are a great accent to the smooth center band, allowing you to wear it casually or formally and always look great. 1/2" bandwidth.
$318

gemstone earrings
14K White Gold Trillion Aquamarine Stud Earrings
This pair of studs is perfect for enhancing every outfit – from the casual to the elegant! Designed from polished 14K white gold, each earring measures 1/4"L x 1/4"W and is secured by a butterfly backing. This pair is lit with two trillion cut 6 x 6mm light blue aquamarine in prong settings. The total aquamarine weight is approximately 1.24ct.
$162

designer gold ring
14K Rose Gold White Agate & Black / White Diamond Ring
This bold ring is perfect for truly making an impact. Dramatically displayed at the center is one round checkerboard cut 16mm white agate in a prong setting. This is surrounded in an alternating twist pattern with 25 round full cut white diamonds and 25 round full cut black diamonds, also in prong settings.The total agate weight is 7.00ct and the total diamond weight is 0.32ct. Crafted from polished 14K rose gold, this ring has a setting size of 7/8"L x 7/8"W x 5/16"H.
$472

rose gold ring
14K Rose Gold Oval Amethyst & Diamond Cage Ring
Designed in polished 14K rose gold, the center of the ring features one faceted oval cut 12.0 x 10.0mm pink amethyst in a bezel setting. The design is finished with 64 single round cut 0.9mm diamonds in prong settings. The total amethyst weight is 4.60ct and the diamond weight is 0.26ct
$398

gold link necklace
14K Gold 18" Fancy Textured Link Necklace
You'll love the image you present when wearing this sophisticated style! A glorious design of polished 14K yellow gold, the fancy links are embellished with a textured finish that adds plenty of depth, dimension, and drama. Secured by a spring ring clasp, this necklace measures 18"L x 13/16"W and weighs a minimum of 27.9 grams.
$979

silver and gold earrings
Sterling Silver / 18K Gold Floral Vine Dangle Earrings
Perfect for the changing of seasons, or just when you need to be reminded of warm spring days, this pair will frame your face in wondrous style. Created from a combination of polished sterling silver and 18K yellow gold, each floral vine earring measures 1-1/2"L x 3/4"W and is secured by a French hook backing.
$96

quartz necklace
14K Gold 18" Rutilated Quartz, Multi-Gem & Diamond Necklace
• One oval faceted cut 20 x 9mm Quartz
• One oval faceted cut 17 x 10mm Prasiolite
• Two oval faceted cut 9 x 7mm Honey Citrine
• Three found full cut diamonds in pave settings
• One oval faceted cut 16 x 12mm Rutilated Quartz
$364

gold fashion ring
14K Gold Bold Fabulous Satin Basketweave Ring
Designed from polished 14K yellow gold, the basketweave finish adds a unique touch that allows it to be worn with everything from jeans and a t-shirt to a cocktail dress! It has a graduated bandwidth of 1/4" to 1/2". Exquisite yet simple, it is a ring of pure elegance.
$97

gold diamond bracelet
Sterling Silver / 18K Plated 7.5" Brilliante Station Bracelet
This glamorous bracelet is made of 18K yellow gold plated sterling silver and features 46 round cut 3mm Brilliante stones and five larger oval cut 7 x 5mm Brilliante stones widely spaced throughout the bracelet. All stones are in partial bezel settings adding a slight boldness to the elegant sparkle. Measuring 7-1/2"L x 1/4"W with a polished finish, the bracelet has a total Brilliante simulated diamond weight of approximately 8.35ct.
$87

Have a great week!
Maggie

Stardust Jewelry

6 Mar

Fine Diamond Jewelry

For almost four decades now, STARDUST has been creating fine designer jewelry. The owners, Albert and Ron Gad, are committed to excellence in the industry. STARDUST dropped the "Diamonds" in its name because exciting changes are taking place within the company and its new product lines. New time-saving and cost-efficient production techniques have allowed for broader product offerings and price ranges – without giving up the company's meticulous quality control.

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gemstone ring
Stardust N1817 – 26642 Ring
14.33ct Green Beryl

STARDUST is known for jewelry of the highest quality – a reputation gained and maintained through strict in-house quality control. From stone cutting through finishing, every piece is scrutinized at each stage of production with a perfectionist's attention to every minute detail. Many STARDUST stones are hand-cut and calibrated in house by the company's master cutters, and only gemstones of the finest color, clarity, and cut are selected for setting.

gemstone pendant
Stardust N6703PSA Pendant
1.17ctw Pink Sapphire

STARDUST is proud to be a member of the American Gem Society and Diamond Club West, and a featured designer in the Design Gallery at adiamondisforever.com. You will find STARDUST Collections at the Centurion Tucson show, Luxury by JCK, and JCK Las Vegas shows.

emerald earrings
Stardust N5804FY Earrings
3.34ctw Natural Colombian Emeralds

Albert and Ron's passion for innovation and technique is coupled with a dedication to exemplary customer service. "We will always do whatever we can to help our customers succeed. We strive to deliver products and services that generate confidence in our brand. We want our retailers and their employees to be proud of selling STARDUST designs, and their customers proud to be wearing them." – Ron Gad, President

Gregg Ruth Jewelry

5 Mar

Designer Fine Jewelry

Gregg Ruth & Company is a privately owned, Malibu, California-based jewelry design and manufacturing company founded in 1981. With over 600 bench jewelers and 750 new styles per year, CEO Gregg Ruth brings a defining vision and synergy to his diamond, gemstone, and bridal collections. His strong focus on craftsmanship and detail is essential for the company's elegant, sophisticated styles, which incorporate unusual diamond cuts, fancy colored diamonds, and patented setting techniques.

gold and diamond pendant
Triple Oval Diamond Pendant
Pendant with 39 yellow diamonds with .20ctw and 89 diamonds with .35ctw set in 18K white and yellow gold and including a 16" chain.
$2075

Gregg Ruth has carved a lasting place in the world of luxury jewelry, thanks to his diamond-laden collections that reinterpret timeless, classic designs and give them a stunning new spin. But to this entrepreneur and CEO, it is a natural enthusiasm and relentless passion for his work and his team that is as important as his talent.

sapphire earrings
Blue Sapphire & Diamond Earrings
Dangle earrings with 8 Blue sapphires with 1.75ctw and 200 diamonds with 1.10ctw all set in 18K white gold
$3850

Ruth's love of beautiful jewelry began early, as a child surrounded by gold, diamonds, and colored gems in his parent's jewelry store in Pennsylvania. Around the dinner table, he learned the business – and soon developed his own dreams of jewelry success.

pink sapphire pendant
Pink Sapphire Necklace
Necklace with 7 pink sapphires totaling 1.55ct and 28 diamonds totaling .26ct set in 18K white gold and on a 16" chain.
$1975

Ruth opened his own retail store in Tennessee in 1977. By 1981, he and his mother, Joyce, decided to start a new venture into high end gold jewelry imported from Italy. His fine jewelry design and manufacturing company immediately found a loyal clientele who fell in love with Ruth's glamorous, innovative styles.

Ruth moved his offices to Malibu in 1987 and bought a modest home along Escondido Creek in the picturesque hills of Malibu. In the 90s, there was a natural progression and Ruth segued from importing gold jewelry to creating his own diamond jewelry designs.

Today, Gregg Ruth offers a broad spectrum of exquisite jewelry – from natural fancy colored diamonds to important white diamond layout jewelry – as well as precious color and diamond pieces. In his downtime, Ruth finds comfort, serenity, and a place to recharge at his Tuscan-style home, with his wife and two young children. When he's not on the road selling his jewelry, Ruth also enjoys gardening and landscaping with his wife, who is currently breeding miniature horses.