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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Top 5 Wedding and Engagement Ring Trends for 2015

2015 Wedding and Engagement Rings

 

With wedding season in full swing, new bridal jewelry trends have emerged shaping purchasing decisions. Based off customer feedback and inquiries we’ve put together a list of five top trends for wedding and engagement rings in 2015:

FANCY SHAPED DIAMONDS
Fancy shaped center diamonds such as cushion and asscher have taken the limelight. Many subsequent bridal jewelry trends for 2015 revolve around these new favorites.

CLASSIC ENGAGEMENT RING SETTINGS
Fancy cut centers are often being paired with classic style settings featuring modern clean lines. The halo setting continues to be a top engagement ring style, particularly among budget-conscious couples looking to maximize a diamond’s brilliance.

ETERNITY WEDDING RINGS
Fancy shapes have made their way into wedding rings as well. Eternity rings remain a top style with fancy shaped diamonds going all the way around matching or complimenting their engagement ring’s center stone. The growing stackable ring trend has also influenced wedding ring selections as couples consider how a wedding band fits with an existing piece.

VINTAGE GLAMOUR
Antique style rings continue to be favorite choice. There is still a great appreciation for pieces featuring elaborate milgrain detailing. Intricate etching and designs have also extended into men’s wedding bands as well.

WHITE AND ROSE
Platinum and white gold remain the top metals of choice, but combining white metal with a hint of rose gold has also been a growing trend this year.

Lastly, here are a few tips for creating the perfect bridal ring set: For a seamless feel, we recommend looking for a wedding band with similar contours as the engagement ring. Also be sure to choose the same metal type. It’s ok to get creative, but just note that a wedding band typically should not overpower an engagement ring.

Which is your favorite bridal jewelry trend for 2015?

posted by Firenze Jewels at 3:05 pm  

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!

Please note our showroom will be closed July 3rd and July 4th.

posted by Firenze Jewels at 3:16 pm  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lucky in Love

Happy St. patrick's day

posted by Firenze Jewels at 5:26 pm  

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Oscars 2015 Jewelry Highlights

Hollywood’s leading ladies brought out their biggest and brightest jewels for the 87th Academy Awards. Bold gemstone earrings and statement diamond necklaces commanded the most attention on the red carpet. See our picks for Best Jewelry at the 2015 Oscars:
 
 

Margot Robbie The Zip Antique Colombine necklace

Focus star Margot Robbie opted for plunging black Saint Laurent gown with sheer sleeves and sported a sleek new long bob. The actress paired the gown with The Zip Antique Colombine necklace inspired by the Duchess of Windsor in the 1930s. The nekclace contained 150 diamonds and 300 sapphires set in 18k yellow gold and featured a fully functional zipper.
 
 

Naomi Watts earrings

Academy Award Presenter Naomi Watts radiated in a shimmering black and silver Armani Privé dress. Watts, who was part of the all-star cast in Oscar winning film Birdman, accessorized with a striking pair of art deco inspired dangle earrings featuring over 50 carats of sapphires surrounded by round brilliant cut white diamonds 55.90ctw in white gold.
 
 

Lupita Nyong'o Oscars 2015 earrings

One of the most talked about looks of the evening, Lupita Nyong’o glistened in a custom ivory Calvin Klein gown embelished with an astonishing 6,000 white pearls. The gown reportedly took hundreds of thousands of hours to create and many fittings. Nyong’o completed her look with a pair of teardrop diamond earrings.
 
 

Julianne Moore Oscars 2015 earrings

Best Actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore wore a custom beaded white Chanel gown featuring 80,000 small white hand painted resin sequins. Moore’s sleek updo revealed a set of pear-shaped diamond cluster earrings 14.38ctw set in platinum.
 
 

Gwenyth Paltrow Oscars 2015 earrings

Oscar Winning Actress & Presenter Gwenyth Paltrow donned a pale pink custom Ralph & Russo dress with a large rose motiff on her left shoulder. Although the dress received much criticism, she scored big with jewelry. G.P.’s straight slick back hair revealed bold pair of ‘Fire Phoenix’ earrings consisting of two pear-shaped cabochon rubellites weighing 101 carats surrounded by an array of white and yellow diamonds, blue, pink and purple sapphires, spinels and paraiba tourmalines in white gold. The star also wore a ring featuring a rare 6.27ctw pigeon-blood Burmese Ruby with white and pink diamonds set in white and rose gold.
 
 

Nicole Kidman Oscars 2015 diamonds

Nicole Kidman accented her shimmering Louis Vuitton dress with over $7 million worth of diamonds. The baubles included a pair of emerald cut diamond studs 7.11ctw set in platinum, a diamond and platinum bracelet 82.14ctw, an emerald cut diamond and platinum ring 16.5ctw, and a 5.36ctw diamond and platinum band.
 
 

Reese Witherspoon oscars 2015 earrings

Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee Reese Witherspoon accessorized a black and white Tom Ford dress with a pair of  floral inspired diamond and platinum cluster earrings, three diamond and platinum rings and a diamond and platinum six row bracelet.
 
 

Anna Kendrick OScars 2015 necklace

Anna Kendrick accessorized with marquis and pear-shaped diamond cluster earrings and a diamond five row necklace perfectly tucked into the collar of her custom peach Thakoon dress.
 
 

Dakota Johnson Oscars 2015 diamonds

50 Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson paired a bright red Saint Laurent gown with over 100 carats of diamonds worth $2 million. The stunning gems included a pair of 10 carat diamond stud earrings, a 13.56ctw radiant cut diamond ring and a Forevermark by Natalie K The Center of My Universe™ 11.32 ctw three row bracelet stacked with two other diamond bracelets from the Forevermark line.
 
 

Jennifer Hudson Oscars 2015 earrings

Jennifer Hudson arrived in a strapless yellow Romona Keveza column dress accented with a bold pair of diamond and emerald earrings.
 
 

posted by Firenze Jewels at 3:33 pm  

Friday, January 30, 2015

Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

The Ultimate Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Introducing our Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. The gift of fine jewelry is a timeless expression of love. Finding the right piece however, can sometimes prove to be daunting. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a scintillating collection of jewelry pieces that are a surefire way to win her heart on the 14th.

Click on the images below to shop the collections, or explore the full gift guide in the link above.

diamonds by the yard necklaces

A Touch of Brilliance

Wear one alone, layered or paired with a favorite pendant. Diamonds by the yard necklaces are an everyday jewelry piece that will certainly delight.

Ear Candy

Diamond hoop earrings have an effortless way of adding a dash of stylish flair any woman can appreciate.

Diamond Hoop Earrings
Diamond Stackable Rings Stack With Sparkle

Tell your love story through a unique collection of stackable rings. Compliment a wedding ring or mix and match creating a style your very own.

Sweeter Than Chocolate

Desired for its soft, warm hue, and excellent price point, rose gold jewelry makes an exquisite addition to any jewelry collection.

Rose Gold Jewelry
Charles Krypell Ivy Love Collection Express Your Love

The Ivy Love Collection by Charles Krypell features a selection of beautifully handcrafted pieces with a discreet yet powerful message expressing your love.

posted by Firenze Jewels at 3:46 pm  

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 Golden Globes Jewelry Winners

Shoulder grazing chandelier earrings and icy white diamond statement pieces were clear favorites among Hollywood’s leading ladies at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards. View the top jewelry highlights of the evening and vote below:

 

Naomi Watts Golden Globes 2015

Naomi Watts radiated in a canary yellow strapless Gucci dress paired with a pavé-set diamond serpent necklace weighing 76 carats in 18k white gold. The Aussie actress seems to be creating a signature look with serpent jewelry. We’ve spotted the star on at least two other occasions wearing similar pieces.

 

Julianne Moore  Golden Globes 2015
Golden Globe winner Julianne Moore shimmered in a Givenchy Haute Couture metallic gown. The Still Alice star accessorized with over 80 carats of diamonds including a 44 carat asscher cut diamond bracelet, a diamond eternity ring 7.7ctw, an oval shaped diamond eternity ring 4.74ctw and a second diamond bracelet 24.3ctw.

 

Reese Witherspoon Golden Globes 2015
Although Reese Witherspoon didn’t snag Best Actress in a Drama award, she scored big in the jewelry category. The Wild star accessorized a silver Calvin Klein gown gleaming with metallic beads with over $1 million in diamonds. The dazzling baubles included a pair of diamond platinum earrings ($600,000), a diamond bangle bracelet ($200,000) and a diamond platinum ring 6.75ctw ($695,000).

 

Jessica Chastain Golden Globes 2015
Golden Globe nominee Jessica Chastain glowed in dark bronze Atelier Versace gown. Her loose waves hairstyle inspired by vintage Hollywood glamour, revealed a pair of diamond chandelier earrings featuring 194 round brilliant cut white diamonds 12.91ctw in 18k white gold.

 

Laura Prepton Golden Globes 2015
Orange is the New Black star Laura Prepon opted for a black Christian Siriano gown accessorized with Simon G Jewelry. The pieces include a diamond fringe necklace, a pair of diamond dangle earrings in 18k white, two diamond rings featuring white, rose and yellow gold and a two tone diamond bangle.

 

Jennifer Lopez Golden Globes 2015
Jennifer Lopez donned a silver art deco inspired Zuhair Murad dress complete with cape. JLo chose a bold pair of diamond chandelier earrings and a three stone diamond ring to accent her look.

 

Amal Clooney Golden Globes 2015
Amal Alamuddin wore a black Dior Haute Couture dress with a pair of white gloves she sewed herself. Mrs. Clooney completed her look with a pair of 26.62 carat diamond chandelier earrings in platinum.

 

Viola Davis  Golden Globes 2015
Golden Globe nominee Viola Davis paired a crystal embroidered red strapless Donna Karan dress with a 39 carat vintage diamond and platinum bangle.

 

posted by Firenze Jewels at 3:03 pm  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ring in the New Year

Ring in the New Year

posted by Firenze Jewels at 5:24 pm  

Monday, November 10, 2014

Vote us Jeweller of the Year in WeddingsOnline Awards 2015

Firenze Jewels is delighted to have been nominated for Jeweller of the Year in Ireland’s WeddingsOnline Awards 2015!

Every year since 2008, WeddingsOnline.ie has recognized the success, dedication and extremely high levels of quality and service given by the Irish wedding industry. This year, marks the first time WeddingsOnline.ie has extended nominations to international suppliers and we are excited to be a part of the process. While our showroom is located in the New York Diamond District, Firenze Jewels has proudly served the Irish community here and abroad for many years.

We need your help to win. Voting is currently open and ends Friday December 5th 2014. You can vote in each category or just one supplier of choice. Please take a moment to vote for us in the link below: http://www.weddingsonline.ie/blog/awards/vote/

WeddingsOnline Jeweller of the Year

Tweet @FirenzeJewels with the hashtag #wolawards2015 and let us know you voted!

posted by Firenze Jewels at 7:35 pm  
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