Designer Jewelry

Oscars 2013 Jewelry Winners

Vintage style jewelry and classic white diamonds ruled the red carpet at the 2013 Academy Awards. View the highlights of the evening and vote below:

Jennifer Garner stunned in a 200 carat vintage diamond necklace set in darkened platinum worth $2.5 million. Garner has attended almost every ceremony throughout the award show season supporting husband Ben Affleck who accepted the Best Movie Oscar for Argo.

Silver Linings Playbook and best leading actress Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence paired a gorgeous faint blush hued Dior Haute Couture gown with a set of 12 carat pear shaped diamond dangle earrings set in round brilliant cut and rose-cut diamonds, an 8 carat diamond ring a 5 carat diamond band topped off by a 74 carat opera length diamond necklace draped down her back.

Oscar winner Anne Hathaway accessorized a pale pink silk Prada gown with a platinum vintage style floral diamond necklace. The Les Miserables actress added an interesting twist by wearing the $485,000 piece backwards.

Oscar award presenter Charlize Theron looked stunning in a strapless snow white Dior Haute Couture gown and sporting a fearless pixie cut. Theron accessorized with a pair of asscher cut diamond studs and stacks of antique style diamond platinum bracelets each weighing between 57 and 58 carats.

Jessica Chastain paired a strapless sequined Armani Privé gown with a set of 10 carat antique style diamond cluster earrings and a 24 carat white diamond and yellow gold bracelet.

Sandra Bullock accented her sparkling sheer black Elie Saab Couture gown with a pair of diamond studs, 3 diamond rings and diamond brooch used as a hair pin.

Jennifer Hudson paired her midnight blue shimmering mermaid-like Roberto Cavalli dress with a set of bold diamond and blue green opal earrings $13,250.

Jane Fonda radiated on the red carpet in a canary yellow Versace gown paired with a set of 28 carat yellow diamond chandelier earrings, crafted in yellow gold and a 10 carat emerald cut yellow diamond ring surrounded by pavé set white diamonds in white and yellow gold.

Oscar award presenter and previous Best Actress winner Reese Witherspoon donned a vivid blue and black Louis Vuitton gown accessorized with a diamond and onyx ring, an antique style diamond and platinum bracelet and a pair of diamond cluster earrings.


Pantone Introduces Emerald as Color of the Year 2013

The Pantone Color Institute recently introduced emerald as Color of the Year for 2013. The color authority which provides standards for design industries describes it as “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” Emerald is a classic rich and versatile hue representing a color plentiful in nature. As one of our favorite precious stones, here’s 5 top diamond jewelry selections featuring this beauty:

Diamond and Emerald 18k White Gold Ring

Diamond and Emerald 18k White Gold Pendant Necklace

Diamond and Emerald 18k White Gold Ring

Diamond and Emerald 18k White Gold Earrings

2012 Primetime Emmys Jewelry Winners

Classic white diamonds in dramatic settings paired with metallic fabrics was a a notable trend at the 64th Primetime Emmys on Sunday. Here’s who we thought were the biggest jewelry winners of the evening:

Sofia Vergara dazzled in a shimmering mermaid inspired Zuhair Murad gown with over 175 carats of white diamonds. Vergara’s jewels included a set of dramatic pear shaped drop diamond earrings (45 carats), a diamond ring with two center stones (20 carats), a marquise cut diamond and platinum bracelet (25 carats), an intriguing diamond serpent bracelet (10 carats) and a 75 carat diamond cuff bracelet.

Lucy Liu arrived wearing one of the most interesting ensembles of the evening, a silver strapless Versace gown composed entirely of metal. The ‘Elementary’ actress paired her bold, contemporary look with classic style jewelry, including a set of 30 carat diamond studs and a diamond platinum right hand ring.

Sarah Hyland worked with Georgina Chapman of Marchesa in designing her dove-grey gown. Hyland embellished her look with a pair of diamond and ruby cluster earrings, a diamond and ruby right hand ring and a diamond and platinum bracelet.

Presented just a week ago during London Fashion Week, Nicole Kidman donned a striking Antonio Berardi Spring 2013 gown with Christian Louboutin Vampanodo sandals. The Australian actress completed her look with a bold set of diamond and carved lavender jade drop earrings.

Christina Hendricks paired her custom metallic Siriano with a set of diamond and ruby dangle earrings and stacked cuffs and bangles embellished with diamonds, rubies and jade stones.

Jessica Paré radiated on the red carpet in a custom white Grecian gown by Jason Wu. She complimented her simple yet classic look with a right hand ring featuring a cushion cut emerald weighing 15 carats and two sapphires 6.59ctw.


Introducing Diamond Stackable Rings

Firenze Jewels is pleased to announce the launch of our diamond stackable rings collection. Uniquely crafted and adorned with an assortment of diamonds, rubies and color sapphires, the rings are intended to celebrate each of life’s precious moments – including a new birth, a milestone birthday, a new home, or to commemorate any dream, goal or triumph achieved. They can be combined in any order creating a unique set, or can perfectly compliment a diamond engagement ring or wedding band. Among our collection of over 50 different vintage and classic inspired designs you’ll find pieces crafted from other widely acclaimed designer brands such as Simon G, Ritani, Natalie K and Christopher Designs.  To celebrate the launch, we are offering complimentary shipping on rings within this collection until 9/17/12. Explore the collection and learn more details in the link below:

Coming Soon – Charles Krypell’s Newest Ivy Bangles

charles krypell today tomorrow forever bangles


Coming Soon – A brilliant jewelry gift idea designed by Charles Krypell. The New York designer’s newest Ivy love bangles are hand crafted with a discreet message expressing your love for her today, tomorrow, and forever. A set of three stackable bangles, will be available at Firenze Jewels in sterling silver or 18k yellow, white and rose gold.

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Firenze Jewels is an authorized Charles Krypell jewelry retailer.

2012 Golden Globes Jewelry Winners

Classic white diamonds and bright emerald greens often mixed with blues and purples ruled the red carpet at yesterday’s 69th annual Golden Globes Awards. Here’s who we thought were the jewelry winners of the evening:

Julianne Moore accented her black strapless Chanel gown with a pair of eye popping dangle emerald earrings and a matching emerald right hand ring.

Debra Messing accessorized a beautiful black one-shouldered Monique Lhuillier gown with a bold and exotic pair of emerald and purple gemstone drop earrings.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum paired a beautiful green Maria Lucia Hohan gown with a set of uniquely crafted diamond and opal drop earrings.

Angelina Jolie wore a mesmerizing ivory colored Atelier Versace gown with scarlet red detailing that matched both her clutch as well as her famed pout. She paired the gown with a set of exquisite 25 carat diamond studs and 12 carat platinum and diamond ring.

Combining old Hollywood glamor with a touch of fairytale princess, Charlize Theron arrived in a breathtaking blush-hued Christian Dior gown with a vintage style diamond and platinum headband.

Project Runway hostess Heidi Klum wore a custom Calvin Klein Collection bisque silk crepe sheath dress with a plunging back. She paired her gown with a statement turquoise bib necklace and turquoise right hand ring.

Kate Beckinsale donned a strapless Roberto Cavalli gown paired with over 300 carats of diamonds, including a set of beautiful over-sized diamond earrings and two stacked antique style bangle bracelets.

Having a second child only five months ago, Jessica Alba looked spectacular in a dark pink Gucci strapless gown which she paired with a set of diamond dangle earrings, a diamond ring and diamond and platinum bangle bracelet.

Sofia Vergara looked stunning in a dark blue Vera Wang gown. However, it paled in comparison to the exquisite set of 31.58 carat diamond earrings, two stacked intricately designed 62.72 carat vintage style diamond bangles and two rings she wore all rumored to be worth at least $5 million.

Freida Pinto radiated a peacock blue strapless silk cloque gown by Prada accessorized with a marvelous mesh Chopard bib necklace featuring 1,705 micro-pave white diamonds and 145 carats of yellow diamonds all of which enhanced her natural glow.

Emily Deschanel chose an interesting play of colors by pairing a set of diamond and emerald drop earrings with a a royal blue Grecian gown.


Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Fetches Record $115 Million

On Tuesday night, Christie’s first auction for the ‘The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor,’ fetched over $115 million – setting a new world record for the most valuable private jewelry collection ever sold at auction. All 80 jewels sold with 24 realizing more than $1 million and 6 jewels realizing more than $5 million.

“It’s one of the most extraordinary auctions that Christie’s has ever had and a testament to the affection for Elizabeth Taylor worldwide,” said Marc Porter, chairman and president of Christie’s Americas.


The top sale of the evening was for La Pérégrina (The Legendary Pearl), a 16th century pearl once part of the crown jewels of Spain. A gift to Taylor from Richard Burton in 1969, the piece was purchased by an anonymous buyer for $11.8 million surpassing the pre-sale high estimate of $3 million. The prior world record for a pearl jewel was set in 2007 at Christie’s auction house in New York City with the sale of The Baroda Pearls for $7,096,000.

Among other high profile items was ‘The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond‘, formerly known as The Krupp, the rectangular cut 33.19 carat D-Color diamond sold for $8,818,500 to a private Asian buyer, surpassing pre-sale estimates of $2,500,000 – $3,500,000.

The Taj Mahal diamond set on a gold and ruby chain sold to an anonymous buyer for $8.8 million, vastly surpassing a pre-sale high of $500,000 and simultaneously setting a new world record for an Indian jewel.

A diamond bracelet given to the film star by close friend Michael Jackson sold for $194,500.

To view a full list of results from Tuesday’s auction click here.

More pieces from the late actress’s estate will go to auction later this week, with 189 items to go today and an online-only sale of some items running until Saturday. In February 2012, Taylor’s collection of Impressionist and Modernist art will go on sale in London.

As a tribute to Elizabeth Taylor’s life-long humanitarian causes, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.