Christopher Slowinski of Christopher Designs presents one of his brand new super brilliant patented Crisscut Round diamond creations in this video below recently at Las Vegas. A brand new design that just hit the market, this gorgeous 125 faceted stone features 98% scintillation which is very unusual for this type of diamond says the designer. Seeing a problem for various cuts of round diamonds under very low light conditions, the New York bridal jewelry designer’s goal was to create a new type of diamond that would allow maximum light reflection under any type of lighting. Sizes of stones cut range all the way up to 5 carats and will soon be available in other shapes such as oval and cushion.
Renowned fashion and bridal jewelry designer Charles Krypell speaks in this interview below about the concept, pricing and strategies for the latest pieces in their collection of fine designer jewelry at the recent Prestige Promenade at JCK.
Focused on attracting the attention of jewelry collectors instead of jewelry shoppers, the New York designer showcases two fine 3-link bracelets featuring black diamonds, brown diamonds and a combination of sterling silver and gold which he says is a very big look at the moment. Suggested retail prices average between $300-$7,000.
Actress, singer, dancer and business sensation Jennifer Lopez is heating things up in September 2010’s Glamour cover story. Wearing an exotic cheetah print body suit by Dolce & Gabanna, the diva extraordinaire is featured in a variety of enticing diamond earrings, rings, pendants and necklaces by some of the jewelry industry’s most innovative designers. The earthy fashion and accessory tones seen in the shots reflect Fall 2010’s trend forecast. We especially love that Le Vian Chocolate Diamond® Ball & Chain Bracelet she’s wearing as she holds an over-sized Queen of Diamonds card as well those Christian Louboutin shoes in the far right shot below!
J. Lo is living as big as fabulous as ever- she’s just not letting the paparazzi watch. In this issue, she opens up to the magazine about motherhood, marriage and the bold fashion she shows off here. Her latest movie “The Backup Plan” released this year grossed a healthy 77.5 million world wide which proves the actress still has staying power. Jenny from the block is hard at work with a new album titled “Love?” due to release later this year. A number of singles for the album have already been released, including: “Louboutins” and a video for her song “Fresh out the oven (featuring Pitbull)” directed by Jonas Akerlund. Both tracks have been successful peaking at number one on Billboard’s “Hot Dance Club Songs Chart.”
Accessories’ Color Trends for Fall 2010: Boy, summer sure flew by this year didn’t it? Women’s Wear Daily forecasts the following palettes for fashion this fall: golden yellow, carrot orange, bright blue-green and brick red. Be sure to brilliantly showcase fine jewelry pieces in your collection filling these color tones!
Twilight star Nikki Reed talks in this video about why she loves Simon G Jewelry at the recent Summer Soiree in Las Vegas. A big fan of Simon G for a long time, her favorite pieces in her personal collection are 3 sparkling diamond bracelets worn as a set in rose gold, yellow gold and silver and we can see why! “I love Simon G’s jewelry because it’s delicate, classy, simple and I think he uses a wonderful combination of different metals and beautiful different color diamonds” says the star.
The stars were shining brightly yesterday for the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Designer jewelry fashion at the event was a healthy mix of surprisingly bold over-the-top pieces and minimal if any jewelry at all. Platinum rocked the evening as it was the number 1 metal of choice for stars shimmering in statement accessories. Some of the trends we saw were bold statement earrings used to either match glamorous gowns or add a dash of strong color for contrast. Statement cuff bracelets and right hand diamond rings provided the perfect finishing touches creating an unforgettable look. Not for the faint of heart; diamond, platinum and gold necklaces at this year’s Emmys were probably the most surprising statement accessories.
Here are our favorite jewelry highlights of the evening:
Eva Longoria accented her strapless flowing black gown with a dramatic pair of ruby chandelier earrings.
These stunning emerald cut Chrysoprase white gold earrings surrounded by rose cut and pave diamonds were custom made for Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Singer and songwriter Jewel’s pink stone and diamond dangle earrings complimented her lace gown wonderfully.
Columbian beauty Sofia Vergara looked like a golden Emmy herself shimmering in a strapless Carolina Herrera gown with matching bold statement dangle earrings.
Lea Michele arguably wore the most contradicting pieces of the evening. Her navy ruffled Oscar De La Rente gown was considered the biggest flop at the event by some, but her platinum mesh necklace featuring 300 carats of multi-colored diamonds was a sure win.
Stunning Project Runway host Heidi Klum, known for having an affinity for bold jewelry pieces, graced the red carpet in a dramatic diamond and ruby necklace worth $3 million.
Julie Benz glammed up her simple ensamble with a sparkling platinum diamond bib necklace.
Kimberly Kardashian looked absolutely gorgeous in an Egyptian-inspired Grecian goddess of a Marchesa gown and 80 carat cuff bangle featuring white and champagne diamonds. Her ensamble was arguably the biggest win of the evening.
Sofia Vergara grabs a second category of ours in best jewelry with this marvelous gold cuff bangle complimenting her matching gown and earrings.
Kyra Sedgwick paired a number of platinum bracelets with multi-colored gemstones on one hand and this marvelous platinum rubellite ring weighing 60 carats on the other.
Keep your eyes peeled on Sunday, August 29th for scintillating Simon G earrings, pendants, rings and more fine designer jewelry set to make a splash at this year’s 2010 Primetime Emmy’s Red Carpet. Adrianna Costa will be wearing Simon G Jewelry as she hosts the Primetime Emmy’s live from the Red Carpet on the TV Guide Network. The lovely Miss USA 2007 will also be adorned in Simon G Jewelry as she covers the Primetime Emmy’s for the ABC show “On the Red Carpet”. We’re looking forward to seeing the latest creations from this innovative designer as well as the show!
Michelle Williams from the former R&B music group Destiny’s Child recently posed for a photo session looking glamorous in Chad Allison fine designer jewelry. She’s featured wearing stacked bangle cuff bracelets complimenting her edgy look and glistening diamond dangle earrings accentuating her brilliant smile. It’s been reported that Williams will be appearing in the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing, the British television show which led to the hit American version of Dancing with the Stars. She is set to be paid £100,000 as part of a plan to bring bigger celebrities to compete in the dancing show. The singer, actress and philanthropist is also rumored to be working on a new album which will include a variety of different music genres. It is said that Grammy-Award winner Timbaland will be one of the music producers of William’s fourth studio album.