Golden Globes 2014 Jewelry Highlights

The 71st annual Golden Globes welcomed the award season with elegant looks and vintage glamour. Hollywood’s leading ladies in film and television opted for classic white diamonds and Art Deco jewels to celebrate the occasion. Here’s some of the jewelry highlights of the evening:



Best Actress in a Motion Picture winner Cate Blanchett donned a black lace Armani Privé mermaid gown. Her elegant faux bob revealed a pair of diamond cluster earrings featuring marquise cut diamonds in a swirling foliate design.

Best Supporting Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence accessorized an airy white and black Dior gown with Art Deco jewelry featuring white diamonds, black diamonds and emeralds. During an interview with Ryan Seacrest , J-Law created yet another memorable awards ceremony moment when she unknowingly dropped one of her diamond bracelets on the red carpet.



Jessica Chastain paired a black strapless Givenchy gown with an antique style diamond and platinum necklace and matching diamond ring.



Uma Thurman wore a black silk lace Atelier Versace gown with a bold pair of diamond chandelier earrings and stacked diamond and platinum bracelets.



Former Harry Potter starlet Emma Watson opted for daring at this year’s ceremony by pairing an entirely backless red Dior couture dress with black skinny trousers and accessorizing with only one pearl earring on her left lobe.



Golden Globes nominee Julia Roberts accessorized her black and white Dolce & Gabbana dress with a pair of emerald cut diamond studs and and two diamond rings.



Naomi Watts wore a shimmering gold Tom Ford gown with a diamond and yellow gold collar necklace and yellow gold serpent bangle bracelet.


Sneak Peek: Charles Krypell 2014 Ivy Collection

Charles Krypell recently welcomed three new exciting additions to their Ivy Collection for 2014: Roxy, Starlight and Tufted

The Roxy Collection features bold color stones in mosaic patterns. The Starlight Collection displays deep black sapphires set in pavé with hints of bright white sapphires. The Tufted Collection is comprised of sterling silver sculpted in slightly puffed designs accented with gold and silver.

The Ivy Collection compliments both casual and formal attire making any piece a perfect gift idea.

View some of the upcoming designs from a recent photo shoot below:

Charles Krypell Roxy AmethystCharles Krypell Roxy AmethystCharles Krypell Roxy GarnetCharles Krypell StarlightCharles Krypell TuftedCharles Krypell Tufted Lariat

Firenze Jewels is an authorized Charles Krypell Retailer. For more information on the Charles Krypell Collection, please contact one our jewelry specialists.

Pink Star Diamond Auctions for $83 Million Record

On Tuesday November 13th, the Pink Star diamond set a new world record of $83 million in Geneva for the highest price ever paid for a diamond or jewel at auction.

Originally mined in Africa in 1999, the extraordinary 132.5 carat rough stone took two years to cut into the marvelous 59.60 carat oval shaped diamond seen today. It’s the second largest Type IIa pink diamond in its caliber – over twice the size of the Graff Pink diamond. The Pink Star is prized as being the largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

A well-known New York based diamond cutter was the buyer and renamed the natural beauty to the Pink Dream. The theme song to Pink Panther was befittingly played as the auction came to a close.


Emmy Awards 2013 Jewelry Winners

Large diamond and gemstone rings, classic studs, emerald jewels and colorful dangle earrings rocked the 2013 Emmy Awards. Here’s who we thought were Sunday night’s winners in the jewelry category:
Carrie Underwood stole the show in over in over $25 million worth of diamonds.  The singer, who performed one of the Beatles’ hits Yesterday, paired a deep purple Romona Keveza gown with an $18 million diamond necklace, a $3.2 million pair of diamond studs and a $4 million pear shaped right hand diamond ring.

Sofia Vergara stunned in over $7 million in diamonds and gemstones. Television’s highest paid actress, accessorized a scarlet lace Vera Wang gown with an elaborate pair of platinum dangle earrings set with Colombian emeralds, rubies and sapphires, a 40 carat Colombian emerald and rose cut diamond ring and 21 carat asscher cut white diamond ring.

Best supporting actress Emmy winner Anna Gunn accessorized a cream pink and black lace Romona Keveza gown with a pair opal and pink opal dangle earrings.

Sarah Hyland looked gorgeous in green. The Modern Family star donned a CH Carolina Herrera emerald and black lace gown with a pair of dangle earrings dripping in emeralds, a diamond and emerald ring and matching emerald bangle.


New Girl star Zooey Deschanel matched a large diamond and light blue tourmaline right hand ring with an ice blue J. Mendel gown.

TV host Maria Menounos paired a midnight blue Zac Posen gown with a statement diamond emerald necklace and a set of emerald studs.



The Premier Blue Diamond to Fetch $19M at Auction

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in Asia, Sotheby’s will be auctioning the largest round fancy vivid blue diamond ever to be graded by the Gemological Institute of America. The diamond will be the star at the Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale in Hong Kong on Oct 7.

The Premier Blue, a 7.59 carat round brilliant internally flawless marvel is expected to fetch an estimated $19 million. If the stone reaches this amount it will shatter the world record for a blue diamond at auction and per-carat price for any diamond. The 24.78 carat Graff Pink diamond however, would still hold the world record for any diamond sold at auction.

Excavated from the Premier Mine, (formerly known as Cullinan), its natural vivid blue hue and round cut are what make The Premier Blue so exceptional. Colored stones make up about 0.01% of all mined diamonds. Due to the high volume of waste of diamond rough when creating round brilliant cuts, they are rarely used in fancy color diamonds.

Other top lots include:

8.03 carat cushion shaped natural Pigeon’s Blood Burmese ruby set into a diamond ring setting specially designed for the upcoming Sotheby’s auction. Excavated from the Mogok Valley in Burma, the stone is free from inclusions to the naked eye. (EST. $3.5 – $4.2 million)

Set of two jadeite bead necklaces, circa Republican Period featuring 254 jadeite beads of matching color, translucency and texture. (EST. $2.8 – 3.8 million).

Jadeite Cabochon and Diamond Necklace (EST. $2.3 million – $3 million)

10.94 carat pear shaped fancy light pink diamond mounted into a diamond ring (EST. $1.9 million – $2.3 million)

Lavender jadeite bangle (EST. $850,000 – $1 million).



Fall 2013 Color Forecast

With the summer days winding down, we’re looking forward to upcoming fashion and color trends and how they interplay with jewelry design in the new season. Earlier this year, global color authority Pantone identified 10 prominent hues for Fall 2013. The organization gathers insight by surveying designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to preview the season’s upcoming color trends.

“Just as the leaves change in autumn, the consumer will enjoy the ability to change their ‘look’ and try a new approach to their wardrobe for brisk days ahead,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute Executive Director. “The fall 2013 palette allows for that versatility and experimentation” she added.

The top 10 color trend predictions released in the PANTONE® Fashion Color Report Fall 2013 include Emerald(also ‘Color of the Year’), Mykonos Blue, Linden Green, Acai, Samba, Koi, Deep Lichen Green, Vivacious, Turbulence and Carafe. With our eye for on-trend jewelry designs, we’ve curated a collection of gemstone jewels reflecting their findings:


Emerald – the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year continues to sparkle into autumn.Pantone Emerald 17-5641 Color of the Year

Mykonos Blue – the tanzanite gemstone best represents this bold and classic blue. This hue pairs well with Emerald or Linden Green.Pantone Mykonos Blue 18-4434
Linden Green – accessorizing with this yellow-toned hue will brighten any of fall’s deeper shades. Evoke this color with green amethyst paired against yellow gold.Pantone Linden Green 15-0533
Acai – a deep purple amethyst gemstone best reflects this rich and exotic plum hue. Works best with Emerald or Samba but versatile enough to be accessorized with any color to create a powerful fall fashion statement. Pantone Acai 19-3628
Samba – for an expressive and dramatic jewelry accessory, turn to spirited gemstones such as red agate.Pantone Samba 19-1662
Koi – dazzling and shimmering best describe this orange hue. Use citrine gemstones to invigorate your fall wardrobe.
Pantone Koi 17-1452
Deep Lichen Green – capture both ends of the seasonal spectrum with tahitian black peacock green pearls.Pantone Deep Lichen Green 18-0312
Vivacious – an unruly and wildly deep fuchsia hue. Add a touch of ebullient sensuality to your look with ruby gemstones.
Pantone Vivacious 19-2045
Turbulence – hematite gemstones beautifully capture this glamorous shade of grey.Pantone Turbulence 19-4215
Carafe – this rich, deep brown provides an interesting and sophisticated alternative to the staple black. Smokey topaz gemstone jewelry pairs well with some of the more expressive colors such as Samba, Koi and Vivacious.Pantone Carafe 19-1116