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10 Non-engagement Rings To Buy For Yourself

Brilliant Earth - Wed, 04/21/2021 - 18:40

There are no rules when it comes to buying a ring for yourself! Whether to celebrate good news in your life or simply for the pleasure of owning a stunning piece, purchasing a dazzling ring is no longer reserved for just proposals, weddings, and anniversaries.

Any occasion is the right occasion for the non-engagement ring! Rather than waiting for a special event or a partner to gift them the sparkling piece they’ve been swooning over, more and more people are purchasing fashion rings and non-engagement rings for themselves.  A non-engagement or “self-love” ring is all about celebrating you, your personal style, and your commitment to yourself. It serves as daily reminder to practice self-love and to treat yourself every now and then.

From delicate diamond designs to bands studded with a rainbow of colorful gemstones, discover the perfect non-engagement ring to gift yourself!

Lunette Diamond Ring

Perfectly crafted to wear on its own or in a stack, this ring is sure to make a sparkling statement. Dazzling diamonds meet at a point in this sleek crescent-shaped ring.

Versailles Diamond Ring

Fancy shaped diamonds are on trend! Alternating round and marquise diamonds create an alluring pattern across the top of this chic and distinctive ring.

Nouveau Diamond Engagement Ring

This exquisite ring features shimmering pavé diamonds that form a chevron-shaped band above the center gemstone. Claw prongs gracefully support the center gem beneath the band, creating an artistic look reminiscent of the Art Nouveau era.

Sweeping Ivy Diamond Ring

Inspired by the splendor of nature, a glistening vine of diamonds sweeps around the finger in this extraordinary open design.

Rose Cut Contoured Diamond Ring

Contoured wedding rings are one of the biggest fine jewelry trends this year. Rose-cut round diamonds form a unique crescent shape and flow half-way down the band in this alluring contoured ring.

Luxe Sia Diamond Ring

This petite diamond ring features scalloped pavé diamonds in elegantly sculpted prongs that extend three quarters of the way around the band. This classic diamond ring stacks well with others and will never go out of style.

Helix Diamond Ring

Looking for a statement piece? Shimmering strands of scalloped-pave set diamonds coil around the finger in this striking, captivating design.

Wisteria Diamond Ring

Bursting with beauty, this artistic ring features round, pear, and marquise-shaped diamonds in a beautiful and eye-catching floral design.

Rainbow Ring

Set with a plethora of emeralds, rubies, amethysts, and multi-colored sapphires, this stunning ring glitters in all hues of the rainbow and adds the perfect pop of color.

Monaco Diamond Ring

Floating shared prong diamonds shimmer from the top half of this delicate and dazzling band for a glamorous and eye-catching look.

Final Thoughts

Which non-engagement ring style would you gift yourself? Let us know on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments section below!

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Bulova Updates a Vintage Chronograph

JustLuxe - Wed, 04/21/2021 - 04:20

Bulova adds a new chronograph to its Joseph Bulova Collection, a set of automatic watches with designs insp

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All About Emeralds, the May Birthstone

Brilliant Earth - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 15:30

Photo by @aleegleibermanphoto, featuring @racheltkang and @rhuebs

May is when spring has finally sprung, and bright green blankets the outdoors. So, it’s only fitting the vibrant green emerald is May’s birthstone.

Emerald Gemstone History

Emeralds have been prized for their beauty since antiquity—emerald mines existed in Egypt as early as 300 BC, and these gorgeous green gems were worn as jewelry in ancient Greece and Rome. Europeans were introduced to the beauty of emeralds in the 1500s when the Spanish invaded South America, where the Incas had prized emeralds for hundreds of years. During that same period, emeralds were cherished by the Mogul emperors of India, who believed that the gems were talismans that offered the protection of the gods.

Emerald Gem Lore

Legend has it that wearing emeralds can give you the ability to foresee the future and see the truth. It has also been believed that emerald has the power to cure disease and protect against evil.

Emeralds 101

Emerald is part of the mineral family beryl, which also includes aquamarine. Emeralds are deep green or greenish blue and range in saturation from nearly opaque to very clear. When a green stone in this mineral family is too pale to qualify as an emerald it is called a “green beryl.”

Unlike diamonds, whose apparent clarity is evaluated using 10x magnification, emerald clarity is graded with the naked eye. These gems contain internal fractures called inclusions, but (unlike with diamonds) these inclusions don’t necessarily decrease an emerald’s value. In fact, if the internal fractures create an appealing pattern it can raise an emerald’s value. The term for an emerald’s internal pattern is jardin (garden in French) and, much like human fingerprints, every emerald’s jardin is unique.

Because of these internal inclusions, emeralds are not as durable as some other gemstones. They rank 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness, behind sapphires (at 9) and diamonds (at 10, the highest number), making emeralds a bit more fragile than these other gemstones. That’s not to say that you can’t have a gorgeous green emerald engagement ring if that’s your heart’s desire, just that you should take a little extra care with it.

Emeralds’ Famous Fans

Cleopatra had a passion for emerald jewelry, as did Elizabeth Taylor, who acquired some legendary emeralds while filming Cleopatra in Rome (her lover Richard Burton bought them for her at Bulgari). Around the same time, glamorous first lady Jackie Kennedy wore an emerald and diamond engagement ring. And, an emerald engagement ring was at the center of the twentieth century’s most legendary love story, when in 1936 King Edward VIII of England proposed to his divorced American love Wallis Simpson with a nineteen carat emerald ring engraved with the message “We are ours now.” The ensuing scandal caused him to abdicate the thrown, making the couple the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Today, Angelina Jolie may be emeralds’ most famous advocate. She frequently wears these gorgeous green gems on the red carpet, and made them a focal point of a jewelry collection she designed (the proceeds of which benefit children who had been victims of conflict).  And some very stylish Hollywood stars, including Halle Berry, Zoe Saldana, and Olivia Wilde wear gorgeous emerald engagement rings.

Caring for Emeralds

Only use mild soap and warm water to clean emeralds, and not techniques involving steam, chemicals or high heat, because they can cause the gem to fracture. Emeralds are often treated with cedar oil to minimize the appearance of their inclusions. When done right, this does not affect the way light interacts with the gem or change its color in any way.  Unless otherwise specified, all of Brilliant Earth’s emeralds are oil-treated, as is accepted industry practice. (Note: Some jewelers treat emeralds with resins, glass, and plastic polymers to make them more durable, and sometimes even use green polymers to affect a gem’s color. This is not standard industry practice, and Brilliant Earth does not carry emeralds that have been treated with colored oils or synthetic fillers.)

Ethical Emeralds

Photo by @meg.romanelli and @onthewingsofmaybe

Brilliant Earth’s mined emeralds come from Zambia, in southern Africa, and from the Andes Mountains of Colombia. The emeralds from these regions benefit from unique conditions that create intensely green emeralds with ideal tone and saturation, and no smoky overtones. We guarantee that our emeralds are ethically sourced, with respect for both miners and the environment. Low-impact mining practices are used, without harsh chemicals. Our Zambian emeralds are sourced from a remote region of farms, forests, and grasslands. These emeralds are exceptionally beautiful because of the even distribution of their color and their relative lack of flaws, or inclusions, compared with most emeralds. The mine that produces our emeralds is a leader in socially responsible gemstone mining because it provides good, safe jobs to about 500 people, gives back to the community, and employs ethical mining techniques.

Our Colombian emeralds are imported by a gemologist who has developed lasting relationships with mines in the Muzo region, and strives to ensure that the mine workers are employed under fair labor practices. Each employee gets room and board, as well as a share of 10 percent of the profits from production. He has also funded a number of nonprofit organizations operating in Colombia and the United States that help at-risk youth.

In addition to these responsibly mined emeralds, we offer lab created emeralds as well that require no mining at all.  We also offer lab emerald accents as an option on our sought after Willow Engagement Ring. These marquise-shaped emeralds add vibrant color to the nature inspired design, and are a very responsible option since they require no new mining.

Final Thoughts on May Birthstones

If you are a May birthday girl, shopping for one, or you just love emeralds, check out the selection of loose emeralds on our website that can be set into any of our ring settings. They can be set into one of our many ring settings, or can be the focal point of a custom design.  We also carry stunning antique emerald rings and jewelry.

Do you own a favorite piece of emerald jewelry?  Let us know on Facebook or Twitter, or in the comments section.

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Climb the Highest Mountain Peaks with Rolexâs New Generation Explorer Watches

JustLuxe - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 03:54

In keeping with their history of exploration, Rolex is encouraging us all to push our boundaries with their new generation Explorer and Explorer II timepieces. The brand has quite literally been on some of the most extreme adventures people have had, from Himalayan peaks to trekking across the polar ice caps, and it urges us all to take full advantage of the reliability and robustness of their watches.

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All Eyes on Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

Brilliant Earth - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 15:00

Cut to showcase diamonds’ spectacular clarity, the emerald cut is the most celebrated step-cut gemstone shape.

Step cut diamonds are typically square or rectangular diamonds that have been cut in long parallel facets that prioritize a diamond’s spectacular depth and clarity over sparkle. This sleek diamond shape has long been celebrity favorite, and icons like Grace Kelly, Jennifer Lopez, Amal Clooney, Victoria Beckham, and Jennifer Lawrence have all sported stunning emerald diamond rings.

Because of their elongated shape and distinctive faceting, emerald diamonds are universally flattering and work well with many engagement ring styles. For example, solitaires emphasize the clean lines of the emerald cut, while pairing with baguette diamonds or pavé side stones with an emerald diamond maximizes sparkle.

The rectangular facets of emerald-cut gemstones create a chic and elegant look, which is perfectly complemented in these ring styles. Read on to discover some of the emerald cut engagement rings we are loving lately!

Crossover Diamond Ring

In this sophisticated ring, a diamond accented strand weaves with a strand of simple lustrous precious metal, leaving a pocket of chic open space. Classic with a twist, this ring is perfectly contemporary.

Demi Diamond Ring

This elegant engagement ring features a glittering hidden halo of diamonds that wraps around the center gem. A sparkling surprise that adds extra brilliance to this dainty and sleek ring!

Embrace Diamond Ring

Three stone emerald diamond rings with trapezoid diamond accents are definitely a celebrity trend with Paris Hilton, Demi Lovato, and Bethenny Frankel all receiving this style in the last year. A distinctive trapezoid-shaped diamond sits on each side of the center gemstone in this captivating and contemporary three stone ring.

Esprit Diamond Ring

Modern three stone rings with unique fancy shaped side stones are a unique twist on a classic style. Captivating trillion shaped diamonds brilliantly frame the center gem in this geometric ring.

Everly Diamond Ring

This elegant solitaire features an open basket with claw prongs that cradle the center gem. A diamond adorned gallery adds to this classic, yet radiant ring.

Fortuna Diamond Ring

This exceptional setting features a halo of diamond accents that curves gently around the center gem for a distinctive look. Split shank emerald cut engagement rings like this one offer a glamorous and elevated style that highlights your center gem.

Horizontal Petite Comfort Fit Ring

Petite and delicate, this classic four-prong setting gets an update with a horizontally set gemstone and has a rounded inside edge for increased comfort. Horizontal emerald cut engagement rings like this one are rising in popularity, and this specific solitaire ring setting was even featured in the holiday movie The Happiest Season!

Reina Diamond Ring

A regal halo of diamond accents surrounds a shimmering center gem in this dazzling ring for a distinctive and elegant look.

Tapered Baguette Diamond Ring

Captivating tapered baguette diamonds are bar-set in this elegant ring, brilliantly framing the center gem. With a delicate band, this ring evokes classic beauty.

Vesper Ring

This captivating solitaire features a bezel-set center gem cradled by a beveled, bright-cut border. The lustrous precious metal band has a rounded inside edge for increased comfort.

Final Thoughts

Do you love the look of emerald diamonds? Let us know which style is your favorite in the comments below or on our FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

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Ten Jewelry Gifts Your Bridesmaids Will Actually Want To Wear

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 18:13

Photo by @dancoxphoto, couple @lauren_viggato @vinceviggato

Your bridesmaids are often your best friends and family who love you unconditionally and have done a lot of work to help prepare for your special day.

From helping you find the perfect dress to planning your dream bachelorette party, your bridesmaids have been there for you through every step of your wedding planning journey. As a token of appreciation for their years of friendship and time spent preparing for your big day,  your bridal party deserves a gift that they will want to wear on (and after) your wedding!

From dazzling diamond earrings to personalized pendants, we’ve rounded up our favorite fine jewelry gifts to say “thank you” to your bridal squad.

Petite Diamond Huggie Earrings

The perfect addition to your bridal party’s wedding day look, these dainty diamond huggies are simple and sleek enough to match any personal style or wedding theme. Three dazzling diamonds are set in scalloped pavé adorning each delicate hoop in this chic earring set.

Engravable Bordered Disc Pendant

Don’t just say it – engrave it! This chic engravable pendant features a lustrous border of rope-inspired metal surrounding a shining disc making the perfect personalized gift. Engrave your maids’ initials, the wedding date, or something else meaningful between the two of you. For even more personalization, let your bridesmaids choose if they would prefer this style in silver, rose gold, or yellow gold.

Engravable Bar Bracelet

Show your bridesmaids your appreciation with another customized engravable gift. This engravable gold bracelet is the perfect size for engraving a meaningful date or message.

Zuri Diamond Huggie Earrings

Stunningly beautiful and effortless, these huggies are perfect for not only the wedding day look but everyday wear. This style can also be purchased in silver, rose gold, or yellow gold to suit personal preferences or your wedding colors.

Marquesa Strand Diamond Necklace

Dainty diamond shimmer from the center of kite-shaped designs evenly spaced along a delicate chain in this chic and elegant necklace. Classic and delicate designs never go out of style, so this necklace is both the perfect wedding day accessory and something your bridesmaids will be able to treasure for the rest of their lives.

Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Cuff Bracelet

This beautiful and sleek cuff bracelet features a shimmering strand of pavé diamonds entwined with a lustrous ribbon of precious metal.

Classic Hoop Earrings

The foolproof bridesmaid gift – classic gold hoops are a universal favorite. These favorited hoops are simple yet effortlessly chic.

Alba Premium Akoya Cultured Pearl Pendant

Special and timeless, this pearl necklace is sure to be a hit with your bridal party. This lovely pendant features a lustrous hoop of precious metal inlaid with pearls.

Diamond Drop Huggie Earrings

Perfect for any occasion, these captivating huggie hoop earrings feature a dainty diamond hanging from lustrous precious metal. Huggie hoops like these work beautifully in an earring stack or as a dainty standalone look.

Crescent Diamond Bracelet

The perfect accessory for a boho wedding, this delicate and dazzling bracelet features a crescent moon with pave diamond accents that glimmers along the wrist.

Final Thoughts

Which bridesmaid gift would you love to receive? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, or in the comments below!

 

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6 Three Stone Rings Inspired By Bethenny Frankel’s Engagement Ring

Brilliant Earth - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 23:20

photo by MEGA

Congrats to Bethenny Frankel on her stunning engagement!

The Real Housewives alum gave us a glimpse of her massive emerald sparkler last week while vacation in Florida with fiancé Paul Bernon. Her stunning three stone engagement ring setting features a large (approximately 8 carats!) emerald cut center diamond flanked by two trapezoid side stones and set on a delicate white gold or platinum band. Three stone engagement rings are a classic choice that have been beloved by celebrities for decades. Like this RHONY star, Meghan Markle, Paris Hilton, Demi Lovato, and Vanessa Grimaldi received some of the more noteworthy three stone rings in the last few years. Like the three stone setting, emerald cut diamonds are also among the biggest celebrity engagement ring trends this year.

If you love the look of her million-dollar sparkler as much as we do, read on to discover some of our favorite three stone rings inspired by Bethenny’s engagement ring.

Embrace Diamond Engagement Ring

Like Bethenny’s glamorous ring, a distinctive trapezoid-shaped diamond sits on each side of the center gemstone in this captivating and contemporary three stone ring.

Piper Diamond Engagement Ring

In this sleek and modern three stone setting, baguette diamonds are prong-set and vertically aligned in this elegant ring, brilliantly framing the center gem.

Tapered Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring

Captivating tapered baguette diamonds are bar-set in this elegant ring, brilliantly framing the center gem.

Esprit Diamond Engagement Ring

Taking a twist on Bethenny’s ring, captivating trillion shaped diamonds brilliantly frame the center gem in this classic setting. The petite band gently tapers and secures the gems within elegant claw prongs.

Quinn Diamond Engagement Ring

Tapered baguette diamonds are prong set in this elegant ring, brilliantly framing the center gem. With a delicate band, this ring evokes classic beauty.

Selene Diamond Engagement Ring

Classic simplicity defines this delicate setting, which features a thin precious metal band that gently tapers towards a diamond accent on each side of the center gem.

Final Thoughts

Which three stone lookalike engagement ring style is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below, or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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The Times in Which We Live

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:00
With loads of gems or lots of steel, new watch models display brands’ confidence in recovery.
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Ten Jewelry Gifts Your Bridesmaids Will Actually Want To Wear

Brilliant Earth - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 15:53

Your bridesmaids are often your best friends and family who love you unconditionally and have done a lot of work to help prepare for your special day.

From helping you find the perfect dress to planning your dream bachelorette party, your bridesmaids have been there for you through every step of your wedding planning journey.

As a token of appreciation for their years of friendship and time spent preparing for your big day,  your bridal party deserves a gift that they will want to wear on (and after) your wedding!

From dazzling diamond earrings to personalized pendants, we’ve rounded up our favorite fine jewelry gifts to say “thank you” to your bridal squad.

Petite Diamond Huggie Earrings

The perfect addition to your bridal party’s wedding day look, these dainty diamond huggies are simple and sleek enough to match any personal style or wedding theme. Three dazzling diamonds are set in scalloped pavé adorning each delicate hoop in this chic earring set.

Engravable Bordered Disc Pendant

Don’t just say it – engrave it! This chic engravable pendant features a lustrous border of rope-inspired metal surrounding a shining disc making the perfect personalized gift. Engrave your maids’ initials, the wedding date, or something else meaningful between the two of you. For even more personalization, let your bridesmaids choose if they would prefer this style in silver, rose gold, or yellow gold.

Engravable Bar Bracelet

 

Show your bridesmaids your appreciation with another customized engravable gift. This engravable gold bracelet is the perfect size for engraving a meaningful date or message.

Zuri Diamond Huggie Earrings

Stunningly beautiful and effortless, these huggies are perfect for not only the wedding day look but everyday wear. This style can also be purchased in silver, rose gold, or yellow gold to suit personal preferences or your wedding colors.

Marquesa Strand Diamond Necklace

Dainty diamond shimmer from the center of kite-shaped designs evenly spaced along a delicate chain in this chic and elegant necklace. Classic and delicate designs never go out of style, so this necklace is both the perfect wedding day accessory and something your bridesmaids will be able to treasure for the rest of their lives.

Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Cuff Bracelet

This beautiful and sleek cuff bracelet features a shimmering strand of pavé diamonds entwined with a lustrous ribbon of precious metal.

Classic Hoop Earrings

The foolproof bridesmaid gift – classic gold hoops are a universal favorite. These favorited hoops are simple yet effortlessly chic.

Alba Premium Akoya Cultured Pearl Pendant

Special and timeless, this pearl necklace is sure to be a hit with your bridal party. This lovely pendant features a lustrous hoop of precious metal inlaid with pearls.

Diamond Drop Huggie Earrings

Perfect for any occasion, these captivating huggie hoop earrings feature a dainty diamond hanging from lustrous precious metal. Huggie hoops like these work beautifully in an earring stack or as a dainty standalone look.

Crescent Diamond Bracelet

The perfect accessory for a boho wedding, this delicate and dazzling bracelet features a crescent moon with pave diamond accents that glimmers along the wrist.

Final Thoughts

Which bridesmaid gift would you love to receive? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, or in the comments below!

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Burnishing Cartier’s ‘Luxury of the Invisible’

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 09:00
“It pervades everything,” said Marie-Laure Cérède, the house’s creative director of watchmaking.
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Introducing the Chronograph H: A Mechanical Watch with Soul

JustLuxe - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 04:59

The all-new Intra-Matic Chronograph H from Hamilton rekindles the golden age of sports watches with the b

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Carbonfree® Commitment

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 23:29

 

As part of our continued commitment to sustainability, we are proud to share that Brilliant Earth is a Certified Carbonfree® company.

After calculating our carbon footprint, we partnered with Carbonfund.org to offset our carbon emissions by contributing to Tropical Rainforest Conservation in Brazil.

Why?

We are passionate about cultivating a more transparent, sustainable, and compassionate jewelry industry. To live by our mission, we are committed to responsible sourcing, giving back and sustainable practices.  Climate change poses an immediate threat to us all, and we encourage individuals and businesses alike to take action to reduce their impact on the environment.

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM @rocky.ontherun and @elatephoto How?

The first step toward becoming carbon neutral was calculating our carbon footprint. To calculate our footprint, we assessed the direct emissions associated with our annual operations including energy use, packaging, shipping, employee travel and employee commuting. We used publicly available tools to complete the calculation including the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator and Carbonfund.org’s carbon footprint calculator.

 

Our Carbonfree® Commitment

The Tropical Rainforest Conservation project focuses on protecting 750,000 acres of tropical rainforest in Brazil, helping to reduce global carbon emissions, conserve the habitat for many threatened and endangered species of plants and animals, and improve the local water quality. We plan to continue our journey and identify ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint in the future.

Join us in reducing your carbon footprint!

Share with us how you plan to reduce your carbon footprint on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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Embrace Colorful Gemstone Jewelry Just In Time For Spring

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 21:17

Looking to give your wardrobe a spring refresh?

Let the changing of the seasons inspire a colorful spectrum of mood-enhancing hues to brighten up your closet. Vibrant can be the perfect way to perk up any outfit just in time for spring. Discover lustrous gemstone pieces are sure to bring cheerful warmth and brightness to your spring style!

Hydrangea Cuff Bracelet

Chic, playful, and perfect for spring. A glittering gemstone cluster of diamonds, sapphires, aquamarines, and London blue topaz gemstones gather together on this cuff bracelet for a unique look.

Confetti Hoop Earrings

These fabulous hoop earrings are whimsical yet elegant and feature glistening diamonds, sapphires in three hues, lab created rubies and lab created emeralds.

Sunflower Citrine Pendant

Petals of glistening citrine gemstones dazzle within a hoop of lustrous silver in this enchanting nature-inspired spring necklace.

Maris London Blue Topaz Aquamarine Bracelet

An ode to blue skies and clear water –stunning oval-shaped London blue topaz gemstones and round aquamarines float along the wrist in this delicate and beautiful bracelet.

Bouquet Pendant

Who wouldn’t love a colorful bouquet that will last forever? This necklace features a dazzling gemstone cluster of pink and yellow sapphires, a sparkling morganite, and a glittering diamond.

Butterfly Amethyst Earrings

Butterflies are a breathtaking first sign of spring! Purple marquise and pear-shaped amethyst gemstones form a charming design in these beautiful, nature-inspired studs.

Marina Necklace

Lustrous diamonds, aquamarines, teal sapphires, and London blue topaz gemstones glimmer gracefully along the chain of this unique, asymmetrical necklace.

Pavé Bar Bloom Earrings

Glittering warm-colored tones are perfect for spring sunshine. These chic earrings feature citrine, pink sapphire, and diamonds set in lustrous precious metal.

Isla Aquamarine Pendant

A dazzling marquise-shaped aquamarine glides elegantly along a cable chain in this eye-catching everyday necklace.

Petal Lab Emerald and Diamond Earrings

The luster of emerald gemstones is reminiscent of dew-covered blossoms. Breathtaking lab created marquise cut emeralds and sparkling diamonds form a floral design in these beautiful studs.

Kaleidoscope Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet

This show-stopping bracelet features oval sapphires in stunning hues of blue, pink, purple, yellow and green flanked by dazzling round diamonds for a colorful look.

Hydrangea Earrings

A glittering gemstone cluster of diamonds, sapphires, aquamarines, and London blue topaz gemstones cluster together in these show-stopping stud earrings.

Final Thoughts

Which gemstone jewelry would you love for spring? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, or in the comments below!

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Rolex Watches Given Exclusive Facelifts That Are Literally Out of This World

JustLuxe - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 07:01

Rolex has just released brand new versions of the Datejust 36 and the Cosmograph Daytona, both flashing more refined and original dials. And since this is Rolex, we’re not just talking about two new designs; there are actually four new versions of the Datejust 36 and three new versions of the Cosmograph Daytona. 

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17 Heartfelt Mother Daughter Jewelry Gifts

Brilliant Earth - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 22:58

A mother, or mother figure, can be a best friend for life. What better way, then, to celebrate her for Mother’s Day this year than with an updated take on a classic friendship necklace or bracelet? One for her, one for you!

If you are on the hunt for meaningful and unique Mother’s Day gifts, we’ve pulled together a sparkling gift guide to help. These matching fine jewelry styles make the perfect mother daughter gifts that you both can treasure for a lifetime.

Stars Aligned

Let the celestial beauty of the stars inspire your Mother’s Day gifting! The North Star Diamond Pendant is the perfect pair for the North Star Diamond Earrings. For an extra sentimental touch, the pendant or earrings can be set with your and your mother’s birthstones.

Blue Hues

Our Hydrangea Earrings and Hydrangea Cuff Bracelet are sweet and unique pair. These lovely blue styles feature a shimmering cluster of diamonds, sapphires, aquamarines, and London blue topaz gemstones.

Engravable Gifts

What could be more meaningful than a gift with a personalized message? Engravable necklaces are a beautiful and stylish way to commemorate important dates, like the birthdays of her children or grandchildren, her initials, or your nicknames for each other.

Pretty in Pearls

Pearls are a mom-approved classic that can’t miss. Today, the world’s oldest gem is getting new life in chic and modern pearl jewelry styles. Your coordinating pearl jewelry is not only stylish, but a family heirloom in the making.

Bezel Set Diamonds

Dainty bezel set diamonds are a versatile gift that will be perfect for everyday wear. A delicate strand of diamonds and diamond bezel bracelet are the perfect companion pieces, and classic diamond jewelry never goes out of style.

Oval Diamond Classics

Oval diamonds are on trend! This elongated diamond shape can appear larger than round diamonds of comparable carat weight, and oval diamonds add a sophisticated twist to classic diamond studs and pendants.

Give Your Heart

Heart necklaces have long been a classic Mother’s Day gift, and these delicate pavé diamond hearts are a modern interpretation that you’ll both love wearing.

Beautiful Baguettes

Alternating round and baguette diamond accents sparkle in our coordinating Leona and Allegra Diamond Earrings. The Leona Diamond Hoop Earrings make a glamorous statement, while the dainty Allegra Diamond Earrings are perfect for everyday wear or as an elegant addition to an earring stack.

Final Thoughts

Which of these matching styles would you wear with your mom? Let us know  in the comments below, or on our InstagramFacebook, or Twitter!

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Best Womenâs Luxury Watches for Under ~$5K

JustLuxe - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 04:34

Forget the earrings, the necklaces, and the bracelets. The only piece of jewelry that a woman truly needs is a classic chronometer. A personal piece of wearable art, a luxe watch conveys passion, style, and refinement. No matter the wearer’s

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Rahul Kadakia, an Auctioneer Who Regularly Sets Records

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 09:06
Rahul Kadakia of Christie’s has sold the most expensive wristwatch, the priciest blue diamond and even, early on, a salad.
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6 Gorgeous Rings Inspired by Bella Thorne’s Engagement Ring

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 21:58

Bella Thorne’s Engagement Ring Via Instagram @bellathorne

Congratulations to actor Bella Thorne and her fiancé Benjamin Mascolo! The couple announced their engagement in a sweet Instagram post last week after nearly two years of dating.

Bellas’s stunning halo engagement ring features an estimated 4 carat pear diamond set in a platinum or white gold band. The glistening halo of pavé diamonds surrounding the pear center stone give this ring a truly spectacular look. Elongated fancy shaped diamonds – like pear – are a rising celebrity trend. Other A-list celebs like Margot Robbie, Sophie Turner, and Khloe Kardashian also sport this stunning fancy diamond shape. We expect celebrities and trend-setters alike to continue to opt for pear diamond engagement rings in 2021 and beyond.

If you love the look of her glamorous ring, see some of our favorite pear diamond engagement rings inspired by Bella Thorne’s engagement ring!

Waverly Diamond Engagement Ring

Like Bellas’s stunning ring, this breathtaking halo setting features beautiful scalloped pavé diamonds that encircle the center gem and adorn the band.

Odessa Diamond Engagement Ring

An intricate halo of pavé-set diamonds embraces and accentuates the center gem of this brilliant ring. French pavé diamond accents on the band add a dazzling effect.

Cambria Diamond Engagement Ring

An open gallery makes this ring light and feminine for a truly special look. This glittering halo setting features delicate pavé diamonds that encircle the center gem and adorn the band.

Luxe Sienna Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

A luxe take on Bella’s ring, this elegant French pavé halo setting surrounds the center gem in a ring of brilliant light. Dazzling diamond accents adorn the band and gallery for a glamorous effect.

Luxe Ballad Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Elegant and chic, this glittering halo setting features delicate pavé diamonds that encircle the center gem and adorn the band.

Luxe Aria Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Pear-shaped diamond accents embrace each side of the center gem for some extra sparkle. This dazzling halo setting features beautiful scalloped pavé diamonds that encompass the center gem and embellish the gently tapering band.

Final Thoughts

Which lookalike pear diamond ring is your favorite?  Let us know on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, or in the comments section below!

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Gearys Beverly Hills CEO Discusses the Changing Face of Luxury Retail in 2021

JustLuxe - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 07:24

Thomas J. Blumenthal has helped deliver the storied luxury retailer through the pandemic and ever-changing consumer habits. 

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Unique Diamond Accent Shapes We’re Loving

Brilliant Earth - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 03:47

When it comes to rings with dazzling diamond accents, there are virtually endless opportunities to combine diamond shapes for a look all your own.

While round diamonds continue to be one of the most classic diamond accent shapes, fancy diamond accents are quickly rising in popularity. Fancy cut diamonds, simply put, are diamonds in any shape other than round. From sleek step cuts to sparkling geometric diamonds, learn more about some of the trending fancy diamond accents we’re loving!

Baguette Diamond Accents

After round brilliant diamonds, baguette diamonds are one of the most classic choices for accent diamonds on an engagement ring or wedding band. Because of this, they are beautiful choices for vintage inspired engagement rings, particularly rings inspired by the Art Deco era or classic Hollywood glamour. Like emerald diamonds, baguette diamonds are step cut, meaning its facets are cut in parallel lines to one another on all four sides. This method of diamond cutting highlights a diamond’s exceptional clarity rather than prioritizing sparkle, which makes for a sleek and clean look. While many people note the similarities between baguette diamonds and emerald diamonds, emerald diamonds have slight beveling on the corners while baguette diamonds have unrounded angled corners making them true rectangles. Tapered baguette diamonds are also popular options, particularly in three stone ring settings.

Baguette diamond rings have been beloved by celebrities for decades. Grace Kelly’s stunning three stone engagement ring featured baguette diamonds that flanked her 10.48 ct. emerald diamond center stone, and Audrey Hepburn got engaged to actor Mel Ferrer with a platinum eternity band with channel set baguette diamonds. Today, Queen Letizia of Spain wears a channel set baguette diamond ring like Audrey Hepburn’s and Amal Clooney sports a style similar to Grace Kelly’s tapered baguette ring, proving these classic diamond shapes will always be in style!

Baguette Diamond Ring Settings Quinn Diamond Ring

Captivating tapered baguette diamonds are prong set in this elegant ring, brilliantly framing the center gem. With a delicate band, this ring evokes classic beauty.

Harlow Diamond Ring

Tapered baguette diamonds adorn the shoulders of this stunning ring, brilliantly framing the center gem and exuding a look of chic sophistication.

Sines Diamond Ring

An alternating wave of baguette diamonds dazzle along one third of the band for a modern and lustrous look.

Arabesque Diamond Ring

This regal and distinctive ring features baguette and round diamonds that form a unique, striking halo. Cradled by claw prongs, the center gem of this marvelous ring acts as the centerpiece to a north-south facing design that is both comfortable and extravagant.

Gemma Diamond Ring

Baguette diamonds in a scalloped pavé setting glimmer along the top half of this ring while the delicate, high polished band completes the look of timeless elegance.

Luxe Tapered Baguette Diamond Ring

Two beautiful baguettes are set at either side of a stunning gemstone in this elegant, chic ring. Diamond accents continue half of the way around the band for a classic and understated look of glamour.

Pear and Marquise Diamond Accents

Pear and marquise diamond accents are on trend and add unique sparkle to an engagement ring setting. Pear diamonds, also known as “teardrop diamonds,” offer graceful curves that are both feminine and sophisticated. The distinctive, oblong shape of a marquise cut diamond originated in the court of King Louis XIV of France and has a romantic history. Louis XIV had the diamond shape created to represent the shape of his lover the Marquise de Pompadour’s lips, thus the name “marquise”. The marquise diamond is also referred to as the navette, or “little boat,” and has stood the test of time.

Today, these beautiful accent diamonds feature in many of our nature inspired engagement ring settings since they can mimic the shape of flower petals, vines, and budding leaves. These shapes also lend themselves to unique diamond cluster designs since they can easily fit together like tiles in a mosaic.

Khloé Kardashian was recently photographed wearing a show-stopping pear diamond ring that featured large pear diamond accents flanking the center gem, and pear diamonds in general have long been a celeb favorite. Victoria Beckham, Cardi B, Sophie Turner Jonas, Ariana Grande, Emily Ratajkowski have all worn stunning pear diamond rings in recent years. We anticipate these elongated fancy diamonds will remain a popular choice for years to come!

Pear and Marquise Diamond Ring Settings Opera Diamond Ring

Captivating pear-shaped diamonds brilliantly frame the center gem in this classic three stone ring. The petite band gently tapers and secures the gems in a basket setting.

Versailles Diamond Ring

Alternating round and marquise diamonds create an alluring pattern in this chic and distinctive engagement ring.

Yvette Diamond Ring

Sparkling round and marquise-shaped diamonds meet at a point in this sleek chevron-shaped ring, perfectly styled to complement an engagement ring, stack with other rings, or wear by itself.

Primrose Diamond Ring

This feminine design features floral clusters that embrace the glistening center gemstone. Beaded detailing adds an air of timeless elegance to the band as it dazzles with French pavé diamond accents.

Mirabelle Diamond Ring

A cluster of diamonds adorn the highest point of the chevron-shaped band in this exquisite ring. Claw prongs delicately hold the center gem, which rests beneath the band for an artistic look reminiscent of the Art Nouveau era.

Winslet Diamond Ring

This sleek, crescent-shaped ring features sparkling round and marquise-shaped diamonds that frame an eye-catching baguette diamond. This stunning design is perfectly styled to complement an engagement ring as a wedding band or as part of a nested stack.

Ava Diamond Ring

Inspired by the delicate plumage of feathers, this spectacular ring is lavishly layered with pear, marquise, and round diamonds.

Modern Geometric Diamond Accents

Contemporary diamond accents like trapezoids, triangles, and kite diamonds are all rising stars! These modern diamond shapes are particularly popular in three stone engagement ring settings. In the last year, Demi Lovato, Paris Hilton, and Bethenny Frankel have all received stunning three stone engagement rings featuring large trapezoid accent diamonds, proving this style is a growing trend.

Because of their unique shapes, geometric diamond accents are most commonly paired with elongated fancy shaped center stones such as emerald, radiant, oval, marquise, or pear diamonds.

Geometric Diamond Ring Settings Embrace Diamond Ring

A distinctive trapezoid-shaped diamond sits on each side of the center gemstone in this captivating and contemporary three stone ring.

Esprit Diamond Ring

Captivating trillion shaped diamonds brilliantly frame the center gem in this classic ring. The petite band gently tapers and secures the gems within elegant claw prongs.

Cometa Diamond Ring

Elegant and chic, this three stone ring features two kite-shaped diamond accents alongside a center gemstone cradled by lustrous claw prongs. The sleek, sophisticated band gently tapers down into a low dome for increased comfort.

Final Thoughts

Which uniquely beautiful accent diamond shape is your favorite? Let us know on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter, or in the comments below!

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