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Jewelry Designer Finds Inspiration in Micromosaics

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Mon, 08/29/2022 - 09:04
Guy Bedarida’s collection of micromosaics evokes ancient scenes — and fuels his creativity as a jewelry designer.
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Recycled Metals From Electronic Waste Used to Make Jewelry

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Mon, 08/29/2022 - 09:02
More jewelers, large and small, are using precious metals recovered from electronic waste.
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Talking Jewelry on TikTok

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Mon, 08/29/2022 - 09:02
Influencers say they enjoy the experience but don’t make a lot of money from their efforts.
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Museums Find Value in Sharing Jewels’ History

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Mon, 08/29/2022 - 09:00
The Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar is just one of the institutions that is expanding its exhibit labels and putting more information online.
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For Fabio Salini, This Is a Good Time to Give Back

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Mon, 08/29/2022 - 09:00
The Roman jeweler saw the pandemic as a call to action and so has donated jewels to an auction, with proceeds going to benefit critically ill children.
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Why Does Yankees Rookie Oswaldo Cabrera Wear a Necklace?

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Tue, 08/23/2022 - 12:33
Oswaldo Cabrera has had highlights at multiple positions in his first week in the majors. The only constants have been his enthusiasm and his atypical accessory.
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Oris Launches âWings of Hopeâ Pilot Watches

JustLuxe - Sat, 08/20/2022 - 21:50

Oris continues to expand its industry-leading Change for the Better campaign for humanitarian and environmental causes.

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A Cartier Watch, Ready for Its Closeup

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 15:00
Inspired by the bracelets worn by the Hollywood star Gloria Swanson, this intricate and reversible accessory can transform from a bangle into a timepiece.
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A Lodge for All Seasons Nestled at the Foot of a Mountain

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 13:00
Plus: tennis bracelets made in collaboration with Chris Evert, a guide to body scrubs and more recommendations from T Magazine.
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TAG Heuer Launches Crimson Carrera

JustLuxe - Wed, 08/17/2022 - 23:38

TAG Heuer heats up its Carrera collection with the new TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition.

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Russia Fights Efforts to Declare It an Exporter of ‘Blood Diamonds’

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 09:00
As a major diamond producer, Russia earns billions of dollars that other nations say help finance war. The clash exposes the many loopholes in regulation of conflict diamonds.
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Jewelry That Grows Like Flowers on a Vine

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Mon, 08/15/2022 - 15:00
Two years in the making, this Tiffany & Co. necklace meticulously captures the shades and shapes of a wisteria.
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La alocada vida de un obispo víctima de robo en el púlpito

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Sun, 08/14/2022 - 13:24
Luego de que el líder religioso fue atracado, en plena ceremonia y ante las cámaras, la atención mediática se ha centrado en los incidentes que ha tenido con las fuerzas del orden
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La alocada vida de un obispo víctima de robo en el púlpito

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Sun, 08/14/2022 - 09:00
Luego de que el líder religioso fue atracado, en plena ceremonia y ante las cámaras, la atención mediática se ha centrado en los incidentes que ha tenido con las fuerzas del orden
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Couples Jewelry: 11 Romantic Ideas that Make the Best Gifts

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 22:34

Couples jewelry gives you the chance to tell a story with style. It’s a charming reminder that like your love for each other, the gift is shared. As an added bonus, showing that you intend to wear the other half of a whole makes that gifting moment so much more special. Learn more about how couples bracelets, rings, necklaces can be a romantic symbol of who you and your partner are — together and apart. 

Why Get Matching Couples Jewelry?

When it comes to matching couples jewelry, you make the meaning. Matching couples jewelry can be a dramatic expression of how you feel complete with your partner (who doesn’t appreciate a pledge of eternal love?). It can say you’ve found your other half or that you belong to each other. And if you’re into those types of metaphors, the symmetry of your jewelry’s color, pattern, or design can imply that you’re equals in the couple, or it can represent how you bring each other harmony and balance. But your gift doesn’t have to be that serious. Corresponding jewelry can just be a cute nod to thinking of yourselves as two peas in a pod.

You can make this jewelry trend your own. While matching couples jewelry can signify a milestone or a promise, it can also be what you and your partner have in common. For example, the jewelry can be a symbol of shared values, such as adventure. The oneness can even honor an experience you both had, acting as a keepsake or memorial. Maybe the sameness is purely for fashion, as an acknowledgement of your appreciation for similar style.

You can interpret matching couples jewelry however you like. A gift always has more weight when it’s something you would choose for yourself.

Couples Jewelry: Cute or Cheesy?

It depends. The answer can be both, and that’s okay. Think about how your partner will perceive the gift. What will they think of how closely the jewelry matches? Will flaunting the same finish make you the envy of all relationship goals? Or will they think sharing accessories is tacky? (Don’t worry: there are ways around that. Keep reading.)

The sincerity and intent will come through in the context of the gift. It’s partly the when: are you gifting your couples jewelry on Valentine’s Day or a birthday, an early anniversary or one with high stakes? It’s a little bit of what: letters, numbers, and symbols all mean different things to different people. It’s also the why, so think about what you want the couples jewelry to say about your relationship. Do you need it to be evidence of commitment (or avoid it)?

Couples jewelry doesn’t have to be exactly matching to tell the world that you come in a pair. If it feels forced rather than sentimental, then your jewelry pieces can complement each other instead. Or, if you want to represent that each partner is their own person, your couples jewelry can have the same shape or finish in common, but each can be suited to the wearer. For example, you might mimic the essence of each other’s jewelry with a heart design or a gold band, but you vary the other elements, like the gemstone.

Even if your couples jewelry is two of the same piece, your partner can still put their spin on how and where its worn. In this case, your couples jewelry might physically represent how you’re alike, but different. You share certain qualities, but you’re independent.

Couples Jewelry Ideas  Signet Rings

Signet comes from the Latin word for sign, so if you’re looking for your couples jewelry to be a sign of your affection, look no further. Historically, the family crest on the ring was dipped in wax to seal documents, so you could say signet rings help seal the deal.

Perfectly Match With:

Complement Each Other With:

Petite Signet Ring in 18K Yellow Gold

Feliz Petite Signet Ring in 18K Yellow Gold

Medallion Necklaces

Medallion necklaces were status symbols in Ancient Greece and Rome. Now you could say they’re relationship status symbols. The medallion’s resemblance to a gold coin implied wealth. As your couples jewelry, it can communicate how your partner enriches your life.

Perfectly Match With:

Sunrise Diamond Medallion in 14K Yellow Gold

Complement Each Other With:

Gemini Zodiac Diamond Pendant in 14K Yellow Gold

 

Scorpio Zodiac Diamond Pendant in 14K Yellow Gold

Locket Necklaces

The locket is a classic choice for couples jewelry, protecting your cherished memories. Consider stashing shared pictures, love notes, or natural elements from significant places in your relationship. Then you can carry those sweet souvenirs with you everywhere you go.

Perfectly Match With:

Oval Frame Locket in 14K Yellow Gold

Complement Each Other With:

Oval Diamond Locket in 14K White Gold

Round Locket in 14K White Gold

Bangle Bracelets

When you want to put your heart on your sleeve, choose bangle bracelets for your couples jewelry. The closed circle can represent everyday love or everlasting love.

Perfectly Match With:

Engravable Bangle Bracelet in 14K Yellow Gold

Complement Each Other With:

Engravable ID Bangle Bracelet in 14K Yellow Gold

Engravable ID Bangle Bracelet in 14K White Gold

Cuff Bracelets

Cuff bracelets have an opening. While bracelets make less of a social statement than rings, it doesn’t mean you can’t make a fashion statement. When you’re looking to define a relationship on your own terms, two cuff bracelets make fitting couples jewelry.

Perfectly Match With:

Silhouette Cuff Bracelet in 14K Yellow Gold

Complement Each Other With:

Silhouette Cuff in Silver

 Tennis Bracelets

When you want to serve “love,” then matching couples jewelry is the perfect doubles partner. Tennis bracelets imply that you’re physically, emotionally, and fashionably linked.

Perfectly Match With:

Baguette and Round Diamond Tennis Bracelet in 14K Yellow Gold

Complement Each Other With:

Beatrice Lab Diamond Tennis Bracelet in 18K White Gold

Aster Lab Diamond Tennis Bracelet in 18K White Gold

Engravable Jewelry

What better way to send a message than to have it in writing? Personalize your couples jewelry with engraved names (each other’s or your shared household name), an inscription of a favorite quote or lyric, or a call and response so that you’re always finishing each other’s sentences. Engravable jewelry is a customized gift, making it a true symbol that your love is one-of-a-kind.

Perfectly Match With:

Homme Engravable ID Bracelet in 14K Yellow Gold

Complement Each Other With:

Engravable Bordered Disc Pendant in Silver

Engravable Starlight Diamond Pendant in Silver

Birthstone Jewelry

Whether you believe in happy ever after or happy right now, birthstone jewelry recognizes that the person is in your foreseeable calendar, so it’s always a thoughtful gift. If you wear the same size, you can exchange your couples jewelry to think of the other person (or their birthday).

Perfectly Match With:

Engravable Lab Ruby Bar Bracelet in 14K Yellow Gold

Complement Each Other With:

Rae Peridot Ring in 18K Yellow Gold

Pippa Sapphire Ring in 18K Yellow Gold

Jewelry That Gives Back

The gift that keeps on giving. Brilliant Earth offers ethically sourced jewelry that you can truly feel good about wearing. When you want jewelry that gives back, choose this option to support organizations that protect the environment. The quality is exceptional and you get to invest in both the people and planet that make up your world.

Perfectly Match With:

Rockies Wedding Ring in 18K White Gold

Complement Each Other With:

Solidarity Diamond Pendant in Silver

 

Solidarity Diamond Bracelet in Silver

Minimalist Jewelry

Partners that stunt together, stay together. For the image of the sleek and chic power couple, opt for minimalist jewelry. It says so much by saying so little, so it’s perfect when you can’t find the words (or you eventually hope to).

Perfectly Match With:

Sorella Double Wedding Ring in 18K Yellow Gold

Complement Each Other With:

Toggle Link Pendant in 14K Yellow Gold Vermeil

Duality Cultured Pearl and Paperclip Chain Necklace in 14K Yellow Gold

Charms

Charms are an easy gift solution when you’re looking for playful couples jewelry. Whether you choose to string together a myriad of adorable tokens (like shared pets or places), or opt for a single elegant memento, your giftee will be charmed.

Perfectly Match With:

Diamond Wishbone Charm in 14K White Gold

Complement Each Other With:

Engravable Diamond Heart Charm in 14K White Gold

Engravable Celtic Heart Charm in 14K White Gold

Final Thoughts

Couples jewelry is just right when you want something beautiful to represent what you’ve built together. But will your choice reflect your taste, your partner’s taste, or both? There is plenty of room to mix and match pieces to suit each other’s preference for size, style, color, and more. Brilliant Earth offers exclusive, unique designs you won’t find anywhere else. Browse our selection of couples jewelry to find the perfect fit for your partner and your relationship, or create your own.

The post Couples Jewelry: 11 Romantic Ideas that Make the Best Gifts appeared first on Brilliant Earth Blog.

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Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Meaning & Ideas

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 17:59

Tale as old as time, superstition as old as rhyme — what does this ancient wedding proverb actually mean? A blessing for bliss, this age-old poem invites brides (traditionally) to wear an object symbolizing each “something.” The bride walks down the aisle with these trinkets on her wedding day, which protect her during the ceremony and promise a long, happy marriage to come.

Read on for a brief history of the sing-songy phrase, and fun, creative ways to modernize the four objects for your wedding (there’s technically five, but more on that later).

What is the Saying Something Borrowed Something Blue?

“Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe.” This is the full Old English rhyme, each “something” representing well wishes offered by friends and family on a couple’s wedding day. It’s essentially a recipe card for your marital success, and the list of ingredients is worn by the bride to ensure that future happiness.

What Does the Saying Something Old Something New Something Borrowed Something Blue Mean?

Like breaking a bottle of champagne off the bow of a ship, the “something borrowed” rhyme is a superstitious send-off, hoping those soon-to-be-wed have a bon voyage in their marriage. There’s a specific meaning attached to each of the mementos, and we get into the purpose suggested by that mythical lore in a bit. Somehow the keepsakes were carried with the bride down the aisle (in her dress, bouquet, veil, jewelry, etc)., offering a line of defense to the happy couple.

Who Gives the Bride Something Borrowed Something Blue?

It was customary for the women in a bride’s life to gift her the pieces of the poem. It was meant to pass along the fortune and fidelity of their marriages, like if happiness was an heirloom. But you can put your own twist on these good luck charms, including who gives them to you. It can be a romantic gesture for the couple to offer each other the trinkets as a toast to their belief in their abilities to make their own luck. 

The History of Something Old Something New

The “somethings” are meant to protect any babies-to-be in a new marriage. Each part of the poem was meant to be given to the bride to shield her fertility. In some origin stories, the threat to her pregnancy is the glare of an evil eye, and in other’s, it’s the bride’s former suitors. Both intend to curse her upcoming marriage and leave the bride barren. The objects mentioned in the proverb are worn during the wedding ceremony to trick those villainous forces. They keep the bride’s womb safe from wicked spells on her big day.

Whether or not each trinket is worn on a dress or suit, you can find ways to honor the symbolism while making each object meaningful to you. Each “something” can make an appearance throughout your day. For example, you might borrow champagne flutes from your grandmother’s wedding, or head to your reception in a new getaway car after the ceremony. Some couples even combine the borrowed, blue, old, and new in one object.

“Something Old” Meaning & Ideas  “Something Old” Meaning

“Something old” is intended to bring continuity to the couple, connecting their past to life in their new marriage. These objects can pay tribute to ancestry, or an homage to your heritage. Often, they convey cherished memories. But they can also be antique-ish. A retro look or vintage feel can capture the sentiment of “something old.” For instance, your wedding day attire might be old-fashioned in style, or the passage read might be from a secondhand book. “Distressed,” “weathered,” “upcycled” — all easily have the same well-worn energy.

 “Something Old” Ideas

Your Vintage-Style Engagement Ring:

Nova Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K Rose Gold

Canela Ring in 18K Yellow Gold

Alvadora Diamond Ring in 18K White Gold

Your Vintage-Inspired Wedding Ring:

Genevieve Diamond Ring in 18K White Gold

Hudson Ring in 14K Rose Gold

Laurel Diamond Ring in 18K White Gold

“Something New” Meaning & Ideas  “Something New” Meaning

“Something new” held hope and optimism for the couple’s next steps. It’s meant to express your individuality, and promise a fresh beginning. This might be the easiest one to come by, since it’s usually gifted (while old is thrifted).

“Something New” Ideas

Your Wedding Ring:

Versailles Diamond Ring in 18K White Gold

Marseille Diamond Ring in 18K Yellow Gold

“Something Borrowed” Meaning & Ideas  “Something Borrowed” Meaning 

“Something borrowed” is to be leant by a friend or relative who is in a successful partnership so you can channel their good juju. It doesn’t have to be vintage. While traditionally this took the shape of a proud parent’s undergarments (again, fertility), there are endless ways to embody this custom. You can make alterations to attire to suit your size and style. If you don’t want to borrow clothing or accessories, you can read vows from a relative’s wedding, etc. You just want a happy couple’s vibes.

This is an opportunity to celebrate the system of support that you and your partner have around you, even if that’s chosen family. This part of the poem captures your community, and the people who have got your back.

“Something Borrowed” Ideas
  • Wedding dress or suit passed down for generations
  • Heirloom accessories like earrings, a necklace, tiara, or hair comb
  • Perfume or cologne

Heirloom Jewelry from a Loved One:

Baroque Freshwater Cultured Pearl Earrings in 14K Yellow Gold

Oval Frame Locket in 14K Yellow Gold

“Something Blue” Meaning & Ideas  “Something Blue” Meaning

“Something blue” signifies a love full of purity and fidelity. Hence the expression “true blue.” Traditionally, blue was worn as a garter. But you do you, blue blue.

“Something Blue” Ideas
  • Sapphire jewlery
  • Flowers in a bouquet or the ribbon around it
  • Shoes or messages written on the bottom of them
  • Blue hair
  • Blue manicure
  • Blue thread, worn as a monogram of new initials

Blue Gemstone Jewelry:

Marina Necklace in Silver

Florence Sapphire and Diamond Earrings in 18K White Gold

“Sixpence in Your Shoe” Meaning  “Sixpence in Your Shoe” Meaning

The ending of the original Old English rhyme, “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe.” While the “somethings” are open to interpretation, the sixpence is the most specific part of the rhyme. It’s basically a lucky penny, inviting prosperity into the lives of the couple. It started as the bride’s family gifting silver coins to the groom’s family as a dowry. Then, the father began giving the sixpence to the bride before walking her down the aisle, and it was worn in her left shoe.

It makes sense that this segment fell off of the rhyme since the coin itself hasn’t been made since the 70s. Most people incorporate a penny from their birth year or the year they met their future spouse. The coin can also be symbolic, worn as an anklet or medallion necklace.

Final Thoughts

You don’t have to be a bride, and you and your partner don’t even have to be looking to be parents. The objects themselves can be as small as a button, and these tokens can simply be worn for reassurance that as you’re getting hitched, it’ll go off without a hitch. Whatever you decide to make of the rhyme, the spirit of the tradition should send you and your partner well on your way into happy nuptials.

The post Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Meaning & Ideas appeared first on Brilliant Earth Blog.

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These Bulgari Earrings Evoke a Centuries-Long Infatuation

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 14:00
The pair’s pink and red gems are reminiscent of the beguiling Caesar’s Ruby, a jewel that was passed among monarchs over hundreds of years.
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A Parisian Jewelry House Breaks the Mold with a New Watch

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 09:03
Mellerio dits Meller, founded in 1515, introduces its first mechanical timepiece.
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Jewelry That Marks Every Second

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 09:00
Anna Maccieri Rossi, an Italian jewelry designer, drew on her watchmaking background for a new amulet collection.
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Expands Polaris Date Dial Options

JustLuxe - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 21:16

Jaeger-LeCoultre adds a deep green gradient dial option to its Polaris Date collection.

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