It must be one of your wildest dreams, when you become a jewelry designer to win an award at a prestigious jewelry show such as Couture in Las Vegas. For Mizuki, the New York based designer, this dream has come true. Having recently won “Best Pearl Design” from the 2016 Couture Design Awards (the global awards for designer fine jewelry) proves that her minimalistic and graceful vision of pearl jewelry has been recognized.
Pearl Bar Earrings
White Freshwater Pearl
with Diamond Ball Earrings
White Freshwater Pearl
and Diamond Open Cuff
Open Diamond and Black
Tahitian Pearl Ring
Sometimes, things you’ve heard or read about just aren’t true. In this short post we’ll discuss some of the most common myths about jewelry.
Below are 3 common jewelry myths:
Gold Comes in a Variety of Colours
While these colors are commonly referred to as gold, the only true gold is yellow. Colored gold is actually a mixed metal compound called an "alloy", made by mixing pure gold with iron, silver, platinum, copper or aluminum creating the various colors often used in jewelry. In fact, all yellow gold, with the exception of 24 karat gold, are also alloys since they're mixed with other metals in different quantities. Source: SheKnows
Real Gold Can Be Determined Through Biting
We all have heard that you can tell if the gold is real by biting it. They say that gold is a soft metal and if you bite it hard enough, you will see teeth marks in it. Actually, there are more metals that are as soft as gold and have the same color. If you trust this myth you can one day buy a different metal instead of gold! Source: LadiesTalks
Diamonds Are the Most Rare and Expensive Stone
Actually, diamonds are not the rarest gemstone, and though they are arguably the most popular, they aren't always the most expensive either. There are a few different factors that impact gemstone cost, and two of those are supply and demand. The diamond market is so sophisticated that if the demand for diamonds starts to taper off, some diamond mines will artificially hold off the supply which creates the illusion they are more rare than they are.
Other stones are not nearly as dependent on the market and command high prices because they actually are extremely rare. Some of those include alexandrite, rubies over 3 carats, and finely colored aquamarine. Source: Jewelry.About
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Just like your marriage, you and your wedding ring are in a lifelong partnership. This short post will cover some care tips for your engagement ring, including: cleaning regularly, knowing when to take it off and having it insured.
Below are 3 tips for caring for your engagement ring:
“Buildup of dirt or oil will block the light interactions in the stone, so there’s no point in having a beautifully cut diamond if it’s going to be dirty,” says Tom Burstein, Christie’s international jewelry director. “If you’re not cleaning it, then you’re not doing the stone justice because it’s not living up to its potential.” Luckily, cleaning your ring isn’t a labor-intensive process—just drop it into a mug of warm water mixed with a few drops of soap or mild dishwashing detergent. Let it sit for a few minutes (or even overnight), then gently scrub the stone and basket with a soft-bristled baby toothbrush, rinse, and pat dry. Burstein recommends cleaning it at least once every few weeks, and when you do, “make sure you cover the drain!” Source: Vogue
Know When to Take It Off
- ● The Gym - “Platinum and gold are malleable metals and over time, whether you are weight lifting or spinning, a consistent grip while you have your ring on WILL bend it. Also, although durable, a diamond can still be chipped.”
- ● The Shower - “It’s best to remove your engagement ring while showering. Soap and other cleansers can cause build up under or on your ring and make diamonds appear dull and cloudy.”
- ● Sleeping - “Take your diamond off while sleeping; a prong can catch on the sheets and bend, causing you to lose your diamond.” Source: StyleMePretty
Have It Insured
This is your number one must-do item. While nothing can replace the sentimental value of your engagement ring, if you have it properly appraised and insured for its full replacement value, you'll at least be covered if it's ever lost, stolen or damaged. Some insurance companies offer more than others, so it's worth doing a little homework. For example, Jewelers Mutual's repair or replacement policy includes coverage for several preventive repairs. "That includes repair of broken prongs, clasp replacement, stone tightening and more," says Tyler Krowiorz, consumer marketing manager at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company. Source: TheKnot
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NEW ARRIVALS FROM
Sisters Chanael and Chloé Knopfer are the designers behind the brand Asherali Knopfer, a luxury jewellery line designed in their Parisian workshop. Their collections capture their quirky spirit and features unique pieces such as interchangeable earrings which have been featured in numerous publications and have been worn by celebrities like Gisele Bundchen, Miranda Keer and Anna Dello Russo (Editor at Large for Vogue Japan).
Double Bar Earrings
Lou Interchangeable Hoop Earring
with Pave Diamonds
With summer here, wedding season is in full swing. While it may not be your special day, finding the perfect piece to complement your outfit can be stressful. Whether you are attending a casual wedding or something formal, we have some suggestions that will make heads turn.
Just remember, don’t outshine the bride… too much. ;)
Casual weddings are huge in the summer, though finding the perfect outfit to match the dress code can be tough. Keep the outfit simple and chic with a touch of fine-playfulness such as Ruifier Emoji necklace pictured below that will sure to take it to the next level.
Ruifier Petit Lei Pendant
Maria Black Revier Diamond Ear Cuff
Beach weddings are a summer favourite. While these weddings can often be casual, we recommend to keep things light and flowy and of course have your sun-ready accessories on hand.
Ginette NY Diamond Wise Earrings
Adeline Cacheux Pure Circles Necklace
There is nothing more romantic then being surrounded by the tranquility of nature and lush gardens. This is the chance to show off your cocktail attire with a simple yet bold accessory that will help punch up your outfit.
Mizuki White Freshwater Pearl and
Diamond Lariat Necklace
Yannis Sergakis Adornments Liens
Yellow Gold Diamond Bracelet
BLACK TIE WEDDING
A black tie wedding is a formal event that are often a nighttime affair. Dress to impress with gowns and bling and of course we suggest to complete your look with a single stand out piece that makes a statement all on its own.
Sliced Pearl Bracelet
Yvonne Léon Dessous D'oreille
5 Diamond Earring with Diamond Bee Stud
Do not hesitate to contact us, we would be happy to help you find
something special to help you survive this wedding season.
Dessous D'oreille Feuilletis Diamond Chain Ear Cuff
Bague D'oreille Pearl Earring
dessous d'oreille to show your own personal style. Lets play with it!
Dessous D'oreille Pear Shapped
Diamond Lobe Earring
Dessous D'oreille Yellow Gold Pearl
Editorialist - February 2016
Featuring Mizuki White Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Open Cuff
Hong Kong Tatler - December 2015
Featuring Mizuki Open Diamond and Black Tahitian Pearl Ring
RUIFIER, founded by London based designer Rachel Shaw, has been creating unique and whimsical jewelry designs for the modern-day. Her works can been seen gracing the pages of magazines and worn on the red carpets by celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Saldana, Ellie Goulding, Emma Robberts, Lily Allen and Natalie Imbruglia to name a few. With RUIFIER's adaptable and stackable pieces it is easy to individualize and create a new look everyday to suit your style.
Tatler Magazine - March 2016
Featuring Ruifier Animaux Patch Ring
Cosmopolitan UK - July 2015
Featuring Ruifier Petit Shay Ring
U Magazine - July 2015
Featuring Ruifier Petit Lei Pendant
With the weather warming up and the winter layers being shed, it is time to make a statement and let your jewelry shine. Here is our jewelry trend picks of S/S 2016.
Timeless, but never boring, pearls popped up on numerous runways this season. From statement chokers to simple and paired back earrings, pearls will always be on trend no matter what the season is. Mizuki's Round Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Earrings are a simple, yet elegant pearl earring that is timeless.
Raw and polished gem stones were a stand-out accessory for several collections this season. From sliced necklaces to shiny baubles adorning rings, gemstones were abundant. Ruifier’s Animaux Patch Ring & Perdi Ring paired together create a whimsical animal face using gemstones.
Jewelry: Ruifier Animaux Patch Ring & Animaux Perdi Ring
Asymmetric Statement Earrings
The single earring trend isn’t over, but this season many designers were mixing and matching earrings to create an asymemetric look. Yannis Sergakis Adornments’ Crochets Rose and Black Gold Earring mixed with Maria Black's Billy Diamond Rose Gold Earring creates a bold statement.
Jewelry: Yannis Sergakis Adornments Crochets Rose and Black Gold Earring &
Maria Black Billy Diamond Rose Gold Earring
Hoop earrings are the it accessory this season. From clean and minimal hoops to oversized statement pendants there is something for everyone. Asherali Knopfer’s Lou Interchangeable Rose Gold Hoop Earring is a minimal design hoop that can be worn on its own, or be changed with an interchangeable spike or pearl.
Jewelry: Asherali Knopfer Lou Interchangeable Rose Gold Hoop Earring
Runway: Rag and Bone
*Runway Images from VOGUE.COM*