How Charming! A Spotlight on Our Favorite Charms 🌷⭐️🦋☘️🌙

Our favorite of-the-moment charms and the designers behind them.

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Kim & Kanye Just Dropped a Fine Jewelry Line...and it's Pretty Dope 🌞

Kim and Kanye just dropped a fine jewelry line, and we think it's pretty dope.

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My Hawaiian Fine Jewelry Finds ✨🌴

Aloha! I came back home for a wedding last week, and oh was it amazing to be home! Of course I had to stop by my favorite jewelry stores while in town... Hildgund, a proper jewelry store at Four Seasons Wailea, and fashion boutiques 22 Knots and Cabana, also at Four Seasons. Scroll on for my favorites I saw this trip...

Butterfly Ring at Hildgund Jewels at Four Seasons Wailea

Butterfly Ring at Hildgund Jewels at Four Seasons Wailea

Diamonds at Hildgund Jewels Hawaii, Four Seasons Resort Wailea (Pinky Ring: Kate Alexandra Jewelry)

Diamonds at Hildgund Jewels Hawaii, Four Seasons Resort Wailea (Pinky Ring: Kate Alexandra Jewelry)

Hildgund Jewels, Mixed metals

Hildgund Jewels, Mixed metals

Hildgund Mixed Metals Ring, Four Seasons Wailea

Hildgund Mixed Metals Ring, Four Seasons Wailea

Cabana, Four Seasons Wailea

Cabana, Four Seasons Wailea

Shop the pink diamond ring here 

Spinelli Kilcollin Ring at 22 Knots / Four Seasons / Wailea, Hawaii

Our #1 Pick from the Academy Awards Red Carpet 💎✨🙌🏼

There certainly was no shortage of drama this year at the Oscars, and I'm not just talking about the Best Picture mix-up! 😬😬😬 There were SO many showstopping jewelry pieces on the carpet, from the Tiffany & Co. 'Whispers of the Rain Forest' necklace worn by Jessica Biel to the fierce ruby headpiece and earrings worn by Ruth Negga, designed by Irene Neuwirth. Charlize Theron seriously hit it out of the park this year, dripping in diamonds by Chopard. 

These NEXT LEVEL mismatched earrings from Chopard's "Garden of Kalahari Collection" contained over 50 carats of D-flawless diamonds.

Actress Charlize Theron wearing Chopard

Photo: Chopard

The actress' earrings featured a 25-carat pear-shaped D-flawless diamond on one ear, and 26-carat heart-shaped D-flawless diamond on the other. Also encrusted on the magnificent set were 4.55-carats of pear-shaped diamonds and 4.35-carats of brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18kt white ‘Fairmined’ gold. She also wore a ring featuring a 7.11-carat pear-shaped diamond and 1.14-carat of diamonds set in 18kt white gold, and another ring featuring a 4.04-carat diamond set in 18kt white gold both from the “High Jewelry Collection.”

xx

FACETS

RESORT: Jewelry For Our Favorite Season! 🌴

Welcome to FACETS! Please enjoy this article with our jewelry picks for our favorite fashion season: Resort.

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Spectacular Supermoon Inspired Jewelry 🌝🌚

Last week we experienced a fantastic supermoon - "super" because it's the closest full moon to Earth since 1948, and won't be this close again until 2034! The moon brightens our dark nights and reminds us of the vast outer space of what we haven't yet explored. It is truly awe-inspiring... below you will find a selection of gorgeous pieces of jewelry that do the same. 

Supermoon shot in Newport Beach around 5:45 AM. Photo Credit: @kates808

Supermoon shot in Newport Beach around 5:45 AM. Photo Credit: @kates808

Sarah Jessica Parker and Kat Florence Present Magnificent Jewelry Charity Auction Benefiting A Drop of Life

Sarah Jessica Parker and Kat Florence Present Magnificent Jewelry Charity Auction Benefiting A Drop of Life

Sarah Jessica Parker in Kat Florence Jewels to be Auctioned June 12th, 2016 in Hong Kong.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Kat Florence Jewels to be Auctioned June 12th, 2016 in Hong Kong.

 

Jewelry Designer Kat Florence will be presenting some of her most precious pieces worth over $3 million, to be auctioned at Tiancheng International in Hong Kong on June 12th at 3PM. She has partnered up with actress and fashion entrepreneur Sarah Jessica Parker, to benefit the Nepal Earthquake victims. This special auction is expected to draw between 3 and 4 million dollars. There will be a total of 38 pieces to be auctioned, including four of which have been worn by the actress. Among the amazing pieces presented at this auction include world record stones including the largest Tanzanite and Paraiba Tourmaline ever to be auctioned, at a whopping 420 carats and 92 carats, respectively. For the first time in auction history, all 38 items will be offered at no reserve.

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing the 91 carat Paraiba Tourmaline to be auctioned June 12.

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing the 91 carat Paraiba Tourmaline to be auctioned June 12.

"I’m deeply touched by this meaningful auction and I am very excited about the organization that we picked. It felt like such a personal effort, like they were reaching to individuals in a community. I think this can be really impactful," commented Sarah Jessica Parker on the news of the auction.

An impressive 91-carat Paraiba Tourmaline (the largest ever to appear at auction) set among more than 23 carat diamonds.

An impressive 91-carat Paraiba Tourmaline (the largest ever to appear at auction) set among more than 23 carat diamonds.

The beneficiary, A Drop of Life, is a non-profit whose main initiative for 2016 is to reconstruct an elementary school for 420 children in Pokhara, Nepal following the devastating earthquakes last year.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Kat Florence Jewels

Sarah Jessica Parker in Kat Florence Jewels

18K White Gold Ring featuring Brazilian Cruzeiro Rubellite (12.27carat) and Diamonds (1.13carat).

18K White Gold Ring featuring Brazilian Cruzeiro Rubellite (12.27carat) and Diamonds (1.13carat).

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About Kat Florence
Kat Florence jewelry is timeless. The Canadian-born, world-travelling designer searches for the rarest, oldest and most sought-after natural gemstones in existence. Once she acquires a rare gem the precise art of gem cutting begins. The size, angle and profile of each cut can capture intrinsic light and reveal the full potential of the gemstone.

Each gem becomes the start of a new creation that exudes a romantic passion for life making the jewelry so compelling. Kat Florence design pairs the fluidity of materials with the radiance of light. The exceptional skill and remarkable craftsmanship of its jewelers and gem-setters allow Kat Florence designs to fully express emotion, excellence and brilliance while maintaining every minute detail of individual design. Ultimately, passion is the driving force behind each Kat Florence piece.
“I am fortunate to be in the position to decide how to encase such rare beauty and aim through traditional craftsmanship to create a piece that will live forever.” Kat Florence.

ABOUT A DROP OF LIFE

A Drop of Life is a non-profit organization registered in Hong Kong and operating internationally for the last 18 years. In May 2015, a heart-breaking earthquake destroyed many homes and structures throughout Nepal. Since then, children have been continuing to attend unsafe ruins and temporary classrooms built of bamboo. Schools are the heartbeat of the community and the one location where children feel safe, happy and confident to explore. Due to lack of government funding and difficulty getting supplies to Nepal, there have been no plans to develop local schools. A Drop of Life has created the necessary relationships and avenues to allow a rebuild to happen. As a former teacher Kat Florence feels very passionate about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a safe and positive environment. Kat hopes to share her passion with the world in order to raise funds to support A Drop of Life and the children of Nepal.

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The Best Jewelry Hash Tags

See Below for the Best Jewelry Hash Tags for Hunting Fine Jewelry on Social Media...

Photo: Ross-Simons

Photo: Ross-Simons

Photo: Ross-Simons

Photo: Ross-Simons

As a blogger and jewelry enthusiast, I spend hours upon hours scanning my social pages to discover the best jewelry on social media. I thought I would share my tactics to help my fellow jewelry lovers out! Here are some of the best jewelry hash tags to use to hunt down the best jewelry on social media... 

#ShowYourCouture

#CoutureDailyDose

#LoveGold

#JewelryDreams

#ShowMeYourRings

#StacksAreTheNewBlack

#JewelryGram

#ArmParty

#FineJewelry / #FineJewellery

#JewelryAddict(s)

#JOTD / #JewelryOfTheDay

#DesignerJewelry

and for some exceptionally spectacular finds, check out #HauteJoaillerie, #HighJewelry/Jewellery, #LuxuryJewelry

and my personal favorite, #FacetsEdit! :) If there's any we missed, feel free to share in the comments below!

Happy Hunting! 

xx 

FACETS

13 Gorgeous Pieces of Designer Jewelry Featuring Green Gems🌿

It's the month of St. Patty's and to celebrate the holiday, we have hilighted (lucky) thirteen gorgeous pieces of designer jewelry featuring green gems: Emerald, Tsavorite, and Peridot. Many of these pieces will be categorized under the FACETS Library as well! Enjoy...and don't forget to wear green to avoid being pinched! xx FACETS

 

Fernando Jorge 18K Rose Gold and Emerald Fusion Wave Ring, Available at Net-A-Porter.Com

Fernando Jorge

Fernando Jorge

Jemma Wynne 18K Gold and Emerald Bracelet, Available at Net-A-Porter.com

Jemma Wynne

Jemma Wynne

Jennifer Meyer Leaf Drop Earrings in Yellow Gold, Available at Ylang23.

Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer

Kate Alexandra Tsavorite Tortoise Shell Ring set in 18K Yellow Gold, Available at Kate Alexandra

Kate Alexandra

Kate Alexandra

Irene Neuwirth Diamond Collection Mixed-Gemstone Necklace, Available at Barneys New York

Irene Neuwirth

Irene Neuwirth

Sydney Evan Emerald Rondelle Beaded Bracelet with 14K Gold and Diamond Starburst Charm, Available at Bergdorf Goodman.

Sydney Evan

Sydney Evan

Fred Leighton 31.14 carat Peridot and Diamond Ring set in 18K Yellow Gold and Platinum, available at Bergdorf Goodman.

Fred Leighton

Fred Leighton

David Yurman 5 MM Venetian Quatrefoil Emerald Ring, Available at Neiman Marcus

David Yurman

David Yurman

Nikos Koulis Tsavorite and Brown Diamond V Drop Earrings, Available at Bergdorf Goodman

Nikos Koulis

Nikos Koulis

Judy Geib Emerald and Diamond Branch Earrings, Available at Barneys New York

Judy Geib

Judy Geib

Sidney Garber Emerald and Sapphire Ring, Available at Barneys New York

Sidney Garber

Sidney Garber

Jemma Wynne Columbian Emerald Jacket Earrings, Available at Ylang 23

Jemma Wynne

Jemma Wynne

Irene Neuwirth Columbian Emerald Ring with Pavé Diamonds, Available at Ylang23

Irene Neuwirth

Irene Neuwirth

FACETS Picks for Upcoming Doyle New York Auction

Doyle New York is holding an upcoming auction on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, at 10AM EST. This auction will be showcasing brands including Tiffany & Co., Buccellati, Cartier, and watches by Rolex, Piaget, Cartier and more. This auction will have availability of items that are moderately priced, as compared to other auctions like the Important Jewelry Sales auction. Bidders are also able to place bids online - so don't miss it! See below for images and details for our selection of precious items from the sale...

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Top Row, Left to Right:

Lot 73: Gold/Multicolored Gemstone Brooch. Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Lot 333: Gold and Diamond Leaf Brooch and Pair of Ear Clips by Tiffany & Co., Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Lot 600: Gold Curb Link Bracelet by Tiffany & Co., Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
 

Second Row (L-R)

Lot 599: Gold, Diamond and Sapphire Panther Head Bangle Bracelet, Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
 

Lot 268: White Gold, Rubellite, and Diamond Ring, Estimate $2,000 - $3,000

Lot 3: Gold and Diamond Bar Pendant, by Cartier. 18 kt., one round diamond ap. .20 ct., signed Cartier, ap. 19.4 dwts. Estimate: $800 - $1200.

Third Row (L-R)

Lot 524: Two Gold and Colored Stone Pendant Necklaces, Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

Lot 231: Diamond Cluster Ring set in Platinum, Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Lot 444: White Gold, Aquamarine and Diamond Ring, Estimate: $1,800 - $2,400
 

Fourth Row (L-R)

Lot 194: Three Row Gold Snake Link Bracelet, Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Lot 298: Pair of Gold, Gem-Set and Diamond Earrings, DVF for H. Stern, Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

Lot 380: Gold, Coral and Diamond Ring, Estimate: $700 - 900
 

Bottom Row (L-R)

Lot 462: Two-Colored Gold, Bicolor Pink and Yellow Tourmaline and Diamond Ring, Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Lot 141: Gold and Amethyst Diamond Ring, Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

Lot 206: Pair of Gold, Cultured Pearl, Diamond Briolette Pendant - Earrings, Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

 

For more information go to Doyle New York!
 

BALL SO HARD: PRE-GAMING WITH CFDA

CFDA + NFL Football Design Collaboration to Honor Super Bowl 50

Tomorrow, the Denver Broncos will face off with the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 (no roman numerals because well, it's hard.) CFDA designers have created 50 bespoke designer footballs, including a selection by some of our favorite jewelry designers! The footballs will be available to bid from Jan 20 - Feb 14, and 50 lucky football fans can become owners of one of these one-of-a-kind creations. The proceeds from this special opportunity will support the NFL Foundation.

 Click Here to visit the auction site to see the full CFDA Football collection or to place a bid! Scroll down for images and descriptions of these special creations by designers Irene Neuwirth, Jennifer Meyer, Jennifer Fisher, Kendra Scott, Melissa Joy Manning, Tiffany & Co, and Vida Fede.

GO BRONCOS!!! (JK, who cares.)

Irene Neuwirth

Irene Neuwirth

Irene Neuwirth Football

Design Materials:Precious and semi-precious stones

Production Time: HOURS! I attached each stone myself by hand so it was a labor of love!

(Source: nflauction.nfl.com)

 

Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer Football

Design Materials: Custom dyed pink leather & Gold plated hardware. 

Production Time: Four weeks

(Source: nflauction.nfl.com)

Jennifer Fisher

Jennifer Fisher

Jennifer Fisher Football

Design Materials:The football is coated black with an automotive lacquer paint with one of Jennifer's classic chain designs (Brass Plated 14k Yellow Gold) attached to the ball's laces. To incorporate Jennifer's charm necklace collection, three charms - the Jennifer Fisher logo, Super Bowl 50 logo, and the Golden Gate Bridge - all Brass Plated 14K Yellow Gold and Silver Rhodium hang from the lace chain. 

Production Time: About 4 Weeks

(Source: nflauction.nfl.com)

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott Football

Materials: Natural stone embellished football features a hand crafted gilded mesh of golds and iridescent elements.

Production Time: 40 Hours

(Source: nflauction.nfl.com)

Melissa Joy Manning

Melissa Joy Manning

Melissa Joy Manning Football

Design Materials: Our crystal NFL football is comprised of approximately 17,500 Swarovski crystals

Production Time: The ball took about 56 hours from concept to completion (most of that time was spent carefully placing each crystal!) 

(Source: nflauction.nfl.com)

Tiffany & Co - Francesca Amfitheatrof

Tiffany & Co - Francesca Amfitheatrof

Tiffany & Co - Francesca Amfitheatrof Football

Design Materials: The football is comprised of 12 pounds of sterling silver and .23 pounds of yellow gold. 

Production Time: 45 hours of master craftsmanship for completion, including silversmithing, chasing and polishing

(Source: nflauction.nfl.com)

Vita Fede - Cynthia Sakai

Vita Fede - Cynthia Sakai

Vita Fede - Cynthia Sakai Football

Design Materials: Brass, 24k Plated Gold, Made in Italy

Production Time: 45 days

(Source: nflauction.nfl.com)

Love is in the Air…

Who doesn’t love Valentine’s Day? For me personally, Valentine's Day means it's that time for another birthday (Feb 15!). Some people love and some people loathe the holiday, but Valentines isn’t just for lovers…it’s the one special day where we show our loved ones just how much we care. And sometimes, it's just about spoiling yourself! Here are some adorable and simplistic Valentines and love-inspired fine jewelry pieces. Also, don't forget to check our Love Section of our Jewel Box for our favorite heart and love jewelry pieces on the market.

Zoe Chicco

Zoe Chicco

Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer

Ileana Makri

Ileana Makri

Cathy Waterman

Cathy Waterman

Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer

Mariah's Massive Engagement Ring

Mariah Carey's Engaged!

On Thursday Night, the singer revealed that she and boyfriend James Packer are now engaged after less than a year of dating. The engagement ring is a massive 35 carats, which is slightly bigger than Elizabeth Taylor's famous 33.19 carat diamond! It is approximately the same size as Kim K's and Beyonce's rings combined. The ring is said to have a value of around $7.5 million.

PHOTO: SPLASH NEWS

PHOTO: SPLASH NEWS

PHOTO: SPLASH NEWS

PHOTO: SPLASH NEWS

PHOTO: SPLASH NEWS

PHOTO: SPLASH NEWS

PHOTO: SPLASH NEWS

PHOTO: SPLASH NEWS

PHOTO: SPLASH NEWS

PHOTO: SPLASH NEWS

Newly Engaged Mariah Carey and James Packer

Newly Engaged Mariah Carey and James Packer

Holidays in Hawai'i

Hau'oli Maka Hiki Hou! (Happy New Year!) I am so lucky and blessed to call Hawaii home... I was back on Maui for about 20 days over the holidays, and stopped in to Dolphin Galleries at the Shops at Wailea. This beautiful fine jewelry and fine art gallery, has locations in Wailea (Maui), Ka'anapali (Maui) and Waikoloa (Big Island). The company was founded in 1976 and carries many beautiful and unique treasures by artists from around the globe. Many of the collections carried in this store are reflective of the beautiful and unique environment, the vivid colors of the tropics, and just the general island lifestyle. Scroll down for some of my favorites... 

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Shops at Wailea Store

Pantone Presents Color(s) of 2016!

Pantone debuted their colors of the year - two colors for the first time ever: Rose Quartz and Serenity. We can't be more excited about these two hues - especially the pale pink which we own in the jewelry world!  And Serenity looks just a soothing as it sounds! This sweet and calming color pair will show up in everything coming up this year, fashion and jewelry alike. Here we have presented a few of our current favorite pieces in these two hues.

 

Pantone 2016 Color Rose Quartz, PHOTO: Pantone

Pantone 2016 Color Rose Quartz, PHOTO: Pantone

Irene Neuwirth

Irene Neuwirth

Noor Fares

Noor Fares

Marie Helene De Taillac

Marie Helene De Taillac

Pantone 2016 Color Serenity, PHOTO: Pantone

Pantone 2016 Color Serenity, PHOTO: Pantone

Nina Runsdorf

Nina Runsdorf

Fernando Jorge

Fernando Jorge

Sidney Garber

Sidney Garber

Facets Edit: Holiday 2015's Hottest Nail Colors

The Holidays are in full swing and there are some really beautiful fresh new nail colors available on the market. We love a festive glittery look, or a beautiful winter hue like deep berry purples, holly berry reds, and night sky blue. Beautiful manicures and jewelry go hand-in-hand, and we're always on the lookout for fresh new colors to make your jewelry pop! Check out some of our top picks from 2015's hottest holiday hues...

Deborah Lippman Roar Nail Color, Miss Independant, Nordstrom, $18

Deborah Lippman Roar Nail Color, Miss Independant, Nordstrom, $18

Deborah Lippman Roar Nail Color, Nordstrom, $18

Deborah Lippman Roar Nail Color, Nordstrom, $18

Butter London Red Haute 2-Piece Nail Lacquer Duo, Sephora, $15

Butter London Red Haute 2-Piece Nail Lacquer Duo, Sephora, $15

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour, 18 Vamp

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour, 18 Vamp

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour, 18 Pirate

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour, 18 Pirate

Deborah Lippman, Fake It Til You Make It Polish, Limited Edition, Neiman Marcus, $18

Deborah Lippman, Fake It Til You Make It Polish, Limited Edition, Neiman Marcus, $18

Yves Saint Laurent Feulle D'or, #47

Yves Saint Laurent Feulle D'or, #47

La Laque Couture Pop Water Collection, Color: 68 Rouge Wet, YSL, $27   

La Laque Couture Pop Water Collection, Color: 68 Rouge Wet, YSL, $27   

La Laque Couture Pop Water Collection, Color: 17 Bleu Cobalt, YSL, $27   

La Laque Couture Pop Water Collection, Color: 17 Bleu Cobalt, YSL, $27   

Nars, Black Fire, Barneys, $20

Nars, Black Fire, Barneys, $20