Showing posts with label diamonds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label diamonds. Show all posts

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Architectural Inspiration: Fun with Fuchsia

Architectural inspiration via Pinterest.
CC adores the shabby chic aesthetic of this bedroom, particularly the armchair and chandelier!

Roland Mouret Daroda stretch-crepe dress; this and next at net-a-porter.com.

Gianvito Rossi cutout leather ankle boots.

Irene Neuwirth rose cut diamond link bracelet; this and next at barneys.com.

Christian Louboutin studded Mina clutch.
CC covets!
Darlings, what do you think of this beautiful bedroom and the look it inspired?
Do you have bright accent colors in your home?
xoxox,
CC

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Gorgeous Jewelry

Darlings, CC is so excited to introduce you to A.S. Jewelry Design, a gorgeous line of earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets lovingly designed by the very talented Ashley Schenkein.
Here'a a bit about the collection and the designer from the website:
Ashley Schenkein has always had a tendency to question the status quo, which was the primary motivator that led her to begin her journey in jewelry design. She was working as a Spanish language medical interpreter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming when she noticed some jewelry at a local boutique. These seemingly uninspired designs were the inspiration to design a few standout creations on her own. Within a week they’d purchased Ashley’s new gemstone-filled designs and she discovered the passion that drives her creativity.
Nine months down the road, Ashley left for San Francisco to perfect her craft at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. With a desire to travel she then spent a year in South America, where her fluency in Spanish was once again put to good use in Ecuador and Argentina. She participated in an apprenticeship and jewelry school, respectively, where she learned more jewelry – making techniques including wax casting and stone setting. Longing for family and friends, the final stop of the journey would be back to her roots in Colorado to launch Ashley Schenkein where she was surrounded by the majestic Colorado mountain landscape.
Ashley Schenkein features two collections balancing the beauty of refined details with an undeniable edginess. The use of asymmetry is evident in her creations that are both durable and timeless without compromising femininity. The Global Collection features contemporary jewelry for everyday wear inspired by Schenkein’s love for travel. Diamonds, pearls, semi-precious gemstones, leather, vermeil, gold fill and oxidized and sterling silver are the materials behind styles named for famous cities like Paris and Barcelona. The White Collection marries vintage and modern nuances with stunning designs made from diamonds, precious gemstones, gold, platinum and palladium.
Inspiration for Ashley Schenkein comes from worldly inspiration– marketplaces, architecture, museums and natural surroundings. While her travels help to define each season, it is her customers that are her biggest design inspiration.

“When a woman feels good about her appearance, she inevitably feels better about herself.” – Ashley Schenkein
Avenida Cordoba Labradorite Earrings.

Carroll Gardens Necklace.

Casa Milla Green Onyx Neckalce.

Channel Set Diamond Halo Ring.
CC covets, darlings!

El Raval Labradorite Silver Necklace.

Flagstaff Blue Topaz Earrings.

Latin Quarter Ruby Bracelet.

Mapleton Earrings.

St. Julien Ring.

Versailles Rose Gold Earrings ~ CC has and absolutely adores.
Dress them up or down... perfect for so many occasions, and so beautifully made!
Which of these pretty pieces do you prefer?
Be sure to follow A.S. Jewelry Design on Instagram and Twitter so you can keep up with all the fabulousness, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

Monday, June 24, 2013

Top 7 Great Budget Gifting Sites for Summer 2013

Darlings, you always want to gift your loved ones, something that they would always remember but would also not burn right through your pocket or wallet, or worse put them on fire! When buying a gift for a loved one we often cannot buy them the things we really intend to because they are too expensive since they are branded or simply expensive for no reason at all.
Here are some budget-friendly gifting ideas for the summer, with each of the following ideas being available online for purchase and have good delivery services too. The payment options are great and the best part is that they don’t look cheap or are not made with cheap materials but are very reasonably priced for your budget. We have gifting ideas here, for Grandma Lily to new-born baby Nebraska. So, take a look. CC has set them in random order because you can’t choose who is more important. They all simply deserve the best for their birthday this summer!

What to Gift this summer: Top 7 Sites

1.      Sizzling Budget Bags: Buy Me Handbags: Go crazy with all the wonderful designer influenced bags for your loved female ones who simply love fashion and have always wanted carry the best of totes and handbags leather can offer at reasonable rates. Log onto their website to check their hot fashion accessories in leather: Buy Me Handbags

2.      Get That Bling For Your Favorite Girl in The World: All of us find it very difficult to get the bling ring for our girls affected with the ever-rising cost of Gold and other precious metals as well as diamonds, which they say are a girl’s best friend. Log onto the diamond ornament gifting hub:  Union Diamond

3.      Some Accessories For The Boys and Their Toys: Boys are quite the difficult people to gift. They find everything, well let’s not just up to their straight A taste and are always looking for a purposeful gift. For crazy mobile and cell phone accessories visit: Wired Shops.

4.      Handbags For The Young and The Bold: So you have this friend who loves bold and metallic colored bags and styles and goes crazy on accessorizing. She loves designer bags but you can’t afford them. Don’t worry. Get them the next best thing to designer handbags. Here, is a note of extreme caution, you might end up buying for yourself too from Find Me Handbags

5.      Get the Gift of Power For Any Shower: Summer holds the wedding season for various kinds of people for different backgrounds. Hence, the bridal showers and the always happening any-time, “I am Pregnant, this is so exciting”, baby showers in the summers too. Don’t want to run around for the shower gifts. No problem log onto: ABC Favors

6.      Summer Diamond Love Blings and Bands: Here are some ideas that are influenced by the big-name designers but don’t cost that much, thrives with quality and the emotional value that they are made with. Visit: Find Me Diamond.

7.      Special Wedding Earrings for the summer: Wedding Earrings can create quite the expense for people and single mommies and mommies to be. Find out what the most affordable options there are for the delightful occasion without compromising on quality diamonds this season. Visit: Get Me Earrings

So, gift unique items this summer and be remembered for your innovative ideas and generosity!

xoxox,
CC

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tips for Buying a Diamond Bracelet

Diamond bracelets are a jewelry wardrobe must-have. They are dazzling, stylish and extremely versatile. However, there are a variety of styles to choose from and many things that should be considered when buying diamond jewelry. This article will provide you with all the information you’ll need to make an informed diamond bracelet purchase.

Styles
There are so many beautiful styles of diamond bracelet available. Here are brief descriptions of the most popular ones:
Tennis Bracelet – A diamond tennis bracelet (also called a line bracelet) is simply a line of diamonds set end-to-end. It is a classic style and the one of the first styles that come to mind when people think of a diamond bracelet.
Designer Diamond Bracelet – Designer bracelets include a variety of unique elements. This type of diamond bracelet can feature vintage or modern designs, two-toned components, links, intricate details and the diamonds can be set in many different ways.
Red Carpet Bracelet – These eye-catching bracelets are a real show stopper. These aren’t just designer bracelets that can be worn day or night; these are diamond bracelets that make a statement of glamour and incredible taste. 


Quality
As always, when you are purchasing diamond jewelry, you want to consider the 4Cs; color, clarity, cut and carat weight.
Color – Refers to the absence of color in a clear diamond.
Clarity – Refers to the absence or presence of natural imperfections in the diamond that are caused as the diamond is being formed.
Cut – This does not refer to shape, instead cut refers to the proportions of the stone. A diamond that is cut to deep or too shallow can have a negative effect on the way light reflects through the stone.
Carat Weight – Refers to the weight of the stone. Diamonds are priced per carat; the larger the diamond, the rarer the stone and thus the greater the price per carat.


Budget
Budget is also something you always want to consider when purchasing diamond jewelry. If you set a budget, then it helps you decide what quality and total carat weight of diamonds you would like to have included in the diamond bracelet. You can use a budget as a starting point to make an informed decision.

What do you think, darlings?
xoxox,
CC


Friday, February 1, 2013

Divine Diamonds

Darlings, Diamond Jewelry is not just for the ladies!
Men, too, deserve to boast a little bling, don't you think?
CC is so excited to introduce you to TraxNYC, an amazing online site stocking the most gorgeous jewelry for both men and women.  This post is devoted to their fabulous stock of men's rings.  Does't your guy deserve a little something sparkly this Valentine's Day?  Surprise him with one of these spectacular pieces and he'll be just delighted!

CC is especially smitten with these Mens Jewelry Rings, either in white or yellow gold, with brilliant gemstone and diamond embellishments.  How unique are these rings?  CC can totally see her man rocking one of these beauties for a night out on the town!  Your man definitely needs one, too...  His hand is sure to be the center of attention, darlings!  


The two Mens White Gold Diamond Rings above are CC's favorites from the site!
CC would absolutely borrow one of these sparkly stunners from her beau and wear it as a chic thumb ring!  The diamonds are specially selected and set in wonderful white gold for a chic and classy look.
Which of these ravishing rings are you loving?
xoxox,
CC

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

CC Loves... Zoara.com!

Darlings, CC is so excited to introduce you to Zoara.com!  Zoara Jewelry is your premiere online source for engagement rings, wedding rings, loose diamonds, Diamond Education and jewelry at today's most affordable prices.
Browse through Zoara’s galleries for a wide selection of diamond earrings, necklaces and rings as well as pearl and gemstone jewelry.   You can even choose to design your own Zoara Diamond Ring!
Two Toned Hammered Ring

Modern Pearl and Diamond Earrings

Pave Swirl Diamond Ring

Heart Prong Diamond Stud Earrings

 Rope-Design Ruby and Diamond Halo Pendant
Fabulous news! Couture Carrie fans will receive 10% off all diamond studs!  Just enter coupon code COUT10 at checkout.
Happy shopping, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Divine Diamonds

Darlings, CC is so excited to introduce you to The Beautiful Company, a fabulous online purveyor of gorgeous jewelry, including engagement and wedding rings!
The site has some truly exquisite diamond solitaire rings.
The three stone diamond rings are also amazing, and the prices are really fantastic.
CC adores this diamond and sapphire ring so!
Here's a bit about the company from the website:
"The Beautiful Company has been an online jewellery retailer since 2003 providing high street quality jewellery at internet prices. Our low overheads are reflected in our prices but not the quality of our jewellery as all our gold and platinum items are hallmarked in the UK and the diamonds in our diamond rings are all available with certification."
The site has a thirty day money back guarantee, too, which is a great comfort when buying gemstones.
CC highly recommends!
xoxox,
CC

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Divine Diamonds

Darlings, CC is so excited to introduce you to Zoara.com, a premiere site for diamond studs, gorgeous diamond pendants,



diamond tennis bracelets,


three-stone diamond rings, unique engagement rings, and stunning eternity rings.




CC is so impressed with the site, their incredible selection of diamond jewelry, and their fantastic prices.


If you are in the market for certified diamonds, this is the site for you! You can also design your own engagement ring!
Fabulous news, darlings! With the coupon code COUT10, CC readers can get 10% off any purchase on the site (excluding loose diamonds)!
Happy shopping!
xoxox,
CC

Monday, March 28, 2011

CC Loves…

Here are just a few of the things that CC is loving right now…
This Marlies Dekkers bra from barenecessities.com. Such beautiful contouring, and so comfy… CC has and adores!
This L’Wren Scott lace mini dress, at net-a-porter.com.
This Catherine Malandrino dress, at shopbop.com. CC has in purple… the ruching is so flattering!
These Halston Heritage suede zip-trim shoes, at net-a-porter.com.
These Report Signature lace platform pumps, at shopbop.com.
These Anjolee diamond stud earrings.
What’s the one timeless accessory any woman would love to own? Most women would agree a pair of beautiful diamond stud earrings is considered an essential jewelry item because they can be worn with any outfit! Customize a pair of these classic stud earrings by selecting your favorite metal type from these metal type options: 10k, 14k, 18k white or yellow gold or platinum. The stud earring style # ST991 is available in 8 different sizes including .24, .32, .50, .76, 1.00, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0 total carat weight. The push backs and four prong setting will hold each stone secure in this clean and classic design. Create the ideal price when you select the diamond quality from six different diamond qualities to create your personal pair of stylish diamond stud earrings.
There are many other earring styles to choose and customize including the glamorous diamond drop earrings, fashionable diamond hoop earrings, and designer diamond stud earrings. You can even add gemstones to your stud earrings to have the best of both – shimmering diamonds and vibrant gemstones! Have a blast choosing the best pair or two of earrings that fit your personality, from the leading manufacturer of fine jewelry! Browse the entire collection of earrings and other fine jewelry today at www.anjolee.com!
What are you currently smitten with?
xoxox,
CC

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Stud for All Seasons...


Darlings, tis’ the season to be jolly they say, but tis’ also the season to be cold! So women across the land are thanking god for online retail this winter and the fact that we can now pretty much do (read: buy!) anything from home, cuddled up in UGGs with a nice cup of tea, or mulled wine—as you wish.
VOGUE.com clearly knows how it’s done as they decided to organise “Fashion’s Night In” this year – the online version of their already famous Fashion’s Night Out. A whole host of online retailers showed their wears and brought the concept of online shopping to the fore of our winter minds as we clicked away from the comfort of our homes. Purrrrfection. Seventy Seven Diamonds had a run on daisy, pear and heart-shaped studs proving that as the song goes...it may be winter outside...but in my heart its spring. Indeed it’s unsurprising that women want a little memento of the warmer months when it gets chilly...and while you can’t wear linen post-September and have to put aside your canvas tote...diamonds are indeed forever...and whether daisy or snowflake-shaped, a great pair of stud earrings will remain visible above the mountain of polo necks and scarves....and put the spring back in bling!

xoxox,
CC