Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Powering Through The Holiday Lull

Its pretty quiet out there right now. The morning commute is a bit quicker with less cars on the road. Phones aren't ringing as often as they usually do. Long vacations and much needed rest are the only things on some people's minds right now. We believe in taking time for yourself and being with your family and we've been doing that during this holiday season. However we're also still working.

Chris Brogan recently blogged about this time of year and how it can be used to bring things together and set a person up to start the new year in great shape. Here at Luxury Brand Group we're wrapping up some great projects and beginning the motions for programs in the new year. Productivity is high right now and there are some exciting things coming up real soon that we can't wait to share with you.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

NJ StyleFile: Engaged to hue | National Jeweler

National Jeweler added another post to their NJ StyleFile recently featuring some great colored stone jewelry.

If you check out their site you can see a 14-karat yellow and white gold ring with garnet center and diamond accents by Ostbye.  You will also find an 18-karat white gold ring with aquamarine center and sides stones with pave diamonds.  Two really great pieces from Ostbye and Christian Tse.

Ostbye garnet gold ringChristian Tse aquamarine gold ring
Left: Ostbye, Right: Christian Tse

NJ StyleFile: Engaged to hue | National Jeweler

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

evelynH Jewelry Cometes Cuff seen on Skating With The Stars

Laurie Ann Gibson Skating With The Stars

The evelynH Jewelry Cometes Cuff with Tahitian Pearls was worn on Skating With The Stars last night by judge Laurie Ann Gibson.  In 2007 evelynH Jewelry won the North American Tahitian Pearl trophy for this piece and it has been popular ever since.  The cuff is 18K white gold with Tahitian pearls, diamonds and sapphires.

iDazzle says Tiffany Chou's clam necklace is a Gift Obsession

iDazzle has Tiffany Chou's clam necklace listed as a gift obsession on their website right now.  At just $45 this is a fun and affordable piece of jewelry to gift or keep for yourself.

iDazzle Tiffany Chou

Christian Tse Radiance timepiece in Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine

In the latest Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine with Annalynne McCord on the cover, you can find a big beautiful photograph along with details of a Christian Tse Radiance watch.  Check out the online Beverly Hills Lifestyle and turn to page 73 for the spread.

Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine Christian Tse

Ostbye men's jewelry in December InStore

In the latest issue of InStore you will find a great picture of Ostbye's stainless steel men's necklace.

InStore Ostbye Stainless Steel Necklace

JCK: Erica Courtney's Zultanite Expedition

JCK recently reported on jewelry designer Erica Courtney's visit to Turkey where the only Zultanite® mine in the world can be found.  Zultanite is a diaspore, or color-changing, stone that is making waves in the jewelry industry.  Read more on JCK's blog about Erica's Zultanite visit.

Erica Courtney Zultanite Ring

Audrey Magazine TGIFree Friday with Tiffany Chou

The Audrey Magazine TGIFree Friday Giveaway is featuring Tiffany Chou jewelry and the promotion is still going.  Check out their page for more details.

Tiffany Chou clam necklace

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

JIC features Christian Tse Sliced Gemstones in recent media tour

The Jewelry Information Center recently went on a media tour with local NBC affiliates discussing the hot trends in fall jewelry fashion. Helena Krodel and Amanda Gizzi gave a great rundown of the latest looks this season. Large gemstone fashion rings and large pendants are a big hit lately and the featured Christian Tse's Sliced Gemstones in these videos below.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Vampd Magazine anniversary issue has Christian Tse jewelry inside

Christian Tse bangle and earrings
Vampd Magazine
Vampd Magazine has a gorgeous new anniversary issue available now allowing users to flip through the pages digitally on their site.  Inside you can find two great placements of Christian Tse jewelry.  In the screenshot above (click to enlarge) you'll find their great bangles on the left and yellow gold earrings on the right. adds Christian Tse watches to its Bridal Planning Tips section

Christian Tse watches on added Christian Tse watches to its Bridal Planning Tips section last week.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christian Tse Radiance watch in Audrey Magazine

Christian Tse watch Audrey Magazine

In the Winter 2010/2011 issue of Audrey magazine you can find one of Christian Tse's Radiance watches in the "Audrey Style" section.  Their focus in this segment is Art Deco inspired designs and you can really see the influence in this watch.  

Amore & Baci begins 'Bead of The Week' on Facebook

Amore & Baci Facebook
The Amore & Baci Facebook fan page has started posting pictures from its vast product lineup on a weekly basis.  Visitors are also encouraged to post pictures of their jewelry and the creations they've come up with using Amore & Baci beads and jewelry.  If you aren't already a fan, check it out.

Amore & Baci beads and jewelry are made in Italy and are of great quality.  Amore & Baci in the United States is distributed exclusively through Ostbye through a growing number of its retail partners.  For more information check out the Ostbye website and 'like' the Amore & Baci Facebook fan page.

Ostbye, Christian Tse and Michelle Valadon in Engagement 101 Magazine

Engagement 101 Magazine

In the latest issue of Engagement 101 Magazine, Ostbye, Christian Tse could be found throughout the pages.  Michelle Valadon's 'Lady Lace' earrings made the cover of this issue.

Ostbye Engagement Ring

Christian Tse Bracelet
Christian Tse

Christian Tse Engagement Ring
Christian Tse

Christian Tse Engagement Ring
Christian Tse

Engagement 101 Cover
Michelle Valadon

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Skating With The Stars decked out in fantastic jewelry

Johnny Weir Christian Tse Watch
Last night ABC's Skating With The Stars was full of amazing jewelry from some of our favorite designers.  Judge Johnny Weir wore a 'Radiance' Chronometer watch by Christian Tse.  Johnny liked the watch so much that he tweeted about it after the show.  As you can see in the picture we've posted, it matched his outfit perfectly.

One of Johnny's fellow judges, Laurie Ann Gibson wore two rings on one hand by two fabulous designers.  Laurie wore the Michelle Valadon 'Kitty at Play' ring which can be found on her website.  In addition to that, she also wore Evelyn H's Carousel ring.  How one hand could handle so much beauty we still can't fathom.  Have a look at the pictures of Laurie which call out each ring.

Laurie Ann Gibson Michelle Valadon Ring
Michelle Valadon - 'Kitty at Play' Ring

Laurie Ann Gibson evelynH Jewelry ring
Evelyn H - Carousel Ring

JIC adds three Ostbye pieces to its consumer design gallery

Ostbye JIC Design Gallery
The Jewelry Information Center recently added three product shots of Ostbye engagement rings and wedding bands to its consumer design gallery.  Visitors to the site are able to view an image of the pieces, send them to a friend via email, give each piece a vote, and add it to a wish list.

Popularity of Michelle Valadon Burlesque inspired jewelry continues

Michelle Valadon Pendant
Michelle Valadon's collection of jewelry inspired by the movie Burlesque, staring Cher and Christina Aguilera, is popular in the press these days.  Check out JCK Online's article about jewelry that fits well with the movie where they talk about Michelle's pendant.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Evelyn H Squared Ring on Skating With The Stars and Dancing With The Stars

Laurie Ann Gibson Carrie Ann Inaba

The Evelyn H Squared Ring was seen on TV twice in as many days on Skating With The Stars judge Lauri Ann Gibson and Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba

Burlesque Inspired Jewelry by Michelle Valadon featured on The Jewelry Brief

Michelle Valadon's Burlesque inspired jewelry collection, 'Show A Lil Mystery' was recently featured on The Jewelry Brief

Jewelry Brief Michelle Valadon

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ostbye Retains LBG

Ostbye Retains the Marketing Services of Luxury Brand GroupOstbye Wedding Rings Set

Minneapolis-based jewelry manufacturer and distributor, Ostbye, announced today that it has retained the services of Southern California-based brand communications agency, Luxury Brand Group. Luxury Brand Group will handle all media relations, media planning and buying, social media, product placement, new collection launches, celebrity endorsement, creative direction and special projects on behalf of Ostbye and their Ultra-Blue manufacturing brand.
Ostbye, founded in 1920 in downtown Minneapolis, has cemented its status as one of the leading manufacturers of bridal and fashion jewelry. Through the years, Ostbye has always stayed true to its mission of exemplary quality, service and value. Ostbye’s comprehensive collections and divisions include bridal jewelry, anniversary bands, fashion jewelry, family jewelry, women’s and men’s diamond jewelry, pendants, earrings, rings and beads.
“We are very pleased to be working with Luxury Brand Group and having them represent our long-standing brand. We chose Luxury Brand Group for their true understanding of today’s consumer and the fine jewelry industry,” stated Craig MacBean, President of Ostbye. “We trust Luxury Brand Group to create and execute intriguing marketing initiatives and effective media strategies to build our brand awareness.”
Luxury Brand Group will also be evaluating Ostbye’s current marketing programs and developing better uses of their budget spending. In addition, the agency will implement a strategic PR plan, which has not been done in the past, to heighten awareness of Ostbye’s extensive product line offerings and their retail partners.
Frank Proctor, Principal of Luxury Brand Group states, “We are extremely excited to represent such a highly-respected jewelry brand that has stood the test of time and has continued to grow despite a challenging marketplace. With Ostbye, we have a chance to apply our philosophies and strategies to help them grow in both the retail and consumer sector, further building their brand overtime and ultimately gaining increased market share for each of their product lines.”
Check out this news featured on Instore Online and JQ International Online

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Zultanite jewelry was featured on Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba

Zultanite is relatively new on the scene but its already making a big impact. Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba wore zultanite jewelry on the most recent episode.

Zultanite is rare. It only comes from a single mine in Turkey. Its also a color changer which means different lighting conditions will change its color dramatically. Here in our office we've seen what it will do while in fluorescent office lights, and then outside in natural sunlight. Candlelight will also change its color. Depending on the lighting, a rich brown, orange, green or red can be seen. Its really quite a stone and unlike any you'll ever see.
Carrie Ann Inaba
Carrie Ann Inaba
Carrie Ann InabaCarrie Ann Inaba

Lisa Loeb wears EvelynH's Carousal ring to the PFLAG Event at the London Hotel

Lisa Loeb PFLAG event features Ostbye jewelry for Breast Cancer month

iDazzle OstbyeiDazzle Ostbye

Designer Michelle Valadon keeps getting love from Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba

Carrie Ann Inaba rocked Michelle Valadon's Ooh La La Rose earrings.. check this out..Carrie Ann InabaCarrie Ann Inaba

Dancing With The Stars judge, Carrie Ann Inaba, wears Michelle Valadon jewelry

Michelle Valadon's Kity at Play ring was worn by judge Carrie Ann Inaba on Dancing with the Stars and she Loved it!!!!Dancing With The Stars JudgesCarrie Ann Inaba puts Designer Spotlight on Christian Tse writes "mad genius designer is closely watched by stylists and celebrities for his innovative color combinations and exquisite workmanship" about our beloved Christian Tse!
Check out the article to knock your socks off...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Can someone please Manage My Life?

Swirl Clock
"Today, more people have less time for every day tasks."

Let Maerita Cooper of Manage My Life NYC make your life more simple by providing you exceptional time management and organization. She has a thorough network of professional resources countrywide, and although she is New York City based, she caters to clients throughout the United States.

Manage My Life NYC offers a variety of professional time-management and organization services. This list touches on the services that she offers, but is by no means a complete list of what is possible.

  • Home / office organization
  • Administrative services
  • Relocation services - moving made easy / set-up and home decorating
  • Personal shopping / wardrobe consulting
  • Corporate gifts / thank-you gifts
  • Dinner reservations and recommendations
  • Theatre / movie tickets
  • Dinner parties / office parties / event planning
  • Catering arrangements
  • Travel arrangements
  • Car service / transportation arrangements
  • Floral / gift basket arrangements
  • Goodie bags
  • Gift wrapping
  • Run errands
  • Grocery shopping
  • Personal training and Yoga arrangements
  • Home / office cleaning services
  • Locating hard-to find items and collectibles

Contact Manage My Life NYC for a free consultation:

Telephone: 949.887.7586


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Prepare to be I-DAZZLED....

Engagement Ring

LBG has a must-read jewelry blog...and it's called idazzle. The site is filled with tips, trends and jewelry designer interviews. Once you click it will become your go-to jewelry resource. If you are looking for in-depth, unbiased information about jewelry and from a jewelry's the place for you! Check it out!