Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Couture: Cuff 'Em Dano


In Couture's latest trend report, Charriol's unique cable cuffs with diamonds have been featured. We're just days away from the Couture show and the build up is reaching a fever pitch. If you happen to be attending the Couture show, please stop by the Montrachet ballroom to visit Charriol and preview their collections.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

DeLatori Jewelry On Dancing With The Stars Finale

Did you see the final episode for this season's Dancing With The Stars? Carrie Ann Inaba, one of the judges on the show and a favorite of ours when it comes to her fashion choices was DECKED OUT in some awesome jewelry. On her left wrist she wore stackable bangles from DeLatori's Pompeii collection. This collection is inspired by the art, architecture and lifestyle of Italy's most famous lost civilization. Have a look at the rest of their collection on their website.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Couture: Green With Envy

Couture's blog recently featured some trends they anticipate for the upcoming show in Las Vegas this year. We're just two weeks away from Couture 2011, and already the trends are starting to emerge.

Big trend this year? GREEN. Green comes in many shades but it also a way of life. Zultanite, an ethically mined gem stone from Turkey is both green in color and green in responsibility to the environment. After all, for every tree that needs to be removed during the mining process, TEN are planted.

Erica Courtney, well known for her love of color, has featured Zultanite quite heavily in her collection. She'll be at Couture showing off the amazing pieces you see above along with more from her Drop Dead Gorgeous collection.

And of course, we'll be at the Vegas shows as well. Make sure to follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates and tweets from the show floor.

Monday, May 23, 2011

JCK: Ostbye Pendant Among Top 15 Platinum Designs

Ostbye's 'Branch Dressing' platinum pendant was named one of the top 15 platinum designs by JCK this week on their website. This design features .10 cts tw of diamonds set in a stunning branch design platinum pendant. In addition to the great design is the price! Just $1,560 retail. With metal prices being what they are, this amazing fashion statement is priced extremely well.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

JCK Online: Christian Tse's Wild Orchid Cuff


Unbelievable! Just look at this one of a kind cuff by Christian Tse. The Wild Orchid cuff with 20 cts. of colorless diamonds and 8 cts. of pink sapphires is a hand made creation that took nearly three months to create. We're used to seeing some amazing things from Christian Tse, but this piece goes above and beyond.

And by the way, we hear this is just a hint of what's to come...

Las Vegas Show Season... Here Again

The Las Vegas trade show season is upon us! Now, we've been to the trade shows in other industries but aside from the common side themes (hunting for softer carpet, free food and finding a trash can) the jewelry industry really does pull out all the stops.

Luxury Brand Group will be at several of the big shows in Las Vegas this year and we'll be tweeting live from the show floor! Follow us at Twitter.com/LuxuryBrandPR

Some highlights for you to consider should you be going to the shows are:

Charriol & DeLatori in the Montrachet Ballroom

Zultanite Designers

  • Daniel Gibbings - Salon 623
  • Erica Courtney - Salon 120
  • Rhonda Faber Green - Salon 513A
  • Stephen Webster - Salon 126
Christian Tse in the Design Center at booth S10919

Ostbye in the Plumb Club at booth 725

Speaking Engagement by Gavin Linsell of Zultanite - Beautiful, Ethical, Natural & Rare: The Mine To Market Story Of Zultanite.
Sunday June 5th, 11:15AM. Tradewinds CD, sponsored by Rio Tinto

You can send us tweets to connect with us during the show as well. We'll be posting pictures and updates from the show floor so please keep in touch and stay tuned.

National Jeweler 10X Blog: Animal Instincts

National Jeweler's 10X Blog has been on fire lately with some great content. Everything from celebrity news to today's latest post about animal inspired jewelry pieces. Christian Tse's Turtle ring and Bird ring are both featured in the article along with Evelyn H's Original Sin Cufflinks.
They also featured Tiffany Chou's On The Rocks bangle (seen below). What a great article. Be sure to keep up with their posts and of course, check back here for the latest.

Friday, May 13, 2011

evelynH. Launches Forever Sunshine In Partnership With American Cancer Society

Los Angeles, CA— Award-winning designer, Evelyn Huang, of evelynH. Jewelry is pleased to announce the launch of The Forever Sunshine Project. Evelyn and her company have partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS) by creating a gorgeous symbolic fine jewelry necklace and lapel pin to support the charity and are donating 90% of net proceeds to the organization. ACS has the mission to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

The Forever Sunshine Project was created to honor a very close personal friend of Evelyn and her husband Michael Huang, Ms. Fanny Sun, a very special human being that passed away last year from her battle with Thymic Carcinoma. Fanny, whom friends fondly called Mao Mao, was a great supporter of various causes and was a pillar of strength and encouragement for so many who knew her.

“Ms. Fanny Sun was a very dear friend of my husband Michael and I, and we wanted to be able to give back and live by the examples of kindness, love and giving that she set in her personal life. “ Evelyn continues, “We are optimistic this project will be that little package of sunshine for anyone who needs it.

The custom designed necklace and lapel pin feature a very intricate and complex symbolic meaning. The center features a 12mm turquoise amazonite bead representing hope and a small yellow sapphire below the bead that symbolizes the drop of courage found in all of us. There are wings surrounding the center amazonite bead which represent the guardian angle that carries hope forward and watches over because no one faces cancer alone. There’s a delicate heart shape at the top of the wings which represents a greater love. On the opposite side of the wings there is 18 karat gold representing the ray of sunshine that will shine even when all seems dark. The necklace and lapel pin are set in 925 silver and retail online at www.ForeverSunshine.org for $99.00 each.

To learn more about this project, please visit www.ForeverSunshine.org. To learn more about the American Cancer Society, contact 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org

For additional information, images or to schedule an interview with Evelyn Huang, please contact Jen Cullen Williams of Luxury Brand Group at jen@luxbrandgroup.com or 562-296-5990.

National Jeweler: May Is Gold Month

May is Gold Month and National Jeweler has some great pieces on display to show off gold's amazing color. Take DeLatori's 18-karat gold over sterling silver bracelet with natural turquoise for example. This stunning piece has amazing detail on the outside AND the inside. Check out that detail on the inside of the bracelet. Just amazing!

Ostbye's All Over JCK: May 2011

Ostbye is ALL OVER the May 2011 JCK issue. Above you'll see a 14k white gold rhodolite garnet and diamond ring along with a quote from Ostbye's man in charge, Craig MacBean.

The Ostbye Men's collection is also feature in the product showcase section of the issue. The Men's collection has been really popular with its entry price point of $35.

And finally, check out this lovely platinum pendant from Ostbye with an attractive "entry level platinum" price point of $1560.

For more information please visit the Ostbye website.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

National Jeweler: Cee Lo Green Buys DeLatori Jewelry

Singer and TV show singing judge Cee Lo Green was spotted purchasing DeLatori jewelry in Las Vegas in April, there on location to sheet the music video for his song, “I Want You.”

Green’s purchases included an 18-karat and sterling silver ring with yellow quartz and white topaz (below), retailing for $325.

Full story at National Jeweler's blog 10X.

JCK: Ostbye Brings Brosway Italia To The US

Italian fashion jewelry brand, Brosway, has been brought to the US by Ostbye, the Minneapolis based jewelry manufacturer you've seen many times on our blog. This brings whole new collections of Italian fashion jewelry to our shores. Check out the full story on JCK.

Brooke Burke Wears Christian Tse to Operation Smile

Brooke Burke was spotted at the Operation Smile event which she hosted in New York. Brooke's been wearing a lot of Christian Tse lately. Great taste Ms. Burke!

National Jeweler: Rhonda Faber Green Zultanite Filigree Earrings

Filigree is on its way back into popular demand in Jewelry according to National Jeweler and jewelry and style expert, Michael O'Connor. Both cite Rhonda Faber Green's Zultanite earrings as an example of filigree's beautiful return to the scene. Check out their full article.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

JCK: Making Kate Middleton's Earring Look Your Own

Prince William and Kate Middleton were married last week amidst huge fanfare and an outpouring of happiness around the world. Second only to the wedding itself was the fashion! Large hats, great gowns, military uniforms, and of course, Kate's earrings.

Rather than copy Kate's style exactly, why not take inspiration from those earrings and seek out some great pieces that look different?

Above you can see Charriol's fabulous 18-karat gold and stainless steel earrings. This pair features a great cable twist in its design making it a really unique piece.

JCK also featured Ostbye's sterling silver earrings from the Diva Diamonds collection. This pair also features two small diamonds to give them that extra bit of flash.

Dancing With The Stars Chock Full of Jewelry

Last night's episode of Dancing With The Stars pulled out all the stops when it comes to the jewelry seen on the hosts and judges. Above you can see Evelyn H's awesome cuff wrapped around the wrist of one of our favorite stars, Brooke Burke.

Judge Bruno Tonioli was seen sporting this Christian Tse Prismatic Timepiece on his wrist as he called the dance moves.
And finally, the lovely Carrie Ann Inaba wore this beautiful ring by Daniel Gibbings featuring a large Zultanite stone. Zultanite is relatively new on the scene but is becoming a favorite of celebrities for its versitility through color change!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Royal Wedding, Royal Jewels, Erica Courtney Tiara On JCK

JCK gathered up some very regal jewelry pieces in a recent article inspired by the recent royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Check out this 5.0 cts. tw platinum and colorless diamond tiara by Erica Courtney. Definitely fit for a royal.

INDESIGN: Couture Sketchbook

Wow! How often do you get to see the drawings and sketches designers use to come up with the concept for their pieces? INDESIGN's latest issue features a Couture sketchbook featuring Zultanite designers Erica Courtney, Rhonda Faber Green and Stephen Webster.

Cee Lo Green Spotted Purchasing DeLatori Jewelry

Singer Cee-Lo Green purchasing DeLatori jewelry at Caesars Exclusively in Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nevada. Cee-Lo is currently one of the judges and mentors for contestants on the singing TV show The Voice. He was in Las Vegas shooting his new music video “I Want You” with six dancers from the Jubilee! Show.

Cee-Lo Green purchased:

DeLatori 18K over Sterling Silver Ring with Yellow Drusy Quartz and White Topaz - $325

DeLatori 18K over Sterling Silver Necklace with Yellow Drusy Quartz and White Topaz- $450

Great choices Cee Lo Green!

InColor Magazine Features Zultanite Pieces

In Color Magazine's segment about trends and trade shows -- color in Tucson -- features a couple of great Zultanite pieces. In the scan posted above you can see Daniel Gibbings' Zultanite ring along with Erica Courtney's Zultanite earrings. The article is a great wrap up of all the color seen in jewelry at the Tucson show. Colored gemstones and jewelry featuring them have been a hugely popular trend for the past year with celebrities and practically dripping in the finest colored gem stone jewelry on all the red carpets.

National Jeweler: Blues And Greens Settle In For Spring

Check out National Jeweler's Spring story about blue and green jewelry. DeLatori's 18-karat vermeil and sterling silver earrings with turquoise retail for $450 and are a great look for Spring.

Erica Courtney's stunning zultanite ring with 18-karat gold, diamonds, pink sapphires retails for $36,000 and is a real knock out!