Wednesday, July 27, 2011

JCK Shows A Hint Of Whats To Come From Christian Tse

If you were at the JCK show in Las Vegas this year and didn't stop by the Christian Tse booth, here's your chance to see just two of the incredible pieces he had on hand. Take it from us, this is just a hint of whats to come. Since the show, Christian has been finishing up even more knock-out pieces and you should be seeing them in the pages of your favorite publications in the next few months.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Knot: Christian Tse Earrings

The Knot's Fall 2011 issue is out on stands now and inside you can find a great spread on bridal fashion for the new season. On this page you can find Christian Tse's awesome earrings complimenting this bridal gown perfectly! Enjoy.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cosmopolitan Loves Tiffany Chou

Cosmo's Auguest 2011 issue has Tiffany Chou all over it! They've even redone a photo shoot from a previous issue that featured one of Tiffany's sea-life inspired necklaces. Tiffany Chou's jewelry is fast becoming a favorite of fashion and lifestyle magazines across the US. This is just one of the latest places you can see her collection in print.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Zultanite Is One Of GIA's Favorite New Gem Stones

erica courtney zultanite ring

GIA's 4C's blog recently stated that one of their favorite new jewelry pieces was this Zultanite ring by jewelry designer Erica Courtney. The 18 karat gold ring features a large Zultanite center stone with diamond accents. We agree with GIA, this piece is awesome!

Engagement 101: Erica Courtney's Engagement Rings

Erica Courtney is a busy woman. She's got incredible jewelry collections with some truly show stopping pieces and she also just launched a QVC collection to bring our designs to the world. Engagement 101 had a great article about another project Erica is passionate about; engagement rings. Erica first started designing engagement rings when her son Josh became engaged to his fiance. 50% of all the couples Erica designs for have women who have direct input into design elements they want to see in their future engagement ring.

Be sure to "Like" the Drop Dead Gorgeous Facebook Fan Page for more news and updates from Erica Courtney.

Monday, July 18, 2011

National Jeweler: Erica Courtney Unveils QVC Collection

National Jeweler article

Buzz about Erica Courtney's new QVC Diamondique collection is spreading like wildfire! National Jeweler has a great wrap-up of the details. Erica's new collection "Love, Erica" is made with the same passion for design as her couture line, but at a price point more accessible to all people. Consisting of sterling silver and Diamondique stones, the "Love, Erica" collection sparked a flurry of talk across the Internet with savvy shoppers. Check out NJ's full article for more info.

Jewelers Mutual Listed As A Top 50 Insurance Company

The Ward Group has just released its list of the top 50 insurance companies and Jewelers Mutual has made the list for the third time. Previously listed in 2005 and 2006, Jewelers Mutual has made a return to the list for 2011.

Criteria that insurance companies must meet to be considered for Ward’s 50 include surplus and premiums of at least $50 million for each of the five years analyzed, net income and adjusted net income in at least four of the last five years, and compound annual growth in premiums between 10 percent and 40 percent.

Jewelers Mutual, founded in 1913, specializes exclusively in jewelry insurance in the U.S. and Canada, covering manufacturers, repair businesses, craftsmen, custom designers, retailers, artisans, appraisers, wholesalers, bench jewelers and individuals.

National Jeweler article covering Ward Group's top 50 Insurance Companies

JCK article covering Ward Group's top 50 Insurance Companies.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ostbye becomes official distributor & manufacturer for two Dangler Studios’ brands

(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) - Ostbye and Dangler Studios are pleased to announce Ostbye is now the official distributor and manufacturer for the iconic Diamond Marriage Symbol and Christian Marriage Symbol brands originally created by Dangler Studios. The Director of Brand Development for Danglers Studios, David Ramirez, has been appointed the National Sales Manager for Ostbye. Ostbye will manufacture and produce the Diamond Marriage Symbol and Christian Marriage Symbol jewelry in their U.S. headquarters based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

With over 25+ years experience in the fine jewelry industry, David Ramirez served as the Director of Brand Development for Dangler Studios, preceded by a seven year tenure with Diamond Promotion Service. He brings the experience of the Dangler brand’s culture to Ostbye and will continue to enrich Ostbye customer relationships through comprehensive jewelry offerings and strong marketing support.

Ramirez will lead the Ostbye sales force to further increase distribution and market the following brands: Ostbye Bridal, Celebration Collection™, Ladies Diamond, Wedding Bands, Men’s Collection, Pendants and Earrings, Pizazz™, Diva Diamonds®, Little Diva®, Reflections of Color®, Reflections of Love®, Diamond Marriage Symbol® and Christian Marriage Symbol® Jewelry.

"We are excited to welcome David Ramirez to our team and to introduce the Diamond and Christian Marriage Symbol collections into our comprehensive jewelry lines," President of Ostbye, Craig MacBean stated. "We know David’s extensive experience within the jewelry industry, along with the strength of the Dangler studio brands, will help complement and offer a wider-range selection of merchandise for our retail jewelry customers."

Dan Bredow, recently named the National Sales Manager for the OstbyeBlue Division of Ostbye, will continue to work with Amore & Baci®, Amore Jr.® , Lotopia®, She™ and most recently Brosway Collections.

Paul and Mary Lou Dangler, the creators and designers of Danger Studios, will now shift their focus to conceiving new trademarks, developing products that exemplify the brand story and creating the support materials to sell them.

Ostbye, founded in 1920 in downtown Minneapolis, has cemented its status as one of the leading manufacturers of bridal and fashion jewelry. Through the four generations of family-owned leadership, Ostbye has always stayed true to its mission of exemplary quality, service and value. Ostbye and OstbyeBlue’s comprehensive collections and divisions include bridal jewelry, anniversary bands, fashion jewelry, family jewelry, women’s and men’s diamond jewelry, colored gemstone jewelry, pendants, earrings, rings and beads.

For more information on Ostbye, visit or call 866-553-1515.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Anne Sweeney, President Of ABC Wears Erica Courtney and Daniel Gibbings

Anne Sweeney, the president of ABC Television attended and hosted the BAFTA Brits to Watch event over the week. We're sure you've already heard, but uber famous newlyweds Prince William and Kate were guests of honor at the event. With such a distinguished guest list you can imagine Anne needed to be wearing equally distinguished designers.

Anne chose to wear Erica Courtney's gold bangles on each wrist and they really complimented her elegant dress. For earring, Anne selected a pair of Daniel Gibbings Zultanite earrings which glinted in the late afternoon sun as she arrived.

Having spoken to Anne's stylist today we are happy to report that she was extremely happy with her jewelry choices. Seeing you sparkle on the red carpet makes us happy too Anne! You did a great job as hostess and looked stunning while doing it.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Erica Courtney Unveiling A Brand New QVC Diamondique Collection

QVC and Erica Courtney are joining forces to bring a brand new collection as part of QVC's Diamondique collection to the airwaves in a couple of days. Each piece was designed by Erica Courtney and will now be available to the masses on QVC. What better way to introduce the collection than through Erica herself. Check out this video.