Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jewelry Television Winter Clearance

One of our favorite places, Jewelry Television is having a Winter Clearance sale! If you haven't visited Jewelry Television you're definitely missing out. They have jewelry to fit every budget. If you are in the market for a $78k garnet stone...Jewelry Television has it! Or perhaps you are looking for a Valentine's gift (hint hint) for under $50...yup, Jewelry Television has that too!

But we're going to hang out in the Jewelry Television clearance section today! What I love about the Jewelry Television site is that you can buy lose stones as well as whole pieces. With gemstone engagement rings growing in popularity, JTV is a place you can go to in search of quality stones to add to your custom band/setting.

Here is a 2.5ct aquamarine stone for just $119

And how cute is this here? 1.65ctw Blue topaz with diamond accent slide (chain included) for a low $24.99

I'm going to go back to browsing the JTV site...talk to you later!

site: JewelryTelevision.com

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Personalized Name Plate Jewelry - Blast from the past

Name jewelry was very popular when I was a teen (the early to mid 90's)...I had two nameplates to be exact. One of my BFF's had a totally tricked out nameplate. It had to be AT LEAST 3 inches tall with her name in diamonds and sapphire (her birthstone). If I remember correctly, it cost roughly $600...and she worked hard to get it. Had I known it was going to be such a popular trend now, 17 years later - I would have saved all my pieces!!

I've noticed the designs are still the same - but the bling has just gone to a whole 'nother level!

I particularly like this Diamond Name plate necklace

Look at the diamonds on this personalized design! And it can be all yours for a pawltry $1295 thru $1695 (depending on the length of your name) LOL

How about this one...the popular personalized two (2) finger ring worn by Audrina and Lauren from The Hills! These are actually a lot more affordable with prices ranging between $95.00 and $425.00

All pieces are available at PersonalizedBoutique.com

Designer Spotlight: Gerard Yosca

Gerard Yosca designs include a mix of contemporary and tradtional jewelry pieces. It's definitely a more high end of costume jewelry - but impressive considering the price point.

Women's goldtone bow bracelet - available at Bloomies for $150

Women's Pearl Drop Earrings also available at Bloomies $190

Lovely Gerard Yosca Crystal & Blue estate earrings in a chandelier style Available at Copper Beetle for $150

Prom Jewelry

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's Prom Time 2009!

The beginning of the year typically marks the frenzy that is High School Prom season! Though I graduated high school 13 years ago, I remember my prom like it was yesterday! Without a doubt - it is one of the best evenings of a teen girls high school career.

There are tons of great informational sites out there to help the teen in your life plan for prom - one site we happened upon is Prom-Dresses2009.com: Assisting you in planning the perfect prom night. It seems like they have tons of information, articles and links to help along the way.

I remember planning for my prom - and trust me, the internet was no where nears as valuable a resource as it is now! So check out our listings of sites devoted to making Prom 2009 the best!

~ Prom Dresses 2009
~ Best Prom Dresses
~ Rissy Roos Prom Dresses
~ Magic Moments Prom

Plus Size Prom Dresses, Prom Themes, Affordable Prom Dresses

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Designer Spotlight: Emanuel Ungaro

The French know fashion. And Emanuel Ungaro knows France. Ungaro was born in Aix-En-Provence in 1933, after his Italian parents relocated to the French countryside. From an early age, Ungaro showed an innate love for clothing and learned sewing techniques from his father. At 22, however, the fledgling designer wanted something more and moved to Paris to immerse himself in the epicenter of elegance.
Ungaro apprenticed at Cristobal Balenciaga and then at Courreges, where he mastered the art of haute couture and honed his eye for subtlest style twists. Though working under the auspices of these masters, Ungaro developed his own distinct aesthetic-one marked by soft silhouettes and seductive details. In 1965, he opened the doors to his own fashion house in Paris and in 1968 he launched his inaugural ready-to-wear collection. Today, Esteban Cortazar acts as head designer of Emanuel Ungaro, creating collections that link the romance of Parisian soirees with the sleekness of modern style, reminding us that truly great fashion is something to celebrate.

Emanuel by Emanuel Ungaro Women's Herringbone jacket from Overstock.com : Just $59.99

Emanuel Ungaro Wrap Front Dress from Net-A-Porter $1900

Collection: S/S 2009 Fashion Show