The Top Jewels that Sparkled in Cannes, 2017

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The Cannes Film Festival is arguably one of the best showcases for the top international jewelry houses to showcase their finest and brightest gems and designs for the world to see.

This 12-day festival brings out the most exceptional designs and creations from the likes of Chopard to Harry Winston.

It’s where you can see leading ladies like Charlize Theron and Jessica Chastain as well as ingénues like Dakota Fanning and Rihanna parading down the red carpet in the latest couture gowns and decadent jewels.

Here are the best jewels from the most revered jewelry houses that were showcased on the festival’s red carpet.

CHOPARD:

The jewelry house has a deep history with the Festival as it’s been the official partner and designer of the coveted Palme d’Or trophy awarded to the most critically-acclaimed movie. This year, the buzz on the red carpet was their collaboration with music super-star Rihanna.

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Singer Rihanna wore emerald, rock crystal quartz and diamond earrings, a black nephrite and diamond bracelet with a 31.95-carat emerald, three emerald and diamond rings and a floral bracelet set with diamonds, all from the Rihanna Loves Chopard High Jewellery collection, at the premiere of the movie ‘Okja’.

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Model Adriana Lima wore a diamond bib by Chopard at the screening of the film ‘Loveless’.

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Actress Miriam Odemba wore a titanium and white gold necklace with kunzites, beryls, tanzanites and diamonds, and matching earrings, from the Red Carpet collection by Chopard.

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Karolina Kurkova wore a sapphire and diamond necklace from the High Jewellery Collection from Chopard at the premiere of ‘Based on a True Story’.

Actress Juliette Binoche wore platinum and diamond earrings by Chopard.

Actress Elizabeth Olsen wore diamond flower stud earrings by Chopard. We simply adore the placement of these earrings.

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This jewelry house showcased some of the best and boldest designs to hit the red carpet with their use of brilliant colored stones.

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Model Hailey Baldwin wore stunning drop earrings set with white and brown diamonds, and edged with citrine briolettes.

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Model Jenaye Noah wore a pair of exquisite de Grisogono chandelier earrings that glowed with oval-cut citrines from their Melody of Colours collection. A perfect compliment to her vibrant blue gown.

BVLGARI

This iconic jewelry house showcased their classic Serpenti jewelry and picked up major press when actress and model Emily Ratajkowski was photographed wearing their pieces both on the red carpet and on her personal Instagram.

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Model Bella Hadid wore a Bulgari High Jewellery Serpenti necklace and bracelet in white gold.

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Model and Actress Emily Ratajkowski combined two Bulgari necklaces, one comprised of pearls, rubellites and diamonds from the High Jewelry Collection and the other pendant necklace made with diamonds, emerald and rubies.

BOUCHERON

The design house had some of the most striking statement-making pieces to hit the red carpet at Cannes. Actress Salma Hayek’s necklace rendered us both breathless and speechless!

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Actress Salma Hayek wore the Baïkal necklace with a 78.33-carat Santa Maria aquamarine, moonstones, Akoya pearls and diamonds from the new Hiver Impérial High Jewellery collection by Boucheron

Model Laetitia Casta paired the Lumière de Nuit diamond and pearl earrings from Boucheron’s Hiver Impérial High Jewellery collection with her gown at the premiere of The Meyerowitz Stories in Cannes

De Beers

The classic diamond jewelry house is known for their slogan “a diamond is forever” .This year, Chinese movie actress and taste maker Fan Bingbing embodies the classic elegance of Hollywood that the brand is synonymous with as she modelled a coveted collection of jewels from the house.

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Fan Bingbing wore the Arpeggia five-line earrings, bracelet and Aria ring at the ‘Amant Double’ premiere.

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At the closing of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, actress Jessica Chastain, Piaget’s International Brand ambassador since 2015, paired her show-stopping gown with earrings in white gold set with diamonds from Piaget’s new High Jewellery collection Sunlight Journey.

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Model CoCo Rocha wore earrings in white gold set with diamonds, blue sapphires and black opal from the new High Jewellery Collection Sunlight Journey.

Another noteworthy mention is model Naomi Campbell’s earrings, necklace, ring and cuff in white gold set with emeralds and diamonds from the new High Jewellery Collection Sunlight Journey.

Harry Winston

Known as the “jeweler to the stars” and Nicole Kidman’s ‘go to’ jeweler, Harry Winston notably had Nicole Kidman wear his jewelry on the red carpet. Best bet as she had the most films to debut on the Cannes Red Carpet this year.

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Nicole Kidman wore Secret Cluster diamond earrings, Sunflower ring and diamond bracelet by Harry Winston at ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ premiere.

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Gem Gossip Visits Heritage Auctions in NYC

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What is so special about all of these pieces?! They were once owned by Shirley Temple! Heritage Auctions has a collection of Shirley Temple’s jewelry that will go up for auction December 5th-6th

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Outside the Heritage Auctions offices in NYC

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I loved getting to preview these jewels before they went up for auction in September’s Signature Sale

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Heritage Auctions is one of my favorites to bid for luxury items because I know they are authentic and what they offer is pretty incredible! I even fell for some of their high-end designer bags!

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This necklace is 18k white gold by Mattia Cielo and the earring are by Vhernier done in chalcedony. Both were auctioned off in the September Sale.

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Three items from Shirley Temple–this charm bracelet is exquisite, made up of platinum and diamond charms! And wow, these diamond rings!

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A closeup of the jewels once owned by Shirley Temple–the Tiffany & Co. bracelet was custom made for her, as her favorite color was orange!

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A fun and flirty lapis drop pendant with added pearls which create a tassel. And yes, I’ve said it before tassels are in! This once belonged to Shirley Temple

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Channeling Wonder Woman with these cuffs by Van Cleef & Arpels. These were gifts from Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

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Feeling these two together, both in Heritage Auctions’ September Signature Sale.

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A lapis and diamond necklace by Salvador Dali

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These cuffs sold for over $162,000! Amazing!

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These Cartier panther earrings are everything!

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Love the diversity of what Heritage Auctions offers–here are three bracelets, three very different price points and different eras!

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All my favorite rings from the September Signature Sale–that moonstone is amazing! It is by Paula Crevoshay

Heritage Auctions always has something exciting going on, whether it is a celebrity’s jewels going up at auction or a fun preview touring across the US, or sales taking place at one of their multiple locations of Dallas, NYC, San Francisco, Chicago, Florida, Houston, and Beverly Hills (also a few worldwide). That’s what I like about Heritage Auctions…their ongoing reach at finding pieces to sell is incomparable, they are the experts. The company is a collector’s best friend, as they encourage the hobby of collecting but also want curation to be an important aspect for all collectors, so selling is just as important. Heritage is here to do both of these aspects for you–to help you buy and to help you sell–and their specialized categories are numerous, so whatever you are interested in, Heritage probably has a department for you! I like to focus on jewelry, so for me Heritage is great because not only do they have their Signature Sales, three per year, and Tuesday night auctions, which happen every Tuesday night, so jewelry lovers are fully satisfied.

I visited their headquarters last January in Dallas and got to see the facility first-hand, as well as try on some amazing pieces. This time around when I visited NYC, I got to checkout their east-coast location in the city that never sleeps. Just as suspected, the jewels were incredible and if you want to get excited for an upcoming sale, their December Signature Sale will be an event not to be missed! A lot of the pieces I tried on were from yesterday’s September Signature Sale, where bidders were setting records and auction hammers were flying. A significant lot featuring a pair of matching 18k yellow gold cuffs by Van Cleef & Arpels, were gifted on a wedding day by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to her step sister and sold for $162,500! Being able to wear them and photograph them myself is an honor in and of itself.

Heritage Auctions continually is a dominant source for designer jewelry–like Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Blvgari, David Webb, amongst many, many others. Their December Signature Sale, slated for December 5th-6th as a two-day event, has numerous designer pieces. But what you may not realize when glancing at a Tiffany & Co. bracelet or a Blvgari suite in that particular sale is who those pieces once belonged to. Heritage Auctions is so excited to be offering the jewels of Shirley Temple in their December sale! There are several pieces, many of which I got to try on in the photos above. Although the stories behind the jewels, like where or who they are from, when did she wear them, what were her favorites, may not be known, the fact that they were once hers make them that much more special.

Take a look at December’s upcoming catalog, more jewelry will be added as it becomes available:

8.43 carat Emerald cut diamond ring set in platinum, once owned by Shirley Temple

Lapis and pearl tassel necklace, once owned by Shirley Temple

Tiffany & Co. orange enamel and turquoise bracelet, once owned by Shirley Temple

Art Deco platinum charm bracelet featuring 15 charms, once owned by Shirley Temple

Matching pair of Blvgari rings, one in ruby and one in emerald, once owned by Shirley Temple


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Your Jewel Horoscope As Told By Fellows’ Upcoming Antique & Modern Sale

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Are you into Astrology? Aside from day-to-day predictions, I love learning about my sign and seeing how it compares with my life and how I live. It fascinates me and from what I’ve read, I really do think my sign matches with my personality, both the negatives and positives. Growing up, I would read my daily horoscope in the local newspaper regularly–it was that and the “Puppies For Sale” classifieds which I read, and nothing more. I thought it would be fun to put together my own “Jewel Horoscope” based on astrological sign characteristics using jewelry from the upcoming Antique & Modern Jewellery Sale from Fellows Auctions. The sale is set for Thursday, March 10th, 2016.

Be sure to check out the entire catalogue online and register to bid!

Aries, March 21-April 19

Lot 451: A double ram head bangle was an easy choice for Aries, as your sign is represented by a ram. Adventurous, courageous, and quick-witted…so many strong characteristics make up an Aries that this bangle would coordinate almost too well with your demeanor! Done in 18k yellow gold and set with rubies and diamonds.

Taurus, April 20-May 20

Lot 251: A classic, investment piece is right up your alley if you’re a Taurus and this lapis necklace is exactly that. Done in yellow gold with Italian origin, sleek and modern combine to form this beauty. Suspended from a belcher-style chain and measuring 18 inches in length.

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Gemini, May 21-June 20

Lot 82: Nothing more “Gemini” than these earrings–first off, because there are two, a pair if you will, and secondly, they are mismatched. One earring features rock quartz, the other blue chalcedony–two very different colors and gems. These are done in 18k yellow gold and set with ruby and diamonds as well.

Cancer, June 21-July 22

Lot 67: A pair of yellow gold ear pendants, these have such a unique style to them. The are of the verge of being kitschy, while at the same time so classic/modern. These earrings reflect the strength and compassion of a Cancer sign.

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Leo, July 23-August 22

Lot 533: A late 19th century micromosaic brooch depicting two birds together–possibly swans? A Leo’s ambition is mighty, leading me to believe a fellow Leo must be the artist behind this micromosaic, a painstakingly daunting task of placing each tiny piece of glass or pottery down to create a beautiful scene. If the birds are really swans, this can represent your passion and loyalty.

Virgo, August 23-September 22

Lot 84: Virgo’s perfectionist attitude would love this ring–as well as the beautiful diamonds in this Edwardian stunner. The diamonds total about one carat and are very clean, and yes Virgos are known to be clean-freaks. 18k gold with a platinum top, typical of the time period.

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Libra, September 23-October 22

Lot 256: Known for being a great host, I can picture these gorgeous aquamarine and diamond earrings dangling from your Libra ears as you are gathering a party together! This pair is dynamic, with just the right amount of color vs. diamond sparkle. Elegance is also a characteristic of yours, and these match perfectly!

Scorpio, October 23-November 21

Lot 439: Big and bold, this all diamond ring set with a black gemstone in the center commands attention, just as you do Scorpio! Over two carats of sparkling color, different hues creating a powerful combination. This piece is done in 18k white gold. Love it!

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Sagittarius, November 22-December 21

Lot 510: A late 19th century gold and garnet snake necklace represents our Sagittarius sign. Both rare in the antique world and covetable, same goes for your outlook on life! Always spiritual in nature, this snake necklace will remind you of how good vs. evil first began. Such a symbolic piece for a philosophical person.

Capricorn, December 22-January 19

Lot 318: As a Capricorn, you prefer luxury, so what could be more luxurious than a Bvlgari serpenti ring. This particular ring is done in 18k rose gold. All the viable markings and hallmarks are there–this piece is just waiting to be worn in the chicest way possible!

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Aquarius, January 20-February 18

Lot 340: As a trendsetter, you go for it–this exquisite Cartier brooch set with aquamarines will do it for you! Aquarius is a water sign, so that also lines up with the gemstone colors and look of the brooch. This piece would look stunning clipped to an elegant black top or attached to a velvet choker. As an Aquarius, you’ll have fun with all the possibilities!

Pisces, February 19-March 20

Lot 2: Figa charms for a strong, water sign (yes, one even has a fish dangling) perfect for the Pisces. This piece is sentimental in nature and can represent many things, which lines up with how empathetic and caring Pisces are. Looks like there are five charms that dangle from the main figa–such a cool piece!

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It’s a Winter Wonderland in the Luxury World of Jewelry

Have you ever taken a walk through a quiet, beautiful winter scene, where every branch is lined with snow and the ground is but a white, untouched path? Nature’s icy elements create a breathtaking appearance that is unforgettable. When it comes to your personal style, you can create an appealing outfit as well by showing off your own icy elements – high-end diamond jewelry. Gear up your jewelry collection this season by adding some festive winter accents from luxury fashion designers. These frosty jewelry designs will provide a classy elegance without making your wardrobe freeze over.

The intricate structure of a snowflake is hard for the naked eye to see, but is fully visible in the design of the 18K White Gold Diamond Snowflake Pendant Necklace by Louis Vuitton for $4,950. The necklace is made of 18K white gold and features a chain that holds a diamond-paved snowflake pendant bearing the brand’s logo in the center. This necklace is sure to make a bold statement.

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Another mesmerizing snowflake necklace design is the 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Snowflake Pendant Necklace by Bvlgari for $2,480. Twinkling diamonds embellish a simplified snowflake motif made of 18K yellow gold that hangs from a chain of the same precious metal. This necklace would be an ideal subtle accent for adding extra flair to a casual or formal ensemble, and can also be layered with other necklaces.

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Ladies will feel like the queen of the ice wearing the 18K White Gold Diamond Snowflake Ring by Damiani for $2,489. Four lovely snowflakes lined with glimmering diamonds are set upon an 18K white gold band to produce a dazzling appearance. Like a sculpture, the ring flawlessly expresses the beauty of snowflakes as they fall from above.

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Ladies will feel like the queen of the ice wearing the 18K Yellow Gold Ice Cube Diamond Band Ring by Chopard for $1,890. The ring’s design and dazzling appearance makes it the ideal bridal jewelry piece, whether it be for an engagement or nuptial. A row of 18K yellow gold cubes showcase glimmering diamonds that seem to be frozen in place.

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The Ice Cube 18K White Gold 3 Row Diamond Bracelet by Chopard for $22,000 seems to mimic stacked cubes of ice in its cleverly crafted geometric design. Tiny cubes of four diamonds set in 18K white gold connect in a row of four to frame a simply elegant bracelet. The diamonds in each cube glisten with every turn of the wrist.

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As the climate drops, keep your wardrobe cool with these festive jewelry designs that echo the striking sights of winter. At Luxury Bazaar, we have a large assortment of wintery jewelry models by top fashion labels such as Carrera y Carrera, Damiani, Bvlgari and more. Browse through our jewelry inventory specials to shop authentic designs priced at rates below their retail value.

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Five Designer Rings that Flaunt December’s Stunning Blue Birthstones

Most months are assigned to just one birthstone, but those born in December are privileged with having a choice between numerous precious jewels – topaz, turquoise and tanzanite! These vibrant precious stones each exhibit a mesmerizing blue color that seem to echo the delightfulness of the holidays and the enchantment of winter. Fashionistas celebrating their birthday this month can pick and choose which precious stone they’d like to brandish with their personal style this season, as their hues provide versatility. For a show-stopping presence, a statement designer birthstone ring is an ideal accent for jazzing up a casual or formal outfit.

As a treat for yourself or a gift for a loved one, obtain an authentic designer ring that boasts the beauty of turquoise, topaz or tanzanite. Below are our top five statement designer birthstone ring picks from our jewelry inventory specials.

The oval shaped tanzanite stone set in the center of the 18K Yellow Gold Diamond & Tanzanite Ring for $6,865 is surrounded by baguette diamonds that produce a striking aura for a classy and elegant appeal. With this ring perched on the finger, every gesture is bound to be noticed as the design glimmers with every movement in the light. The unique 18K yellow gold frame showcases a cross between a vintage and regal feel.

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For an exotic vibe, the snake-like formation of the Tubogas 18K Yellow Gold Topaz Ring by Bvlgari for $2,300 will add glamorous allure to any ensemble. A teardrop topaz stone sits atop a rivulet of 18K yellow gold slivers that curve three times for a sleek and snug appearance.

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Ladies who prefer a romantic and feminine look will adore the Pin Up 18K Rose Gold Topaz & Pink Sapphire Ring by Pomellato for $3,729. The bulky, 18K rose gold setting exhibits an eye-catching cushion-shaped topaz stone that seems to burst with color. A small pave of diamonds and pink sapphires complete the design to display charming elegance.

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The Crystal Haze 18K White Gold Turquoise & Diamond Band Ring by Stephen Webster for $3,600 presents an avant-garde design that offers an astonishing bravura. A luminescent turquoise gemstone is encased by sharp 18K white gold edges that are paved with glimmering diamonds for a dazzling effect.

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Twinkling diamonds and effervescent turquoise stones are also paired together in the design of the Bijoux Bague Gaia 18K White Gold Diamond Turquoise Ring by de Grisogono for $8,000. Like icebergs floating in the North Atlantic Ocean, each turquoise stone seems to drift amongst a sea of diamonds, all set in 18k white gold. Ladies can don this statement ring to emphasize glitzy opulence in their style.

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These statement designer rings will speak volumes in terms of fashion, as well as represent the month of December. Which one is your favorite? To view more topaz, tanzanite and turquoise ring designs, visit our vast designer jewelry selection.

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The Best Designer Diamond Engagement Rings for Fall

Planning to propose this season? When you ask for her hand in marriage, it should be a special moment that will be remembered for a lifetime, and the holidays and change of seasons provides an ideal setting. Whether the betrothal takes place while strolling through the park surrounded by a rainbow of colored leaves, or sitting cozily by the fireplace on Christmas Eve, watching her eyes light up at the sight of the ring is a truly breathtaking part of the experience. But as you plan the engagement, selecting the right ring that expresses the promise of commitment as well as her personal style can be complicated.

With so many gorgeous designs and models by top fashion labels, how can you tell which one will be a match for representing the bond you share as a couple? At Luxury Bazaar, we can’t help falling in love – as Elvis Presley would say – but we can help with selecting an engagement ring. Our jewelry inventory specials have a wide variety of designer diamond engagement bands in stock, featuring current trends of the bridal industry. Here we highlight five of our favorite bands from the selection.

If there’s one luxury jewelry designer that lives and breathes engagement rings, it’s Tiffany & Co. The Etoile Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring for $5,900 exhibits a simple platinum design with a brilliant-cut diamond perched in the center. Accompanying the mesmerizing main stone are other sparkling diamonds on each side. Ladies who adore classic elegance will want to show off this rock’s stunning appearance.

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Multi-cut gemstones have been a rising trend amongst many fashion designers in the bridal jewelry industry within the last few years. Chanel has been one to join in the movement, as demonstrated in the design of the Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring for $14,500, which features a large brilliant-cut diamond complemented by three separately shaped diamonds embedded in thick platinum.

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For a glamorous presence with a regal vibe, the design of the 18K White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring by Bvlgari for $16,500 fits the spectrum perfectly. The plethora of diamonds set in the 18K white gold band endlessly glitter, making any engagement hard to go unnoticed. An oval shaped diamond is complemented by two baguette diamonds on each side while surrounded by round brilliant-cut diamonds.

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Gem Gossip Visits Williams Galleries in Nashville, TN

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I like to brag about living in Nashville as much as I can–especially to my counterparts who live in NYC and LA, who think their high cost of living, traffic jammed cities are the best places to live. Lucky for me, I have one more thing to boast about besides the wonderful people who call TN home and the rolling hills of the countryside, and that is Williams Galleries in Green Hills. Predominately an art gallery featuring 19th & 20th Century American paintings and antique American folk art, lifelong collecting and researching has spawned this space. Ideally tucked away, by appointment-only, surrounded by upscale shops, great restaurants, and an ever-growing locale–Williams Galleries is Nashville’s best kept secret for fine antique and estate jewelry.

Randi Williams, who owns the gallery along with her husband, is keeper of the jewels, where she gladly wears pieces from her inventory in the coolest way possible. A Bvlgari suite from the 1960s? She has worn those chic pieces with black leather pants and a V-neck. A bold plume-like French dress clip by Suzanne Belperron? She has tucked it seamlessly against a belt for a head-turning look. Her attitude toward these high-end pieces of jewelry is dynamic and has others catching on by investing in pieces by Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Seaman Schepps, Rene Boivin, amongst others. Jewelry of this stature should not lead one to feel intimidated by it–Randi has been teaching this to her clients since she started.

I got to try on numerous pieces–so many rare and fine jewels, all drool-worthy and highly covetable. A backdrop of art went hand-in-hand with its appeal, and one soon began to blur the lines between the art hanging on the walls and the art hanging from our ears, necks, wrists and coiling around our fingers. Jewelry, after all, is art–from the gemstones, to the gold and everything in between. There’s a reason why one might not realize this when you walk into any other jewelry store. But when you ring the doorbell and enter Williams Galleries, and begin to feast your eyes on the remarkable pieces of jewelry, you soon learn these are wearable masterpieces by highly skilled artists called jewelers.

Make sure to stop by Williams Galleries if you are ever in the Nashville area. Don’t forget it is by appointment only. If you have any questions, feel free to email Randi at [email protected]

Special thanks to Clark Heldman for facilitating the meetup and being a great model!

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On the Grayscale: Sophisticated Accents by Bvlgari

This season’s fashion trends, so far, have showed us that the world is not just black and white. Style enthusiasts can discover all the gray colors that exist in between by viewing the designs of this year’s latest fashion. The color has quickly become a target, as fall’s “it” color, appearing in designer collections all across the runways. Balenciaga, Valentino, Hermès and Bvlgari are a couple high-end brands that have been debuting gray shades throughout their ensembles, especially during NYC Fashion Week. Ladies and gentlemen can incorporate just about every gray hue there is – blues, tans, greens, pinks and purples – into their outfit.

As it is said, “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,” which means the color of gray is only as bleak as you make it. How you opt to wear gray in your outfit can transform its typical connotation of being a bland color into an attractive tone. As you style up cashmere, wool and leather throughout the cool weather months, accessorize with striking gray luxury jewelry and watches to complete your look. If you’re still not too excited about integrating gray into your wardrobe, consider embracing it with other colorful, corresponding tones. Like a gloomy cloud that delivers rain to blooming flowers, its manifestation in upscale fashion can enhance the vibe you want to express.

We’ve turned to Bvlgari as one of our main influencers for styling with gray tones, using high-end accessories. Here we feature some of their models from our selection that make ideal accents for creating a classy, sophisticated presence.

The extreme contrast of black against white and gray in the design of the Platinum Limited Edition AC 38P by Bvlgari for $11,995 provides a sleek, masculine look for the polished gentleman. This timepiece is one of only 99 in existence worldwide, featuring a silver dial, platinum case, black bezel and black rubber bracelet. Three chronograph subdials are displayed, along with the indication of the date, hours, minutes and seconds.

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Stainless steel and ceramic elements produce a light dove gray tone to express a mellow, exotic vibe in the Serpenti Spiga One Twirl Wristwatch by Bvlgari for $4,410. A jewelry bracelet and luxury timepiece mixed into one, the design is exquisitely one-of-a-kind. The white dial indicates the hours and minutes, taking the shape of a snake slowly coiling.

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The chalcedony gemstone boasts a blue-gray hue within the Tronchetto 18K White Gold Chalcedony Ring by Bvlgari for $950, showcasing a bulky appearance. A gold outline travels around the stone surrounded by thick 18K white gold.

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Gray makes an appealing background for incorporating patterns, as demonstrated in the Parentesi 18K White Gold Partial Pave Necklace by Bvlgari for $10,815. A glimmering partial diamond pave travels amongst a unique pattern made of 18K white gold.

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For a simple, gray hue that dominates, the B.ZERO1 18K White Gold Hoop Earrings by Bvlgari for $1,925 would pair well. The 18K white gold earrings display a smooth, shiny surface that reflects the light, while letters of the label’s name are imprinted along the sides.

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Earring Envy in Upcoming Heritage Auction Signature Jewelry Sale

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I’ve been staring at earrings for days on end. Why, you may ask?! Well it is the last piece of the puzzle for my wedding day look that has yet to be decided upon, and the earrings will be the pièce de résistance. I’ve had my eye out for some dramatic, long drops and I couldn’t help but notice how many amazing pairs of drop earrings are in the upcoming Signature Sale this month from Heritage Auctions. In fact, out of the 535 lots in September’s sale, there are 155 which include earrings. Some of these pieces are the most exquisitely crafted items I’ve seen–earrings from Cartier, Bvlgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, to name a few. The assortment that caught my eye, seen above, all have a drop style to them, as well as some mesmerizing colors. Bold yellows thanks to citrine and yellow diamonds, soft blues thanks to sapphire, tanzanite, apatite, turquoise and chalcedony. Any of these pairs of earrings would be great contenders for my wedding day look. Whomever is the high bidder of these will have some timeless earrings that will surely give anyone Earring Envy!

Don’t miss these earrings and many other lots in Heritage Auctions’ Signature Sale which takes place September 28th, 2015! You can bid at their Dallas showroom in person or online. Check out this page for more details on how to bid.

Lot 54015: This pair of earrings takes one of my favorite earring motifs–the domed, gemstoned design–and makes it twice as nice with two domes full of gems. The smaller dome is positioned on the ear lobe as the larger dome dangles below. The earrings are set with a unique combination of gemstones–topaz and tsavorite–which are cut in multiple shapes (ovals and rounds), all set in 18k pink gold. Such a stunning pair! Estimate: $5,000-7,000

Lot 54089: A waterfall of cascading sapphires and diamonds create the look of this pair of earrings by Chanel. They are from the La Pluie Collection and are set with multi-cut colored diamonds and sapphires done in 18k pink gold! Also good to note that these are designed as clip-ons, so no need to have your ears pierced to wear them. Estimate: $25,000-35,000

Lot 54144: Designed by Palmiero, this ultra-modern pair of earrings takes a forever-known motif–the heart–and puts a fun spin on it. All these colors you are seeing are diamonds, believe it or not, and they are set in an abstract way giving the earrings splashes of color. Set in 18k white gold and designed for pierced and non-pierced ears, so the option is beneficial for everyone! Estimate: $6,000-8,000

Lot 54155: Some Italian flair with these earrings by Bvlgari–set in 18k white gold and cabochons of bold colors. The gemstones are pink tourmaline, blue topaz, citrine, peridot and of course, diamonds! What a killer combination! Love the design and they are sure to flatter any ear. Estimate: $5,000-7,000

Lot 54161: I picture these stunning earrings worn on a snowy holiday night out! The black diamonds and white diamonds cascade down from a central “snowflake” and measure 3.5 inches long. They are set in 18k white gold and are by Palmiero. Total diamond weight is 7.12 carats approximately and includes both black and white. Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Lot 54171: An electric pair of sapphire and diamond dangle earrings by Piranesi. What makes the sapphires pop so much is the blackened 18k gold used. The total diamond weight is approximately 0.92 carats and the sapphire total weight is an eye-catching 10.21 carats! Estimate: $5,000-7,000

Lot 54180: A punchy blue pair of bold dangle earrings will surely make you the center of attention. What gemstone is causing this incredible blue hue?! That is apatite! A gemstone that is lesser known to the public, but for gemstone collectors, they know this color far too well. Even Set in 18k gold and totaling approximately 32 carats!! Estimate: $5,000-7,000

Lot 54235: Three-tiers of beauty form this pair of long dangle earrings which measure 2 3/8 inches in length. The gemstones are chalcedony, tanzanite, and diamonds–such a soft and pretty combination. I can picture these looking fabulous in any season! Estimate: $3,000-4,000

Lot 54316: Bows are BIG–as in very popular, and these earrings set the tone with a feminine bow at the very top. All done in diamonds and 18k white gold by Frei. End-caps of teardrop shaped turquoise hang at the bottom, extending the earrings to a total length of 3 1/8 inches. These are for pierced ears only. Estimate: $3,500-4,500

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The August Birthstone: Born to Glow with Peridot

Happy Birthday to all of the ladies and gentlemen born in August! Peridot is the traditional birthstone of August – a rare gem that can only be found after the eruption of a volcano, or inside a meteorite. The stone is extremely difficult to find because it is formed deep inside the Earth’s crust. The most intriguing characteristic of peridot gemstones is their brilliant, lime-green color, which stands out among the rest. When you want to add a bright pop of color to your ensemble, a peridot accessory or jewelry piece will certainly do the trick.

Peridot it quite the eye-catcher when the light shines upon it, showcasing its rich, velvety elegance. And while it may be easy to confuse with the emerald, they are completely separate gemstones that have distinctly different signature green shades. As a lustrous gemstone, peridot was worn by the Egyptians to heal and clean the heart. According to ancient legend, the stone was a favorite of Cleopatra, who wore it as one of her most valued possessions. The highest quality peridot comes from Burma, Hawaii, Norway and islands located in the Red Sea.

In high-end jewelry designs, peridot has a strong presence. The exquisite gem can be seen incorporated in modern designs by top labels of luxury fashion. If you are looking to give the gift of peridot to a loved one, or simply want to upgrade your upscale jewelry collection, check out these jewelry designs for some ideas and inspiration.

The contrast of light colors in the Chandra White Ceramic & 18K Yellow Gold Peridot Ring by Bvlgari for $1,200 is the perfect combination. The peridot is set in yellow gold on a thick ring of ceramic, surrounded by intricately carved petals on the sides.

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Ladies can wear a beautiful flower made of gold around their finger with the 18K Yellow Gold Iolite & Peridot Flower Ring by Chanel for $4,950. A golden vine wraps around the finger to display a blooming flower made of peridot, along with purple iolite stones intertwined on the sides.

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