David Webb Makes Their Debut at Couture

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Don’t ever say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. At nearly 70 years old, David Webb still reigns supreme as an iconic, American jewelry house full of the most exquisite designs. One look at a David Webb piece and you KNOW it is a David Webb piece. From the finest craftsmanship, to the bold enamels and well-known motifs, the jewelry has been delighting since 1948. They have a strong following, a large amount of die-hard collectors and a presence known worldwide; not to mention a showroom/workshop located on Madison Avenue in NYC and a boutique in Beverly Hills. You’d think debuting for the first time at a tradeshow would not be on their agenda. Could such a legendary American brand make a move like that? And if so, how could they “do it their way”?

I was very curious myself…however feeling more excited than any other emotion. I made sure that David Webb was first on my Couture agenda–Villa 112 was the place and I was ready to gawk, gander and swoon. Walking into the Villa, I thought I was in their NYC boutique for a minute. Luxury was brought to the desert and the animal kingdom followed along too. I got to see many of the pieces that hit the red carpet over the past year–like totem necklaces, which one was worn by Nicole Richie back in November and I still can’t think of a better look. I love seeing David Webb worn on the red carpet and it is always magical when it happens. Speaking of red carpet, nothing would look more incredible than the turquoise and emerald necklace I got to try on while at Couture–could you imagine that on the red carpet?! Hopefully it will happen in the future. I also got to revisit some animal favorites–like panthers and cats (rings) and dolphins, fish and snakes (bracelets).

One new aspect of David Webb which debuted during Vegas Jewelry Week, is a scaled down collection with a lower price point than typical pieces. This new collection, called Motif, features black and white enamel and appeals to all ages. There are also new entry-level pieces from the Tool Chest collection, which I actually am a proud-owner of from the off-chance I entered my name into the drawing to win a pair of Nail Stud Earrings. I couldn’t believe I won! I’ve obviously been wearing them ever since. (The next day I wore them to the Antique Show, and almost every dealer commented on them!) I’ve included a photo of the earrings above (last photo) and they are done in 18k hammered gold and are only $680.

Be sure to stop by David Webb if you’re ever in the NYC area or Beverly Hills to check the new collection out. If you thought you’d never be able to afford a piece of David Webb, think again–this new collection may be your chance!

Special thanks to Levi Higgs of David Webb for taking the photos!


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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.

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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.

Piaget

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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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Designer Wedding Jewelry Sale!

We’re having a sale on all our designer wedding bands and engagement rings from your favorite brand names! Check out some highlights and make sure to browse the full sale at the bottom of this post:

Damiani Wedding Jewelry

Damiani is a popular name in wedding jewelry thanks to plenty of celebrity fans and their unique range of designs. For some celeb gossip, this brand made headlines after a conflict with Brad Pitt over their wedding ring design for his then wife Jennifer Aniston. They eventually settled their dispute and became friends again, with Pitt going on to design jewelry for them (for the full story, click here). Check out a couple of a range of Brad Pitt designed rings below, along with a selection of rings showcasing Damiani’s distinct designs.

Damiani Brad Pitt Wedding Bands

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Damiani Engagement Rings

Judith Ripka Wedding Jewelry

Award winning jewelry designer Judith Ripka has a life long passion for jewelry that brings classical and modern looks to her collections. For her engagement rings, she focuses on white gold with a delicate and traditional aesthetic.

Judith Ripka Engagement Rings

Judith Ripka Wedding Jewelry

Tiffany & Co Estate Wedding Jewelry

If you’re looking for an ring you be hard to find these days from a popular brand, check out our estate wedding jewelry from Tiffany & Co. All the examples below feature platinum which is much more resilient than gold. So you know these older rings have and will continue to stand the test of time.

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Tiffany & Co Estate Engagement Rings

Odelia Wedding Jewelry

Odelia is known for the diamond pave settings, which is blindingly apparent in the white gold eternity bands and setting rings below.

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Odelia Engagement Rings

Carrera y Carrera Wedding Jewelry

Renowned Spanish jewelry house Carrera y Carrera is known for their exotic designs. Our wedding bands from their Mi Princesa Collection is return to a formal look that can appeal to any taste. Each features a groove running along a gold band which can be set with diamonds.

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Pomellato Wedding Jewelry

Milan-based Pomellato is known for bridging the gap between high-end and casual jewelry. This ability can be seen in their Lucciola wedding bands below that feature simple designs and variations. This also includes the use of brushed gold, giving a more informal look you won’t find in most wedding jewelry designs.

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Natalie K Wedding Jewelry

Natalie K specializes in diamond engagement and wedding rings and is also known for her trademarked Natalie K diamond “Ideal Cut”. So we always have a nice selection from her in stock, with plenty more options than the four seen below in white gold and platinum.

Natalie K Wedding Jewelry

Natalie K Engagement Rings

For pricing and more rings, visit our full Designer Wedding Jewelry Sale.

 And for more new and on-sale jewelry, click here.

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Odelia Jewelry Summer Sale Top 10

For those not familiar with the name, Odelia is a famed New York based jewelry house that specializes in pave diamonds and mixed gold. That means anything they make will shine brightly in the sunny days through the warm nights this summer. Lets take a look at 10 favorites on sale now:

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Gem Gossip Visits Jessica McCormack in London!

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Walking into Jessica McCormack‘s “Jewelry House,” as I’ve coined it last year when it first opened its doors, was like walking on water. Did I ever think I would get the chance to be here and meet such a beloved jewelry designer?! Never! The whole time I couldn’t tell if I loved the jewelry or the space more. I can presume it was a combination of both, and now that I’m back from my London calling, Jessica’s incredible designs and her New Zealand charm have surely won me over. Also, as stated before, her jewelry designs are truly in a league of their own and seeing them in person was quite the treat.

Getting the chance the stack diamond upon diamond, and lust after big emerald rings and even bigger yellow diamond rings was once in a lifetime moment for me! Her cases house some pretty jewels nestled atop of crushed velvet-lined insides. The most elegant antiques are hung on the walls and displayed throughout. Jessica’s Love Letters collection is creatively displayed, with each letter of the alphabet on a card, along with the equivalent gemstone written alongside, and a mini-bowl filled with each gem. One is invited to spell out a message or word with the gemstones, similar to an antique Regard ring from the Victorian Era, but with a more modern feel. One girl had her maiden name spelled out in a ring, as well as her new married last name in another. I thought that was such a cool idea!

Thanks to Jessica for such a fun and surreal day and for letting me sit and photograph until my heart’s content. And thanks to Susan Farmer and LoveGold!

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Van Cleef & Arpels Estate Jewelry on Sale

French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels’ illustrious history stretches back to 1896 when it was founded by Alfred Van Cleef and his father-in-law Salomon Arpels. The expanded with boutique around France before winning the grand prize at the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in 1925. This recognition continued to grow through the years, with celebrity fashion icons such as Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly noted fans of their creations. They also went on to become the first French jewelry house to open boutiques in China and Japan. Now part of the Richemont group, they continue their effervescent style that often features fairies, wild animals and exotic flowers. What we’re lucky to have is a selection of estate jewelry from Van Cleef & Arpels, meaning you’re going to get a great deal on a truly unique or vintage piece. Lets take a look below.

Pearl & Gemstone Flower Pendant Necklace

Lets start off with a necklace that has an exquisitely vintage style. Using a classic white pearl strand necklace, it’s fitted with a yellow gold flower pendant decorated with 1.5 carats of diamonds and 4 carats of rubies.

Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby Pearl Necklace (estate)

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Damiani Jewelry Summer Sale – Up to 70% Off!

Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, famed Italian jewelry house Damiani is still going stronger than ever with plenty of industry awards and celebrity fans. To start off the summer, we’re having a sale on Damiani jewelry, with up to 70% off! Check out some highlights below and visit the full sale at the bottom for pricing and more pieces.

Diamond Pave Flower Pendant Necklace

To catch your eye right off the bat, check out this gorgeous flower-shaped pendant (.75”). Made with white gold and pave-set with 0.85 of diamonds, it uses rose accents in the inner bezel for a nice contrast. It’s fitted with a thin white gold chain.

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Pomellato Jewelry on Sale at Luxury Bazaar

We’re now have a small selection from one of the biggest selling European jewelry houses, which we happy to have on sale for up to 50% off! Pomellato started in only 1967 in Milan, but quickly grew thanks to their mission to make jewelry a daily accessory and not just a luxury. They always specialized in colored stones and chains, which make up what we have on sale to offer:

Pomellato Yellow Gold Link Chain Necklaces

Starting off with three essential link chains made of 18-karat yellow gold in different sizes. The first measures 36’’ long, the second 30” long and the last 25”. This gives three favorite lengths to fit a special pendant of your choice from Pomellato below or from our huge selection of pendant jewelry.

Pomellato Long Gold Link Chain

Pomellato Medium Gold Link Chain

Pomellato Petite Gold Link Chain

Pomellato Amethyst Pendant

Weighing in at 12 grams total and backed by 18-karat yellow gold, this pendant shows off a huge faceted purple amethyst stone, which will fit perfectly with one of their gold link chains.

Pomellato Amethyst Pendant

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Pomellatto Crucifix Pendants

Right now we have two crucifix pendants in stock made of 18-karat yellow gold. One is set with diamonds, the other with blue sapphires.

Pomellatto Blue Sapphire Crucifix Pendant

Pomellatto Diamond Crucifix Pendant

Pomellatto Multi-Gem Crucifix Bracelet

To match either of the pendants above, we have this 18-karat yellow gold charm bracelet made also with crucifixes. It features tsavorite stone, pink and blue sapphires and 0.40 carats of diamonds.

Pomellatto Multi-Gem Crucifix Bracelet

Pomellatto Long & Petite Diamond Necklace

This long but slim necklace is made of 18-karat yellow gold and measures 39.5”. It features rope textured links and a tiny cute Pomellatto pendant with a single diamond stamped on it.

Pomellatto Long & Petite Diamond Necklace

Pomellatto Long & Petite Diamond Necklace

Pomellato Onyx Pendant Necklace

For an bold looking pendant necklace, we have this 18-karat rose gold chain, featuring an black onyx rod as its pendant.

Pomellato Onyx Pendant Necklace

Pomellato Smokey Topaz Earrings

One set of earrings we have in stock are made with 18-karat yellow gold and are set with elegant smokey topaz stones.

Pomellato Smokey Topaz Earrings

Pomellato Moonstone Starfish Ring

Our last piece to share is this fun starfish ring, made of 18-karat yellow gold and set with tiny moonstones.

Pomellato Moonstone Starfish Ring

For more details and pricing, visit our Pomellato Jewelry Sale.

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Q & A with By Gold Girl, Lauren Kaminsky

560899_481335248544764_1373132601_n Lauren Kaminsky, better known as By Gold Girl, is a twenty-something entrepreneur living in NYC who has a love for all things GOLD. Not only are we both contributers to LoveGold‘s website as the blogging gurus, but we both stand five foot something (depending on how tall our heels are) with loads of jewels on! I got to meet Lauren in Vegas when we covered the Couture Show, where we talked about the ways she’s been revolutionizing her father’s pawn business, EZ Pawn Corp and how jewelry obsessed we are. Lauren has been saving items from being melted one jewel at a time, and curating items for resale in a whole new way! I caught up with the busy business girl to ask her a few questions!

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I remember coming in to my Dad’s store, EZ Pawn Corp, with my mom on the weekends to pick out jewelry for her to wear. We would sift through the vintage pieces, very similar to what I do now, except she would pick out the most unique items that I always thought were so ugly! Now today I see the pieces on her and I love them, I guess vintage was an acquired taste I developed! She also had a knack at finding the most beautiful pieces and taught me about all the big name jewelry houses- Cartier, Tiffany & Co, & Van Cleef, to name a few – I definitely get my jewelry style from her!

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I always was interested in the business but was never fully sold on it being my career. Looking back, that may have been because I never fully appreciated or realized its maximum business potential until I was in college. I was studying Business Management at Boston University and I started working for my dad as a summer job going into my senior year. Gold was on the rise, and our business was growing, & my dad needed my help.

While I took pride in providing a financial service and making collateral loans to customers, it was that summer I remember falling in love with an overlooked portion of the business- the jewelry-sales side of it. My dad was very busy managing the pawn sector of the company that as a result, the vintage jewelry he got in was usually melted or sold to wholesalers. Now, I oversee an entire department dedicated to making sure nothing slips by without me seeing it first.

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There is no such thing as a typical workday for me! As an entrepreneur in NYC, running a 12-store company, and a retail store at downtown hot-spot Beauty & Essex my days can take me anywhere. However, most of the time I am at one of my branch stores overseeing the operations. Each week there is always something new going on- this week it’s our 12th store opening!

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I love being able to have flexibility and make decisions on how to run my family business. Of course, my dad always has final say, but lately he’s been really nice about testing out my ideas. I also really love saying that I’m a pawnbroker, just to get some good reactions out of people! Like any job, there are its downsides. Some days are a lot harder than others and I have to make business decisions that business school could have never prepared me for, but like anything else in life- I learn from my mistakes and move on.

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That’s the hardest question! Currently I love my 18kt gold stardust necklace, it has a wavy disk filled with pave diamonds. It is great for summer and when the sun hits the disk it sparkles and shines better than any other piece I have.

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