Bonhams New York Fine Jewelry Sale Set for April 24, 2017

An important fancy colored diamond and diamond ring 124 (2) A pair of diamond day-night earrings, Van Cleef & Arpels, 129

Bonhams New York, April 24, 2017

133 lots of jewelry top off the upcoming New York sale from Bonhams. This is my first blog post featuring the highly respected auction house which is a global enterprise, having eight different locations worldwide. Their history as an auction house is one for the books, as they’ve been shattering records and facilitating some of the best exchanges in the world. In the US, we have three Bonhams locations, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco (primary sales rooms are New York, Los Angeles, London and Hong Kong), with their online presence @BonhamsJewels Instagram which focuses on all things jewelry. It is a delight to look at and with every upcoming sale, the excitement and momentum is contagious. There are some serious lust-worthy jewels in their New York sale, which I’m going to be covering within this blog post.

The sale date is April 24th, 2017 and the start time is 3pm EST. If you want to get in on the fun, be sure to register to bid in advance of the sale date and surely don’t be intimidated by bidding online! If I can do it, you can do it! Let’s talk highlights…

I can’t pinpoint one particular pièce de résistance of the entire sale, so I’m going to choose these four jewels and make them my final answer! One aspect of Bonhams’ sales is the wow-factor. There are always pieces that make you stop and stare–whether they are big diamonds, fancy colored stones, bold sapphires or juicy emeralds–this is exactly what I’m talking about!

Leading Highlights:

Lot 124: If you know a thing or two about fancy yellow diamonds, you’ll realize this ring is IT. The center stone clocks in at 6.32 carats–color rating of fancy vivid yellow and clarity is VVS-1. I can’t even fathom something so remarkable as the center stone, however to make it even more amazing, it also is set in a ring with two diamonds on each side. These said diamonds are GIA certified as well and are a 2.08 ct & 2.07 ct, both F color stones with VS-1/2 clarity. If you want to see this baby on a hand, click here. Estimate: $400,000-600,000

Lot 129: Nothing more chic than a pair of day/night diamond earrings from Van Cleef & Arpels. A definite highlight of the sale, these earrings are set with nearly 30 carats of diamonds! Wow! All rounds, pear and marquise cuts which are done in platinum and 18k white gold for a stunning pair. The dangles can be removed to reveal stud earrings for an easy, on-the-go look! Estimate: $60,000-80,000

A fine ruby and diamond clip brooch, Cartier, circa 1935 132 A diamond rivière necklace 133

Lot 132: Ok, if you’ve been following me lately, you’ve realized I’ve kind of been obsessed over dress clips lately. For some reason, I keep seeing them pop up everywhere, including some great ones at auction. This one is crème de la crème, being signed Cartier and circa 1935. This Art Deco clip is set with a stunning Burmese ruby, over five carats of diamonds and sugarloaf and cabochon cut rubies. Such an elegant piece of history. Estimate: $300,000-400,000

Lot 133: Leading the sale is this catalog cover star–an exquisite diamond riviére necklace. This piece is composed of 63 diamonds which graduate in size; the biggest diamond in the center weighing 3.05 carats. All in all, the grand total carat weight is approximately 44 carats! A once-in-a-lifetime necklace for a very special lady…and if you’re wondering, it’s done in platinum. Estimate: $200,000-300,000

Other Favorites:

A black opal, demantoid and sapphire necklace, attributed to Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co.,  6 An Arts and Crafts citrine, diamond and gem-set pendant,  8 A diamond solitaire pendant necklace, Golconda  104

Necklaces

Lot 6: Anytime I see the words “black opal” I know it’s going to be pretty incredible. I don’t think I’ve ever met a black opal I didn’t like. This particular necklace is extra special because it is circa 1915 and attributed to Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co. The detail in this piece is great as the chain is accented by demantoid garnets and sapphire–and also love the gold filigree. Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Lot 8: An Arts & Crafts necklace that is quite unique–set with a citrine and some diamonds, circa 1915. I love the silhouette of this piece, with the draped chains and dangle. The craftsmanship of the chain sets it apart from others I’ve seen. And the colors–perfect for fall! Estimate: $7,000-9,000

Lot 104: As we’ve seen lately, heart shaped gem cuts are going strong. This pendant necklace is a bold 4.46 carats of a heart cut diamond, done in platinum. The specs on the diamond are VS-1 clarity and D color. I can picture it sparkling from a neck and looking gorgeous. It is simple, however anything but dainty! Estimate: $75,000-95,000

An emerald, diamond and onyx ring 20 A coral, diamond and enamel ring, Donald Claflin for Tiffany & Co. 22 A diamond solitaire ring 69

Rings

Lot 20: I think this is one of the most beautiful rings I’ve seen up at auction in awhile. Mounted in platinum, set with a large 8.36 carat emerald and surrounded by diamonds, onyx and smaller emeralds. I love everything about this ring–from the style, to the gemstone combination, to the width of it. An heirloom that will be treasured for years to come–I am already jealous of whomever places the winning bid. Estimate: $15,000-20,000

Lot 22: This fun Tiffany & Co. ring has a striking color combination made up by the coral and blue enamel. Of course it is from the 1970s, a time period I’m obsessed with–their jewels and music, yes please. Done in 18k yellow gold with some diamond accent to finish off the design, this ring will stop people in their tracks! Bet! Estimate: $5,000-7,000

Lot 69: A ring that could single-handedly bring back the marquise cut as the most popular diamond cut! The ring is set with a VVS-2 clarity, I color diamond that is GIA certified. It weighs 6.07 carats and one request–making a major impact on the finger. I also love the fact that it is done in 18k yellow gold. Estimate: $70,000-80,000

A diamond and emerald pendant-brooch  5 An art deco diamond, sapphire, spinel and black onyx dress clip  17 A pair of fancy colored diamond and diamond earrings 125

Miscellaneous

Lot 5: This pendant/brooch is two pieces of jewelry in one! And did I mention the style and design is just breath-taking?! Lozenge-shaped emeralds dazzle with old European cut and old mine cut diamonds are set in this plaque style pendant, set in platinum. Estimate: $9,000-12,000

Lot 17: Of course I had to include another dress clip because I’m smitten with them. This one is more affordable than the amazing Cartier one mentioned earlier–but still just as gorgeous. And this one is also Art Deco, done in diamonds, sapphire, spinel and black onyx, all set in platinum. Estimate: $5,000-7,000

Lot 125: THESE. The cuts on these diamonds make them look like real ice–they are pear-shaped rose cut diamonds as petals and then the center of each flower is a fancy pink diamond. Such a great combination. The earrings total 17.59 carats of diamonds and are done in 18k white and rose gold. Estimate: $70,000-90,000

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Leslie Hindman Auction Set For December 4th & 5th, 2016

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Lot 38 Lot 39 Lot 41 Lot 44 Lot 49 Lot 54 Lot 56 Lot 90 Lot 94 Lot 372 Lot 418 Lot 491

Wow, am I really wrapping up the last few jewelry auctions of the year?! I guess so. And if the auction world still hasn’t convinced you that you should be bidding, just relish in all the records that were broke in this year alone. So many amazing collections were sold, items from celebrity owners big and small, rare diamonds of all colors, and bidders happy to celebrate adding some incredible, once-in-a-lifetime pieces to their jewelry hoards. This year for me has been very successful with auctions–I’ve added a few pieces to my collection that I could have never found or purchased solely online or through dealers or stores. I even tried my hand at consigning and absolutely loved the experience–in fact, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers was who I went through selling my first piece at auction, and I was so happy with the outcome that I decided to sell another. The ring I’m consigning is actually in this very sale which I’m about to talk about (and of course, it is in my top picks)! Like I say every year, the December sales are always my favorite and include some of the best jewels. It is like a grand finale for every auction house as they close the year out with a bang.

The Important Jewels Auction at Leslie Hindman is one I’ve been waiting for since their September auction. I’m counting down the days almost like a child waiting for a holiday, and their auction catalog just debuted Monday night, so I’ve been happy-go-lucky all week. As per usual, Leslie Hindman has a two-day event, kicking off on December 4th where 541 items will be auctioned off the first day alone. On the second day, there are 900 items! I don’t have to tell you to prepare yourself and register to bid, you know how important it is! 😉

Below are my top picks from Day One only: Leslie Hindman Auction, December 4th, 2016

Lot 38: Right from the start these stud earrings stood out to me. I’m always looking for a pair of diamond studs that aren’t plain ‘ole diamond studs. Fitting the bill nicely are these because for one they are antique–both Old European cut diamonds and two, they are set in a unique sunburst-like setting. I bet these look amazing on! Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Lot 39: This Art Nouveau piece sparked my interest as soon as I saw the opal displaying its gorgeous colors. The black enamel details, the unique handmade chain, the polychrome detailing on the chain…too many good things in one piece. Although the opals do show some signs of crazing, if taken care of and not exposed to direct light or the sun, they won’t be further damaged. Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Lot 41: Bright blue aquamarine just glows from this unique Art Deco ring up for auction. I love the blue and black enameling on the ring and the two diamond accents. Looks like this piece is in great shape which is amazing considering its age in conjunction with the delicate enamel work. Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Lot 44: I may be playing favorites with this ring and that’s because this is the piece I have put on consignment from my personal collection! Right away I fell for the uniqueness of the marquise cut diamonds set east-west and how bright white the center Old European cut diamond is. Most Old Euros I’ve seen are J-K in color or lower–this one is a G! I hope it finds a good home and maybe even a ring finger because I think it would make a great engagement ring! Estimate: $700-900

Lot 49: How incredible are these giant citrine ear pendants?! You can’t even call them earrings, they’re ear PENDANTS! These are the type of accessory you let pull off your entire look. Statement-making and head-turning for sure. I would wear them around my house on a Sunday and be so happy. Estimate: $200-300

Lot 54: A jaw-dropping piece in its own right, this Renaissance Revival opal pendant/brooch is quite incredible. Sought after for more than one reason, it is actually a piece designed by Paulding Farnham who worked at Tiffany & Co. during the turn-of-the-century. His work is rare and highly collectible, which makes this piece even more special. This particular brooch was featured in the hardcover book Paulding Farnham: Tiffany’s Lost Genius which is the only publication featuring this American designer. Estimate: $20,000-30,000

Lot 56: This Arts & Crafts necklace made me immediately think of the Richard Driehaus Museum and the wonderful Maker & Muse exhibit. This necklace belongs in the exhibit! Composed of turquoise and freshwater pearls, this is a piece of art. I can imagine it draped on someone’s neck in the most sophisticated way. Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Lot 90: I’ve been into these bright blues lately and this piece is certainly the brightest. A nice blue zircon electrifies this brooch, which is also set with nearly a carat of diamonds. From the photo alone you can tell how doubly refractive the zircon is! What a neat piece to add to your collection! Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Lot 94: Elongated rings are my jam and this ring has a lot of great features! The Art Deco ring is set with two Old European cut diamonds with some step cut sapphires dividing both. It is done in platinum and demands attention in the best way possible. Estimate: $800-1,200

Lot 372: An exquisite Cartier piece of history, this ring is set with sapphires and Old Mine cut diamonds all in platinum. It is stamped Cartier and is one of the prettiest Cartier pieces I’ve ever seen! Estimate: $5,000-7,000

Lot 418: Aside of bright blue gemstones, another favorite of mine is multi-color, almost rainbow-like, pieces–like this ring. Done in 18k yellow gold, this ring is designed by Christian Dior and is set with amethyst, citrine, garnet, iolite, peridot, pink tourmaline, and green tourmaline. What a line up of gems! And what a cool design! Estimate: $6,000-8,000

Lot 491: Turquoise and lapis is my new favorite combo! These earrings are seriously the coolest. Plus everyone loves a good turquoise domed cluster. Done in 18k yellow gold and encircled with a perfectly circular piece of lapis, these earclips are the ultimate accessory. Estimate: $700-900

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Festive 2016 collection

Sayuri has been known for its thematic well planned seasonal collections but it always wasn’t the case.

Sayuri has been known for its thematic well planned seasonal collections but it always wasn’t the case. When I started Sayuri in 2008, I wasn’t trying to cater to a particular audience who like thematic pieces, I was attempting to strike a chord with every woman who wanted something unique and special, something that she would not find anywhere. So I made ranges of jewelry – pieces to fit every style, every color and every price point. Eight years later, life has come a full circle for me and here is a Festive collection that is literally a collection of random thoughts, concepts, and designs.
Presenting pieces from the Festive 2016 collection that are in shades or blue and pink. I’ll post the remaining designs in a following post.

Festive 2016 collection

Unique, handmade colorful beaded necklaces with a variety of interesting mixed media pendants.

Vibrant Lotus Necklace – A long statement necklace with a Lotus paper and resin pendant and multicolored beads
Luminescent sea – Inspired by the frothy sea waters and floating algae the beaded necklace of glass and howlite beads come with a shimmery mixed media pendant.

Beach sparkle necklace – Silk cord necklace with glass beads and a silver foil – paper pendant set in resin
At Indian beaches you can see a rare sight – of women dressed up in silks, flowers and in their finest jewels (particularly during festivals) as opposed to being in quick drying beachwear as in other countries. My necklace though made in traditional blues and greens of the beach theme have elements like silk cord, rhinestones and metal foil to as an ode to this interesting fashion adaptation that is based on a social agenda of looking your best when you go out with your family.

Colors pops – Looped beaded necklace in bright colors with brass links. Picture a Saturday evening at the beach during sunset – its cool, a bit crowded and completely colorful with an energetic vibe. Colorful umbrellas, balloons, cotton candy stalls, and kites dot the beach completely replacing the brown and blue color spectrum with lots of vibrant colors.

Reflections Dew Drop: Icy blue crystal necklace with a Silver foil pendant that has a matt blue patina on it. For added interest I have used silver foil glass beads and silver crystals along with purple glass beads and a double sided purple and green matt crystal bead. The necklace has a lot of intrinsic shine but without that blingly over the top rhinestone type of shine.

So how do you like these pieces? yes, some of them were made for various challenges (ABS, BNB – “The day at the beach”, etc,.) and with certain tweaks, I thought that they would all fit in.
They are all available for sale, please email me to buy

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Coral Pink Paper rose jewelry

It fairly common knowledge that roses stand for beauty, love and affection. A rose is a symbol completion, perfection and is effective communicator of emotion

It fairly common knowledge that roses stand for beauty, love and affection. A rose is a symbol completion, perfection and is effective communicator of emotion. What is uncommon though, is that different colors of roses have different meanings. White stands for purity, innocence and respect, yellow for friendship and warmth, red stands for love and passion and pink denotes sweetness, happiness or gratitude and finally black roses stand for death or hatred. I remember these meanings being drilled into my head a decade ago, by a friend of mine who organised “Rose day” celebrations at his college. But then I never bothered to ask what coral or coral-pink roses meant. That is until now.

Coral Pink Paper rose jewelry
After quick online search, I found out that the meaning depends on how pink or how orange the rose is. In the end , however, they all seem to signify love, desire and appreciation. When I started working on a set that required coral pink flowers (more pink than coral though) I wanted it to portray the emotions that it stood for – something that was beautiful and desirable.

If the stunning hot pink aka Maharani Pink Bridal Jewelry, depicted passion and richness then this pink Paper rose jewelry set is about being more elegant. The Indian bride from South Africa for whom I made this set in march, specifically wanted jewellery that matched her coral pink and purple lehengha. Instead of sourcing for coral pink roses ( and frustrating myself in the process as they are hard to find) I used baby pink roses and distressed them with orange metallic paint. To match the work on the skirt I used gold and purple beads to complete the set.

Coral Pink bridal flower jewelry

The set comprises of a short necklace, drop earrings, single strand hair ornament matha tikka (a term coined by my student to describe a single strand matha patti) and Haath phool bracelets. I made the bracelets adjustable with a gold cord tie up.


I think that this is the shortest post in JOS history, but for once I wanted to let the pictures do the talking. Do share your thoughts on it. I am thankful that I was able to write the bulk of this post last week as I had a nasty fall on Monday and my head is still quite not right. I hope that it gets sorted by my birthday tomorrow.

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Weekday Wardrobe: 5 Rings Stacks + Earring Look II

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Welcome back to Weekday Wardrobe—I love putting together these posts because they show off how one can style different rings. I also enjoy putting together an earring look as a bonus—last time I posted a Weekday Wardrobe blog, my earring look received a lot of applause. Someone even went out and got a third-hold piercing because of my look! I’m quite flattered and will try my best to keep the momentum going! I love styling jewelry and have really gotten into the styling realm lately. So, without further ado, here are my five jewelry looks from the past five days (one which you may have already seen if you follow me on Instagram because Sunday was #LenoreParty !!)

Earring Details:

PHYNE by Paige Novick double row diamond ear cuff

Vada Jewelry grey pearl ear cuff

pair of matching grey pearl stud earrings

Zoe Chicco black diamond double-finger bar ring I had made into a bar earring

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Day One:

Rectangular Dendritic Agate ring from MaeJean Vintage

Citrine modern cut dangle ring (converted from a pendant) from Jewelry Television

Two elongated Dendritic Agate rings from Joden Jewelry

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The Perfect Wedding Day Jewelry Gifts

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Your wedding day may be one of the most important days of your life and being able to commemorate it with jewelry will allow you to treasure the memory for years to come. A piece of modern-day sentimental jewelry is a must-have for your special day, where possibilities are numerous–what are my go-to favorites?! Well, take it from me who just celebrated my special day on October 21st, 2015. Most know me as a very sentimental person, so antique jewelry is usually my thing, especially family heirlooms. I believe you can celebrate your wedding memories with antique heirlooms as well as modern-day pieces. My two favorite modern-day pieces that were a part of my big day were my Mini from Fox & Bond and the Navigator Necklace from The Dowry Fine Jewelry. Both are really special pieces; here is why:

Fox & Bond Mini: the Mini is exactly what it says it is, a mini solitaire ring–it is SO mini, it won’t even fit on my pinky–which I’ve been known in the past to be able to squeeze into a ring-charm. It is the cutest little thing, where everything from the central gemstone to inside engraving can be customized. Mine of course is set with a diamond to commemorate my wedding day, and engraved with my wedding date and D + M (for Danielle + Matt). I had no idea something this tiny can be engraved and I think it is perfect for SO many different important occasions, not just a wedding. I will treasure my Mini for years to come and hopefully it will become a tradition to collect a Mini with every special event in my life.

The Navigator Necklace from The Dowry is a very special piece where there’s more to it than meets the eye! A shiny gold bar done in 14k yellow gold, with further investigation one finds longitude, latitude coordinates engraved across the bar. My special necklace features the coordinates of where I got married in Nashville, TN. The old Victorian mansion where we said our “I do’s” will forever be a sacred place to me and it is forever embedded into this piece of jewelry that I will treasure and pass down. The Navigator Necklace can be engraved with coordinates of ANY special place–your hometown, where you had your first date, where you graduated, or your favorite city. So many possibilities to make this piece special and one-of-a-kind for you!

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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 September Birthstone: Beautiful Sapphire

Those who were born in the month of September are gifted with the iridescent blue sapphire as their birthstone. As a popular gemstone that is commonly incorporated into luxury designs by top labels, it seems to dominate the realm of style and beauty. Putting on a gorgeous sapphire jewelry piece is sort of like wearing a talisman that transforms you instantly into one of the royals, emitting a presence of power and strength. Unlike the famous oversized “Heart of the Ocean” sapphire necklace that was thrown into the sea in the movie Titanic, we doubt that connoisseurs would have the ability to let go of such an astounding gem. The radiance of a deep blue sapphire is a mesmerizing attribute that would make it extremely difficult to toss overboard.

But the sapphire is not limited to the shade of blue. In fact, the precious stone comes in a wide variety of colors, including pink, yellow and green. The availability of the stone in multiple colors makes it a target for creating unique designs unlike any other. Perhaps that’s why high-end fashion brands, such as Harry Winston, Cartier and Piaget, have worked with the gemstone in their art of jewelry-making. However, if you’re feeling blue in the world of luxury jewelry, it’s not a downer. It’s just the essence of the striking, beautiful sapphire.

We’ve pulled a couple upscale jewelry pieces from our jewelry inventory specials that demonstrate the prominent finery of the sapphire. Keep your imagination for luxury style afloat – and remember, never let go.

It’s hard to tell the diamonds from the sapphires in the La Pluie 18K Rose Gold Cascading Diamond & Sapphire Necklace by Chanel for $56,420 because of the wide mix of colors in the design. A rose gold chain lined with diamonds holds a series of colored pear-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds and sapphires, which dangle individually.

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Be the queen of the sea with the 18K White Gold Sapphire Starfish Earrings by Maggioro for $6,270, which feature yellow and blue sapphires. Black and white diamonds are also set in the white gold frame of the starfish to produce an eye-catching design.

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Arik Kastan Launches New Designs in Collaboration with Anthropologie

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Welcome to the best collab you’ve ever seen! Arik Kastan is debuting their second collection which was designed hand-in-hand with Anthropologie’s Jewelry Buyer and is exclusive to Anthropologie only! The pieces are reflective of summery brights, with pops of radiant color achieved by our fiery zircons, blue topaz and peridot. This exclusive collaboration focused on giving shoppers some cool, bohemian earrings using bold colors and not have you break the bank in doing so! These are it! And I’m so excited about all the styles!

What’s new?

New exclusives for Anthropologie

Introducing the Marquis Studs in 14k gold

Are you feeling more blue, green or raspberry today?! These are tough choices when it comes to the different gemstone varieties these earrings come in. The blue are blue zircons and have a stunning electric-blue look. A perfect pairing for blue jeans or a casual ensemble. Have green eyes? Then you MUST choose the green zircon–these will make your eye color pop! The pinkish-red hue is a favorite and the color is truly stunning in person!

Introducing the Fireworks Studs in 14k rose gold

Another exclusive style of stud earrings in our Anthropologie lineup are these Firework Studs. Can you see them lighting up the midnight sky?! Bursting with color, we used different gemstone combinations to create a variety of three looks. The first is Peridot and Pearls, the second is blue Topaz and Pearls, and the third is pink Zircons and Turquoise! Which is your favorite?!

Introducing the Posy Ring in 14k rose gold

A new ring style exclusive to Anthropologie is this Posy Ring and we outdid ourselves on this one! Both are set with zircons of various intensities to give each ring an ombre look. The main cluster is flanked by three gems, giving it an asymmetrical style. Posy rings are a type of ring that goes back to the 15th century in England. They were given as lover’s gifts and held much significance. What a fitting name for such a unique ring!

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Rich Bridal red floral jewelry

There is red and then there is Bridal Red. If you happen to be in India or ever attended an Indian wedding you would know that there is more that one kind of “Bridal red”.

There is red and then there is Bridal Red. If you happen to be in India or ever attended an Indian wedding you would know that there is more that one kind of “Bridal red”. You have the dark maroon, that is oozing with luxury which South Indian Brahmins (like me) prefer for our wedding saree, particularly for our Nine yard sarees that we tie the knot in. You then have the lush tomato red or a soft pinkish red that is favoured by modern day North Indian brides for their Ghagras as they want to be slightly different while still being traditional. You can find a rusty red that a groom would wear in his reception Sherwani. You have the brick red that is slightly generic but a must at weddings for a lot of guests would be attired in it. In between you would find the mother of the groom in a dominating yet subtle dull red holding the position of power. You would also find the orangish sindoor red in the skirts of the little girls running around the mandap, trying to play ‘bride’. In the midst of all this, there is one particular shade of red – rich, brilliant and royal, one that captivates your attention like no other – The Rich Indian Bridal Red.


Unlike blue, which suits all skin tones, red is a tricky color to wear. So even when brides shy away from wearing bright reds in their clothes, they use them in their accessories as it is a “Shubh or auspicious” color. A while back, I got a call from a girl who wanted to give her sister a surprise wedding gift. She had seen one of her friends wear my Red roses bridal set for her wedding (Haldi function) and had fallen in love with it. She wanted a beautiful set in red and gold for her sister as she thought she would look pretty in it, though it was not a tradition in their family to have such a function.

However She wanted it in less than a week’s time with a considerable reduction in cost to fit her budget. To begin with it seemed impossible but I didnt have the heart to say no to her because of the emotion behind it. So I figured out how to make it work and created the set. Here it is.


It is simpler compared to the first one but still contains a Necklace, a pair of earrings, haath phool ( tie up style) and Maang Tika with head chain. Indian Brides wear Mehendi or alta on their hands during their wedding but I think with this haath phool, a simple coat of nail polish will suffice. What do you think?


This set is my third bridal set involving red roses with hopefully one more on the way. I did make a pink set with real flowers and white set resembling Jasmine flowers in between. Will post them soon.

Some Indian Bridal Reds

Apart from Red, white and gold I am not aware of any distinct bridal colors from around the world, are there any important bridal colors in your culture? Please share with us in the comments.

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