Once again, it’s time for the exclusive Couture Jewelry Show held annually at Wynn Las Vegas …for the most prestigious fine jewelry retailers. As I explained last year, (See: Oh, Couture) attendance is by invitation only. Here is a peak of COUTURE 2018 designers and designs that you may see at you local fine jeweler this holiday.
New Italian Art
Founded in 1969, NEW ITALIAN ART has a family tradition that goes back to the beginning of the last century. They continue to be at the forefront in the creation of High Fashion Jewelry, and they have been a favorite of mine since 2002 …when I wore their necklace on stage during an industry speaking engagement. Take a close look at the timeless Necklace and Earrings that I am wearing at Couture 2018.
Designed by women for women, Gumuchian is a gem of a jewelry collection …and you see me wearing Gumuchian a lot! Did I ever tell you that Gumuchian is manufactured in the United States? Yup, that’s right, Gumuchian is MADE IN NY. Made in NY with many design inspirations steeped in European Traditions…like carousels. I have read a quite a bit about the many whimsical carousels in Paris; but, I still remember a trip to Rome and the magical feeling of first seeing the carousel in the Piazza Novona during a snow fall. Well, that emotional whimsy escape can happen with Gumuchian’s Carousel Collection!
At Couture, I layered on the Gumuchian Convertible Carousel Collection.
More than a word, Sparkle is a Lifestyle!
For me, Sparkle is more than a word; Sparkle is a lifestyle. So, each morning I take a moment to give thanks for my personal and professional Life of Sparkle! Professionally, I am so privileged and honored that I can continue to make a living by sharing Sparkle. From educating the industry about Quality Diamond Sparkle (throughout North America these days, but globally during the 10 years, I supported the DeBeers Group) to also sharing my Sparkle expertise, as the on-air Diamond Expert on HSN (“Colors of Diamonds“)…what a life of Sparkle!
Here’s another view of the Big Quality Diamond that I am holding, which is unobstructed by the sparkle in my eyes (or the bags under my eyes, LOL)
Delicate finger sandwiches without crusts (Note: I LOVE Cucumber sandwiches), scones with clotted cream, sweet pastries with jam, little cakes and cookies…. they are all on the menu for an Afternoon Tea! This Afternoon Tea with Sparkle took place at the “English Rose Tea Garden” in Carefree, AZ. The Sparkle is composed of my beautiful Spring Collection in all the “Colors of Diamonds” available on HSN.com.
Did I mention that I love cucumber sandwiches
almost as much as I love Diamonds?
Reaching for a cucumber sandwich with the sweet sparkle on my finger, I can’t help but smile. Rings Rule and the Floral Ring with Champagne Diamonds and Near Colorless White Diamonds…was a sparkling and sweet compliment to this afternoon indulgence.
If you wear size 9 or smaller…you can still find one online. Just click on the ring or ring’s caption.
Sparkling Origins …
Today I am sending you all my warmest wishes for HAPPY EASTER BLESSINGS and a VERY HAPPY PESACH! Whether you celebrate Easter or Passover…it’s a Springtime Milestone that’s all about LOVE and HOPE with a celebration of birth/rebirth! Ahhh…SPRING!
After this very cold winter, I am so excited to bring out my Easter Bonnet (I LOVE HATS) and shed those heavy coats. SIDEBAR: while the sun was FINALLY shining today in NYC for the Easter Parade, snow is scheduled for tomorrow! SERIOUSLY ? Anyway, today I am enjoying the Spring Sunshine and Sparkle. I am truly blessed and excited to also bring you some new SPRING TIME SPARKLE this month on HSN!
Just when I think I can not take any more cold NYC winds, it is time for a trip to sunny Scottsdale, AZ …to attend the Centurion Jewelry Show at The Phoenician. The Centurion Jewelry Show is an Invitation-Only Event for High-End Jewelers and again I was honored to be invited! Here are some of my favorite designer Sparkle at Centurion…which may soon be available at your local fine jeweler.
Established in 2010, Freida is a Brooklyn based designer who specializes in luxury jewelry and accessories (very cool sunglasses, BTW). She is most recognized for her stacked necklaces, bracelets and ring sets …that feature two-tone colored metals and matte metal finishing. Freida’s Centurion Salon was so much fun…
‘Tis the Season for JOY & LOVE
‘Tis the Season for SHARING & GIVING
Gifts given at Christmas (or during The Festival of Lights), should be worthy of this magical holiday season! This means your gift should keep your loving celebrations remembered and enjoyed for years and years. This is NOT the time for fast food, fast fashion or money wasted on gifts with no meaning or value. It’s the time to add some Christmas Sparkle to our Life (and others’) with gifts of lasting value and real meaning, magic and mystery.
MEANING, MAGIC & MYSTERY…
“Lights, Camera, Action” is what the signs says at the entrance of the HSN Studios; but, Lights, Camera, SPARKLE is my call to action, as the HSN on-air Diamond Expert. I arrived early to tape a commercial about a HOLIDAY DIAMOND OPPORTUNITY that I will announce shortly. Here is a behind the scenes peak….
Camera Ready is a process … and the HSN Studio Team of Professionals ensures I am Camera Perfect.
ON-SET DETAILS …
Rain or Shine, I am always excited to attend a jewelry preview (i.e. a sneak peak for industry insiders). So, with little notice (actually less than an hour ..so, NO Notice, LOL) I hopped over to a dedicated suite at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Not alone; with me is my industry friend, Benjamin Guttery (a self-proclaimed jewelry-nerd), who is an Insta-Blogger …full-time (lucky guy)! You need to check out his jewelry photography at “Third Coast Gems“. As to the Sparkle at the Mandarin Oriental, the attending designers’ jewelry will be available (shortly) in fines stores for your holiday shopping; but, I have some Sparkle to share with you NOW! So, BLOGGIN IN THE RAIN it is! Get ready for some great SPARKLE with my damp hat-hair, LOL!
Pearls on my (Chanel) Sunglasses,
Pearls on my Toes (aka Stuart Weisman Sneakers),
I like wearing Pearls wherever I go…
VICTOR VELYAN …
For the first time in 99 years, the moon cast a 70-mile wide shadow (i.e. a total solar eclipse) on Monday, August 21st…across the US. From west to east, hotels were booked and parties ensued along the path of “totality”. Everywhere else, people took to parks, parking lots and rooftops to witness the partial eclipse. If you were at Lincoln Center in NYC, you could witness a 71% eclipse …maybe while humming the iconic tune of Cat Stevens: Moon Shadow. I returned to Lincoln Center soon after the crowds were gone.
So, HERE COMES THE SUN …and the STARZ!
Central Park is 164 years old on July 21st!
Founded in the 1800’s and declared an historical landmark in 1962, it is most visited urban park in the US. Throughout the year, during every season, it is an oasis for more than 40 million tourists and locals (like me) . So, what better way to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY CENTRAL PARK,