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Entries in diamond earrings (10)

Jewels at my Doorstep: Greenwich St. Jewelers

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Congrats to Greenwich Jewelers, or should I say Greenwich St. Jewelers, who, after 40 years in business, has gotten a new name and a few other "enhancements" to their brand. The rebranding includes a new look to their logo, a new tagline, redesigned website and in-store as well. For the family-run business, these changes have been a long-time coming and both sisters Jennifer Gandia and Christina Gandia Gambale are so excited to unveil everything. "Our parents, Carl and Milly Gandia, opened the store in 1976 and only changed the store's location after the September 11th attacks, when structural damage to their building led to a move onto nearby Trinity Place," says Jennifer, who is now the co-owner of the store, along with her sister, Christina. "The new name honors our roots as a downtown New York City retail brand. But the rebranding also conveys how we have evolved into a 21st century store."

The Greenwich St. Jewelers' new tagline is special and significant, as it truly completes what the store is all about--it reads, "Inspired jewels since 1976."  Jennifer says, "The tagline represents our commitment to curating a killer selection of jewelry from artists that have a distinct point of view, one that views jewelry from a singular, unique perspective. Even the pieces from our private label collection, which errs more classic, push the boundaries of that classification." The evolution and new changes are a great example of how the Gandia sisters' contributions to their family's legacy will pave the way for a successful future.  

I've been wanting to visit Greenwich St. Jewelers for quite some time now. New York City is a place I don't get to travel to quite often and when I do, it is for an quick event, with no time to spare. Lucky for me, Greenwich St. Jewelers came to my doorstep! The rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings all prettier than the next arrived, representing a wide range of inventory the store is known for. Designers from around the world, including their own line of designs, all come together and are able to be mixed and matched with ease. The latest jewelry trends, like lariat necklaces and geometric styles, ear climbers and vintage-inspired pieces, can be found at Greenwich St. Jewelers. 

I couldn't stop wearing the 18k white gold diamond tennis bracelet from Greenwich St. Jewelers' own collection--the clasp on it was unlike any other tennis bracelet I've worn. It is adjustable with chains and a gold movable bead. How smart! It also makes it so much more comfortable than your average tennis bracelet, and at 2.37 carats total, it sure sparkled a lot! I also was starry-eyed over their diamond earrings and felt that stacking them on the same ear rather than wearing them normally was necessary! The earrings total 1.68 carats in diamonds and have an edgy, glam look to them. Most would consider them for fancy wear only, but I say no way, every day wear is a must! 

Other designers that I got to wear from this Greenwich St. Jewelers feature include Arik Kastan, Jennie Kwon Designs, Zoe Chicco, Getana, Sorellina, and Todd Reed. If you didn't think multiple designers could be worn all together at the same time before, think again! Greenwich St. Jewelers has been proving that for years now and I'm looking forward to seeing what's in store the next 40 years for them. 

Jewelry used for this shoot:


14k rose gold pentagon stud earrings set with emeralds by Arik Kastan, Price: $1,300

14k white gold diamond earrings totaling 1.68 carats by Greenwich St. Collection, Price: $4,600


14k rose gold emerald and rose cut diamond Grand Fleur cocktail ring by Arik Kastan, Price: $3,100

14k rose gold diamond wrap around ring by Greenwich St. Collection, Price: $2,500

14k rose gold wrap ring by Jennie Kwon Designs, Price: $920

14k white gold itty bitty triangle stacking midi ring by Zoe Chicco, Price: $200

14k white gold diamond statement Linear ring by Getana, Price: $2,400

14k white gold open cuff ring with a line of diamonds by Greenwich St. Collection, Price: $850


14k white gold geometric cuff bracelet with chain closure by Getana, Price: $2,100

18k yellow gold/oxidized silver diamond Wave cuff by Todd Reed, Price: $8,000

18k white gold diamond tennis bracelet with 2.37 carats total by Greenwich St. Collection, Price: $5,100


14k white gold four-hexagons pendant necklace by Getana, Price: $1,100

14k rose gold three tiny bullets diamond necklace by Zoe Chicco, Price: $550

18k yellow gold boulder opal necklace set with a halo of diamonds by Getana, Price: $1,200

14k white gold diamond lariat necklace by Zoe Chicco, Price: $700

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Jessica McCormack Opens New Doors with New Jewels

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I can't say enough about how incredibly talented Jessica McCormack is--her jewelry designs are in a league of their own.  It is an exciting time in her career because not only has she just unveiled some new pieces, but she has also just opened some new doors.  One cannot call her new digs a "showroom" because it is much more than that, let's call it a "Jewelry House."  The quaint Victorian townhouse has been completely refurbished, and is nestled in the heart of Mayfair at 7 Carlos Place.  You can browse the library, hangout on a comfy couch while the piano is played, glance at the artwork and numerous antiques that have been curated by Jessica, and of course, feast your eyes on her jewelry designs.  

With visionary designs, using grey diamonds, shield cut diamonds, geometric shapes, and bold outlines.  I love how she takes cute, delicate motifs like hearts and bows, and gives them a cool edge.  Jessica also has a bridal line that redefines wedding day jewels, including some gorgeous classic pieces as well as diamond encrusted star hair pins and winged earrings.  She just launched a new collection called Love Letters where clients are invited to create exquisite rings with hidden meanings. Spell ‘Darling’ in Diamond, Amethyst, Ruby, Lemon Quartz, Iolite, Nephrite jade and Garnet, all set in warm yellow gold, or write your love’s name in a scattering of gemstones. It is an interesting angle on personalized jewelry and I think it will be a hot trend.


My Jewel Box: Stud Heaven

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My stud collection has been continually growing lately thanks to some categories I've created based on what I like and what looks good for my ear shape/hair style. Here are the categories:

1. Wing shaped or ribbon-like studs

2. Gemstone studs

3. Pearl studs

4. Cross studs

5. all yellow gold studs

6. diamond studs

I really like the new 14k yellow gold faceted studs that I recently got--they have a large octagonal shape and take up most of my ear lobe.  And my studs are all sprawled across the book I am currently reading: Daphne Guinness.  

Vintage Motifs: Wing Earrings

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One of my most favorite earring styles lately is the winged look. It is great because there are lots of vintage and antique earrings that have a winged style. I will post my new wing earrings I recently got soon! Here are some of my favorites below, all antique: XXX_122_1337115926_1 PF2415a XXX_230_1337011131_1 {from top to bottom:

Tiffany & Co. 18k and platinum diamond earrings, $11,000 from Botier on 1stdibs

1940s platinum and diamond wing earrings, $19,450 from Pampillonia on 1stdibs

French from the 1950s in platinum and 18k gold with rubies and diamonds, $4,600 from Lawrence Jeffrey on 1stdibs}

Las Vegas Jewelry Show Purchases for Waltons

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Shot some photos when I had the chance on Friday at work.  The jewelry show in Vegas was amazing, overwhelming, fun and a huge success.  We bought the best antique earrings possible.  We also accomplished our goal of finding a 2 carat diamond engagement ring.  More about the show and what I purchased for myself later!