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A Wedding Weekend in the Adirondack Mountains #LoveGold

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A weekend wedding in the Adirondack Mountains required some quick, light packing.  With planned activities that ranged from kayaking and boating, to a round of mini golf, to a church wedding ceremony, and followed by a gorgeous wedding reception with incredible mountain views, my gold jewelry wardrobe had to be well-planned.  It was necessary for each piece of jewelry to be able to work throughout the wide range of activities this short trip called for.  

With a few staples like my engagement ring, diamond X earrings and gold Victorian bangle that I wore throughout, I found that the key to picking the perfect accessories for this trip was to rotate a few statement gold rings.  I packed a few of my favorites, some “oldies but goodies” and one new ring--an 18k yellow gold Hope, Peace, Love “word” ring--my latest auction score!  It came from Hampton Estate Auction, which just opened its doors last year, located in Lahaska, Pennsylvania.

For the wedding ceremony, I wore a bright red lace dress, which I accessorized with my three staples, and a pair of gold and ruby channel set eternity bands and a wide yellow gold cut-out band in between on my left hand.  My right hand sported a trio of gold rings--my HOORSENBUHS Phantom ring, Amanda Hunt Two Moon ring, and my pinky twist ring from Halleh Jewelry.  I loved this look, and it worked well for this special occasion.  

The next day, we had lots of outdoor activities planned--kayaking, store hopping downtown, enjoying the views of the Saranac Lake and Lake Placid.  Again, I used my three staples and added a few gold statement rings.  As per usual, I packed all the wrong clothes, not being familiar with the cool lake breeze that makes the temperatures a lot colder than what is expected.  We wandered into an Adirondack-themed store and picked out warm cardigan sweaters that can be customized with patches.  The sweater ended up being the best purchase ever as it kept me contently warm and went perfectly with my gold rings--stacked on the left hand, two rings worn from the other day--HOORSENBUHS Phantom ring and the wide cut-out band.  On the right hand my new Hope, Peace, Love “word” ring and Laura Tedesco’s L'Infinita ring.

Such a fun weekend spent with my new family, at a place I’ve always wanted to visit.  The Adirondack Mountains are truly a relaxing and breathtaking place, with beautiful views and fresh crisp air.  Nothing makes a trip more complete than family, friends, fun and some gold jewelry!

Rings featured:

18k yellow gold HOORSENBUHS Phantom ring

9k yellow gold X-cutout wide eternity band, from Fellows Auctions

14k yellow gold ruby set eternity bands, matching pair

14k yellow gold hammered finish Two Moon ring from Amanda Hunt Jewelry

18k rose gold pinky twist ring with diamonds from HALLEH Jewelry

18k yellow gold Hope, Peace, Love “word” ring from Hampton Estate Auctions

18k yellow gold L'Infinita ring in a hammered finish from Laura Tedesco

This post was brought to you in collaboration with LoveGold



Favorite Instagram Pictures: February 2014

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marionfasel snapped this picture of Ana Khouri while having a jewel meeting together

levi_h captured the essence of David Webb in this bangle and row of books

jesswinzelberg doubling up on two of the sweetest gemmy designs

jessicamccormackdiamonds showing off an engagement ring design that is truly spectacular 

jemmawynne sending me some malachite love--literally

icecreamcandy the newest 14k gold designs from her collection are so creative

hoorsenbuhs newest mascot Bodhi aka The Future

heartofsolidgold has this perfect snake ring in her collection, it is amazing!

fd_gallery Elizabeth Taylor's emerald Bulgari necklace. OMG

arabbitsfoot such a pretty necklace and even cooler photo

antiquejewelryaddiction found this amazing piece of Egyptian Revival jewelry at Scott's Antique Market

reliquarysf has quite the collection of antique necklaces/charms for their shop

songofstyle knows how to hit the beach in style--one huge shark tooth necklace

zaverandmor piles up her jewels on the nightstand, and I am loving that malachite ring}

Gem Gossip does the GEM Awards #LoveGold

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The jewelry industry has some amazing and talented people. The GEM Awards was created to acknowledge and reward the select few who excel in this field of fine jewelry and watches. It is an exciting night for jewelry insiders to dress up, wine and dine, meet and greet, and applaud and praise. This year was extra special because it was the first year winners were announced live! There were four awards given out: Gem Award for Lifetime Achievement (Marie Helene Morrow), Gem Award for Communications (Tiffany & Co.), Gem Award for Design (Kara Ross), and Gem Award for Media Excellence (Victoria Gomelsky).

I had an incredible time with the LoveGold team! I got to meet some amazing designers and people I've worked with (in person rather than over email !!), had some fun posing in the LoveGold photo booth, and enjoyed the cocktail hour sponsored by LoveGold. One of the highlights for myself was getting to see all the beautiful jewelry everyone was wearing! I made sure to snap some pictures of my favorites.

Details of above photos:

snapshots I took of the event location, NYC's Cipriani on 42nd St. with towering ceilings and marble columns provided the perfect backdrop for this magical event

myself and my fiance Matt who got to come along in the LoveGold photobooth

Jennifer Gandia of Greenwich Jewelers wearing Arik Kastan & Beth Bernstein (nominated for Media Excellence) wearing all antique jewels and Elizabeth of The EAB Project wearing Natalie Frigo and Spessartite garnet by Victor Velyan

myself, Beth Bernstein and Jennifer Gandia of Greenwich Jewelers

Pamela Love wearing all her own designs, Lauren aka The Gold Girl wearing a gorgeous vintage spiral ring in 18k yellow gold

Lauren and I saying CHEERS! to her recent engagment (read about her ring here)

Randi Molofsky of Gemfields wearing exclusive pieces by Marina B. for Gemfields and Michelle Orman wearing Victor Velyan

myself and Beth Bernstein posing in the LoveGold photobooth

always fun to see Robert Keith & Kether Parker of HOORSENBUHS and here is my ensemble for the night--all antique, mostly Victorian baby rings and then some !!


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Twist Online stacking up a fresh shipment of Polly Wales designs

Satine Boutique trying out their favorites--Arik Kastan, One Jewelry, Shay Accessories & Suzanne Kalan

RRenio decked out in HOORSENBUHS and ForeverMark diamonds

Marion Fasel stopped to show me her rings while visiting Kwiat Diamonds

Jessica Seaton and some of her artistic creations

Jessica McCormack is making me drool with these gorgeous one-of-a-kind emerald rings

Engagement101 stopped by Kristin Hanson's booth at JCK and loved these alternative rings

Cbalthouse made the perfect dainty trio-stack #ringenvy

alipc88 just loves Halleh Jewelry, that makes two of us!!}

My Jewel Box: Karen Hsiang Lateral Ring #LoveGold

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I've added a new golden ring to my collection, creating what I like to call my FIVE GOLDEN RINGS. These are the five essential gold rings that I can mix and match with any others, whether they are new designer pieces or antique pieces, to create an amazing look! The newest is the Lateral ring from Karen Hsiang Jewelry. Just recently launched, Karen Hsiang has designed some unique rings that play off one another and are meant for stacking. She loves working with gold, saying:


"One of the reasons why I love gold is the connection I have to the metal. I come from a Chinese background so gold has always had a place in my heart. The first piece of jewelry you get as a Chinese baby is gold, so it just stuck with me throughout my life. I still have my baby jewelry which I'm thinking about stringing on a necklace. I also believe that gold is the most versatile and can take on many forms and breathe life into a design. The way gold looks and feels on ones body is incomparable to anything else. "

--Karen Hsiang


14k yellow gold vintage circles eternity band, from Walton's Antique Jewelry

18k yellow gold HOORSENBUHS Phantom ring, from Barney's

14k yellow gold Lateral ring, from Karen Hsiang Jewelry

14k yellow gold ring THREE, from Gem Gossip Jewelry 

14k yellow gold Anubis ring, from Arosha Taglia


>> Also pictured: a couple of ways I have stacked my new Karen Hsiang Lateral ring--so versatile!

This post was brought to you in collaboration with LoveGold