Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Week Top Trend – Lush Greenery!

Every year at Baselworld when I traipse the halls at Baselworld I search for reoccurring themes. Although I don’t have much time because I am multitasking and working. One thing that always stands out to me is emeralds. I may be biased because I love them so dearly. No other gem offers the allure of a lush green emerald for me. I am instantly enthralled. 

See a few of my favorite brand picks that absolutely outdid themselves with new renditions of some old classics. 

Chopard – The Green Carpet Collection 

They’ve used ethically mined Zambian emeralds from the Kagem mine in a gloriously green partnership with GEMFIELDS. In addition to the marquise and round emeralds, they’ve paired it with white diamonds from the IGC group, a member of Responsible Jewellery Council). Now that’s responsible fashion!


SUTRA – The Fan Collection

The new emerald spin on the iconic fan Jennifer Lopez rocked at the 2015 Met Gala in rubies. Sutra has paired pear shaped Columbian emeralds with round brilliant diamonds to create the perfect bright green version in bright white 18K gold metal. It doesn’t hurt that they sit like perfection on the ear. 

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Michael Gad – A special High Jewelry Collection

Specs coming soon. I don’t have many details on this spectacular piece other than the fact that my friend @TheDiamondsGirl is donning is in a mesmeric way! She surely knows how to put a jewel on and own it.


Picchiotti – The 50th Anniversary Imperial Collection

A magnificent pear-shaped diamond center and emerald ring that I would gladly accept as my future engagement ring. She is complete square-cut baguette emeralds and an additional elongated baguette diamond halo, set in 18K white gold. The is modern appeal with old world romance paired in one piece at its finest.


Y A F A Vintage 

These on trend opposite earrings from Y A F A prove that everything in fashion comes back around. Their magnificent pear shaped diamond and emerald pears lay center to a halo of fancy cut diamond and emeralds for each ear as well as asscher cuts for their tops.  I think I fainted.  – photo credit my friend @ChampagneGem 


With all my talk of how much I love emerald I am happy to say we have the rest of 2017 to relish in this year’s pantone color. In my opinion, the perfect for any occasion, delightfully incomparable, color of foliage and many currencies: GREENERY! 



FullSizeRender-10BaselWorld is starting next week, which is super exciting. One of my favorite things to see is the booths that are created out of independent designers banding together. I love the support they have for one another and how they co-exist in one small space sharing their most prized possessions: their works of art. They have an inherent sense of pride and all are in it for the same reasons. They believe in what they do and put love into each piece that fabricate.

If anyone knows about togetherness it is the Greeks! Last year I met the most amazing group of them. Meet HELLENIC WAVE. The ultra cool octet of uber talented Greek designers made up of the following:

Christina Soubli, Ileana Makri, Michael Pelamidis, Myrto Anastasopoulou, Polina Sapouna-Ellis, Theodoros, Venyx World and Yannis Sergakis Adornments.

The artists dynamically debuted in the Baselworld Jewellery and Watches 2015 Show as Contemporary Greek Designers. Through the potency of creative alliance, they aspire to showcase contemporary Greek fine jewellery design to international markets.

My favorite piece was this incredible dateable fish ring. I wanted to bring it home for my Greek mommy!


Other cool designs included these flexible mesh gold hand adornments. Long gone are the days of just plain gloves. Time to step your game up with real gold ones. LOVE!


I look forward to seeing what they will have this year and spending time at all eight booths!




Angela Bassett is EMMY Sunshine

Angela Bassett wore SUTRA Jewels Ethiopian opal and warm brown rose cut earrings to compliment her bright yellow Christian Siriano gown to the 68th Annual Primetime EMMY Awards, in Los Angeles, California. 
When Angela’s team calls on you then you better make it happen because definitely comes to slay not play. How much more gorgeous cans he get. I loved working with her stylist. Forever a fan. Always a QUEEN!
Styled by: Jennifer Lynn Austin
Dress by : Christian Siriano
Jewels by: SUTRA

Dazzling Devi for The Grammys!


Bejeweling TV Host + Radio Personality Devi Dev for The Grammys 2016 red carpet was such a pleasure. If you know Devi, or don’t know her and simply follow her, then either way you know she is an absolute bright spirit radiating with positive energy.

In addition being a beauty and one of the hardest working girls I know, the California native who calls Houston, Texas home is truly a sweetheart. I was delighted to dazzle her in diamonds and gems that complimented her personality and wardrobe for her big night.

Of the 20 plus options of fine jewels supplied her to choose from I knew she would gravitate toward this pair pictured below.

Designed by the Houston-based jewelry alterier SUTRA Jewels, this stunning suite of rare green tourmalines set in 18K yellow gold and is encrusted in pave white diamonds and antique rose-cut champagne diamonds.

The extravagant chandelier earrings featured over 27 carats of green tourmaline and 17 carats of diamonds, while the show-stopping dome ring donned 18 carats of green tourmaline, 2 carats of accented green garnet as the halo and 11 carats of diamonds

#BTS of Devi’s Jewels 


Devi Dev Grammy’s Look:

Jewelry: SUTRA

Dress: Nicole Bakti

Jewelry Styled by: Callye Peyrovi

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For more on Devi Dev visit her website: & follow her @DeviBrown

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Diamond iWatch You Say?

Check out one east coast store’s idea of an awesome Apple gift. This is definitely no longer your average techi-nerd smartwatch.

Mervis Diamonds Importers, once voted “Best Place To Buy a Diamond” via the Washington Post, decided to add more than a little glitz and glamour to the number one item on every Apple fanatic’s wish list. Resulting in the unveiling of the “Diamond iWatch”.

Their vision includes none other than the hottest metal of the holiday season: 18-karat rose gold for the band covered in full cut round diamonds. They even placed the blinged-out version of the watch to their store’s gift guide.


The Diamond iWatch features eight rows of round brilliant-cut diamonds set in a shared-prong tennis bracelet design. Includes more than 15 carats of diamonds, E/F in color and VS1/VS2 in clarity.

Jonathan Mervis had a genius idea by adding the item to their gift book. He wanted something to stop consumers in their tracks and give them the itch to come by store this season. A nice contrast to the staple pieces of every other store’s catalogue filled with diamond studs, halo engagement rings and your mother’s tennis bracelets!

Due to the lack of information given to the public on the release of the actual Apple Watch, the Washington, D.C. retailer rendered a life like version to the public instead.

Diamond iWatch Facts:

  • The retail price for this version is $30,150.
  • Prices will vary based on the metal chosen as well as the quality of the diamonds
  •  Mervis is open to customizing the piece according to what the buyer wantS.
  • Once the Apple Watch is actually released and the retailer can buy a few, it will customize iWatches for its customers.
  • Currently, Apple has not released any details about where it will be selling its smartwatch, but Mervis said that even if the store doesn’t become an authorized seller of the Apple Watch, it will go to a retailer that is and purchase a select amount to set with diamonds and sell as the “Diamond iWatch.”
  • The first run of production will be extremely limited.
  • My goal is to make five to 10 in this production and that the second edition might be different – Mervis told National Jeweler.
  • The retailer is not yet accepting pre-payments for the watch but has posted it on its website to gauge interest via pre-orders.
  • Mervis said that the Diamond iWatch is garnering attention from all over the world, including from a number of buyers in the Middle East. Pre-orders are expected to ship in June 2015.

I’m Thinking Pink!

Now That’s What I Call Pink October!

How fitting that right in line with Pink October we see a record breaking rare pink diamond become one of the most expensive gems ever sold at a auction Sotheby’s in Hong Kong this moth.

The Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Diamond, weighing in at 8.41 carats and mined and cut from a 19.54-carat rough by the world’s leading diamond corporation, De Beers.

Sold for $17.8 million.

An Asian private buyer bought the diamond, which Sotheby’s had mounted. Its sale shattered the former record of $10.8 million, which was set in November 2009, also in Hong Kong, for a 5-carat fancy vivid pink diamond.

Considering its impressive clarity – graded as Internally Flawless (IF) – the estimate was bound to be surpassed and it was!

 8.41 carat Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink diamond.


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After (mounted  in setting)

After (mounted in setting)

Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Please be sure to wear your pink (jewels or not) this month to show your support in the fight against breast cancer. This cause is very near and dear to me as both my mother and grandmother survived it. Fight like girl and wear PINK!



My Interview with Views on Shoes!

See my interview with The Shoe Guy from Views on Shoes.Thank you for a great interview. XxOo!!!

You can read full story in link below:

Callye’s View on Shoes + Jewels! 

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Lorraine Reigns at VMA Bling!

photo 2-3 Once again, Lorraine reigns. Lorraine Schwartz steals the spotlight at this years VMA Awards. She is the undeniable “pour some sugar on me” jewel go to for any award show. Most notably, Queen B, whom she proudly proclaims is her muse. See Beyonce’s beautiful face framed in over 100 carats of  hand-carved black jade and with white diamonds. Now that’s a chandelier!. Also pictured is one of LS’s many diamond bauble rings you saw that evening.


(Beyonce in Nicolas Jebran + LS Jewles)

See some of the many stars who chose Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira Jewels for the evening:

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So So Sophia!

Sofia-Vergara-So-Sofia-Kay-JewelersHollywood’s sexiest latin lady of the red carpet, Sofia Vergara, has partnered with Kay® Jewelers to launch her jewelry collection, aptly named SOFIA VERGARA so Sofia™.

The collection captures the look of fine jewelry at an affordable price. Sofia’s cheerful, vibrant and sultry style shines through many of the pieces in the collection.

She pays homage to her home country of Columbia by inserting hidden hints of emeralds in the sides and under galleries of the jewelry. She has created for the public a collection that showcases her personal taste. She recently donned two pieces of So Sophia, before announcing the line, creating a media frenzy suggesting she had gotten engaged to her beau. A genius PR move on her part to promote the unveling of the line! 

Sofia is about as obsessed with jewels as they come. I have had the pleasure of working with her style team in the past and she is definitely hands on with the accessories that make up her finishing looks.

While you’re not getting the luxurious jewels that Sophia adorns on the red carpet, you can purchase her signature line at a fraction of the cost in sterling silver and 10K gold creations with lab created bold gemstones and genuine diamonds.

The SOFIA VERGARA so Sofia™ collection is available exclusively at select Kay® Jewelers stores or online at and retails from $230 – $1600 USD.

Kudos Sophia! See some of my picks from the collection here:

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 Shop The SOFIA VERGARA So Sofia Collection

J.Lo dazzles in Diamonds by Yeprem at World Cup 2014

Been tuning in to World Cup festivities? Germany took the title and Argentinians lost their marbles in the street riots they caused in their home country. Seriously? Get over it! There can only be one winner! No need for violence and vandalism.

However, I will tell you where everybody won; getting to see JLo do her thing at the opening ceremony! Her performance was highly anticipated as she was scheduled to perform and nearly didn’t make it this year.

The Bronx beauty was stunning in all her Brazilian looks (minus her ice princess tights) and most notably decked out in Yeprem Jewels! See this designer’s cool ear spikes, elaborate rings and blinged out bracelets below that the design house posted.

In case you missed it watch here: JLo FIFA World Cup Performance

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