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
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.
Once again, Lorraine reigns as the brains behind the red carpet bling. It comes as no surprise that Lorraine Schwartz steals the spotlight for most placements at this years VMA Awards. It seemed as if nearly every female celebrity was donning a piece of her and/or her sister Ofira’s line. She is the undeniable “pour some sugar on me” jewel go to for any award show these days. I love that her jewels come in an assortment of styles and a plethora of palates. She has something to go with just about anything anyone who’s anybody is wearing! Most notably, Lorraine Schwartz Jewels drenched the 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! She can double it as a mobile for Blu’s crib when she gets home. 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:
Kim K opted for simple jewels since she already was weighed down with tons of double sided tape to engineer her ideal cleavage in Balmain. She wore giant diamond studs to keep her enourmous engagement ring company on the carpet.
Kelly Rowland in Kaufman Franco went the overboard route with large earrings, stacked bracelets and a coral cabochon ring, all set with brown rose cuts and diamonds. Gwen Stefani in L.A.M.B. couture was beautiful but made me yawn in this outfit. I wish it were a dress and not pants. The length of the top was awkward and the bracelet needs to go. Her black diamond LS ear climbers and rings were a nice touch though. Sadly, the only thing I liked about Taylor Swifts look was her hair and makeup and the jewelry wasn’t anything special. I am not a fan of this Mary Katrantzou romper suit or the shoe. Please leave these to Bey & JLo. Only Rita Ora knows how to take all the elements of elegance and raunch them up but still look good doing it. It is not for us to understand. I see what they were going for but the Donna Karan atelier look came off as cheap yet hot Hollywood glam. However, the art deco style ruby stud earrings and diamond LS chocker were gorgeous!
Beyonce in Zuhair Murad equals perfection. She does everything with class! The LS earrings and oversized cocktail ring were the perfect addition to the exiting number she wore.
I can’t tell you how confused I was while watching the VMA’s last night. I swear to you it was some of the worst fashion I have seen in a long time. I am still trying to figure why + how some of these celeb’s stylists allowed them to walk of out the house looking beyond tacky! The best explantation that I can conjure up is that the entire red carpet was a Bird Cage costume tribute in honor of the Robin Williams slide show that was shown!
Some of the fashion was so horrific I almost don’t care to share. However, I sternly without any hesitation other than the thought of Taylor Swift’s flat rear in her outfit last night, dub Amber Rose my worst dressed of the entire evening in a silver chain-link halter dress by Laura Dewitt. It kills me to do so because she is so sweet but we are simply not all created equal to Rihanna. She has a bit toning up to do before bearing it all in what looks like a giant piece of costume jewelry paired with a matching bra & panties – which was a poor attempt to de-slutify the awful ensemble. If you’re going to wear jewelry as clothes, there needs to be some form of lining/foundation/material in it. Perhaps a high waisted boy-short would’ve been better?
People were quick to pic-stitch Amber Rose & Rose McGowen along side of one another calling it an EPIC FAIL of attempting to re-invent the look. In my opinion this reminded me of what Kim Kardashian wore in her Playboy spread circa 2007. Except hers were pearls and we all know that makes it classier (sarcasm). Honestly, Kim’s look was hot given the context. Appropriately worn in an iconic magazine and not worn on the red carpet made it acceptable. What kind of husband wants their wife dressed in public like this anyway? I don’t think that would fly with Kanye! I’m just saying…
Sorry Amber, you’re gorgeous and l love you, so much that I named my adopted horse after you because she’s pretty and blonde with a lovely backside. But please don’t do this again!
Hollywood’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 kay.com and retails from $230 – $1600 USD.
Kudos Sophia! See some of my picks from the collection here:
I happen to be a little obsessed with pink and turquoise looks on the red carpet. I don’t think it all has to do with them both being my favorite colors but rather the way the two sing in harmony while still making bold contrast statements when paired perfectly! In recent fashion history we have seen many jaw-dropping looks from leading ladies of Hollywood such as Cameron Diaz (circa 2007 in Dior + Fred Leighton) and Jessica Alba (Circa 2013 in Reem Acra + Wendy Yu / Sutra). However, recently Emmy Rossum surprised us all when she stepped out like a grown woman [that was in my Beyonce voice] at this year’s Critic Choice Awards.
See Emmy Rossum rock it in a popping pink separates ensemble from Monique Lhuillier topped off with 77 carats of oversized Sutra turquoise earrings including nearly 5 carats of dazzling rose cut diamonds and round brilliants in the halo.
Take walk down Met Ball memory lane: Christian Dior 2007 & Fred Leighton vault jewels
I was already very saddened by the news of recent protests and violent outburst in the streets of Istanbul. I stood there in that very place where the chaos broke out in Taksim Square year before last and fell in complete love with the city as I pranced around buying jewelry watching it refract off my bronzed skin under the mediterranean sunlight.
I listened to the call of prayer, took a deep breath and thought to myself I have found a second home in Istanbul. It was like being in New York for me, except in a magical version submerged in breathtaking architecture, culture, history and most apparent of all LOVE. The Turkish people were amazing and embraced me with open arms. There wasn’t a single place I visited where I wasn’t greeted with coffee or tea. At night they wrap you in warm blankets and prop your feet up for you while they serve you hookah. And the night life is like that of no other! You may have think you’ve partied in life but you haven’t till you hit the streets of Istanbul after dark.
People so kind, cuisine so fine, endless baubles that shine. I could really get used to frequenting this place. You see, I have this problem of me not being able to go any where without buying stuff for myself and others too like my mom, sister and besties! Take a peek at a few things I brought back:
Diamond and sapphire evil eye ring
Diamond evil eye and glass charm on roap
Muslim prayer cuff – GOLDAS
Muslim prayer earrings – GOLDAS
Bangels – blue agate and gold
This week The World Federation of Diamond Bourses is holding its President’s Meeting inIstanbul despite the recent violence that was too close for comfort for their sister group the International Diamond Manufacturers Association, who opted out on their attendance.
Apparently safety wasn’t the only issue that affected the IDMA’S presence this year. It was reported that they had a lackluster turn out of registrants as well. Sad because Istanbul is a wonderful place to hold the meeting.
Nonetheless, I will continue to keep the people of Turkey in my prayers and close to my heart.
Each and every place I go you can count on me checking out two things for sure; the jewels and the plants. I may be a dainty diamond darling but I am also a total garden girl at heart! I have to take off my rings and swap them out for a pair of planting gloves from time to time. While on vacay always make sure to stop and smell the roses!
At this year’s 2012 Met Ball I noticed quite the trend in celebrities accessorizing mainly below the belt! Most went bare from the neck up and stuck to a simple drop or stud, if even that. Although my best dressed awards go to Kate Blanchette, Diane Kruger and Beyonce, I was quite underwhelmed with the jewelry selection for the red carpet as a whole. However, there were a few that wowed me with their irresistible arm candy! Jessica Stam killed it with her bracelets stacked like gem encrusted Jenga towers on each side of her body.