Dazzling Devi for The Grammys!

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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 

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Devi Dev Grammy’s Look:

Jewelry: SUTRA

Dress: Nicole Bakti

Jewelry Styled by: Callye Peyrovi

Wardrobe Styled by: Ashley DunnFullSizeRender-4

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For more on Devi Dev visit her website: www.devidev.com & follow her @DeviDev

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Xx,

Callye

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.

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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.

Lorraine Reigns at VMA Bling!

photo 2-3 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.

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(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.

photo 5   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. photo 4   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. photo 3 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. photo 2 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!photo 1

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.

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VMA’s Worst Dressed … Jewelry!

MTV-VMAs-Logo-590x900 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?

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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. image 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…

photo 2Sorry 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!

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 kay.com 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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Think PINK but Top it with Turquoise!

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.

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Take walk down Met Ball memory lane: Christian Dior 2007 & Fred Leighton vault jewels

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2013 Fantasy Bra – Victoria Secret Fashion Show

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Every year  it’s the one holiday event that both men and women agree to watch, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, except with completely different agendas in mind! 

Generally speaking it’s a plethora of push-up bra plentiful beauties strutting their stuff down a catwalk that excites the demographic which is normally tuned into football – but for the ladies it’s so much more. WE LOVE IT ALL! The gorgeous nearly mystic women we’ve learned to call “angels”, the clothes – or lack there of, the fashion, the music and artful. But most importantly the breathtaking finale bra that cost more than 99% of women’s engagement rings!

Victoria’s Secret typically presents jewelers with a choice of several themes and then hands over the entire design process to them.This year the lucky angel was Candice Swanpoel who sported the bra designed by jeweler Mouawad while Taylor Swift rocked the stage. This was a surprise for me since it’s been done by London Jewelers for the last two years in a row.

Mouawad’s bra appropriately named “The Royal” consisted of 4,200 precious stones like rubies and yellow sapphires while the focal point was a 52 carat tear drop ruby! The model admitted that walking around in a $10 million fit made her nervous. I would have been too but sometimes a girl just has to get into Elizabeth Taylor character and own the night in a masterpiece like that!

“They had to mold my body to be able to make the bra and I was really excited,” Swanepoel told PEOPLE. The South African beauty followed in the footsteps of Miranda Kerr, Tyra Banks, Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum and Alessandra Ambrosio by wearing the annual mind boggling brazier!

I still can’t forget last year’s $2.5 million floral creation by London Jewelers worn by Alessandra Ambrosio as she strutted down the catwalk to Rihanna. I about died when I saw her in those orchid wings!

Last year’s feminine floral design was inspired by an Angels in Bloom theme, a fantasy garden filled with vibrant colored flowers. London Jewelers adorned some 5,200 precious gems: amethysts, sapphires, tsavorites, rubies, and white, pink, and yellow diamonds set in 18k rose and yellow gold. It was equipped with two detachable flower pins and a drop centerpiece with a 20 carat white diamond. The value of the bra and belt combined: $2.5 million. Marketing the bustier a Bombshell Fantasy Fragrance bottle was encrusted with amethysts, sapphires, rubies, tsavorites, white, pink, and yellow diamonds, a 10 ct. white diamond, and a hand-carved tourmaline butterfly. The eau de parfum and its decadent packaging was priced at $500,000.

The Angels in Bloom theme lent itself best to jewelry, according to London Jewelers vice president Randi Udell-Alper. It also follows a colorful direction that’s becoming more prevalent in the industry. “We did an ombré effect in the pinks, yellows, and colored stones,” she says. “It was classic and funky at the same time.”

London Jewelers’ master craftsmen sifted through some 15,000 stones to find the perfectly-colored, -sized and -shaped gems; it took them 400 hours to select and—one by one—hand-set the stones in the bra set and fragrance bottle.

“It was a lot of time, effort, and labor from a jeweler’s standpoint,” said Udell-Alper. “We welded everything onto the bra.” Asked why London Jewelers took on the arduous task, Udell-Alper said, “We love doing anything different from other jewelers. We always look to find cutting-edge. Yet we’re still in our roots and foundation as family-owned.”

The bra set and fragrance were created exclusively for Victoria’s Secret’s new three-story flagship at Herald Square in New York City.

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