Google+ The Daily Jewel: 7/1/12 - 7/8/12


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

CelebrityJewel - The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards - Beverly Hills, CA

“The Talk” co-host Aisha Tyler attended the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills wearing a dazzling black gown and Erica Courtney jewels. “The Talk” earned three Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Talk Show.

Platinum and diamond aquamarine 
cabochon ring

Platinum and diamond wide flower earrings with aquamarine drops

"Days Of Our Lives" actress Kate Mansi accessorizes with a Le Vian ring and earrings at The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on June 23rd.  

Mansi plays Abby Deveraux, the rebellious daughter of Jack and Jennifer, on the daytime TV drama, Days of Our Lives".

Neil Lane Jewelry at 
The 39th Annual Daytime 
Emmy Awards

Deidre Hall – Wearing diamond, turquoise and platinum chandeliere earrings, cuff bracelet and a diamond, platinum and turquise ring.

Alicia Minshew - Wearing diamond and platinum earrings and a diamond and platinum ring

Bethany Frankel- Wearing white and grey diamond and platinum chandelier earrings and a large diamond and platinum ring.

The cast of General Hospital takes the stage for one of five trophies,  including best drama...



Erik Stewart Jewelry platinum, sapphire, and diamond ring.
A modern adaptation of an Elizabethan collar
NEW YORK, NY — Reaching today’s most technologically savvy audience is about two things: originality and engagement. This new generation of consumer is called the millennials and they are quite literally always “connected” through the internet and social media, so the objective is to reach them in their environment. 

As this area of the marketing landscape expands, Platinum Guild International-USA is developing new programs to bring millennials a fun and interactive jewelry experience.  

Launches have included the “Platinum Promise” Application where fans of Platinum Jewelry were encouraged to virtually engrave special promises to loved ones on platinum bands and, most recently, a current Facebook promotion with Martha Stewart Weddings.  

Pioneer Gems platinum cufflinks featuring moonstones
accented with sapphires and diamonds

Fans are invited to choose favorites from a photo gallery of over 80 designs and those with the most “likes” when voting closes on July 16th will be housed on Martha Stewarts Weddings’ website under “Martha Stewart Weddings Fan Favorites”.  

The experience allows consumers to directly influence which designs are showcased, offering a personal connection to a selection of unique platinum jewelry designs.   Users can vote on PGI’s recently re-launched facebook page

...and while you are thinking about it, why not stop by the Gallery and VOTE your favorite up!

About PGI-USA:
Platinum Guild International is dedicated to promoting platinum and its, pure, rare and eternal qualities to the consumer and the jewelry trade.  PGI has offices in each of the world's major jewelry markets, providing information, assistance and education on all aspects of platinum jewelry. For more information please visit

CelebrityJewels: June Wrap Up!

June (part 2):
Red Carpet and Premiere Jewelry Wrap Up!

Michelle Pfeiffer  Wearing diamond disc earrings by Neil Lane Jewelry at the Premiere of People Like Us Los Angeles, CA: - June 16 2012

Stana Katic  Wearing hammered gold and diamond earrings and a diamond and gold ring from Neil Lane Jewelry at the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Beverly Hills Hotel - Beverly Hills, CA: - June 16 2012

Singer Nicole Scherzinger wore a Maria Lucia Hohan dress and accessorized with Norman Silverman diamond bangles and Amrapali diamond bangles to the X-Factor auditions at Metro Radio Arena on June 18, 2012 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Norman Silverman Assortment of 18 K Rose Gold Diamond Bangles, Retail starting at: $13,000 to $20,000;
Amrapali 14 K Gold Diamond Bangle, Retail: $4220,

Actress Emily Deschanel wearing a Kabana ring to 'Bringing Farm Sanctuary To All': A Celebration of Expanding Compassion, held in Los Angeles, CA, on June 16th. 

Kabana 14k Yellow Gold Lapis Inlay Ring, Retail: $1,178,

Actress Gillian Jacobs wearing a Baccarat ring and earrings to the "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World" premiere at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA, on June 18th.

Baccarat Ruby Crystal 'Medicis' Earrings, Retail: $1,050, www.Baccarat.comBaccarat Ruby Crystal 'Galet' Ring, Retail: $275,

Olivia Munn Wearing diamond and platinum earrings, diamond rock crystal and platinum bracelet and a diamond and platinum ring  by Neil Lane Jewelry at HBO's Premiere of "The Newsroom"  Hollywood, CA:- June 20, 2012

Actress Rashida Jones wearing a Isharya ring to the "Celeste and Jesse Forever" Q&A at the Los Angeles Film Festival, held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA, on June 21st. 

Isharya Black Resin Ring with Mother of Pearl, Retail: $93,

Actress Brittany Snow wearing Le Vian earrings, ring and bangles to the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "Ted" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 21, 2012 in Hollywood, California. 

Le Vian 14 K Honey Gold Diamond Earrings, Retail: $3997,

Le Vian 14 K Strawberry Gold Chocolate Diamond Ring, Retail: $2647,

Le Vian 14 K Honey Gold Chocolate Diamond Bangles, Retail each: $5747,

Kathryn McCormick Wearing gray diamond and platinum earrings, gray diamond, citrine and platinum bangle, and a white and gray diamond and platinum ring from Neil Lane Jewelry at The Film Independent's Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures "Magic Mike" - Los Angeles, CA:- June 24, 2012

Actress Chelsea Kane wearing Sethi Couture earrings and stackable rings to the closing night gala premiere of 'Magic Mike' at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA, on June 24th.

Sethi Couture 18K Black Rhodium Rose Cut Diamond Drop Stiletto Earrings, Retail: $1,650,

Sethi Couture 18K Black Rhodium and White Diamond Crown Ring, Retail: $2,200,
Sethi Couture Black Rhodium and White Diamond Tiara Ring, Retail: $1,990,

Actress and singer Nicole Scherzinger wearing Isharya bangles at TAO Beach in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 23rd where she celebrated her birthday later that night.

Isharya Assorted Florentine Stack Bangles, Retail: $372,

Singer Nicole Scherzinger wearing a Norman Silverman ring and bangles in addition to Sethi Couture earrings to celebrate her birthday at TAO Nightclub at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 23rd.

Sethi Couture 14K Pink Gold Micro Prong Hoops Earrings with Pink Diamonds, Retail: $1,825, Available at

Norman Silverman Rose Gold Diamond Band Ring, Retail $14,000
Norman Silverman Assorted Bangles, Retail $18,144-$45,360 EACH,

Singer Katy Perry wearing Norman Silverman diamond earrings to the 'Katy Perry: Part Of Me' Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

Norman Silverman Cushion Cut Diamond Earrings, Retail: $445,654;

Actress Crystal Reed wearing Norman Silverman earrings and a Le Vian ring to The Thirst Project's 3rd Annual Gala, held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, on June 26th.

Norman Silverman White Gold Stud Earrings with Black and White Diamonds, Retail: $3,200,

Le Vian 14K Strawberry Gold® Ring with Vanilla Diamonds™ and Chocolate Diamonds®, Retail: $6,198,

Salma Hayek  - Wearing diamond, emerald and platinum chandelier earrings and a large diamond, emerald and platinum cocktail ring by Neil Lane Jewelry at the Premiere of "Savages" - Westwood, CA:- June 25, 2012

Actress Noureen DeWulf wearing a Sethi Couture earrings to the the FX Summer Comedies party held at Lure on June 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

Sethi Couture 'Rosetta & Mosaic Collection' White Gold with Black Rhodium Rose Cut Diamond Flower Studs, Retail: $1790,

Actress Yvonne Strahovski wearing Le Vian earrings and a Amrapali ring at the 8th Annual Australians in Film Breakthrough Awards, held at the InterContinental Hotel, on June 27th.

Le Vian Chocolate Diamonds® Ball Drop Earrings, Retail: $3,180,
Amrapali Diamond and Emerald Ring, Price: $1,310,

Carmen Electra  Wearing large diamond, tourmaline and platinum chandeliere earrings and a diamond, tourmaline and platinum ring by Neil Lane Jewelry at The Premiere of The Amazing Spiderman - Westwood CA:- June 28, 2012

QVC First - Platinum & Diamond Band


The prices of gold and platinum have never been closer and now platinum represents an even greater value for the money, which is not going unnoticed!  

On June 23rd, QVC showcased a platinum and diamond band which marks the first time in ten years that the network has featured diamonds set in platinum....and as soon as they presented it, it sold out!

Affinity Diamond 1/2 cttw Anniversary Band Ring Platinum

The special moments in life call for special jewelry. So mark your next occasion in grand style with this highly polished 950 platinum anniversary ring. Glistening with round, prong-set, white diamonds, it's a piece you'll treasure year after year. From Affinity(R) Diamond Jewelry.

  • Known for its remarkable attributes, platinum is a naturally white metal 
  • It will never change color or fade 
  • it will never need to be re-dipped to maintain its white color 
  • ...and it truly is the most valuable metal for your money.

View the QVC broadcast with style Guru, Michael O'Connor"

CelebrityJewels: Young Hollywood Awards

Actress Ashley Greene accepts the
Superstar of Tomorrow Award during the
14th Annual Young Hollywood Awards 

Young Hollywood Awards 

at Hollywood Athletic Club 
on June 14, 2012 in Hollywood...

Actress Ashley Greene wearing M.C.L By Matthew Campbell Laurenza bangles to the Young Hollywood Awards - Hollywood, California. 

M.C.L By Matthew Campbell Laurenza Black Pave Sapphire Eeel Bangle, Retail: $718,

Actress Aubrey Plaza accepts the Breakthrough Award during the 14th Annual Young Hollywood Awards  wearing a M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza ring and bangle along with KumKum earrings at the 14th Annual Young Hollywood Awards, on June 14th. 

M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza Blue Pave Sapphire Ring, Retail: $570,
M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza Blue Sterling Silver Pave Bangle, Retail: Available Upon Request,

Actress and comedian Whitney Cummings wearing a Hellmuth bangle and ring along with Isharya earrings to the 14th Annual Young Hollywood Awards, held at the Hollywood Athletic Club.

Isharya 18K Gold Plated Grey and Citrine Glass 'Libra' Mod Earrings, Price: Available Upon Request,
Hellmuth Gold Croco Pattern Ring with Cubic Zirconia, Price: $3,060,
Hellmuth Gold Croco Pattern Cuff, Price: Available Upon Request.

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin  worJennifer Meyer Bar Stud earrings to accent her white Monique Lhuillier dress, Christian Louboutin studded pumps, and Edie Parker clutch. 

Hailee Steinfeld appeared in Prabal Gurung separates accessorized with a gold House of Lavande by-pass bracelet, an Edie Parker clutch, and Brian Atwood shoes. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

CelebJewels: Kabana Jewelry - Masters of the Art of Inlay

New Mexico based jewelry line, Kabana is rocking the, black and every color in between!
Kabana 14k White Gold Black Mother of Pearl Inlay Bracelet
with Diamonds, Retail: $7,500,

Kabana was founded by Stavros Eleftheriou in 1975. Housed in what was once an old Mission Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this historic building is now home to the skilled goldsmiths and craftspeople that make Kabana's distinctive Collections. 
Lisa Rinna rocked a great Kabana Bangle at
the Daytime Emmy Awards

Kabana, renowned and undisputed Master of Inlay, is one of the few jewelry manufacturing companies in the United States that does not outsource any portion of our product. From the drawing table to finish, each piece is produced entirely in the United States. 
Kabana 14K Rose Gold Thin Bracelet in Bronze Mother of Pearl
with Diamonds, Retail: $7,398,
Kabana 14K Rose Gold Bracelet in Bronze Mother of Pearl
with Diamonds, Retail: $18,095 EACH,

Our innovative design team creates pieces of exquisite beauty. Our artisans not only utilize the traditional methods of inlay but also take it to new heights of expertise.
Poppy Montgomery  at the Australians In Film
Awards & Benefit Dinner

It is the combination of contemporary design, time-honored methods and our state of the art production facility that results in Kabana’s Collections. 

Phoebe Tonkin  at the Australians In Film
Awards & Benefit Dinner
Kabana’s jewelry is 100% made in the United States of America.

Kabana produces a labor-intensive product. Cutting, polishing and setting inlays is a minute and time-consuming activity. 
Ring in 14k yellow gold with white mother-of-pearl
and diamonds; $2,251

In order to do so, Kabana provides many jobs in the USA, where the wages are higher than in Asia, but so are the craftsmanship and skills. It is also a great and loyal behavior, towards our country, and Kabana is extremely proud to support the local and national economy.
Shanola Hampton at a Pre-BET event

Finally, Kabana’s strength and most precious capital are its employees, many of which have been working here since its foundation. Kabana is a community, a family, deeply grounded in Albuquerque and New Mexico. 

Ring in 14k white gold with black mother-of-pearl
and diamonds; $2,496
It means that the design team, the sales people and the customer service work in the same building as the production team. Everyone can see what the other is doing, and everyone has a daily, global overview of the company’s activity and production; employees know the product very well and see creations evolving at each stage.

Producing at home is a positive contribution to the life of the community, and to the economy, local, state-wide and national. This is a fundamental feature of the company and a source of great pride at Kabana.

Joseph Jewelry Offers a Unique Custom Ring Design Service to Seattle Residents

Seattle-Bellevue, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2012 -- To many people, marriage represents the ultimate commitment. Engagement and wedding rings symbolize the importance of marriage, yet many couples feel overwhelmed when shopping for rings. These couples do not know where to turn to find the highest quality rings that fit within their budgets. They need a jewelry expert to guide them through the process and help them to design their dream rings. 

That is why so many residents of the Seattle and Bellevue, Washington area are now talking about Joseph Jewelry. This jewelry design specialist is offering a unique custom ring service to clients on its website.

The Joseph Jewelry website explains what makes the custom ring service so special: “You will be working with a team that has over 70 years of experience in the jewelry trade. From autoCad designers to wax carvers to stone setters, you will have access to the best talent possible. You can be assured that to whomever you talk, you're getting the right answers and best advice.”

The Joseph Jewelry website features a “design your own ring” custom ring builder that gives clients the unique opportunity to design rings and jewelry online. Clients will work with Joseph Jewelry’s jewelers and designers in order to craft high-end pieces that also fit within their budgets. 

In addition to a tradition of craftsmanship, these jewelers are supported by state-of-the-art computer software that allows them to expertly design unique pieces. Clients who design rings online will even receive free quotes and drawings of their custom rings.

Clients who want to browse through rings that have already been designed will find many different engagement rings, wedding rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces at Joseph Jewelry. The website features collections such as Kirk Kara, Vanna K and Dora. Clients can also discover Joseph Jewelry’s wide selection of colorful gemstones, with the option to browse by gemstone type, color, shape and month of birthstone.

Visitors to the website can also read about Joseph Jewelry’s repair and restoration services, custom hand engraving and appraisal services. They will see that this jeweler provides a full range of services to meet all needs.

Because Joseph Jewelry wants to ensure that their clients are well informed, the website provides several guides that will help visitors to select engagement and wedding rings. These guides explain all the possible shapes, cuts, clarities, colors and carats available for diamonds as well as how to choose a metal and how to custom design a ring.

By visiting the Joseph Jewelry website, clients will find all the information they need to select the perfect engagement and wedding rings as well as other high-end jewelry.

About Joseph Jewelry

Joseph Jewelry is a premier jewelry design specialist in the Seattle and Bellevue, Washington area. Clients of Joseph Jewelry work with custom jewelry designers to design their own custom engagement and wedding rings as well as unique high-end jewelry. Owners and designers Joseph and Danny Boukhalil have a combined 45 years of experience in jewelry making. They offer a wealth of information in jewelry making and have a vested interest in the client’s shopping experience. Their goal is to forge relationships that last a lifetime.

For more information, please visit:


Monday, July 2, 2012

World of Gems Conference III

With sponsors and participants from GIA, AGTA and Gem-A the 3rd Annual World of Gems Conference is shaping up to be the best yet!

World of Gems Conference

When & Where

October 13-14, 2012
Intercontinental O’Hare
Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois

Why You Should Attend


  • Only $345 for all GemGuide subscribers before August 15, 2012
  • Only $395 for all other industry attendees before August 15, 2012
  • Conference fee includes two days of seminars, breakfast and lunch both days, and a cocktail reception on Saturday evening.

Why You Should Attend

  • Cutting edge information including treatments and pricing
  • Top industry speakers
  • Prime networking opportunities
  • Incredible value for the money

Speakers & Topics

The speakers and program are being developed. Watch this site for updated information.

Company/Product Exhibits

Several key industry products will be on display throughout the conference.

MJSA New “conFab” to Help Designers Profit

MJSA Launches New “conFab” 
to Help Designers Profit

ATTLEBORO FALLS, MA—MJSA, the association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, will this fall present the first MJSA conFab, a one-day event focused on “profit lessons” for jewelry makers and designers. Sponsored by the MJSA Education Foundation, it will take place Oct. 14 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

The MJSA conFab will feature a range of sessions covering such key areas as strategy and planning, digital marketing, inventory control, and pricing. In addition, attendees will be able to access special password-protected pages on the MJSA website (, where they can find additional information. New articles, videos, and other resources will continue to be posted to the pages following the event, creating a digital extension of conFab.

“Our goal is to help jewelry makers and designers make a better living doing what they love,” says MJSA president/CEO David W. Cochran. “The event will offer best business practices in a way that’s memorable, rewarding, and even fun. We’ll present pricing strategies by staging a game show—our own version of ‘The Price Is Right’—and invite attendees to submit their own jewelry creations for the contestants to review. They can also submit their websites for critique during the ‘Websites That Work for You’ session, or post their favorite ‘words of wisdom’ on our Board of Best Advice. It truly will be an event to which everyone can contribute.”

The scheduled conFab presenters include:

Andrea Hill, owner of StrategyWerx, a consulting firm focused on helping small business owners succeed and prosper.

Arthur Skuratowicz, co-founder of the Jewelry Training Center (JTC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he serves as director of education.

Gary Dawson, owner of Gary Dawson Designs, an internet-only business that was recently named among the “Best of the Best” by Instore magazine.

Lee Krombholz, owner of Cincinnati-based Krombholz Jewelers and Just Like You Designs, which specializes in personalized jewelry.

Eugene Brill, online marketing manager with industry supplier Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico; he has more than 20 years of experience and expertise in internet marketing communications (search engine optimization, search engine marketing, social media, etc.).

Tina Snyder, editor in chief of MJSA Journal and MJSA Journal Online.

The event’s registration fee of $125 includes unlimited access to the online conFab pages. To learn more or to register, go to


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