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    Halloween Inspiration: Jewelry with Black Diamonds

    Halloween Inspiration: Jewelry with Black Diamonds

    Halloween is here and what better way to celebrate this dark festivity than talking about black diamonds. Black diamonds seem especially appropriate around Halloween, the most spooky day of the year, but there’s really never a time when the gem isn’t fashionable. Before the 1920’s, black diamonds were held in low regard, but as time has passed, they’ve become essential in the fine jewelry industry. Take one look at a black diamond and it’s immediately clear why it’s so popular these days. Black diamonds are sparkly, sexy, dramatic, mysterious and fancy-looking. From engagement rings to earrings, black diamonds are showstoppers.


    Black diamonds are hard to find and unlike traditional diamonds, they are composed of carbon atoms and small amounts of hydrogen. This has led to scientists theorizing that black diamonds are formed in the space, most likely by the explosion of a stellar supernova. Other researchers have even speculated that black diamonds are sure indicators of an extraterrestrial origin due to its content of nitrogen and hydrogen. Even though these theories haven’t been proved, they give an extraordinary and mythical background to these diamonds, which give them a sense of mystery and uniqueness. Moreover, studies have concluded that these diamonds were made over 2.8 million years ago, which increases its rareness.

    Several cultures have adopted black diamonds as either a lucky or unlucky symbol. For instance, the ancient Indian culture considered black diamonds cursed due to their resemblance to a spider’s or snake’s eyes (HALLOWEEN PERFECT OR WHAT?). On the other side, in Italian culture, black diamonds were thought to bring good fortune to marriages since it’s called the stone of reconciliation. Italians believed that touching the stone would transfer the couples’ problems into the diamond.


    The big question behind this rare stone has been if black diamonds are real or not, and the answer is an absolute YES. Although, they cannot be graded the same way as traditional diamonds. The reason behind this is that these diamonds are heavily included and mostly opaque. The natural color of a black diamond ranges from black to dark greys and it’s considered the rarest among all diamonds.

    Since black diamonds are such a trend now, we feel they are the perfect accessory for Halloween due to its color, mystery, and background. Not only that, you know that black is ‘the new black’, the trendiest color of all. Black diamonds look good with everything, they can be combined with all types of diamonds and gemstones, especially white diamonds. The merger between white and black diamonds creates a breathtaking contrasting effect. Moreover, black diamonds can be mixed with all metal colors, either yellow, white or rose gold and look absolutely stunning in any way. They provide a fiercely fascinating contrast in all variety of jewelry, so standing out from the crowd becomes effortless when you’re wearing one of these opaque beauties. Even Carrie Bradshaw from Sex & the City got a black diamond engagement ring from Mr. Big. If this doesn’t explain how fashionable this stone is, we don’t know what else would!

    Check out the different ways in which this precious stone can be used and be spooky, but with glamour!

    Mixing n’ Matching Jewelry: Tips to Master this Trend

    Mixing n’ Matching Jewelry: Tips to Master this Trend

    According to Coco Chanel: “when accessorizing, take off the last thing you put on.” Well, sorry Coco, but we have to say that times have changed! Nowadays, less isn’t exactly more and the rule about not mixing metals is far gone. Staying on only a single colored metal can be now seen as too matchy-matchy instead of modern… and not to mention how it takes all the creativity out of shopping when you have to always keep in mind what you already have at home.Adding layers and mixing metals is now seen as the perfect way to add warmth and texture to your wardrobe, as well as creating stylish looks for every event.

    We bring you 4 tips to master the mixing and matching of golds, metals and the latest jewelry trends.

  • 1. Don’t worry about the hardware
  • Raise your hand if you have had multiple debates over buying or not buying purses, boots or sunglasses because of their metallic zippers or buckles! I can’t even count how many times I have changed clothes and accessories because a gold necklace could NEVER be matched with boots with silver accessories. We have good news for you: you don’t have to stress anymore about adding these elements to your look unless of course, the hardware is the dominant part of how you look.

    2. Make it look as if you did it on purpose:

    While mixing metals and colors in jewelry, you should make it seem as if it was calculated to achieve a stylish and trendy look. You don’t have to think about the combination of metals twice, but rather think about if the pieces belong together aesthetically. You shouldn’t mix and cross different styles, the combination still needs to make sense!

    3. Stacking, stacking and & more stacking:

    Stacking rings is trending now, but now you should also try stacking bracelets and necklaces. You can layer up different necklaces from the longest to the shortest in different colors. Also with bracelets, if there’s no centerpiece among them, try mixing them according to their thickness and size to create consistency. As for the rings, stack them one on top of another according to your taste. Have fun with this new trend, as stacking mixed metals in one place makes it look intentional and very sleek.

    4. Color pop:

    Adding another color to the equation will complement the different metal shades. You can add black diamonds or different gemstones according to your look that will allow you to have even more fun with your accessories and making the final result very funky and unique.

     

    We’re happy that mixing and matching is no longer a ‘faux pas’ and you can have fun while creating your own looks and showing off your inner fashionistas. However, you have to always take into account that there’s a really fine line between fashion and redundancy. Try to always keep your jewelry pieces under the same style while mingling them and remember to be bold as well, because you deserve to shine!

    Everything you Need to Know About Breast Cancer

    Everything you Need to Know About Breast Cancer

    October is a month to build breast cancer awareness and to pay tribute to those affected by this disease. During this month, health campaigns are organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treament and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.


    As a company with a majority of female employees and customers, we thought it’s our duty to join such an important cause by donating 5% of every rose gold jewelry piece sold during this month and also by spreading essential information regarding this disease.

    Each of our products is available in Rose Gold. Choose your favorite or browse the whole collection here 

    rose gold ring

    rose gold evil eye necklace

    rose gold engagement ring aqua marine

    rose gold diamond ring


    According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization. Therefore, it’s extremely important to be aware of all the risk factors, how to prevent the disease and what to do.


    Facts About Breast Cancer:


    • One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
    • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
    • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death among women.
    • On average, every two  minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and one woman will die of breast cancer every therteen minutes.

    Risks for breast cancer:

    There’s a misconception about the number one breast cancer risk. People tend to think genetics is the biggest breast cancer cause, but we should know that the vast majority of women with breast cancer have no family history. In fact, aside from being female, your age is the biggest risk factor. "As we get older, our tissue gets older, and the risk of developing disease increases," says Susan Boolbol, MD, chief of breast surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. With age, we've also had more lifetime exposure to estrogen, which may boost breast cancer risk. However, family history does increase your chances of obtaining the disease, so you should consider getting screened earlier and contemplating about genetic testing.

    The risks mentioned above are ones that you cannot prevent, but there are others that you’re actually able to avert. Under this list, there is lack of physical activity, poor diet, being overweight, drinking alcohol, radiation to the chest and taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which is sometimes prescribed for menopause. It’s not about being extreme about it, but it’s about having a healthy and non-sedentary lifestyle taking care of your body and mind.


    Here’s some important information and tips that can help you and your loved ones to prevent or discover breast cancer early:

    Symptoms:

    • A lump in your breast
    • Swelling in or around your breast, collarbone, or armpit
    • Skin thickening or redness
    • Breast warmth and itching
    • Nipple changes
    • Nipple discharge
    • Pain in or around your breast

    Preventive measures:

    1. Checking your breasts constantly at home is a great way to capture any change. People may often think there’s a particular way of checking your breasts, but actually, there’s no set way and there’s no right or wrong way to do it. Instead, the most important thing is just getting to know your breasts. If you know what they feel like normally, you can be on the look for unusual changes. Moreover, you should be conscious of the fact that breast cancer doesn’t only appear on the breasts, so you should also check yourself from the collarbone area to the middle of the armpits.
    2. Know your family history. Research about all family cancers because in the fight against breast cancer, knowledge is power.
    3. Get up to date about mammograms. Every woman is different and you know you’re body, therefore, you know what’s right for you. However, doctors recommend following the new ACS guidelines that suggest that woman without a family history of breast cancer should start screening at the age of 40, have yearly mammograms from 45 to 54 and every two years after 55.
    4. Try having a healthy and active lifestyle by exercising 20 to 40 minutes 3 times a week which can reduce the risk of cancer, as well as limiting yourself to a glass of wine a day.

    Breast cancer affects millions of women worldwide and has more death rates than any other cancer. Performing self-checks regularly and educating yourself about breast cancer can help you or someone you know notice it in early stages and get adequate treatment. Luckily, with breakthroughs in science and medicine, survival rates increased significantly. Moreover, it’s important to stay informed and to know that we, women, are in this together and that we’re here to fight it together. Don’t fight alone!

    It’s that Time of the Year Again and we Bring you the Latest Fall Trends

    It’s that Time of the Year Again and we Bring you the Latest Fall Trends

    Summer is over and it’s time to move to that perfect-weather season we’ve been expecting. One of the things we like the most about this much-expected season is the warm colors and rich textures it brings with it. In this post, we present you all the major fall trends of 2017 brought straight from New York Fashion Week: colors, jewelry, clothes, makeup and hairstyles so you can be prepared for this upcoming season!

    Colors

    According to Pantone, the color palette for Fall 2017 leans more towards warm colors. Comforting shades are crucial to this season, including pale pink, golden lime and marina blue. The colors are powerful and evocative like the ‘Grenadine’ which is a “confident and self-assured attention-getter” shade of red, or like the “Tawny Port” which is an elegant, sophisticated, and tasteful shade of burgundy.

    Jewelry Trends

    Following the color palette that Pantone took out from New York Fashion week, ruby is the dominating gemstone. Ruby is distinguished for its bright red color, being the most famous red gemstone. Besides its bright color, it’s a most desirable gem due to its hardness, durability, brightness, and rarity. Moreover, Saphire is the perfect match to the ‘Navy Peony’ shade, as well as the Emerald coming between ‘Shaded Spruce’ and ‘Golden lime.’

    Amy ring:

    Sofia ring:

    ILU earrings:

    Leeonora Necklace:

    Matilda ring:

     

    Fashion Trends

    The runways at New York Fashion Week were a big surprise this season. Trends like fringes and one-shoulder pieces aren’t new, but designers are taking them to a whole new level of excitement. Neutral plaids are also trending now, appearing on every piece of clothes you can imagine, from boots to coats, to t-shirts and accessories. Moreover, this season’s runway demonstrated that flowers aren’t only blooming in spring and that metallic sparkles can be used all year long, at daytime and nighttime.

    Florals

    Glitter Bomb

    Leather pants

    One shoulder

    Neutral plaids

    Makeup Trends

    This fall’s beauty trends are the opposite of no-makeup: dramatic and unique eyeliner trends, strong eye looks and lip color statements following this season’s color scheme.

    Cold weather cheeks

    Eyeliner interrupted

    Brown lips

    Blue Eyeshadow

    Sunset eyes

    Dramatic Eyeliner

    Hair Trends

    The hair for this season is all about the drama of simplicity. The runways showcased natural and relaxed looks, as well as exotic tribal braids, and easy-to-pull-off wet styles.

    The sleek wet look

    Relaxed curls

    Short bobs

    The bowl cut

    Tribal braids

    Natural lengths

    This season is full of inspiring colors, trendy pieces and fun trends.

    Find your favorite ones and enjoy this season!

    Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year

    Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year

    Lechaim, Salud, Cheers to New Beginnings

    Happy Jewish New Year! Happy Rosh Hashanah!

    Rosh Hashanah is considered the universe’s birthday, the day Adam & Eve were created, Therefore, it’s one of the most important festivities in the Jewish religion. It’s celebrated very soon, so we decided to dedicate a blog post for such a special holiday focusing on its main messages.

    Rosh Hashanah actually means “head of the year” and just like the head controls the body, our actions on this special time, have a tremendous impact on the rest of the year. Many Americans use the New Year as a time to reflect and plan a better life, making "resolutions." Likewise, the Jewish New Year is a time to begin introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past year and planning the changes to make in the new year.

    This festivity and the one coming after, called Yom Kipur, are holidays which are meant for reflection and introspection. Although humans should deal with this kind of matters throughout the year, the holidays give you the perfect opportunity to stop and think of what you’ve done right and wrong during the year. What would you want to improve and from who do you need to ask for forgiveness. This way, one should start the new year hoping to be a better person with a set of goals and a purpose in life.

    The word shanah, which means year, also has the definition of ‘shinuy’ which is translated into change. Therefore, Rosh Hashanah is also the beginning of adjustment in our lives, where we look to better ourselves for the coming year. This decision to change serves as the perfect opportunity for growth in every aspect of our lives. “There is no renewal without change and there is no change without renewal.”

    During Rosh Hashanah, we bless each other to have a sweet good year. This expression was created many years ago in a time where there was almost no sugar and sweets were considered a rare delicacy. Nowadays, Jewish people have the custom to dip apples in honey as a symbol for it. We also eat pomegranates referring to a year full of many blessings like a number of seeds it contains. Additionally, Jewish people eat a fish’s head during this holiday, symbolizing how we should always strive to be the head and not the tail. It’s a symbol of our personal aspirations to lead in every aspect of our lives, personal or professional.

    Why are we telling you all that? We believe the concept of the Jewish new year’s is universal and everyone can learn from it, to appreciate how far they’ve come in their life. Then, to take the time to determine what’re the next steps for a better life. And finally, try to reach a state of acceptance within yourself to be able to realize that your past can serve as a motivation for an improved future.

    We wish you the sweetest year of all, surrounded by the people you love the most! Chag Sameach.