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Introducing Joshua James newest jewellery collection for summer, Serenity. This collection features a host of intricate silver and warm gold and copper tones inspired by the magic of nature. Serenity embodies the tranquillity that nature brings us. 

The natural world is omnipresent in jewellery design, the shapes, colours and patterns all exist there, and are reimagined in precious metals for us to accessorise with. These are visible in extravagant high jewellery collections, created with diamonds and stones worth millions, or in a smaller artisan practice like Joshua James: nature knows no boundaries.

You can easily spot the floral influence in both the Daisy Pendant and matching earrings below, these will add a welcome shimmer to any summer wardrobe. Natural beauty also shines through in the geometric honeycomb design in the Gold Plated Honeycomb Bracelet and matching necklace and ring. For festival fun, channel a unique look with the sunshine yellow bee pendant below!

If you prefer your silver rings chunky and layered, this collection has a few that are sure to appeal to the boho icon in you! The Serenity Silver & Marcasite Wide Ring is the ideal statement ring to accompany delicate charm necklaces and leafy pendants. These items will take you from summer picnics in the park to supper with understated elegance. Pair the Multi-Leaf Necklace with the Silver Leaf Cutout Drop Earrings or the Serenity Silver Cheese Plant Stud Earrings, which will elevate your look with an exotic twist.

Symbolic of love, freedom, light and beauty –  jewellery has long favoured the Hummingbird. Playful and elegant, these drop down Hummingbird Silver Earrings are sure to make a stylish impression. Mix them up with Serenity Silver & Rose Gold Plated Acorn Pendant, and layer with the Silver Hummingbird Heart necklace

Whatever your style rules when it comes to jewellery – from a little to a lot – Serenity has something for everyone. Mix and match your favourite natural elements with this collection. Shop Serenity now at Joshua James.

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When you are getting ready to pop the question, you want everything to be perfect. The place, the day, the statement and most definitely the ring. If you haven’t discussed ring preferences with your love, it can be tough to know if you are choosing a ring that she will love forever.

When the time is drawing near, that’s when you need to start paying attention. Observe her style, any small hints that she may be dropping and try to gauge her expectations. Along with any hints you can up, you will need to consider things like carat size, stone shape, setting style and most importantly, your budget.

One of the best places to start your search for popular engagement rings is online. While the point of your engagement is to make a statement of your love and commitment, presenting the perfect ring is still an important moment. Here are a few tips to help you find the perfect ring that she will wear proudly.

Internet Searches

Without invading her privacy by hacking into her devices, you may be able to track some of her internet searches to find any ring clues. Follow her Pinterest account and see if she has dedicated any boards to wedding posts or rings that she likes. If you share a home computer, you can try searching through her recent browsing history to see if there are any jewelry sites that could give you some clues.

Friends & Family

Even if you are trying to keep your proposal a secret, you may have to enlist the help of her friends and family for ring suggestions. Let’s face it, women talk to their girlfriends, their sisters or their mothers about things like the ring of their dreams. Sit down with your girl’s best friend or mother to get some ideas about what she may like.

You can even suggest that one of her friends join you when you go out ring shopping. You may get some great advice about what she may like. Make it a fun day out shopping with your future mother-in-law with some lunch and bonding time.

Know Her Style

Every woman has her own specific style. If you are getting ready to ask her to marry you, you probably already have a good idea what her style is. How she dresses and decorates the places in her life will say a lot about her natural style.

If her style is simple and plain she may love a ring that is classic and elegant, like a solitaire diamond with a platinum setting. If your love is a bit of a fashionista, you might want to stick with the latest trends. For women that are more active and sporty you should think about getting a ring with a lower profile and a simple design that won’t interfere with her daily activities.

Just Ask Her

If you aren’t looking to make your proposal a huge surprise, you can always just ask her about her ring tastes and expectations. Go on a casual shopping trip and have some fun trying on rings.

Read more about jewellery here: https://www.jewellerymonthly.com/category/jewellery-diamonds-and-gemstones/

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Fine jewellery is admittedly and undeniably beautiful. And when that fine piece of gold chain or metal includes gemstones that have been precisely cut and have little to no inclusions, you can be sure that this particular piece of luminous earth mineral will fetch quite a price.

But while most of us are aware of the monetary value that most jewellery is associated with, very few of us are aware of the hidden costs of bringing about these eye-catching accessories. The jewellery industry has long been hounded by news of ethically dubious business practices. These reports range from underpaid (and sometimes underage) laborers who look for the precious metals and stones that we wear with such pride on our bodies, to the destruction of animal habitats for the sake of mining these minerals.

Blood diamonds, for example, are diamonds that have been mined in war zones or sold to fund a warlord’s or group’s participation in a conflict. Sometimes called conflict diamonds, these kinds of diamonds show how the mining and marketing of these precious stones have a negative effect on the areas that these diamonds are sourced from.

The jewellery industry remains largely unchecked when it comes to ethical sourcing and producing its goods for the consumption of consumers. The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, for example, was set up just within the last decade to prevent the proliferation of conflict diamonds in the mainstream diamond market and reduce the funding of militant groups seeking to usurp legitimate governments. This lack of policing and vigilance has left gaping holes in the ethics of the jewellery industry.

Luckily, a lot of consumers are starting to take notice. The existence of conflict diamonds was introduced to mainstream consumers when Leonardo DiCaprio starred in a movie titled Blood Diamond. Consumers became significantly more aware about the consequences of their purchasing choices when it came to necklaces, bracelets, and even engagement rings.

Conscious shoppers have created waves of change in many industries, most notably in the fashion industry. The increase in fast fashion and the incredible consequences it has on the environment have prompted many consumers to reexamine their shopping habits. By patronising brands that promote sustainable fashion, companies are forced to change their ingrained habits to follow consumer demand.

The same concept applies to jewellery nowadays. Because mining is such a polluting process, ripping apart layers of the earth to gain access to precious stones and metals, a lot of jewelers are opting to work with smaller, fair-trade, artisanal mines. These mines have a smaller impact on the earth since they rarely work on such a large scale.

A lot of jewelry in Chicago is ethically and responsibly sourced, and most of the jewelers work with these mines or source their metals and stones from vintage jewellery. Sourcing these materials from pre-existing resources reduces the impact on the earth since no new metals or stones need to be unearthed from the ground, and increases the lifespan of a particular mined piece through repurposing or retreating.

Choosing to buy ethical jewellery isn’t a difficult choice to make. There are a lot of options available out there that do proper documentation regarding the sourcing and labor involved in the lifespan of a gemstone or precious metal. And while the fight for a truly sustainable practice is yet to arrive, buying from sustainable and fair trade brands really does make a difference.

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Choosing an engagement ring can be an overwhelming task. There are many factors involved with a ring’s design and these styles should match the taste and personality of your partner. While maintaining a budget is important, you should remember that the ring will become the first thing many people ask to see, as well as an item your partner will want to show off for the rest of their life. A ring is chosen as a symbol for your relationship, one that will be shared with the world. This is why choosing the right ring is important, especially in the age of social media.

With engagements being announced through Facebook and Instagram, it is the engagement ring that becomes the focus. Celebrity announcements gain millions of comments and likes, immediately followed by articles discussing the stone and ring design. And, with this great attention placed upon the engagement ring, we are seeing designs becoming more creative so that couples stand out from the crowd. No longer is simple elegance enough, now a ring should be unique and have creativity. Here are the key design factors and their trends, to help you choose the right eye-catching engagement ring for your partner.

Four C’s

Some of the first descriptors you will encounter when shopping for an engagement ring are the ‘four c’s’. They are cut, clarity, color, and carat. Each describes a different element of the diamond’s design.

  1. Cut – the shaping of the diamond
  2. Clarity – how perfect or unblemished the stone is
  3. Color – there are many colors of diamond
  4. Carat – the weight, not necessarily size, of the diamond

Each of these qualities are important to consider. America has two continued favorite cuts of diamond, the round and square cut. Together, they make up nearly three quarters of all engagement ring diamonds sold. However, many couples are beginning to leave these designs behind in favor of a more unusual alternative. Many famous engagement rings, such as Angelina Jolie’s and Lady Gaga’s, use different shapes and styles, making them iconic. It is the same for the color of a diamond. Clear diamonds remain the most popular, however, there is a rising demand for yellow and pink diamonds. Both Cardi B and Katy Perry proudly made use of pink diamonds in their engagement rings and has helped pique the public’s interest in the color for their own rings.

Setting

The setting of the ring is how the diamonds are placed and displayed upon the ring. Much like the ‘four c’s’, there is a traditional and widely-popular preference for the solitaire setting. Its simplicity is celebrated and it raises the central stone, elevating it for a wonderful sparkle.

Again, however, there are early indications of a shifting preference. Alternative settings, such as halo and pavé settings, are becoming more mainstream. There’s plenty of room to get creative with smaller, complimentary stones. Olivia Wilde was given an engagement ring set in an emerald halo, a vibrant green to match her eyes.

Stone

While the diamond is the most iconic stone for Designer Engagement Rings, there is no obligation to limit yourself. While the diamond is the strongest stone and most resilient to damage, there are excellent alternatives. Two stones could even be combined such as on a halo setting. Now perhaps the most famous engagement ring in the world, Princess Diana’s sapphire was originally the cause of some commotion. However, since the beautiful blue stone has been adjusted for Kate Middleton’s hand, it has opened many people’s minds to a variety of diamond alternatives.

See more articles on Weddings & Engagement at https://www.jewellerymonthly.com/category/weddings-and-bridal/ 

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Jewellery Monthly Magazine | Jewellery &.. by Amit Laxman - Jewellery & Diamo.. - 1M ago

The classic 1 carat Round Brilliant cut diamond. It’s been a timeless and favourite size for decades and certainly ever since 1947 when DeBeer’s launched the famous slogan – “A Diamond is Forever”. But have you ever considered what diamonds offer the best ‘1 carat value’ for your money? And why?

Of course, if you are among the fortunate who can do diamond shopping with a “blank cheque” then stop right here and let your emotions dictate your buying decision.

How important is 1 carat?

The first question you should ask yourself, is the 1 carat ‘magic number’ really important?

Take a look at the following two diamond certificates.

The first certificate is for a Round Brilliant diamond, 1ct, F colour, SI1 clarity.

And this second certificate is of a Round Brilliant diamond, 0.81ct, F colour, SI1 clarity.

Both the diamonds are of the same quality: F colour, SI1 clarity.
The 1ct diamond is bigger than the 0.81ct diamond by a miniscule 0.37mm x 0.40mm (that is less than 1mm). But the 1ct diamond is more expensive by 49.5%!

Diamonds are cut for weight – the heavier the diamond (1ct) the more expensive it is. And secondly, it is a demand – supply factor. There are a lot more consumers in the world who want a 1ct diamond relative to its availability.

So, we go back to our original question. How important is it that you have a 1ct diamond?

If I were to offer you a diamond that will give you the “look” of a 1ct diamond when it is worn on your finger and save you 49.5% in price would you consider that? Or is it an important “branding” issue where you can definitely say – “I’m wearing a 1ct diamond ring”?

I love 1 carat, so what other options do I have to get the best value?

The Round Brilliant diamond is by far the most classic and popular shape which as we have seen can become a very pricey option in a 1 carat size (or for that matter, any of the other ‘magic sizes’ such as 0.50ct, 1.50ct, 2.00ct and so on).

Let us look at other options.

Princess cut

The Princess cut diamond is a very beautiful shape and has amazing sparkle. I accept there are those who do not like linear geometric shapes and hence, steer clear of this shape. But for those who are open to consider this shape, you will find that it has a ‘big spread’ on the finger and looks amazingly sparkly. How does it compare in price with a 1 carat Round Brilliant?

Take a look at this Princess Cut diamond:

Its specifications are:
Size: 1.25ct
Colour: D
Clarity: SI1

Price relative to the 1ct Round Brilliant we saw earlier is:

Round Brilliant, 1ct, F/SI1
£7,340.00

Princess Cut, 1.25ct D/SI1
£6,599.00

For the price of a 1 carat Round Brilliant, you can get a significantly larger Princess Cut diamond, and as seen in this case, of better colour as well.

Cushion cut

This shape is a personal favourite of mine. It comes in two types, a rectangular cushion and a square cushion. Both are slightly beveled on all 4 sides and have rounded corners, thus giving an overall ‘softer’ and more ‘feminine’ look. Historically it has also been a popular shape in many celebrity diamond rings.

I would like to show you the following cushion cut, which has the same specifications as the Round Brilliant we saw earlier.

Its specifications are:
Size: 1.00ct
Colour: F
Clarity: SI1
(Note: this is a square Cushion)

Price relative to the 1ct Round Brilliant we saw earlier is:

Round Brilliant, 1ct, F/SI1
£7,340.00

Cushion Cut, 1.00ct F/SI1
£3,960.00

This 1 carat Cushion cut is 46% cheaper than the same quality and weight Round Brilliant. As a general rule of thumb, any of the fancy diamond shapes offer a lot more in terms of value when compared to an equivalent Round Brilliant.

I suggest you Google “celebrity diamond rings”. You will see that almost every celebrity is has chosen a diamond that is not a Round Brilliant. The most popular shapes have been: Cushion cut, Tear drop (Pear cut), Heart shape and Emerald cut.
Check out the following article from Vogue magazine – the best celebrity engagement rings of all time.

Time and space restrictions prevent me from exploring all these diamond shapes, but the concept is the same. You will get much more ‘bang for your buck’ with a fancy shape diamond than a Round Brilliant.

However, if you prefer the classic and timeless look, then stick to the Round Brilliant and as I showed you earlier, you can still get a “1 carat look” with a slightly smaller diamond such as 0.80ct. The same applies for all the other weight ranges, 0.35ct versus 0.50ct, 1.30ct versus 1.50ct, 1.80ct versus 2.00ct and so on. It does need careful selection by an expert because a poorly selected stone can make a 1 carat look like an 0.80ct as well!

Of course, comparing size and price are not the only factors that should be considered when choosing a diamond. One does have to consider sparkle (cut grade) and colour and clarity and so on. I also believe that choosing a diamond is only half the battle. Manufacturing it into a beautifully and designed ring is what will make the diamond stand out. Otherwise, it is just a rock on a finger.

For these reasons, it is important to consult a diamond expert who can help you to select a diamond that offers the best value and maximum sparkle for your money.

Disclaimer: The prices quoted in this article are true and correct at the time of publishing. However, prices and availability of the diamonds are subject to regular fluctuations. These prices are not a substitute for a genuine quotation from Radiant Diamonds or any other jeweller.

This article was written by Amit Laxman, Radiant Diamonds, Melbourne, Australia.

Radiant Diamonds specialise in the manufacture of bespoke jewellery using naturally sourced fancy coloured diamonds and colourless (white) diamonds.
http://www.radiant-diamonds.com/

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Ivonna is the in house bespoke jewellery designer for Allum & Sidaway. If you’re interested in a piece of bespoke jewellery designed by Ivonna, we’ve developed a simple process. When it comes to custom jewellery, we know that you probably have a clear picture in your mind of what you want, so we think it’s essential to involve you in every step along the way. Here’s what you can expect from your unique jewellery journey…

1. First meeting

We invite anyone who’s curious about having a bespoke design made to come to an Allum & Sidaway store for a chat. Choose which of our five stores is more convenient for you, and we’ll arrange a casual meeting with Ivonna. This initial consultation is completely free, and is a way for you to get to know us, and for Ivonna to understand a bit more about your likes and dislikes. She’ll show you a few different styles of jewellery and talk you through them, to see what you think and get a feel of your tastes.

If you have strong opinions about your bespoke jewellery design, we invite you to speak up! Remember, this process is all about you. If you already have a clear idea of what you want, please tell Ivonna in this first meeting. If not, we’ll do our best to show you a full range of options for inspiration. Remember, nobody will be offended if you react strongly to something. We want to know what you really want.

Remodelling an old piece of jewellery is also an option. If you’ve got an old piece that you’d like to turn into something totally new, please bring it to the consultation so we can discuss options for transformation.

2. Choosing your gemstone

There’s a lot to take in when it comes to choosing a gemstone, and we’ll talk you through all your options, and explain all the little details and essential decisions that may have not even entered your head. You may have already decided if you want a classic diamond or a coloured gem, but there are other things to discuss, too. We’ll talk about the cut, carat, clarity and colour. If your head’s spinning just thinking about that, don’t worry! We know that gemstones can be a bit of a mystery if you’re not in the jewellery business, and we’ll break it down for you clearly so you can make a confident decision about your piece. Later, you’ll have the chance to look at a selection of gemstones up close and personal, which can help you understand the slight differences that can exist between one stone and another.

3. The design process

When you come back for your second appointment, the magic has already started to happen behind the scenes. We’ll have mock-up drawings based on your design for you to consider, allowing you to make any changes that you want. Usually, we provide several different drawings, all rendered at real life scale to help you make your choice. At the end of this meeting, we’ll all have a very clear idea of how your design is going to progress, and what it will look like when it’s turned into reality.

At this point, we’ve got a couple of other things to talk about, too. First, we’ll let you choose the exact stones that you want in your piece. Whether you’re opting for a diamond or a coloured gemstone, we have a broad selection for you to look at. Each stone is unique, so we want you to make the choice – this is your design, after all!

We’ll also discuss the tricky matter of finances. Talking about money can be a sensitive topic, so we’d rather get everything out in the open, and we won’t try to push you if you have a firm budget in mind. No matter how much you’re planning to spend on your piece, we’ll find something that suits you. The selection of stones that we present to you will cover a broad range of prices, so you should be able to find one that suits your wallet.

4. Making your piece

When all the design and budget details have been finalised, and we’ve double checked that you’re totally happy with everything, it’s time to make your dream jewellery design a reality. At this point, we don’t want to rush anything. Our expert goldsmiths will take their time as they lovingly handcrafted your piece in our workshop, paying close attention to each step as they take the delicate metal and gemstones and forge them into something truly special. This process usually takes between 6 and 10 weeks.

When that’s done, you’ll be able to take your piece home with you! We expect you to be totally satisfied with your unique piece of jewellery that represents a true collaboration between your design ideas and our professional expertise.

To enquire about commissioning a bespoke jewellery piece from Allum and Sidaway visit:
 https://www.allumandsidaway.co.uk/bespoke-design or email ivonna@allumandsidaway.co.uk directly.

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Silver cutlery sets have long been used to store food and keep the water warm. You might have come across the famous phrase “Born with a silver spoon.” Ever wondered why isn’t it gold? This is because it highlights the benefit of silver and endorses that a person will never get sick if he is fond of silverware.

If you are a silver lover and prefer to add more silver accessories to your collection, then below are some of the benefits you can reap by adding silver utensils to your home.

It Purifies Water

It is a well-known fact that silverware helps purify water and protect it from bacteria. Silver has antibacterial properties and using it as cutlery is completely safe. In fact, people boil food and water in their silverware to purify it from any harmful elements that might affect their kids.
Silver does this by positively charging the water particles which in turn protects the body from electromagnetic radiation and improves our blood circulation. It also helps balance our body temperature and works as a natural healer.

Keeps Water And Food Fresh

Silver cutlery sets are not toxic in nature. They are prone to get easily oxidized like other types of metals. In fact, silver reacts with toxic substances and changes the way they interact with the human body. Silver kills microbes and other harmful bacteria and resists their further growth while preserving the food for a longer time.

It Supports And Boosts Immunity

Silver has long been known to protect and balance our immune system. Silver cutlery sets and other instruments are widely used to protect babies from diseases and protect their immune system.

When hot food is served in a silver plate, it will melt and taste great. When someone consumes this food, it will have antibacterial properties which in turn will help boost the immune system. Besides, many herbal medicines use extracts of silver as a compound in their supplements to boost immunity.

Silver Has A Cooling Effect

Silver has a cooling effect on all of your body. This is one of the primary reasons why people are starting to wear silver ornaments and jewelry. Silver helps maintain the natural body temperature, helping you fight heat strokes.

With its antioxidant properties and the capability to fight bacteria, women and men are now looking to adorn themselves with sterling silver. Besides, this natural coolant isn’t expensive.

It Is Not Toxic At All

Metals are sometimes toxic. They can mix with the servings and can cause toxicity in your body. If you are a regular user of plastic cutlery sets, then you should know the fact that plastic is mildly toxic. But in comparison, this is not the case with silver.

The metal isn’t harmful and doesn’t oxidize. Besides, it doesn’t unfavorably interact with the food. In fact, it is handy for your well-being.

Highly Durable

Silver cutlery sets can be used for a lifetime. They don’t rust or get spoiled after a few months. You can say it is a one-time investment and can be easily passed to the next generations if you are ever going to. They are also easy to clean and don’t require sterilization with boil water after use.

If you buy plastic or metal plates, you are likely to buy them again after some time. But if your choice was a silver plate, then you don’t need to spend money on them again.

It Is Inexpensive

With all the above benefits you might think that silvery cutlery sets are someway expensive than traditional plastic ones. But actually, they almost cost the same and last long. It means silverware is a great way to get full value for your money and is cost-effective in the long run as well.

Conclusion

In conclusion, there are several benefits of using silver cutlery sets. Besides, they are easy on your pocket and a great way to protect you from toxic elements and bacteria. Silver is also a great way to protect your infants who are usually more prone to diseases, like indigestion.
While purifying the water and keeping our food fresh, silver utensils are one of the best to capitalize on and you should certainly buy them.

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Color is at the forefront of the new opal jewelry collection by award-winning designer, Jeffrey Bilgore.

Opal is the only gem that can show the full spectrum of a mother’s love, in all the colors of the rainbow. To celebrate, Jeffrey Bilgore has created an ode to opal in his latest collection launch, just in time for Mother’s Day. The gemstone, like a mother’s love, has no bounds, and displays a full spectrum of color. The balance of reds, oranges, greens, yellows and blues found across the award-winning designer’s stunning rings makes for the perfect bright and colorful present for someone special.

Sourced responsibly and directly from Australia, each of these one-of-kind pieces features a unique, large, vibrant opal handpicked for its exceptional play of color. Known for being a leading source for some of the most stunning opals in the world, these precious gemstones are unique in their optical effects—diffracting light to create an extraordinary rainbow unique to each gem, which changes with the movement of the stone in the light.

Believed by some to enhance confidence and bring out one’s full potential, as well as spontaneity, creativity and an interest in the arts, opals have been worn for centuries. Complementing flickers of color in classic settings, Jeffrey Bilgore designs something for every mom and mom to be. From an alluring 4.41 ct. Lightening Ridge Australian oval black opal in a four-prong setting, to a 5.19 ct. gem Australian crystal opal set split shank ring set in 18K yellow gold glam, Bilgore creates a statement for every style and special occasion.

“This Mother’s Day, remember your Mom—or your children’s mom—by giving her…her own rainbow! Opals are amazing gems that can have mom’s favorite color, or all of her favorite colors at once. Show your love by putting her under a rainbow of love,” says Jeffrey Bilgore.

Six one-of-a-kind rings and one bespoke opal necklace are the cornerstone of the designer’s opal capsule line. Accented with diamonds, and set in platinum and/18K yellow gold, exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail is taken to bring out the play of color in each unique opal gemstone. Mothers gift the world with life and love, and this upcoming Mother’s Day Jeffrey Bilgore shares a bright, vibrant, and beautiful bespoke opal collection for the women who bring color to the world.

To learn more about Jeffrey Bilgore, and request pricing, visit www.jeffreybilgore.com, or inquire with the designer directly through his contact page.

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Bracelets are basically an article or piece of jewelry worn on the wrist. As fashionable as modern day bracelets have become, they are always rather just mundane and barely noticed sometimes. Any bracelet lover would be craving badly for something ethereal and unique, futuristic even. As much as you think it’s never going to be within grasp, the future is already here.

A. Velichkovski has created the first luxury bracelets based on nanotechnologies in the world. His experience in art, nano-chemistry and quantum molecular modeling allows him to create new unique modern jewelry designs which represent modern life and the future.

Velichkovski (VKI) introduces the “Quantum nano” bracelet collection which was designed by their R&D team from the bottom up, using a conception of nanotechnologies, a conception which was introduced first by Nobel laureate physicist R. Fainman. For the creation of this nanotube bracelet clasp, Velichkovski and team for the first time in jewelry creation used the same computer programs which scientists normally use for quantum molecular modeling of DNA, nanotubes or graphene nanostructures. From the 3D atom structure nanotube modeling, and finding the best stable geometry configuration of the nanotube, and suitable dimensions for clasp to Chemical atomic Vapor Deposition layer (CVD) nano coatings for bracelet finishing. The Quantum nano collection is the personification of the future, nanotechnologies and modern unique design.

This is not just a simple bracelet: this is a product of modern state of the art nano, 3D printing and design technologies of the 21st century.

Definitely jaw dropping to have such scientific terms associated with a bracelet but as stated earlier, it is the first of its kind.

These bracelets, putting aside their peculiarity, are still very fashionable and can go with any piece of clothing. They are available in different colors.

For the first time Nanotechnological Quantum nano bracelets collection including modern luxury Onyx cube bracelets collection was represented on International Jewelry London (IJL) on September 2 – 4, 2018.

For more information and inquiries please visit: www.velichkovski.com

E-mail: contacts@velichkovski.com

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The Rosalie Collection elevates rose gold jewelry style, launching for Spring/Summer 2019.

New York, NY. April 23, 2019. An amalgamation of “beauty” and “vincible,” the Beauvince company namesake is interpreted as “with beauty one conquers.” The New York atelier works with private clients and retailers to create custom fine jewelry, celebrating milestones, gifting, and just because. Known for exquisite diamond designs, Beauvince only uses responsibly sourced conflict-free diamonds. Their new Rosalie Collection brings the warmth of rose gold to earring, ring, and necklace designs just in time for spring.

Designer and curator, Komal Bajaj, says of Rosalie’s inspiration, “The Rosalie Collection is about femininity and delicacy. The warmth and sensuality of rose gold is an idyllic complement to diamonds which exude power and strength. We love making jewelry for women and celebrating them, and what we hope to offer with Rosalie is an exciting and interesting collection for modern women who are strong, successful and proudly feminine.”

The Rosalie Collection celebrates women, with a variety of stunning face-framing, diamond and rose gold looks. Four drop earrings are timeless in style and dramatically sweeping: Whirls of Love, Autumn Chandelier, Enya, and the Fall Diamond Earrings. High color and clarity, white, round diamonds are set in pave, with secure omega and latch back closures. Organically curving in sinuous shape, the façade of each earring leads the eye, creating bold, elegant looks. On the Enya Earrings, black diamonds are interspersed throughout for a dramatic contrast, a perfect pairing with one’s little black dress.

Equally breathtaking are Beauvince Jewelry’s Rosalie cocktail rings. Cassandra, Flora, Lolita, and the Xena Cross ring make a statement from across the room. An adaptation of classical patterns, the Cassandra Ring is prong and bezel set with brilliant and rose-cut diamonds. Flora is a stylized flower, perfect for honoring the blossoms of spring and summer. Also mixing brilliant and rose-cut round diamonds, Flora is a stylistic crossroads between tradition and modernity. The Lolita Ring is sweet, and spicy, like her wearer. Featuring luxurious diamond pave on one half, and sleek, cut-out rose gold on the other, the dualistic ring is meant to induce an air of mystery. The Xena Cross embodies “fierce”: strong, powerful, and direct, it is a “me ring” for women celebrating themselves and their own milestones.

Rosalie celebrates warmth and femininity, alongside a celebration of self; it is the perfect collection for finding a Mother’s Day gift, or a diamond ring on one’s own terms. The Drops of Jupiter and Round Pendant necklaces feature two different looks that can be worn separately, or layered together. The round pendant necklace has beautiful, bezel set diamonds along the rose gold chain, with a rose window-like cluster in the center, reminiscent of stunning Medieval architecture. Drops of Jupiter features exemplary detail, with twisted gold open form droplets, cradling round white diamonds within, for modern, everyday diamond style.

“In a time when women are taking on more and more responsibilities and living in equality to men, they often forget to celebrate their accomplishments in big or small ways. With a range of price points, the Rosalie Collection welcomingly celebrates both young fierce women, and those who are rewarding themselves for greater things. Additionally, not every day is a grand occasion, sometimes we women want just want something understated, but eye-catching nonetheless, and the collection offers that too!” says Komal Bajaj.

To learn more about Beauvince Jewelry, visit beauvince.com, call 646-775-8724 or email info@beauvince.com. For press inquiries regarding this press release, contact Olga Gonzalez, Pietra PR, at info@pietrapr.com or by calling 212-913-9761.

About Beauvince Jewelry

Beauvince Jewelry seeks to cherish dreams, desires, and strengths of jewelry lovers through diamonds, the strongest substance found in nature. Beauvince believes that all individuals are beautiful and unique, and the company strives to create designs that meet specific client needs. Conceptualized as modern heirlooms, to be passed down through generations, each piece of Beauvince Jewelry is timeless, merging the creativity, quality and value the company is renowned for.

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