5 Tips for Wearing Rose Gold this Fall

One of the hottest jewelry trends right now is Rose Gold, also known as Pink Gold. It’s been around for centuries but it’s making a big comeback and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s gorgeous! This unique precious metal gives an instantaneous warm and romantic feel to any look.

I will be decked out in Rose Gold (and other pink metals such as Pink Rhodium) this Fall and wanted to share a few tips on how you can wear Rose Gold jewelry with your Fall wardrobe.

1. Match it with copper toned accessories. Rose Gold contains copper, actually all golds do because gold is such a soft metal. There is a higher level of copper in Rose Gold which gives it it’s warm color. So naturally any copper hued purses, belts or shoes would match beautifully with rose-hued jewelry.

2. Mix it Up! Cartier started the love affair with yellow, white & rose golds by creating a threesome of golds in one piece of jewelry. Since not many people might have one piece of jewelry with all three golds, it’s much easier to take what you already have to create this look. Put on white, yellow and rose gold bangles on your wrist or layer different colored gold necklaces in different lengths.

3. Wear it with Fall colored clothing in earth tones such as brown, tan and grey. Another fabulous color to pair it with is blue! What a stunning contrast this makes. Whether it’s navy, cobalt or turquoise, this look is very rich. Try it!

4. Nail the Rose Gold look by pairing rings with nude nail polish for a classic look. For a more matchy matchy look there are lots of polishes in rose gold hues – any metallic pink will work nicely.  For a more dramatic look you can pair our Morganite & black diamond ring with black nail polish which looks hot! If black polish is not your thing, you can try other dark polishes like charcoal for a deep contrast.

5. Pair it with diamonds! The combination of diamonds, whether they are white or black diamonds, with rose gold really makes the rosy color pop and the diamonds sparkle like crazy. It’s a gorgeous combination and we have plenty of Rose Gold pieces featuring diamonds to choose from.

We’d love to hear how you like to wear your favorite Rose Gold jewelry. Better yet, post a picture on our Facebook wall or Tweet it to us.

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MTV VMA Highlights

There’s a reason why the MTV Video Music Awards doesn’t air around awards season with the Oscars, Grammys & Emmys. The VMAs are in a category of their own, they are loud, crazy and outrageous and we love it! This is the one night where music artists try to outdo the previous year’s performances and outfits. Yes, there are awards to be given out but that’s not why people tune in.

Some of the most memorable moments of the night were:

– Beyonce looking absolutely ravishing in a one-shoulder tangerine Lanvin gown showing off her baby bump. She accessorized her look with huge Emerald jewelry. Not only did she look fab on the red black carpet but she glowed on stage during her performance. I loved her sparkly sequin blazer which she unbuttoned at the end of the song and gave her baby bump a tummy rub leaving proud papa-to-be Jay-Z jumping up and down in excitement. So cute!

– Jo Calderone, the alter ego of Lady Gaga (who closely resembled Pony Boy from The Outsiders) opened the show with a way too long monologue and an entertaining performance of her new song. What didn’t sit well with most of the audience is that Gaga stayed in character the entire night leaving for some awkward moments with Britney Spears.

– Nicki Minaj took over for Lady Gaga’s wackiness this year but took it to a trashier level…literally…it looked like trash. I have no words to describe it so just look at the photo.

– Adele calmed the crowd down with her flawless performance of “Someone Like You”. She looked stunning in black and wowed the audience with her soulful voice. LOVE her!

What were your favorite moments of the VMAs?

 

 

Photos by PR Photos

Wear The Nautical Look on Labor Day

The rule is you can’t wear white after Labor Day. We are total rule breakers and encourage you to break this rule BUT if you want to keep with tradition we respect that. Keep the Summer alive with this nautical themed Labor Day outfit. Whether your celebrating the long weekend with a getaway or BBQ with family and friends this outfit is perfect for either.

You can easily get the nautical look by putting on those white jeans one last time this year with a cute striped tank and navy blazer to instantly create the perfect nautical look.

Add a touch of color with your accessories. For this outfit I chose red wedges, sunglasses and a splash of ruby red nail polish. Ice recently launched a collection of cuff bracelets called Tattooed Steel, one of which I added in this Polyvore set that complemented to color palette of this outfit. Also included in this set is the popular London Blue Topaz studs, these are beautiful!

Would you wear this look? Do you have any special plans for the Labor Day long weekend?

Labor Day!

 


Cuff bracelet
$70 – ice.com

 

Stud earrings
$125 – ice.com

 

Top 10 Alternative Rocks

We all know and love Diamonds. Most of us are familiar with birthstones such as Sapphires, Emeralds, Rubies, Topaz, etc. But what I want to talk about today are alternative rocks. There may be some stones out there that you don’t know about but you should. They are all beautiful and you should be adding a few to your jewelry collection.

1. Chalcedony has translucent tones with a wax-like luster that can be found in array of colors such as pink, yellow, blue and almost any color of the rainbow. Some variations of Chalcedony are Onyx and Agate.

2. Prehnite was a very rare gemstone until recently where there have been recent finds in Australia and China. Lucky us! It ranges in hues of greens, yellow and brown is said to have healing powers.

3. Amber is a great a color for Fall wardrobe, most often found in yellow, red and brown tones. Amber which is basically fossilized tree resin, is quite unique because chances are you might find leaves, insects, air bubbles and other foreign objects in it making your Amber jewelry one of a kind.

4. Opal is known for its shifting play of color glistening hues of many different colors in one stone. Most often seen in white but one of our favorite colors of Opals is pink! October’s birthstone originates mostly from Australia. Show your love for those Aussies by sporting some Opals!

5. Rose de France Amethyst is more on the lilac side rather than the more vibrant purple you’re used to seeing in traditional Amethyst.  It’s beautiful! That’s all you need to know!

6. Milky Aquamarine are opaque to translucent, not allowing light to pass through it completely like regular Aquamarines. A transparent Aquamarine is more valuable but the milky versions are just as beautiful. Set in sterling silver or white gold makes a stunning bold statement.

7. Tanzanite is a blue/purple stone that our Facebook fans go nuts for every time we mention it. This stone can be found in, you guessed it, Tanzania! You won’t find these stones anywhere else in the world so thank the lucky stars the nice people of Tanzania like to share.

8. Iolite is a transparent violet-blue stone that looks like different colors when looking from different angles. From certain angles it may also appear colorless. Iolites are a more affordable alternative that have a similar look to other blue stones such as Tanzanite and Sapphire.

9. Kyanite is another blue stone to keep on your radar. It is darker than Iolite, closer in color to Sapphire.

10. Morganite, my personal favorite alternative rock. Found in a pink to peachy color it looks absolutely gorgeous paired with Rose Gold. Love it! This stone is rare and not seen very often so when you find Morganite jewelry you love with it snatch it up quickly.

We’re put together a page at Ice of our favorite pieces featuring all the above gemstones.

Which alternative gemstone is your favorite?

New Ice Winner!

It’s been a week since we relaunched the new www.Ice.com and we are still on a high from the crazy amount of positive feedback we’ve received. BIG thank you to everyone who wrote to us to send their compliments. *blush* We love reading all the fabulous comments.

As I mentioned last week, we held a contest to celebrate the new Ice and gave away $500 to spend at Ice to one lucky winner. That lucky winner has been chosen and is Phyllis Walters!!! Congrats to Phyllis! We love to hear what our contest winners plan on ordering with their prize and here’s what she had to say “Thank you, OMG, what a shock! Now I’ll treat myself to a ring. I’ve also wanted get something for my daughters in law.” Isn’t that sweet? Love that she chose to share her prize.

Make sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow on Twitter to stay updated on many more contests in the works and lots of exciting news for Ice.

Tell us what you love the most about our new look.

 

 

Anne Hathaway Looking Classy in Lace

At the London premiere of One Day, Anne Hathaway pulled off yet another classic look in a lace capsleeve Alexander McQueen dress. It can be challenging to accessorize lace and most tend to go the safe route with pearls. Which looks great of course but I love Anne’s choice of using bold bangles to compliment her look.

She used bangles in gold hues which also matched nicely with her McQueen tan pumps and ivory & gold clutch. Her diamond stud earrings helped add a little sparkle to the look. Anne’s studs are quite large, so if you’re not ready to make the financial plunge to diamonds you can always replicate the look with CZs.

I have to say, Anne always manages to put together classy looks which is a nice change to see in such a young actress. Props to you Anne!

Have you seen her new movie One Day? We’ve put together a collection of jewelry inspired by the movie for you to check out AND it’s 20% off!

Gray Mist Collection

There’s something about a dark misty night that screams romance. Maybe it’s the old black & white movies that spark this feeling but I think Ice’s new Gray Mist Collection portrays just that image.

This collection includes earrings, rings and necklaces.  It is much darker than typical fine jewelry and it’s pairing with sparkly white diamonds making a sleek color contrast. The darkness comes from Black Rhodium plating which not many people might know but Rhodium is actually in the Platinum family and is used on silver and even gold jewelry to protect it.

I’m a big fan of long necklaces so naturally one of my favorite pieces in this collection is the 1 carat black & white diamond flower necklace. This necklace is 32 inches which is long enough to wrap around twice for layered look or of course you can leave it long. For an additionally dramatic look you can also use this necklace as a bracelet by wrapping it around a few times.

In my opinion, these pieces look great with an all black outfit or paired with a really bright outfit like Fall’s hot colors green and orange.

What do you think of the new Gray Mist Collection?

 

5 Kardashian Wedding Facts

The day has come, the beautiful Kim Kardashian got married! It hasn’t been that long since we reported the engagement of Kim and her now husband Kris Humphries but they managed to pull off an extravagant wedding in only three months. You’ll be able to watch the whole event from the comfort of your home in a couple of months on E!.  Until then, we’re excited to report on the details of the wedding here.

1. Celebrity Guests: 450 people were in attendance including celebs Eva Longoria, Ryan Seacrest, Kathy Lee Gifford, Spice Girl Mel B and Lindsay Lohan. Some guests had to be cut from the list last minute to make room for E! film crew. Ouch!

2. Wedding party: The color scheme for the extravagant wedding was a classy black and white. The only time it’s ok for other woman to wear white to your wedding is when you have a B&W color scheme. Sisters Khloe and Kourtney served as co-maid of honors and Kendall, Kylie and the groom’s sister Kaela were the bridesmaids in ivory gowns that have been described as “very Pippa”. Kim has said on numerous occasions that she wanted her wedding to be bigger and better than the Royal Wedding. Not sure if that was accomplished but a girl can dream.

3. The Jewels: Kim wore a jeweled headpiece adorning with diamonds, some falling gracefully on her forehead. A very different look than I wasn’t expecting on her wedding day but she pulled it off in true Kardashian style. She also wore gorgeous drop earrings which we have a very similar pair at Ice at a much more affordable price. There was an absence of a necklace but with all the sparkly diamonds on her headpiece it was probably best to not look too overdone.

4. Food & Entertainment: Singer Robin Thicke sang his soulful song Angels for Mr & Mrs. Humphrie’s first dance and legendary Earth, Wind & Fire performed during the rest of the night along with a DJ. Wolfgang Puck prepared an array of tasty treats for the guests. Sticking with their B&W theme the wedding cake was chocolate and vanilla. Sounds like a boring flavor for such a glamorous wedding but I’m sure it was delicious.

5. The Dress(es): Vera Wang designed the custom-made Ivory strapless gown with a full tulle skirt,  basque waist and Chantilly lace appliqué and a lonnngggg train. That was the main dress for the ceremony. The bride then changed into two other dresses throughout the night including a mermaid gown.

And that’s not the end of it ! Apparently they will be having another reception in NYC at the end of August. Why? I’m not sure but we’ll be looking out for it.

Congrats to the happy couple!

 

Photos by PR Photos

Ice Launch Party

Our Ice Cake!

Yesterday we unveiled the new look of Ice! Have you seen it yet? We were all in the festive mood in the Ice office yesterday. Employees dressed in our new brand colors; black, green and white. Of course all the ladies (and men) we’re sporting their favorite jewelry from Ice.

It was an exciting day to finally see the look of Ice transform from the original look that was created over 10 years ago to a brand new sleek and modern design. We are thrilled with how this makeover turned out! Isn’t it gorgeous?

As part of the celebration we took a break from our regular work schedule and gave a celebratory toast of bubbly with the entire company. The most delicious part of the day was when we got to dig into the chocolate cake and cupcakes. Yesterday also happened to be National Cupcake Day so we had to have some to celebrate – Made by yours truly ;)

Cupcakes!!

What we all loved the most about yesterday was hearing from our customers. Since we’ve launched the new site we’ve been flooded with Facebook comments, Tweets, blog posts from some of our favorite bloggers. It’s an incredible feeling to see all the support from the community. Thank you all so much for your kind words. Keep the comments coming! We want to hear more about what you think of the new Ice.

There’s also a few hours left to enter our Ice VIP Launch Party contest – RSVP to our Facebook event to enter to $500 at Ice!

To learn more about what’s new at Ice don’t forget to check out our post 5 Thinks You Didn’t Know About the New Ice or better yet visit the new Ice to see for yourself.

Happy Shopping!

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The New Ice

Since 1999, we’ve been fortunate to have loyal customers that shop at Ice for our wide selection, high quality, exceptional values and our attentive and helpful customer service. Don’t worry. None of that is changing… but we’ve got some great news!

We just unveiled some exciting new features, so here’s what you can expect from the new Ice:

New Look and New Styles

Welcome to the new Ice.  Everyone needs a makeover from time to time. … and it’s time.  With our new look comes new styles, launching all the time.   We will be bringing customers the latest jewelry trends from around the world, as well as keeping you covered with the classics.

New Collections

We’re always discovering new and unique approaches to fine jewelry, and will be bringing a wide range of new and dazzling collections of jewelry to our customers.  Some of our latest include, The Eclipse Collection, Gallery 10, The Diamore Rainbow Collection and The Sunrise Collection.  Stay tuned for more gorgeous assortments in the weeks and months to come.

Top Designers

Jewelry is fashion… and fashion is design!  We’re creating partnerships with some of the leading fine jewelry designers from around the world to bring you some stunning looks like Michiko’s dazzling approach to pearls, and the modern and innovative bracelet designs from Tattooed Steel. We’ll be launching many more designers in the days ahead, so keep an eye out.

Guest Stylists

We get our inspiration from the most amazing people… and we’re partnering with thought leaders from throughout the web and the world of fashion and jewelry.  We’ve hooked up with some outstanding women – celebrity stylists, editors from leading fashion magazines, award-winning artists and business leaders – to get their take on jewelry and fashion, and to commission unique collections of jewelry from the Ice catalog.  We’re always looking for new approaches, so if you’re interested in being a Guest Stylist for Ice, contact us here.

Free Shipping & Free Returns

You asked and we listened. We’re thrilled to offer all of our US customers FREE Shipping and FREE Returns on all orders.  Saving on shipping means more to spend on fabulous jewelry!  Free Returns means you can shop with absolute confidence.

These are just a few of the exciting things that we’ve been working on, but this is really just the tip of the Ice! In the weeks and months to come, we’ll be rolling out even more exciting news and surprises. So be sure to stay in the loop over at our Facebook Page and on Twitter.