August…the month where everyone’s trying to squeeze in as much of summer fun as they can before the dreaded September comes along. I think of it as a transition month before back to school time and fall begins. All the stores are fully stocked on fall clothing but yet you don’t want to give up your summery bright colors just yet.
The perfect color for this transitory month is green. Also happens to be the color of August’s birthstone Peridot. It’s a great shade of green that fits nicely in both summer and fall.
For all you August babies and curious cats out there, here are some interesting tidbits you might not have known about Peridot.
One color available – Peridot is one of the few gemstones that is found in only one color. It does have different shades of green ranging from a yellowy green to an olive green depending on the amount of iron.
An anti-depressant – The Romans believed Peridot release negative energy and calms nerves. It leaves a clear path to the heart and heals emotional wounds from the past. So next time you need a confidence boost put on your favorite Peridot jewelry piece.
Happy 16th Anniversary – Peridot is said to be the appropriate gemstone to give as a gift of celebrating 16 years of wedded bliss.
Cleopatra’s “Emeralds” – Queen Cleopatra made Emeralds famous as one of her favorite gems but what most don’t know is that some of her “Emeralds” in her jewels were actually Peridots.
Costly Peridots – At one time, Peridot was more valuable than diamonds. Who would of thunk it?
What do you think of Peridot? Do you have any jewelry pieces with this gem?
As we know Prince William (now the Duke of Cambridge) gave his then girlfriend Kate Middleton his late mother’s Sapphire engagement ring. He didn’t stop there, he recently gave his new wife Princess Diana’s Sapphire and Diamond earrings. She’s been seen on their tour of Canada and the US sporting them a few times.
These earrings were a favorite of Diana and she was often photographed wearing them over the years. They were originally made as studs but Kate added her own touch to them by turning them into drop earrings. They match nicely with Kate’s engagement ring.
As we all know a little black dress is a must-have in your closet. Even if you only have one or two LBDs the trick to changing up the look for each occasion is with your accessories. Often times, people think of their LBD as safe or boring. Ladies, wearing all black is not boring, it’s the prefect opportunity to have fun with your look. Let your accessories stand out! I love putting on one main statement piece and going a little simpler on the rest of the accessories. A great statement piece is this new black & white diamond cuff bracelet from Ice.
As soon as I saw these new bracelets at Ice I knew they would be the perfect accessory for a LBD. Of course you can wear them with other outfits but I can’t help but imagine how gorgeous they would look in all black on a nice evening out or a fancy schmancy party. This Diamond Heart Bangle will add a nice touch of romance and class to your outfit – sure to grab the attention of many.
We adore our Facebook fans, they are always fun to engage with. We took a look at this part week’s most popular posts and wanted to share with you our favorite moments of the week.
The most liked product from our Facebook was without a doubt our new Morganite & Diamond Rose Gold ring. I wanted to share it with our lovely blog readers. Now, I will admit I am hesitant to post this ring on the blog and on Facebook for very selfish reasons. I was afraid it would sell out in my size and I wouldn’t be able to order it. Ahhh I feel better now that I confessed that. I also feel better now that I ordered it and it will be safe on my hand very soon. :) Oh and one more thing, this ring is on sale until July 24th! Click here!!
Our most commented post really warmed my heart. We’re looking into a few causes to give back to and we asked our community what causes they normally donate to. We were really happy with the response and love hearing about all our kind customers who help those in need. I want to hear from you too. Which causes do you give back to when given the chance?
One of the best parts of being on Facebook is checking out pics of your friends, so naturally we love when our Facebook fans post pics of themselves with our jewelry. We received a handful of pics this week on our wall including Jasmine Hajibad’s diamond ring pic which you can see here. Because of her pic and her lovely comment we decided to choose her as Fan of the Week. If you’re interested in becoming a Facebook Fan of the Week, posting pics on our wall is a surefire way to land that title.
Those are the highlights from this week. Like us on Facebook to stay updated on what’s going on.
One of the movies I’ve been excited to see is Friends With Benefits staring the stunning Mila Kunis and the gorgeous Justin Timberlake. Remember when we saw them present an award at the Oscars together? During our Oscar Twitter Party so many of you tweeted that those two should hurry up and get together – they would make such a gorgeous couple! Anyways…back on track…the movie comes out this Friday but the New York premiere was Monday night with all the movie’s stars walking the red carpet.
The color red was the highlight of the night worn by Mila Kunis, the hilarious and adorable Emma Stone and the Entourage’s Emmanuelle Chriqui. Both Mila and Emma opted to pairing the vibrant color with yellow gold jewelry. This really compliments the color red nicely for a subtle classy look. Mila also accessorized with long dangle earrings and kept her neck bare to not over do it. If you’re looking to grab more attention go with white gold or silver like Emmanuelle did by stacked silver bangles.
As kids we always looked up to adults, wanting to be just like them. We played mommy and daddy, followed our parents around copying everything they did. The first thing my nieces do when they come over is go straight to my room to dress up in my high heels, purses and especially my jewelry. This is why I absolutely LOVE one of our newest collections at Ice.com…the Mom and Me Collection!
You can get a matching bangle bracelet for both you and your daughter. They come in a few different colors like red, white and blue where you can mix and match or get the same color for the ultimate Mom and Me look.
You don’t have to be a Mommy to enjoy this collection either. You can purchase them for yourself, your nieces or just your daughters as a cute sister’s bracelet. I’m definitely going to get some matching bangles for myself and my nieces. :)
This weekend is the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two: The Boy Who Lived Come To Die (longest movie title ever!!!) Last week the movie premiered in London where the movie’s stars walked the red carpet including Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe. The Harry Potter movie franchise would be nothing without the woman behind the best selling books J.K Rowling.
The author looked beautiful at the premiere in a strapless Oscar de la Renta gown. The gown was accessorized with matching floral earrings shaped like pink flowers and green stems. The sparkly earrings made her face glow and were enough of a statement piece to not even need anything around her bare neck.
When was the last time you went a day without writing a ;) or a :P in an email, text, Facebook or Twitter? These emoticons, or smileys as some call them, are a part of our everyday world. So why not wear your smiles? Ice.com just launched a new Emoticons jewelry collection.
Find your favorite emoticon pendant to describe your daily moods with the happy smiley :), the sad face :(, the silly face :P, and much more. I personally love the heart <3 one. It’s so cute! These pendants also double as bracelet charms. Clip them onto your charm bracelet to wear the whole set around your wrist.
This is a perfect gift for women of all ages. It’s a really fun piece, plus they are all accented with diamonds to add a little glamour to your favorite emoticon.
What do you think – love it or hate it? Which is your favorite emoticon?
If you’ve been frequenting Ice.com lately you’ll notice we’ve been adding fabulous new jewelry to our website daily. To make room for all these new baubles we’ve marked down some of our products. Check out the clearance section of our site to find amazing deals on rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets and much more. Act fast because once these items are gone they won’t be back. Plus, Christmas is less than 6 months away, might as well get started on your gift shopping now. Ok I take that back…Christmas is faaarrr away, let’s enjoy the warm sun with some sparkly jewels.
A few of my recommendations are:
Sapphire Studs – I’m a big fan of studs plus Sapphires are my birthstone so I am biased with this selection but who cares! These earrings are stunning and on sale for $99. Real sapphires on gold for under $100! This is a steal ladies.
White Topaz bracelet – Are you looking for a little sparkle? Well then this is not the right item for you ‘cuz this bracelet holds A LOT of sparkle! Simply gorgeous and only $69. You’ll find yourself wearing this everyday with jeans, at the office and at any special event.
Initial Pendant – Get personal with your jewelry and get yourself an initial pendant. For only $19 you won’t be disappointed for this sterling silver pendant featuring a cute diamond accent. You can get it for your initial, your children likes Katie Holmes did or for a loved one.
Happy Shopping! Stay tuned for Part 2 of the Clearance Sale.