Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie….the list goes on of what to look forward to next Thursday on Thanksgiving. But once all the eating and family fun is over, it’s time to plan the Black Friday shopping extravaganza. If you’ve ever gone out on this extreme shopping day, you know the horror stories of crowded malls, waiting in line for hours, hair pulling…you get the point. Nothing anyone really enjoys.
Luckily Ice makes it easy for you to shop from home and you still get to enjoy the amazing savings. If you’re looking for gifts for your loved ones or yourself we’re sure you’ll find a piece of jewelry from Ice that you’ll love. Also, we don’t limit ourselves to only one day of sales. On both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you can save up to 50% on a selection of fabulous jewelry. If you don’t see anything you like in the collection, you can save 15% sitewide* at Ice.
Do you or someone you know have the cutest kid? Of course you do! I know I do, I have the most adorable nieces in the world. Last year for Halloween one dressed up as a ladybug and the other was a bumble bee. They were sooo cute! I must have shown everyone I know their pictures from Halloween. Do you have a boo-tiful pic of your child from Halloween?
I’m excited to tell you about our Spook-tacular Smiles Contest we’re participating in with our friends at 1-800-Flowers. To enter, submit a photo of your child dressed up for Halloween on 1-800-Flowers. The photo with the most votes wins! So get your friends and family to vote for your photo via Facebook.
So here’s what you really want to know….what do you win???
Are you familiar with the Fleur-de-Lys symbol? It’s a uniquely designed lily flower used as a symbol associated with French royalty. It’s been seen in countless coat of arms and flags for centuries. Today, people are often using it as a decorative design in home decor, fashion and now even in jewelry.
Ice has a few Fleur-de-Lys jewelry pieces that our customers are raving about. One of the latest colored diamond trends right now is green diamonds which are found in several of our newest Fleur-de-Lys pieces. Pictured right you’ll see a green and white diamond pendant featuring the beautiful symbol. If you’re looking for more of a statement piece then you’ll love this Fleur-de-Lys ring with green, white AND red diamonds. Love the little red diamond accents in this piece. It’s a wide ring that will instantly grab attention without being too flashy. Gorgeous!
There’s always a party, movie premiere, fundraising event that you can catch the hottest celebrities at any night of the week. A few sparkly celeb sightings this week caught my eye that I wanted to share with you lovelies.
First up is Jenny from the block wearing a handful of sparkly diamond rings at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas this past weekend. I’ll all for big statement pieces and loved that she paired it with silver nail polish. My co-worker Elissa has been sporting silver polish lately and it’s fabulous! What do you think of Jennifer Lopez’s look – do you think 4 large rings worn at the same time is too much?
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco was also seen in Vegas this weekend sporting a simple initial necklace. This caught our eye not only because the initial is covered in diamonds but because we’ve been seeing another “K” girl sporting a very similar necklace. Katie Holmes has been seen over a dozen times wearing this initial necklace but with the “S” initial for her daughter Suri as we covered in a previous post.
Rachel Evan Wood always looks edgy and dramatic but remains classy. We adore that she loves black diamonds just as much as us. She’s often seen on the red carpet showing off her black diamond studs with her cropped hair cut. At the LA premiere of the George Clooney/ Ryan Gosling’s new movie The Ides of March Rachel went with a black and white look. She layered multiple necklaces with more black diamonds and white pearls. Love this style and they look a lot like this long black diamond necklaces and a long pearl & agate necklace from Ice. These both can be layered to create a similar look to Rachel’s.
Those were my favorite celeb jewelry looks this week. Did any stars catch your eye this week?
Yesterday we highlighted some of our favorite jewelry from the Emmy Awards. Some of you asked where you could get similar looks so we’re happy to help. We couldn’t help but notice these pieces of jewelry closely resembled some at Ice which we highlighted in the images below. Who doesn’t want to have red carpet worthy looks…at a fraction of the cost?
One of the most attractive couples of the evening was Heidi Klum and her husband Seal. It’s always hard to predict what Heidi will show up wearing, her style is so diverse but she always looks incredible. Although her dress was quite the attention grabber, our eyes were drawn to the huge floral earrings and ring she wore. A much more affordable alternative if you want to achieve this look would be with our purple and white CZ earrings and matching ring from our Gallery 10 Collection.
The evening was held together by one woman….Jane Lynch. The Glee star was funny and entertaining without the crude controversial punch lines of many previous award show hosts. This is the type of host we’ve been waiting for. Normally, Jane Lynch isn’t a celeb we have our style eyes on but she was looking fab Sunday night changing into several gowns and jewelry. (She even referenced the Spanx she was wearing…hilarious!) Her red carpet look was our favorite. She wore an eggplant colored strapless gown with multi-gemstone jewelry. Her earrings were a cluster of color similar to these multi-gem silver earrings.
In our previous post we mentioned some edgy pieces of jewelry that caught our eye. Gwyneth was one of the several women who wore black diamond jewelry and paired it with a sexy Emilio Pucci dress. She wore black diamond drop earrings that were surrounded by sparkly white diamonds. They bare a striking resemblance to our 2 carat black and white diamond earrings.
Gwyneth Paltrow in black diamond earrings
Sofia Vergara was an all around winner Sunday night. She was one of the best dressed, her show Modern Family won award after award and her jewelry was to die for. She wore huge Columbian emerald earrings creating a nice contrast with her coral gown. She also accessorized with a fabulous yellow gold cuff bracelet which looks a lot like one of my favorite cuffs at Ice.
Just in time to get us excited for all the new shows premiering this week, the Modern Family Awards Primetime Emmy Awards aired last night. We all have our favorite TV shows but what was your favorite red carpet look? I’ll highlight our favorite dresses, etc in an upcoming post but right now I want to highlight the best jewelry looks.
The queens of TV are not afraid to go with bold colors. The biggest color of the night in dresses was red…but what about in jewelry? We saw a lot of emerald jewelry worn in many different styles but our favorite of the night was Sofia Vergara(pictured right). She proudly gushed over her Columbian emerald earrings. We also loved her large cuff bracelet but with earrings like that it didn’t get much attention.
Heidi Klum wore a large pair of colorful flower earrings and matching ring. Emmy’s host Jane Lynch wore a cluster of colorful multi-gemstones in a diamond shaped pair of earrings. With that array of colors, you can wear these earrings with many different outfits.
Nothing like sparkly diamonds to complete an outfit. Lots of diamond jewelry graced the red carpet but there were some special pieces that really stood out. Kate Winslet who won an Emmy last night, paired her red dress with long diamond earrings that added just the right amount of sparkle to her outfit.
Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss looked fantastic in her champagne-hued embroidered Marchesa gown paired with chandelier earrings and a statement cocktail ring.
Sure most of the women looked pretty and classy in their gowns and sparkly jewelry but we love when stars get a little edgy. Glee’s Dianna Agron showed her edgy side with dark spike earrings. Loved this look. Evan Rachel Wood kept up her bad girl image with a black cap-sleeve Elie Saab gown exposing her tattoos. She wore a dark think cuff bracelet for a rocker feel.
We also saw lots of black diamonds on stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Amy Poehler and Emmy winner Julie Bowen. Both Gwyn and Julie’s earrings were paired with sparkly white diamonds to get a sexy contrast. I also loved Gwyneth’s layered black and white bracelets. Ice has a pair of similar Black diamond earrings as the ones she wore. What did you think of her midriff baring Pucci dress?
The winner of the night in my books (and most of our Facebook fans) was another lady in red, Nina Dobrev from Vampire diaries wore a vintage styled diamond choker necklace. She was colorful and classic yet edgy all at the same time. Va va voom!
It seems more and more brides-to-be are opening up to straying away from the typical white diamond engagement ring. The Sex and the City movie helped put black diamonds on the map a few years ago and the trend isn’t going away. Ice.com often gets requests for more black diamond engagement rings….so I present to you our new Moonlight Black Bridal Collection.
This affordable collection of engagement rings ranges from as low as $235 to $1295. About half of the collection highlights a center black diamond with white diamond accents on the band. There are also several featuring 3 main black diamond stones representing the couple’s past, present and future together.
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.
A few weeks back we mentioned in the blog post The King’s Speech: Signifier of Royal Fashion Resurgence? a certain panther bracelet that resembles the Duchess of Windsor’s bracelet which recently sold for $7 million at a Sotherby’s auction. When we last published the post, it quickly sold out, we restocked and sold out again! Lots of you asked to let you know when it becomes available again so I’m happy to inform you that we have more!!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and some people may still be searching for the perfect piece of jewelry to give. Instead of purchasing predictable heart-shaped bling, why not choose an unexpected item that will bring a smile to any woman’s face?
Birthstone jewelry can be a personalized present that doesn’t rely on the pink-colored or heart-shaped conventions. If your sweetie is born in February, consider amethyst earrings.
While some may view black as the anti-Valentine’s Day color, black diamonds are a chic and modern gift for this romantic holiday. They will add understated sparkle and edgy glamour to any ensemble, and she’ll surely wear the gems year-round!
Of course, there are certain traditions that should not be ignored. Pick up some flowers and chocolates to accompany the jewelry – and don’t forget a card!