Emerald: Pantone’s Color of 2013

The colorful people at Pantone have spoken and declared Emerald Green THE color for 2013. You may remember last year’s color was Tangerine Orange which provided a nice burst of color to our year but I have to say I’m thrilled about Emerald being chosen this year. It’s one of my faves!

Emerald Green is a rich color that gives any outfit some elegance. Emerald gemstones have always been a big deal and recently celebs such as Beyonce and Kelly Osbourne have been showing off this gem more and more on the red carpet.

I love seeing vibrant green Emerald jewelry paired with neutral solid colors such as black, white, nude, gold. It makes the gemstone pop so beautifully. But it you’re feeling a little more adventurous I recommend pairing emerald with blues or purples. Think peacock colors – they all look so wonderful paired together. At all costs, try to avoid pairing it with red unless you want to look like Christmas.  ; )

Check out the brand new Emerald jewelry pieces at Ice to help you get your Emerald green fix.

Will you be incorporating Emerald Green into your wardrobe or home decor this year?

Sweet Sixteen Contest Winner

Winner of our Photo Likes contest

This week we hosted a contest on Facebook asking our fans to submit a photo on our wall of themselves with their Ice.com jewelry. We received some really fabulous pics of our fans showing off their Ice. The photo with the most Likes would win $100 to spend at Ice.com!

The winner is…..Sharon Marturano-Decoursey who posted a pic of her beautiful daughter Megan Lynn’s Sweet 16 where she surprised her with a gorgeous Emerald & Diamond Ring. The pic had 80 likes that earned her to be the winner!

Congrats Sharon! Hope you enjoy your prize. Keep us updated on what you order with your prize.

Stay tuned for more great giveaways!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Green Agate & Diamond Four Leaf Clover Pendant

It seems every year on March 17th more than just the Irish are celebrating on St. Patrick’s Day. Many other nationalities  all over the world are wearing green, demanding kisses because they are “Irish” and attending festive parades around the city.  A few of us at Ice are sporting green today…especially in our jewelry.

We’re celebrating with you by putting a few of our Irish inspired jewelry on sale today. Which are your favorite green gemstones – Peridot, Emerald or Green Amethyst? Feel free to post up a picture of yourself in green Ice.com jewelry on our Facebook wall.

Time for Saint Patrick’s Day Fun

Saint Patricks Day is right around the corner!
Saint Patrick's Day is right around the corner!
Don’t get pinched this Saint Patrick’s Day; be sure you’re wearing some green! While an entire green outfit might make you look like a Christmas elf rather than a harbinger of spring, it’s easy to add just a touch of green with the right accessories.

You could really get into Saint Patrick’s Day with a clover design sterling silver pendant. Polished green agate and diamond accents in this pendant won’t pinch your wallet either at just $85.

When lots of folks think of green jewelry they think of emeralds. Emeralds have a beautiful, intense and radiant green. The green of the emerald is the color of life and of springtime. They’re definitely a great way to add green to any outfit this spring.

For a fresh and modern look this Saint Patrick’s Day, you could try a less traditional gemstone like green chrome diopside. Lush green tones sparkle gorgeously in this elegantly unusual diopside pendant. While perfect for springtime, this pendant’s bright green color will carry you right into sunny summer days. Honestly, it would even be a great choice for parties. It’s definitely a versatile piece for your jewelry collection.

So You Just Got Engaged, Now What?

Celebrate your love in classic style
Celebrate your love in classic style

Valentine’s Day is a classic day for wedding proposals. Did you get engaged this Valentine’s Day? If so, congratulations! You’ll have so much planning to do and things to think about. Let me help you lessen the stress by making a few jewelry recommendations for the big day.

A consistently elegant choice, a diamond-encrusted band is extremely impressive without making the wearer appear to be a showoff. Your clothes might match this sentiment, with tiny details and low-key designers making the outfit, like a TSE dress matched up with traditional diamond studs, an ageless Bottega Veneta bag, subtle Bvlgari sunglasses, and topped off with a whisper of Chanel perfume.

Who needs one best friend when you can have at least three? If you prefer multi-stone engagement rings, chances are you’re into wearing flashy pieces on other parts of your body, too. When going out, you might favor a Betsey Johnson dress worn with Tory Burch wedges and a metallic bag to get yourself noticed, and colorful stones like a pair of emerald earrings or a garnet necklace add zing to your look.

Marquis (or marquise) cuts are wonderful because their shape often makes the diamond look larger than it actually is. The savvy woman who decides on this cut might make equally as calculated choices in her wardrobe, choosing pieces for their ability to tastefully and conservatively flatter, like a Theory dress paired with pearl earrings and Stuart Weitzman heels, matched with a pashmina and a suede clutch.

No matter what your style, there’s a wedding ring out there that will match the perfection of your special day.