Sophisticated Sapphire Styles

September has arrived! This means cooler temperatures, pumpkin spiced everything and sapphires! The September birthstone is the perfect fall accessory and finishing touch to any outfit, regardless of your birthdate. Your trusty ICE.com stylists put together some go-to fall outfits to perfectly accentuate your sapphire pieces. Which one is your favorite?

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Work Flow! Your work day can be made brighter with our work flow outfit. Pair a classic printed sheath dress, with a polished white blazer and use your sapphires as a pop of color! The mustard handbag provides the perfect contrast to the cobalt gemstones for a final accent to your look. With this sharp ensemble, you can go from conference room to cocktails without a hitch!

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Girls Night! Whether you are going dancing with the ladies or to see the latest blockbuster, we all know comfort is EVERYTHING! That doesn’t mean your outfit has to be boring, though! Your blouse and jeans combo can be accessorized perfectly with our sterling silver sapphire bracelet and white gold and sapphire pendant necklace. These cobalt square heels are the perfect way to balance style and comfort while you’re out shaking what your mama gave ya!

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Date Night! Stun your date by showing off your gorgeous gems, and stems, with our go-to date night look! Mixing oxblood and blue is what’s trending for fall, and the perfect way to reinvent your little black dress, or in this case, your little black & white dress!

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Birthday Blues! Since this is your birthday month you’ve got to make your birthday look a good one! I personally love mixing and matching prints like floral and leopard for a fun and modern statement. Our sapphire and diamond bracelet would make the perfect finishing touch. And let’s be honest, there’s no better accessory to a great birthday like a little champagne!

Whether you are a September baby or not, I think we can all agree these sapphires are fabulous! I wouldn’t mind adding a few of these to my jewelry collection. Just sayin’!

XOXO,

Natalie

July Birthstone…Ruby – Five FUN Facts!

Hello and Happy Birthday, July Babies!
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Ruby!

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Here are five FUN facts about the gemstone, Ruby:

1. There’s no Place like Home!  You know we can’t talk about Rubies without talking about Dorothy’s red slippers!  Did you know that in the original novel, the slippers were silver?  Yep!  For the 1939 film, they changed them to Ruby red to take advantage of the (then new) Technicolor film process!  There’s no place like home!  There’s no place like home!
2. Jessica Simpson Said YES to Ruby! Jessica Simpson’s engagement ring is a huge (over 5 carats!) Ruby, flanked with two very nice sized white diamonds!  Hubby also got a ruby in his custom wedding band to complement Jessica’s!  While Jessica’s birthday is in July, the color red represents so much more to the couple!
3. The Liberty Bell Ruby…Largest Ruby Ever!  The Liberty Bell Ruby was the largest mined in the world!  Found in the 1950’s in east Africa, weighed four pounds, was 8500 carats and was sculpted into a mini Liberty Bell.  It was valued at $2,000,000, until it was stolen!
4. The King of Gems! The Ruby, known for bestowing fortune, is the second hardest mineral…beat only by the diamond!  Wow…fortune and brawn…I’m game!
5. You have what? ICE.com has a great selection of Ruby jewelry for every budget! Yes, even you!

We are excited to start the New Year off with such a beautiful, rich stone! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We have some great ruby gifts and sales to share with you and you don’t want to miss any of it!

You Tell Me: Would you enjoy a colored gemstone for an engagement ring?  Are you more traditional?  Or would you be thrilled no matter what?

Be Beautiful ~ Tara

March Birthstone…Aquamarine- Five FUN Facts!

Hello and Happy Birthday, March Babies!
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Aquamarine!

Here are five FUN facts about the gemstone, Aquamarine.

1. How Big? The largest aquamarine stone was found in Brazil.  It was 243 lbs and yielded over 200,000 carats!
2. Can you see me now?  In Germany, a long time ago, thin slivers of aquamarine were mounted on frames and used as eyeglasses.
3. Ship Ahoy! Folklore tells us that sailors used to wear aquamarine stones to prevent sea sickness and to keep them safe at sea.
4. Perfection? Aquamarine is unique, in that it never has inclusions!  It’s transparent, too!
5. You have what? ICE.com has a great selection of Aquamarine jewelry for every budget! Yes, even you!

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We have some great aquamarine gifts and sales to share and you don’t want to miss any of it!

You Tell Me: Would you like to have your birthstone (or any other colored stone) integrated into your engagement/wedding ring?

Be Beautiful ~ Tara