What’s better than a blanket with sleeves?

Cute Red Enamel Heart Pendant
Cute Red Enamel Heart Pendant
Goodness! This February sure has been a rough weather month for many parts of the country. You may very well be reading this today from the comfort of you home and enjoying a “snow day” from work. Considering all this cold weather, this Valentine’s Day you may be tempted to give one of those “blankets with sleeves” that strangely have sold like hotcakes this year. Well, save your money! Nothing warms the heart and soul like a thoughtful gift of jewelry for Valentine’s Day.

So, instead of frumpy lounge wear, get your sweetheart a gift from the heart. A red enamel heart pendant is just the thing. At just $50, it won’t break the bank either. The round cut diamond on this heart pendant add a special sparkle to any outfit.

The one thing Jewelry and the you-know-what have in common is that they’ll always be the right size (although it is possible that your lady may think the gemstones and diamonds should be bigger!) Do yourself a favor and cross the “will it fit” worries off your list. If your sweetheart has a more sophisticated style, take a look at this freshwater cultured pearl and carnelian bracelet. This chunky bracelet is perfect for daytime wear but will add a touch of sexy red to an evening ensemble too. Can we say “Date Night”?

For the ultimate red jewelry for Valentine’s Day, you have to go for rubies. Get in good with a gift of this ruby sterling silver heart pendant. With 20 bright red rubies, this pendant shows up a dozen red roses any day.

On the Street: Black and White

Black and White is a classic combination
Black and White is a classic combination
This week in our effort to bring you jewelry styles and trends we’ve spotted On the Street, we caught a few young ladies who were enjoying a night out on the town in style. The friend in the middle stepped out wearing the classic combination of black and white. This sophisticated combo is great for a formal event but can also be a good choice for trendy settings.

A great pairing for a black and white ensemble is a pearl necklace. Pearls make your outfit look more formal and are a great choice for the workplace. To mix it up a bit you can select a necklace with both black and white pearls like the lady pictured here. This is a great “going out” look and looks great with your little black dress. A third option is black and white diamonds. Those sparklers would really get you some attention!

No matter what jewelry you choose, the black and white combination is a classic that you’ll be able to wear year after year. The versatility of black and white jewelry make it a “must have” for any jewelry collection.

3GS Supreme iPhone made of solid gold and diamonds

A solid-gold iPhone is a luxurious accessory. We have to say that we prefer our diamonds on our jewelry, but ladies who love their iPhone can opt for the 3GS Supreme, if they’re willing to make the upgrade. The item will run you about $3 million.

The phone is created by Stuart Hughes, and boasts some pretty luxurious bells and whistles. For example, the casing is made from solid 22-carat gold, and the front bezel is beset with 136 diamonds, which combine to be 68 carats.

The rear apple logo has 53 diamonds, and the front navigation button is outfitted with one single 7-carat diamond.

This phone makes Carrie Underwood’s engagement ring seem like a (very) small token of affection, though we can’t imagine who would buy it. It’s bad enough to lose a regular cell phone!

Plus, women would have to accessorize accordingly. It wouldn’t do to wear a silver bangle bracelet if you were chatting away on a yellow-gold phone!

What do you think, is this the ultimate luxury or just a waste of diamonds?

Pile on the bling for a last-minute New Year’s Eve outfit

Diamond rings will add sparkle to any ensemble. If you still don’t know what you’re wearing for New Years Eve, now’s the time to panic. Now just take a deep breath and follow this simple advice.

Here’s what you’re going to do: Wear black and accessorize like there’s no tomorrow.

New Year’s Eve is all about sparkling outfits and glittering jewelry. If you have some bling and a basic black dress, you’re covered. (We promise.)

First, start out by putting on all of the diamonds you own: rings, earrings, and bracelets – whatever. If it has diamonds, put it on. Long pearl necklaces are also perfect, and can work to create a vintage flapper vibe that will cause people to think you worked hard to create.

Another way to look really jazzed-up is to curl your hair and throw on a wide, colorful headband. If you have any sparkling pins, snap them onto the band for some extra bling.

Now that you’re positively radiating light, you can comfortably step out in style and ring in the New Year! (Might we suggest that your New Year’s resolutions include planning ahead of time?)

April Birthstone – Diamond

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and the April birthstone, but for centuries, only nobility were able to own this beautiful gem. In the 13th century, Louis IX of France established a law reserving them only for kings. This changed as new mining techniques made diamonds more available and today they are more common, though still regarded as one of the world’s most important gems.

Often the ring chosen for engagements, the diamond has long been a token of affection. The ancient Greeks believed that the fire of a diamond reflected the flame of everlasting love, and in 1477, Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave a diamond ring to his fiancee, Mary of Burgundy thus beginning the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage

For those already married, diamonds are also popular as anniversary gifts. It is said that diamonds bring wealth, happiness and protection to their owners.

There are so many dazzling options when shopping for diamonds, like a fabulous white gold and diamond ring or breathtaking blue and white diamond earrings.

Diamonds also look lovely on necklaces, such as this triple cluster pendant stunner, perfect for any occasion.