Gold Bracelet with Flush Set Diamonds
This Tuesday I want to highlight a perfect gift for all the mommies out there - a diamond bangle bracelet. It's a great alternative to the standard charm necklace and perfect for someone who loves to stack bracelets. Below is one of my favorite recent designs. This customer chose 14k white gold and wanted four flush set diamond birthstones with an initial for each child spread equally across the bracelet. It's such a simple, chic design!
For those who don't have it in their budget to splurge on gold, we also offer this bracelet in solid sterling silver:
Warm up with 14K Gold this Fall!
As I touched on a few weeks ago in my Trendy Tuesday post, yellow gold was all over the Fall runways this year. But why stop at yellow?! I think all the colors of gold are perfect compliments to Fall fashion colors and runway trends - yellow, rose, white and green. To be fashion forward, try mixing up the colors to create a visually appealing design that pops!
One great way to mix gold for a family necklace is to have each pendant in a different color. I like rose gold for my daughter, yellow gold for my oldest son and white gold for my middle boy. Pictured above is an example of what one mom designed for her children's pendants. She went with green (yes, we have 14k green gold!), yellow and rose gold flat bar pendants in varying sizes, and a beautiful satin finish to complete the design.
Another customer not only went with different colors of gold for her kids, but included a cutout star on one and a different finish for each pendant which makes for a really eye-catching piece. Feel free to call 1-912-771-1133 or chat on our website with our designers anytime for a free consultation!
Men's Customized Initial Money Clip
Monograms and initials aren't just for women! Check out this sleek sterling silver money clip with a 14k solid gold raised initial. Adding a flush set black diamond adds a little man bling! Customize the back with special text just for your honey!
Initial Charms in 18K Gold
I've received such positive feedback highlighting initial charm trends that I thought I would share another of my favorite charms! Below is an initial charm in 18k solid gold. I love the brightness of the 18k gold combined with the subtlety of unblackened text . The diamond cabochon adds brilliant sparkle to the finished piece. They hang from a gorgeous gold drawn cable chain.
Initial jewelry isn't just for ladies either! Check back next week for some trendy initial items for men!
Sapphires in September
Yet another month is in the books for 2015 and now it's time to highlight the September birthstone - sapphire!
Personally, it's one of my favorites; I love the deep hues of rich blue. And I'm not alone, because sapphires are the most popular gemstone after diamonds. The popularity originated before the twentieth century when sapphires were the preferred stones for engagement rings.
Here are some more fun facts about sapphires:
1. The best known sapphires are blue, but they actually come in every hue of the rainbow. Red sapphires are better know as rubies. Metal Pressions uses colored sapphires for all of our birthstones because they are better quality stones than most natural stones.
2. Sapphires are among the most durable naturally occurring elements in the world - the only item that can scratch a sapphire is a diamond.
3. A gift of sapphire conveys loyalty, enduring friendship, and a lasting relationship of love. It is believed to bring peace and wisdom to the wearer.
The largest cut and polished sapphire, with a weight of 61,500 carats, is the Millennium Sapphire
. Designed and carved by Italian artist Alessio Boschi, the Millennium Sapphire was conceived as a tribute to human genius and includes 134 subjects, including the faces of Beethoven, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Albert Einstein and Martin Luther King. It also features representations of the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Wall of China and Gutenberg’s printing press.
5. Not a September baby but adore sapphires?! They are also the traditional gift for those celebrating 5th or 45th anniversaries.
Keep checking out our weekly Trendy Tuesday blog!!
We are prepping to release our Fall 2015 line in the next month, so please return often!
Sapphires are among the most durable naturally occurring elements in the world. - See more at: http://www.brilliantearth.com/news/15-amazing-facts-about-sapphires-the-september-birthstone/#sthash.VePhpkaQ.dpuf
The rarest type of sapphire is a pinkish orange variety called padparadscha, a name that comes from the Sanskrit word for lotus flower. - See more at: http://www.brilliantearth.com/news/15-amazing-facts-about-sapphires-the-september-birthstone/#sthash.VePhpkaQ.dpuf
Personalized Pave Initial Charms
Last week I touched upon 14k personalized initial charms on Trendy Tuesday and shared my family jumble necklace that I absolutely adore. This week I want to share another great example of an initial charm with a little bling!
Pictured below is our pave diamond initial charm on a dainty 14k solid gold square charm. The word 'pave' (pronounced pa vay) is derived from the French word meaning "pavement". The diamonds are set closely together and held in place by beads of gold. It creates a sparkling surface of diamonds with little space between them. Click on the picture to order your letter today!