Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Some of the pieces that will be up for auction are:
An 8 carat ruby and diamond Van Cleef & Arpels ring. The ring was a gift from then-husband Richard Burton for Christmas in 1968. It's projected to bring $1-1.5 million at auction.
This stunning ring is a 33 carat (yes, 33 carats!), D color, VS1, internally flawless diamond, another gift from Richard Burton. Being called The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond, it's expected to bring $2.5-3.5 million.
A more unique piece from Taylor's collection is the Taj Mahal Diamond (circa 1627!), on a gold and ruby chain from Cartier. This necklace was a 40th birthday gift to Taylor from, of course, Richard Burton. It's estimated to bring $300-500,000 at auction.
A portion of the proceeds from Taylor's auction (being held in December) will be donated to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDs Foundation.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Lucy wore an amazingly detailed black and white sequin dress. To accent the black, Lucy wore David Yurman's Midnight Melange black diamond drop earrings. The unique design sparkled and stood out with competing with her dress.
Nina Dobrev went for something a little less flashy with her cute blue checkered dress that was tailored in all the right places. To give the outfit a little oomph, she accesorized with Ippolita jewelry from head to toe. She kept the earrings simple with Ippolita's stud earrings in Sky. For her wrists, she upped the ante by stacking bangles from the Glamazon and Rock Candy collections.
Friday, June 10, 2011
She absolutely LOVED it! That thing is shining so bright. The brilliance and fire are amazing! You are correct, you did have the jeweler clean it VERY well.
Here is her story about the proposal from her...
'I know you all have been waiting for details! So it all started yesterday... Anthony and I had been planning to go out for my promotion dinner for my new job, so I was under the impression that that was why we were headed out to a nice dinner. At dinner, he gave me a 20 question quiz... at the dinner table. It was set up and printed out and he asked me 20 fun questions about our relationship and memories we have had and things we had done together. He told me this was for a scrapbook of memories and places that we could have later on in life to remember our good times.
So, after dinner he told me we were going to take pictures of a few other places that were memorable. We stopped by some places and took pictures real quick. The last one was the art museum across from his apartment. We parked near the museum and went up near the back where the fountain was to take the last picture of one of our fun memories. We went up to the fountain and he had two pennies. He said, 'Close your eyes and make a wish,' and said that he would do the same. We each wished that God would allow us to have a healthy, happy marriage and children. We walked further down to another area and he suggested we make another wish. I closed my eyes and made my wish, and when I opened them, he was on one knee with the ring in his hand asked me to marry him! Of course I said YES!! When we got back to his place, I open the apartment door and 30 of our friends and family yell SURPRISE! The evening was absolutely perfect.' "
Congratulations Anthony and Janaya!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
If you were ever under the impression that your engagement ring is big, you can go ahead and let that go, because Kim Kardashian and fiance Kris Humphries have outdone us all. Kim and Kris anounced their engagement last week on the cover of People magazine. Kim says she was so surprised and wasn't expecting anything. When Kim came home that day, Kris was waiting for her with "Will you marry me?" spelled out in rose petals, holding out a diamond the size of a Volkswagen Cabrio.
Kim and Kris met in New York City and have been dating for about 6 months. Kris is a forward for the New Jersey Nets and met Kim while she was in New York opening up a new Dash store and filming Kourtney and Kim Take New York.
As far as the ring goes, Kris said, "I just knew I wanted it to be big." Well, mission accomplished, buddy. The ring, a custom design from Lorraine Schwartz, features a 16.5 carat center stone, flanked by 2 side stones, each 2 carats, for a grand total of 20.5 total carats, set in platinum.
Rumor has it that Kris picked 2 bible verses that are of particular importance to the couple and had them etched on the inside of each side stone. The ring in total is estimated to have cost about $2 million!
Congratulations to another happy couple!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Her Royal Highness' earrings were a wedding gift from her parents, a custom design by London boutique jeweler Robinson Pelham. The earrings feature diamond pave oak leaves with a pear-shaped diamond set drop, and a pave set diamond acorn suspended in the center. The acorn has long been a symbol of luck, prosperity, youthfulness, and power, all of which Catherine will need!
The tiara Catherine wore on her wedding day was a loaner from Queen Elizabeth II, William's grandmother. It was made by Cartier in 1936, comissioned by King George VI for his wife Elizabeth, who later passed it to her daughter (Queen Elizabeth II, who was Princess Elizabeth at the time) on her 18th birthday. The tiara, called the Halo Tiara, is set in platinum and made from baguette cut diamonds.
3. Wedding Ring
Though Prince William has declined to wear a wedding ring (!!!), saying he doesn't fancy jewelry, he still made sure his new bride had the perfect ring. Her wedding ring was made from a piece of Welsh gold, given to William by QEII. Wartski, the same goldsmith who fashioned Camilla and Charles' wedding rings, made the ring.
Friday, March 25, 2011
These slim hoop earrings have the same gentle undulation as the quiet streams of Bali, yet still make a beautiful statement with designs on both the inside and outside of the hoop. $395
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Natalie Portman's tassel earrings were a bold statement piece that more than made up for her bare neckline, and the eye catching movement kept everyone's attention. These beaded tassel earrings from Honora come in a variety of colors, and they're sure to bring a little extra fun to any evening out! Come see them in person at one of our 17 stores, or check them out at http://www.honora.com/!
Image by Honora.
Classic Diamonds & GoldDespite all the kicky styles and colors, some stars kept it simple without sacrificing any of the wow factor. Jennfier Hudson managed to support more than 1000 total carats of diamonds on her tiny new body, including a classic tennis bracelet. Teen queen Selena Gomez wore a gold and diamond cuff bracelet, similar to the Roberto Coin Granada bracelet, featured to the right. You'll never go wrong when you stick to the classics!
Friday, February 25, 2011
First off, you should know that we'll be hosting Diamond Dashes in Norfolk, Charlottesville, Greensboro, Charlotte, Fredericksburg, Roanoke, and Richmond! Whew! That will give YOU plenty of chances to hone your skills with your partner, and compete to win this $15,000 Ritani diamond ring!
Now that you know what's at stake, let me give you a little background info. A Diamond Dash is a text message based scavenger hunt. Couples are asked to go online and submit their love story telling us why they deserve the chance to win this gorgeous Ritani diamond ring! From these entries, the best couples will be chosen to compete in the scavenger hunt. Once you're chosen, you'll receive details about the kick off location and after party. At the after party, which happens immediately after the scavenger hunt, you'll get to refuel with some free food and water, and find out who won the most points, making them the winner! No matter what, every couple will walk away with a fabulous coupon book from Fink's and our sponsors, and a free t shirt. We hope to see you at one (or all!) of our Diamond Dashes!
For more info, visit http://www.finks.com/ and click "locations" and "events".
Friday, February 4, 2011
This Roberto Coin 18k white gold heart pendant is perfect for the girl who appreciates elegant simplicity. This necklace will go with any outfit, so she can always have your heart with her. $260 (Available in a variety of styles, and in 18k yellow gold).
Fun and playful with a sense of refinement, this John Hardy bamboo heart charm bracelet is for the young or young at heart. The bracelet is sterling silver, and is available with pink, black, or white gems. $395
If your Valentine likes a little variety, this David Yurman stackable diamond heart ring is just the ticket. This ring can be stacked with other Yurman styles or worn on its own, so whether she feels like a little sparkle or a lot, she's got options. Available with a heart, clover, or oval. $295
This colorful and classy 60" Honora pearl necklace with bright gemstones can be worn long, or doubled up for a short look, and it's sure to add a little flair to any outfit! $225
Other Honora styles, including earrings sets, start at just $50!
With the perfect little promise ring, we promise this will be a Valentine's Day she'll never forget. This ring represents a promise of love, fidelity, and a future together. Available in 14k white gold or two tone (14k yellow and white gold), with a .10-.15 carat diamond. The pictured style features a .10 carat diamond set in 14k white gold, for $375. (Varying styles range from $375-$475).
Monday, January 17, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Jim Toth, an agent, and Reese started dating almost a year ago and have been inseperable ever since. When Jim decided he was ready to pop the question, which he did over the holidays, he knew he wanted something unique, rare, and beautiful, just like Reese. Ashoka diamonds are prized for their exceptional beauty and rarity. They can only be cut from rough diamonds that are at least 3 carats, and only 10% are good enough to carry the Ashoka name.
Speaking of the name, "Ashoka" has a namesake, in the form of an ancient Hindu warrior-emperor named Ashoka Maurya, who possesed a 41 carat flawless diamond. During his rule, Ashoka experienced a reawakening in 262 BC that prompted him to promote harmony, respect, and compassion as the only path for his people.
Reese's Ashoka diamond ring features a 4 carat center stone and a platinum band with pave diamonds (left).
Similar styles available Fink's* include the 3-stone ring on the right. The center stone is .71 carats, and the side stones and pave diamonds in the band total .81 carats. With 1.52 total carat weight, it may not be as big as Reese's, but you can be sure that the diamond is just as perfect!
* Ashoka by William Goldberg is available at the following Fink's locations: Dulles Town Center in Northern Virginia, our Flagship store on 419 at Colonial Avenue in Roanoke, Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, and SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, NC.