Monday, January 17, 2011

Sparkling Celebs at the Golden Globes

This year's Golden Globes red carpet was better than ever. There were some surprises, like January Jones' risque yet elegant red cutout dress from Versace. There were also some things that didn't surprise us at all, like Helena Bonham Carter wearing two different colored shoes. One thing you can always expect on the red carpet, however, is amazing jewelry.

Sarah Hyland from Modern Family made a statement with a gorgeous 50 karat diamond and pearl collar necklace from Mikimoto. The gold South Sea pearls compliment her dress, by Max Azria.

Mikimoto is known for being the premier producer of the world's finest cultured pearls. Their exceptional design, paired with the quality of their craftsmansip, is known the world over. Mikimoto is available at Fink's Jewelers both in store and online. We carry everything from the simplest set of studs for the beginner, to intricate Black South Sea lariat necklaces with diamonds. As Sarah knows, Mikimoto always makes a statement, and Fink's can help you find yours!

Sarah wasn't the only star sporting a Fink's brand last night; news correspondant for E! and reality sweetheart Giuliana Rancic was spotted wearing Ippolita Super Tear Drop earrings in Mother of Pearl, from the Wonderland Collection.

Ippolita, like Giuliana, is Italian. The brand is known for it's playful whimsy, colorful stones, and sculptural design elements. Ippolita's collections include a multitude of stones and metals, like smoky quartz, amethyst, blue topaz, mother of pearl, and more. Each of her designs are available in a variety of these stones, so there's a color and style for everyone. Guiliana's earrings start at $895, but smaller versions start at just $295, so you can have a lot of look without spending a lot!

If you have questions about any of the designers or styles featured in this blog, please don't hesitate to contact your local Fink's store, or visit us online (especially since not every Fink's store carries Ippolita) at We're always happy to send pictures, help you make an online purchase, or answer any questions!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year Engagement News!

Reese Witherspoon is known for a lot of things: her always-hit movies, her fabulous hair, her easy Southern charm, and now, her amazing 4 carat Ashoka diamond engagement ring by William Goldberg (available at Fink's!).

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!

The 3-stone ring retails for $9,450.

* 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.