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Turq and Marigold

Turq and MarigoldTurquoise, Marigold and Coral.. Welcome the Colors of Summer 2011


                                                             

These two happy summer colors that will be embraced by the sun’s beaming rays throughout these heated next few months. The marigold trend is one that I would like to proudly proclaim to have been ahead of the curve on. Unfortunately, that’s not exactly true. I’ve always been a sucker for rich yellows, all shades of yellow actually.

So, while I was simply just promoting my favorite color, I have unknowingly been sporting this ‘trend of summer 2011’ since summer of 2008, and I’m delighted to keep the party going. There’s something uplifting about having yellow on. Whether it’s on your nails, eyelids, fitted tank top or super cute sandals, this eternally optimistic color was made for the sunlit days of summer!

InStyle: Marigold ‘A playful yellow that demands attention, this buttery shade adds a ward glow to any wardrobe’

This bold color is a little challenging to work with at first. You want to avoid looking like a bumble bee, so while black is usually the color that goes with everything, the rule does not apply in this particular combination. Gold accessories will match the warm hue of marigold. For palette considerations, try using white as an off-set color, which brings an innocence to the outfit.

Instead of black, try heather grey or neutral colors to create an edgy vibe while avoiding the bumble bee blunder. Other fun colors to play with in combination with this bold yellow include olive, royal blue, garnet and purple. The same rule applies for eye make-up. Avoid black eye liner or shadow. Using browns that stay on the subtle side will help to brighten your eyes instead of making them look too heavy.

In the sample ensembles I created on one of my new favorite sites, Polyvore (above), I fell for the intriguing appeal of the black schoolgirl cardigan with the high-waisted shorts from Armani Exchange. Yes, I broke the no bumble bee rule, sort of. However, with the white striping of the cardigan and the button accents on the shorts, there’s enough couture presence to earn a hall pass.

Marc by marc jacobs bags YELLOW

Ochre rock legend vestt

FYI: When you search for “vintage turquoise”on eBay more than 9,000 items pop up. –

Turquoise Makes Its Summertime Comeback

By Christene Barberich

The Glam Slam! France collection consists of White Shatter matched up with a silver sparkle lacquer called Spark de Triomphe and Red Shatter paired with a shimmery pink called Rally Pretty Pink, while the Blue, Navy, and Turquoise Shatters add a little rock to the nautical look’s typically preppy boat.

OPI Glam Slam! France nail polish sets, $14.95 each, and Blue, Navy, and Turquoise Shatters, $8.50 each, all available in May. Visit OPI.com for more information.

Turquoise isn’t only taking over eBay searches and nail polish shatters… It will be seen in bathing suits, cover ups, sandals and beach bags everywhere this summer. Turquoise is a staple of summer, and as the heightened interest of the color arrives, the fashions of jewelry and clothing to meet the demands rise steadily in summer-ready supply.

There are lots of fun new designs, playful and light. Perfect summer accessories are just within reach. It’s time to get excited about this copper aluminum phosphate, and snag yourself a staple piece turquoise jewelry!

Matthew Williamson Peacock feather-trimmed sequined skirt
With the collage of pieces in the turquoise section, you’ll see that incorporating a little bit of coral into outfits that focus on turquoise is absolutely possible. Just be sure that the coral stays an accent color, and doesn’t begin to compete with the turquoise for attention. Lots of fun is to be had with turquoise, as the color spans from hues of green to grey to blue and back again. This also makes ‘matching’ somewhat impossible for different pieces, so don’t be overly specific on how close the shades need to be to one another. Break up the outfit with a white cami or multi-colored bangles in order to avoid looking like a walking bubble of blue.

Have yourselves a fantastic weekend!!!

Alexandra

Coral Inspiration for Summer Fashions

Coral Inspiration

Coral Inspiration by Alex E. Gulkin featuring sheer tops
If you have yet to visit the site Polyvore, I suggest you head over there as soon as possible. Fantastic idea to play with different combinations and looks, textures…

This summer is all about coral, turquoise and marigold. I happen to be a big fan of coral, and just as coral jewelry and vibrantly colored coral ensembles are on the rage for the upcoming heat waves… The same can be said for lip gloss, stain and blush.

Coral Gloss and Lip Color

Don’t forget this vital accent!!!

Citrus hues are a guaranteed way to kick up any look. Refinery29.com

Amy Adams in Emerald Cartier and Princess Diana in Famous Emerald Choker: A May Gemstone Celebration

Amy Adams at 2011 Oscars:

Cartier Secret Watch Bracelet

The Fighter” actress wore a Cartier platinum and diamond Haute Joaillerie secret watch bracelet, which featured 575 separate diamonds and a 30.75-carat carved emerald stone.  The bracelet has been rumored to value at over $1.025 million.

Adams also wore a Cartier platinum and diamond necklace, featuring a carved 33.24-carat emerald, said to be worth $290,000. Also nominated for Best Supporting Actress was Melissa Leo, who co-starred as ‘Alice’, Micky Ward’s Mother in “The Fighter.”

Winning the nomination was the tough talking Melissa Leo, who fitting with her character in the film, let an f-bomb slip during her acceptance.

(More on Melissa Leo, and the F-bomb fly during her acceptance speech.)

The gemstone belonging to the month of May is none other than the glamorously green Emerald, a particular variety of the mineral Beryl. The Emerald is not only the May birthstone, but also the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Cancer.

Emerald gemstones are associated with patience, understanding, and foresight.

Perhaps one of the most notorious pieces of unforgettable emerald jewelry belonged to Princess Diana. Pictured here in 1982, the Emerald chocker worn by Princess Diana remains one of the most admired and adored pieces of immaculate emerald jewelry of all time. 

The famous Diana’s diamond and emerald choker, a wedding gift from the Queen. Once she caused a stir when she chose to wear it as a headband.

The Emerald gemstone is among the most magnificent. especially in the amazing jewelry worn by Princess Diana in the early ‘80s and by Amy Adams at the 2011 Oscars.

Long Live Green Glamour!

If you’re an Emerald lover… you may want to take a quick peak at these gems!

Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Heart Pendant

Emerald is approximately 3cts
Diamond weigh approximately 3.5ctw
Diamonds are VS in clarity and G/H in color

You will certainly win her heart with this gorgeous emerald pendant. Perfectly framed, this well cut emerald is a beautiful velvety blue-green. With just the right “de Jardin,” the diamonds are custom cut to frame this heart shaped stone beautifully and the setting is made so delicately to show off each stone perfectly.   

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14K White Gold, Emerald Diamond Vintage Style Bangle

Emeralds approximately 1.5cts
Diamond weight approximately 1.00ctw
Diamonds are VS/SI in clarity and G/H in color

This beautiful white gold, emerald and diamond bracelet is the type of bracelet that every woman should have in their wardrobe. Simple, but elegant the bead set diamonds frame the velvety soft emeralds perfectly. Its hinged style closure makes it simple to put on and take off. Perfect for a night on the town or for when you just want to feel good.

Emma Watson: Glamour Magazine’s Best Dressed Woman in Britain

Emma Watson’s first film debut in the United States was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, released in 2001, (referenced in Britain as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.) Watson was just nine when the first Harry Potter Film was filmed.

Critics raved that Emma “stole the show,” and she was nominated for five awards for her performance in Philosopher’s Stone, winning the Young Artist Award for Leading Young Actress. Here we are, just ten years later announcing…

Emma Watson is awarded Glamour Magazine’s Best Dressed Woman in Britain! 

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born on April 15, 1990 (happy birthday!) in Paris, where she would live until the age of five. As she neared the age of six, Watson moved with her mother and younger brother to Oxfordshire.

Emma proclaimed that she would be an actress, and for the next few years studied at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts. Emma Watson had performed in various school plays and productions at the theatre school, but had never acted professionally prior to the Harry Potter films.

The English actress and model who rose to prominence playing Hermione Granger is now the title holder of the coveted top spot of Glamour Magazine’s Best Dressed Women List (Britain).

Having a charming and clever impact of the fashion world from 2001 through 2009, this talented Actress has an evolving array of style risks and wins that always leave you wanting more.

There is no doubting the style talents of Emma Watson, particularly after she became a familiar face in the front rows of fashion shows, and being praised as both a muse and model for the British fashion house, Burberry.

Much like Mia Farrow, when Emma Watson appeared with a dramatic pixie cut, her appeal was boosted among everyone. Her strong presence and playful take on trends make this gal just so lovable!

The Girls Aloud star was pushed into second place, while Twilight actress Kristen Stewart came in third, followed by Cole’s fellow The X Factor judge Dannii Minogue and model/TV presenter Alexa Chung.
The top 10 is rounded out by Rihanna, Kate Moss, Blake Lively, Olivia Palermo and Lea Michele.

All Time Top Favorite Pick for Emma Watson’s Awesome Jewelry Choices…

Chanel Cruise Collection 2011 Bracelet

Emma Watson wore two of the black version of this bracelet to the Finch & Partner’s Pre-Party for BAFTA.

Congratulations, Miss Emma Watson!

Raymond Lee Jewelers

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Maxim’s #1 Girl Arrives in Style to Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Gala

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has recently been awarded the coveted title of ‘Hottest Woman in the World’ on Maxim Magazine‘s Hot 100 List, in addition to recently having received the CinemaCon’s Female Star of Tomorrow vote.  You may recognize this 24 year old beauty from the runway, commercials, or pages of the Victoria’s Secret enterprise.

The model is quickly moving up in the world of Hollywood, replacing Megan Fox in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, expected to be released later this Summer. While many expected Megan Fox to return in the third Transformers Film, it seems the friction between Fox and Transformers Director Michael Bay was such that he felt a new face was necessary for Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

For more on Megan Fox, the bane of Michael Bay’s Existence, and why….  Read This.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attended the ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ Costume Gala on Monday, along-side boyfriend Jason Statham. Rosie was stunning in her custom rose silk gown, a nude python clutch, and shoes all by Burberry.  She finished off her look with Fred Leighton jewels. Absolutely stunning!

We couldn’t help but notice how very ’70s sophisticate the gown and accessories were, in style, fabric and fit. This is a fashion trend that few have been able to pull off so (seemingly) effortlessly. Many times, too many competing pieces of yellow gold jewelry, or an overdose of sequins and playful colors, can decidedly destroy the classy appeal of what Rosie Huntington-Whiteley succeeded in on Monday in New York City.

The breathtaking Actress took her first public photo’s with British Actor boyfriend, Jason Statham of  The Expendables.

Be sure to check out the ‘Hottest Woman in the World’ this Summer in ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ alongside Shia LaBeouf.


Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event: Raymond Lee Jewelers on Apr 27 2011

Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event

Raymond Lee Jewelers  –  April 27, 2011

Cara Rosenthal, Casey and Timolin Cole

Cara Rosenthal from The Amazing Race on CBS, Casey and Timolin Cole of the NKC Generation Hope Foundation and Jeff Josephson, President of Raymond Lee Jewelers

The Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event was held last Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton. The elegant evening was a successful celebration of hope and benevolence!

The Raymond Lee Jewelers Boca Raton showroom filled with famous faces, as shimmering jewels provided the elegant entrance for guests as the Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event commenced.

Walter Shaw and the Cole Sisters

Raymond Lee Jewelers Boca Raton Showroom

Raymond Lee Jewelers Boca Raton Showroom

Lovely Ladies! Erin, Julia and Dana.

Lovely Ladies:  Dana, Julia and Erin

Walter Shaw, Jeff, Dana, Erin, Lee, Donna and Mariana

Walter Shaw, Jeff, Dana, Erin, Lee, Donna and Mariana

Cole Twins, Kesi Case and other famous faces


Sherry Ratay and Cara Rosenthal

Sherry Ratay and Cara Rosenthal

The entertaining evening included an impressive musical performance for guests, as they browsed the beautiful pieces of jewelry on display and chatted with Casey and Timolin Cole, and several other attending celebrities. Proceeds from the successful event will benefit Nat King Cole Generation Hope, an organization dedicated to keeping music in the classrooms of our  community.

For more on NKC Generation of Hope, please visit http://www.natkingcolefoundation.org

We feel the time is right to launch Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. with the goal of inspiring our youth while enriching their lives, through the power of music. Musical instruments, instruction, seminars, state-of-the-art recording equipment and funding will be provided to students with the greatest need and fewest resources in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.’

Casey and Timolin Cole

Sherry Ratay, Award-Winning Color Expert

Sherry Ratay, Award-Winning Color Expert

Generation Hope Pendent Unveiling at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Established with the strong desire to keep music in the classroom, the Nat King Cole Generation of Hope event was perfectly according in celebration. The talented Italian Singer, Franco Corso (http://www.francocorso.com/) provided beautiful musically driven entertainment.

Musical Entertainment

Celebrity sitings included Cara Rosenthal from CBSAmazing Race, Fashion Designer Kesi Case (http://www.kesicase.com/), Award Winning Color Expert Sherry Ratay (http://www.salonratay.com/) and…

Walter Shaw, Notorious Jewel Thief and Author of A License to Steal !

We like to live life on the edge. and hosting an extravagant evening without an infamous jewel thief wandering about?

What fun would that be?!

The turnout was fantastic, and attendees had a wonderful time, while supporting a great cause. Honored guests sipped champagne while browsing an eclectic collection of exquisite estate jewelry, vivid gemstones, pave set pendants and diamond-by-the-yard jewelry pieces, shopping side by side with the Cole Sisters.

As the evening progressed, Raymond Lee Jewelers took a moment to unveil the Nat King Cole Generation Hope Signature Pendant, designed for the NKC Generation Hope Foundation. The Diamond Horn Signature Pendant was greatly appreciated and adored by the Cole Twins, in addition to many of the evening’s guests.

This inspiring design pays a great deal of honor and homage to the talented, musical legend of the great Nat King Cole. The diamond embedded sculpted classic horn pendant was designed by Richard Resnik, our Professional Custom Jewelry Designer at Raymond Lee Jewelers.

Richard Resnik and Cara Rosenthal, The Amazing Race

The signature pendant has been an tremendous hit with guests of the Generation of Hope Event. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that the Signature Generation Hope Pendants will soon be available for purchase in both sterling silver and diamond designs!

I promise to keep you updated on when they do become available, and if you should have and inquiries, please feel free to email me directly at alex@webuybigdiamonds.com.

The evening was a sparkling success. We would like to formally thank Casey and Timolin Cole, Transmedia Group, Sherry Ratay, Walter Shaw, Cara Rosenthal and all guests who attended the 2011 Generation of Hope Event at Raymond Lee Jewelers.

Thank you for a meaningful and musical evening!

           -Raymond Lee Jewelers

Mariana – Generation Hope Event

Igor Polotsky, Watchmaker at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Jayne and Jeff and Jewelry

Jayne. Jeff. Jewelry.

Donna at Generation Hope Event

NKC Generation Hope - Raymond Lee Jewelers Apr 27, 2011

NKC Generation Hope – Raymond Lee Jewelers Apr 27, 2011

-Alexandra, and the entire staff at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Fashion Blogger Feature: Karla’s Closet

This not-so-little statement piece feature arrives via the visionary fashion and jewelry combinations of Karla’s Closet.

Karlas Closet . Chain Heavy.

The unique, flirty and ultimately classic ensemble you see here is just one of the ‘all vintage clothing‘ creations of the vintage-inspired business venture, Karla’s Closet.

A strictly vintage clothing store, Karla’s Closet items are all pre-worn.

Amazing fashion ensembles created from combinations of the Karla’s Closet eclectic inventory can be found with detailed descriptions right here… on the Karla’s Closet Blog.

In this photo, Karla models one of most fabulous outfits I’ve ever seen. Described by the Model/ Author/ Entrepreneur herself as:

“A vintage Ungaro skirt that I found on Ebay, an American Apparel striped sweater, 70s Erwin Pearl necklace,  Balenciaga sunglasses, my favorite Coach clutch, and Christian Louboutins.”

Clock Inspired 70s Erwin Pearl necklace

This timepiece-inspired statement necklace by jewelry designer Erwin Pearl, circa 1970’s is (in my humble and personal opinion), the glue that holds this bodacious outfit together. Sometimes an outfit even as adorable and stylish as this one, with a great pink pencil skirt and amazing matching clutch and heels still needs that one illuminating piece of jewelry that ties every piece together in perfect stylish harmony.

→→→→→→   So… without further adieu, allow me to present you with a glimpse of one of our most adored statement pieces :

18k Yellow Gold Heavy Chain Necklace w/Citrine & Diamond Enhancers

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18k Yellow Gold Heavy Chain with Citrine and Diamond Enhancers

This 18K Yellow Gold, Diamond and Citrine Necklace and Enhancer Set is a newly listed item at the Raymond Lee Jewelers eBay Store at an amazing price of $9,995.

Visit this Raymond Lee Jewelers eBay listing for additional images and information on this fantastic statement piece!

The Details:

Metal 18K Yellow Gold
Description 18K Yellow gold heavy chain, designer style toggle necklace pave set with diamonds.  Comes with Two enhancers one a heart shape pave set with diamonds and the other an emerald cut citrine
Weight 76.5 dwt
118.9 grams
Dimensions 16.5″, heart shape enhancer measures 1″ x .75″ and citrine enhancer measures approximately 1.24″ x .75″
Gemstones Diamonds at least 2.00ctw
Diamonds are VS in clarity and H/I in color
Citrine- 2 cabochons on clasp measuring 4mm and one emerald cut stone measuring 10mm x 8mm
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