We absolutely love this classic piece, a simple diamond cross that comes in all shapes and sizes, like the one's seen on Khloe Kardashian and her sister, Kim Kardashian. We especially love the layered look with two pieces. Scroll down to see a single and layered version of this staple piece.
Fancy colored diamonds are the worlds rarest gemstones! They are captivating and brilliant. Stones that are ranked beyond Z color along the industry standard D-Z color grading scale, are considered fancy colored stones. The most valuable fancy colored diamonds are those with hues of saturated pinks, blues, and greens. Even a slight variation in color (ranges from light to intense) will have an big impact on the gemstones value. Fancy colored diamonds come in every color on the spectrum!
💎 1 in 10,000 Diamonds are Fancy Colored
💎 The Pink Star Diamond is a Record Breaking gem that sold in April 2017. The gem weighs a whopping 59.60 carats, and sold for $71.2 Million, making it the most expensive gem ever auctioned.
💎 The world's most famous gem is the Hope Diamond, which is a 45.52 carat Fancy Deep Grayish Blue.
💎 Red Diamonds are the rarest of the rare-- only a handful are known to exist.
See the below video of a 16 carat Radiant Cut Fancy Yellow Diamond. (Over $2M value.)
"Champagne Nights" Fantasy Bra
It's that time of year again! Victoria's Secret just revealed the annual fantasy bra design by Mouawad. and model that will have the rare honor of wearing the one-of-a-kind-piece on the VS runway in December, is the brazilian bombshell Lais Ribeiro.
The one-of-a-kind piece weights over 600 carats, and features a combination of handset diamonds, yellow sapphires, blue topaz. The stunning work of art took almost 350 hours to create and totals almost 6,000 gemstones. The work of art is valued at $2 million.
Tune in on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 10/9c on CBS see this beauty on the runway. See you in Shanghai!
This Years Most Stunning Jewels at the
69th Annual Emmy Awards
There were some major high jewelry (haute joaillerie) moments coming out of Paris Haute Couture week. Here are a few of our top picks of these stunningly unique designs of diamond jewelry and gemstone jewelry from Paris.
This gives new meaning to being born with a silver spoon in one's mouth.
This stunning look on Angelina Jolie at the 2009 Academy Awards went down as one of her best award show looks ever. These show stopping Colombian Emerald Drop Earrings by Lorraine Schwartz are a whopping 115 carats and cost a cool $2.5 million. In addition to her matching 65 carat emerald ring, this is one of the most expensive looks ever to grace the Red Carpet. Emeralds in their gleaming brilliant color are a favorite around here at KAJ!
Rare Red Rubies
July babies are lucky to call Ruby their birthstone. Not only are rubies stunningly beautiful and captivating, but also they are the most valuable species in the corundum mineral family, (which also includes sapphires, another member of the species) and can command the highest per-carat price of all the colored gemstones.
Color has to be the most important factor in determining the quality of a ruby gemstone. The finest rubies have a vibrant red to purplish color. Take a look at the color of our La Tortuga Cocktail Rings or Makai Stackables encrusted with ruby gemstones to see the amazing color it reflects. This is the most sought after ruby color, a vivid reddish-purple and is very important to the value of the stone!
Ruby is one of four precious gemstones (others include diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires) and known for rarity, monetary value and hardness. The name ruby comes from rubeus which means “red”. In its purest state, the mineral corundum is colorless. Chromium is the element responsible for ruby’s rich red color.
Ruby has been revered in many cultures throughout history and represents passion, protection and prosperity. Corundum (ruby, sapphire) is the second hardest gemstone after diamond, which makes it very durable for daily wear. Kate Alexandra Jewelry has a variety of beautiful sapphire and ruby gemstone jewelry, perfect for any July birthday gift.
What are two of our favorite things in the world? That would have to be fine jewelry and pretty desserts. What if you could put the two together? Well at Mama's Fish House on Maui, Hawai'i they have done just that. This is the Polynesian Black Pearl Dessert, and it's TO DIE for! Inside the coconut wafer lies a Tahitian Vanilla with an outer glossy chocolate ganache. Once the outer chocolate orb is punctured, beneath it lies a sweetly tart lilikoi cream center. The plate is decorated beautifully with chocolate and lilikoi sauce. It's almost too pretty to eat!