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2012 ACM Awards – Jewelry on Display

April 3, 2012
2012 ACM Awards –  Jewelry on Display

On Sunday night, country music’s brightest stars gathered in Las Vegas for the country music equivalent to the Grammys : the 47 th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. And when it comes to jewelry and fashion, three of country music’s heavy hitters stole the Red Carpet. Blonde bombshells Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and Carrie Underwood chose warm neutral tones and gorgeous diamond jewelry for their ACM Awards Red Carpet looks . This 5.69 carat radiant cut diamond would be the perfect complement to Taylor Swift's white dress at the ACM Awards. Taylor Swift, who won the ACM award for Entertainer of the Year, wore a stunning, white J Mendel gown with subtle metallic piping and daring side cutouts when she hit the ACM Red Carpet . And her jewelry mimicked the gold flashes in her gown perfectly: The singer’s Lorraine Schwartz diamond drop earrings added just the right amount of shine, and her chunky gold and diamond bracelets softened the tone of her sophisticated look. Carrie Underwood always looks feminine and sophisticated on the Red Carpet, and this year’s ACM Awards was no exception. The two-award nominated singer wore a custom strapless Abed Mahfouz gown with chic beaded embellishments and sheer detailing. To complement the buttery yellow hue of her couture gown, Carrie chose classic Jonathan Arndt jewelry. Her diamond and platinum cluster earrings were subtle against her gown’s heavy beading, and her oversized platinum flower ring was a funky statement piece fitting for the Red Carpet. This cushion cut diamond with a striking blue fluorescence is similar to the diamonds in Carrie Underwood's 2012 ACM Awards Red Carpet earrings. Miranda Lambert left the 47 th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards with the award for best female vocalist and mixed reviews for her gold glam Randi Rahm gown. The floor-length heavily embellished dress had enough shine to fill the entire Red Carpet, so the singer made the right choice by wearing soft gold and diamond chandelier earrings that didn’t compete with her dress’ megawatt shine. To complete her Fred Leighton jewelry look, the singer (and wife of Blake Shelton, the night’s Best Male Vocalist winner) chose a striking gold and diamond bracelet featuring two gold bands and a diamond-studded bird motif. A classic, pear shaped diamond from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection. White and gold were by far the most popular shades of the evening at the 2012 ACM Awards, and nothing accents these soft colors like brilliant diamonds . Diamond & Estate Trust’s collection includes exquisite loose diamonds in a variety of cuts and carats; once you select the perfect diamond to suit your style, our experts will create you a custom piece as striking as the statement jewelry on the 2012 ACM Red Carpet. Need help picking the perfect diamond ? Why not take a look at these three recent additions to our collection : a classic 6.25 carat pear shaped diamond that would make a romantic ring; a 4.01 carat cushion cut diamond with a striking blue fluorescence; or a 5.69 carat radiant cut diamond that would amplify any simple setting. Diamond & Estate Trust is Southern California’s premier buyer and seller of loose gems , vintage jewelry and signed designer pieces. Have a piece of jewelry worthy of the Red Carpet? Let our experts give you a fair appraisal on your vintage and luxury jewelry. More: 2012 ACM Awards – Jewelry on Display

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Diamond & Estate Trust Launches Vintage Jewelry, Diamond Buying Campaign

March 29, 2012

Diamond & Estate Trust , a trusted name in Southern California estate jewelry and diamond buying, has initiated a campaign aimed at purchasing luxury jewelry and gems directly from members of the public. Diamond & Estate Trust’s unparalleled expertise allows it to offer individuals up to twice as much as competitors would for gems or estate jewelry. Founder and CEO Anup Jogani’s vast knowledge of period pieces from Georgian to Art Deco to mid-century modern gives Diamond & Estate Trust expert capabilities in spotting rare signatures and unique jewelry with value that might be overlooked by less skilled buyers. The Diamond & Estate Trust team’s breadth of experience in diamond cutting and gemstone improvement enables it to maintain its dedication to providing fair offers for its clients in the diamond valuation process. Diamond & Estate Trust specializes in acquiring diamonds; gemstones such as emeralds, rubies and sapphires ; designer pieces; watches such as Rolex, Cartier and Audemars; and antique/vintage jewelry of all price points. It prides itself in professionalism and providing its best offer up front to make the jewelry appraisal and selling process as convenient as possible for its clients. Individuals interested in selling antique jewelry, signature pieces, diamonds or gemstones, or who wish to have jewelry or diamonds appraised should contact Diamond & Estate Trust at (213) 622-9700, mail@diamondestatetrust.com or through www.diamondestatetrust.com. See the rest here: Diamond & Estate Trust Launches Vintage Jewelry, Diamond Buying Campaign

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7.18 Carat Radiant Cut Diamond – Cut Cornered Square Modified Brilliant Cut

March 29, 2012
7.18 Carat Radiant Cut Diamond – Cut Cornered Square Modified Brilliant Cut

When it comes to fiery flash, few gems compare to the stunning radiant cut diamond. A hybrid of the emerald cut’s clean lines and the brilliant cut’s megawatt shine, the radiant cut has been coveted this season by fashion icons who want their diamond rings to have a chic modern shape and brilliant flash. Drew Barrymore, recently engaged to art consultant Will Kopelman, couldn’t have chosen a more gorgeous engagement ring for her third trip down the aisle. The diamond engagement ring strikes the perfect balance between traditional and modern design: the ring’s classic, delicate pave band is a timeless flash from the past, and its stunning 4 carat radiant cut white diamond is a bold, 21 st Century statement. Drew Barrymore’s engagement ring shows the rectangular radiant cut at its brilliant best. How does the radiant cut get its shine? From its expertly cut, gorgeous 60-70 facets. A radiant cut gem features the step-cutting of the emerald cut diamond (which gives it its long facets) and the triangular facets of the brilliant cut. The multifaceted look of the radiant cut makes it look a bit like a princess cut , but with the addition of blocked corners. Whether you opt for a rectangular, square modified or cut-cornered radiant cut diamond (also called the cut-cornered square modified brilliant cut), this diamond cut is gorgeous on a ring flanked by side stones such as baguettes. Because it lets the depth and color of a gem shine, the radiant cut is also a popular cut for colored diamonds . (Did you see how Jessica Chastain’s radiant cut yellow diamond solitaire ring and Penelope Ann Miller’s radiant cut pink diamond ring lit up the 84 th Annual Academy Awards ?) Given the radiant cut’s beauty and popularity among fashion icons, Diamond & Estate Trust was thrilled to discover this one-of-a-kind 7.18 carat radiant cut diamond . This precious gem — GIA certified with an F color grade and perfect symmetry — has a luminous color that’s the perfect mix of cognac and rosy pink. It’s a soft yet striking shade that evokes romance from the moment you first see it. This cut-cornered square radiant diamond would be gorgeous flanked by half-moon or baguette white diamonds in a simple, vintage-inspired ring . Once you add this exceptional 7.18 carat radiant cut diamond to your collection, the experts at Diamond & Estate Trust can help you create the perfect custom design that lets both your personal style and this gorgeous gem shine. Diamond & Estate Trust is Southern California’s most trusted estate jewelry and loose gem buyer and seller . With an exquisite collection of loose gems such as white diamonds , colored diamonds , rubies and sapphires , and truly unique vintage jewelry including designer watches , Diamond & Estate Trust has an exceptional gem or piece of jewelry for every occasion. Go here to see the original: 7.18 Carat Radiant Cut Diamond – Cut Cornered Square Modified Brilliant Cut

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Glee’s Lea Michele fills closet with Candie’s

January 26, 2012

This December 2011 photo courtesy of Candie’s shows Lea Michele in Beverly Hills, Calif. Go here to read the rest: Glee’s Lea Michele fills closet with Candie’s

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Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ leads Oscars with 11 nominations

January 26, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence, left, and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announce the best motion picture of the year nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Tuesday, Jan. Here is the original post: Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ leads Oscars with 11 nominations

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