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September Birthstone – Sapphire Information

April 17, 2012
September Birthstone – Sapphire Information

The sapphire has a colorful, storied history unlike any other gem. A symbol of faith, nobility and truth, and long believed to have healing and protective powers, the sapphire’s dark blue hue has been coveted for thousands of years. Designated as September’s birthstone since the early 1900s, the sapphire brings depth and grace to the first month of autumn. The sapphire has been one of the biggest luxury jewelry trends ever since Kate Middleton began wearing Princess Diana’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring last fall. And with fashion icons such as Victoria Beckham and Beyoncé Knowles wearing sapphire jewelry both on and off the Red Carpet, the deep blue gem has never been more vogue. September is months away, but given the sapphire’s recent surge in popularity, now is the perfect time to invest in a piece of sapphire jewelry — especially a classic sapphire ring . Diamond & Estate Trust is especially smitten with this 10.16 carat Burma no-heat sapphire ring . At 10.16 carats, this certified no-heat Burma sapphire is one of the largest we’ve ever seen. Couple that magnificent size with two shield-cut diamonds and a classic setting, and you have a ring with unmistakable luxury and vibrancy. For an Art Deco take on the sapphire, we offer two vintage diamond and sapphire platinum Art Deco bracelets. The first, a 1950s French Art Deco bracelet , features a sleek setting and 10 carats each of white diamonds and blue sapphires. The second bracelet features a chic link design accented by 9 carats of diamonds and 2 carats of sapphires. The extremely rare Kashmir sapphire has been the most celebrated, valuable and coveted sapphire variety since the first Kashmir sapphire was discovered in India in the 1870s. Considering the world’s love affair with the Kashmir sapphire, we consider this spectacular Kashmir sapphire the prize of our luxury gem collection . At between 7 and 9 carats of luxurious, deep cornflower blue, this Kashmir sapphire in a highly-coveted cushion cut is a gem hunter’s dream. The facets in its classic cushion cut shine from every angle. For the ultimate symbol of luxury, look no further: Few gems in the world match the caliber of this Kashmir sapphire . Let Diamond & Estate Trust help you find the perfect loose sapphire or piece of vintage sapphire jewelry for your style. With a luxury collection filled with hand-picked estate jewelry , signed designer pieces, custom pieces , luxury watches (Rolex, Audemars, Patek Philippe) and rare Art Deco jewelry, our experts provide unparalleled pieces for an elite international clientele . Link: September Birthstone – Sapphire Information

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April Birthstone – Diamond Information

April 6, 2012
April Birthstone – Diamond Information

Birthstones have been around since ancient times, and first gained mainstream popularity during the 14 th and 15 th centuries in Poland. Although birthstones have varied across cultures and time periods, one thing is certain: the month April has been associated with the diamond ever since the National Association of Jewelers created the modern birthstone list in 1912. More than any other month, April is associated with rebirth, renewal and the Earth’s natural life cycle. When you look at it this way, the diamond is a fitting choice for the April birthstone: the precious gem is a result of carbon formations that grow deep below the Earth’s surface over a long period of time. When a diamond finally is discovered or mined, and eventually ends up in your hands, it’s truly a symbol of the life cycle. A diamond is classic and beautiful any month of the year. But given the gem’s association with April, now is the ideal time to invest in a gorgeous colorless diamond. This timeless 4.01 carat pear shaped diamond in our collection has all the warmth and simple sophistication of an April afternoon. Its gorgeous G color grade and quality cut make this diamond luster from every angle, and with an internally flawless (IF) clarity grade, this loose gem has a striking natural beauty all its own. With such a classic cut , this pear shaped diamond would be perfectly suited for a simple ring setting or as a timeless pendant. This diamond has all the warmth and life of the spring season, but is beautiful enough to carry you through all 12 months of the year. Are you looking for a diamond with more fire or flash? Do you prefer a cushion cut, emerald cut, or Asscher cut diamond? Diamond & Estate Trust’s exquisite collection of loose diamonds includes diamonds of all shapes and sizes. We’ll help you find the perfect loose stone and will even incorporate it into a custom piece made with your style sensibility in mind. And for a piece of vintage diamond jewelry, view our estate collection, which contains pieces ranging from Victorian to Art Deco eras and beyond. Read more from the original source: April Birthstone – Diamond Information

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Pantone Spring 2012 Color Guide Inspired Jewelry – Part II

March 29, 2012
Pantone Spring 2012 Color Guide Inspired Jewelry – Part II

Spring 2012 is finally here, and that means one thing — it’s time to pack away your winter accessories and make room for  your spring collection. Do you need a new gorgeous gem to breathe life into your spring jewelry collection? If so, there’s no better guidepost than the Pantone Color Institute’s Spring 2012 colors list. Here are last five hues on Pantone’s Spring 2012 color palate, each paired with a gorgeous gem of a similar hue! And be sure to check out Part I of this series for a recap of the first five colors on the Pantone Color Institute’s Spring 2012 color list! Margarita This dusty green shade is all about a soft glow — and you’ll add the same soft radiance to your look when you wear a Peridot ring or earrings . Just look for a more subtle Peridot hue that matches the pastel aspects of the Margarita shade. Sweet Lilac This fresh baby pink shade adds whimsical romance to Pantone’s Spring 2012 colors list. And there’s undoubtedly only one choice when it comes to pink gems: the pink diamond . This gorgeous fancy pink radiant cut diamond in Diamond & Estate Trust’s collection is the vision of springtime romance. Driftwood This charcoal grey neutral brings to mind the beautiful, dark luster of grey diamonds . And if a grey diamond doesn’t suit your sense of style, Driftwood is a perfect complementary color to any brighter hue, making a yellow, green or blue colored diamond a striking choice for pairing. Bellflower Of all the colors on the Pantone Color Institute’s Spring 2012 color list, Bellflower is probably the hue that will transition most seamlessly into the fall season. Just at this ornamental purple shade can carry you through the year, this gorgeous vintage amethyst ring from our collection will be in vogue no matter the season. Cockatoo Our favorite color on Pantone’s Spring 2012 list is this tactile blue-green shade. When you’re in the mood for some Cockatoo flair, an aquamarine ring such as this 30 carat vintage stunner in the Diamond & Estate Trust collection is sure to make your spirits soar. Let Diamond & Estate Trust help you find the perfect piece of jewelry to match the beauty of each Pantone Spring 2012 color. Whether you’re infatuated with Cockatoo, romanced by Sweet Lilac, or knocked out by Cabaret, we have the perfect gem with a vibrant hue to match. And for the ultimate jewelery look inspired by Pantone’s Spring 2012 colors, we will create you a custom piece that embodies your style and the spirit of the season. Diamond & Estate Trust’s collection of loose gems such as diamonds , colored diamonds , rubies and sapphires , as well as estate jewelry make us Southern California’s premier luxury jewelry buyer and seller . Excerpt from: Pantone Spring 2012 Color Guide Inspired Jewelry – Part II

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Marilyn Monroe – Jewelry Icon

February 6, 2012
Marilyn Monroe – Jewelry Icon

When it comes to exquisite luxury jewelry, no woman shines more brilliantly than Marilyn Monroe. Decades after romancing the world with “ Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” and shaking up the jewelry scene, Marilyn Monroe continues to be the most emulated woman on the planet. By the early 1950s, Marilyn Monroe had already captivated the public with her signature blonde hair, white dress and seductive persona. But it was 1953’s “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” that marked Marilyn Monroe’s ascension into jewelry stardom and made her a coveted spokeswoman for many of the era’s most in vogue designers. In the famous scene where she sings, “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend,” Marilyn takes the precious gem to new heights: With thick diamond bangles layered over long pink gloves, a statement necklace with oversized diamonds and large diamond earrings, Marilyn is a vision of lavish jewelry. And it is only fitting that Norma Jean wore the most stunning piece from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” to the movie’s premier: The Moon of Baroda, a breathtaking 24.04 carat pear-shaped yellow diamond once worn by Marie Antoinette. That necklace is the ultimate statement of Marilyn’s icon status. When Marilyn wore diamonds, the world took notice.  So it’s no surprise that from that point on, Marilyn became the ultimate spokeswoman for diamond jewelry . Although her personal collection included mostly costume jewelry, she was able to develop her signature lavish style with the help of luxury jewelry giants such as Da Beers, who always ensured Marilyn was donning exquisite diamonds during public events. Stunning earrings, sleek necklaces and brilliant flashes of light followed her every footstep and featured prominently in her other landmark film, “Some Like It Hot.” The icon wore so many diamonds throughout her career that she received an award from the Jewelry Academy accompanied with the following note: “To Marilyn Monroe, the best friend a diamond ever had.” One notable piece in Marilyn Monroe’s personal jewelry collection is a platinum and diamond eternity band featuring 35 baguette diamonds around the band, given to her by Joe DiMaggio after their wedding in 1954. Recognizing Marilyn’s love for pearls, DiMaggio also presented his bride with a 16-inch strand of pearls featuring 44 exquisite Mikimoto pearls. The Golden Globe nominated film “My Week With Marilyn” is the latest testament to Marilyn Monroe’s timeless style. In the movie, Oscar Nominee Michelle Williams emulates Marilyn’s flair for decadent jewelry to a T. And the fabulous Vogue photos of Michelle dressed as Marilyn are just as stunning. From the famous earrings with strands of dangling diamonds to the feminine diamond bracelets, Williams captured the essence of the style for which Marilyn Monroe is still remembered – and emulated –today. From the stunning Moon of Baroda to the heavy, bold-impact diamond necklaces, Marilyn Monroe’s love affair with diamonds is one for the ages. Diamond & Estate Trust’s collection of loose diamonds , including colored diamonds, and exquisite vintage earrings and necklaces will help you capture the best of Marilyn Monroe’s style. Go here to read the rest: Marilyn Monroe – Jewelry Icon

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Britney Spears engaged to marry Jason Trawick

December 16, 2011

In this May 11, 2011 file photo, singer Britney Spears , right, and Jason Trawick arrive at an Evening of “Southern Style” in Beverly Hills, Calif. Excerpt from: Britney Spears engaged to marry Jason Trawick

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Britney Spears engaged to marry Jason Trawick

December 16, 2011

In this May 11, 2011 file photo, singer Britney Spears , right, and Jason Trawick arrive at an Evening of “Southern Style” in Beverly Hills, Calif. Excerpt from: Britney Spears engaged to marry Jason Trawick

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Gomez stalker wants permanent restraining order

December 15, 2011

Selena Gomez attends An Evening of ‘Southern Style’ presented by the St. Bernard Project & the Spears family at a private residence on May 11, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. See the original post here: Gomez stalker wants permanent restraining order

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Christmas Eve dinners – Traditional holiday meals in Los Angeles

December 15, 2011

Travelers hitting Los Angeles for Christmas Eve will likely be on the lookout for the perfect dinner to send off the holidays with a bang as well as good value for their bucks. View post: Christmas Eve dinners – Traditional holiday meals in Los Angeles

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Look for Less: Kourtney Kardashian’s Peek-a-Boo Style

December 7, 2011

After a pulling off aA super fashionable first pregnancy , it looks like Kourtney Kardashian is ready to do it all over again. Go here to read the rest: Look for Less: Kourtney Kardashian’s Peek-a-Boo Style

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Ernest Troost Live at McCabe’s

November 20, 2011
Ernest Troost Live at McCabe’s

Ernest Troost is an award-winning Los Angeles singer-songwriter and guitarist, whose new folk style is at the forefront of an American roots music renaissance. The renowned folk star’s new album, Ernest Troost Live at McCabe’s , blends folk, ragtime and Piedmont blues styles into a sumptuous symphony of simplicity. Ernest Troost is an Emmy-winning composer of more than 100 orchestral scores for Hollywood films and television, so the cinematic backdrop in his story songs comes from a unique perspective not shared by other folk musicians. As a songwriter, Troost composes songs that resonate with the pure authenticity of traditional blues and folk, but with a great freshness and contemporary relevance for 21st century audiences. “I just like writing acoustic music and, in fact, my style is very spare,” says Troost.

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