And the award goes to…

With the Video Music Awards 2014 just having taken place this week, we decided that we would give our own awards to the celebrities who we think deserve an award for their outfit. As an award we have decided to use a piece of The Diamond Store jewellery which matches their outfit.

And the award for ‘the sparkling beauty’ goes to Jennifer Lopez! No matter what she wears, J-Lo always shines; and so we would like to present her with this diamond and silver bracelet.

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And the award for ‘ladies in black’ goes to the Jenner sisters, Kendall and Kylie and Kim Kardashian. Whilst the Jenner sisters went for all black, Kim went for a printed black, white and red dress. We would like to present them with this gold black diamond and diamond ring.

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And the award for the most ‘stand-out outfit’ goes to Taylor Swift. Her sky blue printed play-suit, gets her the award of these gold and blue topaz earrings.

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And the award for ‘pretty in pink’ goes to Gwen Stefani. Rocking this pink and black outfit, we’d like to present Gwen with this pink Sapphire and diamond necklace.

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Who would you give the best dressed award to? Tweet us @diamondstoreuk

 

Skinted vs. Minted

It takes a lot to keep up with expensive fashion and jewellery trends, and sometimes before you know it you’ve burnt a big hole in your wallet simply to stay on trend. Luckily, with The Diamond Store’s jewels, you don’t have to. We have tons of pieces that look fab that you don’t have to dip into your life savings to purchase!

We all love our heart pendants; this The Diamond Store’s and Tiffany’s heart necklace are so similar you would never notice the difference!

Kim Kardashian is also a big fan of her heart necklaces and jewellery! This is a perfect piece to give as a gift. Men, take note for girlfriends/wives birthday’s or next Valentine’s Day!

Our favourite French jeweller Cartier has some divine pink sapphire rings, which we at The Diamond Store are in love with too (amazing colour for this time of year.)

Nicole Richie is obviously a big pink sapphire fan too, it’s the colour of her engagement ring! Adds a pop of colour to any outfit.

Everyone adores a beautiful pair of diamond drop earrings and we have some that are not so dissimilar to that of De Beers’.

All the A-Listers are wearing diamond drops – simply a timeless classic. If they’re good enough for them, they’re certainly good enough for us!

Who isn’t a lover of elegant emeralds? We personally think they suit everybody and always look gorgeous.

Lastly, you can’t beat a simple and beautiful engagement ring. We have found a Van Cleef & Arpels ring that resembles ours almost exactly! (except ours is under the £1,000 mark)

To read more about other Spring 2014 jewellery trends, take a look at Harpers Bazaar’s ‘Runway Jewellery’ post:

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-week/spring-2014-jewelry-trends#slide-1

New to The Diamond Store

New to The Diamond Store

We’re always trying to stay up to date with our collection, searching for innovative techniques, brand new designs and like to keep on top of current trends. We are over the moon with some of our new collections and can’t wait to share them with you. Below we are taking a closer look at each of our new pieces and our in-house stylist has dropped by to give you her view.

5.90ct Diamond and 18K White Gold Ring

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ZOCU-33

This stunning Panther ring features 5.90 ct of Champagne and White Diamonds carefully pave set into 18K white gold. It’s wonderfully unique and will add a dash of outrageous to any occasion. Our in-house stylist is obsessed with the ring and has incorporated it into her daily wardrobe.

She says:

How can you not LOVE this ring. I am a fan of statement pieces and this definitely makes a statement. I caught a photo of Beyonce at a Knicks game rocking a gorgeous panther ring and teaming it with leopard pants and neon pink courts! Completely outrageous and very very cool!

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11.25ct Diamond and 18k White Gold Bangle

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Another piece from our NEW ‘Panther’ collection is the white and black diamond bangle. Set in 18K White Gold, 11.25ct of premium quality diamonds are featured on two kissing panthers.

Our stylist tells us:

This panther bangle is completely on trend and is best worn piled up with a few pieces for a stacked day time look. Both Rihanna and Kim Kardashian wear their panther bracelets stacked up. If you have a more understated style, let the piece do all the talking by teaming it with a little black dress.

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Rihanna

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

0.43ct Diamond and 9K White Gold Ring

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E5928

The beauty of this elegant Ava diamond and white gold ring is sure to wow the receiver. The twirling strands of 9K white gold feature stunning collections of premium quality diamonds weighing a combined 0.43CT which are held in a classic pave setting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbQFayTwRR4

0.24ct diamond and 9k white gold earrings

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RTC-HY4339

These gorgeous infinity style earrings are encrusted with 0.24ct of premium quality diamonds and are set in 9k of white gold.

Our in-house stylist says:

The infinity symbol is seen everywhere these days from necklaces, bracelets, tattoos and clothing. Rarely though, have we seen it take center stage on an earring. This makes the perfect gift for a lover, symbolising that your love will last forever. We also found this great picture of Reese Wetherspoon rocking her infinity.

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1.24ct Black Diamond 0.13ct Diamond and 9k White Gold Earrings

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The contemporary design of this pair of black diamond and white gold earrings gives them a striking look which anyone with a love of quirky, bold jewellery will love. The earrings feature an impressive collection of round cut black Diamonds weighing a total of 1.24CT which provide a dramatic backdrop for the 0.13CT of crisp white premium quality diamonds to glisten and shine.

Some words from the stylist:

Undoubtedly these show stopper earrings must be teamed with an updo and a bold red lip!

What do you think of some of our new collection? Don’t forget to search ‘NEW’ on our website to see the full collection.

The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties

The 1920s is the decade in which women became empowered and with that, fashion entered the modern era.  Fashion abandoned the more restricting clothing of past years and more comfortable and racy clothes were introduced. Although many were reluctant to the changes,  the ‘Roaring Twenties’ as it was known, bought out the rebels of the era in more than one sense.

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The corseted, peplum dresses of the ‘teens had evolved into shorter more risqué lengths that incorporated pleats, gathers, slits, fringing and all together were a lot more movable, allowing the new and improved woman to prance around as she pleased. Today, what we pull from 1920s fashion is undoubtedly  “the flapper” look which many of us have adopted for our night wear and party attire. The flapper dress was functional, a-lined and flattened the bust line rather than accentuating. This epitomises the first steps of equality that women sought after.

Courtesy of Vogue.com

Courtesy of Vogue.com

 

Softer more breathable fabrics were used to create straight line and close-fitting dresses. Low hems were also adopted with fullness creeping in from the teen years but only making an appearance on hems and on boas! As the era progressed, ‘shift’ type dresses which make an appearance in today’s work wear emerged and a more ‘boyish’ fit became the norm. The upper class and wealthy were still expected to wear prim and proper attire changing from the morning into an afternoon tea dress and then and evening gown for the night. Of course only the wealthy could afford this many outfit changes!

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1920s fashion

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These afternoon tea dresses were less form-fitting than evening gowns and featured long, flowing sleeves, and were adorned with sashes, bows, or artificial flowers at the waist. Evening gowns showcases everything that we love about 20s fashion to this day, floor length a-line dresses, satin, velvet, fringing and plenty of sparkly embellishment – something we know and love very much so at The Diamond Store.

Get your hair fixed the 1920s way with a step by step guide from Lauren Conrad. Courtesy of TheBeautyDepartment.com.

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View our 1920s jewellery gallery below, all pieces are available on http://www.thediamondstore.co.uk

 

What do you think of 1920s style? Will you be recreating Lauren’s ‘Vintage Vixen’ style at home?

50 First Dates – The Diamond Store edit

50 First Dates – The Diamond Store edit

You know the old motto: You’ve only got one chance to make a first impression. Well, that holds especially true on a first date with a new guy. This is always one of the most difficult outfit decisions. First you need to find out where you’re going so you’re not over dressed or of course under-dressed. You want to look like good-looks and fashion come easily to you even though you may have spent 5 hours before getting it all right!

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Autumn/Winter 2013: Jewellery Round Up

Autumn/Winter 2013: Jewellery Round Up

We’re bringing high fashion to the highstreet. Whilst many are peering at the gorgeous couture at fashion weeks around the world, we’re spying on the jewels of course. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite styles from New York, London, Milan and Paris for Autumn and have picked out our own pieces to help you achieve the look

Balmain

Balmain Catwalk

Oliver Rousteing of Balmain moved over from 1980s hoops of their SS13 shows to oversized chandelier earrings which reflected the jewelled colours of the couture. Teamed with slicked back, down dos, the earrings did all the talking!

Chandelier earrings look great teamed with sleek updos for a sophisticated look or down dos for a more boho look, depending on the earring style that is. Here at The Diamond Store we love them  teamed with an LBD and a sleek ponytail. Try out our gold and diamond chandelier earrings to achieve this look.

RTC-H4338 - gold chandelier earrings

Gold Chandelier Earrings £379

Emanuel Ungaro

Emanuel Unagro Catwalk

 Fausto Puglisi entered the creative design team of Emanuel Unagro for his first season when they launched for AW and he did not disappoint. Steering clear of jewellery he accessorised the clean cut lines of the couture with over-sized gold and diamante brooches. Brilliant!

Brooches can be used to accessorise so many things from smart tailoring, scarves, hats and more. Have a play around with our gold and diamond bow brooch.

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Gold and Diamond Bow Brooch £745

Oscar De La Renta

Oscar De La Renta catwalk

 Oscar De La Renta wowed fashion week with his jewelled coloured show. Combining bright tapestry prints with block colour, he teamed the girls couture with jewelled tone precious stones. The catwalk was sprinkled with deep-sea blue, ruby red, amethyst, turquoise and limes.

 We think jewelled tone jewellery looks great with bright coloured clothing. Colour block by teaming different shades of one colour or match coloured jewellery to an accent colour in your outfit. We love these bright gemstone pieces from our collection.

Peridot Necklace

Peridot Necklace £379

Amethyst Earrings

Amethyst Earrings £335

Dior

Dior Catwalk

 Raf Simons of Dior, focused on introducing a metallic pallete to the monochrome and neutral collection of AW 13.  Beautiful couture pieces were teamed with subtle jewellery such as graphic single earrings and layered rings in various metallics.

We love the layering ring trend which we originally spotted on our celeb crush, Rihanna. Try wearing a collection of your favourite rings stacked on one finger or try them scattered on each finger. You can’t go too wrong especially if it is now socially acceptable to collaborate both silver and gold together! Why not opt for our gold stacked ring which gives the illusion of three stacked rings in one simple design.

Gold Stacking Ring

Gold Stacking Ring £345

What is your favourite jewellery style for AW 13/14? Have you tried any of these looks yourself?

How to choose the perfect wedding band

For thousands of years, many cultures have associated the wedding band as an emblem of eternity.  Rings have no beginning and no end, symbolising the never ending love and devotion associated with marriage. Legend has it that the vein in the “wedding ring finger” led directly to the heart. For the majority,  the engagement ring is the most exciting topic and although it does provide a great token of your loves affection, the wedding band is the epitome of the wedding. It is the symbol of the big day and your never ending love and will be part of your essential, every day wardrobe.

Choosing a wedding band can be pretty difficult with the endless variations available so it’s important to remember a few key things to help you on your way:

  • The right ring is the one that strongly reflects your personality and values — it’s not only a matter of carats and showing off. Choose a design which has symbolic meaning for you and even your partner.
  • Everyone knows that planning a wedding is a massive task in itself. It’s easy to put choosing the ring on the back burner so pick it pretty early.
  • Don’t stress about looking for a ring, make sure you enjoy the search as much as you enjoy the ring itself.
  • Single out the three most important elements for you. This can include what type of metal you want, if you want diamonds, if you wish to match your ring to your parters etc.

Check out some of our favourite celebrity wedding band/engagement ring combinations:

Our inhouse stylist has picked out her top wedding band picks:

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Chloe Ring £1299

The Chloe wedding ring is delicate and beautiful ring which I love just for the simplicity. 1.00CT of H/SI Quality Diamonds are set in an 18K Yellow Gold band and is a dead ringer for Gwyneth Paltrow’s ultra thin engagement ring and wedding band combination.

Platinum and diamond wedding band

Grace Ring £3129

Go for full on bling like Kim Kardashian with this Grace ring. The ring features 2.00CT of H/SI Quality Diamonds which radiate against the platinum band for a stunning effect. The baguette cut stones create the illusion of a solid sheet of diamond which reflects the light with a spectrum of colour.

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Jasmine Ring £1435

This classic design and the beauty of diamonds combine perfectly in this Jasmine eternity ring to create a stunning piece of jewellery that will look incredible next to any white gold engagement ring. The ring features two rows of H/SI Quality Diamonds weighing 1.00CT which are highlighted by a pave setting and an 18K white gold band which contrasts with the sheer sparkle of the diamonds. The setting gives the illusion of diamonds freely sitting on the finger.

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Sophie Ring £1925

If she loves big, bold jewellery then this is the eternity ring for her. The attention grabbing Sophie eternity ring features 1.50CT of H/SI Quality Diamonds in a mixed baguette and round design to create a stunning look. The ring is finished with 18K of white gold which further enhances the sparkle of the diamonds. This is the ideal ring for someone with a simple engagement ring or for someone planning to wear the wedding band alone. I especially love the 1920s feel this ring has!

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Amy Ring £1179

This wedding band is the ideal selection for a lady who likes to mix and match her jewellery. Can’t choose between gold and white gold? Have them both! This can be combined with either a white gold or yellow gold engagement ring or even worn alone. Set in 18K Yellow Gold is 0.37CT of G/VS quality Diamonds.

What is your favourite wedding band from our top picks?