Put a Ring On It: What type of bride are you? November 20 2015 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
You've found that special person, the love of your life, the one you want to be with forever. You've likely scoured small jewelry stores, some "big box" jewelers, maybe even skimmed a few pawn shops looking for an engagement ring as unique and special as the person who'll be wearing it. You don't want something plain and traditional, a boring emblem of your love. You want something edgy, current. You want something different.
But you haven't found it. What are you doing wrong?
Likely, you've been hunting for the wrong thing.
Stop looking for a piece of jewelry that says "We're engaged" and find finger candy that cries "No one else like this on earth!"
That's the kind of ring Catherine Angiel designs.
Catherine Angiel is not only a NYC jewelry designer, but also an out-of-the-box thinker who isn't afraid to offer up something that makes a statement.
Too many engagement rings are focused merely on the cut and size of the stone. Bling is best, and bigger is better, right? Well, sure, that's nice, but size and sparkle aren't everything, especially in today's fashion-forward world.
Colored diamonds are emerging as one of the most exciting components in fashionable diamond jewelry, color has turned into a huge statement maker.
Diamonds come in a wide range of colors, from crystal clear to deep black, and Catherine Angiel has created a stunning black diamond engagement ring that's sure to make your beloved's eyes pop.
The edgy hue of the large rose cut diamond is beautifully contrasted with the paleness of the white gold band, making it a fitting companion to any occasion and with any wardrobe. Wearing this ring only amplifies the truth that black and white will never go out of style.
It's all in the band. Gone are the days of a simple, plain band! Today's fashionistas are about "pop", texture, and dimension in everything from home decor to clothing to--you guessed it--jewelry.
Enter the tattoo ring. That's right: a ring with a band inspired by a tribal weave tattoo. The diamond is pristine yet humble, weighing in at a dainty .75 carats, and is the sideshow to the nontraditional artistry of the band. With its ebbs and flows of white gold, this ring's band speaks volumes of the character of the person wearing it. It says, "I'm sophisticated, but unordinary; in vogue, but non-traditional; youthful, but not naive."
Browse the rest of Catherine Angiel's line of engagement and statement rings and find the perfect piece to tell that special person in your life, "I love the one and only, unique YOU".
Lush, Black Diamonds from Catherine Angiel November 03 2015 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
They’re beautiful, unique and have a deep rich black hue: Black Diamonds. These black diamonds are among the more important gemstones that Catherine Angiel highlights in her fabulous and revered jewelry collections.
Loaded with black diamonds, Catherine Angiel's “Initial Jewelry” has been recognized for being edgy yet still feminine, and worn by stars around the globe. Black diamonds make a bold, confident fashion statement every time they are worn!
Black diamonds are also known as Carbonado and have a mysterious history that is still being discussed today. Is is that these dark beauties are found in only 2 locations by happenstance, or were they discovered in the Central American Republic and Brazil because they fell from the skies in metiorites?
Black diamonds are formed from carbon, like their cousin the white diamond. But the similarities stop there.
Instead of being formed from deep in the Earth as a single crystal, black diamonds are found near the surface of the Earth’s crust and are made up of millions of small crystals stuck together.
Because they are opaque and therefore absorb light rather than reflect it, the beauty of the black diamond lies on its surface. To enhance their solid black appearance, the majority of black diamonds found in jewelry today have been irradiated by a safe process to the wearer. Setting them apart from other gemstones, larger black diamonds have unique and sometimes fascinating white or gray inclusions.
Catherine selects her black diamonds with thought of what will most interest her sophisticated and unique client’s eye. She designs using these rare gemstones partly because she knows about the legendary mystic that black diamonds carries. In India they are touted as a special gem dedicated to a revered Indian God. They are also used in sacred statues of Buddha.
Like the legends indicate, Catherine Angiel agrees that no one less than royalty gets to adorn themselves with these remarkable gemstones. She feels her clients are indeed that royalty.
Valentine's Day Jewelry NYC | Best Gift Ideas February 01 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Love is in the air!
Why not celebrate with gorgeous black diamonds?
These beautifully handcrafted black diamond cross drop earrings are unique and edgy.
This delicately handcrafted black diamond teardrop necklace is feminine with a modern twist!
Jewelry Artist Catherine Angiel featured on Lust for Life December 28 2013 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Catherine was featured on Lust for Life to talk about edgy, non-traditional engagement rings! Thank you Lust for Life!
Hot Necklace Designs December 21 2013 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Black Diamond Necklaces are forever!
This White Gold and Black Diamond Drop Lariat Necklace makes for a fabulous, sensual statement piece. Perfect for everyday and evening wear. Simple yet unique, drop is a briolette diamond.
Ancient stones make a come back December 15 2013 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Inspired by the Roaring 20's, this fun, glam and decadent antique cut, Black Briolette Diamond Necklace goes well with any outfit this season!
Black and White Diamond Ring | The Modern Cocktail Ring December 12 2013 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
This exquisite Black and White Diamond ring has the perfect modern twist. The stunning Rose Cut Black Diamond, surrounded by White Diamonds, gives this ring a modern and timeless look. Antique meets modern!
Diamond bracelets are a man's best friend December 11 2013 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Street chic and hotter than hot
This Black Diamond Pave Link Bracelet is perfect to wear alone or layer. Handmade with 3.25 carats of Black Diamonds, this classic and edgy piece is perfect for him or her!
Black Diamond Wedding Bands | Alternative Bridal Rings December 08 2013 - Catherine Angiel, 0 CommentsBeautifully handcrafted Black Diamond Band is elegant and chic! Today couples crave unique designs that express their personality. Check out more alternative bridal ideas on our website!
What every woman needs December 05 2013 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
A slinky of diamonds
Handmade with movement, these rose cut black diamonds shimmer delicately and powerfully. Jewelry should be worn both day and night and be versatile.
Rockin Black Diamonds are for Everyone November 29 2013 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Jewelry artist Catherine Angiel discovered black diamonds 15 years ago. These striking jewelry designs have become a staple for NYC power women! They are Glam and chic, and perfect with every attire.
Black Diamond Ring featured in Engagement 101 July 11 2013 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
As seen in yourengagment101.com
Unique black and white diamond ring. Exquisite black rose cut diamond, surrounded by white diamonds, sits gorgeously in this modern engagement ring for a classy and timeless look.
Style # 3859/GMR: White gold with black diamond 1.7 carat, .36 CT white diamonds
BLACK DIAMONDS are the New White Diamonds June 13 2010 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments