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Neiman Marcus Trunk Show NYC | Meet the Artist February 21 2014, 0 Comments

Catherine is coming to Texas, ya'll!

 

First stop, Houston!

 


Valentine's Day Jewelry NYC | Top Gift Ideas February 06 2014, 0 Comments

Only 8 days until Valentine's Day! Here are some fabulous gift ideas for her

 

This unique black and white diamond cocktail ring is perfect for a classy and timeless look!

 

This edgy chic dagger, multi-strand bracelet is a great glam statement piece!

 

These white diamond flower studs are a fabulous everyday earring!


History of Engagement Rings | NYC Jewelry Artist January 05 2014, 0 Comments

It's proposal season!

 

Did you know when engagement rings first originated? Neither did we until we stumbled upon an article from 25karats.com!

The first engagement ring dates back all the way to our prehistoric ancestors, the cavemen! Archaeologists believe that men would place braided cords around the woman's wrist, waist and feet. This tradition then ended when the ancient Egyptians began using rings in their marriage ceremonies. 

The first true example of an actual wedding band, or engagement ring started in Egypt about 2800 BC. Archaeologists uncovered several mummies from that era that were buried with silver or gold rings on their left hands. Ancient Egyptians believed that the left ring finger was connected to the heart, which is a tradition that we still use today!

The first diamond engagement ring Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave to his love when he proposed to her in 1477. It was a unique ring that featured several pieces of flattened diamonds that spelled the letter "M" for her name, Mary.

The tradition of giving rings didn't become popular until the 1700's with "posey rings" in Europe. "Posey rings" were bands that were inscribed with lines of poetry and given to sweethearts as a token of their love and affection.   

In the 21st century, engagement have evolved. Be it  a traditional white solitaire diamond setting to a more edgy black or grey diamond setting a ring is and always will be extraordinary way to say, "I love you". 


Initial Pendants NYC | Custom Jewelry Designs December 23 2013, 0 Comments

A must-have!

Make Catherine's signature Initial Pendant your own for an edgy, unique style statement. Celebrity clients are wearing them this season! Stylish attitude!


Diamond Love Ring | Alternative Bridal Wedding Bands December 23 2013, 0 Comments

For an unmistakable representation of your love, give this divine, tattoo inspired "LOVE" diamond ring. Chic and rich.


Diamond Dragon Pendant NYC | Edy and Chic December 22 2013, 0 Comments

Only 3 days left until Christmas!

This beautifully handcrafted White Gold and Diamond Dragon Pendant is a powerful symbol of nobility and abundance. The perfect gift for him or her!

 


Pyrite Bracelet in Engagement 101 | NYC Jewelry Designer December 18 2013, 0 Comments

Engagement 101 featured Catherine's Pyrite Bracelet on their blog! 

 

Thank you to Engagement 101's Editor-in-Chief, Severine Ferrari for using Catherine's Pyrite Bracelet to complete your perfect holiday outfit!

Check it out here! http://www.yourengagement101.com/blog/


Black Diamond Necklace | Unique Designs | Briolette Diamonds December 15 2013, 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!

 


Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue Trunk Show October 18 2013, 0 Comments

Having a blast in Chicago! Stop by to say hi and check out the stunning new designs until 5PM today! — at Neiman Marcus Chicago Michigan Ave.

 


Tickled Pink | Rose Gold Mania! August 07 2013, 0 Comments

Rose gold is in! "The pinkish hue is a beautiful base for both classic and modern ring designs, and an unexpected metal is a fantastic way to make an engagement ring a little bit more personal," says Jaimie Schoen.

TV personality and party planner to the stars, Colin Cowie, is well known for hosting the WE tv reality series, 'Get Married,'  and has planned countless celebrity weddings. We were so fortunate to have been featured in his blog article about putting a rose gold twist on the traditional engagement ring! Read more on Colincowieweddings.com!

 


Meet Catherine Angiel Artist | Percussionist | Jewelry Designer July 29 2013, 0 Comments

NYC Jewelry Designer, Artist Catherine Angiel on Circle and Square