Neiman Marcus Trunk Show NYC | Meet the Designer February 22 2014, 0 Comments
Giddy up, Dallas! You're next!
New York Fashion Week | Celebrate Like a Diva! February 05 2014, 0 Comments
It's the most wonderful time of the year! New York Fashion Week is here!
Mother nature may not be kind, but that won't stop the fierce fashion from walking down the runway!
Who are you looking forward to seeing this year?
Valentine's Day Jewelry NYC | Hot Gifts for Men February 02 2014, 0 Comments
Don't know what to get him for Valentine's Day?
Why not a little bling!
These edgy rock n roll black diamond cross cuff links are a great addition to any ensemble!
This fleur de lis chain link bracelet is gothic and chic, and perfect for any occasion!
This rose cut black diamond eternity band is bold and powerful--just like your man!
For Valentine's Day | Rose Gold Engagement Rings January 23 2014, 0 Comments
Love is in the air!
Sweep her off her feet this Valentine's Day with this Rose Gold Vintage Engagement Ring!
Diamond Crown Necklace | Crown Jewelry For Men and Women December 28 2013, 0 Comments
Live luxuriously with this gold and diamond crown necklace! Fit for a Princess!
Rose Gold Diamond V Ring | Edgy Chic Designs December 26 2013, 0 Comments
Did you find a little Catherine Angiel under your tree? This Rose Gold Diamond Knuckle ring is perfect for any occasion!
Neiman Marcus San Francisco Trunk Show | Catherine Angiel December 18 2013, 0 Comments
Just in time for the holidays, join Catherine for her trunk show at Neiman Marcus, San Francisco tomorrow and Friday from 10AM5PM!!!
Flower Diamond Earrings | Designer Jewelry December 18 2013, 0 Comments
Only 7 days left until Christmas!
Give her these Edgy Diamond Flower Stud Earrings this holiday. They're a fabulous everyday earring! Feminine with a twist!
Grey Diamond Rings | Simple and Rare Finds December 13 2013, 0 CommentsA rare Rose Cut Grey Diamond is delicately nestled in a handmade Rose Gold setting. A beautiful combination of cool and warm. This limited edition ring is exquisitely simple and elegant.
Black Diamond Heart Necklace | Jewelry with an Attitude December 10 2013, 0 Comments
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Catherine's signature Black Diamond Heart is feminine with just enough attitude! A statement piece worn both day and night. For the unique woman who knows who she is and what she wants!
Designer Rose Gold Ring | Full Finger Designs are Bold and Hot December 02 2013, 0 Comments
Staff Holiday Pick!
Bedazzle that someone special with this rose gold and diamond full finger ring for the holidays!
Designer Diamond Rings | Jewelry Gift Ideas from the Big Apple! November 29 2013, 0 Comments
Today's Happy Holiday Gift Idea!
Unwrap this 1960's inspired Edgy-Chic Diamond Ring this season! This full finger ring is fun, glamorous and delicate! Perfect for jeans or that little black dress!
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.
Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills September 20 2013, 0 Comments
Having a great time at Beverly Hills, come and say hi and see the beautiful new designs today or tomorrow until 5pm. — at Neiman Marcus.
NYC Jewelry Artist Catherine Angiel featured in MadeClose August 30 2013, 0 Comments
MadeClose recently sat down with Catherine Angiel, the most badass punk rock jewelry designer in New York (and probably the country), to learn about what it takes to make it in this town.
Rose Gold Necklaces by Catherine Angiel Featured in June 2013 Cosmopolitan May 17 2013, 0 Comments
Check out the latest issue of Cosmo to see a three-page fashion editorial featuring Catherine Angiel Rose Gold Necklaces. A simple yet gorgeous addition to your summer wardrobe!
Cosmopolitan Magazine June 2013
Rose Gold and Diamond Flower Necklace by Catherine Angiel
Solid Rose Gold Heart Necklace by Catherine Angiel, $700
Rose Gold and Diamond Flower Necklace by Catherine Angiel
Complement your summer tan with other Catherine Angiel Rose Gold pieces Like This One!
Ginnifer Goodwin wearing Catherine Angiel at Met Gala 2013 May 08 2013, 0 Comments
Ginnifer Goodwin, star of television series Once Upon a Time, rocked three signature Catherine Angiel designs at the 2013 MET Gala
Signature styles included a Rose Cut Grey Diamond Ring, a Black Briolette Cluster Ring, and a Pave White Diamond Eternity Band
PUNK: Chaos to Couture Exhibit May 05 2013, 0 Comments
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 9th-August 14th
Investigating the aesthetics of punk culture and how it has influenced designers like Vivienne Westwood,Laura Mulleavy (Rodarte), Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel) and Gianna Versace.
Punk Culture has a huge influence on fine jewelry designer, Catherine Angiel's work. “My vibe is all about breaking the rules; whether it’s in my music, my jewelry or my life. I’ve always been a renegade”, Angiel says.
Photo: fine jewelery designer Catherine Angiel on the drums
Everyone Loves A McQueen April 07 2011, 0 Comments
There has been a lot of chit chat on Facebook about my FAVORITE Alexander McQueen scarf that I wear all the time, so I wanted to share this with you; A limited addition “Savage Beauty” scarf will be released in McQueen stores in May 2011, It is really a beautiful design, I hope to be able to wear it one day!
Alexander McQueen has always been a wonderful inspiration to me, he is the prefect balance of graceful design and envelope pushing art.
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Heidi Klum shows off her egdy side in Catherine Angiel Black Diamonds February 07 2011, 0 Comments
[caption id="attachment_871" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Heidi Klum in Catherine Angiel"][/caption]Heidi Klum looks rocker-chic in this month's Lucky mag inside cover, she is wearing a collection of Black diamond rings from my Glam collection, check it out- http://catherineangiel.com/collections/black-diamond-jewelry?id=13
The Collection that started it all… January 17 2011, 0 Comments
By now most people know that my jewelry is part influenced by tattoo and graffiti art, but I wanted to further explain why it’s so near and dear to my heart. As a musician first, I became known in my circle of friends for hosting some pretty killer karaoke parties. I’d transform a room in my home into an all out rock n roll party - complete with strobe lights, hair band wigs, and temporary tattoos. It was incredible, because I physically saw my friends transform into bonafide rockers once they “got into character.” Even my most shy and conservative friends became outgoing by putting on a skull tattoo! The great thing about temporary tattoos is just that…they’re temporary, no commitment! It got me thinking that everyone wants to be a rock star, and it doesn’t have to require ink. Jewelry, like a fake tattoo, can be put on and taken off. Thus…the Dangerous Collection was born. It’s like fake tattoos, but with diamonds and class. Rock on.
Anne Hathaway was spotted wearing the Black Diamond “Go-Go” ring... again! December 23 2010, 0 Comments
Anne Hathaway was spotted wearing the Black Diamond “Go-Go” ring again…this time on the red-carpet at a New York screening of her movie Love and Other Drugs. Check it out below!
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas... December 18 2010, 0 Comments
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house
Not a wrapped gift was present, note even a blouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
But nothing was in them, they were completely bare.
The husbands were fretting, concerned in their beds,
While visions of angry wives danced in their heads.
And sister in her jammies, and I in my Yankees cap
Had just settled in for a long winter’s nap.
When out in West Village there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter!
Away to Greenwich Ave I flew like a flash,
Rang the doorbell at number 43 and threw up my sash.
When what to my hopeful eyes should appear,
But a vast selection of sparkly gifts; there’s nothing to fear!
Black diamonds, white diamonds, and fine metals galore
Santa himself must’ve created this store!
I phoned my father and gave him the news,
I found the perfect assortment to present to his muse.
With a wink and a smile I saw from the back,
Catherine Angiel was there to pick up the slack.
I chose a black diamond ring and was out in a hurry
To get it in under the tree before Mom awoke in a furry.
My dad was relieved and will sleep well tonight,
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
A Decade of Black Diamonds Becomes Today's Fashion September 20 2010, 0 Comments
Ms. Catherine Angiel introduced Black Diamonds into her designs over a decade ago, truly impacting the fine-jewelry industry. Creating a staple in today's fashion jewelry, it's incredible to watch a once created trend blossom into a world renowned fashion statement. Catherine takes great pride in her designs and as a part of the Catherine Angiel team we are proud to witness the trickle down effect of Black Diamonds onto the Red Carpet at the VMAS!
Please take the time to view the article below from The National Jeweler discussing the images of Black Fashion emerging into the Celebrity Fashion scene!
Article Written By Catherine Dayrit
Los Angeles—In typical MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) style, the fashions at last night's awards show leaned towards the over-the-top (meat dress, anyone?) but in jewelry, a handful of styles, including oversized earrings, blackened metals and stacked bangles, managed to stand out against an abundance of glitzy shift dresses and flamboyant frocks.
After a strong showing at the recent Primetime Emmy Awards, blackened metals and black diamonds continued to dazzle on the VMAs red carpet, where the on-trend designs were worn by the likes of "California Gurls" crooner Katy Perry, Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara and the evening's host, comedian Chelsea Handler.
Handler, who did a number of quick-changes during the show, took to the stage at one point in a black diamond and platinum cuff bracelet plus black and colorless earrings set in platinum, and a black, yellow and colorless diamond cocktail ring, all from designer Neil Lane. Perry, meanwhile, paired a barely there appliqué dress with a "Pave 3D Heart Ring" in blackened sterling silver from M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza, while Vergara glittered in over 500 carats of Lorraine Schwartz jewels, including a blackened platinum cuff and platinum earrings, both with colorless and black diamonds, among other designs.
A fresh, edgy take on the usual white-on-white look of colorless diamonds set in white gold or platinum, other VMA attendees to take part in the trend included Twilight actress Ashley Greene and Lo Bosworth of MTV's recently ended reality series The Hills. Greene sported Lorraine Schwartz platinum earrings with black diamonds, plus a platinum bracelet with black diamonds and black sapphires. Bosworth, meanwhile, selected oxidized gold earrings from Bavna accented with colorless diamonds, paired with a Bavna rose-cut diamond circle ring.
Earrings and bracelet pairings, as worn by Greene, and earrings and cocktail ring pairings, as worn by Bosworth, were among the evening's most popular jewelry duets.
Pop star Perry, who sported the blackened sterling M.C.L. ring, also accessorized with rose-cut diamond earrings from Sutra, while in another of her on-stage looks, Handler wore Neil Lane diamond earrings plus a stack of diamond, gold and coral bracelets and bangles. Vergara piled on the jewelry, too, wearing not only the blackened platinum cuff bracelet and the earrings mentioned above, but also another platinum cuff, two platinum and diamond bracelets and a platinum and diamond dome ring to top it all off.
Bringing a flash of color, meanwhile, was Selena Gomez, who wore "Blue Mordore" crystal earrings and a cocktail ring from Baccarat's "Insomnight" collection.
Gomez's earrings for the evening leaned towards the demure in terms of their short drop style, as did the diamond Le Vian earrings worn Taylor Swift. The Hills star Stephanie Pratt also selected a more understated earring style, specifically diamond stud earrings from Le Vian, plus bangles and stackable rings from the brand. Many of the earrings spotted on the red carpet, however, were notable for their oversized style, such as the Amrapali rose-cut diamond drop earrings worn by actress Rosario Dawson. Other oversized earring styles to get major play were shoulder-grazing chandelier looks and hoop earrings, the latter worn by the likes of the Jersey Shore ladies, Easy A actress Emma Stone and Access Hollywood correspondent Maria Menounos.
Aside from all of the earrings, bracelets and rings in the spotlight, necklaces received a fair share of time on stage. During her performance with Eminem, R&B star Rihanna sported a long diamond chain and cross necklace from Neil Lane. Towards the end of the evening, a necklace worn by Lady Gaga, who swept the VMAs by winning eight awards, might have gotten much attention, too, but that's if viewers were able to get past Gaga's dress, chapeau and purse. As she scooped up her "Video of the Year" award in her third outfit of the evening, the pop star shocked in a get-up made of raw meat, which she accessorized with a blinged-out necklace, bracelets and a cocktail ring.
Please enjoy some of Catherine's amazing Black Diamond creations:
Our First Fashion's Night Out! Oh What a Night! September 13 2010, 0 Comments
Fashion's Night Out 2010!!!
Katie Holmes, Marie Claire & Catherine Angiel! September 11 2010, 0 Comments
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Catherine Angiel's Black Diamond 'Glam' Ring Featured in JCK Online! July 30 2010, 0 Comments
A TWIST ON TRADITION (clockwise from above) 18k gold mounting with colorless and black diamonds, $4,290, Simon G., Glendale, Calif., 818-500-8595, simongjewelry.com; 3.30 cts. t.w. black diamond in 14k gold with colorless accents, $8,500, Catherine Angiel, NYC, 800-726-8515, catherineangiel.com; pavé Twist ring with .72 ct. t.w. diamonds in platinum, $9,750, Lazare Kaplan, NYC, 800-554-3325, lazarediamonds.com; Wildflower mounting with diamonds in 18k gold, $2,235, Maevona, NYC, 212-557-7300, maevona.com; 3.44 cts. tw. rough black diamond with 1 ct. tw. colorless melee in 18k gold, $6,995, Diamonds for a Cure, NYC, 516-466-1826, diamondsforacure.com; 2.19 cts. t.w. green sapphire with diamonds in platinum, $8,500, McTeigue & McClelland, NYC, 800-956-2826, mc2jewels.com
When it comes to ring styles, today’s young-adult “millennial” shoppers demonstrate a surprising preference for the traditional. Although some retailers say they are seeing some experimentation with colored gemstones and alternative metals like titanium and even stainless steel, the default choice is still a center-mounted diamond, with up to 90 percent of buyers opting for white gold settings. Growing demand from same-sex couples has generated greater interest in nontraditional offerings such as the ornately carved bands by Lithuanian designer Alex Sepkus (p. 80), says Matthew Rosenheim, president of Washington, D.C.’s Tiny Jewel Box. However, a significant portion of same-sex bridal shoppers do gravitate toward classic selections, notes Rosenheim.
What’s different about contemporary rings are the embellishments: Although the stones are smaller, they’re accented more frequently with smaller diamonds on the sides or around the center—a distinction jewelers say is a uniquely Gen-Y spin. According to JIRI stats, a mere 28 percent of rings today are solitaires. The vast majority are what Gassman calls “something extra and different.”
“They want more detail in a smaller space,” says Brian Toone, president and CEO of the Jewelry Design Center in Spokane, Wash. “What we’re seeing has a solitaire or streamlined look, but when you look closer, there are more stones on the sides or detail work underneath to add that personal element.”
Jewelry Designer Catherine Angiel Interview with the Knot June 25 2010, 0 Comments
Q&A With Gothic Jewelry Designer, Catherine Angiel
When it comes to wedding jewelry, one radical designer taps into this exquisite contradiction embodied in her edgy, inspired pieces. Meet Catherine Angiel: drummer, gardener, and artist whose
avant- garde jewelry just might dictate the future of gothic wedding style.
Gothic.Weddings.com: Music and art have greatly influenced the gothic community. How have the two influenced you personally and artistically?
Catherine Angiel: I felt I was born to be a drummer. I was banging on pots and pans at four. By the time I was 15, my band was opening for Blondie and I was playing the club circuit.
To me, everything is a creation, and music, art, and jewelry design are all different outlets. My inspiration is romance -- I'm a hopeless romantic -- and its ups and downs. When you fall in love, it's like this burst. You can't wait to express it.
When I'm designing, I'm designing from the heart. I want my jewelry to appeal to everyone. I like designing for people like you and me, who want something sexy and sophisticated that suits their personal style. I want people to be able to wear my jewelry every day.
Check out Catherine Angiel's online jewelry gallery or visit her rock n' roll nightclub-themed shop, located at 43 Greenwich Ave., NYC.
Interview by Alex Hess
UNITED EDITORS-AT-LARGE; Thank You June 11 2010, 0 Comments
Thursday, May 13, 2010
When thinking about high-end jewelry, what comes to mind? Tiffany, Cartier, Choppard and Bvglari are just a few names that many consider to be the classicists of fine jewelry. For decades, New Yorkers have strolled the windows of Fifth Avenue, dreaming of the day they can own a piece of this luxury. What is strange, however, is that most of the recognizable names in this luxurious jewelry industry belong to men. Then along came Catherine Angiel, who did not just take down the walls of fine jewelry design, she busted through them with a sledgehammer.
Angiel isn’t you typical jewelry designer. While she was at the forefront of female jewelry designers, she didn’t attend design school, her pieces don’t retail for outrageous prices and her work experience includes drum solos, as her previous career was a drummer in a Rock 'n' Roll band. As one thing led to another in inspiration began to take control and before she knew it her love of music turned into a profitable design business.
“I’m really inspired by what evokes emotions in me, which is love, romance, music – and that’s how I get my ideas. I can be listening to a song and all of the sudden it will inspire me to create something, hence the "Dangerous" Collection, which is really Rock 'n' Roll inspired.” While music has had the most obvious impact on her opulent creations, the people in Catherine’s life have inspired her as well. “Love is also a fantastic Muse. I’m really inspired by my partner Martha – just her style and the way she puts herself together will give me some ideas.”
Angiel has created five unique collections - Dangerous, Androgyny, Renegade, Delicate and Glam – each evoking Catherine’s fun yet sophisticated spirit. Using distinctive elements and unconventional materials, Angiel creates jewelry bursting with personality, yet remains subtle enough for the red carpet and the mom pushing the baby carriage down the street. “I love working with unusual stones. Whether its black diamonds, or gray diamonds, I’m really inspired by things that are unusual yet can be brought into a classic type of design.” While her pieces might be considered to be dark, they are the perfect combination of a hard attitude and a soft soul.
Angiel’s designs are made for a wide array for clientele, and many times she works with her clients to make sure what they wear is exactly what they want, customizing pieces to any specific need. “I design for a cross between Audrey Hepburn and Angelina Jolie. To me, those are powerful women in their own right, one being more demure, the other being out there and more edgy, but I still get that feminine, delicate, yet sexy twist.”
Angiel, like her clients, is a strong woman with visions of success. Celebrities like Megan Fox, Lindsay Lohan, Ashley Olsen, Sandra Bullock, Rhianna, Parker Posie, Mary Louise Parker, Rosario Dawson, The Pussycat Dolls and Sarah Jessica Parker have all been seen rocking pieces from Angiel’s collections.
One of the most important lessons Angiel has learned over the years however, is that often times the vision of success means remaining true to one’s self. “I know I have to do what’s in my heart, and I have to design what I’m feeling. It has to be less about ‘What does the client want?’ because when I design what I think the client is going to want and I don’t feel it, it’s the ring that doesn’t sell.” It is with this attitude that Angiel is seeing plenty of sales and noticeable press.
Of the highlights of her career, Angiel mentions the independent film The Guitar, in which her jewelry was exclusively used as a definitive element in the story telling of the movie. “(The producer) felt that our pieces really matched what the actress was going though in the movie. It worked in unison... and was a great match for the movie. It was truly an honor.”
While it seems that Angiel is well on her way to conquering women’s jewelry, her next move is taking on the men’s side. “There was a void for jewelry for men. It was either something plain or something vile. Men would love jewelry, if it were cool. Jewelry is supposed to be fun. It’s supposed to be expressive.” And expressive it is–her lighting bolt cuff links and cross necklaces will add a touch of edge to any outfit, with no motorcycle required. With the men’s collection already in motion, Angiel hopes to one day push the envelopes even further. “I love designing homes and gardens. I’m an artist and my pallet choices are precious stones and unusual metals, but to me art is everywhere. Anything that follows creation I would love to push my brand into.” If her boutique on Greenwich Avenue is any indication of her interior design capabilities, she will create some awesome places to call home.
In every ring, necklace and bracelet Angiel produces, her femininity with a punk edge shines through, providing clients with an individual sense of “something different and fresh... without any constraints.” While she might not have the brand name status of other designers in her genre, her pieces hold a name for them selves, and could help you build a name too. Angiel’s something shiny might not come in a little blue box, but it will get you some big attention.
Catherine Cares – Giving Back to the Humane Society of New York May 22 2010, 0 Comments
Please feel free to show how much you care by supporting the Humane Society of New York. All donations, big or small, are so much appreciated!