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Tips on Caring for Your Jewelry January 25 2014, 0 Comments

Here are some great tips for caring for your jewelry!

 

-Always store your jewelry in a clean, dry place

-The best way to store your jewelry is in a fabric-lined jewelry case, or in a box that has different compartments and dividers. If you would rather use an ordinary box, no problem! Just wrap each piece individually in soft tissue paper.

-Do not jumble your jewelry together--you could scratch your gorgeous pieces

-Be very careful when taking your jewelry off when you wash your hands or the dishes. Don't leave your pieces on the rim of the sink--you don't want to lose your favorite ring or bracelet falling down the drain, never to be seen again!

-See your jeweler once a year to have your jewelry checked for any loose prongs, worn mountings or any general wear and tear. 

-You should also visit your jeweler every six months to have your jewelry professionally cleaned to look brand new!

 

Follow these simple tips, and your jewelry will last a lifetime!

 

 


Rose Gold Diamond Band | Delicate and Feminine January 08 2014, 0 Comments

Adding on layers to keep warm during the Polar Vortex? Why not layer your jewelry, too!

Our Bliss Band makes a stunning wedding band or a great stacking ring! The alternating delicate scallop pattern and hand engraved milgrain detail added to the edges, gives this band a gorgeous vintage look.

 


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!

 


Black Diamond Lariat Necklace | Hot Necklace Designs December 21 2013, 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.


Delicate Diamond Earrings | What are NYC Women Wearing December 20 2013, 0 Comments

The simplicity of the design of these awe-inspiring White Gold Diamond Drop Earrings make them a must-have this holiday!

 


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!

 


Champagne Diamond Earrings | Fabulous and Fun Designs December 14 2013, 0 Comments

These stunning Champagne Diamond Stud Earrings lend a serene sparkle to any ensemble. A perfect balance of chic and edgy. See them at Catherine's Trunk Show in Neiman Marcus in Beverly hills on December 17th and 18th from 10AM-5PM

 

 


Black Diamond Bracelet | Pave Link Design | NYC Jewelry December 11 2013, 0 Comments

The New York Chic Bracelet! 

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!


NYC Jewelry Artist Catherine Angiel featured in MadeClose August 30 2013, 0 Comments

 

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 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

Cosmopolitan Magazine June 2013

 

Rose Gold Flower Necklace with Diamond

Rose Gold and Diamond Flower Necklace by Catherine Angiel

 

Solid Rose Gold Heart Necklace

Solid Rose Gold Heart Necklace by Catherine Angiel, $700

 

Rose Gold and Diamond Flower Necklace by Catherine Angiel

Rose Gold and Diamond Flower Necklace by Catherine Angiel

 

Complement your summer tan with other Catherine Angiel Rose Gold pieces Like This One!


Catherine Angiel Trunk Show today in San Francisco from 10a-5p! May 03 2013, 0 Comments

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Catherine Angiel Trunk Show today in Palo Alto from 10a-5p! April 30 2013, 0 Comments

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Catherine Angiel Trunk Show tomorrow in Palo Alto from 10a-5p! April 28 2013, 0 Comments

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Catherine Angiel Trunk Show this Tuesday and Wednesday in Palo Alto! April 27 2013, 0 Comments

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Eternity Bands | Timeless Wedding Rings March 13 2013, 0 Comments

Glamour Magazine says, "An important trend in 2013 is individual expression and this doesn’t necessarily mean big or flashy. Many women favor a diamond eternity band as an engagement ring, which provides a 'subtle stunning' look and symbolizes the eternal nature of marriage." Catherine Angiel's designs are uniquely individual, from a delicate sparkle to a glamorous statement.

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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

Sep 13, 2010

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!!!


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.

 

Click Here for: Full Interview with The Knot & Catherine Angiel


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

Catherine Angiel: The Edge

Sean Kiely talks shop with jewelry designer Catherine Angiel

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.

Posted by United Editors-at-Large at 7:33 AM

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