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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! 


Asscher Cut Engagement Ring | Classically Simple Designs January 10 2014, 0 Comments

Say yes to this Catherine Angiel Asscher Cut Engagement Ring. Delicate hand scroll engraving around the baguette diamonds give this delicate, classic design a vintage look!

 


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". 


Jewelry Artist Catherine Angiel featured on Lust for Life December 28 2013, 0 Comments

Catherine was featured on Lust for Life to talk about edgy, non-traditional engagement rings! Thank you Lust for Life!

Trouwring, saaiste ring ever? from Lust for life on Vimeo.


Jewelry Designer Catherine Angiel Featured on Refinery29 September 24 2013, 0 Comments

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Thank you Alison Ives, editorial intern with Refinery29, for featuring Catherine's design in the story 

13 Engagement Rings We'd Say "Yes" To

 


Engagement Ring Trends | What's Hot? PINK March 07 2013, 0 Comments

Vintage Inspired Details

According to Cosmopolitan Magazine, "Edwardian, vintage-inspired ring sales have increased big time, thanks to shows like Downtown Abbey.  The designs are delicate, incredibly feminine while still being sophisticated."  We couldn't agree more!  Pictured above are vintage-inspired engagement rings designed by Catherine Angiel in rose gold.


Carrie Bradshaw Inspired Jewelry January 10 2013, 0 Comments

01011110Celebrate the "Carrie Diaries" in style with a 5.0 ct Black Diamond Handmade Ring


Anne Hathaway wears Catherine Angiel Glam Ring on Saturday Night Live! November 22 2010, 0 Comments

Anne Hathaway looked stunning on Saturday Night Live this week wearing our 11 Carat black diamond glam ring!

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check out her monologue!
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Catherine Angiel Designs in Beverly Hills! October 29 2010, 0 Comments

I am so excited that Neiman Marcus has approached me about carrying exclusive designs in their Beverly Hills store.  We have been very well received by our west cost fans, and welcome you New Yorkers to stop by and see us when you are in Califorina.

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We're in the November Issue of Glamour! October 08 2010, 0 Comments

 Catherine Angiel's 'Crazy' Ring -  catherineangiel.com 'Glam Collection'


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:




Fashion's Night Out With Catherine Angiel! August 12 2010, 0 Comments

We invite you to come celebrate New York City's Annual Fashion's Night Out!

Come into our West Village Showroom and view Catherine Angiel's Fresh, Original, Innovative Designs.

You could have the chance to WIN Catherine Angiel One Carat Black Diamond Earrings!

Mix and Mingle - Meet with the Designer herself & have a wonderful night with the team at Catherine Angiel!

Please feel free to respond to our Event on Facebook -Fashion's Night Out With Catherine Angiel

Who: Catherine Angiel

What: Fashion's Night Out

Where: 43 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY, 10014 ( between Charles & Perry Streets)

When: Friday, September 10th from 6pm - 9pm

Hope to see you there!


A Happy Proposal July 12 2010, 0 Comments

Dear Catherine,

Thought I would wait a few weeks before writing you to let you know I presented my fiance with the Endless ring which I purchased from you and she loved it.  And almost as important her friends love itThank you for your assistance.

Best,
Nate