Summer Weddings and What to Wear July 09 2015 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Pairing your baubles with the dress
The midst of wedding season coincides with the midst of summer's dead heat. As the temperature rises, your main fashion focus is staying cool – not standing out. Lucky for you, that’s where fine jewelry comes in! Sparkly, one-of-a-kind custom pieces can personalize your outfit without adding an extra layer of clothing (or sweat!). Whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid, or a guest, your outfit for the big day is never complete without a little something you to complement your something new. Our four favorite bridal picks have you covered all the way to the altar (and beyond!).
Our delicate, diamond-encrusted Moroccan flower necklace is the new black – it goes with anything! A gorgeous topper to your wedding gown or a unique memento gift for your bridal party, its custom design lends itself seamlessly to versatility. Inspired by vibrant, unique Moroccan prints and patterns, the necklace will go straight from your wedding day wardrobe to your everyday wardrobe.
Even if you already have a ring on that finger, don’t forget about the other four! Add a few simple diamond (or black diamond) stacking bands and a rose gold midi ring to your hand to stay on top of the latest jewelry trend (multi-layered rings have recently been worn by Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and J.Lo, so you’re in good company!). The one-of-a-kind rings are perfect for adding a boho twist to a bridesmaid dress, or upping the edge on an alternative-style bridal gown.
The perfect date for any wedding is a custom Catherine Angiel bracelet on your arm. With our delicate, handcrafted pyrite bracelet, you’ll never have to worry about blending into the crowd! Pyrite has been used in jewelry-making for centuries, reaching the height of its popularity during the Victorian era (and making it the perfect fit for a vintage-style bride). The 24 strands of faceted beads close around your wrist with the help of Cat’s custom, intricate sterling silver tribal closure lock. The fine-but-fierce pyrite bracelet blends the traditionalism of older times with the modernity of today and, just like you, it never goes out of style.
Don’t worry – we didn’t forget the dudes! Spice up your suit by picking up a pair of our unique black diamond cufflinks. Cat’s signature cross is constructed with dazzling black diamonds that contrast beautifully with the cufflinks’ white gold seal-style backing; they’re the perfect complement to any suit or tux. Inspired by the jewelry of 15th century royalty, the custom cufflinks make a great gift for your groomsmen or an awesome accessory for your ushers. They’re also a celebrity favorite; Ethan Hawke wore his own personal pair to this year’s Golden Globes!
Which piece will you be picking up for wedding season? Tell us in the comments.
Tips on Caring for Your Jewelry January 25 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 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!
Diamond Dragon Pendant NYC | Edy and Chic December 22 2013 - Catherine Angiel, 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!
Catherine is written up on OrangeJuiceandBiscuits.com blog July 02 2013 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Thank you Jonathan and LoveGold campaign for the amazing blog post!
'Chasing the dragon with jewelry designer Catherine Angiel' July 12 2010 - catherineangiel, 0 Comments
Dragons, gothic crosses, skulls and the classic arrowed heart that reads “mom”, if you think this is a description of artwork on the wall of a NYC tattoo parlor you’re mistaken. I just walked into Catherine Angiel, a Greenwich Avenue jewelry store located in the West Village.
I’ve always felt tattoos forward implications of danger and mystery onto their owner. Yet, making a lifelong commitment to a particular design is dreadfully disconcerting. (That, and there’s always my mother’s voice in the back of my head warning how it will look when I’m eighty with sagging skin) I conquered my fear of tattoo commitment at Catherine Angiel. Twirling around in front of the store’s mirror with a white diamond dragon pendant shimmering around my neck, I felt like a rock star and I decided that I’d finally found a “tattoo” with which I could form an allegiance.
Now for most of us, a diamond encrusted pendant is not an impulse buy. However, until one can save for the real McCoy, Catherine Angiel also offers silver versions without diamonds that won’t break the bank. You have to be buzzed into the store, which can be a little intimidating, but once inside the music is thumping and the casual atmosphere makes you feel completely comfortable. The store also offers engagement rings and slightly more conservative jewelry designs if the rock and roll experience of her tattoo inspired collection is not for you.