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Personalized Initial-Letter Necklace Collection | Badass & Brand New June 22 2015, 0 Comments

You’ve seen them on Madonna, her daughter, Lourdes, and The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler – now get personal with your own badass custom initial-letter necklace, hot off Cat’s design desk! Inspired by tattoo- and tribal-style graffiti writing, the diamond-encrusted letter necklaces pack a sexy-meets-chic punch that will give a unique edge to even the simplest of your outfits.

 

Don’t just say it with diamonds – make a statement. The personalized pendant necklaces, each adorned with unique black or gray diamonds, make a statement and then some! The pieces are custom-made to complement your one-of-a-kind, unique style; finally, your jewelry can be as much of an individual as you are. 

 

The personalized “Dangerous” letter collection is sexy, sparkly, and a stand-out addition to your jewelry box. Let your necklace do the talking by pairing up the pendants (as shown above) with a word or message. Looking to spread the love? “XO”! Feeling badass? “BAD”! There are no limits to the mixes and matches you can make with a personalized “Dangerous” letter pendant or necklace in your arsenal.

Which letter(s) will you be sporting this summer? Tell us in the comments. 


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". 


Grey Diamond Rings | Simple and Rare Finds December 13 2013, 0 Comments

A 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.