Snag Her Style: Emma Watson July 10 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Emma Watson was spotted at the Valentino Haute Couture show in Paris wearing just one statement earring. Is this the start of a new trend?
If you love this look and want to try it out for yourself, we can help you! We have a similar pair of earrings, exclusively at Catherine Angiel.
Come check them out at our showroom, 43 Greenwich Ave!!
Unique Minerals Celebrated June 20 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
All that glitters isn't always gold & who cares
Recently jewelry artist Catherine Angiel has been inspired by pyrite, an earth mineral that most people know as 'Fool's Gold'. Pyrite has been used to make jewelry for centuries, reaching the height of its popularity during the Victorian era. A mineral that evokes images of fire and warmth, pyrite literally comes from the Greek word for fire, Catherine found that it fit right in with her modern-vintage aesthetic. Aside from being known as 'Fool's Gold', pyrite has been called 'healer's gold' and is used as a gemstone for protection and promoting a happy state of mind.
Pyrite is perfect for those who are looking for something different to add to their jewelry box, while maintaining an overall glamorous feeling.
Celebrating Gay Pride in NYC | Harvey Milk Day! May 28 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Harvey Milk Day
Today is a very special day in the LGBT community. Not only is is Harvey Milk Day/what would've been his 84th birthday, but today the White House Office of Public Engagement, the United States Postal Service and Harvey Milk Foundation, will host a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp at the White House.
Harvey Milk was a true visionary for the LGBT community when he became the fist openly gay man to hold a major political position on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. All of his tremendous achievements gave hope to a community who at the time were encountered by such widespread discrimination and hostility. Harvey Milk believed that government should represent all citizens, ensuring equality and providing needed services.
Unfortunately on November 27, 1978, less than a year after he took office, Harvey Milk, along with Mayor George Moscone, was assassinated by supervisor Daniel White.
Harvey Milk has become an icon and a martyr for gay rights. His bravery and determination is the motivation for the modern day gay rights movement.
Unique Wedding Bands | Stack Your Rings and be Playful May 28 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
So you have the dream dress, the perfect venue, a mouth watering menu, a rockin' band, and the most beautiful flower arrangements. But what's missing? The WEDDING BANDS!
You want a band that will compliment your engagement ring but can also stand alone as a unique piece. But why choose just one? Stacking bands has become a very creative way to show off your personal style. Mix and match metals, patterns and textures because you can never have too much bling!
The Who May 02 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most legendary bands The Who. So what better way to celebrate than by sharing with all of you one of the most amazing moments of my life!
When I was 14 years old, my mom took my brother and I on vacation to the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami.
I was sitting in the lobby, bored out of my mind, when a beautiful, poised woman sat next to me and started talking to me. Turns out it was Swedish supermodel Annette Walter-Lax! Then a man walked up to her and told her he would meet her at the hotel restaurant, then walked away.
I looked up and my jaw hit the floor. I then turned to Annette,
Me: "Do you know who that was?!"
Annette: "My boyfriend."
Me: "Oh my God!! You're boyfriend is Keith Moon?! He's my IDOL!!!"
Annette: "Would you like to meet him?"
I thought I was going to die.
She then arranged a time for us to meet the following afternoon. I couldn't believe it!
The next day, I could not get ready fast enough! I put on my favorite Who t-shirt, my favorite white overalls and headed right to the hotel lobby.
At 4:00, the elevator doors opened, and there he stood, my idol. He had on a killer white suit and a walking stick. So boss. He then walked over to me, bowed, and kissed my hand!!!
Keith Moon: "Catherine, I'm Keith and it's a pleasure to meet you."
I had no words.
Keith Moon: "Would you like to go to the bah?"
Me: "What's a bah?"
He then pointed to the Poodle Lounge. Oh, he was saying BAR. Duh, Catherine!
So off we went to sit and chat about music and so, so much more. It was surreal. Just as I thought the moment couldn't get any better, Keith asks,
Keith Moon: "Would you like to meet Roger Daltrey?"
I could only nod my head yes.
Keith called his room and then 10 minutes later, Roger freakin' Daltrey walks in and gives me a big hug! So COOL!
The three of us talked for a while but I could barely understand a word they were saying! Being a girl from Queens, I had never heard a British accent before! However, they were so kind, generous and made me feel so special!
I'll never forget meeting my idol in such an amazing way. It was then I realized dreams really do come true.
...best vacation EVER!
Neiman Marcus Trunk Show | NYC Designer Jewelry April 30 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Greetings from the West Coast!
I'm so happy to be back in California to show you all my new designs!
The first stop is Beverly Hills, my home away from home! I will be at Neiman Marcus today and tomorrow from 10AM-5PM! But first, I had to visit my good friends Wendy Wagner, Laura Martelli and of course Gentleman Norman!
I'm really looking forward to visiting some of my favorite spots for dinner and a drink, like The Abbey and Il Pastaio...YUM!
My next stop is San Francisco! I'll be at Neiman Marcus in Union Square Friday, May 2nd to Saturday May 3rd!
Can't wait to take a nice stroll through Union Square and chow down on some of the best Italian food in SanFran in North Beach!
I hope to see you all during my visit!
Edgy Engagement Rings April 17 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
For the bride who wants something edgy and different
Fancy grey diamond is the ideal choice!
While the word "grey" can carry negative connotation, especially when compared to a white, colorless diamond, the dramatic silver tones in fancy grey diamonds have a unique beauty all their own. These fancy grey diamonds have their own metallic sparkle and combine many different undertones of violets, greens, yellows and blues to create an extraordinary brilliance. Fancy grey diamonds can actually be more eye catching and beautiful than the classic white diamond.
It's the perfect diamond for the woman who wants to stand apart but still have the traditional symbolism of a diamond ring.
Celebrity Engagement Rings April 16 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Amber Heard's engagement ring is a stunner. Vintage classics are still a fav for celebrities
Neiman Marcus Trunk Show March 29 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Get ready Chicago, I'm comin' for ya!
Diamond Full Finger Rings are Here to Stay March 28 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Diamonds rings are becoming more playful and expressive
These full finger rings are both powerful and bold.
Here's a little sneak peek...
Women's History Month | NYC Icon Edie Windsor March 26 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Celebrating Women's History Month!
We're honoring gay activist, Edie Windsor! Thank you Edie for your amazing contribution to this world. You're a hero!
Rose Gold is all the Rage | Feminine and Romantic March 21 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Rose gold has been celebrated since the early 19th century and has made an amazing come back! Its unique warm color looks fabulous on any skin tone, and has become a favorite for not just women but men too!
Check out these new Catherine Angiel designs!
Neiman Marcus Trunk Show NYC | Meet the Designer February 22 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Giddy up, Dallas! You're next!
Neiman Marcus Trunk Show NYC | Meet the Artist February 21 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Catherine is coming to Texas, ya'll!
First stop, Houston!
Valentine's Day Jewelry NYC | Hot Gift Ideas February 09 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Say 'I love you' with a Catherine Angiel signature piece!
These eternal diamond hoop earrings are perfect to wear with your favorite pair of jeans or little black dress!
This elegant black briolette diamond lariat necklace is perfect for any occasion!
This natural pyrite bracelet with a handcrafted filigree clasp is a favorite Catherine Angiel signature statement piece!
Beautiful custom halo ring for a beautiful couple February 08 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
"No peeking!" Another happily engaged couple! Congrats again!
New York Fashion Week 2014 | Glam Jewelry and Clothing February 06 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
BCBG Max Azria "Good Style, Good Attitude"
We've fallen in love already with the shows so far. Especially BCBG Max Azria's show.
Luxorius fur was the star of BCBG Maz Azria's 25th anniversary runway show. It was seen on fabulous statement coats and cozy sweatshirts. These pieces were paired with retro inspired caftans and dresses. Tying each look together were knee high boots, giving the whole collection an elegant 1970's vibe.
We think Catherine's Champagne Diamond Full Finger Ring would look amazing with this collection!
Runway photos courtesy of WWD.com
Valentine's Day Jewelry NYC | Top Gift Ideas February 06 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Only 8 days until Valentine's Day! Here are some fabulous gift ideas for her
This unique black and white diamond cocktail ring is perfect for a classy and timeless look!
This edgy chic dagger, multi-strand bracelet is a great glam statement piece!
These white diamond flower studs are a fabulous everyday earring!
New York Fashion Week | Celebrate Like a Diva! February 05 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 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?
We go to their weddings too February 02 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Congratulations Meredith and Jimmy!
Valentine's Day Jewelry NYC | Hot Gifts for Men February 02 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 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!
Valentine's Day Jewelry NYC | Best Gift Ideas February 01 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Love is in the air!
Why not celebrate with gorgeous black diamonds?
These beautifully handcrafted black diamond cross drop earrings are unique and edgy.
This delicately handcrafted black diamond teardrop necklace is feminine with a modern twist!
Happy customer happy Cat February 01 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Another successful engagement...
Loved working with this couple! Congratulations again!!
Top Jewelry for Valentine's Day NYC January 31 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Valentine's Day is only 2 weeks away!
Here are some gift ideas for your edgy Valentine:
This edgy black diamond pearl bracelet from Catherine's Couture Collection. It's edgy, feminine and very powerful!
This tattoo inspired 'LOVE' ring is a perfect representation of your love. Elegant and unique
This vintage inspired, rose gold diamond necklace, handmade with intricate refined detail. Delicate and romantic
Valentine's Day | What's Hot January 30 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Have you started shopping for Valentine's Day yet?
Here are some hot picks for your Valentine!
These beautifully handcrafted white diamond teardrop earrings--perfect for any occasion!
This delicate and feminine handmade Rose Gold 'LOVE' necklace with champagne diamonds. One of Catherine's signature designs and the perfect gift for that special someone!
This unique, white diamond, tattoo inspired band--tasteful, feminine and a true statement piece!
Men's Fashion NYC | Hot Men's Jewelry January 29 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
We have Fashion Week fever!
After Fashion Week in Paris, we some of our favorite looks from Alexander McQeen, Saint Laurent, and John Paul Gaultier and paired them with a few of our favorite Catherine Angiel pieces!
What's Hot in Red Carpet Jewels January 26 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
We've been seeing a trend on the red carpet this awards season...fabulous statement earrings!
Amy Adams wore "Tutti Frutti" earrings with stunning emeralds, sapphires and diamonds from Cartier that really complimented her ensemble and features.
Julia Roberts wore amazing white diamond pave set chandelier earrings from Wilfredo Rosado with her Valentino jumpsuit.
Anna Gunn wore gorgeous midnight blue teardrop statement earrings by Irene Neuwirth that really brought out her blue eyes.
Jennifer Lawrence wore stunning statement earrings with pear shaped and pyramid cut gemstones surrounded by a delicate pave halo setting by Jennifer Meyer.
Seeing these beautiful earrings inspired us to pick a few of our favorite Catherine Angiel statement earrings!
Unique Engagement Ring NYC | Tattoo Inspired Ring January 26 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
This Unique Diamond Engagement Ring is perfect for a couple that's full of surprises!
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!
For Valentine's Day Rose Gold VS Roses January 23 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
What a way to say I love you
Sweep her off her feet this Valentine's Day with this Rose Gold Vintage Engagement Ring!
SAG Awards 2014 January 19 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Red carpet glam!
Did you watch the SAG Awards last night? We couldn't get over the amazing fashion! Here are our top favorite looks:
Julie Bowen went for a more edgier look than we're used to seeing her in, in her Carolina Herrera gown.This gown was a wonderful mix of colors and patterns.
Lupita Nyong'o was a vision in turquoise last night in her Gucci gown. The intricate silk crepe flower straps made this whole look a showstopper!
Sandra Bullock looked absolutely stunning in a shimmery Lanvin gown. We loved the sexy hemline that showed off her amazing legs!
Sofia Vergara---va-va-va-VOOM! As usual, Sofia flaunted her showstopping curves in a silver sequined, form fitting Donna Karen Atelier gown.
Amy Adams looked drop dead gorgeous in her Antonio Bernardi gown. We loved the geometric cuts near her shoulder and the vibrant royal blue color looked amazing with her hair color and complexion!
Jennifer Lawrence looked elegant in a strapless sequenced Christian Dior gown. Even though Jennifer hilariously commented on her underarms in the dress, we thought she looked absolutely stunning!
We can't wait to see more amazing red carpet fashion this awards season!
Daily Candy Weekend Guide NYC | What's Hot in Jewelry January 18 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Thank you for the shout out Daily Candy and NY1! Come join us for our biggest sale yet!
Happy Birthday Michelle Obama January 17 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Happy Birthday to our lovely First Lady
Vintage Cushion Cut Engagement Ring | Best Vintage Designs January 11 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
She deserves a little bling with this Catherine Angiel signature engagement ring.
Full Finger Ring NYC | What's Hot in Fine Jewelry Design January 09 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
It's Throwback Thursday today!
This 1960's fashion inspired diamond full finger ring is a definite throwback! Delicately set with white diamonds, this ring is glam fabulous!
History of Engagement Rings January 05 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 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".