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Author - Caroline

caroline-djbHello out there, I’m Caroline! I am addicted to anything and everything involving runway fashion, haute couture and the red carpet. Give me friends to critique with, an award show to watch, a bottle or two of red wine, and just go ahead and call it my dream night. Three hours and a red mustache later, I will completely have picked apart every Tiffany's wreath and chandelier earring and planned a way to make it wearable and affordable for you. That is fitting because this love is what began my career at age 16 working for a custom jewelry making company. Now having worked in the jewelry industry for 12 years, and dabbling in creating my own one of kind pieces, I am so excited to share my knowledge and ideas with anyone and everyone whether you care or not. Growing up in the south, right outside of Atlanta, I have learned to appreciate the classics and how to mix it with the latest looks and things that, if I dare say, are 'trendy.' I think accessories and jewelry are one of the best ways to represent your personality and style. Plus, no outfit is complete without them! No red carpet is needed to don my custom design pieces-- they are designed to be able to wear to all occasions. So follow this blog, and I will tell you, bluntly, how to make those classic pieces come alive with sparkle as you pair them with the right companions.  I am drawn to anything that shines, so I want to make you all dazzling.
  • Bringing back the rose


    Thanks to Jennifer Aniston one of my favorite diamond cutting styles is back in the spotlight. Everyone is saying her ring is an emerald cut but if you really look close you can clearly see it’s a Rose Cut! Thought to be one of the oldest styles of cutting a diamond, it’s believed to have been introduced around 1520 in Europe. This vintage cut  allows you to have a big look for a little price. Having a flat “back” all the size and depth of the diamond is in plain view. When you view one in a mounting, these classy but glassy diamonds look like pieces of crystal that have been cut with large, triangular facets in honeycomb-like patterns. Sadly the few remaining vintage rose cuts has dwindled and some say that it is silly to hope that this style of cutting will ever come off the endangered species list. Vintage rose cuts are such rarities; especially clean ones in good shape, designers now hoard the few they can find until they have enough stones for pieces featuring them. Hopefully with the influence of celebrity engagement rings, more jewelers and diamond cutters will bring this amazing style back in a big way!

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