Jewelry

Jennifer Lopez's EFFY Jewels and Graziela Gems at The Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards

 

 

 

 

This weekend Jennifer Lopez attended The Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards was vision in this white Ermanno Scervino long-sleeved dress. She styled her look wtih a bevy of glittering rings from EFFY Jewelry and Graziela Gems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let's take a closer look at her sparkling rings. Below is Graziela Gems, Brigitte's Fave Ring.

EFFY Jewelry, Yellow Gold Diamond Rings

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image via: Margo Siegel PR

Emma Roberts' EF Collection Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

This weekend Emma Roberts attended the the Entertainment Weekly Party at Comic-Con International 2015 wearing earrings by EF Collection.












 

Let's take a closer look at her Mother of Pearl Diamond Disc studs.


Buy link: http://www.efcollection.com/collections/earrings/products/mother-of-pearl-diamond-disc-studs-yg

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Margo Siegel PR

Style Find~ Dogeared Karma Necklace

Style Find: Dogeared Karma Necklace; $56.00

Where to Buy: Dogeared

Why You Should Buy: Wear this necklace to bring positive, good vibes to your life and your inner circle. What goes around comes around! This delicate circle necklace is absolutely chic, and you'll receive a ton of compliments. The necklace comes in two finishes sterling silver and gold-dipped and you can select a 16" or 18" chain.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Editor's Pick~ Niks Naks Acrylic Monogram Block Necklace

Recently we saw Jessica Biel wearing a necklace that said "Justin" and Sarah Jessica Parker made the name necklace virtually iconic when her character Carrie sported one on Sex and The City. Personalized jewelry pieces really make a statement. Whether it be full names or initials, rest assured they are conversation starters.

Currently we are loving these acrylic monogrammed cutout necklaces from Niks Naks. The necklaces are available in 20 fabulous colors and you can select gold fill or a silver chain. You can select single, double and triple initials. We think the initials FWU will look really nice on a silver chain in a purple hue...just saying.

Brides think about gifting this as a keepsake for your bridesmaids, they'll appreciate your personalized touch. Purchase one of this chic necklaces for yourself with your new initials and proudly display while on your honeymoon.

Shop: Niks Naks; $58.00 (not including extra's and upgrades)

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Lia Sophia Introduces Teen Jewelry Line

Fashion jewelry e-commerce brand Lia Sophia introduces its first ever teen jewelry line. The collection is inspired by Elena and Tory Kiam's two daughters, Lia and Sophia is fittingly called --Sisters.

The 49-piece collection includes a variety of colorful friendship bracelets, charms and necklaces and prices range from $19.00 - $78.00. Pieces were designed with smaller frames in mind and include such features as adjustable clasps.

The new collection will be available at LiaSophia.com and through the companies network of 30,000 sales advisors beginning on Wednesday, August 1.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Wedding Wednesday~ Ten Fabulous Bridesmaid Gifts

Along came Mr. Right, and now you are engaged to be married to the man of your dreams. You've selected some of your very best girlfriends to help you with your special day, and they are dizzy with excitement. Your bridesmaids are looking forward to the honor of standing beside you as you pledge your love to the man who stole your heart. It's customary for the bride to gift her bridal party tokens of appreciation for being a part of her special day.

We've created a list of ten fun and fabulous bridal gifts. From jewelry to personalized keepsakes these ten items will help you show your bridesmaids how much you appreciate them not only being in your wedding but in your life as well.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Margo Siegel PR (Niks Naks) 

 

Style Find~ Melinda Maria Galaxy Bangle

Style Find: Melinda Maria Galaxy Bangle, $135.00

Where to Buy: Melinda Maria

Why You Should Buy: Celebrities like Kristen Stewart, Emma Roberts and Emily VanCamp love Melinda Maria Jewels. Get ready to receive a ton of compliments when you wear this bangle set. The dusting of white diamonds on the bangles create a design that resembles clouds and stars.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Passion Takes the Lead Role for Marianna's Designer Jewelry~

Marianna Harutunian's handcrafted jewelry designs have been worn by some pretty famous faces including Lady Gaga, Cher and Nicki Minaj. Harutunian creates bold, eye-catching, unique jewelry pieces ranging from earrings and necklaces, to hair clips and buckles.

Her sensational, look at me now designs have even made it on to the small screen including Lady Gaga's "Judas" video and stylish shows like Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and True Blood. Her statement making pieces are crafted with love and passion, whether it's a collection or a custom piece, Harutunian strives for the best and client satisfaction. Marianna recently spoke to Fashion Wrap Up about her design inspirations and latest work to be featured in season 5 of True Blood, which premieres this Sunday, June 10th on HBO.

Fashion Wrap Up: Firstly, thank you, Marianna, for taking the time to tell us a little about your jewelry designs and your stunning pieces that will be featured on True Blood this season.

Marianna Harutunian: Thank you to Fashion Wrap Up, & everyone who is reading and supporting my work! You help to continue to make my dreams come true!

How did you know jewelry was your passion?

I knew jewelry was my purpose in life, when I first saw my mom's embellished beaded slippers. The beading caught my eye more than the footwear itself. Which then led to myself finding my way to a bead store close to my high school graduation. The lady inside was making the most beautiful beaded necklace. Seeing all of that, lit the spark of creativity inside, the calling to design and create jewelry pieces. I've been inspired and passionate about making jewelry ever since.

Tell us a little bit about your creations and how your designs came to be featured on True Blood (and any other shows).

My creations stem from my conscious and subconscious mind. I usually get a vision of an idea for a piece that pops up from my subconscious to my conscious mind first, and then I proceed to bring it to life. I bring it to life with my favorite medium to work with, which is Swarovski Crystals. There is something intrinsically magical about them.

My pieces came to be featured on True Blood, through the costume designer Audrey Fisher. She is a loyal customer of mine, and has been since I opened my store in 1999. When she got the position as the costume designer on True Blood, she came to me to start purchasing pieces for the show. Every season she comes back to purchase more pieces. I might add that Audrey is fundamentally one of the kindest people that I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

My work has come to be featured on other shows by costume designers I admire, such as Mandi Line whose amazing styling work is seen on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars, and Eric Damian, whose amazing styling work is seen on The CW's Gossip Girl. I really am humbled and appreciate them for allowing my work to be included in their artistic vision for the outfits their characters wear, for each show respectively.

What was it like seeing your jewelry featured on TV for the first time?

The first time I saw my piece on television, in particularly True Blood, I was humbled and thrilled. I love that show, so it was a dream come true. As an artist you are happy to create and express yourself through your given art form. However to see your work commercially, such as on TV, it is one of the most rewarding things imaginable as an artist. To be a working artist doing what you love, is a blessing.

With your jewelry being featured on True Blood, were you asked to create special pieces for any characters?

At first, Audrey would come in to purchase items I already had. Then she would come in to ask for special pieces to be created for the True Blood Verse. I have been asked to create special pieces for the character of Pam, played by Kristin Bauer, the fairies, and the priest in the flashback scenes for Antonia in Season 4. I love to create pieces for the character of "Pam" especially, she is my favorite on the show!


Whose jewelry style do you most admire and why?

Lately I really admire Lady Gaga's jewelry style. I admire her jewelry style, because she wears jewelry and accessories without a care of what fashion deems as trendy. She is fearless, so her jewelry, clothing, and other accessories can create a mood, a statement, a feeling. I love that, and always have tried to include that approach within my work since I started my store back in 1999.

Describe the first piece of jewelry you bought?

I honestly can't remember the first piece of jewelry I bought. I can tell you though, that my first experience in making a beaded necklace was when I found myself in the bead store as a teenager. I put everything I needed and more into my basket to create a piece. I was so entranced that I forgot that those things cost money, of which I didn't have enough for, thankfully the owner let me slide. I went home as quickly as I could to create my first piece in under eight minutes. The urgency to create then is the same that I have now.


 

You can purchase items from Marianna's True Blood collection and more at her Etsy shop. You can find her on all social media sites including Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and Facebook.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Marianna Harutunian Facebook

Editor's Pick~ DuePunti Silicone Diamond Rings

All girls love to wear diamonds. Celebrities like Nicki Minaj and Alessandra Ambrosio have recently been spotted wearing the fun and fabulous diamond rings by Italian brand DuePunti. DuePunti diamond rings are the perfect statement making accessory.

What makes these silicone rings so unique? They have a .02 carat diamond set in a sterling silver mounting so the diamond is secured safe and sound.

 

 

 

 

 

These rings come in an assortment of bold and vibrant colors, and at less than $100 per ring you can buy a few to match every color in your wardrobe. Wear them individually or stack several colors all in one look. 

Shop Kitson; $95.00

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Sharon Case Unveils POMP - A Jewelry Collection Filled with Drama

No stranger to drama, Emmy-winning actress Sharon Case, who portrays Sharon Newman, on the hit CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless, recently spoke with Fashion Wrap Up about her new jewelry line POMP. Case created POMP with her best friend, stylist Elif Inanc, and designed the line so that any woman of any age could wear the pieces. The Detroit-born beauty attributes her love of jewelry and fashion as her inspiration for creating the dazzling collection which includes a variety of chandelier earrings, cocktail rings, bracelets and necklaces.

Fashion Wrap Up: Firstly, thank you, Sharon, for taking time out of your busy schedule to tell us a little bit about your new jewelry line POMP.

Sharon Case: Christy, thank you so much for inviting me to do this interview. I enjoy reading Fashion Wrap Up.         



Tell us a little bit about the current collection you have created.

This season's lineup is a bit different than the last (when we aired on QVC). We've designed a simple, classic look...a little less of the "chunk funky" fashion jewelry. We like to have a bit of both styles in the collection so that we have something for everybody.  

Where did the idea come from to create a jewelry line?

My partner (best friend Elif Inanc) and I came up with the idea for this jewelry line a few years ago. I really love fashion and she is a stylist. We thought it would be fun to be in business together as friends. 

How did you come up with the style focus and name of the line?

We like to keep up with the current trends and we also enjoy all of the classics looks -- our focus is on both. We deliberated over the name of the line for some time. We both came up with several different names, and in the end POMP is what we both agreed on based on the meaning of the word: splendor, drama, grandeur, etc.  

Describe your personal jewelry style and how that influenced your decision to create POMP.

The POMP line reflects my personal style all the way. I like to change up my look: some days I feel like putting on the basics and other days I dress trendier. Whether dressy or casual, I like to have just the right jewelry. I think jewelry is ultimately what makes your look complete and finished, and it shows off your own personal style.

My interest in jewelry definitely influenced my decision to create POMP.

 

Where do you draw inspiration for a collection or a particular piece?

We focus on variety for the entire collection. We try to include a variety of style, color, size...everything. We find our inspiration for each piece based on the fashion trends, silhouettes and colors of each season.  

Describe the first piece of jewelry you purchased.  Why did you purchase that particular item?

The first piece of jewelry I'd purchased, well...it might have been feather earrings! I remember those being popular years ago along with the feather clip-ins for your hair. Funny, now those are back in style again. I bought them because it was all the rage at the time and because I thought they were beautiful. I've always liked wearing feathers and flowers in my hair. Ha! I remember I also bought several fancy head bands back then too -- though that seemed a little fashion forward for my age, my mother was a good sport!

Whose jewelry style do you most admire and why?

I like so many different designers currently; it's tough to single one out. I really love and am often inspired by the jewelry and overall style of our First Lady, Michelle Obama. 

How did you know that jewelry was a passion for you?

When I was a little girl, my grandmother gave me her collection of fashion jewelry and I felt like I'd won the lottery! I loved wearing lots of sparkle. 

Besides QVC will your collection be available in any other stores or retail entities?

POMP is no longer available on QVC because we are now sold out. This year we decided to put POMP on our own website. The site address is SharonCaseJewelry.com.

What are your favorite gemstones or pieces from the collection?

I have always loved, loved, loved pearls! I wear pearls all the time...nearly every day. This season we have real freshwater pearls in the collection and I am very happy about that!



As Sharon Newman on Y&R, does your character wear jewels from POMP?

Have to watch the show and see....


We at Fashion Wrap Up know that Sharon does in fact wear her gorgeous jewels on The Young and the Restless, including the sparkling Starfish pendant available for sale on the site now. Please check out SharonCaseJewelry.com and tune into The Young and the Restless to view more gems from this inspiring and beautiful collection. We love this jewelry line and we're sure you will too!

~Christy Patore @christypastore

Image Source: Julie Mitchell, The Young and the Restless, CBS TV

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