TENNIS (BRACELET) ANYONE?…HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Enjoy my article that was featured in The San Diego County News back in June 2013

June 5, 2013 By

By Keith J Saxe
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The most popular diamond jewelry gifts over the last quarter century have clearly been Diamond Stud Earrings and Diamond Tennis Bracelets. They are both stylish, have classic elegance, and can be worn both casually, as well as to the most formal occasions. They remain key symbols of style and elegance in modern society.

The Diamond Tennis Bracelet is a beautiful, extremely sought after and desired accessory that continues to rise in popularity. It consists of a row of diamonds set in a fluid, almost, seem-less bracelet. Where it differs from most other bracelets is the diamonds go all around the entire length of the bracelet. This eliminates the need to constantly check if the diamonds are sitting on the top of the wrist, always remaining visible to all. Up until 1987 this style of diamond bracelet was known as an in-line bracelet or eternity bracelet.

In 1987 at the US Open Tennis Championships, tennis great Chris Evert was in the middle of a match when she noticed her diamond bracelet was missing. The bracelet was set with diamonds in a row across the length of the bracelet. Ms Evert asked the officials for some time to look for the bracelet on the court, which they kindly agreed to. Once found and secured the matched continued. This was all viewed by a national television audience of millions, along with the movers and shakers in attendance at the New York venue.

This tennis match was not only part of the elite grand slam of championship tournaments, but also left its mark on the diamond jewelry industry. The match marked the beginning of the in-line diamond bracelet or the eternity bracelet being referred to as a Diamond Tennis Bracelet because of this incident.

The tennis bracelet has been very popular not only amongst tennis players, but also by all women who are wearing it daily around the world. The bracelet is light in weight and very flexible, making it extremely easy to wear. Tennis Bracelets are available here at NYC Wholesale Diamonds not only in diamond; but also Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Tanzanite, and all the Birthstones. Combinations include alternating diamonds with all these gems, as well as Sapphire Tennis Bracelets that blend a rainbow array of all the different shades of sapphire.

The Diamond Tennis Bracelet offers an opportunity to happily surprise your special loved one for any and all occasions. The bracelet can be made in white gold, yellow gold or platinum. It can be set with different diamond shapes and can suit moderate budgets, as well as a very substantial one. They are designed at a standard length of seven inches, and are also available in eight inches for larger wrists.  Price is dependent on the overall carat weight and quality of the diamonds.

Keith has the depth of diamond expertise, and 25 years of unrivaled fine jewelry industry knowledge necessary to be your expert guide on the exciting journey ahead. Visit Diamond Blog at http://www.nycdiamondblog.com and his website http://www.NYCWholesaleDiamonds.com.

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Jewelry Trends to watch in 2015

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Enjoy this preview of wonderful new jewelry design trends for 2015 just released from our trade publication National Jeweler

New York–It’s an exciting time for fashion in fine jewelry.

Many groundbreaking trends launched on the red carpet last year and plenty of them, though not all, found a foothold at retail, sometimes in modified forms. Look for layering and wrapping, color and texture, and mixing and matching in the new year.

“We have not seen such an abundance of fashion trends in this industry for 15 years,” says Helena Krodel of Luxe Intelligence. “Fashion jewelry is starting to influence fine jewelry and it’s amazing to see how many trends have trickled up and down. The line between fashion and fine is sort of hazy now.”

Here’s a look at the trends that found traction last year, and where they’re heading in 2015.

1) Ear climbers. “Ears, in general, are going to continue to be important,” said Amanda Tropila of the Platinum Guild International (PGI-USA). “I think you’re going to see designers expand on ear climbers in particular.”

Unusual earrings took off last year after several celebrities walked the red carpet in lobe-hugging pearls (Rashida Jones) and diamonds (Lupita Nyong’o, Sandra Bullock). Expect more modified versions of the radical looks they wore.

“Ear climbers are doing fabulously, with so many different styles available,” said Amanda Gizzi, Jewelers of America’s director of public relations and special events. “But the trick is they have to fit the ear. Every woman’s ear is shaped differently and larger cuffs don’t fit every ear.”

It’s one of those fun styles everyone covets but often ends up disappointing. The key to user-friendly ear climbers seems to be keeping them small and focusing on in-store purchases, a point jewelers could make to those debating between buying them online and in store. “You definitely have to try them on,” Gizzi said.

2) Double-sided earrings. Demand also is strong for double-sided earrings, typified by the Dior pearls worn by Portia de Rossi at last year’s Academy Awards.

Mismatched and layered earrings also will continue to gain popularity, Krodel predicted. Look for more earrings with a component on the post, visible beneath the lobe, or studs with a corresponding earring.

“It lends versatility to have an earring that can be worn more than one way or earrings that don’t exactly match,” Krodel said.

3) Two-part rings. Some of the jewelry spotted on celebrities last year didn’t do well at retail, Gizzi said.

Midi-rings (rings designed to be worn at the top of the finger, between the knuckle and fingernail), for example, proved subject to falling off and hand jewelry failed to get a solid foothold at higher price points. But radical looks like these influenced pieces being produced now, such as two-part rings attached with chains or a “V” on the bottom, resembling stacked individual rings.

4) Seventies styles. Look for jewelry to complement the 1970s styles in apparel this year.

“Fringe and fauna and flora lends itself to that style of clothing, especially in earrings and necklaces–tassel earrings, long necklaces,” Krodel said.

5) Eighties styles. Madonna-style layering and bangles are finding their way into fine as well as fashion jewelry, and so are the bolder, geometric looks of her heyday.

“We’re also seeing the converse of that fringe style–very abstract jewelry, modular and modern looking, like a grid bracelet that has lines that go either north-south or east-west, and anything with cutouts,” said Krodel. “Think Space Age with not a lot of detail: linear lines, geometric, very clean.”

This look is showing up big and small, she said. Look for smaller versions to dominate fine jewelry.

6) Longer necklaces and bold chokers. The delicate layered chains and tiny pendants of last year are morphing in two directions this year.

“We’re seeing longer chains, especially in gold, and multiple pendants on one chain, more substantial pendants but nothing too big,” Gizzi said. “Look for the Y trend to resurface too, with a new emphasis on layering.”

Even as longer layers take off, another ‘70s throwback is surfacing, closer to the throat.

“We’re seeing more chokers lately, some metal-intensive, a lot of vintage styles,” Tropila said. “We’re still seeing long necklaces and pendants, cool charms, delicate layers, but chokers seem to be up-and-coming.”

7) Layering and mixing. Perhaps the most important thing to note with fashion-forward jewelry is the way it’s being styled.

“People are not wearing jewelry the way they wore it before,” Krodel said. “They are layering it on, personalizing it. They are making it their own–styling fashion with fine, mixing an heirloom piece with an [inexpensive] ring that they bought at Forever 21–and it’s OK.”

Krodel thinks the selfie craze has a lot to do with this trend. “Mixing and layering styles is so fun,” she said. “It just looks good and it ties into the whole world of Instagram, showing off what you’re doing in your life and how you’re wearing something.”

Personalization and layering is where it’s at, Gizzi agreed. “Layering is a great trend at retail,” she says. “It allows people to easily add pieces, pair things with existing pieces.”

8) Wrapped and coiled looks. Snakes will figure strongly in jewelry design this year, both literally and figuratively, especially in rings and bracelets.

“That wrapped style, things climbing up the finger and the arms, metal wrapping around the stone, all that is definitely going to play a part for 2015,” Gizzi said.

Stacking has led, in part, to single pieces that have the appearance of multiples, which can be a costly look to pull off. “Coiled and wrapped rings and bracelets allow people to get that layered look with one piece,” she said.

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A unique, personal jeweler who works nationwide, Keith Saxe is GIA and FIT trained and has been a trusted high end diamond jewelry specialist for 26 years. He is the founder and president​ of NYC Wholesale Diamonds located at 47 West 47th Street Suite 3A in the New York City Diamond District. His website is www.NYCWholesaleDiamonds.com and he authors a blog www.NYCDiamondBlog.com. ​Keith has a full service store located across the street from his private office,​ and ​a San Diego factory showroom. He offers GIA Certified Ideal Cut Diamonds,​ and state of the art fine jewelry designs at low wholesale prices. Keith has been named the N.Y. Diamond District’s Favorite Jeweler by the N.Y. Post’s Savvy Shopper column, had his diamond education articles published, been recommended in the New York Times, CNN reporter Robyn Spizman’s ‘Perfect Present Guide’ and ‘The GIFTionary’, as well as having his Diamond Halo Engagement Ring design featured on ‘The Knot’ http://www.theknot.com/weddings/album/a-preppy-upstate-wedding-in-aurora-ny-144122

 

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This little rock has 30,000 Diamonds in it

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The rock above, found in Russia’s Udachnaya diamond mine, is a geological rarity. The golf-ball sized chunk of rock comes from deep within the Earth, and has more than 30,000 tiny diamonds nestled inside of it.

Diamonds have the distinction of being the hardest natural substance on the planet, and they’re also some pretty popular baubles: In 2013, the global demand for diamond jewelry reached a record high of $79 billion. And even though the United States doesn’t produce many diamonds (Russia produces the most by volume, and Botswana produced the most by value we’re responsible for buying more than 40 percent of them.

Humans mine diamonds from close to the surface, but the gems actually form about 100 miles down in the planet’s mantle. The heat and pressure forces diamond crystals to grow out of carbon. Every once in a while (though not during recorded history — the most recent one was probably about 20 million years ago), a very violent volcanic eruption would push these gems up inside bursts of magma. In the upper crust of the planet, this magma would cool into rock — and that’s the rock we tap into to get our sparkly jewelry.

But the diamonds don’t usually stay in their original settings. The rock of the mantle is (unsurprisingly) traumatized by its journey upwards, so finding a chunk of mantle rock full of diamonds (as opposed to diamonds that are seated in the cooled magma of those ancient explosions) isn’t very common.

That’s just what you’re looking at in the photo above: A tiny chunk of rock that survived a very long journey to the surface.

Why do we care? Because this rock comes from the source, the scientists studying it hope it can teach them new things about diamond formation. They’ve already found that the diamonds, while tiny, are perfectly formed — and are unusually well spread out through the rock.

“It is a wonder why this rock has more than 30,000 perfect teeny tiny octahedral diamonds — all 10 to 700 microns in size and none larger,” Larry Taylor, a professor at the University of Knoxville who’s studying the rock, said in a statement. “Diamonds never nucleate so homogeneously as this. Normally, they do so in only a few selective places and grow larger. It’s like they didn’t have time to coalesce into larger crystals.”

This fascinating piece comes from today’s Washington Post…hope you enjoyed it!

A unique, personal jeweler who works nationwide, Keith Saxe is GIA and FIT trained and has been a trusted high end diamond jewelry specialist for 26 years. He is the founder and president ​ of NYC Wholesale Diamonds located at 47 West 47th Street Suite 3A in the New York City Diamond District. His website is www.NYCWholesaleDiamonds.com and he authors a blog www.NYCDiamondBlog.com. ​Keith has a full service store located across the street from his private office,​ and ​a San Diego factory showroom. He offers GIA Certified Ideal Cut Diamonds,​ and state of the art fine jewelry designs at low wholesale prices. Keith has been named the N.Y. Diamond District’s Favorite Jeweler by the N.Y. Post’s Savvy Shopper column, had his diamond education articles published, been recommended in the New York Times, CNN reporter Robyn Spizman’s ‘Perfect Present Guide’ and ‘The GIFTionary’, as well as having his Diamond Halo Engagement Ring design featured on ‘The Knot’ http://www.theknot.com/weddings/album/a-preppy-upstate-wedding-in-aurora-ny-144122

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TANZANITE, the DECEMBER BIRTHSTONE

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Tanzanite is the blue/violet variety of the mineral zoisite (a calcium aluminium hydroxyl Sorosilicate) belonging to the epidote group. It was discovered in the Mererani Hills of Manyara Region  in Northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzanite is used as a gemstone, and naturally-formed tanzanite is extremely rare, still found only in the Mererani Hills

Jewelry featuring Tanzanite is a magnificent alternative to Sapphire, Emerald and Ruby due to its sensational brilliance and unique color change properties

Tanzanite is noted for its remarkably strong trichorism, appearing alternately sapphire blue, violet and burgundy depending on crystal orientation.Tanzanite can also appear differently when viewed under alternate lighting conditions. The blues appear more evident when subjected to fluorescent light fluorescent and the violet hues can be seen readily when viewed under incandescent illumination.

The mineral was named by Tiffany & Co. after Tanzania, the country in which it was discovered. In 2002, the American Gem Trade Association chose Tanzanite as a December birthstone, the first change to their birthstone list since 1912.

NYC Wholesale Diamonds features a magnificent line of Tanzanite and Diamond Jewelry. Highlights include Engagement Rings, Tennis Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces and Wedding Bands.

Keith Saxe is GIA and FIT trained and has been a trusted high end diamond jewelry specialist for 26 years. He is the founder and president of NYC Wholesale Diamonds located at 47 West 47th Street Suite 3A in the New York City Diamond District. His website is www.NYCWholesaleDiamonds.com and he authors a blog www.NYCDiamondBlog.com. Keith has a full service store located across the street from his private office, and a San Diego factory showroom. He offers GIA Certified Ideal Cut Diamonds, and state of the art fine jewelry designs at low wholesale prices. Keith has been named the N.Y. Diamond District’s Favorite Jeweler by the N.Y. Post’s Savvy Shopper column, had his diamond education articles published, been recommended in the New York Times, CNN reporter Robyn Spizman’s ‘Perfect Present Guide’ and ‘The GIFTionary’, as well as having his Diamond Halo Engagement Ring design featured on ‘The Knot’ http://www.theknot.com/weddings/album/a-preppy-upstate-wedding-in-aurora-ny-144122

 

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