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Award winning clip on earring specialist jewellers, make-me-beautiful.co.uk, review trends at London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week has hardly had time to get out of it’s high heels and massage it’s sore feet yet already journalists are waxing lyrical about this season’s trends. Award winning clip on earring specialist jewellers, make-me-beautiful.co.uk, were at Somerset House to meet colleagues, be wowed by suppliers and to survey the latest trends. Make Me Beautiful founder, Misae Richwoods, outlined three key trends in accessories for S/S12:

1. Get Feminine – With Bora Aksu, Jena Theo and Emilia Wickstead exhibiting bare-breasted models on the first day’s catwalk’s alone, London Fashion Week S/S12 steps away from it’s recent flirtation with androgyny to re-declare a passionate love affair with the female form. Think elegant curves and shapes, daintily finishing often with a subversive or slightly sinister twist adding a bit of playful cheekiness.

2. Geometrics Make a Statement – Powerful Aztec shapes with angular cuts and asymmetrical finishes make the season’s statement wear as Holly Fulton, Jaeger London and Sass and Bide all bounced the house in bold numbers. Brilliant Swarovski crystals, oversized pearls and multi-textural bodywork provide perfect staging and emphasis with sharp colours and spiky shapes that flashback the 80s

3. Keep it Natural – With florals (Erdem, Christopher Kane and Ashish) and animal prints (House of Holland) making their way onto the catwalk a range of decorative reminiscence backs it up with Cabinet including antlers, Renaissance featuring deers, Mawi showing their Minnie Mawi collaboration with Disney Couture and Les Néréides showing a whole arc full of cute characters and cheerful flowers.

Fashion156 Magazine tweeted afterwards, “LFW is so strong this season. Reminds me of McQueen’s LFW era when you walked out of his shows feeling you could bounce over a skyscraper.” Make Me Beautiful announce they will feature a curated collection of some of the most desirable and wearable pieces from some of the brightest designers as they increase choice in their specialist clip on earring collection. Look out for new designer partnerships being announced from late Autumn or follow Minxy’s Jewellery on Facebook or Twitter.

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Diamond Jewellery Market Growth in East

Recent figures suggest that the market for diamond jewellery in the near future is expected to be driven by increased growth in India, China and the Gulf.

These emerging Eastern markets have demonstrated significant growth in the past few years, with diamonds proving increasingly popular as both a luxury item and a long-term investment.

By 2015, it is predicted that India, China and the Gulf will equal or surpass the market share of the US, which currently stands at 35 to 40 per cent. In 2010, India and China were already up 31 and 25 per cent respectively.

However, with worldwide reserves of diamonds at an all-time low, this new growth in Eastern countries means the balance between supply and demand is set to become more mismatched than ever; forecasts warn that demand is likely to outpace lower levels of diamond supply for many years to come.

With diamonds only getting rarer, it’s likely that the value of diamonds will continue to ascend on a global scale in the same way that gold and silver prices have already, increasing the natural treasure’s worth in the long term.

Although diamond prices have already begun to reflect the imbalance between supply and demand, the view that diamonds are an ‘investment vehicle’ that has the potential to grow – or at least remain the same – means customers are continuing to buy.

When compared to the inflated prices of gold, diamonds also – for the time being – pose a more affordable alternative in an unsteady economy.

It is yet to be seen how the rising value of diamonds will affect the production and/or prices of popular jewellery brands, popular in both the East and West, which feature diamond-encrusted pieces in their collections. For now, however, fans of Pandora jewellery and the like need not worry.

Visit the Jewel Hut, one of the UK’s leading jewellery websites, today to view an extensive collection of diamond jewellery.

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Pandora Jewellery Line Launches Online Mag

The Copenhagen-based jeweller behind the Pandora bracelets range is set to venture into online publishing to help it to stay in contact with its millions of customers worldwide.

The first issue of the online magazine will launch on 20th June 2011 and will be sent to the 1.6 million members of their website-based Pandora Club.

The magazine will feature behind the scenes insights into the brand, fashion shoots, style tips and the stories behind customer’s purchases of Pandora jewellery and bracelets. Published six times per year, the magazine will initially launch in an international format which the company eventually hopes to be able to adapt with local content such as special events and promotions.

The launch of the magazine marks an important step in the evolution of the company. Since the UK launch in 2006 the company’s product range, which now includes rings and watches, has been selling at a phenomenal rate. The company has managed supply and demand successfully, due in large part to its integrated designs, manufactures and distribution.

Founded in 1982, Pandora jewellery is today sold in more than 55 countries on six continents through over 10,000 points of sale, including more than 450 Pandora branded concept stores as well as online from stores such as thejewelhut.co.uk.

Whilst the financial projections were made successfully, what could not have been seen is the way in which consumers have taken the brand to their hearts. Pandora bracelets have become very different from a standard jewellery product; it has taken on a life of its own and has become a part an important constituent of the lives of its wearers. This symbiotic relationship has created many repeat customers who have made their charm bead collection an integral part of their lives.

Mikkel Berg, executive marketing director, quoted in a recent Marketing Week article, said: “This magazine rewards our customers’ loyalty and gives new opportunities for them to share their thoughts with each other and the company.”

To ensure that you get your copy sign up online on the Pandora website at www.pandora.net. For more information on Pandora jewellery, visit popular UK jewellery site the Jewel Hut at http://www.thejewelhut.co.uk.

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Valentines Gift Ideas for Men

For men seeking the ultimate Valentine’s gift look no further than the winner of the Best Luxury Brand Online 2009, AstleyClarke.com.

The fine designer jewellery site caters for men seeking unusual and interesting Valentine’s Day jewellery gifts for their wives and girlfriends. AstleyClarke.com’s collection of designer jewellery in precious and semi-precious gemstones is perfect for those keen to buy an investment piece of jewellery and crucially who want to show the recipient that their Valentine’s gift has been well considered and that thought and effort
has gone into their research.

A large proportion of high value jewellery purchases made on AstleyClarke.com come f r o m men who are gifting their loved ones. These clients, dubbed by Astley Clarke as the Alpha Gifter are happy to spend up to £11k online at AstleyClarke.com on jewellery purchases and spend an average of £4.5k three times a year for Birthdays, Anniversaries and Valentine’s Day gifts.

This Valentine’s Day the Alpha Gifter will look to AstleyClarke.com for the design, craftsmanship and provenance of all of their jewels. These men have purposely moved away f r o m homogenized and generic jewellery brands which to them show a lack of thought and effort by opting for the big-name but mediocre luxury jewellery brands. Partners of Alpha Gifter males tend to be professional women who are independent and shy away f r o m conspicuous consumerism. This makes AstleyClarke.com, the perfect place to shop online for unique and unusual pieces of fine designer jewellery for Valentine’s Day.

Having recently won the Walpole award for Best Luxury Brand Online, Astley Clarke delivers an exceptional online shopping experience. Next day UK delivery is offered to all customers, alongside same day London delivery and International delivery, but it is their VIP Personal Shopping service goes that extra mile. Last Valentine’s day an Alpha Gifter who was on a business trip in London staying at Claridge’s hotel, forgot his wife’s Valentines gift, but saw a piece of jewellery in the Astley Clarke showcase there and called the Personal Shopping team who promptly met him at his hotel suite with a selection of jewels to choose f r o m thus saving him the embarrassment of a Valentine’s day with no gift!

This Valentine’s Day, choose f r o m their enticing array of romantic jewellery gift ideas, including engagement rings, anniversary stones and eternity rings, as well as Astley Clarke’s large selection of rose gold jewellery which would be a welcome alternative to more transient offerings of flowers, chocolates or lingerie. With collections f r o m over 50 internationally renowned jewellery designers including Pippa Small, Carolina Bucci, Shaun Leane, Kiki McDonough and Monica Vinader the online jewellery shopper is spoilt for choice.

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Icecool.co.uk Launches The Diamond Jewellery Collection for Christmas 2009 & New Year 2010

icecool.co.uk, the UK’s leading online diamond jewellery store announces the launch of 15 stunning new diamond pieces; additions to existing, distinctive diamond jewellery design collections.

For Christmas 2009, Icecool’s new diamond pendants, diamond earrings, bracelets and toe rings, all in 18ct yellow and white gold, make perfect diamond gifts.

Mark Walker, Icecool’s Creative Director and renowned diamond expert says “We have made sure that the new products we have designed are in line with our new diamond jewellery trends. As we do not have a “shop front” on the high street, we are able to pass on our amazing diamond savings to our all customers. We know that they all appreciate our expertise and honest way of doing business, from the extraordinary testimonials we get from truly satisfied customers each and every day.”

One of the key jewellery trends for 2010 is ‘Elementary’; absolutely pure and minimal, where function and form unite with simplicity. Icecool.co.uk’s simple, sparkling diamond earrings are a true reflection of this trend.

Another key trend evident in Icecool.co.uk’s 2010 Collection is ‘DNA’ inspired designs; circles, ovals and organic forms linked together to create amazing chains. The new pendants are designed with set diamonds graduating in size to symbolise life’s journeys.

As well as extending a stunning array of diamond jewellery, Icecool.co.uk also offers customers a bespoke service, ‘You Dream, We Create’, giving clients the opportunity to have the diamond jewellery of their dreams designed and created with the help of Mark Walker and his team.

Customers have the option to discuss their diamond dream with Mark over the phone, or arrange a one-to-one consultation.

Icecool.co.uk is the first and only online diamond jewellery company to join the Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices, assuring customers that Icecool.co.uk diamonds are entirely conflict-free.

To view the new Icecool site with the complete Diamond Collection log on to www.icecool.co.uk.

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Ancient Japanese Samurai Sword-Making Technique Used Create Stunning Titanium Jewelry

Titanium-Jewelry.com, a trusted online resource and retailer of men’s wedding bands, tungsten rings, titanium rings and unique men’s jewelry, is pleased to announce the arrival of the EM TIMOKU collection of men’s, ladies’ and unisex rings by Edward Mirell.

“We’re excited to bring the exotic EM TIMOKU collection to our offering this season,” said Ron Yates, founder, Titanium-Jewelry.com. “The collection of TIMOKU rings is very special. There’s really no other designer with a mokume gane ring using titanium as its material. The manufacturing process combines ancient Japanese metalsmithing techniques with contemporary metals and modern technology. The resulting design of each ring is a truly distinctive unique pattern.”

TIMOKU derives its name f r o m mokume gane, a Japanese metalworking technique invented in the 17th century and originally employed in the crafting of Samurai swords. Mokume gane translates to “wood-eye metal,” referring to the finished product’s resemblance to the patterns of burl wood grain. In this process, multiple layers of metals are permanently fused together by means of intense heat and pressure into a single laminated piece which is then cut, twisted and forged to expose the layers, resulting in highly unique, wood grain-like patterns.

With its TIMOKU collection, Edward Mirell has united the art and science of mokume gane with modern technology and space-age metals. Titanium is completely hypoallergenic and corrosion-resistant, and boasts the highest strength-to-weight ratio of all metals, making it an increasingly sought-after material by jewelry makers and consumers.

Due to the laborious process of making each ring, the TIMOKU Collection is only available at select retailers. Currently, it is only available online only at Titanium-Jewelry.com. Several hundred customers have waited nearly one year for the arrival of the TIMOKU collection. Each ring is individually manufactured per the customer’s finger size, after it is ordered. For more information about EM TIMOKU, view the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nxCixJR_0Q.

About Titanium-Jewelry.com
Titanium-Jewelry.com provides a wide selection of titanium ringstungsten rings and black titanium jewelry uniquely styled for men and women. Experts in modern men’s wedding rings and modern metals jewelry, Titanium-Jewelry.com leads the industry in contemporary jewelry fashions. For more information, please visit www.Titanium-Jewelry.com.

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Icecool.co.uk Announces The Stepping Stone Diamond Pendant As A New Fashion-Forward Addition To Its Diamond Jewellery Collections

Icecool.co.uk announces the Stepping Stone diamond pendant as a new fashion-forward addition to its diamond jewellery collections, which feature diamond engagement rings, dazzling diamond earrings and necklaces, for contemporary or traditional romantic diamond gifts.

The London diamond jewellery company, Icecool.co.uk, creates contemporary diamond jewellery to suit all occasions and budgets. Icecool’s dazzling diamond pendants, or minimalist diamond stud earrings, are complemented by a bespoke service, You Dream, We Create, which helps customers design their own diamond jewellery.

Experienced Icecool consultants help customers select f r o m a range of traditional style diamond rings, for example, the Princess Solo cut diamond engagement ring, or Romantique ring featuring a diamond pave band, or the contemporary Goth Glam range set with black diamonds.

To view the new Icecool site with the complete 2009 Collection log on to www.icecool.co.uk

A free mail order book is also available via the website or by calling 0207 831 7648

Call the experts – To speak to a diamond expert call 020 7831 7648, 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

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Iceool.co.uk Announces Its Raindrop Diamond Necklace And Dewdrop Diamond Earring Collections

Iceool.co.uk announces its Raindrop Diamond Necklace and Dewdrop Diamond Earring Collections. These elegant ranges of diamond jewellery in 18ct white and yellow gold offer a touch of film star glamour: chic, classic yet affordable looks for diamonds this season.

This Autumn/Winter sees a return to elegance and tailoring, with a hint of effortless Hollywood glamour. To enhance this season’s look, www.icecool.co.uk now offers two collections of stunning yet affordable diamond earrings and diamond necklaces.

Modern yet traditional, Icecool’s Raindrop Collection includes a fine chain in 18ct white or yellow gold featuring single collet-set diamonds with a choice of either six or nine diamonds.

The Dewdrop diamond earrings are the newest addition to Icecool’s fabulous diamond jewellery collections. Available in 18ct white gold set with diamonds, hanging from single diamond ear studs, Dewdrop Diamond earrings have a total diamond weight of 1.83cts.

Visit www.icecool.co.uk to view the whole diamond jewellery collection and the You Dream, We Create bespoke service, which offers clients the opportunity to design their own diamond jewellery.

To speak to a diamond expert call 020 7831 7648, 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

Icecool.co.uk is the first and only online diamond jewellery company to join The Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices (CRJP).

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Trend-Setting Tungsten Jewelry Among The Pieces Showcased During New York Fashion Week

Designs by leading contemporary jeweler, J.R. Yates were on display at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week held recently in New York. J.R. Yates signature designs were featured in the “Untapped Fashion & Music” show, which helps emerging designers and musicians showcase their work at major fashion events around the country. The event was held from 8-11 p.m., Sept. 12 at the Time Hotel on W. 49th Street. The after party was held at Greenhouse, a locally renowned lounge.

“As a frontrunner in fashionable contemporary jewelry, we are privileged to showcase our designs at this event, alongside our fellow artists and artisans,” said Ron Yates, founder, J.R. Yates. “In addition to the opportunity to display our jewelry, we were able to show our support for up-and-coming clothing designers, who will continue to shape the future of the industry.”

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is a semi-annual industry event showcasing the latest designs from major fashion houses such as Calvin Klein, Vera Wang and Isaac Mizrahi. Untapped Fashion & Music was attended by contestants from both MTV’s “The Real World,” and “America’s Next Top Model,” and Kristen Dalton, Miss USA 2009, the event was attended by leading celebrity and fashion publications such as Glamour, Village Voice, US Weekly, Vogue and People magazine.

About J.R. Yates
J.R. Yates has been in the jewelry design business for more than 20 years. Designing from his studio in northern California, his attention-grabbing designs in precious and contemporary metals incorporate the latest European couture sensibilities with state-of-the-art innovations in metallurgy. For more information, please visit www.jryates.com. To purchase J.R. Yates, visit www.titanium-jewelry.com.

About Titanium-Jewelry.com
Titanium-Jewelry.com provides a wide selection of titanium ringstungsten rings, men’s watches and black titanium jewelry uniquely styled for men and women. Experts in modern men’s jewelry, men’s wedding bands and modern metals jewelry, Titanium-Jewelry.com leads the industry in contemporary jewelry fashions. For more information, please visit www.Titanium-Jewelry.com.

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ElementsFashion.com – “Webtique” Grand Opening Offering Apparel, Handbags, Jewelry, Accessories And Vintage Selections For Women

Elementsfashion.com is located in Los Angeles the fashion and entertainment capital of the world. The online offerings includes handbags, apparel, accessories and jewelry. The “web-tique” also offers carefully select vintage pieces that are timeless and rare. Owner, Ebone fuller takes pride in offering the latest and emerging styles at affordable prices and great quality!

Elements fashion caters to women that love fashion that’s unique, hip and affordable. The mission is: “live dream and look fabulous”. Elementsfashion.com also offers visitors free advice on fashion and style trends. The “web-tique” features: “get the look for less” a weekly column for the budget conscious fashionista this selection consist of red carpet or celebrity inspired “looks 4 less”. That are available for purchase onelementsfashion.com.

The “web-tique” offers a selection to fit every women’s style. The site is a one-stop for all your emerging fashion needs. New, vintage and fabulous finds at great prices. Elements fashion also offers personal shopper services. They are available to assist with selecting the perfect gift, professional or casual attire that fit’s your lifestyle and budget. To learn more visit: http://elementsfashion.com.

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JewelleryShopOnline.ie – A New Affordable Online Jewellery Shopping Experience For The Fashion-Conscious

Jewellery Shop Online is a flourishing Irish-based costume and designer jewellery store. As the name suggests, the difference here to the usual pricey High Street jewellery shops is that all their elegant goods can be viewed via the internet f r o m the comfort of your own home. The website is highly appealing with a very professional and modern layout. The business was set up and developed by Susan Salkeld, who has a keen interest in ladies fashions. The online jewellery store is based in Dublin but delivers to all of Ireland, as well as catering for regular customers across Europe and even farther afield.

Susan explains the concept and philosophy behind her growing venture, “Having often purchased designer clothes and footwear myself f r o m worldwide internet shops, I realised that the necessary accessories were not so readily available online. I found this odd because items such as costume jewellery and bags are not as bulky as clothing and shoes [for delivery] which now sell extremely well over the internet. After chatting with a few jewellery designers, I decided that I could provide a service to introduce and supply beautiful, modern pieces of jewellery which compliment today’s fashions.”

“At Jewellery Shop Online we want to bring variety, colour and glamour to the jewellery accessory market. There’s a real wow-factor about most of the items we offer, especially when actually seen and handled. But we also hope our affordable prices bring an extra smile when the buyer realises how much cash they’ve saved by browsing around our shop.”

Susan personally vetted high-quality suppliers f r o m around the globe and then selected the extensive range of stunning products on display. Notable collections include:

Krystal London -Krystal are recognised as the leading designers and manufacturers of exquisite designer jewellery using only the highest grade Swarovski Crystals. They are universally renowned for their high quality pieces and attention to detail. Huge dangling chandelier earrings, crystal shower necklaces and cuffs are just some of the pieces you can view in this collection. Everything in Krystal’s display is designed by Kish Vasa who has over 20 years of experience, thus guaranteeing exceptional and unique designs.

Lola Rose – In their section, you find examples of some of the most beautiful semi-precious jewellery on offer today. You will be dazzled by creations in an array of stunning and unusual colours. Susan has called upon the services of Lola Rose’s leading modern jewellery creator, the highly-talented Nicola Gewirtz, to offer pieces which catch the eye with great effect.

The Silver Collection – For fans of silver jewellery, Susan has hand-picked a great range of desirable items which will “set off” your outfit, regardless of the occasion. F r o m beautiful dress rings and classical necklaces to stylish cuff bangles and bracelets, Jewellery Shop Online doesn’t disappoint in silverwear accessories. The website is proud to boast that all its silver goods are hallmarked after passing the most rigorous of inspections at The Assay Office in Dublin Castle.

Rhinestone Crystal Jewellery – For that special occasion, Susan’s e-commerce shop can provide those important finishing touches to a memorable outfit; sparkling rhinestone crystal chokers, co-ordinated earring & necklace sets, tiaras, etc. Some items have been selected with weddings in mind, but the more understated designs are perfect to add class and sophistication to evening and party wear.

Jewellery Shop Online has a fabulously large selection of general designs featuring semi-precious stones which originate f r o m all corners of the world. In some cases, the ethnic origins of the pieces come to the fore, literally in their shape, weight and highly attractive but rare colours. Other creations follow more traditional, antique styles but here the nicest surprise comes by way of their pricing which would suit anyone’s pocket even in these hard times.

Jewellery Shop Online imports its stocklist f r o m countries all over the world. By doing so, they capture many exotic and gorgeous styles influenced by the different cultures they trade with. Susan hopes to bring both quality and variety to Irishwomen, and we cannot argue with her aspirations in the costume jewellery field. Already she is able to boast, “Currently we have two major designers on board but I’m hoping to have another three by the end of the year. It’s important to change stock and styles on a seasonal basis.”

When asked to sum up why she seems to have limitless enthusiasm for her business, Susan answers effortlessly, hardly pausing for breath. “Since an early age I have always had a passion for beautiful jewellery whether it is fashion, costume or designer. I am realising my dream of supplying beautiful jewellery to ladies everywhere at prices they can afford. It makes my job such a pleasure. Jewellery is glamorous and fun – as it should be.” Visit: www.jewelleryshoponline.ie.

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Bel Esprit And Nolcha Are Partnering To Create The New Ethical Fashion Preview During New York Fashion Week

Bel Esprit, the international showroom of ethical fashion, and Nolcha, the online fashion portal, are partnering to create the new Ethical Fashion Preview during New York Fashion Week. The Carlton Hotel on Madison will host this exhibit of 25 international designer collections on September 14, 2009.

New Ethical Fashion Preview During New York Fashion Week

The New York Fashion Week supported by Aveda, Clarins and Starbucks. This event will spotlight fashion designers who create collections using environmentally friendly materials and processes, and manufacture their collections respecting fair trade and fair wage principles.

Bel Esprit members representing the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and France will bring creative and chic luxury fashion with a commitment to respect for the world and its inhabitants to the Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Ethical Fashion Preview debut. The Ethical Fashion preview will launch the Bel Esprit consumer website, www.belesprit.com and the Bel Esprit event website, www.belespritsbeautifulworld.com.

From Germany, room to roam designer Akela Stoklas and her design team, fuse creativity, curiosity and boldness with certified organic materials and quality construction from German sewing workshops. The result is a cutting-edge and precision-executed urban collection upholding the philosophy of ecological and fair trade fashion.

Based in the Netherlands, the Van Markoviec team of Kasia Markowska and Zuzia Andziak transform luxurious organic fabrics dyed with plant pigments and high quality fair trade production in Poland, into innovative and avant-garde designer sportswear with surprising details. Van Markoviec creates design that is a favorite of editors, buyers and consumers while maintaining their commitment to sustainability.

France is represented by Article 23, using only organic and natural materials, and producing their collection in fair trade cooperatives in India that support disenfranchised women. The sportswear collection infuses classic silhouettes with a retro style creating a chic, clean and high class tailored look.

London couturier Elena Garcia draws inspiration for her collection from a new theme each season, and sculpts her designs from hand-felted, hand-dyed organic and natural fabrics. Elena Garcia reinvents silhouettes with uniquely placed pleats, gathers and closures, creating true eco-luxury.

London designer Emesha Nagy is launching her new company at the Ethical Fashion Preview. Using only organic and natural fabrics and fair wage production in her native Hungary, Emesha’s collection mixes the classic with the avant garde; luxurious fabrics are cut, draped and pleated to give unique volume and shape.

L’Shandi designer Lara Akinsanya is from the Washington DC area, but her collection originates in her native West Africa. Lara uses fair trade African Lace and hand-woven cotton Oke fabric to support and develop the textile industry, and will shortly begin the manufacturing of her collection in fair trade collectives in Africa. The bright, colorful dresses in beautiful silhouettes easily transform from day into after 5.

Alberto Parada, also from the Washington DC area, creates fine jewelry with “everyday elegance,” a timeless yet modern style. Blending diamonds and brilliant semi-precious South American stones with various tones of 100% recycled and reclaimed 18K gold. Alberto is known for the high quality of his materials and extraordinary craftsmanship in his custom-made pieces.

Philadelphia designer Poonam Singhal is expanding her successful ready to wear with Ojasvy, a collection of designer cocktail and after 5 dresses and accessories. The vibrant colors of the silks are vegetable dyes, and the dresses are produced in fair trade cooperatives in India. The collection features hand-beading and hand-embroidery giving the elegant dresses added glamour.

Moonlight jewelry combines recycled sterling silver, semi-precious stones, vintage glass and lead-free crystals bringing romance to modern expressions. Renaissance patterned wire is sculpted into contemporary, flowing ribbon shapes, and simple wire is transformed into Victorian and Baroque motifs. Hand-made in the United States, each piece is individually crafted, giving a unique quality to each necklace or earring.

Members of the Bel Esprit showroom exhibit their collections around the clock to buyers and fashion professionals around the world. Bel Esprit provides a menu of marketing, sales and distribution services to help designers reach their target audience, enter international markets and build their business. The Bel Esprit showroom and services are open to designers regardless of where they exhibit their collections. Bel Esprit markets, sells and distributes collections on behalf of all members of the showroom, and promotes the members’ exhibits at any trade show or fashion event worldwide. Group events and marketing campaigns as well as group exhibits at international trade shows are organized to promote the collections.

Bel Esprit is working with international chambers of commerce, non-profit organizations and ethical and organic cooperatives to develop resources for designers interested in pursuing ethical business practices. Bel Esprit has initiated a network of contacts throughout the world to provide fair trade and ecological materials and labor to companies of any size and is developing relationships to encourage and facilitate ethical fashion in the apparel industry.

Nolcha Fashion Week: NYC will conclude with the popular seminar season, taking place at Bohemian Hall, the headquarters of the Czech Consulate, the current European Union presidency. This season, ethical fashion will be featured in a seminar presented by representatives of Bel Esprit, the fashion design company EDUN Live, and major retailers.

About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York
Award Winning Nolcha Fashion Week held simultaneously with New York Fashion Week consists of runway shows featuring emerging and independent designers, accessory exhibition, industry networking events and fashion business seminars held by reputable industry figures. www.nolchafashionweek.com

About Nolcha
Nolcha is an award winning multi-faceted media and events platform that operates an online fashion network, a print publication, and major annual events for the independent fashion industry and related retail businesses. Nolcha offers cost effective resources to aspiring and veteran fashion professionals, and enables advertisers to directly target these professionals and with their products and services. Initiatives include Nolcha online, Nolcha Fashion Week: NYC, London Fashion Week partner events, Independent Retail Week and Dress the Band competition. www.nolcha.com.

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www.icecool.co.uk Launches Diamond Love Letters

Icecool launches a new look in personalized diamond jewellery: Love Letters, a single gold letter charm pendant highlighted with a hand-selected, fine quality Icecool diamond. Superb value combined with directional design and stunning diamonds.

F r o m the jeweller that presented the hugely successful ‘Your Name In Diamonds’, Carrie’s Sex in the City signature necklace, www.icecool.co.uk now launches a new personalised diamond-glinting charm-pendant, and with it a new concept in demi-couture, the ‘ design your own’ DIAMOND LOVE LETTER.

The chosen Letter comes in 9 carat white or yellow gold, on a 16 inch chain, and in a choice of typeface styles: as a traditional, bold, blocked capital or in a romantic, lyrically looped script. F r o m here choose exactly where the diamond is positioned, and how many diamonds will be s e t .

A single letter with one diamond is temptingly priced at £195, and each extra diamond costs £25. Or for total indulgence, and as part of Icecool’s celebrated ‘You Dream We Create’ bespoke design service, each Love Letter could be fully paved with diamonds.

Mark Walker, www.icecool.co.uk’s Creative Director is on a mission to spread the joy of diamonds. Mark has designed Love Letters to be an enticing entree to diamond jewellery, a perfect first diamond jewel, a scintillating Sweet Sixteen present or extra special gift. www.icecool.co.uk shows that diamonds can be young, fun, frivolous and an easy, affordable, life-enhancing indulgence.

The Love Letter, the new iconic identity charm, is already grabbing the limelight as the look of the minute, with stars like Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani and Lily Allen, and supermodel Lily Cole leading the way with their own initial charm necklaces.

The diamond Love Letter can be worn as a single initial, or used as a modular starting point for personal creative interpretation. There are 100 different choices and permutations.

Wear one single letter as an initial, or the initial of a loved-one as a classic charm; thread it on a long chain, or mix it with favourite, well-worn tokens and talismans. Or wear several at once to compose a name, a meaningful word, or a secret message. And remember, www.icecool.co.uk’s Diamond Love Letters come direct, beautifully presented and specially packaged, straight f r o m the heart.

To view the new Icecool site with the complete 2009 Collection log on to www.icecool.co.uk

A free mail order book is also available via the website or by calling 0207 831 7648 Call the experts – To speak to a diamond expert call 020 7831 7648, 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. Love Letter Luxury, only a phone call away.

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To Celebrate Coutts London Jewellery Week June 8-14, Astley Clarke Is Offering The Chance To Win £1000 To Spend On Designer Jewellery From AstleyClarke.Com

To celebrate Coutts London Jewellery Week June 8-14, Astley Clarke is offering the chance to win £1000 to spend on designer jewellery from AstleyClarke.com. The luxurious fine jewellery boutique Astley Clarke, to whom provides the most gorgeous pieces of designer jewellery and fine jewellery from around the world including unique designer engagement rings and stunning diamond eternity rings, carefully chosen with one eye on the hottest looks of the moment and the other on timeless style. Astley Clarke has been classed as the destination boutique for buying the most lavish of jewellery gifts.

This past week saw one of the most prestigious events in the jewellery industry, London Jewellery Week. London Jewellery Week is an event that sees the industry’s most talent designer and some wonderful show cases, and this year was no exception. Throughout the week, 100 events were set to take place from north to south, east and west of London. All Leading British jewellers and retailers gathered to view and show case the latest industry designs.

Astley Clarke provided a show case at the discreet terraced side street off the Edgeware Road, displaying a new collection by fashion designers Osman Yousefzada, Carolina Bucci, Pippa Small, Vinnie Day, Kiki McDonough, Asha by ADM, Missoma and Monica Vinader. In particular, designer of the moment Osman Yousefzada known for contemporary colors and futuristic cuts on the catwalk presented four limited-edition pieces.

Online jewellery boutique Astley Clarke has truly embraced London Jewellery Fashion Week this year by offering the exciting opportunity to win £1000 worth of Designer Jewellery. Astley Clarke is currently show casing the most popular design by designers of the moment. Astley Clarke always makes sure to provide a truly unique combination of jewellery. The fine jewellery and designers alike have been carefully selected by the expert team, handpicking over forty designers. Designers that include the ever popular Osman Yousefzada, Carolina Bucci, Pippa Small, Vinnie Day, Kiki McDonough, Asha by ADM, Missoma and Monica Vinader and many more.

This one off competition is a way for Astley Clarke to show their appreciation and what’s more, to give a little back to their customers, old and new. The entry deadline for this exciting competition of winning £1000 to spend on select designer jewellery closes on the 21st June. Entrants must be 18 and over and resident in the UK. The winner will be notified by email or telephone shortly after and no later than 6th July 2009, the winner will be drawn electronically after the closing date. Furthermore the prize must be claimed within 28 days.

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Visitors To The Newly Launched BigCatFashion.Com Can Design And Buy Earrings Online

A brand new experience is now available for internet shoppers. Visitors to the newly launched www.bigcatfashion.com will discover hundreds of different beads, crystals and stones available for designing earrings – online. Customers create earrings by clicking on photographs of design components to add them to their earrings. If they choose, they can purchase their creations. All earrings are priced at fifteen dollars or less.

Big Cat Fashion originated in response to the popularity of beading and jewelry making as hobbies. Says founder Lisa Coniglio, “I thought there might be many people who would enjoy creating their own jewelry, but who didn’t necessarily want to invest in the tools and supplies. The internet offers a great opportunity for people to design virtually, and then buy their creations.”

So far, Coniglio says, business hasn’t been great. “I’ve been selling some- mostly to friends and family.” But, she continues, “I know there are people out there like me who would just love this!”

Visitors to www.bigcatfashion.com use beads, stones, and crystals like those shown below to design unique earrings. An example of earrings designed on the website is shown at the far right.

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Ernest Jones, The Diamond And Watch Specialist, Has Announced The Launch Of Chamilia Jewellery, One Of America’s Most Popular Personalised Jewellery Brands

Chamilia promotes the tag line “Your Life. Your Style”, encouraging its customers to be creative, adventurous and to express themselves, their mood and lifestyle through their jewellery. By introducing Chamilia alongside the existing Pandora collection, Ernest Jones is leading the trend this summer for personalised jewellery with beads and charms.

Chamilia was founded in New York by Killian Rieder and Jeff Julkowski in 2002. Killian Rieder had previously designed for Ralph Lauren Polo and wanted to allow women to customise their jewellery to a mood, moment or memory, in the same way a chameleon changes to fit into its own environment. Using the concept of traditional charm jewellery as a starting point, Killian created a contemporary twist on charm jewellery and Chamilia was born. In its short history, Chamilia jewellery has become one of the fastest growing personalised jewellery collections in the US.

The Chamilia collection is available at ernestjones.co.uk and in selected stores and includes high quality Chamilia beads made of 14ct gold and sterling silver. The collection features a wide range of fun and fashionable designs including crown wearing frogs, Mother’s Day beads, Disney beads, and many more including Murano glass.

With more than 500 bead designs and a variety of chains, clasps and spacers, Chamilia offers customers bracelets and necklaces that can be endlessly mixed, matched and personalised to commemorate an event, occasion, relationship or friendship. The breadth and depth of designs and creative possibilities gives the customer an ever-changing feast of design options so they can customise their jewellery in whatever style they desire.

Chamilia jewellery features:

– High quality beads: 14ct gold, sterling silver and Italian Murano glass
– Exclusive Disney Designs
– New designs: new beads are released through the year
– More than 500 bead designs: Chamilia gives customers the freedom to express themselves

About Ernest Jones: The Diamond and Watch Specialist
Ernest Jones, The Diamond and Watch Specialist, has more than 200 stores and a retail website at www.ernestjones.co.uk. Featuring a wide range of leading brand watches and high quality jewellery including bracelets, necklaces and a huge choice of rings, Ernest Jones also has a stunning selection of gifts for all occasions. Ernest Jones is part of Signet Jewelers Limited, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

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Leading Men’s Jewelry Retailer Offers Great Deals On Striking Black Diamond Jewelry And Accessories For Father’s Day

Titanium-Jewelry.com, a leading online retailer of men’s wedding bands, tungsten rings, titanium rings and unique contemporary jewelry, announces the arrival of black diamond jewelry and accessories. Featuring titanium, tungsten and black diamonds, these rings, cufflinks, bracelets and necklaces make the perfect gift for Father’s Day.

“For most men, Father’s Day means getting another tie, cologne or barbeque set, and while that’s nice, it also can be predictable,” said Ron Yates, founder, Titanium-Jewelry.com. “Why not surprise him this year with a strikingly handsome ring made f r o m modern metals that showcases the mysterious allure of the black diamond?”

An alternative to traditional diamonds, the black diamond has recently been favored among celebrities such as Carmen Electra, whose engagement ring’s stone is a black diamond set against white diamonds. Also known as carbonado, the black diamond is the oldest, toughest and rarest diamond found only in Brazil and Africa. The black diamond is so tough that it was used to drill the rocks for the Panama Canal. Black diamonds used in jewelry are treated with high heat to get their intense color.

Titanium-Jewelry’s selection of black diamond jewelry comes f r o m some of its most popular designers. The Forge by Benchmark sets the jet colored stone against the cool satin finish of tungsten while the EM Sport Ring by Edward Mirell, featured in popular men’s magazines, draws attention with parallel black cables and matching black diamonds. Cufflinks f r o m Triton feature twin rows of genuine black diamonds set against stainless steel and for a masculine look, the Ultra Wide Titanium Ring by Titanium-Jewelry showcases three brilliant round black diamonds tension set within a 10-mm wide titanium band.

Titaniun-Jewelry.com brings cutting edge designs to market offering affordability and stylish value to couples in search for unique rings and contemporary jewelry. Enticing grooms and couples worldwide, the online retailer provides a multitude of styles and metals representing the best selection of palladium rings, titanium rings, tungsten rings, and men’s wedding bands for the up and coming male and female demographic. For more information, please visit http://www.titanium-jewelry.com.

About Titanium-Jewelry.com
Titanium-Jewelry.com provides a wide selection of titanium rings, tungsten rings, men’s watches and black titanium jewelry uniquely styled for men and women. Experts in modern mens jewelry, wedding bands and modern metals jewelry, Titanium-Jewelry.com leads the industry in contemporary jewelry fashions. For more information, please visit www.Titanium-Jewelry.com.

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Leading Online Jeweler Offers Savings Of Up To $100 Off Select Watches

Titanium-Jewelry.com, a leading online retailer of men’s wedding bands, tungsten rings, titanium rings and unique contemporary jewelry, presents the perfect gift for this season’s graduates: Choose from a variety of handsome Formotion watches or men’s and ladies Swiss Tungsten watches.

“Graduation is a very special time and choosing a graduation gift that truly makes a statement needn’t be difficult,” said Ron Yates, founder, Titanium-Jewelry.com. “Celebrating the achievements of graduates with a watch helps them make a great first impression as they begin or advance their careers. Our selection of modern watch styles updates this traditional graduation gift.”

Swiss Tungsten watches come in a variety of elegant and stylish men’s and ladies watch styles that are suitable for any personality. The bold look of the Red Chronograph dial is a standout gift for him while the Black Chronograph Tungsten Carbide watch is a trusted favorite. The Ladies Sport Tungsten Carbide watch makes a great gift for the active woman. The matching men’s and ladies Scallopini by Swiss Tungsten features a sleek and modern design with black face and sapphire crystal.

Titaniun-Jewelry.com brings cutting edge designs to market offering affordability and stylish value to couples in search for unique rings and contemporary jewelry. Enticing grooms and couples worldwide, the online retailer provides a multitude of styles and metals representing the best selection of palladium rings, titanium rings, tungsten rings, and men’s wedding bands for the up and coming male and female demographic. For more information, please visit http://www.titanium-jewelry.com.

For a limited time, Titanium-Jewelry.com is offering savings on Swiss Tungsten watches. To receive promotion, please visit http://www.titanium-jewelry.com/watches.html and click on the product.

About Titanium-Jewelry.com
Titanium-Jewelry.com provides a wide selection of titanium ringstungsten ringsmens watches and black titanium jewelry uniquely styled for men and women. Experts in modern mens wedding rings andmodern metals jewelry, Titanium-Jewelry.com leads the industry in contemporary jewelry fashions. For more information, please visit www.Titanium-Jewelry.com.

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Gorgeous Gold Jewellery Collection At Ernest Jones

Ernest Jones, the diamond and watch specialist, has announced the UK launch of a new and exclusive collection of designer necklaces, earrings and bracelets, called Gorgeous Gold. Created around the design philosophy of ‘When you look good, you feel good and when you feel good, you look good’, Gorgeous Gold features a collection of glamorous and affordable jewellery that is both classic and fashionable.

Ernest JonesSpeaking on behalf of Ernest Jones, Head Buyer Jennifer Dean commented: “The Gorgeous Gold collection is an innovative yet timeless range of jewellery that celebrates the allure and beauty of gold. Featuring a combination of yellow and white gold with smooth shapes and delicate chain detail and enhanced by stunning gems, the collection creates in you a desire to feel, touch and put them on and so we just had to have it for Ernest Jones.”

The Gorgeous Gold collection combines the natural shapes of pine needles and pebbles in two-colour gold with black onyx for a truly luxurious finish. This is a classic collection that evokes a glamorous indulgence of days gone by, whilst embracing modern trends and design.

Consisting of a mixture of drop earrings, drop pendants, multi-strand bracelets and necklaces there is great scope for customers to mix and match their Gorgeous Gold jewellery across a variety of looks. This means that this is not only a glamorous collection, but also a versatile one that can be worn for any occasion, with any look. Gorgeous Gold jewellery also covers a wide price range, with something for every budget, ensuring that customers don’t need to break the bank to afford this collection – despite the luxurious designs and materials.

Gorgeous Gold is exclusive to Ernest Jones and demonstrates a customer focused approach that stays one step ahead of fashion. Gorgeous Gold offers Ernest Jones customers desirable, affordable and luxurious jewellery, perfect for those looking for fashionable bargains in the current economic climate.

About Ernest Jones – The Diamond and Watch Specialist:
Ernest Jones, the Diamond and Watch Specialist, has over 200 stores and a retail website. Featuring a wide range of leading brand watches, diamonds and high quality jewellery, Ernest Jones also has a stunning selection of gifts for all occasions. Ernest Jones is part of Signet Jewellers Limited, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

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Educational Video on Palladium – Leading Online Jeweler’s Video Series Educates Consumers On Affordable Alternative To Platinum

Titanium-Jewelry.com, a leading online retailer of men’s wedding bands, tungsten rings, titanium rings and unique contemporary jewelry, launched a new, educational video clip on palladium as an alternative to platinum. Priced comparable to white gold with the strength and characteristics of platinum, palladium makes a wise choice for savvy shoppers looking for wedding bands.

“Titanium-Jewelry.com is privileged to be a trusted resource for style conscious customers, and our video series is a great way to research products before making that very important purchase,” said Ron Yates, founder, Titanium-Jewelry.com. “Our selection encompasses modern advances in metallurgy combined with the most stunning and elegant designs available in contemporary jewelry today. We will continue to provide customers with value-added services such as our educational video series.”


The TJ TV video clip featuring palladium shows a comparison of palladium, white gold and platinum. White gold is often purchased a substitute for those seeking the luster of platinum, without the price tag; however, it is an alloy of yellow gold and other metals coated to achieve its white coloring. As a superior alternative, palladium boasts the same high quality characteristics as platinum, for nearly a third of the price. To learn more, watch the TJ TV clip at http://www.titanium-jewelry.com/palladium-wedding-bands-video-comparison.html.

Titaniun-Jewelry.com brings cutting edge designs to market offering affordability and stylish value to couples in search for unique rings and contemporary jewelry. Enticing grooms and couples worldwide, the online retailer provides a multitude of styles and metals representing the best selection of palladium rings, titanium rings, tungsten rings, and men’s wedding bands for the up and coming male and female demographic. For more information, please visit http://www.titanium-jewelry.com.

About Titanium-Jewelry.com
Titanium-Jewelry.com provides a wide selection of titanium ringstungsten rings and black titanium jewelry uniquely styled for men and women. Experts in modern mens wedding rings and modern metals jewelry, Titanium-Jewelry.com leads the industry in contemporary jewelry fashions. For more information, please visit www.Titanium-Jewelry.com.

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