Notable jewels from the Academy Awards 2013 Reply

It is always a highlight of the jewelry year to see what jewelry the stars are wearing on the Red Carpet! For me it is a sign of what is “In Fashion”. This year I guess I need to rid our cases of all of those beautiful colored gemstones, because diamonds were king on the 2013 Academy Awards last night!!!

Charlize Theron gets the Krombholz Jewelers "Stack Award" for her bracelet combo. Nothing like adding a few hundred carats of diamonds on your wrist.

Charlize Theron gets the Krombholz Jewelers “Stack Award” for her bracelet combo. Nothing like adding a few hundred carats of diamonds on your wrist.

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One exception to the all diamond trend. I wanted to see a closer look was Nicole Kidman’s Earrings! I did not find out anything specific, but they were borrowed from Fred Leighton and appear to be Victorian morning jewelry.

Anne Hathaway's necklace intrigued me. At first I thought it was a long necklace bunched in the back. After see this picture, I can tell it was designed to cross over. My guess, the cross over was originally designed for the front.

Anne Hathaway’s necklace intrigued me. At first I thought it was a long necklace bunched in the back. After seeing this picture, I can tell it was designed to cross over. My guess, the cross over was originally designed for the front.

The Krombholz Jewelers "WOW award" goes to Jennifer Garner. Her darkened platinum Neil Lane Jewels are reported to be valued at 2.5 million. I am glad she had so many years of self defense training in the TV show Alias!!

The Krombholz Jewelers “WOW award” goes to Jennifer Garner. Her darkened platinum Neil Lane Jewels are reported to be valued at 2.5 million. I am glad she had so many years of self defense training in the TV show Alias!!

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Florence + the Machine – Jewelry Design Reply

Florence + the Machine is a Grammy nominate English indie rock band that will be heard often on the sound system of Krombholz Jewelers.

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The group is fronted by the incredible vocalist, Florence Welch and includes the long time musician collaborator, Isabella “Machine” Summers.

Florence has been busy on the side designing jewelry. I think this a a great example of the creative spirit that flows from some individuals.

Her jewels won’t be found on our website: KrombholzJewelers.com. You can find her designs on her website: Flotique.com

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Amanda Seyfried looks great at the 2013 SAG Awards Reply

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Amanda Seyfried purchased a Just Like You Design ring a few years ago while she was filming in Charleston, S.C. Since then it has been hard not to notice the great style of this starlet!

This picture shows exhibiting her beauty and style with a simple, but beautiful Zac Posen dress and an Art Deco inspired lavender jade and diamond Lorraine Schwartz pendant.

Lorraine has been catching my design consistently for a while now. Her style of fine jewelry is fashionable and tasteful! She chooses to sell her designs only at Bergdorf’s and does not maintain a personal website.

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I really enjoy seeing the length of the chain coordinating with the scale of the pendant and the style and simplicity of the dress. Very well done!

Jewels of the Titanic Reply

On April 15th, 1912 the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. Her passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world hoping to enjoy the maiden voyage of this historically significant luxury liner. 2224 people were on board when she left the shores of Southampton, England in route for New York City. 1514 people never made it home.

The wreck of the Titanic rested on the floor of the ocean for 73 years. In 1985, thousands of artifacts were salvaged and became the subject of many museum displays, books, films and exhibits. As you might imagine, the wealthy passengers brought significant jewelry on board with them. The style of this jewelry would have been a mix of Victorian jewelry (normally defined as the period from 1837 to 1901) and Edwardian jewelry (circa 1901 to 1915).

The Victorian jewelry would commonly be made in yellow gold and fairly ornate in style. The Edwardian jewelry is most commonly focuses on diamonds due to the growth of diamond mining operations in Kimberly, South Africa and the establishment of the De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd in 1888.  Also, in the late 1800’s the technology involved in working with platinum advanced, allowing for platinum to grow in use and popularity. The Edwardian jewelry is strikingly different in style from its predecessor, the Victorian period.

I am positive the passengers on the Titanic’s maiden and only voyage showed off the highest fashions of 1912, including its focus on the feminine S-shape silhouette, ethereal lightness, and layers of delicate fabrics, lace and feathers. Pale pastels and monochromatic white-on-white were the dominant color schemes. The demand for jewelry styles as light and delicate as the clothing grew in popularity.

Common motifs in the Edwardian jewelry include garlands, bows, ribbons and tassels. The combination of pearls and diamonds also follows the white on white color scheme. The negligee pendant gained popularity. This style consisting of two drops of unequal length suspended from a central element. Indian styled jewelry became fashionable based on the travels of King Edward VII to India. Filigree styled jewelry began in this period and many of the modern day engagement rings vintage styles originate from this period.

An interview with bloggers: Style Edit Reply

The following is an interview we did with the bloggers, Style Edit in late January 2012.

Their blog address is http://www.cincystyleedit.com/

  • What current fine jewelry fashions do you like? Style Edit: Jewelry has become more delicate, but still with a vintage style. Think jewelry made from lace. The red carpet jewels are featuring one statement piece rather than big jewels everywhere. Daytime jewels are still bolder and layered, but dressy jewelry is smaller and finer.
  • Are you seeing this fashion on the street of Cincinnati? Style Edit: White metal is still dominant even though yellow, rose and mixed metals are popular in other bigger markets.
  • What clothing styles and accessories go with this fashion? Style Edit: Lace is a component of a lot of the fashions. We are also seeing a lot of hair accessories like hairbands and jewelry pinned into woman’s hair.
  • What is currently your favorite color(s)? Style Edit: Metal colors we love gold and the combination of black and gold. We love bright colors including tangerine and coral.
  • What are your favorite sources for fashions (i.e magazines/ blogs/ websites)? Style Edit: we love http://www.theglamourai.com/. As far as a magazine, we like InStyle and Elle
  • Do you have a favorite jewelry designer? Style Edit: House of Harlow 1960 http://hoh1960.com/ is our favorite. This brand is created by Nicole Richie. We particularly like the geometric styles. We also like Tiffany’s and Simon G in fine jewelry.
  • Who is your current favorite fashion icon and what influence are they having on you? Style Edit: We don’t have one specific person, besides perhaps Audrey Hepburn, but the ones that have caught our attention recently are Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, The Olsen Twins,  Rachel Bilson and Rachel Zoe.

Black diamond make a major debut! Reply

The following article was featured in June 2 edition of The National Jeweler.

This will quick start an interest in black diamonds in the marketplace!


New York–Spoiler alert! Sex and the City fans will remember that at the end of the 2008 film, Carrie Bradshaw got engaged with a diamond-encrusted shoe rather than a diamond-encrusted ring. While it seemed a fitting engagement for the die-hard fashionista, fans who might have been gunning to see Carrie get a ring will finally get their wish.

Back for another round in Sex and the City 2, which opened at the No. 2 spot at the box office this weekend, Carrie and her trio of best friends, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, sport jewelry throughout, but the piece that’s getting fans talking is a 5-carat diamond ring from designer Itay Malkin.

The hefty carat weight makes for a talking point of its own, but the real buzz factor is the diamond’s hue. For fearless fashionista Carrie–who was ready to get married in the first film wearing a bright blue feather on her head–a crystal clear diamond ring just wouldn’t do.

In the final scene, Carrie’s longtime love, Big, presents her with a black diamond ring, explaining “because you are not like anyone else.”

According to a media release from Malkin, during prep for the film, the search was on for black diamond rings. Writer/director Michael Patrick King and actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Carrie, sifted through designs from more than 20 jewelry designers before selecting one of two rings anonymously submitted by Malkin.

To finalize the design, Malkin worked in collaboration with Parker and costume designer Patricia Field, debuting on the big screen a 5-carat black diamond ring set in 18-karat white gold and surrounded by 80 round natural colorless pave diamonds.

Fans inspired to own a black diamond ring of their own–especially one like Carrie’s–will be happy to find out that the ring won’t just live on film. Itay Malkin will produce a replica ring in a limited-edition series, each stamped with the limited-edition serial number and certificate.