Cool idea for old pocket watch dials! Reply

Recycling at it finest! Often, the pocket watches from the late 1800’s aren’t repairable and yet their dials are incredibly beautiful. Here is an idea from a Turkish jeweler, Gasia. I think this is very clever!



According to Vivian Dessy Diamond, creative director at The Dessy Group, bridesmaids’ dresses are taking a bolder step forward for 2010 with colors such as Claret, Aubergine and Amethyst becoming even more prominent. Dressing bridesmaids in a monochromatic spectrum going from light to dark, another hot new trend for 2010, is being used to add style, personality and drama. Of course, we are still seeing brides choosing one color and having their bridesmaids pick the dress best suited to their style and figure, but now we’re seeing different fabric choices and hem lengths appearing in a single wedding party. Bold color accents on sashes, belts, jewelry and accessories are an exciting way to personalize your look. Brighter jewel tones in new fabrics like Dupioni and Peau de Soie offer great new options, and classic softer palettes in soft grays, pinks and yellows are always popular.
Want to see the most popular wedding color combinations? Visit and view the hundreds of styleboards already created by brides-to-be, get inspired, and create your own!

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.

Cincinnati Reds Hall of fame jackets Reply

Did you know that the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame jackets are made here in Cincinnati?

Hamilton Tailoring (they make the green jackets for the “Master’s golf tournament as well) in Walnut Hills produce the red jacket and jewelry designer, Lee Krombholz creates the buttons. It was important to the Reds owners to keep as much business as they could in town. What a great example of shopping local!

Katy Perry engaged with yellow gold ring Reply

If you have had this conversation with me, you would know that I am fascinated with the shifting trends of metal color. About two years ago, we started see yellow gold coming back in a category I call “fashion jewelry.” Engagement ring continue to be 100% white metal. When pop icons start to make other choices, I see that this white metal engagement trend is beginning to shift.
Pop music icon, Katy Perry is showing off her new ring:
“Katy Perry braved the winter chill this weekend and showed off her engagement ring when returning to fiance Russell Brand’s London flat in Hampstead after celebrating their engagement in Thailand.

She took to Twitter early Saturday and proclaimed to her fiance, “I love you @rustyrockets (awwwww…barf).” (Our thoughts exactly.)

Perry, 25 and Brand, 34, got engaged — after dating for four months — on New Year’s Eve while on vacation in Jaipur, India.

The trip, “was his Christmas gift. She told him how much she loved Indian culture while they were eating curry in England, so he surprised her,” a source told Us Weekly.

The eccentric comedian popped the question to the “I Kissed a Girl” singer in a spiritual ceremony with what the Diamond Information Center estimates is a 3-carat round-shaped center stone set on a vintage-esque yellow gold band from Cartier, with an estimated price tag of $120,000.

(We kinda thought fruit-loving Perry would opt for pear shaped.)

Cartier was reached, but declined to comment on its client’s purchases.”

Krombholz Jewelers 2010 Reply

Krombholz Jewelers is 70 year old jewelry studio located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Three generations of Krombholz have specialized in designing jewelry for its customers, one at a time. The staff at Krombholz pays careful attention to its customer’s desires and acts as their professional advisor in the jewelry domain. Much of what Krombholz offers is custom created using state of the art technique’s included CAD/ CAM, as well as, old world craftsmanship. Very few jewelry studios in the United States have achieved the level of expertise or recognition as Krombholz has!