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Glamourous Looks at the Grammys

This past Sunday our favorite singers and songwriters were celebrated at the 2020 Grammy Awards. The night was filled with amazing performances from artists such as Demi Lovato, Lizzo, and Ariana Grande. But before the actual show itself, there was the incredible red carpet fashion to enjoy and we simply loved it!

There were several particularly stunning looks – and of course some even more stunning jewelry. The style reporters were all abuzz over Ariana Grande’s TWO red carpet looks. We loved that with each glam gown she kept the accessories simple and classic, complete with coordinating satin opera gloves. Very classy indeed.

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Image credit: Getty

In case you need to make a quick outfit change at an upcoming event, but want to take keep the accessories simple, take a cue from Ariana and go with these two options:

These diamond studs by Gregg Ruth are so perfect you’ll want to wear them every day. Made with 18karat white gold, the pair features 1.57cts of diamonds.

A second option also by Gregg Ruth, one of our favorite designers, are these diamond drop earrings. A part of the Asher Cut collection, this absolutely elegant earrings features 1.32cts of various shaped diamonds.

Lizzo was looking and feeling good at this year’s Grammys. She had a lot to celebrate with her eight incredible nominations. We loved how she embraced her softer side with her red carpet look, and the layered necklace was the perfect accessory choice.

To add a layered look to a perfect low cut top, this grey cable and diamond necklace by Alor is the perfect combination of edgy and glamorous to work with a variety of outfits and occasions. Part of the Classique Collection, the Lady’s Alor Classique Grey Cable & Yellow Station Necklace consists of yellow gold stations that hold diamonds – two on the top cable, three on the bottom cable.

Adrienne Warren wore a beautiful caramel colored gown with perfectly coordinating earrings.

If you like the long drop earring look, these two pairs of earrings both by Honora gives you additional options depending on your color palate that day. Sleek and stylish these earrings are made with 18 karat white or yellow gold, complete with a freshwater pearl.

Camilla Cabello wowed in a black gown with cutouts and tiny crystals embroidered on the bodice. The minidress had a black lace skirt attached to its back that added a bit of drama. However, what we found to be the most dramatic part of her look was the incredible necklace she as wearing. At over 60carats of diamonds, you could have seen it sparkle from space!

This amazing necklace exclusively by George Press will also make the astronauts jealous. You’ll light up the room with this 18 karat Riviera necklace. Featuring 23.33cts of diamonds this fantastic piece gives Camilla’s accessory a run for its money.

As always the Grammys were an incredible evening celebrating different types of music from a wide variety of artists. We loved the songs, we loved the looks, and we of course loved all the bling.


Falling Into Fall

As the temperatures continue to drop and we creep towards November, our area is transformed into an explosion of color as the leaves turn gorgeous shades of red, orange and yellow. But why should the leaves have all of the fun? If you are feeling inspired by these amazing hues, these fall foliage inspired pieces are a perfect nod to this colorful season.

You can feel the colors of fall in your fingertips with these stackable rings by Marco Bicego. Made with 18karat yellow gold, each ring features a rose cushion stone hand engraved by Italian artists. The design gives you the ability to wear several rings on one finger for a look that is constantly changing.

Marco Bicego’s newest collection, Africa Boules, is bold yet remarkably light and fluid with inspiration taken from tribal jewelry. Each piece is made in 18karat yellow gold in a variety of autumn appropriate colors such as coral and carnelian.

Alor also has a wide variety of bangles that perfectly capture the tones of fall.

Each are expertly crafted using stainless steel for a sleek and polished look. The carnation, yellow, burgundy colors create a beautiful finished product that can be worn as a single piece, or stacked together.

This fall as you sit and enjoy a cup of warm apple cider while watching the leaves change, any of these pieces from our favorite designers, Alor and Marco Bicego will help you embrace the season – and look great doing it!  


Grown Up Friendship Bracelets

August 1st marks National Girlfriends Day, a day to thank the female friends that are there for us through thick and thin. Whether it’s a girl squad of one or a sisterhood of many, these ladies make life brighter, fuller, and complete. On this special day, let your nearest and dearest gal pals know just how much they mean to you, with a grown-up take on the classic friendship bracelet.

Alor is one of most beloved designers and is best known for its designs using colorful cable paired with 18karat gold and diamonds. Each of their collections are timeless and intended to be a work of art that can be worn daily.

Any of the options for the Alor Classique collection would be ideal. The cable cuff bracelets are available in a variety of colors and will give each one of your best girlfriends a signature color, but in an identical style for a cohesive look.

Are you and your besties fans of bling? If so, this glammed up bangle also comes in three different colors and features round, brilliant diamonds.

If you and your sister are thick as thieves you can give her this Alor bracelet for National Girlfriend’s Day. A more delicate version of the other Alor looks, these bracelets are available in three colors and feature two diamond stations – one for you and one for your beloved sister.

If you yearn for the more colorful look of the woven bracelets you and your friends traded during long, summer days at camp, these beautiful mixed stone bracelets will make you feel young all over again. Both are made with 18karat yellow gold and feature a variety of colored stones each in a delicate teardrop shape.

The hardest part will be deciding which style to give to which of your friends!

However you decide to celebrate National Girlfriends Day this year, we hope you surround yourself with the best of friends who love you from the inside out…and appreciate your great taste in jewelry.


Graduation Gift Guide

It is graduation season! Cue the pomp and circumstance and get those caps and gowns ready. Whether it is high school or college, graduations are milestones in any person’s life. It often marks the beginning of a new chapter full of both excitement and anticipation, and is a time of celebration. When searching for the perfect gift look for one that will send them into their next journey with an extra sense of pride…such as a wonderful piece of jewelry that can be treasured for a lifetime.

For our favorite high school graduates, they are about to embark on adulthood. As they head off to college, a gift that he or she can hold close to their hearts would be ideal.

A classic necklace would be a great way to start off a new graduate’s jewelry wardrobe. By keeping the look simple and timeless, she will be able to wear her new favorite piece for years to come. Either of these two pendant necklaces would be a great choice. Both are expertly crafted to be the perfect finishing touch to any outfit, from jeans to a cocktail dress.

If you are shopping for a son, grandson or nephew, a bold new watch could be a great start to his jewelry collection. Any of the Swiss Army watches we carry would be a great choice, especially ones from the original collection. It was Victorinox Swiss Army’s first timepiece design, established in 1989, and it is just as precise and stylish now as it was then.

Our favorite college graduates are at an incredible time in their life. It is the turning point when a young person truly becomes independent, joining the workforce and starting their careers. To start them off right, a great gift will help them feel confident during all those interviews.

For a young woman, consider beautiful pearl jewelry. It is the perfect accessory for both professional and fancy attire. This gorgeous pair of earrings by Alor is sophisticated and a little unexpected.

Another choice could be this more understated pair of earrings by Marco Bicego. A part of the Delicati collection, this style represents a “delicate” tribute to the joy of traveling and was inspired by Marco’s favorite collections.  

If she isn’t one for earrings, this cable necklace featuring 18 karat rose gold would look beautiful with a freshly pressed suit.

An elegant and professional watch is also a great gift option for any college graduate. Philip Stein watches are in a category all of their own. The design incorporates well-being benefits with an iconic, luxurious look. Each piece is made with the brand’s special Natural Frequency Technology to help the wearer feel and look his or her best from the inside out.

Graduate school is an accomplishment a bit unlike the others. These degrees tend to be a challenging commitment, and is an accomplishment a person should be enormously proud of. Reward your loved one’s hard work with something befitting of a professional.

A diamond bracelet is a beautiful way to celebrate all of her hard work and dedication, and is a piece she will treasure forever. After all, an incredible accomplishment deserves an incredible gift.

This diamond and sapphire bracelet features 9cts of oval blue sapphires, 2.10cts of baguette diamonds, and 0.53cts of round brilliant diamonds.

A George Press original, this diamond eternity bracelet is made with 4.40cts of exquisite round diamonds.

For him a unique set of cufflinks will definitely come in handy as he embarks on the next phase of his career. These 18 karat green gold Roman coin cufflinks are each set with a Roman Empire bronze coin circa 100-400 A.D.

A classic – but less historical – option are these handsome 18karat white and yellow gold Florentine cufflinks set with 0.13cts of round diamonds.

Graduation is an important time for all families. It ends one chapter, and simultaneously begins another. Congratulations to all of the graduates out there. We wish each of you the best of luck in your next adventure!


Fierce Fashion at the ACMs

Earlier this month the Las Vegas strip was sparkling with country music’s biggest stars at the Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Some people may think of jeans and cowboy boots when it comes to country music, but these singers and songwriters definitely know how to work a red carpet, and the fashion was fierce. While some stars sported dresses or pantsuits in pale, spring pastels, others rocked all-black ensembles with lace accents. As always we were most focused on the accessories.

Miranda Lambert was rocking some great geometric earrings that coordinated perfectly with her bright green dress and colorful clutch. The newlywed’s NYPD husband didn’t look too bad either!

These great lady’s two tone diamond earrings will fill you with newlywed glee. Made with 18karat gold the pair features 0.66cts of round brilliant G/H Si1 diamonds, bright green dress optional.

One of our favorite stars, Nicole Kidman was on hand to support her husband Keith Urban. Always polished and put together, Kidman accessorized her black and metallic dress with a sweet heart shaped necklace.

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You can show yourself, or someone special in your life some love with this custom diamond heart pendant. Perfect for the everyday, you won’t need a red carpet to wear it. This exquisite piece is made with 18karat green gold and 1.68cts of shimmering round brilliant diamonds.

Jesse James Decker always knows how to make her looks extra sexy. Her flirty mini dress looked perfect with her subtle jewelry choices, including those great earrings we couldn’t help but notice.

Do you have a top that is perfect for a perfectly undone ponytail and earrings? If so these gold and pearl earrings by Honora could be just the right amount of unexpected. Expertly crafted with 14karat yellow gold, the pair features 8mm freshwater cultured pearls. With them on, you will feel like the belle of the ball.

We couldn’t get enough of Lady Antebellum’s coordinated outfits. The colors in each of the singers’ ensembles played off each other perfectly.  We also couldn’t help but notice Hillary Scott’s great multi-toned bangle.

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One of our favorite designers Alor is also an expert at choosing colors that work well together. These great bangles can easily go from day to night and be the perfect finishing accessory for jeans and a t-shirt, or a little black dress. Each bangle is made with stainless steel and 18karat yellow or white gold.

This year’s Academy of Country Music Awards were definitely something to celebrate. But it wasn’t just the toe-tapping performances that got us excited, these singers and songwriters each got showcase their unique and beautiful sense of style. And we loved every moment of it.


Celebrating Your Siblings

April 10th is National Siblings Day. Did you know that in the U.S. approximately 80% of people have siblings? That means that most of you have a reason to celebrate your favorite brother and/or sister next week.

George grew up surrounded by three brothers – and has three girls of his own with wife Cheryl, so he knows first-hand how wonderful it is growing up in a noisy household surrounded by love and playmates.

While some may suggest simply giving your beloved siblings some extra hugs or spending some quality time with them on National Siblings Day, we suggest commemorating this special day with a meaningful gift that they can enjoy all year long.

Some great casual pieces that work well day-to-day could be an ideal choice for you and you beloved siblings. These classic bangles Alor are slightly unexpected with just the right amount of understated. It can dress up an outfit or make every day wear a memorable outfit.

Made with 18karat white gold the design has a trio of cable strands made together to hold a small diamond station. It will look beautiful on the wrist of the siblings you love most. And it comes in a variety of color options such as yellow gold, rose gold or silver to ensure each of your looks are unique to your personalities, but with a matching style.

These blueberry cable bracelets also by Alor are simply delicious. The designer just released a slew of new looks and we could not be more in love with these. And what we love about them the most, is how easily the design can translate into a nod to sibling love.

Each bracelet is made with a stainless steel clasp and 18karat rose gold with the perfect sprinkling of diamonds. Did you grow up in a family with two siblings? Then the bracelet showcasing two diamond clusters is perfect! Three? There is a bracelet showcasing three diamond clusters too. It is almost too perfect to pass up! 

And if you happen to be in the market for a more masculine look for a brother, either of these men’s bracelets would be the ideal complement (and isn’t that what brothers are for after all?). Both are expertly made with blue cable and stainless steel.

These gorgeous rings from Marco Bicego could also be a great choice. A part of the designer’s Jaipur collection, they have a special “ready to wear” luxury style that brings to life all the nuance of irregularly shaped natural gems framed by a golden profile. The variety of stone colors can allow you and your siblings to choose styles based on each other’s birth stones, or even each other’s favorite color.


Oscar Worthy Accessories

While the rest of us lounged in our finest sweatpants and slippers, our favorite celebrities were dressed to the nines in their snazziest wardrobe looks of the entire season for this year’s Oscars late last month. Over the top glamour is a must on this night. As are incredible accessories to finish off the red carpet looks. The dresses may always seem to rule the red carpet, but quite a few of the stars dazzled in some serious jewels that deserve a second, and third, and fourth glance.

One of the biggest jewelry trends of the night was big, beautiful statement necklaces. Of course everyone could not stop talking about Lady Gaga wearing the iconic Tiffany Yellow Diamond.

You will feel like your very own star is born with this gorgeous Gregg Ruth 19karat white and yellow gold pendant. The pendant features 0.53cts of white and yellow diamonds F/G in color and VS2 in clarity. Simply spectacular.

Charlize Theron strolled the red carpet with an incredible serpent-style diamond necklace wrapped around her neck.

But do not worry, there will be no need for you to embrace a reptile-inspired necklace at your next glamorous affair. Instead try this amazing Tahitian pearl necklace on for size. You cannot go wrong pairing this beauty with either a high-necked or low-cut top. Either way, the “Y” shape will land in just the right places to give you a look that is simply flawless.

Laura Harrier’s stylist chose the multicolored necklace and matching bracelet to highlight the incredible beading of her gown.

One of our favorite designers, Marco Bicego, has a variety of collections that can seamlessly coordinate with your most trusted wardrobe looks. The Paradise collection is a graceful assortment of multicolored gemstones and gold beads threaded together to form an unmistakable look.

The collection features multistring necklaces, earrings and bracelets, giving you endless options to finish off your outfit(s) of choice.

Jennifer Hudson wowed the crowds with her voice and gorgeous red carpet gown. However, we were saying va va va voom over her amazing earrings.

Your friends and family will be oohing and aahing all over your earlobes with these lady’s diamond earrings. Made with 18karat white gold, these original George Press drop earrings feature 7.28cts of sparkling diamonds in a floral design. Compliments have never sounded so good.

Some great looking diamond cuff bracelets were also a popular trend on the Oscars red carpet. Regina King and Charlize Theron both embraced the sparkle with some incredible pieces that more than upped the glam factor.

To up your personal glam factor too, there are a few diamond cuff options to choose from based on your mood, the occasion, or both.

For a look with a little more edge, this grey cable and diamond bangle by Alor would be a great option. Part of the Classique collection, it is made with 18karat white gold and stainless steel and would look great with your favorite skinny jeans and top, or that perfect little black dress and diamond stud earrings.

If you are looking for something a little more classic, but still unexpected, we have just designed this incredible three row overlapping diamond bangle. With 2.21cts of sparkling diamonds it brings the traditional tennis bracelet to a whole new level.

As this year’s awards season officially comes to a close we definitely had our fair share of memorable fashion moments. The long awaited Oscars served up major beauty looks all over the red carpet. From eye-catching statement necklaces to carefully coordinated pieces, there was no better place for celebrities to bring their style A game. And bring it they did.


Dressing and Accessorizing for New Years Eve

The countdown to New Years Eve is officially on! And chances are between the school concerts, office parties, and overall rush of the holiday season you are scrambling to find the perfect outfit to ring in 2019. Regardless of whether you are heading to Times Square with thousands, heading to your couch with a few others or somewhere in between, you will want to look polished and party ready.

The perfect accessories can give your look that something a little extra. Here are a few ideas to help you look you best as you say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 in style.

If you are celebrating the New Year with a small group of close friends at a party or staying in with family, you do not need to drape yourself in glitz and gold. However, on a celebratory night it is still important to accessorize with fun details.

These great earrings can bring just the right little pop of color to your favorite jeans and top. Made with 14karat yellow gold, these little cuties are available in turquoise, malachite and black onyx.

If those darling earrings caught your eye, then you will really love the matching necklaces. Worn together with the earrings or on its own, this necklace is made with 14karat yellow gold and is available in Mother of Pearl, malachite or black onyx. No matter which color you choose, this piece is just the right mix of simple and elegant.

Just spending the holiday with your significant other? Add romantic details to your look to make it extra special.

This two-toned fashion ring is elegant and eye catching, but can easily be paired with other rings such as your wedding band or engagement ring. Made with 18karat white and yellow gold, the interesting pattern expertly displays 0.98cts of round brilliant diamonds.

If you love the idea of two-toned romantic details to finish off your New Years Eve date night look, this yellow & grey cable necklace would be just the right touch. A little bit unexpected, this piece is a part of Alor’s Classique collection and features 18karat yellow and white gold with sparkling diamonds.

A different two-toned option is this fun twist on a pearl necklace. Made with Tahitian pearls, this amazing necklace brings a little something extra – along with some beautiful diamonds of course!

If you have decided to party like its 1999 when you ring in the New Year at a huge bash, you will want to stand out. Regardless of whether you are going to your favorite spot out, or checking out a brand new establishment, it is New Years Eve and you do not want to blend in! A statement piece is always a fashionable accompaniment to any night look.

This exclusive George Press pearl necklace can make a statement all on its own. A colorful twist on a classic, this Baroque pearl necklace features 2.80cts of round diamonds.

For an option with just a touch more edge, this necklace by Honora has a unique look all its own. At 18 inches in length, it amazingly showcases white baroque coin freshwater cultured pearls and rock crystal set in sterling silver.

If you are looking for a bracelet, why not go with something classic that will go with everything both on New Years Eve, and all the days thereafter. After all, who wouldn’t think wearing a piece from Tiffany’s wasn’t a great idea?! This 18karat yellow gold link bracelet will prove any doubters wrong in no time.

And if you need a something to pair it with, this yellow diamond bangle bracelet is just delicate enough to balance out the two pieces. Made by Alor this gorgeous 18karat yellow gold bangle is designed with 0.70cts of twinkling round diamonds.

No matter what you have planned on December 31st, do not sweat getting ready for the New Years Eve festivities. The best look you can put on is one that is worn with confidence. Grab some of your favorite pieces – accessorized by George Press jewelry of course – and have an amazing time!

Best wishes to you on an incredible start to 2019. May it be your best one yet.


Party Like a Rockstar at the American Music Awards

Who knew that a Tuesday night could be so stylish? Well, our favorite rock stars sure did! On October 9th musicians, actors and stars of all kinds celebrated one of music’s biggest nights, the 2018 American Music Awards. Every year the AMAs bring the red carpet glamour and fashion, and this year was no different. Glitter, sequins and metallics were everywhere! Between the entrances and the evening’s entertainment, this particular Tuesday was a lot more exciting than your standard weeknight on the couch.

Everyone could not stop talking about Taylor Swift’s metallic mini-dress and coordinating boots.

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We personally loved how with such a bold outfit, she kept her accessories very clean and simple. Her geometric earrings really tied it all together.

A similar but rounder option are these black cable hook earrings by Alor. The pair is made with 18karat white gold and diamonds giving your look just that extra bit of edge…without head to toe metallic.

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One of our favorite country starlets, Carrie Underwood picked a starburst embellished velvet gown, perfectly complimented by her leaf-like earrings.

Well, we can’t think of a better time to embrace foliage-inspired accessories than the fall season. Delicate yet intricate, this sterling silver and 18karat rose gold Hera Palmera leaf pendant features 0.40cts of diamonds and is the perfect piece to layer over your new long sleeve top for these chillier days.

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Tracee Ellis Ross, the host of this year’s AMAs definitely brought her fashion game, and kicked off the night in a cool-girl take on a the traditional “business suit” with a stand-out necklace.

If you are looking to take your business look up a notch, this incredible pearl and diamond necklace is just the ticket. The delicate Buccellati six strand choker style pearl necklace features 18karat white gold and a 0.72ct diamond clasp. Now that is what we like to call glamming up the board room!

Dua Lipa, a New Artist of the Year nominee wowed in white with her elegant dress.

The sweetheart neckline cut of her gown made it an ideal spot to show off a flattering necklace. This simple yet sophisticated necklace by Alor is a unique look that will have everyone inquiring. The twisted grey cable overlaps and meets with two diamond studded stations at the base.

The American Music Awards celebrates the music that is voted on by fans, and as usual our favorite artists did not disappoint. With red carpet looks that included fun surprises like mega metallic mini-dresses, over the top florals, and killer suiting, 2018 will definitely go down as a highlight.

And do not worry, we made sure to take copious notes on the best accessories for over the top ensembles, so the next time you plan on wearing a gown that cannot be missed we will have the perfect jewelry on hand just for you.


A Big Night for Television and Fashion at the 70th Emmy Awards

Many consider the Emmy Awards the biggest night in television, with millions of people tuning in to the broadcast each year. This past Monday marked the Emmy’s 70th year. A-listers of the small screen were dressed to the nines after a weekend full of pre-parties. The looks were full of color along with a touch of fun but ultimately incredibly glamorous.

Between the great one-liners, celebrity cameos and glamour galore, there was certainly no end to the must-see moments from the show. Some of our favorites included the amazing accessories some of our favorite stars selected to complete their looks. The sparkle factor was definitely huge this year!

Mandy Moore had an incredible look for this year’s Emmys. Her bracelet alone made us stop in our tracks! If you are in the market for a show-stopping bangle, these two options could be just what you are after.

From their Classique collection, Alor’s stainless grey cable and diamond bangle is an eye-catcher and has just enough edge to it that when paired with the right outfit, can easily transition from day to night.

If you want something with a lot more sparkle the custom George Press bangle definitely delivers! The stunning design features three overlapping rows of 18karat white gold and 2.21cts of exquisite diamonds.

Many people could not take their eyes off of Rachel Brosnahan’s incredible hombre gown. For us, it was the earrings. With her hair swept up her earrings became quite the stand-out accessory.

You can give your lobes some love too with these diamond chandelier earrings. This simply breathtaking pair is made with 18karat yellow gold and 10.56cts of beautiful diamonds. When you wear them out on the town, follow Rachel’s lead. Wear your hair up and keep your neckline bare so you can really showcase these incredible earrings.

Penelope Cruz had a look that we just loved. We could not help but be drawn to the breathtaking necklace she was wearing.

In fact, we carry almost the exact same necklace in our store! With this around your neck, you will feel like a celebrity in no time. Designed by Gregg Ruth as part of the Asher Cut Collection, this beyond amazing piece of jewelry is made with 18karat white gold and 6.60cts of twinkling diamonds.


If you have your heart set on an Emmy look similar to Sydney Sweeney’s we have something that will make you go all “a flutter.”

Another custom George Press piece, the Heart Rivera necklace is a classic look with over 4.20cts of diamonds.


If playful jewelry is more your style, Samira Wiley definitely looked like she was having fun with her look on Monday night.

You can be grinning ear to ear too with these carefree earrings framing your smile. These Lady’s Rose 18karat tassel earrings are made with diamonds and pearls and will make you so happy you will feel if you won your very own Emmy.


Speaking of being happy and carefree, do you remember the days of bingeing on episodes of Felicity? As soon as we saw Kerri Russel that is all we could think about. Well, that and her amazing earrings.

Channel your still-strong love for Felicity and transport yourself back to 1999(ish) with these spectacular earrings by Doves. These lovelies are made with 18karat rose gold with over 2.30cts of white and cognac diamonds. You will radiate elegance the moment you put them on. After all, Felicity…we mean Keri Russel isn’t the only one that has grown up.


No matter which of your favorite celebrities you were hoping to see rock the red carpet, or which show you were rooting for to sweep the Emmys this year, it was without a doubt a great show that we could not wait to rehash on Tuesday morning. It was TV’s biggest party of 2018 and we definitely enjoyed being one of the guests. From the comfort of our couches and sweatpants of course.


Fashion’s Playground at the Teen Choice Awards

The grown-ups may have the Oscars and Golden Globes, but celebrities of all ages take fashion very seriously, with this year’s Teen Choice Awards being no exception. The red carpet may not have been full of ball gowns and tuxedos, but the who’s who of the young Hollywood starlets did not disappoint.

The night was full of eye-catching looks from sparkling shorts to glamorous glittering jumpsuits. Without a doubt, it was a night full of color and these bold outfit choices also included some jewelry looks that we could not get enough of.

Meghan Trainor accessorized her stunning midnight blue two-piece with simpler accessories to keep her look balanced. The next time you step out in a dramatic ensemble, make sure you follow Meghan’s lead and keep your jewelry simple for a polished look.

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Two great options for earrings – especially if you decide to wear your hair up – are these two pairs, both by Doves. The white tones will really pop if worn with a darker and/or bolder color.

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Both of these beauties are made with 18karat yellow gold, featuring mother of pearl and exquisite diamonds. You cannot go wrong with either option.

Another dramatic yet simple accessory for a bolder look is this amazing fashion ring by one of our favorite designers, Alor. Meghan kept her look balanced with one ring on each hand. If are looking for something special for your right hand (or left!), this lady’s Alor white gold ring is simple, yet eye catching. It is made with a white stainless steel and 18karat white gold cable from Alor’s Classique collection, featuring 0.08cts of round diamonds.

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One of today’s hottest singers, Bebe Rexha also choice a colorful two piece outfit with accessories more on the sparkly side (which we love).

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With her accessories, Bebe really embraced the layered look. And while the color of her ensemble is bold, she kept it monotone which helped her jewelry stand out.

If you tend to favor the layered look as well, this necklace by Honora could be a great option. It is made with 5.5-6MM potato white freshwater cultured pearl and onyx, set in sterling silver. The classic color combination makes it ideal with any outfit, and at 60” in length you can really play with how to wear it, giving you endless options.

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For a similar look, but with less layers, Honora has two other pearl necklaces at a shorter, 36” length. Both are made with sterling silver and feature 9-10MM baroque freshwater cultured pearls.

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Storm Reid, an up and coming actress, kept her look a little more on the casual side. We couldn’t help but notice her bracelet, which reminded us of another of Alor’s classic pieces, the cable cuff bracelet.

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Also part of the Classique collection, the Lady’s Alor stainless cable cuff bracelets come in a variety of colors to match whatever outfit or mood you are in.

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This year’s Teen Choice Awards was a night filled with fashion fun. Our favorite young stars gave us some really great looks from head to painted toes. Whether it be on the big screen or the silver screen, we cannot see what these starlets have in store for us next.


Great Gifts For The Dads We Love

They say that a father is a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love, so this Father’s Day why not show that special guy in your life how much he means to you and your family. We can help you step your gift giving up a notch beyond the traditional necktie with a fun piece of jewelry. This way, every time he puts on his new favorite accessory he will smile and think of the family that loves him dearly. Buy your next Father’s Day gifts at George Press!

For the tough guys out there, Deakin & Francis has a line of skull-inspired jewelry. All are made with sterling silver and will make all of his colleagues and friends shake in their boots – even if you know he is putty in his little girl’s hands. 

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For the Dad will a sillier side, Deakin & Francis have also created these adorable hot dog cufflinks. Made with sterling silver and enamel, these little guys are definitely a conversation starter. 

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One of our favorite jewelry designers, Alor has created an entire gentlemen’s collection. It embraces straightforward fashion for the modern man and houses an interesting variety of 18karat gold and stainless steel cable designs in cufflinks, rings, bangles and necklaces that will keep him looking sharp for any occasion. 

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For the dad that gives an endless amount of time to his family, a brand new watch could be a great treat. One option could be the Serena Garbo watch by Bertolucci. Made of stainless steel and black PVD, it is water resistant up to 100 feet and has a battery life of approximately 41 months. 

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If you think the dad in your life would like something a little sportier, any watch from the Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick line would be ideal. With its famous black bezel and stainless steel details, this watch is made for your favorite guy. 

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If this Father’s Day you were hoping to think “outside the jewelry box” we also carry some other unique pieces that your favorite dad may not be able to wear, but he will end up using them so much he might as well!

This Philip Stein wine wand will be a hit at parties, or his own personal happy hour. Made of black carbon fiber, this tool will shorten the aeration or “breathing” process of you wine from several hours to two to five minutes by replicating the natural frequencies of air and oxygen and infusing them into the wine. 

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Before he heads out to kick off his Father’s Day with a round of golf, make sure you give him this clever golf tool by Swiss Army. It has 10 functions including a removable ball marker, pitch mark and divot repair tool. 

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If he plans on heading out for a bike ride instead of the golf course, Swiss Army has you covered yet again. This bike tool has 12 functions including a tire lever and eight integrated bits. It is a compatible and easy to use device that will allow your favorite road warrior to keep his bike in the best of shape. 

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Father’s Day may not be all about flowers, shiny gemstones and brunch, but there is no reason why dad shouldn’t feel special on his day with a gift that is as fantastic as he is. From watches to wine wands, George Press has what you need to make your special guy feel loved and appreciated.


Bridesmaid Bling

Planning a wedding is no small feat. With so many details to oversee many couples find themselves not only leaning on each other throughout the planning process, but their beloved bridal party as well. Odds are these nearest and dearest friends will lend a hand on more than one occasion such as pitching in for the bridal shower, organizing a bachelorette getaway and volunteering their time for bridesmaid dress fittings. Giving your bridesmaids a thank-you gift is not required, but it never goes unappreciated as a thoughtful token of your gratitude.

The great thing is that there is no “right or wrong” bridesmaid gift. You can get as creative as you want. However, it is always a good idea to gift them something multifunctional and timeless – such as a new piece of jewelry. After all, who wouldn’t love to receive a pretty new pair of earrings, a bracelet or a necklace? Plus, it will take the guesswork out of how they should accessorize their dress on the wedding day.  

Alor has a great line of bracelets that would be perfect for a wedding day – and any day thereafter. Featured on CBS’ The Talk, these Love Affirmation bangles will show your girls how close you hold them to your heart.  

Available in yellow gold, rose gold or black & silver, each feature an 18karat yellow gold charm, engraved with the word LOVE and a 0.01karat diamond. With three styles to choose from you can take your pick depending on the color of their bridesmaid dress.

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If you like the idea of giving your girls each a different gift with the same theme, Honora has a wide variety of pearl earrings that could work well with anyone’s individual style. Plus, the members of your wedding party will appreciate the extra time you took to select the specific pair for each of them. 

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You can keep the look consistent by selecting different pairs within the same color family, such as these beauties all with black, white and/or grey tones. All are timeless looks, featuring freshwater cultured pearls set in sterling silver. 

6-11No matter what style of jewelry you choose for your bridesmaids, your wedding party’s been with you since the beginning – and a lot of times this even means at the beginning of the relationship with your fiancé. Taking the time to pick out a thoughtful gift as a token of appreciation and a sweet memento of your wedding is always the right move.

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Congratulations and best wishes on your wedding day. It will be a night you and your bridal party will always remember.

 

 

 

 


Must-Have Jewelry Trends that Revive your Favorite Looks

As we (finally!) start to move towards spring trends and embrace a new season, it is time to give our accessories a little spring cleaning and revive some classic looks to make them more distinct and personal. These range from pendant necklaces to layer, gold hoops of all sizes and statement rings that cannot be missed.

Eye-catching pendants are always an unexpected way to add some flair to an outfit, and you can get way more mileage out of your jewelry collection if you know how to layer your pieces. Don’t be afraid to mix and match, or worry about spacing your necklaces out evenly. In fact, some necklaces with pendants will help your chains stay untangled.

To break up a solid colored top, wear necklaces in the same metal. Two beautiful options would be these sapphire and diamond necklaces by Gregg Ruth.

The top pendant is made with 18 karat while gold featuring 0.23cts of diamonds and 1.54cts of sapphires. The equally gorgeous one below is also made in 18 karat white gold with 0.34cts of diamonds and 2.43cts of rich blue sapphires. By pairing these two stunners together, imagine the extra sparkle it would bring to your favorite understated top!

 

1 2If you plan on wearing a brighter blouse, go for a pendant that is a little more subtle in color – but is still attention grabbing. Gregg Ruth has some amazing options to choose from. This incredible spiral diamond pendant features 1.96cts of dazzling diamonds and would catch anyone (and everyone’s) eye.

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Another possibility with a similar refined look, but in a different shape (and definitely not lacking in sparkle!), is this diamond pendant from the Gregg Ruth Asher Collection. This incredible necklace features 0.73cts of diamonds.

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Also, don’t be afraid to mix masculine with more feminine pieces. A chunky chain can make your more delicate accessories pop even more. And what could be more delicate than some adorable baby footprints? Or maybe a pawprint?

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How many gold hoops do you think you have packed away in your jewelry box? One….two…ten?!  No matter how many or few you may have, this is the season to bring them out of hiding and make a statement. If you are looking to add some new ones to your collection, Alor has some great choices to fit any style or budget.

This classic pair is made with 18 karat yellow gold and puts a small twist on the classic gold hoop.

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Or for a look that is a little bolder, this pair of hoops features 0.10cts of diamonds.

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If you are loving the layered look, you don’t have to stop at your necklaces. By wearing these little numbers you will immediately add a whole new level to your style with one pair of earrings – and some subtle sparkle as well with 0.16cts of diamonds.

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A few weeks ago we looked into the history, legends and lore of cocktail rings. Well, this season it is time to up the ante a little more with statement rings meant to stack. Go ahead and throw a hand party and invite all of your favorite rings of different shapes and sizes. Just be sure to keep the rest of your look simple so your hands can really steal the spotlight (and don’t forget about that manicure!). If your ring guest list is looking a little lean, we have some great choices to bring some new life to the party.

This Masai yellow and white gold five strand ring has a stackable look all its own. It is made with five strands of interwoven 18 karat white and yellow gold and gives you the look of multiple rings all in one!

10 If you are yearning for something a little “extra,” this beauty by Marco Bicego could be just what you had in mind. This unique Goa ring is made with seven rows of 18 karat yellow gold, and 0.41cts of diamonds.

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If you want something a little more unexpected and with a little more edge, this white gold ring by Alor strikes the perfect balance. A part of the Classique collection, this stainless steel fashion ring is made with 18 karate white gold cable, featuring 0.08cts of round diamonds.

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Everyone has their favorite go-to pieces, despite how many you may have in your drawer or jewelry box. While always reaching for your tried and true pieces makes things easier, hopefully these tips on reviving those classic looks – with maybe some new pieces thrown in – will give all your must have jewelry a fresher look.


How to Make a Big Statement in 2018 with Statement Pieces

“Go big or go home,” they say. We say, go big by adding some new some statement jewelry to your wardrobe! Fashion experts predict that extraordinary jewelry is making a comeback, and we are obsessed with the trend. Keep it simple and keep it stylish. Here are a few tips so you can successfully make your own statement.

Always remember that less is more. Bold pieces should be allowed to stand out, so do not over-crowd your look by wearing them within close proximity of each other, or wear only one at a time. But if you do want to wear more than one statement piece, avoid bracelets and rings together and avoid wearing statement earrings and necklaces at the same time.

Big accessories are best worn with simple clothes. A totally white outfit would look incredible with some gold, cannot-be-missed accessories. A perfect option would be this bangle by Alor also made with 18 karat gold.

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If you have more black pants and tops than you know what to do with (as many of us do), how about breaking it up by adding either a large statement necklace, or a piece with a lot of color for an unexpected twist. Remember that statement pieces are supposed to make – you guessed it – a statement, so choose pieces that help to create an over-all outfit.

This incredible beryl daisy necklace from our Shoshana collection will not go unnoticed. It has the ability to completely transform any outfit – from your little black dress to your trusted and most flattering top.

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If you prefer to wear bright and more detailed accessories, such as this pendant by Belle Etoile, try to stick to more neutral and block color clothes to really showcase the piece. This eye-catching pendant is from the Morning Glory Collection and is hand-painted Italian enamel set with glittering stones and sterling silver.

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Cuff bracelets are an excellent choice if you want to wear a statement piece. To show yours off, keep your arms bare or wear a cuff over a slim-fitting one color long sleeve top. Stick to one cuff to create a focal point.

The Stingray cuff by Honora would look great against sun-kissed skin, and is made with sterling silver and accented with pearls.

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If you cannot decide if you want to wear silver or gold, why not do both? This classic cuff by Alor is made with both yellow and grey cable, stainless steel and 0.56cts of diamonds.

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For bangles, stick to one arm only and no more than six. Don’t be afraid to mix it up, but always be sure that the bangle’s colors and patterns complement each other. Any of the bangles from Belle Etoile’s Constellations Collection would work well together. With over 100 styles to choose from, the options and color combinations are endless! From a zebra pattern, to florals, or simple stone settings, you can find the perfect combination of bangles no matter the occasion.

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There are so many options when it comes to statement pieces, from bold bangles and necklaces to eye-catching earrings and rings, you really cannot go wrong. Just remember to keep it simple, and let your beautiful jewelry do the talking. Everyone around you will definitely want to listen.


Here for the Holidays – A George Press Holiday Gift Guide

All of the turkey has been enjoyed, and all of the leftovers are gone. It is now time to shift gears and start making your holiday gift guide list. If you still have a few people (or all of them!) left on your list, do not worry. George Press is here to give you the extra idea inspiration you need for the special people in your life.

For the person that is always on the go, how about giving them the gift of never having to worry about what day or time it is. Sure, your phone may have that information but isn’t it easier—and more elegant—to look at your wrist? We have a variety of watches to choose from, each of which will stand the test of time (pun intended).

One of our most popular watches is an estate piece. This fan-favorite watch is a Rolex Two Tone Submariner with a Blue Dial and Bezel.

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Another option is a watch or bracelet from Philip Stein. This unique gift is one that the busiest person in your life didn’t even know they needed. All of their products contain a specialized Natural Frequency Technology. Each one acts like an antenna that is finely tuned to pick up and channel the beneficial natural frequencies that surround us, toward our bodies. In doing so, it helps bring the wearer back to a state where they can perform and live at their best. Can you imagine giving someone the gift of better sleep, less stress and/or more energy?

 

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If you are looking for something more classic, a Swiss Army watch is always a trusted choice. We have a wide variety of styles for both men and women that can take you to the boardroom, the ballroom, or the golf course. All Swiss Army watches purchased at George Press are eligible for the manufacturer’s three-year limited warranty, which covers defects to the hands, dial and movement.

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If you have some friends or family that are on your very nice list, a diamond watch is always a bright idea. For her we suggest this Valentina diamond and sapphire watch by Bertolucci. Water resistant up to 100 feet, this timepiece is finished with 0.61 carats of diamonds and 0.07 carats of pink sapphires.

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And speaking of bright ideas, colored gems are always a good gift choice. Whether it’s a birthstone or simply a signature hue, colored jewelry always makes a statement, firing up any wardrobe. According to Forbes, vibrant colored jewels have also been rock stars at auction lately, meaning today’s glittering gift could be tomorrow’s brilliant investment.

A few possibilities to consider are the Doves pieces from their London Blue collection. The bracelet is an 18K gold white gold bangle with a triangle of diamonds facing the topaz, while the earrings feature topazes surrounded by white diamonds. Whether you’re looking for a bracelet or earrings, these pieces feature a topaz stone that’s as “blue as the Union Jack” and is sure to delight the lucky recipient.

B8073LBT E8030LBTIf your prefect person is pint-sized, we can help with that too! From their first set of pearls, to a pendant featuring their initial, we have some adorable options.

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Of course it is important to remember the men in your life: a husband, father, grandfather or son. They may not always get the presents filled with glitz and glam, but they of course deserve only the best as well.

A pair of cufflinks by Alor is always a safe bet. Each of their pieces offers a sophisticated style, contemporary design and an ease of wear created for a luxurious, yet everyday lifestyle. You can find styles that are classically strong, alluringly bold and distinctly individual.01-12-0002-52

Picking out the perfect gift for each of our loved ones during the holiday season can sometimes be a tricky task. They don’t always have to be grandest of gestures, but it is important that it they know is extra special, and just for them. We know that while some friends and family members are a breeze to shop for, there are the exceptions that make gift giving more like a treasure hunt. No matter how long your holiday list may be, we hope that our gift guide has given you some inspiration to find these “hidden treasures.”

Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you.


Topaz & Citrine: Two Ways to Celebrate November

It may be getting chilly outside, but those celebrating birthdays in November will feel sunny and bright thanks to topaz and citrine, this month’s birthstones. While both of these stones can look similar – and have been mistaken for one another – they are each unique in their own special way (perhaps you know of some November-born twins that can relate…?).

Topaz has an exceptionally wide color range that includes brown, and various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple. The orange topaz, also known as Precious Topaz, is the traditional November birthstone. Regardless of whether you are drawn to the warm or cool tones, topaz is a lustrous and brilliant gem. With so many color options to choose from, why limit yourself on your birthday?

Perhaps you would like an original piece by us to celebrate. This George Press Topaz and Diamond ring features a topaz stone, framed by 0.58cts of both fine white and black round brilliant diamonds.

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Another gorgeous option is a White Gold London Blue Diamond ring by Doves. This piece showcases 18K white gold with a London blue topaz gem, outlined in diamonds.

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No matter which topaz ring you choose, either will look stunning on your hand as you sip some birthday champagne.

November’s other birthstone, citrine, is a variety of quartz ranging in colors of yellow, yellow-brown, orange, dark orange-brown, reddish-brown. Its name comes from the Greek word “citron,” because of its similar color to citrus fruit.

This beautiful necklace by Marco Bicego will look delicious around your neck paired with these Murano Citrine earrings. Both by the same renowned designer, the necklace and earrings are made with 18 karat yellow gold showcasing a dazzling citrine stone.

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In ancient cultures citrine was called the “stone of the mind.” Healers believed it had the power to promote clarity of thought, open your mind and increase someone’s psychic power. With that kind of reputation perhaps you should pick up a pair of these cufflinks by Alor for your husband to wear the next time he picks his lotto numbers – bonus points if he is celebrating a November birthday!

Both pairs of these lucky cufflinks are made with 20mm stainless steel cable surrounding a citrine stone.

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Regardless of whether you choose topaz or citrine to celebrate November, both stones are fairly abundant and affordably priced, even in large sizes, which means everyone can find a way to fit topaz and citrine into their budget.


Playing Dress Up for Halloween Like a Grown Up

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays with origins going back thousands of years, and is a time of celebration and superstition. It straddles the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, and it is a holiday that people of all ages look forward to.

There has always been something special and magical about Halloween. It gives everyone the chance to feel young again with a certain feeling of excitement in the air that is unique to this fun-filled holiday.

When you were little you probably loved to play dress-up. Maybe you were a princess, or perhaps a super-hero. If not, maybe a rockstar or the “it” Disney character at the time. Those costumes are probably long gone by now (or perhaps passed down to other children in your life), but with Halloween right around the corner, who says that you can’t get in on the fun too?

If you loved the princess Rapunzel when you were little (or still today!), you probably have a soft spot for her loveable pet chameleon, Pascal.

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If so, you will love the chameleon pendant, bracelet and ring from Belle Etoile Jewelry. Each are hand-painted green and multi-colored Italian enamels with olive, amethyst, aquamarine and ruby stones set into rhodium-plated, nickel allergy-free, 925 sterling silver.

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Pair these pieces with an extra-long wig – and poof! – you are Rapunzel all grown up.

Or perhaps one year you dressed up as Wonder Woman. With a unique bangle from Alor you can channel your inner Amazonian princess with your very own version of Wonder Woman’s golden lasso.

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This imported 18 karat yellow gold and and rose gold cable bangle with stainless steel would make all the other members of the Justine League jealous.

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Spooky superstitions tend to carry more weight on this night. Did you know that the reason we light up our jack-o-lanterns on to Halloween is to evil spirits and demons at bay? (And to make a clear path to the candy of course). Everyone around you will light up when they see this stunning necklace from Marco Bicego’s Jaipur Collection. This 18 karat yellow gold necklace features gorgeous multicolored gemstones that will be sure to chase away any darkness that tries to cross your path.

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When Halloween first began hundreds of years ago it was for the celebration of the New Year, after all of the crops were harvested and stored for the winter. It marked the end of the “season of the sun” and the beginning of “the season of darkness and cold.” In fact, that is where the traditional Halloween colors come from: orange and black. The orange represents the autumn harvest season, while the black represents the mark the “death” of summer.

If you are feeling extra festive this Halloween season you can celebrate both with these ghost-stopping and breathtaking Shoshana Mexican Fire Opal and Diamond drop earrings. Aptly featuring the orange and black colors these 18 karat gold Shoshana earrings feature diversely shaped Mexican fire Opals, and are accented by four black natural horns, two ruby beads, and 2.41cts of round diamonds.

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Regardless of what you plan to dress up as, or how much candy you are looking forward to handing out (or keeping for yourself!), best wishes to all for a safe and Happy Halloween.

 


The “Un” Common Core, Pantone’s Classic Color Picks for Spring 2018

Every year we wait with bated breath for the Pantone Color Institute to announce what colors will be hot next spring.  True to form, Pantone has released a list of 12 (up from 10) popping colors that will be sure to rock your world.  But this year Pantone also did something a little different.  For 2018, they have additionally announced four “core classic colors” for spring.

These mainstay colors seem to step into the role of what used to be called ” the new neutrals” in general fashion advertising.  So what will be our fashion foundation next year?  Drum roll please….Announcing Warm Sand, Coconut Milk, Sailor Blue and Harbor Mist!

Nothing too complicated here, Warm Sand is soft tan in color, just like sand in the Sahara, or for that matter, camel.  Coconut Milk looks just like milk – cow, coconut or otherwise.  For Sailor Blue, think navy blue, a step or two lighter than midnight blue. Harbor Mist is a lovely soft shade of silvery dove grey. Together, they look phenomenal.  Great job Pantone, we love it!

Additionally there are 12 complimentary shades that are startling in their range and individuality, but more on that next week. (Teaser: Lime Punch and Chili Oil!)

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So back to the Fab 4. One of the best things about them is the way they play out with today’s jewelry trends. For example, every one of the core classic colors looks fantastic with white metals.

This White Stainless Bangle Bracelet from Alor proves our point. Pair it with navy, sand, milky white or the foggy silver haze of Harbor Mist, and you will be on point too! This bracelet is designed with 18 karat white gold, stainless steel and a swath of round diamonds, from the Classique Collection.

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Additionally, all of these colors also look awesome with today’s darling, rose gold! Take a look at this Gregg Ruth Pink Diamond Pendant. It’s an obvious choice for Coconut Milk and Harbor Mist (which is almost the same color as the pendant’s white gold.) But surprisingly, the warm tones of its rose gold are perfectly harmonious with Warm Sands, and a handsome contrast to Sailor Blue. Add the sparkle provided by 0.88cts of white diamonds and 0.08cts of pink diamonds and it’s a match made in heaven.

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Room for Pearls

These core classic colors also make the most of the beautiful pearl selections that are available. This Honora Grey White Ombré Pearl Necklace is just the thing to make your spring collection complete. This necklace will beautifully highlight any or all of the four mainstays, grey, white, navy, tan. What doesn’t it go with! And when you see next week’s crazy colors you will further appreciate the cool, calming effect it has.

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For those who like the heat turned all the way up, we suggest these Alor Classique Brown Hoop Earrings in four shades of stainless steel and white gold. In addition to anchoring the core classic colors like our previous suggestions, these hot hoops also play to the discordant jangle of the 12 remaining complimentary colors. To see what we mean, you will have to tune in next week!

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Thanks again Pantone, for the mystical revelations of your crystal color ball. We look forward to seeing your additional 12 selections! Until next week…


Labor Day – A Last Hurrah for Summer!

September 4th signals the end of summer with a celebration of America’s workforce – Labor Day. Although the very first Labor Day actually took place on a Tuesday in 1882, the first Monday in September has been its official designation since 1884. It is a historically significant recognition of the labor movement, and honors the contributions workers have made to our country’s success.

Now some of us will be hitting the sales that seem to spring up for every occasion these days. But many of us will be saying goodbye to summer with a bon voyage celebration of some sort. Festive parties, picnics and parades, decked in red, white and blue. Or one last chance to wear white without wondering if it’s okay. (It is.)

On that note we have chosen some pieces that capture this party perfect mood. Pieces that say summer is forever, because sometimes denial is the only way to go.

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This perennially cheerful Yellow Cable Bracelet from Alor is just the ticket for Labor Day, and beyond. Sunny and golden, with a nautical tinge, from the Classique collection, it is just that, classic. Yellow cable, 18 karat white gold and diamonds combine to light up the room like a radiant nimbus. Don’t put up a tent in case of rain, just wear this!

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White After Labor Day

Wearing white after Labor Day is supposed to be okay now. Not a fashion faux pas at all. Or so they say. But some of us will continue to be uncomfortable in our flowy white dresses after September is underway. Thankfully, Marco Bicego has sent us an elegant solution to this quandary.

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These Yellow Gold Mother of Pearl Earrings from the Lunaria collection are just the trick! Set in 18 karat yellow gold, luminescent mother of pearl drops glow equally by day or night. As perfect with a chic suit in the fall, a silk holiday dress in winter, or jeans in the spring, as they are with your Labor Day finest. You will be drawn back to these soft, smooth earrings again and again.

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Did you make precious memories this summer? We hope so! What better place to store them, than in this Lacy Locket Necklace from Monica Rich Kosann. In 18 karat yellow gold, this elegant locket holds three photos and has diamond accents. Keep your special treasures close at hand and heart. Summers are fleeting, but lockets are forever!

The Squeaky Wheel

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Its Labor Day, and boy have you labored! Whether you’ve been employed outside the home or working away as a mother or wife, the “fun” just never stops. Whatever we put our minds and bodies to, it’s surely work of some sort. Business demands, hostessing, running after little ones, chauffeuring, organizing, etc., etc., an ice cream cone just isn’t gonna cut it this year. We want more! Unionize and negotiate your demands. Start high. We suggest beginning with this amazing Asher Diamond Bangle from Gregg Ruth! With 3.28cts of Asher cut diamonds set in 18 karat white gold, it will meet all your requirements. After all, to the squeaky wheel goes the grease!

The End of Summer Blues

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If you were going to write a blues song about the end of summer, how would it go? BAH da da da  DUM…went down to the seashore, Chablis in my hand, sat down in a lounge chair…spilled it all in the sand!!! So sad. Yes, the end of summer is a sad, sad, time. But take comfort. You’re not the only one that’s blue, we are all just barely keeping our tears to ourselves.

We say, wear your blues proudly! Yes, summer is over, but we will find solace in the rest of the year. We can also find solace in these White Gold Blue Topaz Earrings from Dove’s London Blue Collection. Sultry, smoky London Blue adds sophistication and poise to these square drop earrings outlined in diamonds. You will hold your head high in these, as you master your emotions and raise a farewell toast to Summer 2017.

Labor Day, a celebration of American workers that just happens to come at a very poignant time of year. It’s a mix of pride, patriotism and emotion, as we return to business as usual. Take comfort in knowing that eventually the year will wind its way around to summer again. Cheers!


Taking to the Runway at the Teen Choice Awards

All eyes were on the youth of our nation at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards at Los Angeles’ Galen Center on August 13, 2017.  Of course, at George Press, our eyes were on the necks, ears, fingers and wrists of said youth, looking to spot jewelry trends in the making.

So, what did we find?  Well, it appears that most of the dressed-up attendees were pretty much keeping up with their elders and rocking the trends we have been reporting in our blog this year.  Over all, rings were smaller and less statement-y, but still worn in multiples on both hands (Rita Ora, Vanessa Hudgens, and Bella Thorne among others.) Similarly, statement necklaces were not a big presence, either.

Lots of attention went to the ears.  There we spotted big hoops and plenty of long danglers and skinny drops. Singer/actress Rita Ora and singer Bebe Rexha wore large diamond hoops, while Disney Channel star Peyton List rocked an oversized pair of thick, gold hoops. Naya Rivera, who portrays Santana on the hit show “Glee” wore just one large hoop with a suspended orb and chain links, while adorning her other ear with multiple studs.

We love these Lady’s Alor White Stainless Chandelier Earrings as a hoop variation.  White Stainless steel and black cables combine to form graduated hooplets accented by round diamonds.  Sexy and youthful, your teenage daughter will be fighting you for them!

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Long dangly earrings also had their cheering section. Celebrity dancer Maddie Ziegler of “Dance Moms” wore long earrings, as did “Supergirl” Melissa Benoist. Actress/model Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael Jackson, wore asymmetrical danglers paired with studs and small hoops. Swedish singer Zara Larsson’s super extended silvery danglers really made an impact, too.

Doves knows how to dangle, all right. These Doves Yellow Gold Diamond Satin Earrings have all the feels. So sophisticated, they combine classic beauty and what’s hot right now for a timeless appeal. The satin finished 18 karat yellow gold sets off the brilliant diamonds to bring all eyes to you. Bravo!

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We also spotted several pairs of skinny drops, with classic pearl drops worn by Yara Shahidi, who plays Zoey on “Black-ish,” and diamond drops courtesy of Nia Sioux, also of “Dance Moms” fame.

These Gregg Ruth Diamond Drop Earrings are also runway worthy. Set in 18 karat white gold with 1.43cts of diamonds, the paparazzi will be asking “Who is she?” as they snap away!

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All in all, we thought most of the looks were very charming, with a definite fashion sense and attention to detail. Jewelry was soft and flattering, and delicate necklaces were also much in evidence. Some retro styles took a turn at the runway, with denim, jumpsuits and even dressy “jogging” clothes making unexpected appearances. Kudos to the Teen Choice Awards winners and nominees for showing us their flair and fashion sense. Once again, you didn’t disappoint!


Thoroughly Modern Hoops

It’s true, hoop earrings are back in fashion. Honestly, they never really left, but fashion divas and celebrities have been wearing large, dramatic hoops at red carpet events for maximum style points.

Hoops have evolved though, and while oversized simple gold hoops have been making a comeback, we no longer have to limit ourselves to basic hoopdom. Today’s fashionista has options!

Pearls with an Edge

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Honora steps outside of its comfort zone with this edgy offering of White Round Ringed Hoop Earrings.  The sterling silver settings feature a small hoop that cradles the ear lobe, surrounded by a larger hoop with a modern, industrial vibe.  Add a traditionally elegant freshwater cultured pearl, and you’ve got earrings that make an iconoclastic statement about today’s fashion sensibilities.

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If you’ve been following our blog, then you know how popular drop earrings are. Today’s lineup has statement drops, skinny drops and yes, dropped hoops too! Add a selection of white, cognac and black diamonds set in beautiful 18 karat rose gold and these versatile Doves Diamond Hoops really take off!

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Out of many, one. It may be America’s motto, but it also applies to this great pair of hoop earrings from Alor. A combination of stainless steel nautical cables combines to twist your conception of what hoop earrings are all about. We love the way the cables fan out at the bottom to create a new and interesting profile. They are sure to become your go-to hoops for all types of events.

Part of being a fashionista is being able to take the tried and true and make it new and exciting.  All of these hoop selections have done just that! No matter which one you choose, you can’t help but be at the forefront of the modern hoop scene. You’re a style maven, and we are so proud of you!


Making Fashion Statements at the 2017 BET Awards!

When it comes to outrageous fashion and pushing the boundaries, the Black Entertainment  Television Awards never disappoint.  The 2017 Awards were held on June 25th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where it was men versus women in a fierce battle for center stage. The men were in full plumage, rocking amazing suits in great fabrics and jewelry worth a king’s ransom.  Kanye West stole the most incredible jewelry award by wearing an enormous 24 karat gold double pyramid ring and a 24 karat medallion necklace featuring a huge pendant of the head of Horus that looked like it came out of a Pharaoh’s tomb.

The women pushed back fiercely with lots of sheerly-clad nudity, high slits and colorful fabrics, especially Lil’ Kim and Blac Chyna, to name a few.  But when WE watch the BETs, we aren’t really looking at the clothing, we’re looking at the jewelry. The fashion-forward BETs are a great place to spot jewelry trends and new adaptations of old favorites.  This year, we’d have to say that most of the women’s jewelry was pretty traditional and still maintaining the trends of last year.

Stack ’em and Rack ’em

Multiple rings were in heavy evidence on the red carpet, whether stacked or simply distributed among the fingers. Most of the jewelry featured diamonds, of course, but some of the rings were delicate, and others were more prominent. We love this look from Marco Bicego for accomplishing both looks at once.  The Jaipur Link Ring is crafted in 18 karat white and yellow gold with 0.26cts of diamonds.  The perfect “stack” in one chic package.

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 Off the Cuff

Many of the ladies were also seen wearing cuffs and bangles and Queen Latifah even went so far as to sport a matching pair of open front cuffs Wonder Woman style with her off-the-shoulder black gown.  Pair up a couple of these Alor Lady’s White Stainless Steel Bangles in 18 karat white gold, stainless steel and diamonds for the perfect pair of power bracelets.  Then think about what you want your super heroine name to be!

Lady’s Alor White Stainless Bangle Bracelet

Also we would be remiss if we failed to mention numerous sightings of diamond “tennis” bracelets. These classic creations never go out of style, and if you don’t have one, you really should consider getting one, or adding another!

 Creating Hoop-La!

Of course, many of the other celebs wore statement earrings of one kind or another. Some opted for gigantic hoop earrings, but most favored diamond creations, often with a drop or dangle.  These Doves Diamond Hoop Earrings create a great impression wherever they go, in 18 karat rose gold with 1.85cts of white cognac and black diamonds.  The colored diamonds make them multi-functional, as easy to pair with jeans and business wear as with a stunning evening gown.  Put them on and give yourself an award…for great taste!

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One thing we always take from the BET Awards is that we should strive harder to put a little more glamour into our own lives.  These performers let it all hang out, some quite literally, and while that may not be your thing, a little sparkle and bling can never hurt. Always entertaining, always innovative, we like to think that the BET’s don’t have a monopoly on that!

 


Pomp and Circumstance, Finding the Perfect Graduation Gift!

You remember the day you saw them off to kindergarten; little faces shining under freshly combed hair.  Laughing and eager, or perhaps clinging and cranky, you knew they were on their way to growing up and fending for themselves.  Sure, we hovered over them.  Maybe we even helicoptered…a little…can you blame us?  Now the day has finally come when they will be donning their caps and gowns and heading out to find their futures.

You’ve always wanted to give them the world, and graduation isn’t going to change that either. Whether it’s a high school graduation or a college graduation, or even a masters or doctorate, it’s time to show them once again how very proud you are of them and their accomplishments.  Mark this special day with a graduation gift that is equally special. One they will show to their children or grandchildren and say “I got this when I graduated from….”




A simple bangle is always a perfect gift.  It can be worn alone or combined with other bracelets, and it goes with any outfit.  For her, we would suggest this Alor Two-Tone Bangle Bracelet with a 0.18 total carat round diamonds for some added sparkle. Its definitely got the “Wow” factor!

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Men like jewelry too.  Skip the wallets and ties and go straight to the heart of the matter with this handsome Gentlemen’s Bracelet, also from Alor, in 18 karat yellow gold, stainless steel, black cable and black leather.  Classic and masculine, it’s sure to be his favorite!

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Time flies!  That much we know to be true.  Help them keep track of the passing hours with one of these fabulous watches.

Your young lady is sure to appreciate this beautiful Philip Stein Classic Collection Watch with its unique fashion mother of pearl face.  It’s water resistant to 100 feet, yellow gold plated and stainless steel. Their patented Natural Frequency Technology will even help them stay relaxed and focused while looking good. This way, they can be on time for those interviews, lunches and yes, work! Perfect for the young businesswoman!

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There won’t be any excuses for him, either, when you give him this Swiss Army Alliance Chronograph. This modern steel, large 44mm face has Swiss made quartz movement with a day and date calendar, as well as, a chronograph function. It combines the latest in styling with the quality of Swiss Army.  Looking at your watch is so much more professional than looking at your phone!

Swiss Army Alliance Chronograph Stainless Steel Bracelet

Graduation ceremonies can be long and tedious.  But when it’s your own son or daughter up there, you will hang on every word.  And you won’t be doing it dry-eyed, either.  You’ve always wanted to give them the world, and graduation isn’t going to change that in any way.  Be prepared. You’ll want to have the perfect gift in hand when you finally see that sheepskin!


Pearls for the Girls

From Queen Elizabeth to Coco Chanel, to every woman striving to make a great impression, pearls hit just the right note of sophistication and glamour. As simple or as intricate as you like, pearls are flattering and elegant, whether you are wearing long gleaming ropes of them or just a single, stellar beauty.

Freshwater, cultured, baroque, pearls come in numerous shapes and shades, including white, pink, grey, gold, black and more.  The color is often influenced by the color of the pearl-bearing mollusk’s shell.  Gifts of pearls have marked occasions from Sweet 16’s to weddings, coronations to graduations.  A traditional 30th Anniversary gift, pearls are also a favorite for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and gifts to daughters and granddaughters.

The Lure of the Single Sphere

You can’t deny the appeal of a single, perfectly formed pearl.  Honora’s quintessential Pearl Necklace exemplifies the beauty of this art form. One 8.5mm Fresh Water Cultured Pearl perches on a 14 karat gold necklace like the luminous treasure it is.  A moon brought to earth, glorious as a white peacock, calm as a dove, it draws the eye to the sheer simplicity of its form and the burnished glow of its lustre.

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The Milky Way

Pearls also fare well on a more expansive plain, like the galaxy of pearls on this Alor Freshwater Pearl Bracelet.  White Freshwater Pearl “planets” space themselves out along the twists and turns of a contrasting yellow stainless steel universe for a look that is both celestial and playfully chic.  Perfect for summer wear, this bracelet also carries nautical, industrial and vintage notes in its sweet perfume. Let us count the ways to wear this….1. by the sea, 2.  in the sun, 3. in the park, 4. to dinner al fresco………

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The Hardest Working Pearls in Show Business

Perhaps you want something more from your pearls. Your pearls have to be a diva.  They have to sing like Maria Callas, paint a picture like Georgia O’Keeffe, soar like Amelia Earhart.  Your pearls have to make appearances, get written up in the society column and have their own calling cards. You need pearls with a punch, and we have them. Nothing fills the bill better than this Antique Pearl and Diamond Bracelet from the George Press Estate Collection.  Set in 14 karat white gold and embellished with 5.39cts of diamonds, this stunning bracelet is a show-stopper.  It will bring down the house every time you wear it!

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The Simple Life

Of course, some people prefer the simple life.  A ring with the appeal of fresh linen hanging on the line, golden sunshine and a field of white daisies.  Marco Bicego knows what you long for, and he is only too happy to provide it with this Mother of Pearl Fashion Ring.  From the Lunaria Collection, it is a breath of fresh air personified. Milky white mother of pearl and a golden vanilla wafer setting.  Timeless and effortless, it makes the perfect gift for some lucky woman.  To clarify, she’s lucky- because you have excellent taste! Kudos to you!

George Press Jewelers features Marco Bicego's Mother of Pearl Fashion Ring

Sorry guys, but these pearls clearly are for the girls.  Maybe you can find your own pearls somewhere else.  We may have some cufflinks. But don’t pout, spoiling your woman can have its own rewards.  Try it and see!


Beachy Keen! Summer Jewelry for Fun in the Sun

Summertime, and the living is breezy.  Whether you are cooling off on the beach, at a pool party, or on a yacht, you want to look stylish, sophisticated and elegant.  You choose your swimwear with care – just the right coverup, a flattering hat, so why wouldn’t you pay the same attention to your leisure jewelry?

By the Sea

This colorful sterling silver Sea Turtle Bracelet from Belle Etoile hits just the right note for lounging by the shore.  Pictures of sea turtles and marine life are playful and and fun to wear.  A white bangle on a tanned arm is always flattering and goes oh-so-nicely with all kinds of beachwear.  Whether it’s the Vineyard, the Cape or a tropical destination, this bracelet is a wonderful traveling companion for all sorts of vacation glee.

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Pool Party Panache

Pool parties can be tricky. Sometimes it’s an invitation to plunge in and get your hair wet, other times, it’s fully made-up women in flowing sundresses and men in seersucker jackets.  Play your cards right and take along this Aquamarine Paradise Short Necklace from Marco Bicego.  In 18 karat yellow gold with aquamarine paradise jewels, you will channel the spirit of a water nymph as you drift past the sparkling turquoise water, mojito in hand.  Beautiful with a bathing suit or a summer frock, you will find endless opportunities to wear this fetching strand of summer sky-inspired jewels.

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A Tisket, a Tasket

These nautical cable earrings from Alor remind us of a Nantucket basket with their seagoing flair.  Hoops have been hot all year and these are no exception. With stainless steel, yellow stainless steel and stainless steel nautical cable, these earrings are ready to set sail into a sea of style.  Casual yet chic, they travel day to evening with ease. You will find them a favorite go-to this summer, as they add a hint of boho charm and a dose of fresh salt air to your favorite outfits.

Alor Hoop Earrings are similar to those at 2017 Grammy Awards

Exploring the Ocean Floor

You love collecting sea shells, oooh and ahh at dolphins breaking the water’s surface, and thrill to the sight of whales in the open water.  In a past life, you were a brightly colored reef fish, playing hide and seek among the coral. For you and only you, we offer this 18 karat gold Octopus Bracelet from the George Press Estate Collection.  What could be more fun than a personal parade of octopi waving their brightly colored arms as they pass by? We dare you to try on this bracelet and not smile!

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This summer give in to your love of the beach.  Let your secret mermaid out for some playtime while she still has legs, and pull a piece of treasure out of Davey Jones’ locker-he won’t miss it!  Summer jewelry can make all your beachwear dreams come true and give you that dose of sparkling luxury you’ve been looking for.  Pick the look that appeals to you and wear it all summer long, and if you have any questions about whether it’s safe to wear swimming, just call us and ask, we are always happy to help!


A Diamond a Day-Why April’s Birthstone Rules!

April, you are the envy of all the other birthstones, for your birthstone is the best and the brightest – diamonds!  Sure, others have tried to ascribe additional birthstones to April – sapphire, clear quartz, and opal to be specific, but for most of us, we hear “diamond” and nothing after that.

And who can blame us?  Aren’t diamonds the most popular gemstone?  Aren’t they the hardest and most valuable stones of all? Some ancient cultures believed that diamonds were the tears of the gods.  Today we know that most of them are created under high pressure and temperatures deep in the Earth. Imagine the treasures yet to be found!

Wishing on a Pink Star

Diamonds come in different hues, too.  Ranging from faint to vivid, they can be found in yellow, green, blue, red and pink. The 59.60 carat Pink Star diamond recently broke a world record at auction, when it sold for $71 million in Hong Kong.  The buyer, Chinese retailer Chow Tai Fook promptly renamed the stone “CTF Pink Star.”

Maybe you will never own the CTF Pink Star, but that doesn’t mean you can’t include more diamonds in your day.  April ladies have the perfect excuse, sure, but they don’t have a monopoly! So, let’s look at some of the “daily” diamonds we have right here at George Press.  Diamonds you can wear any day, every day, and every evening too!

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This Lady’s Alor Black Cable Bangle Bracelet is a great example of a versatile diamond bracelet. Wrought in black cable and 18 karat white gold, it is effortlessly chic, and definitely cool.  From the Noir collection, it is perfect for wearing with a dress, business casual and your favorite jeans. We could see this being popular with all ages, and it makes an excellent gift for teens and twenty-somethings. There’s no better time to introduce them to diamonds.

This diamond bracelet is just one of the many George Press carries

Never Goa Away

Marco, Marco, you know the way to a woman’s heart.  Marco Bicego’s Goa Collection includes this sparkling 18K Yellow Gold and Diamond Bar Necklace.  Brighten your day, every day, by incorporating this sunny sparkler into your wardrobe.  Perfect for mixing with other necklaces, it also does the job alone.  The intricate chain is just one measure of its artistry.  Beautifully done, beautifully worn, by you, whenever you want! Note to April babies- add to wish list!

One of the many diamond necklaces that George Press has to offer

This Flex Forte Bezel Diamond Dust Bangle reflects everything that is right with jewelry styles today.  Perfect for stacking, or mix with another A-Link bangle, we have several compatible styles.  There is no right or wrong with these bangles, no time of day or required occasion. Just slip them on and go – to the mall, to work, to dinner.  Wherever and whenever you want!

Another diamond bracelet from the George Press Collection

The Right-Hand Ring

Let’s not forget that perennial favorite, the “right-hand” ring.  Not every diamond band has to be a wedding band. Some say it should be worn on the right hand to avoid confusion, but we say wear it however you darn well please.  Whether it’s a gift to yourself or for someone else, diamond bands- wedding or not- are a great way to put more diamonds into your life.

This Christopher Designs Diamond “Wedding” Band works perfectly for both a wedding band and a right-hand ring. In sultry platinum with 3.71cts of blazing diamonds, nobody puts Baby in a corner! (Dirty Dancing reference.)

This diamond wedding ring is one of the many sold at George Press jewelers

Also from Christopher Designs, we love this 18K white gold band with 0.57cts of diamonds for a multifunctional diamond band.  Of course, when shopping for a wedding band or a right-hand ring, we have too many styles to put them all here.  Your best bet is to come into the store and try on some of our many gorgeous choices.  It’s much more fun that way!

This diamond wedding band is another piece from Christopher Designs that George Press carries

In conclusion, if April is your birth month, make sure you spoil yourself and add some more diamonds to your day.  And if April isn’t your birth month, add some more diamonds to your day anyway.  Remember, there is no such thing as too many diamonds – and there never will be!


Going for the Gold – A Pot of Spring Treasure

Most of you know that St. Patrick’s Day was Friday, but last week’s heavy snowfall may have made you forget that Monday, March 20, is officially the first day of Spring.  It’s hard to remember that, when you still have snow on your lawn and the unpredictable March forecast is hinting about yet another winter storm.  But before you know it, the crocuses will be up, and the robins will return to usher in yet another year of rebirth and renewal.

This is also a time of year when the warm glow of yellow gold has a special sun-like appeal. It reminds us that soon we can put away our sweaters and take out our sandals, and romp and relax on bright, sunny days. Let us show you what we mean.

Steam Heat

It’s hard to be chilly when you look upon the sunburst effect of this Alor Kai Coil Diamond Bangle. The 18K white and yellow gold and stainless steel coil bangle heats things up like a radiator! Diamond accents only serve to increase its radiance.  This is a gorgeous bracelet for all seasons, especially spring and summer. Wear it with your favorite maxi dress or poolside in your swimsuit.  Its luxe and refined, just like you!

This gold Alor coil bangle is perfect for this Saint Patrick's Day

The Midas Touch

Need more persuasion?  How about this Marco Bicego Marrakech Gold Necklace?  Marco is the King Midas of jewelry, turning everything he touches into fine, glowing gold.  This necklace is formed from hand-hammered and twisted strands of 18K gold using Marco’s signature “corda di chitarra” method. In a necklace like this, you should be wandering the Medina looking for your riad, or basking on a lounge in Isla Mujeres waiting for your frozen margarita.

Marco Bicego's gold necklace is a perfect piece for Saint Patrick's Day

Spring Posies

What could be more spring-like than sunny golden flowers wearing diamonds like drops of dew? These George Press Flower Earrings are just the thing for spring celebrations! Easter, Mother’s Day, birthdays or just thinking of that special lady, these custom-made 18K yellow gold flower earrings with 0.90cts of diamonds are fresh and adorable.  Suitable for daytime as well as evening, they make the perfect bouquet!

These custom George Press gold flower earrings are one of the many gold pieces at George Press Jewelers

Bangle Brigade

Before we go, we really should mention this Pave Diamond Bangle from Doves. Its timeless styling and around the clock wearability make it a real contender for your favorite piece of jewelry. Designed in 18K yellow gold with 0.38cts of diamonds, it hits all the right notes in this season of bangles, bangles, and more bangles.

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Now don’t you feel warmer?  We do!  Why wait for the thermometer to rise when you can just turn up the heat with a golden treat. Let it be your spring ritual to heat things up by wearing sunny yellow gold jewelry, even if spring is moving a little too slowly for your taste.  Who knows, maybe Mother Nature will get the message and we will all have you to thank!

 


Moonlight Shines Over La La Land – Oscars Jewelry Lights Up the Night

Celebrities are not known for their subtlety, generally speaking, and this year’s Oscars were no exception.  Ruth Negga showed up with a ruby “crown” and earrings to complement her red Valentino gown. Charlize Theron wore diamond Chopard doorknockers on her ears, (they would have crushed a lesser woman.) Even Jennifer Aniston amped it up with 100ct emerald cut graduated diamond earrings worth $9.5 million.

Alas, most of us were not invited to the Oscars this year.  We, unfortunately, had a previous engagement and could not attend. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t occasionally have “Oscars” in our own lives. Maybe it’s an important gallery opening or corporate event.  Or maybe it’s a special wedding, your own – or someone you love very much.  There are always excuses to glam things up a bit and we are here to help!

Bling Around the Collar

As we’ve been saying, colored stones are making a strong comeback and so are collar length diamond necklaces.  This Antique Diamond and Sapphire Necklace combines the best of both worlds, in a charming vintage setting that is also the height of fashion. You can’t beat 11.63cts of round diamonds and 4.50cts of beautiful blue sapphires set in platinum for star power!

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Or, for the diamond purist, how about this Asher Fancy Link Diamond Necklace from Gregg Ruth? This 18 karat white gold necklace features 6.60cts of sparkling diamonds for your wearing pleasure.  Stunning, just stunning!

The Asher Fancy Link Diamond Necklace from Gregg Ruth resembles jewelry from the Oscars

Bangles and Cuffs

Bangles and cuffs continued to rock the red carpet too. Priyanka Chopka wore elegant platinum and diamond cuffs on each wrist and the effect was sensational with her sleeveless, geometric dress. Halle Berry stacked diamond bangles with her own sleeveless, body-hugging gown.  The nicest thing about this look is that it can be worn with so many different types of outfits.  Stack diamond bangles with your jeans and a favorite shirt, wear them to the office or on an evening out.  You never have to take them off!  We have so many different diamond bangles to choose from.  You can create your own unique combinations.

A Flex Forte Bezel Diamond Dust Bangle makes a great starter in 18K white gold with round diamonds.

The Flex Forte Bezel Diamond Dust Bangle from George Press Jewelers resembles jewelry from the Oscars

Add another, like this Lady’s Alor Stainless Bracelet …

The Lady’s Alor Stainless Bracelet from George Press Jewelers resembles jewelry from the Oscars

Or this Doves 18K White Gold Diamond Bangle. Or both!

The Doves 18K White Gold Diamond Bangle from George Press Jewelers resembles jewelry from the Oscars

If you want a more cuff-like look, try this George Press Three Row Overlapping Diamond Bangle in 18K white gold with 2.21cts of shimmering diamonds.  Imagine how gorgeous it would look to put one on each wrist! Mind…Blown!

This George Press Three Row Overlapping Diamond Bangle is a custom piece from George Press Jewelers that looks like jewelry from the Oscars

Of course, there were plenty of spectacular earrings at the Oscars too, long danglers and ear climbers and all of the trends we have been discussing here in our blog.  We hope you’ve had the opportunity to wear some of these looks. Remember, you are the star of your own life.  Whether it’s a rom-com, a drama or an adventure movie, live it to the fullest and celebrate each and every day!


Everything’s Coming Up Rose Gold!

Rose gold (one of the year’s most popular trends) is showing especially strong for spring. It makes sense when you think about spring’s traditional pastel color palette.  Not to mention the influx of pink clothing, accessories and home items being offered by designers.  We also think people are embracing the warm, romantic tone of rose gold and the way it flatters every skin tone.

Have you added some rose gold items to your jewelry wardrobe lately?  You may be surprised how much you enjoy it.  This Lady’s Alor Rose Gold Ring has a lot going for it. Its squared shape and carved 18 karat rose gold are fresh and wonderful, like cherry blossoms opening on bare winter branches.

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Rose Gold ring by Alor

Big Bold Bloom

Or cast your eyes on this Bertolucci Women’s Diamond Serena Garbo Watch in 18K rose gold and stainless steel with 180 diamonds. It’s like a full-blown peony in all its heaven-scented perfection. So beautiful you can’t even bear to cut it, but leave it as the crown jewel of your garden for everyone to enjoy.

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Beautiful Dilemma

When is a rose not a rose? When it’s this enchanting Diamond and Pearl Bypass Bangle, of course.  Cream and Pink South Sea Tahitian Pearls vie for top honors in this Lady’s Rose Gold Bypass Bangle, set with round diamonds.  It reminds us of that old fairy tale about two beautiful sisters, Snow White and Rose Red. Which would you choose?

Rose Gold Alor Bangle

Precious Palmera Frond

From Hera, this Palmera Diamond Leaf Pendant in sterling silver and rose gold with diamonds, is perfect for spring and summer. The lacy two-tone leaf is highlighted by “veins” of rose gold set with 0.40cts of diamonds.  This necklace is a tribute to nature at its finest and is sure to capture the eye with its subtle uniqueness.

Rose Gold Hera Diamond Leaf Necklace

Sweet and Innocent

Last, but not least, this Doves Customizable Initial Pendant in 18K rose gold with white topaz and diamonds is an instant charmer.  With the cozy chic feeling of a cottage climber rose, it’s a sweet and innocent throwback to soft, summer breezes and the lure of country meadows waiting to be explored.  Personalized charms, like lockets, are on the verge of making a big comeback, with sentimentality on the rise. We love the smooth, seed-like shape of it and the way it falls from the chain in a string of diamond water drops.

Doves Rose Gold Custom Pendant

Spring is just around the corner, believe it or not. It’s time to tend to your own personal garden and get ready to bloom! Plant some seeds, add water and a little rose gold, and get ready for first prize at the Flower Show. And when they award you the Rose Gold Trowel, don’t forget to mention us!

 


Jewelry Hits the High Notes at the 2017 Grammy Awards

What’s long and dangly and sparkly and beautiful?  Give up?  Just about everyone’s earrings at the 2017 Grammy Awards, that’s what!  Actually, there were a few women, and a number of men, wearing stud earrings, mostly diamond.  But the overall winner for best album was clearly the long dangle earring.  Beautiful danglers were worn by some of the top celebrities at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, including Rihanna, Katherine McPhee, Celine Dion and Giuliana Rancic.

Coming in at a close second, surprisingly, were hoop or drop hoop earrings.  Lending a bold 70’s flash to the evening, hoops were much in evidence on such stars as Heidi Klum, Halsey and Demi Lovato.

For necklaces, there were a couple of chokers, including a stunning multi-strand diamond choker worn by Camila Cabelo and the occasional lariat style necklace, but overall, everyone’s eyes were on the ears!

Dangling Darlings

Everyone’s eyes can be on your ears too, with the right accessories.  We can suggest a couple if you like! Let’s start with these custom designed George Press Decorative Diamond Drop Earrings. In 18K white gold and black, a whopping 5.84cts of fine white, cognac and champagne round diamonds will attract admirers like moths to a candle flame.  The mix of white and colored diamonds lends a level of sophistication to these gorgeous earrings, and increases their range of wearability to non-formal occasions also.

George Press Decorative Diamond Drop Earrings are similar to those in 2017 Grammy Awards

Or you can go full gala and slip into these Gregg Ruth Diamond and Sapphire Chandelier Earrings. When you have these earrings on, there’s no doubt that it’s time to party till you drop. Endless blue sapphires and diamonds combine in a unique setting that isn’t shy in the least.  These earrings also reference the recent increase of colored stones in fine jewelry.  What a great trend!

Gregg Ruth Diamond and Sapphire Chandelier Earrings are similar to those at the 2017 Grammy Awards

Start the Hoopla!

If these choices aren’t for you, then take it up a notch with a pair of bold, brilliant hoops.  The hoop is making a big comeback and these Alor Hoop Earrings really show us the reason why.  In yellow and silver tone steel cable, they are everything that is right about hoop earrings.  Appropriate for work, delightful for evening, they are a workhorse for day-to-evening wear.

Alor Hoop Earrings are similar to those at 2017 Grammy Awards

Or glam it up a bit, and check out these Doves Diamond Hoop Earrings. A modern twist on a classic, these 18K rose gold earrings set with 1.85cts of white, cognac and black diamonds really know how to work a room!

Doves Diamond Hoop Earrings are similar to the earrings at 2017 Grammy Awards

Finally, for a taste of something completely different, these Hera Agora Drop Earrings have got it going on. Sterling silver and rose gold drop hoops with a twist are modern and bold, for the fashion maven in you.

Hera Agora Drop Earrings are similar to those in 2017 Grammy Awards

So, don’t let the celebrities have all the fun.  You may not be getting a Grammy but that doesn’t mean you can’t sing! Even if you can’t carry a tune, there’s always the shower.  Or just put on a pair of these earrings and you’ll make beautiful music for sure!


Stargazing – The 2017 Golden Globe Awards

Take a golden globe, wrap it in a filmstrip, put it on a marble base, and you’ve got the quintessential element for a night of Hollywood stargazing and fashion trend-spotting!

The Golden Globe awards took place on Sunday, January 8, with all the aplomb, speculation and downright gossip these events can muster. Beautiful actresses, handsome leading men, gorgeous gowns, and of course, the best jewelry that money can buy (or that can be loaned gratis to important celebrities!)

This year was no exception. If you ask us, the jewelry outshone the gowns, if not the lovely ladies. Even a casual observer would have noticed several trends either emerging or being confirmed.

Leave the Cuffs on!

One of the more obvious stylings was the presence of big, bold cuffs.  Kristen Wiig wore a polished gold Chanel cuff and Ruth Negga also chose a gold cuff with a large ruby. Julia Louis-Dreyfuss’ cuff was slathered in diamonds.  But the award goes to Blake Lively and her matching emerald and diamond-bedecked cuffs that added a superhero touch to her black and metallic gown.

Thinking about trying this twice-as-nice trend?  Let us suggest a pair of these Alor Petra Diamond and Brown Stingray Cuffs. 18 karat gold and stainless steel cuffs with brown stingray and colored and white diamonds are sleek and sophisticated, especially when paired.  Imagine these with a beautiful cashmere sweater, or enhancing your slender wrists in a sleeveless dress. Tap them together and let the magic happen!

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Rings on Her Fingers…

Tracee Ellis Ross of “Blackish” fame fluttered her fingers for the camera all night to flaunt her diamond-laden hands.  Twelve rings, ten fingers, she took it to the extreme!  But she was far from the only celebrity wearing multiple rings, mostly of the diamond variety.  Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore and Janelle Monae were also caught red-handed with bling fingers.

Thinking of giving your wedding ring a little companionship? How about this Karina Cluster Ring from Gregg Ruth? Featuring 1.27cts of diamonds in 18K white gold, this sparkler will attract all the paparazzi!  Feeling like a star?  Go ahead, add another. This White Gold and Stainless Steel Fashion Ring from Alor fills the bill easily!

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Lady’s Alor White Gold and Stainless Steel Fashion Ring

The Ears Have It

Some trends are holding firm.  Sienna Miller wore simple pearls, Emma Stone a diamond pendant necklace, and of course, statement earrings are still going strong.  Whether cuffs or chandelier, cascades or studs, large diamond earrings were very much in evidence throughout the night. Natalie Portman, Sophia Vergara, Anna Kendrick, and Lily Collins were just a few to claim this award.  Here at George Press, we have given the diamond earring award to these South Sea Pearl and Diamond Earrings, featuring South Sea pearls and 3.46cts of diamonds set in platinum for a truly opulent experience.

Also tied for first place are these gorgeous 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Satin Earrings from Doves. Contemporary styling gives these dazzlers a fresh twist that is sure to draw attention from fans and rivals alike!

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The Night’s Hottest Trend

Finally, we wouldn’t be your trusted jewelry fashion advisor if we didn’t point out the night’s most newsworthy trend.  That’s right, the choker stole the show.  Love them?  Hate them? More on that later.  For now, the list of choker wearers looks something like this- Emma Stone, Michelle Williams, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and more.  Emma Stone wore a vintage 1909 Tiffany & Co. diamond choker with feminine Victorian styling.  We think this one from our Estate Collection is equally beautiful. 9.5cts of diamonds are stunning in a vintage platinum setting, proving that true classics are always in style.

Now that you have the inside skinny, you better get started on your acceptance speech. We think you might be up for a lifetime achievement award for always being the most stylish person in the room. Try to keep it under two minutes or we will play the award theme music. If that doesn’t work, we might have to ask George Clooney to escort you offstage. Wait…that might not be so terrible after all….


Out with the Old Year, Ring in the New Year!

What will you think of when you remember 2016?  Will it be Brexit?  The presidential election? Pokemon Go?  Like all years, 2016 brought many changes, some good, some bad.  We said goodbye to a few popular performers, like David Bowie, Prince, Alan Thicke and Carrie Fisher. Hamilton rocked Broadway, the summer Olympics hit Rio and the color pink ruled.  Whatever your interests, 2016 was an eventful year.

We learned about some new trends in jewelry too. Drop hoop earrings, tiered necklaces, light colored jewelry, mixed metals – and pearls, pearls, pearls! Those of us who monitor the market are already looking ahead to next year’s trends and a few patterns are starting to emerge!

Pearls Are Here to Stay

Pearls are still running strong and getting edgier by the moment. There’s nothing shy and demure about this Diamond and Pearl Bypass Bangle. Cream and Black South Sea Tahitian Pearls vie for attention on an 18K white gold bangle with round diamonds.  Choose this or select the cream and pink pearl variation set in 18K rose gold. They are both stunning.

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Geometric Rules

Triangles, squares, rectangles and circles.  If its geometric in its shape or decoration, it’s in style. For the perfect example, we look to these 18K yellow gold Tiffany inlaid earrings featuring onyx and mother of pearl.  The combination of shape and pattern is truly geometry at its personal best!

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Heart to Heart

Also showing up for 2017 is the iconic heart shape.  Whether it’s a single heart shaped stone or a full heart-shaped setting like this George Press Diamond Heart Pendant in 18K gold with 1.68cts of diamonds, nothing says “I Love You” quite like a heart full of diamonds!

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The Ears Have It!

Big drop or big hoop earrings, full on glitz, the brasher the better. We love this pair, Marco Bicego’s Lunaria Medium Gold and Citrine Earrings. Almost a full 2 inches long, the rose cut cushion citrines boast hand-hammered and engraved drops inspired by the delicate shape of the Lunaria flower. So trendy, yet so elegant.

Pendants are in. They can be large or small, worn on a choker or a longer chain. Big bold pendants are the new statement necklace, but if you prefer smaller pendants, try layering them with a couple of other necklaces for a tiered look! This Lady’s Alor Yellow Gold Necklace in 18K gold with two diamond pendants is the perfect piece to complete your combination effect!

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So stick with us as we explore these and other upcoming trends, and while you’re out window shopping, see if you spot a few others, like Victorian style jewelry, tassels, raw stones and minerals, and buckles. Once again you are a fashionista in the know.  Go forth and show off your up to the minute info, have fun and have a healthy and happy New Year!


Five Gold Rings – Accessorizing for the Holidays!

The holidays are upon us with all their sparkle and shine.  It’s a time of joy and merriment, children’s eyes aglow with excitement, families gathered in celebration. We are so grateful for so much, and yet, that nagging question remains – what are we going to wear??!!!

George Press has a few ideas to enhance your holiday wardrobe.  A little bling to make your party dress sing.  A touch of diamonds to light your….hm, nothing really rhymes with diamonds, but you get the picture.

So, without further ado,  George Press presents the hit of the Christmas lineup…five gold rings!  If you’re celebrating Hanukkah, don’t worry, we’ve got plenty more where these came from! The holidays are upon us with all their sparkle and shine.  It’s a time of joy and merriment, children’s eyes aglow with excitement, families gathered in celebration. We are so grateful for so much, and yet, that nagging question remains – what are we going to wear??!!!

 

Got the Holiday Blues?

Rose Gold Lapis Diamond Ring

We’ve got the cure!  Have you ever seen blue look more beautiful than it does in this  Rose Gold Lapis Diamond Ring from Doves’ Viola Collection. The center stone is an amalgam of lapis topped with white mother of pearl and crowned with light amethyst.  A checkerboard cut perfectly highlights its shining depths and layers of color. The 18K rose gold and diamond setting brings out the luster of the center stone.  With this ring, no one will care what else you’re wearing.  Really, you might as well be naked. But that might get chilly.

Turn It Up!

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No, we don’t mean the thermostat, for a change!  This 18K Rose Gold Ring from Alor will warm things up for any of your special ladies. A simple way to say “I Love You” to anyone from your significant other to your favorite niece. Very stylish, very charming, it will quickly become a go-to piece as it works its way from day to evening. She will just love it, but not as much as she loves you!

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Where does beauty lie?  All around us.  Particularly around you, when you’re wearing this Yellow Gold and Diamond Fashion Ring from Alor. Such an unusual setting is truly worthy of notice.  Everyone will be admiring your new ring as it glints under the lights.  The warm tone of the yellow gold says “sunny and bright” even as the snowflakes tickle your eyelashes. From the Aloro Collection, for your special someone.

A Golden Vision Created Just for Her

George Press South Sea Pearl and Diamond Ring

George Press presents his vision of the well-wrapped present. A stunning golden South Sea Pearl folded into a shining envelope of 18K yellow gold and outlined in diamond ribbons. This custom creation will outshine any other gift she receives. A work of art that rivals Klimt for golden luster and endless appeal, and it, too, is a masterpiece!

A Wintery Wonderland

Lady’s Alor White Gold and Stainless Fashion Ring

Like snowflakes, no two diamonds are alike. This can also be said of women! But almost every woman will appreciate the beauty of this Contemporary White Gold Fashion Ring from Alor. Perfect for the holiday season, 18K white gold and diamonds are a match made in heaven. Which is how she will describe your relationship, when you show your undying love with this frosty sparkler. Guaranteed to melt your Ice Queen’s heart – maybe you’d better get a mop too.

Remember, this is just a glimpse of the holiday treasures George Press has in store.  Pick your favorite, or come in and talk to George about personally designing just the right piece.  No matter which ring you choose, you are sure to spend your holidays snuggled up like a pair of turtle doves, and that certainly beats a bunch of leaping lords!


The Joy of Stocking Stuffers – Life’s Little Pleasures

In the times of old, stocking stuffers usually consisted of nuts, sweetmeats, and if you were really fortunate, an orange!  Things have changed, but what hasn’t changed is the fun of clever little surprises given as holiday gifts.

Pretty nail polishes, cute socks, makeup treats, and candy are all fitting gifts for the holiday “stocking,” but the toe is really where it’s at.  If there’s a little hard box in the toe, then you know that stocking is going to be great!!

Looking for some ideas to make your ladies sparkle and shine this December? Look no further.  The elves at George Press have some great suggestions for you!

Silver and Gold Sparkle

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This Lady’s Alor Yellow Gold Contemporary Ring wraps up the holiday spirit in a twist of 18K yellow gold and silvery, shimmery diamonds.  Every lady loves a beautiful new ring and this one is no exception.  It’s one present that won’t be going back after New Year’s!

Over the Moon!

From the Lunaria collection, Marco Bicego eclipses the sun with this blindingly gorgeous Yellow Gold and Diamond Collar Necklace. 18K yellow gold glows like amber, offset by the perfect diamond oval.  So luxuriant, so elegant, don’t dawdle over this one. Marco Bicego’s beautiful creations are never long on the shelves!

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Tinsel and Treasure

Or pull out all the stops and really go for it!  Gregg Ruth brings us an Asher Fancy Link Diamond Necklace that is just breathtaking.  6.60cts of diamonds shine with the light of a thousand stars in an 18K white gold sky.

The intricate Asher cut diamonds are a testament to taste and fashion. You are already perfect, so go ahead and gild the lily, just for fun! You deserve it!

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Auld Lang Syne

Planning an elegant New Year’s Eve?  A grand gala in a decadent ballroom, or caviar and champagne with loved ones by a roaring fire?  We have just the thing!  From the talented hands of George Press himself, a one-of-a-kind, opulent ring to warm your spirit. This 18K Geometric Diamond Ring mesmerizes with Art Deco flair.  Ring in the New Year with a toast to your special someone and this stunning sparkler, and watch the fireworks light up the night!

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There’s no lack of ideas at George Press, so stop by and let our elves make your holiday dreams come true.  Wishing you all a happy, healthy New Year and a little box in the toe of your stocking!  With love from all of us at George Press!


Happier Holidays – Gifts for the Men in Your Life!

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but the wise woman knows that there is more than one way to their man’s heart.  How does it make you feel when your man gives you a gift of jewelry?  Loved? Cherished?  Do you put it on immediately and admire it?

Men aren’t so different ladies.  They want to look handsome and fashionable and honestly there aren’t that many accessories that a typical man will indulge in.  But we’ve picked out a few choice items in the hope that it will make your gift giving just a little bit easier.

The Gentleman’s Bracelet

We kid you not, this bracelet is actually called Alor’s Gentlemen’s Bracelet, and we think that’s the perfect name for it. Black cable, black leather, 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel combine for a look that is polished, masculine and extremely attractive. Any man would be proud to wear such a look, and when others admire it, what will he say?  “Oh thanks, my wife/ girlfriend/fiancée gave it to me.”  Winning!

Put a Ring On It!

Or maybe it’s time to get your husband a shiny new wedding ring. Maybe he’s outgrown his old one or is simply tired of wearing it. Nothing personal ladies, it happens. Or maybe you’d like to plant the idea in his head that having wedding jewelry options is a good idea. (Smart girl.) Try spicing up his “ring relationship” with one of these new offerings.

This is not your father’s wedding ring. It’s hot and daring and highly individualistic, and that’s exactly how your guy will feel when he’s wearing it. Steven Kretchmer’s Midnight Blue Tire Stick Wedding Band in platinum alloy with diamond accent even has a rugged name. Men who don’t like to wear rings will enjoy wearing this one. Try it and see!

Got a more conservative fella?  We’ve got the ring for him!  Update his look with a Lieberfarb Men’s Wedding Band like this platinum stunner.  It will play all night long and doesn’t charge overtime like most wedding bands. (Sorry for that terrible pun, we couldn’t resist.) Sleek and classy, just like your husband.

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Looking for something  for your son or son-in-law, or maybe your spouse is a cycling enthusiast?  Biking has gotten so popular these days, it’s not uncommon to see dozens of cyclists on the road or in the woods, combining excellent workouts with their pure love of the sport.  Fresh air, sunshine, tranquility and darn – mechanical problems!  Storage space is skimpy on a bike and most riders try to limit the weight they carry.  That’s  why this Swiss Army Bike Tool makes such a great gift! With 12 functions, a tire lever and 8 integrated bits, it provides maximum assistance with minimal bulk. After all, you don’t want him to get stuck out there, or have to make that humiliating call to get picked up.  Show him you love what he loves, and maybe buy yourself one, too!

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Of course, there’s always the classic holiday gift of a new watch. Whether your man likes to collect them or wear the same one day and day again, some would argue that a handsome watch is a man’s best accessory. George Press has a large selection of wonderful watches, from vintage Rolexes to modern marvels like this Bertolucci Mens’ Serena Garbo Chronograph Quartz Watch. Water resistant to 30 meters and designed with flair, this striking watch goes from day to evening to day again without a hitch. Perfect for the holidays and maybe even New Year’s Eve. Follow up your midnight kiss with this, and your new year will be happy indeed!

So there you have it ladies, something for each of the men in your life. The elves at George Press have done their best to make your lives easier. Now what color bow would you like on that?


Drop It Like It’s Hot -The Drop Hoop Earring Heats Things Up!

Hoop earrings have been around for a long time.  Wildly popular in the 1960’s, thick hoop earrings in day-glo color were a groovy accessory for the “mod” fashion ensembles of the time.  Even the drop hoop existed then, usually as a plastic hoop that thickened towards the bottom and was suspended from a plastic button. Ah memories….

Today’s drop hoop interpretation is a horse of a different color. Our drop hoops are fun and frisky, but their restrained color palettes and precious materials make them an elegant and timeless addition to your jewelry  collection.

Spiraling Out of Control

Let’s start with these White Stainless Chandelier Earrings from Alor’s Noir collection.  A series of stainless steel and black cable hoops dotted with round diamonds almost form a spiral as they graduate in size from small to large.  Strikingly different, they go from day to evening with ease. Fun and hip, they work well for the modern businesswoman, the boho chic, and add evening elegance to any outfit.

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           Diamonds on Display

We are also loving these Dove’s Diamond Hoop Earrings. White, cognac, and black diamonds ornament a slender hoop of 18 karat rose gold for a look that is thoroughly innovative and leaves the 1960’s in the dust (where it belongs!) You could make these earrings your statement piece and never regret the choice. Fashionistas take note –  these ARE the ones.

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Nobody Does It Better

Once again, Ivanka Trump proves that nobody does it better!  These 18 karat yellow gold diamond drop earrings bear her unmistakable stamp. Interpreted with architectural brilliance, these pear-shaped hoops are at once intimately familiar and like nothing you’ve ever seen before. They speak volumes about the taste and style of the wearer, without uttering a single word. Bravissimo!

And Now for Something Completely Different…

Agora means “gathering place” in Greek. The ancient agora in Athens was the center of athletics, artistry, spirituality and politics. Everyone who was anyone gathered in the agora. These Hera Agora Drop Earrings in sterling silver and 18 karat rose gold with diamonds have all that is necessary to make you the center of everyone’s focus.  Three dropped leaf-shaped hoops in silver, rose and charcoal are soft, yet edgy. Feminine, but focused.  They say “the world is your apple, take a bite!”

Our advice?  Don’t drop the ball, drop the hoop!  Earrings are the best way to draw attention to the face. Lovely eyes, lovely lips, a well-shaped ear, the right earrings can highlight all your special beauty. A dropped hoop will make you feel and look youthful and sexy.  Pick a pair that highlights your individuality and you’ll be too hot to handle!

 


Fantasies in Black and White – Classic Jewelry and Halloween Costumes!

Is there anything more classic than black and white?  Yin and Yang, day and night, naughty and nice?  It’s amazing how these black and white jewelry selections can help bring your Halloween costume fantasies to life!

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Maybe today you feel as innocent as the day you were born.  Butter wouldn’t melt in your mouth.  Everything is rainbows and unicorns. Let your inner light shine on the hoi polloi.  We can make it happen.

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This Lady’s Contemporary White Gold Fashion Ring from Alor is just what you need. Refreshing and bright, it radiates your inner glow out into the world. In 18 karat white gold with round diamonds, it is Glinda the good witch coming down in her bubble to save the day. Life around you will just be better, you’re an angel!

The Dark Side

Now for something black and mysterious. Perfect for those who favor spooky Halloween costumes; witches, vampiresses, brides of Frankenstein and sultry seductresses of every sort. Feast your eyes on Alor’s Lady’s Black Ribbon Bangle Bracelet. Reminiscent of wrought iron in New Orleans’s French Quarter or hand-drawn embellishments in old manuscripts, this bracelet tantalizes with its old world flavor.

On the other hand, since gothic inspiration is so very today, it could also be described as strikingly modern and youthful. Pair this black ribbon cable in stainless steel and white gold with a chic black sheath and your sophistication factor will rise by a mile.

The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful

Of course, to take black and white to its fullest potential, nothing is more successful than pairing the two.  This Black Sterling Silver Stingray Cuff with Pearls from Honora can do just the trick. You wouldn’t describe this bracelet as delicate or subtle.  No, it’s bold, confident and powerful!  Manifest that image just by slipping it on.  Wonder Woman’s cuffs were also known as the Bracelets of Submission.  What will you call yours?

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Portrait of a Lady

Beaded flapper dresses from the Roaring 20’s and the daughters of Downton Abbey, a splash of art deco flair from this Honora Square Onyx and Pearl Bracelet sets just the right tone. Accepting a tipped hat from a doorman with an ever so gracious nod, it’s lunch in the city and an intimate supper with elegant friends.  We love the look and the way the soft warmth of the pearls plays off the crisp sparkle of square onyx and sterling silver. Gold highlights make this wearable with so many other pieces.  Truly the best of both worlds.

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  …And for My Final Trick

Like a magician performing his grand finale, we just have to pull these earrings from our proverbial hat.  For your grand amusement, may we present these Alor Noire Collection Diamond Earrings in 18 Karat white gold, stainless steel and diamonds.  Whether you are the beautiful assistant, or the sexy magician herself, these electric earrings will sway and sparkle under the spotlights, distracting the audience from your sleight of hand. When you disappear in a puff of smoke you will leave them all wanting more, more, more.

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It’s fun to dress up for Halloween and fun to be someone else for a change.  We love matching jewelry to costume suggestions, but jewelry also has to function in the real world and all of these pieces do that wonderfully.  Choose your favorite look and weave it into your Halloween plans, and then wear it again and again in   everyday life.  Fantasy and reality, coexisting in a bit of luxury. Happy Halloween!!


 Bare Beauty, Forsaking Stones for Masterful Craftmanship

Not every occasion calls for emeralds, sapphires and rubies.  There are times when an understated nuance is exactly what the day or night demands. Brunch, a garden party, dinner at that new restaurant that only the most hip have begun to frequent.  You know what I’m talking about.

There is an edge to gemless jewelry that is undeniable.  It has to survive on its own.  Make an impact with only metals and sometimes pearls to do its bidding.  Yet, it succeeds.  The secret is in the craftsmanship and the luster of the metals themselves. The ability to appreciate this is what distinguishes the jewelry connoisseur
from the window shopper.

Marco Bicego Siviglia Drop Earrings

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Take, for example, these Marco Bicego Siviglia Drop Earrings.  They are luminous, engaging, swinging proudly in their own right with no need of embellishment. The 18 karat hand engraved yellow gold ovals flatter the wearer as they gently sway, reflecting warmth onto your skin.  You are the gem, and these earrings a masterful setting. Imagine how they look in sunlight, candlelight, moonlight. Have you ever looked so dazzling?

 

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Color is not a deterrent for gemless jewelry either.  Just look at this Alor Multi Colored Bangle.  It packs a fruit punch of color with 18 karat yellow gold and four flavors of stainless steel.  This Nautical Cable bangle is yummy whether dining dockside or sailing off for adventure.  Even landlubbers will welcome its saltwater breezes and Nantucket flair. Sure to become your summer favorite, it looks just as fantastic in spring, winter and fall!

 

Honora Small Beaded Pearl Earrings

Honora Small Beaded Pearl Earrings

Of course we all know that pearls are super hot now, and they certainly accentuate these Small Beaded Pearl Earrings from Honora in sterling silver.  But we think the true stars are the gold-toned beads themselves.  These earrings pack a lot of drama into a relatively small space. Cunningly set, the pearls are the perfect accent to the almost military precision of these dress uniform half hoops. Eye-catching with your favorite LBD or swanky suit, these earrings speak volumes about your impeccable sense of style.

 

Alor Classique Tri-Color Necklace

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Here’s a necklace with undeniable presence.  From Alor’s Classique Collection, may we present the Tri-Color Necklace…of your dreams!  Rose cable, yellow cable and grey cable combine with 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel to bring you an intricate interplay of delicate loops that ramp it up just in time for a big neckline finish. Craftsmanship at its best.  Plain Janes step back, there is nothing for you to see here!

The takeaway from today’s blog?  Gems don’t always make the jewelry.  When you’re dealing with fantastic time-proven designers who take pride in their talents, gemless jewelry can be just as alluring and powerful as gem laden. Many opportunities will present themselves for you to wear your “bare” beauties, and reveal yourself as the sparkling, effervescent jewel that you are!


Just Heavenly, Celestial Inspired Jewelry’s Starring Role

Designers take inspiration from everywhere, nature, technology, art, and lately, designers have been looking to the skies and coming back with stars in their eyes. Celestial inspired jewelry is a growing trend, whether literally or figuratively created.

 

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For the literal minded, we offer two pendants from Monica Rich Kosan.  The first is a telescope.  Adventurers everywhere, delight!  Put your explorer’s heart on display and charm everyone with your desire to discover new worlds. You won’t have to look far to express your taste for new experiences.

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Monica Rich Kosan also offers this dream moon pendant for the dreamer in all of us.  Accented with white sapphires, it is a sliver of Luna, herself. You will pull the tides in either direction as you wane and ebb, wane and ebb in your own moonlit glow.  Shed your light on those around you and you’ll be catching dreams in no time at all.

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Meanwhile, in a galaxy not far away, Gregg Ruth has created a Spiral Diamond Pendant that will enchant and delight you.  In 18 karat white gold with 1.96cts of sparkling diamonds, it’s effect will mesmerize the onlooker. Following the spiral to its center has a hypnotic effect. Imagine what you can do with such power!  It makes the Milky Way look positively dreary by comparison. Bling Galaxy is where it’s at!

04-32-S386-11Now for a more Monet-like turn to celestial inspiration.  Impressionistic and impressive, this Two Tone Bangle Bracelet from Alor takes flight with two tone stainless steel and 18 karat white gold sprinkled with round diamonds. Is that Orion’s Belt in the middle?  He’s been looking for it everywhere.  Of course, men can never find things.  But if yours finds this gorgeous bracelet for you, you’ll have to take that back now, won’t you?!

 

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Finally, a long day’s journey into glamorous evening ends with this Alor Freshwater Pearl Bracelet. Gleaming white freshwater pearls are strung like moons along a trail of black stainless steel and 18 karat white gold. Your star struck amor will seek you everywhere, as you tease him by leaving a trail of stardust in your wake.  Bad girl! But oh so good girl, too. Two sides to every woman, yin and yang, all bound together in this spiral fantasy.

Everyone wants to leave their earthbound self behind sometimes.  Take to the skies and fly like a bird, like a plane, like…oh never mind, you get it. So twinkle twinkle little starlet and get with the space program. Sprinkle a little stardust in your wardrobe with a piece of heavenly celestial jewelry and reach for the stars.  When you grab one, say hi for us!


How Many Shades of Grey Do You Desire? – Grey Jewelry Rises to the Occasion!

Everyone’s talking about shades of grey, and no, we don’t mean a certain book or movie…. We’re talking about the many shades that grey jewelry comes in, and its newfound importance in the fashion world.

Perhaps the best illustration is to look at the names of some grey shades. Pewter, Platinum, Old Silver, Pale Silver, Roman Silver, Silver, Silver Chalice, Steel… see where we’re going here? Grey is cool, grey is elegant, grey is sexy, and grey jewelry is skyrocketing.

Grey stones have been flying off the shelves and it’s easy to see why. Grey is so neutral, and more than that, adaptable.  It goes anywhere, at any time of day, and always looks sophisticated. The particular shade you choose is simply a matter of preference.  We love them all! We especially like this Honora Topaz Ring set in a sterling silver halo with a center topaz surrounded by pyrite crystals.

Honora Topaz Ring

Honora Topaz Ring

The pearl market is also experiencing increased demand for grey-toned pearls. Put away your pearly whites and aim for one of these luscious charmers. Honora combines tradition
with a modern edge in this Grey White Ombre Pearl Necklace. These Fresh Water Cultured Pearls say all that needs to be said when highlighting the neckline of a chic suit, or tossed over a white blouse and jeans. Is there anything they wouldn’t improve dramatically? Also – Ombre – enough said!

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While we’re on the topic of gorgeous grey pearls, let’s not forget these beautiful Baroque Pearl Earrings set in 14 karat white gold with diamonds. Each splendid drop is nature’s work of art. Picture them on your ears, you won’t be able to look away, and neither will anyone else. They say pearls grow more lustrous the more you wear them, what they don’t tell you is that you grow more lustrous too!

Baroque Pearl Earrings

Baroque Pearl Earrings

Fashionable grey can also be presented in metal form. Although some might argue that diamonds are grey-ish, we think it is the bangle itself that steals the show in this Alor Classic Three Row Diamond Bangle. Certainly, diamonds are always a welcome enhancement, but just look at the streamlined appeal of these three stainless steel bands. Strong, yet feminine, it doesn’t mince words, but it sure knows how to flatter!

Alor Classic Three Row Diamond Bangle

Alor Classic Three Row Diamond Bangle

So put away the Christian Grey and strap on something even sexier. Grey jewelry goes a long way towards making you look and feel like the polished cosmopolitan that you are. These shades of grey are anything but dull, and you won’t be able to resist their smoky sensuous allure. Let them pull you in and have their way with you…. It’s easy to get carried away when you’re talking about grey!


Summer’s Sparkle Looks Good on You, the Best of Summer Jewelry!

Light clothing, light tans and lots of sunlight create the perfect backdrop for summer’s best accessory, summer jewelry!  Necklines are lower, arms are bare and everything sparkles and shines under the summer sun, especially you!

Why go to the beach or pool unadorned when there are so many glamorous options available? You are your own canvas, so bring the pizzazz back to poolside with a little glitz.

Some jewelry is clearly meant for wearing all year round and some jewelry is “winter” jewelry.  But how do you tell if a piece is suitable for summer?  Well it’s not that difficult really.  For one thing, it should be comfortable to wear, nothing too confining or burdensome. For another, take your complexion into consideration. Warm metallic tones flatter all shades in warm weather, but silver, platinum or white gold will enhance even a slight tan. Nautical themed pieces are always summer appropriate, as are beautiful blues, greens, yellows, and all of the colors of a glorious summer day.

Here are some choices that are sure to make you look even better than you feel, as you bask by sea, pool or lake.

Alor Multi Colored Bangle

Alor Multi Color Bangle

Look no more for the perfect summer bangle, Alor brings it right to your fingertips with this Multi-Colored Nautical Cable Bangle in 18 karat yellow gold and shades of stainless steel.  It ticks all the boxes for the golden season. Nautical? Check! Colorful? Check! Playful? Check! Put it on wherever you’re heading, it’s the perfect companion!

Ivanka Trump Metropolis Necklace

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Summer is truly the season for showing some skin and many of us enjoy showing off the beautiful area of the décolletage. Few things are more feminine than a beautifully framed neckline, although a gorgeous backless dress is a tough competitor.

Ivanka Trump knows what it feels like to be a glamourous woman. Her Ivanka Trump Metropolis Necklace is the ideal accoutrement for a plunging neckline.  Or be a rebel, and drape it down your back.  Either way, you will never feel more beautiful.

 Octopus Bracelet

Estate Octopus Bracelet

Want something really fun to wear?  Something so unusual everyone is bound to comment on it?  We can’t think of a more spectacular summer piece than this artisanal Octopus Bracelet!  In 18 karat gold, this beautiful pageant of “octopi” divas will parade for you all summer long, attracting more than their share of attention.  Have you ever seen anything like this on anyone else?  Neither have we!  It’s a luxurious celebration of sea life and beachfront palaces. Hold it to your ear, is that the ocean calling?

Marco Bicego Africa Earrings

Marco Bicego Africa Earrings

Finally, there is no talking about summer without talking about Marco Bicego.  Honestly, you can’t go wrong with anything from the Bicego collection.  He’s always timely, always au courant. But if you want to talk “hot hot hot” how about these Marco Bicego Africa Earrings?  They are positively on fire with summer’s golden flames.  Simple enough for the beach, elegant enough for the club, they will take you anywhere.  A vacation staple that will last much longer than the vacation!

 

So here’s wishing you the best summer ever.  May it be golden and sweet with long days and elegant evenings. Dance the nights away, and take long naps by the pool. Just close your eyes, and shine, shine, shine.


Silver & Gold, Mixing Metals (Not Metaphorically)

To say that the Met Gala is a fashion forward affair is putting it mildly. The gala is often the first venue to alert the public to new style trends, and this year was no exception. This May’s technology theme launched a lot of futuristic new looks, with many of the “celebrati” flashing metallics for high impact.  Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford and numerous others sparkled and shone on the red carpet.  Nor did they limit themselves to a single metal, rather, the silver and gold celebration was a kaleidoscope worthy of a Klimt painting.

It should come as no surprise then, that jewelry designers have also been embracing this trend; mixing yellow gold with silver-toned metals like platinum, white gold, silver and steel. The effect is lustrous, modern and infinitely wearable.

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Alor Classique Multicolor Bangle

Take, for example, this Alor Classique Multicolor Bangle. Wrought in 18 karat gold with three shades of stainless steel, the effect is luminous and radiant.  This bangle flatters every skin tone and draws all other jewelry into shining harmony. It will look gorgeous on the sleeve of your favorite winter white sweater and equally beautiful on your tanned wrist in your favorite poolside ensemble.  Truly a bracelet for all seasons.

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Ivanka Trump has shown more than once that her natural design talent produces jewelry worthy of the spotlight. These classical Ivanka Trump Diamond Earrings reflect beauty and grace in 18 karat yellow gold with 0.73cts of round brilliant diamonds. The clean lines are both modern and reminiscent of the great art deco era. Silver and Gold has never looked so sophisticated.

 

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Finding your wedding band a little ho hum these days? Slip on this set of Three Diamond Eternity Bands custom created by none other than our own George Press. Sold together, or separately, the center band is platinum set with 3.94cts of round brilliant diamonds. Flanking it are two 18 karat yellow gold bands each set with 3.06cts of fine white and champagne round diamonds. So beautiful, you’ll vow to wear it forever!

 

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Finally, Alor sets the pace yet again with this Diamond Ring in 18 karat white gold and stainless steel with a diamond buckle. So refreshing and contemporary, this ring appeals to women of all ages and styles. It makes a great gift for graduations, anniversaries, promotions and the always popular self-appreciation. (Wink!)

 

The Silver and Gold trolley has slowed down just for you so jump aboard! We know you’ll enjoy the ride.  Pick out some mixed metal favorites and ring the bell- because you’ll be riding the fashion train with the stars!

 


Diamond Earrings Worthy of Your Lifetime Collection

Beyond the Stud

With a set of diamonds and a set of pearls, a well-dressed woman has appropriate jewelry for almost any occasion. Of course, no lifetime collection is complete without an amazing pair of diamond earrings.

The stuff of song lyrics and always a welcome gift, women appreciate diamond earrings at any point in their lives.  Whether you’re looking for something exceptional for your lady love, or seeking to commemorate a special birthday, diamond earrings are a perfect choice.  They also make an excellent gift for yourself!  Am I right ladies?

Classic diamond drop earrings have undeniable allure. They sparkle at the slightest motion, drawing attention to the wearer and are the perfect complement at any age. George Press offers a large variety of diamond drops like these Gregg Ruth Diamond Drop Earrings in 18 karat white gold with 1.43cts of diamonds. Perfect for the woman who has mastered the feminine mystique!

Gregg Ruth Diamond Earrings

Gregg Ruth Diamond Drop Earrings

Gregg Ruth also offers these Asher Drop Earrings. The Asher cut drops show that you are style-conscious, yet still classic. With 1.32cts of diamonds set in 18 karat white gold, these earrings are are not going to fade into the background, that’s for sure. They will continue to make their mark many years after you add them to your collection.

Gregg Ruth Asher Drop Diamond Earrings

Gregg Ruth Asher Drop Diamond Earrings

If you’re looking for something a little more casual, these Alor Diamond Earrings really bring it to the table – the conference table, the dinner table or the blackjack table! In 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel nautical cable with 0.36cts of diamonds, they are great for summer resort wear too!

Gregg Ruth Asher Drop Diamond Earrings

Alor Diamond Earrings

Which brings us to the classic charm of long, dangly, diamond earrings. George Press throws his hat into the ring with these stunning custom offerings.  These One of a Kind Drop Diamond Earrings in 18 karat white and yellow gold feature 4.81cts of fine white, champagne and cognac diamonds. Admirers will lean in closely to better appreciate their exquisite workmanship and range of color. Before you know it…well let’s just say that anything’s fair in love and war.

George Press One of a Kind Drop Diamond Earrings

George Press One of a Kind Drop Diamond Earrings

Finally, right out of fantasyland and onto your ears, George Press brings you these Decorative Diamond Drop Earrings. Custom created in 18 karat gold with 5.84cts of fine white, cognac and champagne round diamonds, these iconic earrings say all there is to say on the matter.  You will have the last word. Period. End of Story. You win.

George Press Decorative Diamond Drop Earrings

George Press Decorative Diamond Drop Earrings

So what are you waiting for? Add some diamond earrings to your lifetime collection as soon as you can. You will enjoy them over and over again. Live, love and wear gorgeous jewelry. It doesn’t get any better than that!


Link Jewelry You Won’t Want to Miss!

At George Press we take our duty to study jewelry fashion seriously.  No matter how grueling it is to look at page after page of gorgeous link jewelry, to watch stunning models strut the catwalk and only look at their ears, necks, wrists and fingers, to visit jewelry shows in exotic locales – we will buckle down and do it!  Why? You may ask?  Because we are professionals. Um, and because no sacrifice is too much for our customers.  That’s why we feel it is our fashion duty to inform you about a hot new trend in the jewelry world – “link jewelry.”

Last months’s runway shows in fashion capitals like London, Paris, Milan and New York strongly emphasized the use of link jewelry and accessories in a variety of materials, from fabric to precious metals. Yves St. Laurent, Alexander Wang, Dior and Balenciaga were among the many designers touting this simple, fresh style.

What is the difference between link jewelry and chains?   A chain is typically made up of links.  But in link jewelry, the focus is on the links themselves, which are usually larger, looser, and sometimes feature unusual accents or differences in the sizes, shapes or colors of the links.

 

Hera Agora Drop Earrings

Hera Agora Drop Earrings

Hera Agora Drop Earrings

Take, for example, these Hera Agora Drop Earrings. In 18 karat rose gold and sterling silver, these earrings feature 0.21cts of diamonds displayed in twisted, diamond‐shaped links in three different colors and sizes. Hera offers similar patterns in a pendant, necklace and coordinating bracelet. Placed on your ears, these scintillating link drops will command attention.

Marco Bicego Positano Diamond Earrings

Marco Bicgeo Positano Diamond Earrings

Marco Bicgeo Positano Diamond Earrings

Marco Bicego comes through with a different perspective on the link earring with his positively stunning Positano collection. Here he circles the links up into a “button” earring and finishes them with 0.28cts of pave diamonds. Innovation with a classic twist, these earrings have a pedigree that will take them well into your future.

Alor Diamond Chain

Alor Diamond Chain

Alor Diamond Chain

With this Alor Diamond Chain, the difference between “link” and “chain” gets a little fuzzier, but we just love this necklace and we would be remiss if we didn’t at least point it out to you. In 18 karat white gold, this 18 inch necklace features diamonds and a link chain cut to sparkle and shine!

 

Diamond and Ruby Bracelet

Diamond and Ruby Bracelet

Diamond and Ruby Bracelet

Finally, take link jewelry to its ultimate destination with this platinum oval link bracelet featuring 3.00cts of square rubies and 3.92cts of round diamonds. With link jewelry like this, your every gesture will become notable. People will notice, they may even gossip. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Well that’s another tough job done. We’d stay and chat but we have to get back to trying on the engagement rings and looking at ourselves in hand mirrors. After all, jewelers work from sun to sun, but a fashionista’s work is never done.


New Year!

New Year’s has come and gone, and now it’s time dear friends to once again consult the fashion fortune teller and find out what the top trends will be for 2016. Come with me now…………

Mirror, mirror on the wall…oops sorry, wrong fortune.  Looking into my crystal ball…I see that there are a number of trends in the jewelry world this year.  Stackable rings and bracelets are still going strong, along with Y necklaces, and openwork or open-ended bracelets and rings.

But…what’s this? I see some new trends emerging! Here’s something hot and new in bridal jewelry- mixed metals!  Rose gold and platinum or yellow gold and white gold.  Look at the beauty of this Couture Parisian Engagement Ring from Verragio.  The yellow highlights make the 18 karat white gold pop! Settings are finally rivaling diamonds for center stage.  It’s a revelation!

 

Let me look again. Oh darn can you pass me the Windex please my crystal ball is getting cloudy.  Wait, wait, I see something…it’s dark, it’s shiny…its blackened metals!

Wow, what a unique trend. A lot of top designers indicate that they will be featuring blackened metals in their new lines. Of course, at George Press we are already ahead of the curve. Come in and look at some of our fashion forward offerings like these Alor Noir Collection Diamond Earrings featuring the crisp contrast of black stainless steel against 18 karat white gold and stainless steel. Diamond swirls in the center are heavenly against the geometric background.

Is that the phone ringing? No, no hold on, I’m getting a message from the other side. There’s one more trend that you should know about. Uniquely shaped diamonds and colored stones are gathering attention as celebrities flaunt them on the red carpet. Hearts and pears have been shown particular favor and it’s easy to see why. George Press celebrates the pear-shaped diamond in this custom 18 karat white gold engagement ring.  Smaller diamonds surround the center stone in a loving embrace for a dazzling effect. Want to be even more original?  Try setting it slightly sideways.  Remember, at George Press we can make whatever your heart desires.

Ah the crystal ball is darkening now. Thank you spirits for your wise counsel. Perhaps Madame would like to have her palm read?  No?  That’s probably just as well, I must say I am drained.  Another time perhaps. Until then, go forth and be fashionable!


Fashion at Your Fingertips!

Let’s face it ladies, we put lots of time and money into looking our best.  Not the least of which goes to our favorite weekly therapy, manicures!  The trends for nail polish are strong this fall with loads of unexpected twists.  So play up your beautiful nails with these equally gorgeous pieces from the always fashionable George Press!

Embrace your dark side with fall’s hippest trend.  Dark nail colors of wine, black and especially blue are rocking the runways.  Blue has never been more popular, in all it’s incarnations of midnight, metallic, cobalt and sapphire. This London Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring from Ivanka Trump plays up the mood perfectly with an edgy shade of blue that will showcase your sense of style.

Nail art also continues to be a front runner, with thin stripes, chevrons and small squares taking pride of place.  A particularly fetching design is to outline the nail with contrasting top and bottom stripes.  If you really want to wow them, top it off with this George Press Custom Topaz and Diamond Ring in 18 karat gold with fine white and black round brilliant diamonds. Your imagination will run wild thinking of new color combinations inspired by this beauty!

Cocoas, taupes, bronzes, and champagne colors also take their customary fall place.  What isn’t customary is this 18 karat white gold, stainless steel and rose stainless steel Nautical Cable Bangle from Alor. With  a spritz of diamonds, you can never have too many of these! Alone or stacked, they will turn your earth-toned manicure into something heavenly!

Oh and did we mention grey?  Because if we didn’t, shame on us!  Grey is a power player this season in all of its shades.  From smoky tints to luminous platinum, you can’t go wrong with this neutral.  Everything looks great with grey, but nothing looks better than the sparkly allure of diamonds.  This 18 karat white gold Gregg Ruth Asher Diamond Bangle blends elegant sophistication with a wearability that outshines the rest. You’ll soar to new heights this fall with this winning pairing!


A Bevy of Bangles!

Bangles have been traditional for way too long. But surprise! At last there is a delightful alternative to the familiar, ring-shaped bracelet.  Cast your eyes upon these beauties that are breaking all the rules.

 

Fashionistas are fascinated with open-ended bangles this fall.  Especially coveted are bangles that add sparkle to the neutrals that Fall outfits bring, such as this George Press Custom Bangle. This three row overlapping diamond bangle is a great piece for this transition season, as the versatility of diamonds works extremely well with winter outfits!  Three Row Overlapping Diamond Bangle

This stunning 18 karat white gold bangle features 2.21cts of sparkling diamonds.


Working 9 to 5? You can still flash a little bling at your wrist! This stunning Bronze Stainless Steel with Brown Stingray and mixed color and white diamonds cuff from Alor is the ultimate power bracelet. Clap on this bracelet and watch the glass ceiling disappear!  Better yet, take this look into evening with ease, it goes with everything, especially a promotion!

Stingray Alor Brown

Absolutely stunning bangle from Alor’s Petra collection in 18 karat Gold, Stainless Steel, Bronze Stainless Steel with Brown Stingray and 0.38 mixed color Diamonds and 0.17 carats of White Diamonds.


 

 

Looking for something truly unusual?  Something that adorns a slender wrist in a little black dress with the utmost taste and just a touch of restraint?  Try this Hera Palmera Leaf Bangle in sterling silver and 18 karat rose gold with a swish of diamonds.  It’s your moment, enjoy it!

 

Sterling silver and 18 karat rose gold Hera Palmera leaf bangle features 0.08cts of diamonds.

 


 

 

A true connoisseur knows how to combine for maximum impact!  We love these two together…or even three or four!  Marco Bicego presents these African Gold Kissing and Bypass bangles in 18 karat hand-engraved gold. Splash a jangle of these bangles on and raise your champagne glass for a toast. “To fabulousness!  Hear! Hear!”

A contemporary twist on the classic bangle, Africa “kissing” bangle by Marco Bicego in 18 karat hand-engraved gold.

Africa bypass bangle in 18 karat hand-engraved yellow gold.

 


Outshine The Sun

Summer is all about having fun in the sun and what can be more fun than feeling and looking fabulous?  Everyone around you is going to need more sunscreen when you make an appearance in these hot highlights from George Press.


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