LAUREN CONRAD didn’t need to add much jewelry to her scintillating dress. She stacked three White Flash diamond bracelets (a tennis bracelet, a flower bangle and a twist link piece) for just the right statement.
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The rest of the best of young Hollywood was on hand, too, though most of them weren’t wearing mile-high top hats.
Even so, they all looked fly, from Lauren Conrad and her sheer perkiness to Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus puckering. From Rihanna getting disturbed to Britney getting awarded and Xtina getting crazy onstage…check ‘em out in our 2008 MTV Music Video Awards gallery.
It’s been a busy week for our celebrity fashionistas! Between L.A., N.Y. and Toronto, Hollywood went global.
Of course no stranger to fashion, Lauren Conrad chose not one but three diamond bracelets from WhiteFlash.com to wear with her white dress to the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA’s) on Sunday.
For photo shoots here at Brides Houston, we get up close and personal with lots of beautiful jewelry—we have to borrow amazing necklaces, bracelets, and earrings to try on the models (yes, it is as fun as it sounds, but we have to return everything we borrow!). I’m always so delighted when we receive the gorgeous pieces from Whiteflash.com, which I was recently thrilled to find is based in Houston.
I met Whiteflash.com’s CEO Debi Wexler at a recent event and we discussed some trends in bridal jewelry. “I think brides are looking for just a hint a sparkle these days,” she said. “In terms of bracelets and necklaces, sometimes simple pieces say more.” She highlighted Whiteflash’s “A Cut Above” diamond studs, saying they look especially great on brides who wear their hair half-up, half-down. As for necklaces, she recommends solitaire pendants for brides wearing dresses with low necklines. For a bit more sparkle, the “Diamonds by the Yard” necklaces are another great choice.
As for me, I’m a huge fan of Whiteflash.com’s blue sapphire drop earrings—what an amazing and totally decadent “something blue!” —Kim Forrest, Assistant Editor, Brides Local Magazines
Luxury handbags, how many of us own them? Not many this season if our unfortunate economic crisis has anything to do with. However, not everyone is cutting into their monthly Starbucks stipends to don the finer things in life.
According to the most recent Luxury Institute Survey, the rich are getting richer. And their accessory of choice? Judith Leiber handbags.
1,048 wealthy women, “wealthy” meaning they take in an average of $348k a year and have a average net-worth of $3.5 million, were asked which handbag brands the coveted the most. While Jimmy Choo, Hermes, and Tod’s ranked fairly high on their lists, it was Judith Leiber’s clutches that are the undisputed favorite amongst the bougie set.
As the survey espouses: “The Judith Leiber brand is rated as much for being a work of art as it is rated a luxury by the only pundits who count -wealthy consumers who can buy the brands. Our impartial surveys are based on the principle that highly educated, discerning luxury consumers have the ultimate expertise and trustworthiness in luxury consumption. The Luxury Institute conducts its research with independent panels, and uses third party analytical firms to tabulate the results so that the true voice of luxury consumers is amplified for the benefit of their peers and industry executives alike.”
Like Judith Leiber handbags, diamonds never go out of style and are today’s new fashion trend. Exquisitely hand crafted wedding bands, engagement rings, diamond earrings and uniquely custom designed pieces from an assortment of loose diamonds. Whiteflash.com Inc. supplies the highest quality ideal cut diamonds, engagement rings and custom jewelry. Choose Whiteflash.com for an elite inventory, customer service, experience and attention to perfection when buying diamonds. And now you know. So the next time you have a big red carpet event, choose Whiteflash.com for Diamonds or Judith Leiber for handbags, either way you are a star!
To check out some outrageous items check out the Style List!
With regard to anniversary gifts, one of the most popular options, especially for husbands, is purchasing diamond jewelry. This is because, as the saying goes, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Therefore, buying your wife diamond jewelry for your wedding anniversary is one of the safest and most reliable bets for an anniversary gift.
However, buying your wife diamond jewelry does not only involve going to a jewelry store or shopping online. This is because there are a number of things you should consider when buying wedding anniversary gifts, such as diamonds, to ensure that you are getting good quality. In addition, the high cost of diamonds requires that you take the necessary steps to make sure that you are getting good value for your money. There is much more meaning to that diamond, gold or gemstone piece than its cost or how much it sparkles.
When going to your jeweler or shopping online, keep in mind your wife’s preferences. Does she like white gold, yellow gold, platinum, or silver? If she’s small, it’s important to purchase something that will complement her beauty, not overwhelm it. Unless you know her jewelry style very well, play it safe. Go for elegant over flashy. Many jewelers will create custom anniversary gifts and pieces that are as unique as this special occasion.
Things to Look For When Shopping
Make sure and check the four C’s: cut, color, clarity, and carat; when purchasing your anniversary bands. These are a great addition to already existing wedding bands. They are actually called value factors. Perhaps a little known fact that these four basic characteristics apply to diamonds and colored gemstones. And it’s no wonder the bridal business remains crucial, given the correlation between marital status and the most expensive jewelry owned. While nearly 38 percent of single consumers said their most expensive item costs under $250, more than half of married respondents owned jewelry worth $1,000 or more.
What You Shop For
Convenience is a big factor in terms of where consumers shop for jewelry.
Cost is another key consideration, especially for jewelry consumers with less discretionary income.
Finding jewelry that works with her wardrobe is also crucial which include designer, trendy and traditional pieces.
Accessorize! Many women like to wear jewelry to accessorize outfits. In terms of what they like, many say that they are usually inspired by jewelry that they see while flipping through women’s magazines such as Bride or Oprah.
Make it Memorable
Even as many women consider jewelry a great fashion accessory, there is still a strong link between the pieces of jewelry they own and the story behind each one. Some feeling about anniversary is sentimental value, emotional value, and the beauty and style of the jewelry. Your celebration should be something out-of-the ordinary that makes a statement about what she means to you and what you mean to each other. Big or small, there are endless romantic ways to recognize the years you have shared, and plan to share, with your wife. Give your love something that beauty can’t even compare to. White Flash’s anniversary ring series will take her breath away.
Whether it’s a diamond anniversary band that reflects your love and respect or a diamond anniversary ring that proclaims none of your feelings have changed, find the perfect anniversary jewelry from WhiteFlash.
Top Jewelry Must Have’s
Top four most-wanted brands:
1. Tiffany and Co.
The Hottest Types of Jewelry:
4. Colored Gemstones Jewelry
5. Pearl Jewelry