My Experience at HOFU 2013: With Ilaria Lanzoni

ilaria lanzoniAt Hearts on Fire University 2013, I also had the pleasure of meeting Ilaria Lanzoni, the creative mind behind the Hearts on Fire jewelry collections. Ilaria is the first jewelry designer to work with Hearts on Fire, joining on as the Director of Design in early 2012 with 17 years of design expertise under her belt. Since then, she has created four spectacular collections: Copley, Illa, Lorelei, and (more…)

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Designers I Like… Lusciouss

Jewelry RingWhen I walked into Secret Sapphire for the first time, what immediately caught my eye were the beautiful sterling silver pieces of the Lusciouss collection. They were big, bold pieces but at the same time also delicate-looking and feminine. I could easily imagine them being worn on a casual Sunday to a fancy dinner party and everything in between.

Unlike any of the silver/sterling silver jewelry (more…)

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Feel Lusciouss In Silver Jewellery Whatever Your Mood

lusciousWhile men’s preferences remain fairly consistent over time, women, as is their prerogative, change the way they feel about things regularly. For example, over a month a woman will move from being attracted to strong extrovert and very masculine men to gentler, softer and introspective men based on her hormone levels. And so it is no surprise that she may express herself differently at these times as (more…)

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Lori Bonn’s Initial Necklaces

NecklaceThe new Lori Bonn classic initial necklaces have arrived at Secret Sapphire! Celebrate those you hold dear or simply treat yourself with a sophisticated and modern Lori Bonn initial necklace. Swirls of sterling silver surround a bold monogram on an ornate pendant necklace. Monogrammed necklaces make the perfect personalized gift for the loved ones in your life for any occasion including birthdays or (more…)

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Emerald by Day, Ruby by Night

AlexandriteThis colour changing chrysoberyl was first discovered in 1834 in Russia. This was around the same time that the Russian Tsar Alexander II was in power and therefore it was given the name Alexandrite. It is an extremely rare gemstone and is therefore not often found in jewelry. This gemstone is not fascinating at first, but once you have seen it in the light it has a unique beauty.

Alexandrite is (more…)

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The Man with the Golden Gun

Gold Nail PolishOPI is releasing its first 18 karat gold nail polish top coat. The nail polish comes in a collectible gold lacquered bottle and is packaged in true Bond style. This shade, currently dubbed as The Man with the Golden Gun, was created as part of the 007 line, set to debut in October in celebration of James Bonds 50th or Golden anniversary. This OPI first has a glitter like consistency with flaky bits (more…)

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The classic pendant passes the test of time!

PendantRegardless of what outfit you’re wearing, pendant necklaces look great! Whether you’re dressing up or dressing down, a pendant is the perfect piece to finish off a look. Not only are they a timeless piece of jewelry, but they also make the perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations or for any special occasion. They are can be worn for any event as they add a delicate, feminine look to any (more…)

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Layering Necklaces

NecklacesLayering has and will continue to be a big trend for the summer. It can be used to dress up or down, as we see the layered look over t-shirts and shorts as well as fancy dresses. The best part is that by layering different pieces together you will have a unique look for every outfit! From just three necklaces you have seven different looks. Through mismatching the chains, lengths, beads and pendants, (more…)

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Opals For Spring!

OpalsOpals are one of the most versatile gemstones out there. They come in many colors: clear through white, gray, black, red, orange, green, blue, magenta, pink, brown and varying hues in between. Opals come in variations of optical density as well, from completely opaque to semi-transparent.

The majority of opals come from Australia, which produces about 97% of the world’s opal supply. Unlike many (more…)

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Liv Haley, New Collection!

Bio RingThe new collection of Liv Haley at Secret Sapphire can be described as simple and sophisticated jewelry. This collection has been created by two young, innovative women who enjoy combining natural colored stones with metal in order to create a timeless piece of jewelry.

Each piece being handcrafted makes them unique and special. All the stones are set in sterling silver, 18K vermeil or 14K gold. (more…)

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