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February 27, 2015
Top 11 Solitaire Diamond Engagement Rings for Every Style

Top 11 Solitaire Diamond Engagement Rings for Every Style

Seeking the perfect solitaire diamond engagement ring?  Look no further- we've rounded up gorgeous rings to suit every style.

1.  The Modern Bezel

This diamond engagement ring from Sholdt features a half-bezel setting that draws focus in towards the center gem.  We love how the tapered band accentuates this look.  It's perfect for the woman with a bold style and an eye for architectural design.

2.  The Sleek Swirl

From Danhov, this handcrafted engagement ring features a swirl design that symbolizes infinity.  The timeless sentiment is met with a lovely, modern design.  This ring also looks great with a sapphire or other colored gem!

3.  The Petite Antique

A vintage lover's dream comes to life with this ring from Single Stone, featuring an antique center diamond married with a handcrafted band.  Single Stone's designer Ari Madillian  ensured the hand-carved details represent authentic vintage designs as he was once and antique dealer.

4.  The Rose-Cut Wonder

Rebecca Overmann's organic designs feature rose-cut raw and colored diamonds in handcrafted settings.  She draws inspirations from natural elements to create the satin finish texture in the yellow gold bands.  

5.  The Oval-Shaped Beauty

Popular in vintage styles, the oval-shaped diamond is coming back in newer ring styles.  This design from Sholdt features a tapered band to accent the brilliance of the diamond.  Perfect for the woman who likes the round shape but wants a bit of a different look.

6.  The Timeless Prong-Set

From Danhov, this ring features a delightfully thin band for a delicate look.  It's perfect for the woman who desires a feminine style.  This ring is an instant heirloom and can be passed down for generations to come.

8.  The Simple Vintage

For a woman who likes the idea of vintage-inspired design but with subtler details, this ring from Single Stone is the perfect choice.  It features an antique center diamond on a handcrafted band.

9.  The Artisan Textured Ring

When your engagement ring is handcrafted by an independent artist, you have the opportunity to explore unique textural finishes.  This ring from Sholdt is evidence of that, as it incorporates their signature fern finish along the band, lending an artisan touch.

10.  The Scallopped Stunner

Megan Thorne's engagement rings are inspired by her background as a lingerie designer and sparkle with feminine flourishes.  In this ring, the scallopped detail around the bezel is reminiscent of lace and lusciousness.

11.  The Perfect Pear

Another recently revitalized gem, pear-shaped diamonds were also popular in antique settings.  This engagement ring from Sholdt features clean, modern lines and pretty rose gold.


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February 19, 2015
ABxNYFW: Inside Alexis Bittar's 25th Anniversary Party

#ABxNYFW:  Inside Alexis Bittar's 25th Anniversary Party

Last night, the Cedar Lake ballet in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood was transformed into a magical dream world for designer Alexis Bittar's 25th Anniversary Party.  Walking through the room felt like taking a tour through the designer's creative, revolutionary mind.

We walked into the room and checked in with the hosts, all who were armed with statement Alexis Bittar sculputural cuffs from the Miss Havisham collection.  They directed us towards a lit up booth in the front of the all-black room.  "You'll start there, and then make your way around."

"There" turned out to be a medical station, set up to rescue those in need of bedazzlement.  The doctor, NYC nightlife personality Ladyfag, perched over PAPER Magazine 's editorial director Mickey Boardman in preparation for his sparkle surgery.

The next step on our fantasy tour was a black swan, encrusted with incredible jewelry, featuring mother of pearl and feathers.  Bittar had created four of these mannequins around the room, each with their own unique set design, representing different facets of his jewelry line history.

Another look represented Alexis Bittar's transparent Lucite work with poodle brooches, tiaras and statement cuff bracelets encrusted with Swarovski crystal hearts.

As one of the first modern artists to use handpainted and hand-carved Lucite in jewelry, Bittar wanted to commemorate his success with the material.  He commissioned contemporary artists to create works using Lucite as one of the main materials.  Each of these art pieces were on display for auction to benefit the LGBT Community Center in New York.

Artist: Cordy Ryman

Artist Mickalene Thomas chose to honor Iris Apfel, Alexis Bittar's longtime muse and friend.

Artist:  Juliette Losq

 

We left feeling inspired by Bittar's commitment to his art and his out-of-this-world creativity.  Are you feeling inspired, too?  Take home your own piece of his excellence to cherish...

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