Ready for March Madness: all the colors for your spring weddings

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Hello spring, hello colors! This month marks not only the beginning of daylight saving time but also the warm arrival of Spring: the flowers start blossoming, the heavy sweaters are gone and the wedding ceremonies are just around the corner.

 The season of spring is increasingly popular for weddings due to its lovely fresh weather which makes it perfect for exterior parties as well as its diversity in color. Whether it’s the bouquet, the bride’s jewelry, the center pieces or the bridesmaids dresses, this time of year brings out the color in everything and all bridal.

Spring colors lean towards warm earthy tones ranging from a pastel tone to a much brighter eye-catching one: green, orange, purple and gold are always the favorite choices.

Stones that match perfectly with these colors for your spring outfit are the greens Apatite, Aquamarine and Peridot. For a splash of purple, the Amethyst is the best way to go, and if you’re looking for warmth, count on the orange Agate and Carnelian.

It’s best to get these stones in gold jewelry pieces, as for the color contrast will match beautifully and add more glow to the outfit. If you’d prefer to wear simply gold, another suggestion would be to look into pieces made with Rutilated Quartz, which is a clear stone with golden-looking strands.

Use these tips to match your spring colors and stones and get ready to be the most beautiful bride, bridesmaid and guest of any spring weddings and ceremonies to come.

All the love in the world!

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It is wonderful to have a day in the year set aside to express our love. Life can keep us so busy that sometimes we forget to pause and let our loved ones know how much we appreciate their presence in our lives. Whether it is a romantic partner, a best friend or a family member, why not seize this opportunity to express your love?

You may say “XO XO” or  “You are my best friend,” or “ I would choose you all over again after all of these years.” What do you want to say to your loved ones this Valentine’s day?

Rose Quartz is pink and Garnet is red, and any jewel gifted on Valentine’s day is a daily reminder for the rest of the year of the expression of your love.

What is your loved one’s favorite color? What does he or she wear the most?  Which stone has a meaning that aligns with the message you’d like to send? All of these little things will make up the perfect selection of a gift, because there’s no better present than a meaningful one.

We are passionate about helping you find the perfect piece to capture the expression of your love!

Published in: on February 2, 2015 at 8:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

Gift the most important person in the world

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‘Tis the season of gifting and giving: the holiday festivities. As the end of the year approaches, the world prepares to celebrate the welcoming of a new digit and the different cultures around the world dedicate time to their festivities.

Since the beginning of time, or at least Roman History, the months around winter solstice have embodied the spirit of celebration. In Roman Culture it was Saturnalia, in Christianity is Christmas, in Jewish Culture is Channukah , for African-American culture is Kwanzaa and so on.The traditions and meanings vary from culture to culture but the soul of the celebration remains the same: to gift and give.

To gift yourself and others, taking a much necessary moment to celebrate your traditions and to express your love.

To give back to the people who have been present and have given you moments to cherish.

This holiday season, gift and give back to others but most importantly to yourself.

As you’re rushing around trying to find the perfect gift and making sure everyone is happy, take some time to appreciate the most important person in your life: YOU.

Practice some self-care this holiday season, be kind to yourself and take a moment to appreciate the love for you. Get yourself a little something, find the perfect present for you and let that love that you spread into the world come back to you.

Published in: on December 4, 2014 at 5:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Jewelry for the adult in-the-making

 

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Jewelry for the adult in-the-making

Shopping for teens and pre-teens during the holiday seasons can be of stress to the parents, aunts or cousins who are trying to gift their beloved small relatives a gift they’ll appreciate and grow with. When the decision of gifting a piece of jewelry is made, the question is: what will the person like?, but when the person is a teen or a pre-teen that is barely starting to create their personal style, the challenge is higher.

Having an adult in-the-making in my own house, I know how arduous choosing a piece for the generation can be. However, the realization I’ve had as a jewelry designer and a mother is that less is more.

Simplicity is the dominant aspect of jewelry for teens and pre-teens. Simplicity that can translate into a beautiful set of post studs earrings or a sterling silver necklace. Tasteful pieces that complement any look and will surely last more than a school year is the way to go to give a long-lasting present to your growing teen (or pre-teen) during the holidays.

Published in: on November 25, 2014 at 5:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

Cocktails rings, an opulent rebellious piece

When we think about vintage cocktail rings we envision big lavish stones and a lot of fun! These popular finger accessories have been part of formal occasions since the twenties and as they have expanded from expensive large-sized stones to a wider variety, they’ve also evolved in their meaning.

The name “cocktail rings” was given to these pieces because they were a staple of the cocktail parties, which were illegal during the times of the prohibition. So these ladies were making a bold statement, not only with their attitude but also with their fashion

 

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Nowadays, cocktails are legal and cocktail rings are on everybody’s finger.  Liza’s Style Advice: a crystal or smoky quartz can be a lovely complement for a night party dress and a labradorite or rutilated quartz stone can give a lovely stylish touch to a business suit attire.

Published in: on November 4, 2014 at 9:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

Spruce up your fall wardrobe with an everyday earring

Fall is the season when the leaves change colors and drop to the ground, when the colors in your wardrobe fade away and give way to the season’s staple item: huge coats –or light sweaters if you live in Southern California.

And as the temperature gets cooler, mostly does your closet’s color palette. Hues of grey, blue, brown and black become more prominent during the cold months of the year but should your jewelry freeze up as well?

This year’s pantone fashion color report from NYC Fashion Week has revealed that colors such as Misted Yellow, Sangria, Radiant Orchid and Aurora Red will be joining the regular Royal Blue, Cognac and Aluminum as the color trends of the season. This means that a vibrant palette will be the fashion’s world counter-response to the gray autumnal sky and for us, the best way to bring that color out to make you pop is in one of the most diverse pieces of jewelry: the earrings.

A dangle or a ring gold earring will add the warmth that you need to bring out a delicate and elegant touch to any outfit and paired up with the ideal stone, you’ll be able to spruce up your wardrobe with an earring piece that will work on any outfit, any day.

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Published in: on October 12, 2014 at 7:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

GLISTEN LIKE A CHANDELIER!

 Just like Marilyn’s diamonds were her best friends, you could also say that so were her chandelier earrings. The popular 50’s icon was photographed numerous times wearing different styles of chandelier earrings made out of pearls and diamonds; and though the fifties are long gone, the style has remained!

The word “chandelier” has its roots in the latin word “candere” which translates into “glisten”. A perfect definition for the purpose of this accessory: to shine the beauty of the woman who’s wearing them. The chandeliers can vary in designs that adapt to the fashion of a picnic day or to an outfit for a night out and about.

Short and long, thin or voluminous, with pearls and brilliants, cubic zirconia and blue goldstone, green aventurine and rose quartz, for chandeliers – the combinations and the styles are unlimited. For your next night out, remember to glisten with your chandelier…

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Published in: on October 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Month of the Sapphire

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The gemstone of the month of September is the Sapphire, and what an excellent choice so fit for this time of the year.

The month of September is a time of fluctuation, when the summer weather starts to cool down and slowly lead the path for fall to come in. Its a month of changes and as change is unexpected, so are Sapphires. Unlike Diamonds, which are readily available in shape, size and color; sourcing the right Sapphire stone for a project can be an intricate challenge as they are each one of a kind.

The beauty of the sapphire lies in the variety of the gem; the colors are all unique from stone to stone, as well as the shapes. Its a diversity of tones than range from the characteristic blue, a lovely match for platinum, to a warm orange that will pair amazingly with rose gold.

During this month, I suggest you to check out all of the hues and varieties of Sapphire and find your favorite kind. At least thatll get you one step closer in the search of your perfect sapphire stone.

Published in: on September 8, 2014 at 12:44 am  Leave a Comment  

The beauty of custom-made

A diamond is a girls best friend, or maybe an emerald, or perhaps just a sterling silver ring. Truth is, jewelry is an almost infinite landscape for tastes and styles that will always be subject to the point of view of the user and that, in particular, is truly unpredictable as for the most beautifully crafted pieces can be left in the browsing window if the client doesnt connect with it, if there isnt any sparks. For some people, finding the perfect piece is easy, for others its more of a serendipitous case and for a few, it seems just impossible. Until they come across the marvelous opportunity of having custom-made jewelry.

As jewelers, its immensely rewarding to treat each ornament as a personalized gift, to tailor it to the clients measures, to engrave their beloved dates and to place the stone that will reflect their style best, because in a piece that is handmade the spark will never be missing. As soon as its finished and delivered it immediately transcends from being just a fashion purchase: Its becomes the ring that they will carry each day, the earrings that theyll wear in special occasions or the necklace that will pass onto the next generation. When you attach that sort of sentimental value to a creation of your own, it seems as if it becomes another family member.

This season in Liza Shtromberg Jewelry, were releasing one of our most exciting collections yet, titled La Familia. An entire set of rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings all customizable to the clients desires of metal, engraving and birthstone. La Familia, translates into The Family, a perfectly fitting name for a matching collection to dedicate to your loved ones.

 

 

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Published in: on August 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

Liza Shtromberg Jewelry is inclusive!

At Liza Shtromberg Jewelry, we have always had many clients from the LGBTQ community. With the latest round of Court decisions to legalize same-sex marriage, we are so excited to see some of our favorite clients planning their weddings and honored that they are choosing us for their wedding rings!

Last year we were thrilled to participate in the first LGBTQ Wedding Expo in Los Angeles. Here at LS, equal marriage and same-sex love has never been a question; we can see that same-sex marriage will be one of those historic moments that we look back on and wonder “how on earth could there ever be another way?”

With same-sex couples joining the journey of finding a way to express their declaration of love and commitment, we often find that looking for the engagement and wedding rings is an opportunity to explore the dynamics of a couple’s relationship.

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As couples look for something special for that special someone, we recognize that this stage can sometimes present itself as overwhelming.We know: you want something meaningful and symbolic. Slightly unconventional. Definitely unique. Your ring is a statement -you want it to count.

But let’s face it – the journey can be bumpy. Who proposes to whom? Is a lesbian engagement ring an available option? Do you both wear one? What about that moment when the jewelry store doesn’t have selections for same-sex couples?

Our process is to support each couple’s in making the best choice for their union and we delight in helping our clients with creating their perfect ring through custom designed jewelry by Liza Shtromberg. 

Go classic or unconventional. Matte or high shine. Contemporary or Rustic. Reset a diamond from your grandmother’s ring or design your own.

We make gay engagement rings for men, lesbian promise rings with or without gemstones, and custom wedding rings for every kind of couple. From same-sex to straight to queer-curious, we create gorgeous pieces with the highest commitment to quality and care.

Whether the happy couple is looking for lesbian wedding rings or gay engagement rings or vice versa or both, here are a few ideas to get you started on same-sex wedding rings and jewelry!

Complimentary…not “Matching”

Made with White Gold and a hammered texture, this wedding ring set has some common aspects but each ring is individualized by accenting with stones.

White Gold Wedding Rings

Gina and Amy

We have non-matching wedding rings, for the independent lovers, and offer an option to engrave initials on the inside, symbolizing the powerful, intimate link between one another.

 

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We feel honored to be a part of your family’s naarative!

We look forward to celebrating with you soon!

Published in: on June 11, 2014 at 9:09 pm  Leave a Comment  
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