Safeguarding the Public Trust in Diamonds By Bill Boyajian

This recent series on synthetic diamonds was designed to introduce these products to the consuming public, and to identify the ethical issues surrounding accurate promotion and representation of them. In a world focused on transparency, social responsibility, and truth in advertising, it is vital that man made diamonds are properly identified and accurately represented to the jewelry-buying public.

To facilitate this transparency and to eliminate the possibility of ambiguity, leading members of the diamond and jewelry trade have developed elaborate systems to clearly identify DSC_0733their gems and jewelry, and to safeguard the public’s trust in their products. For example, Gabriel & Co., a leading designer-manufacturer and supplier to thousands of retailers, assures its clients that the diamonds mounted in their jewelry pieces are compliant with the Kimberley Process, which ensures they are conflict-free. In addition, all natural diamonds that Gabriel & Co. uses can be verified through its stringent sourcing and tracking processes, ensuring proper identification.

Many retailers are hesitant to offer synthetic diamonds to their customers as a less expensive alternative to natural diamonds. A big part of their concern is whether increased production of manmade diamonds will drive the price (and the value) of the product down, and not serve the long-term interests of their customers. Time will tell whether synthetic diamonds will make a significant impact in the marketplace. For now, manmade diamonds represent only a fraction of 1% of the total diamond jewelry market, although that percentage is growing annually.


HOW TO: Wear Stackable Bracelets

Wear your stackables with everything you own, they go with anything from your tees & jeans, to formal wear, to whatever you love lounging in. There’s nowhere your Gabriel & Co. bracelets won’t look and feel sensational.

There are no rules when it comes to choosing stackables, but here are some great tips on how to make them look even better!

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On The Look:TB3899W45JJ_TB3900W45JJ_TB3897W45JJ~IN~Small~Fashion
Stackable Bracelets come in two looks:

  • Carefree and casual, they move up and down the arm.
  • Polished and sophisticated, they stay where they are positioned

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When choosing a few bracelets together, it’s best to choose within the same look. 


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  • Of course, similar metals, or similar stones, (all diamonds, or all sapphires, for example) give a clean and harmonious look.
  • However, mixing metals and colored stones in your stack adds a trendy and fun touch, and creates a greater visual design.

Mixing tends to work better with stackables that move more fluidly, to accentuate the carefree and casual look you are going for!

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On Caring:

  • You put a lot of thought when putting together your favorite stackables, so put some thought into taking care of them too.
  • Avoid pairing bracelets whose design features may damage each other.
  • While wearing bracelets, be careful when putting your arms in sleeves—if they snag on your clothes, it’ll ruin both your bracelet and your favorite top. In fact, wear them last after you get dressed.
  • Regularly check your bracelets for scratches, loose stones, worn clasps, and safety catches. It’s a natural precaution for jewelry with a lot of movement.

Think about these three practical elements of wearing these bracelets:

  • How many of these can I wear that it won’t affect my ability to do day-to-day tasks?BG3992Y45JJ_BG4001Y45JJ_BG4003Y45JJ~IG~SMALL~FASHION
  • Will any of my daily activities cause any wear and tear to the bracelets?
  • How much noise does the stack I have on make, and does it bother me? Will it bother others around me?

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Wear your stackables with everything you own, they go with anything from your tees & jeans, to formal wear, to whatever you love lounging in. There’s nowhere your Gabriel & Co. bracelets won’t look and feel sensational.


HOW TO: Choose Necklaces for Specific Necklines

One of the brightest ways to celebrate personal style is to simply clasp on a gold or silver necklace with a shot of sparkle.

And the easiest way to choose the most flattering chain is by working with the neckline of your day’s (or night’s) outfit.

 

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1. Strapless (NK5360W84JJ):

There are several options and each can be incredibly eye-catching.
• Set a single solitaire pendant on a thin chain to lie right in the dimple of your clavicle.
• Choose a brilliant and bold statement necklace. All diamonds have incredible impact, especially when the dress is monochromatic. Multi-colored stones look impressive against a black gown as well.
• Choose a delicately crafted choker that is either centered on one large centerpiece stone, or highlights intricate artisanry and small set stones.

 

2. Turtlenecks (NK5383W84OX):

Because turtlenecks represent a more causal style and tend to be bulkier than the other options, choose necklaces that are lightweight, not too grand and move freely. A pendant on a long chain, or layered with another one elongates the body as the sweater does and won’t get tangled in the weave. Remember remove your necklaces BEFORE you take off the sweater.

 

3. Halter necks (NK5214W45JJ & NK5216W45JJ):

Most effective when worn with a long pendant on a dense but not wide link that sports a sparkling drop that is shaped in such a way as to point, however, obviously, to your cleavage.

 

4. Boat neck (NK5457SVJKD & NK5345W45JJ):

To contrast the horizontal neckline, pick two long vertical lengths, one that ends with a specific pendant or drop, and the other that frames the drop with a longer, more graceful curve.

 

5. Off the Shoulder (NK4076SVJGO):

You could wear a choker similar to one described under “strapless’ but the strongest look for this sensual neckline is ropes and ropes of gold and silver, of varied widths and lengths as many as you can handle. Just note – this can be dangerous if the evening includes a night of dancing.

 

6. Crew or Jewel (NK5327W45JJ & NK5222W45JJ):

So called because it reflects the same circumference as a classic strand of pearls. But don’t limit yourself. It’s a smart backdrop for a metal link chain or to loosely layer a combination of chain and bejeweled ropes for a fresh, informal take on glamour.

 

7. Button down shirt (NK5461SVJKD):

By the nature of the blouse’s silhouette, necklace placement is both understated and partially hidden. Consequently, it’s best to choose one of uniform design and detail (same sized stone or link all around) long enough to drop below the clavicle but short enough to display the bottom curve before the highest closed shirt button.

The ‘Secret’ of Redefining Engaged By Hal Rubenstein

The way you see it, there’s no other love like yours.

No matter the fairy tales you’ve sighed for, songs you’ve swooned over, or movies that needed tissues handy, none can match the combination of shared dreams, exhilarating chemistry, unabashed attraction, special dates, never-to-be IMG_8732editedforgotten getaways, saved notes, surprise gifts, ceaseless curiosity and unequivocal trust the two of you share. Love is the ultimate marvel and mystery because it ignites and develops a unique form of communication between a couple – a system of knowing glances, private touches, whispered signals, and explainable telepathy that sets both of you apart from the rest of the world. We call them secrets.

Well, if you are blessed with the secrets of love, why shouldn’t the ultimate symbol of your union – your engagement ring – have secrets of its own?

Behold Gabriel & Co.’s new array of settings that go beyond IMG_8757editedsingular beauty.  Each collection offers rings harboring stunning, intricate and unexpected flourishes of romantic artisanry – a hidden infinity symbol in pave diamonds, a glorious diamond rosette tucked under the solitaire, spirals of pink gold nestled inside a band of white gold, a gallery of prongs that elevate the solitaire like a crown –  that are so discreetly and seductively engineered they’re obvious only to the lucky gent who offered it and the woman who accepted it and treasures this ring on her finger everyday. Of course, you can reveal Gabriel & Co.’s beautiful one-of-a-kind secrets to one and all if you so choose to show if off to an inevitable chorus of unanimous wonderment. Or perhaps, you may want to hold your ring close, with a quiet, selfish glee, knowing it holds yet one more marvelous, intimate secret you can cherish together forever.  And that’s how Gabriel is Redefining Engaged.

In Simplicity We Trust By Hal Rubenstein

April 20, 2016

Life demands change, but these days it feels like we’ve gone into hyper drive. Everything seems to move much faster. Yet, there’s always more to do. A staggering amount of information and options is right there at our fingertips, so there’s almost nothing we can’t know or try. But when do we ever have enough time? With so much going on around us, how can we make sure and be confident that we are putting our best selves out there. We’d rather not deal with anything complicated. In fact, simplicity holds the key to happiness.

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Simplicity is not only modern, it’s refreshing, even invigorating, when you can streamline your life by seeking, discovering, trusting and embracing those precise elements that will insure looking and feeling one’s best without stress or second-guessing. It’s that smashing haircut you can wash and dry almost without glancing in a mirror, the fit and flare of a dress that makes you want to start dancing the moment its zipped up, the sexy heel you can strut in, that cropped leather motor-cross jacket you grab without thinking, instinctively knowing it works with everything.

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And to top each day or night’s outfit off with just the right polish and shine, let’s go for eye-catching diamond and gold shard earrings, or a graceful chain that sports three, small, diamond triangles, the sensuous open star ring, the bracelet that embraces your wrist with a glinting spray of comet trails or any of the strikingly beautiful, effortlessly wearable, why-ever-take-this-off practical, new sparkling works Gabriel & Co. has added to its Fine Jewelry Everyday collections. As you can see from our beguiling new campaign, Fine Jewelry Everyday is more than a clever slogan. It’s Gabriel’s foolproof shortcut 09_085to stunning. How delicious it is to wear something expertly crafted, sure to last as long as your passion for it, and as valued as it is valuable. How inspiring it is to find jewelry that is this special without ever appearing precious. The irresistible brilliance of Fine Jewelry Everyday is that not only is every piece a perfect fit for the world we are rushing to strive and thrive in and feels so organic you’ll forget you’re wearing it, but that our fine jewelry’s subtle beauty is guaranteed to get you noticed every time you wear it, which – as we think you will soon happily decide – will be everyday.  How simply wonderful is that?