If you are a loyal client of Minichiello Jewellers you will know that a sale almost never happens. And I mean never! With prices as affordable as ours, we don’t have room for sales or fancy promotions of the like. That is why what I’m sharing with you is big, big news!
With the anticipation of spring and all the new wedding styles we are bringing in, we are offering a one time sale to make room for fresh pieces. All ladies and mens, in stock, Diamond Wedding Bands are 15% off* until the end of March. Choose from a stunning variety of 14k, 18k, and 19k white and yellow gold bands with all types of diamond settings from micro pave, to gypsy, to claw set and channel.
This type of sale does not come around often, so if a wedding is in your future, a special anniversary is on the horizon, or you are just looking to add some more sparkle to your finger, you may want to pop by and check out our beautiful, diamond wedding bands.
*sale includes IN STOCK, ladies and mens DIAMOND wedding bands only; includes free sizing and cleaning; does not apply to special orders or custom design; purchases are final sale; sale ends March 31, 2014.
Posted by Deena Minichiello on February 19, 2014
Another look at what we do best! I wrote this post last year and it pretty much sums up our passion for diamonds and the search for the perfect engagement ring.
Originally posted on The Diamond Diaries - Deena's Picks for What's New and Noteworthy in Jewellery & Design:
Do you know that Minichiello’s is mainly known for our ability to take your jewellery dreams and turn them into reality? We have been specializing in custom design for over 50 years and it’s what we do best. We have the ability to turn any picture, any idea, and any drawing into the most beautiful piece you have seen. We have a team of dedicated and highly skilled goldsmiths that specialize in each step of the custom design process. From wax carving, to casting, to setting stones and to finishing, each goldsmith will take the time and concentration to make sure each piece is finished with precision.
We will work with you to choose the perfect diamond, semi precious stone, or precious metal for the design of your choosing. We carry a large inventory of high quality, loose diamonds in varying shapes with the very best cut grades on the market. And if diamonds aren’t your thing, we can help you select the best colored gem that suits your fancy. And lastly, choose between many precious metal options including 19k white gold, Platinum or 18k yellow gold.
We love helping our clients turn their dreams into reality. Come by and let us provide you with some custom bliss!
Posted by Deena Minichiello on February 18, 2014
With one day left until what is supposed to be the most romantic day of the year, it leaves me just enough time to post one more lovely gift idea. And this one is straight from the heart, pun intended It is the most quintessential, the most commonly thought of and most popular shape for Valentine’s Day. Of course, we are talking about the heart.
No matter how we look at it, diamond heart pendants are still among the most classic and timeless pendants to date. We have had many styles grace our counters but this particular one definitely stands out from the rest. Gone is the old fashion, heart cluster design, and instead we see simple lines and sparkling diamonds. The size and shape of the heart, paired with the perfect angle of suspension, gives it a clean and contemporary feel, making it the perfect addition to any girls jewellery box. And I should know, as this little beauty can be frequently seen around mine and my best friends neck!
If you are looking to put a smile on your loved ones face, come check out this pendant and many other exciting pieces that have just arrived. But whatever gift you choose and however you celebrate, I wish you nothing but LOVE on this Valentine’s Day!
Posted by Deena Minichiello on February 13, 2014
My next Valentines Day gift idea can be seen on some of the most photographed women in Hollywood. Everyone from Jessica Alba, to Kim Kardashian, to Drew Barrymore, and Reese, have been spotted wearing this simple, yet special, engraved gold bar necklace. And we are completely in love with this look too!
Many of these necklaces have been engraved with their children’s names, like Jessica Alba’s whose is shown at top left . But some have also been engraved with their loved ones name across the front, for what I think is a truly romantic gesture. And since Valentines Day is quickly approaching, this gift idea could not go unnoticed.
Available in yellow gold and white gold, they are now in stock at Minichiello’s, however, in limited supply. But a tip for those who are really sentimental, we can also create this bar necklace using your own gold. Why not turn a token from your past into something you will cherish forever!? Whichever route you go and whatever you choose to engrave, this bar from the stars will no doubt be a hit.
Posted by Deena Minichiello on February 6, 2014
Continuing our look at great Valentine’s Day gift ideas brings us to the, oh-so-popular, red Ruby! My sister Crestina actually beat me to the punch with this Instagram photo and it quickly garnered many “likes” among our loyal followers.
Nothing says love than the color red and nothing says, WOW, like the red Ruby. Its deeply saturated color and its stunning ability to shine like a diamond makes it a popular choice among the many colored gem varieties. It also scores very high on the hardness scale, (just under the diamond at a 9), so you will never have to worry about chips and breaks. And did you know, the name Ruby comes from the latin word, Ruber, which simply means red?!
Crestina has shown an example on our Minichiello Jewellers Instagram page, of two lovely diamond and ruby anniversary rings paired beautifully with our shared claw set eternity ring. While each band stands alone perfectly, it’s sometimes nice to stack things up!
The Ruby is another great gift idea for your special someone this Valentines Day but don’t forget to check back as there is more to come. Our next post will have your heart pumping as it’s been spotted on one of the most photographed gals around.
Check out his photo and many other amazing pieces on our Instagram account too! Find us under @minichiellojewellers and start “liking” away!
Posted by Deena Minichiello on January 31, 2014
With the most romantic day of the year only a few weeks away, it’s time to take a peek at a few gift ideas that will warm your loved ones heart. Over the next few posts, I will give you inspiration and information on some very sparkly pieces that just may do the trick! Lets start with one of the hottest trends and one of the most appropriately colored metals to date. Rose gold!
Rose gold dates back to the beginning of the nineteenth century and is actually a mix of gold and copper alloys. As the copper content increases, the red saturation gets stronger, thus creating Pink Gold, Rose Gold and the most intense, Red Gold. Rose gold tends to be the most popular because of its warm and feminine tone but you will run across a few pink and red gold pieces in jewellery designs, especially in Europe.
The diamond halo, engagement ring pictured here is a stunning example of how beautiful rose gold can be. The contrast between the colorless diamonds and the rose hued gold is just perfect and special in every sparkling way.
If you are thinking of popping that one special question, definitely consider this metal as your beautiful base. It brings together love, femininity, and all things brilliant. It’s a perfect and rosy way to celebrate this Valentines Day!
Posted by Deena Minichiello on January 27, 2014
A new year, a fresh start and a bevy of beautiful fancy shapes to come. This is what we are predicting for 2014, fancy shapes galore! From the elegant Oval, to the classic Pear, and even the retro Marquise cut diamond making a strong comeback. Clients are looking for new ways to stand out from the crowd and showcase individuality and style, and fancy shape diamonds are the perfect way to do it.
Leading the way is the stylish Ashlee Simpson who recently announced her engagement to Diana Ross’ son, Evan Ross. He popped the question with an art deco inspired, Marquise shape diamond, accented by multiple, fancy cut Rubies and pave set, round brilliant cut diamonds. The style is definitely not typical and is one that requires a second look. It’s unique and daring, but I have to say, I kind of like it. It is always inspiring to see people taking risks with their jewellery and this one certainly pays off. It is a great example of how versatile a fancy shape can be. It is the year of the fancy and I’m definitely on board!
Posted by Deena Minichiello on January 16, 2014
As we say goodbye to 2013, I thought it would be fun to look back at the years most popular and stand out jewellery pieces and posts. These beautiful pieces are the top six most viewed, most requested, and most adored looks of 2013. And I can see why!
The diamond halo trend remained very strong this year, accenting not just the classic round brilliant cut diamond but every fancy shape, every size of diamond and every colored gem too. We saw a burst of popularity for the oval cut diamond in particular, as clients were opting for more classic and feminine designs. Diamond anniversary bands are always the perfect choice for celebrating those important milestones in your life. This years styles were very simple but very brilliant and bright! Lastly, the double halo combined with the double diamond band was top of the charts, proving that there is no such thing as too much sparkle.
All in all, a very beautiful and exciting year for jewellery and custom design. It was a privilege to share our work with you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your positive and supportive feedback.
Here’s wishing you a very happy and healthy 2014! I look forward to all the exciting things to come!
Posted by Deena Minichiello on December 28, 2013
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a fancy yellow diamond whilst on his knee!
I can’t think of a more romantic time of year to pop the question to your loved one. I was engaged before Christmas nearly 6 years ago and it is one of my fondest memories of the holiday season. Not only are you making a life long commitment to that special someone who stole your heart, but you are also able to share that love with your friends and family at gatherings and festive events. Showing off your new sparkle will never be more fun. And what amazing sparkle this fancy yellow, cushion cut diamond engagement ring has!
Yellow diamonds are sought after for their beautiful color and their rarity among other gems. They stand out from the crowd with their vivid, yellow color and their unique appeal. This one stands out in my eyes not only for its obvious size and bright, yellow color but also for its beautiful cushion cut shape. The corners are so soft and feminine, (dare I say perfect in shape!) and this is highlighted even more with the colorless diamond, micro pave halo. We have also extended these colorless diamonds down the shank in an infinity inspired pattern. From start to finish, this ring is perfection and that is why it tops our holiday wish list this year.
There is still time to put together your dream ring before the holidays. Choose from this incredible ring and many other stunning designs in our sparkly and bright showcase this year!
Posted by Deena Minichiello on December 13, 2013
On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, diamond halo studs picked just for me!
Always a classic and never out of style are our diamond halo stud earrings. Available in many different sizes and price points, you will be amazed at how much they sparkle. The diamond stud alone is gorgeous and then we add even more beauty with the slim diamond halo border. All claw set to perfection and crafted in 18k white gold. It doesn’t get much better than this!
You will jump for joy when you unwrap or give these stunning diamond halo earrings this holiday season. And to help make your shopping easier, we will be open on Mondays now until Christmas! Happy shopping!
Posted by Deena Minichiello on December 12, 2013