It’s the day before Mothers Day and have you done your shopping yet? If not, let me give you some help. I’m in love with these Diamond Initial Pendants from one of our favorite New York suppliers and have featured them before in one of my very first posts, Baby Love. They are dainty, feminine and oh-so-sentimental and the perfect way to keep your loved ones close to your heart. I proudly wear my sons initial necklace every day and he loves to see it on me too! A simple reminder of the love we share and the bond between a mother and child. I wish you all a very Happy Mothers Day and hope you spread the love!
Posted by Deena Minichiello on May 11, 2013
What an honor to be a part of this years 17th Annual Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Ball, held at the charming Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Crestina and Danny were looking quite elegant representing the Minichiello Jewellers family and we couldn’t have been more thrilled to lend support to such an important cause and organization. This stunning black tie affair brought together over 500 Vancouverites to raise money for the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. Over $2 million was raised, an outstanding number that surpassed the years before. We took part in one of the nights highlights, Dipping for Diamonds, and gave away one of our beautiful, Diamond Tennis Bracelets valued at over $30,000. What an inspiring and beautiful evening dedicated to a disease that affects the lives of too many individuals and an organization such as the Canadian Cancer Society, that fights to put this to an end.
Posted by Deena Minichiello on May 10, 2013
“It’s a beautiful day” may be the latest single from hometown crooner Michael Buble, but it’s literally what got us going this morning. Waking up to watch him cohost and perform on the Today Show was the perfect start to a perfect day. And what made it so perfect?! Apart from the obvious, we were thrilled to see a shout out on the Today Show’s homepage from our favorite singer, friend and loyal client. He chose a clean and simple Wedding Band from our collection when he exchanged his vows with his beautiful wife, Luisana. Crafted in 19k white gold and framed with miligrain detailing, the high polish band will forever be in style. And we will forever be his biggest fans! Check out this and more: http://www.today.com/style/what-i-wore-today-michael-buble-6C9575909.
Picture courtesy of TODAY
Posted by Deena Minichiello on April 24, 2013
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 April 17, 2013
One of my very first posts featured this beautiful engagement ring and I still get inquiries about it all the time. It was created for one of our customers, whom it is now named after, and who luckily gets to spend married life in the romantic country of Italy.
Named the Erika, this engagement ring features a round brilliant cut diamond in the center, raised up by pave set, split shank shoulders. The diamonds are set virtually all around the 19k white gold shank creating sparkle at every angle and at every gesture of the hand. It’s petite design showcases the center stone perfectly and compliments a wide variety of finger sizes.
It’s simple, unique, and classic all wrapped in one. This ring definitely deserved an honorable mention.
Posted by Deena Minichiello on April 4, 2013
Spring has sprung and brought us a bevy of color for us all to enjoy! And why not start with the color of sunshine, yellow! Our inspiration for this brand new, stunning and glamorous, Fancy Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring.
Set with a whopping 5.03ct Fancy Yellow, Cushion Cut Diamond in the center, this ring is not for the faint of heart. To accentuate the dazzling yellow diamond and to make sure there is a seamless transition with the rest of the ring, we have secured it with vibrant, 18k yellow gold claws. They are a beautiful contrast to the high polish, Platinum shank. This fancy yellow diamond is also framed by our popular, micro pave, diamond halo and flanked by two fancy shape, trapezoid diamonds with halo accents as well. Just in case there wasn’t enough sparkle already!
With the total diamond weight for this ring adding up to an outstanding 6.12ct, what more could you ask for?! It’s the perfect ring to kick off the spring.
Posted by Deena Minichiello on March 23, 2013
My favorite detail has to be the double claws securing the lovely, round brilliant cut diamond in the center. These double claws were made famous by jeweller to the stars, Harry Winston. It is his trade mark, go-to setting, and I can see why.
The other beautiful detail is the double row of micro pave set diamonds down the shoulders. These diamonds are separated by a slim, high polish border and accented with tiny, miligrain detail. This all adds to the feminine elegance and wonderful sparkle that makes this ring in my mind, perfectly simple.
Posted by Deena Minichiello on March 8, 2013
Queen of The Talk, a prolific rock stars wife and manager, a business entrepreneur, and a just plain hilarious woman, among many other credits, Sharon Osborne is one to be admired. But its her jewellery that I’m admiring these days.
Pregnant with twins (me, that is!) and on bed rest since November, I have found myself watching a lot of daytime television. I mean A LOT. And what always delights me is turning on The Talk and seeing Sharon Osborne’s unique and dramatic taste in jewellery. The studio lights always pick up her sparkling choices and this Starfish Pendant is no exception. She is often spotted wearing this beautiful necklace along with the matching Starfish Diamond Studs and I’m proud to say its a design we frequently have in our showcase.
Ours is crafted in 18k white gold and set with a magnificent amount of micro pave set, Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds. It slides across the 18k white gold necklace effortlessly and takes you from day to night in a blink of an eye. We also carry the exquisite matching Starfish Diamond Studs that are the perfect complement and complete the set.
Whether it’s for Valentines Day (just around the corner), a special birthday, or a memorable occasion, you’ll have people TALKing about this one!
Posted by Deena Minichiello on February 2, 2013
I think it’s safe to say I’m a little bit obsessed with this trend. I’ve always admired soft, feminine designs and this one fits that adoration to a tee. My last post may have been about the return of yellow gold but this one is all about rose. Rose gold that is. Soft, subtle, and pink toned rose gold. Love, love, love.
Gold in its natural state is always yellow so to produce this beautiful rose gold color, we decrease the silver colored alloys and increase the copper colored alloys. This results in a beautiful backdrop to be used for diamonds and other lightly colored precious gems in ladylike and vintage inspired pieces.
Blake Lively’s wedding set was one of the first to be featured (check out my post, Spotted!) setting off a serious demand for this metal. It’s a subtle way to set yourself apart from the massses and a beautiful way to express your individual style.
Any design, ring, earring or necklace can be fashioned with this metal leaving your options limitless. I’m definitely adding this element into my collection this year. I’ll be living la vie en rose. Why not give it a try too?!
Posted by Deena Minichiello on January 19, 2013
And just what will 2013 have in store for us? That’s the fun part. Trying to forecast and predict trends by expanding our inspirations for jewellery and design. This one may catch a lot of you off guard but I’m sticking with it.
I stumbled across this diamond ring design over the holidays and it immediately caught my attention. I was drawn to the unique combination of modern shapes and vintage detail. The bezel set center stone and eye shaped band are very forward thinking and bold in their nature. While the rose cut diamond in the center and intense pave set detailing are very reminiscent of the vintage and feminine pieces we have all come to love. The yellow gold setting may also be a bit unexpected, but it sets the design off perfectly so every detail is noticed. We haven’t seen a lot of yellow gold lately, but if you ask me, it’s knocking at the door!
A little of this and a little of that, all mixed together in perfect harmony. What a perfect way to ring in the new year!
Posted by Deena Minichiello on January 3, 2013