Blue Sapphire & Diamonds Tell A Story

Blue Sapphire & Diamonds Tell A Story

Elegant oval-shaped prong sapphire, paved with round-cut diamonds circle this white gold pendant. At Bel Air Jewelry exquisite pieces like this tell a story. Not just one of design and amazing craftsmanship, but of an unknown future. When we see … Continue reading

A Rose By Any Other Color

A Rose By Any Other Color

At Bel Air Jewelry we wanted to remind you that romance comes in all shapes and sizes. Don’t be bound by typical displays of affection. Reach outside the box with something raw like our sliced ruby and rose gold necklace. … Continue reading

Blue Is The Color Of Winter

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As Roman Payne states in his novel; “It is growing cold. Winter is putting footsteps in the meadow. What whiteness boasts that sun that comes into this wood! One would say milk-colored maidens are dancing on the petals of orchids. How coldly burns our sun! One would say its rays of light are shards of snow, one imagines the sun lives upon a snow crested peak on this day. One would say she is a woman who wears a gown of winter frost that blinds the eyes. Helplessness has weakened me. Wandering has wearied my legs.” This season let winter awaken your senses with Bel Air Jewelry’s Deep Blue Sapphire Sliced Necklace.

2013 Fall Trends

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Whether it’s pretty in pastels, borrowed from the boys, fun with fur, coats fashion’s must-have accessories are always adorned with fabulous jewelry. Extreme outerwear is only part of the story. A well placed diamond or blazing-pink stone can take a normal looking outfit, into the arena of class and beauty. This holiday season check out Bel Air Jewelry’s Sliced Pink Sapphire  Necklace and pave your holiday diamonds and yellow gold.

Modern and Natural

When I think of an ocean breeze, a green forest, standing alone in the desert, or dancing in the rain; I don’t see flashy jewelry. I see me and the earth, I see raw looking stones and bare feet. I see elegance and beauty in simplicity. This new line by Bel Air Jewelry captures that essence. The women wearing it may be beautiful, but the stones themselves capture a raw organic kind of beauty in their shape and raw cuts.

Dark Romance

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With October on the rise Halloween, or Hollow’s Evening, is just around the corner. Western traditions dictate activities like trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, haunted houses, and carving jack-o-lanterns. However, Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samahain; the festival celebrating the end of the harvest in Gaelic culture. They believed on October 31st the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped. This haunting necklace from Bel Air Jewelry is reminiscent of the dark beauty of this holiday. Let your love overlap all boundaries, and cross into the forbidden.

The Beauty of Legends

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Sapphire was named after the Greek word “sapphirus”, meaning blue. The striking deep blue of a quality sapphire like this one from Bel Air Jewelry is reminiscent of a cloudless night sky lacing open in the bloom of a lily. Ancient civilizations believed that the world was set upon an enormous sapphire, which painted the sky blue with its reflection. The Tradition holds that Moses was given the ten commandments on tablets of sapphire, making it the most sacred gemstone. Because sapphires represent divine favor, they were the gemstone of choice for kings and high priests. The British Crown Jewels are full of large blue sapphires, and even more recently Prince Charles chose a sapphire engagement ring for Princess Diana. The ancients regarded star sapphires as a very powerful talisman, a guiding star for travelers and seekers of all kinds. Whatever the definition, sapphires have had a long mythology of symbolism representing truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. Don’t let the season pass without adorning yourself with this mystical gem.

The Allure Of Sapphire

Image“Supernatural powers have long been attributed by astrologers to certain gemstones. Wearing the gem associated with one’s birthday is commonly thought to bring good luck or health.” —Encylopedia Britannica

The basic human need to own and wear materials we deem “sacred” or special is what drives us to collect rocks and minerals. Perhaps this explains the lure of birthstones; how powerful it is to have our month of birth represented by a beautiful natural gemstone. Sapphires are the precious stone for those born in the month of September. They were believed to have special protective powers, such as preventing envy and protecting the wearer from poisoning. Some ancient cultures even thought that if a sapphire container held a venomous snake, it would die! In addition, people believed that sapphire ground to a powder had medical healing properties, such as the ability to cure colic, rheumatism, blindness, and mental ailments. Sapphire is a form of the mineral corundum, and it exists in a range of colors from light to dark blue. Corundum is the second-hardest mineral after diamond. Sapphire is any form of corundum that is not red, as red varieties are called rubies. These dark sliced sapphires have a sort of raw, natural, undefined beauty. Wear this month’s birthstone by Bel Air Jewelry and enjoy not only the compliments, but the good luck that will follow!

Crimson Dreams

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Vampires are folkloric beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures. Although vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures, and go back to “prehistoric times”, the term vampire was not popularized until the early 18th century, with the success of vampire literature, namely John Polidori’s 1819 novella The Vampyre that established the archetype of charismatic and sophisticated vampires. Also Bram Stroker’s 1897 Dracula is remembered as the quintessential vampire novel which provided the basis of modern vampire fiction. The success of this book spawned a distinctive vampire genre, still popular today with books, films, video games, and television shows. It’s pulled itself from the realms of nightmares into the modern world, classified as “the sexy immortals.” Bel Air Jewelry hints at these modern vampiric themes with their blood red ruby collections and this sassy video (click the photo above).

Sharp Kisses

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Kristin Bauer van Straten was born and raised in Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin with her parents – an avid horseman and gun collector, and a housewife involved in charities. In childhood she played sports, and like her father, rode horses and shot guns. In her youth she studied fine arts in Boston and New York, but decided to become an actress and moved to LA, where she has been living the life of stardom since she began acting in 1994. Known most often as the fiery vixen that plays the role of Pam on True Blood, her “larger than life” attitude has worked its way into the hearts of the viewers. This sassy vampire is one of the most luxurious well-dressed characters on the show. When she mocks her own bloodlust by dressing in iconic rubies and vivacious red outfits it asks the question; is there any day that a ruby doesn’t look good on a woman’s neck? Check out these decadent pieces by Bel Air Jewerly and let your imagination run wild with the idea of countless sharp kisses.