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

Happy Valentines Day!

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From all of us at Bel Air Jewelry we just wanted to say Happy Valentines Day! Whether you’re in a relationship or not, today is about loving yourself and sharing that love with the world around you. If you’re single, this isn’t a day to mope around (we’ve all been there), grab your favorite outfit, and go out there and spoil yourself! Treat yourself with all the love you can muster, and if you have people in your life that mean a lot to you, toady’s a good day to share those feelings. If you’re in a relationship, treat that specials someone with all of the grandiose desire you have burning in your heart, and not because it’s Vday, because you WANT to show them that they fly you to moon. You WANT to show them they they’re your sun, your stars, and without them the entire universe would be dark and cold. They bring your world to light! Let your passions explode this day, and as many days as your heart can muster; because love, really is the most powerful force in life.

Some fun things to check out:

Our heart line jewelry!

Google! You know google, they actually have cute videos attached to candy hearts today, so click and listen!

Things you can do if you’re abroad in London

And Lastly Huffington Post’s cute last minute Vday ideas you can do anywhere.

Horse Power

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From all of us at Bel Air Jewelry we wanted to wish you a Happy Chinese New Year! Yesterday officially ended the fire snake, and year of the wood horse has begun. So what’s in store for us this year? We’ve reviewed some popular websites and compiled the best predictions here, enjoy!

Shake rattle and roll:

It will be a fast year full of combustion according to some astrologers, who see wood as providing fuel for the energetic horse sign. The later part of the year is “yin fire”, increasing the potential for heated entanglements. Feng shui practitioner Raymond Lo told Reuters: “The upcoming Horse year is also a ‘yang wood’ year, when people will stick more to their principles and stand firm. So it is hard to negotiate or compromise as there are more tendencies for people to fight for their ideals.”

Money, money, money:

If you have a business involving wood or fire you will do well, according to Canadian Feng Shui expert Paul Ng. This includes lumber companies, agriculture and media companies. Property companies won’t do as well and as the horse is a galloper, the potential is for the prices to gallop downwards over the first six months. However, supported by the fire element in the latter half of the year they may gallop back up, according to Lynn Yap, Singapore’s Feng Shui Queen.

The mirror is looking back:

When horse meets horse, the natural Ying-Yang opposition is no longer balanced and thus over the next year horses are due some tense situations and pressure in their personal life. However Foon Chik, of the Feng Shui Society says it is not that simple and meeting your own sign can be a time for self-reflection.

Not a horse:

Well, what animal you are depends on what year you were born in and how the characteristics of this creature interact with the horse. Foon Chik, of the Feng Shui society has compiled her predictions, reproduced here with her permission. You can read them in full here.

Wearable Art!

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Today we wanted to feature the designer Claire Prebble. She has created costumes for the Navi charactors in Avatar and her work has been sought after for a shoot with Kate Moss and requested for a Vogue Italia shoot. Her work is described as full body jewelry that is woven from sterling silver. Like Bel Air Jewelry, she has an eye for design and fashion. Her creations are fantastical and creative. We wanted to inspire our clients to be creative with the jewelry they select. Diamonds may be forever, but don’t be afraid to try a brilliant blue, or flaming yellow sapphire! Reach for the stars, and you just might hit the moon!

Martin Luthar King, Jr. Day

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He advanced civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs that attracted national attention following television news coverage of the brutal police responses to protests. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. In order to honor this brilliant, brave man; we at Bel Air Jewelry took a piece of his speech and wanted to share it with you today. We hope you enjoy the holiday this monday and remember the importance of standing up for equality and freedom for all religions, races, sexes and beliefs.

“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children…” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

May Your New Year Sparkle!

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May your new year be as glamorous as Great Gatsby! Filled with sophisticated parities and fine jewelry. From all of us at Bel Air, no matter what you decide to do in this year, we hope you do it with everything you have; all of your heart, body and soul! We wish you the utmost success on all of your resolutions and plans!

January Born

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Garnet, the birthstone for January,  signifies eternal friendship and trust.  Garnet, derived from the word granatum, meaning seed, and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to a pomegranate seed.  References to the gemstone dates back to 3100 B.C., when the Egyptians used garnets as inlays in their most prominent jewelry settings.  When thinking of Garnets, most people think of a beautifully rich red color, however the mineral comes in a rainbow of hues, from the deepest of crimsons, to pyrope, and even vibrant green tsavorites. Don’t let this January pass without exploring a world of color with the famous January birthstone by Bel Air Jewelry.

Five More Tips For Staying Warm!

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#1 – Check that all heat registers are adjusted open, especially where plumbing pipes might freeze. Unblock cold air returns in heated rooms (they may be blocked with furniture or rug) so heat can circulate efficiently.

#2 – Put down a rug or carpet. Rugs and carpets help prevent heat loss through the floor. They are generally warmer to the touch than wood or stone, and so offer a warmer surface to walk on.

#3 – Add insulation in the attic and the crawl space. A lot of heat escapes through the attic, as warm air rises and cold air sinks. Make sure that your attic has enough insulation.

#4 – Cook. Bake cookies or a pie. Your oven will help to dry the air and heat the kitchen. The kitchen will be warm while you are cooking, and then you can have a great home cooked meal too! Limit cooking that gives off steam, as this will increase the humidity in the air and make your house damp. Lowering humidity in the winter time helps you to feel warmer. Water vapor (humidity) has a greater heat capacity (ability to absorb heat) than dry air. As a result, humid air feels colder in winter than does dry air and it takes more heat to make damp air feel comfortable.

#5 – Light a candle. A candle/candles can produce a lot of heat, just be mindful of where they are placed and do not leave them unattended. A trip to most any grocery store or discount store can provide you with a number of candles cheap! You can also use a candle heater. It doesn’t create as much heat as a fireplace or real heater, but will create warmth very cheaply.

From all of us at Bel Air Jewelry, keep bundled up out there!