We Hope It Was Wonderful

We Hope It Was Wonderful

At Bel Air Jewelry our sincerest hope is that whatever was done on Valentines Day, that you felt loved! It’s not often a jewelry place will say it’s not about the jewelry, but it’s not! There. We said it. It’s about … Continue reading

Beautifully Unique

Beautifully Unique

Dazzle her with this beautifully unique statement piece this Valentines Day by Bel Air Jewelry. It’s intricate interlocking white gold links combined with 0.24ct princess cut diamonds sets this ring apart from your standard bands. If it’s a wedding, anniversary, … Continue reading

For Eternity

For Eternity

Today Bel Air Jewelry wanted to remind you of promises. This round-cut diamond eternity ring is just a symbol, but a powerful one. When we make promises to those we love, those promises are real. They live and breath in the … Continue reading

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!

Spooky Sophistication

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This little gem by Bel Air jewelry reminded me of the black tie dress code for evening events and social functions derived from British and American costume conventions of the 19th century. Worn only for events after 6 p.m., black tie is less formal than white tie but more formal than informal formal than recent intermediate codes of “creative,” “alternate” or “optional” black tie.

Women’s dress for black tie occasions has varied greatly through the years; traditionally it was dinner (ankle) or tea (below mid-calf) length sleeveless evening gown. Today, cocktail (knee) length garments and jewelry are considered equally appropriate in most places. To me, however, a black tie event is very similar to Halloween. Everyone dresses up and wears masks of a different sort, but it’s all in the same spirit of play and glam. This Halloween, weather it be a Cinderella like ball, or a spooky haunted hay ride, wear your own black tie.

Make Time Stand Still

Bronnie Ware is the author of the full-length memoir, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying – released worldwide, with translations in 27 languages. She interviews patients on their death beds. When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

“When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying. Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.”

When you love, do it deeply. Don’t be afraid to ask the question, “will you marry me.” Our time on this earth is precious. Spend it with the ones your soul yearns for. As another honest quote once said, “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming — WOW– What a Ride!”

Go Back In Time

R0014-2Wedding rings today are a sentiment of love, but no one can really say for sure when this age old tradition actually started. Some believe that the oldest recorded exchange of wedding rings comes from ancient Egypt, about 4800 years ago when sedges, rushes and reeds, growing alongside the well-known papyrus were twisted and braided into rings. But the circle was the symbol of eternity, with no beginning or end, not only to the Egyptians, but many other ancient cultures. The hole in the center of the ring also had significance. It wasn’t just considered a space, but rather a gateway, or door; leading to things and events both known and unknown. To give a woman a ring signifies never-ending and immortal love. Let your engagement ring from Bel Air Jewelry be a powerful symbol of all the joy and happiness to come. When you look into the infinity of your fiancé’s eyes, pick a ring that says forever with same furfur as the passion in your lover’s heart.

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.

You’re The Star

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What is a star? Science refers to the incandescent ball of light as a fixed luminous point in the night sky that shines at a distance from our world like the sun. For at least a portion of its life, a star shines due to thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium in its core. It releases energy that traverses the star’s interior and then radiates deep into outer space. For some stars, the end of their life is marked by a beautiful supernova that explodes out into the galaxy. Truly, the journey of a star is something special… and so are you. Scientifically speaking, you’re made of specks of ancient star dust. Remember your own majesty and let the heat of your passions burst like a powerful supernova! Let your inner light shine like the unstoppable power of the sun. Are you drawn to the gravitation of your sweetheart like two powerful star-crossed lovers forming a brilliant star cluster of galaxy? Whatever fuels your core, let this sapphire diamond ring from Bel Air Jewelry inspire luminescence wherever your journey leads.

Oceans of Love

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Like a warm summer breeze drifting over the surface of the ocean, this sapphire gradates in waves of deep blue to glacier white diamonds. The flower is open and full like the tides; moved by the command of the moon. But nothing is more powerful and moving than your deepest desires fueled by love. Let this ring by Bel Air Jewelry conquer the moon and take you across the waters, to the place your passion waits to bloom.