Almost Valentines

Almost Valentines

Bel Air Jewelry knows that, with Valentines day approaching, this is the last weekend to get that special someone a fashionable and enticing gift! Jewelry is a classic but the piece should be chosen with care. Think about a special … Continue reading

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.

Look Within

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Deep into the dark blue of this sliced sapphire by Bel Air Jewelry lies not only beauty, but mystery. Looking into its murky depths is like being lost in space, similar to Sandra Bullock in Gravity; a mighty heroine who against all odds defies fate and returns home. It’s like the bottomless ocean, where giant squids sleep and anger fish light up the darkness like devilish stars seducing prey towards the light. Is your affection as deep and rich as this raw cut sapphire? Hint at your own mystery when you’re out on the town, who knows, maybe it will lure someone that can open up your galaxy and reach far beyond the unexplored vastness of your eternal love.

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.