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What Makes a Really Fine Colored Diamond?

by on July 22nd, 2011

Fancy Colored Diamond Bracelet

Depth of color is crucial and phenomenally rare in the truly “vivid” colored diamonds where the yellow is the color of safron or the pink is the color of a perfect beach rose.

This simple floral bracelet (amazingly built in platinum, which usually bleaches color, as opposed to enhancing it like gold) is composed of perfectly matched deep steel blues, glowing pinks and solid yellows. The bracelet demonstrates just what the best of colored diamonds can be.

Seen at left: Fancy colored diamond cluster bracelet, composed of 22 diamond flower clusters, set with yellow, pink, purplish-blue and white diamonds, the 154 diamonds weighing approximately 9.00 total carats and the clusters ranging from 7-9mm in diameter, mounted in platinum, designed by George Kogis.

Platinum, Diamond and Onyx Bracelet by Betteridge

by on September 7th, 2010

Diamond & Onyx Link Bracelet

Diamond & Onyx Link Bracelet, $29,500

Inspired by the iconic sporting bracelets of the deco era, this Betteridge Collection design is composed of seven mathematically derived tonneau shaped links, curving elegantly along their length and connected by six hand carved onyx links closing to form a perfect circle around the wrist.

Hand set with 5.62 carats of brilliant cut diamonds and supported by an armature of hand thrummed platinum plates and bridges, the easy, natural interactions between each element provide the basis for a timeless design of lasting value.

Every detail in this classic piece has a purpose and a function.

Mark Davis Jewelry – Bakelite is Back

by on May 1st, 2010

Mark Davis Bakelite Bangles, from $3,990

Made from reclaimed vintage bakelite, 18k gold, diamonds and colorful gemstones, Mark Davis’ creations are as beautiful as they are unique. Splashy and fun, yet painstakingly handcrafted and meticulously finished, vintage bakelite is back and better than ever!

After buying my own Mark Davis bangle over a year ago, wearing it almost daily, and enjoying every minute of it, I knew it was time to share these spectacular creations with our friends.

Pieces range from $400 for a pair of 18k and gem-set earrings to $1,430 for a set of 3 pink sapphire studded stackable bangles to $12,000 for a wide cutout bangle bedazzled to the nines!

Let the collecting commence…

Fleur-de-Lis Gold Bangles: A New Classic from Betteridge

by on May 1st, 2010

Fleur-de-Lis Bangles, from $3,000

As spring reaches its zenith heralding in both Mother’s Day and Graduation Season, it is with great excitement that we present the first in a series of new Betteridge Collection designs.

Of all the floral devices used in Heraldry, perhaps the most famous is the fleur-de-lis. A symbol often used as a representation of faith, wisdom and chivalry. In a tradition started by the fourteenth century Neapolitan mariner Flavio Gioja, the symbol is often used on the compass rose to mark the north direction.

In this season when we celebrate one’s direction in life, we invite you to find your own true north.

Boucheron Fan-link Gem-set Bracelet

by on March 1st, 2010

The recent Miami and Palm Beach antique shows were bustling with buyers eager to buy, but only in certain areas. Mediocre quality still has a tough time finding a market, but a wonderful signed piece of jewelry that is beautiful and easy to wear is in great demand.

This diamond and multi-gem set bracelet by Boucheron, Paris is one of those special pieces. Designed in the early 1950’s, it has a lingering retro, yet light fluid style that embodies Boucheron’s chic and stylish design.

Frederick Boucheron started his business in 1858 and quickly became one of the world’s foremost jewelry houses. Consistently producing seamless modern design, style and craftsmanship, there is no better jeweler than this for the sophisticated collector.

Vaid Jewelry Captures Spring Colors in Captivating Designs

by on March 1st, 2010

Vaid Bon Bon Bracelets, from $6,000

Vaid, a relative newcomer to Betteridge, is a Rome-based artisan jeweler with extensive experience in exquisite craftsmanship. Daniele Valabrega, third generation owner, has always been inspired to create classic designs using only the finest quality materials.

The Bon Bon collection featured here includes surprising and delightful combinations of Nature’s most precious elements, including hand hammered gold, diamonds, amethysts, rock crystal, mother of pearl, coral, turquoise and lapis lazuli – resulting in a rainbow of color and luminescence that can only be found at the height of spring!

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Buccellati Cuff Bracelets: Redefining Elegance with Every Generation

by on December 1st, 2009

Buccellati Rayon Soleil and Botticelli Cuff Bracelets with Bellis Diamond Watch; $29,900 and $39,900

The distinctive artistry of Buccellati, and its hand-engraved designs, date back to the Renaissance. Like the celebration of Christmas, traditions of beauty and significance endure through the ages.

Every Buccellati piece is hand made, so no two are ever exactly alike.

Elegant Gold Estate Bracelets for Every Look

by on November 1st, 2009

Betteridge Estate Collection: Pommellato 18kt gold link bracelet, $2,500; Tiffany & Co. diamond, 18kt gold & platinum Etoile bangle, $2,500; and Elizabeth Locke 18kt gold link bracelet, $2,400

It’s been said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. I think diamonds are spectacular, but there is nothing quite like gold, yellow gold in particular, to make a woman feel wonderful and look her most beautiful.

Betteridge has always had one of the finest estate jewelry collections in the world, but a personal favorite, for just about any customer, is our wide array of stunning gold bracelets.

And at price points often as low as 50% of new gold bracelets, there is no better or more beautiful value in our stores.

Verdura 5-Stone Cuffs: Our Favorite New Jewelry Collection

by on November 1st, 2009

Verdura 5-Stone Cuffs, from $28,000

Fabulous and chic! You don’t have to own a lot of jewelry, just a few timeless pieces (such as these cuffs, which are based on a design that was originally commissioned by Coco Chanel!).

For me, Verdura cuffs are a style essential.

The Sweet Alhambra: Playful Jewelry for Mothers and Daughters

by on November 1st, 2009

Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Pendant & Bracelet

Young girls want to look like their moms. Girls try on mom’s makeup, put on her clothes and try on her jewelry.

It’s this wonderful rite of passage that makes the Sweet Alhambra collection, which is meant to be worn by daughters and their mothers together, so special.