Popularity of Tanzanite

Popularity of Tanzanite among celebrity

If it hasn’t reached the red carpet then it hasn’t made it far enough, and the tanzanite has. Tanzanite rings, earrings and necklaces make frequent appearances in celebrity jewel collections and there’s no doubt that this imperial blue sparkling gem has established itself in the world of Hollywood and beyond. In this article you will find the popularity of tanzanite.

The traditional vanilla ice diamond solitaires have been replaced by the seductive cobalt hue tanzanite solitaire rings like the one Terri Hatcher brought into the lime light. The ring is a large emerald cut tanzanite gem set in four prongs. Furthermore, she has taken the solitaire setting further by adding to it a pave of diamonds on the white metal band. For a designer diamonds and tanzanite are the best of friends – the way the grey accentuates the blue and vice versa is just what a statement ring needs!

Another gorgeous combination of tanzanite and diamonds was worn by Natascha McElhone. This actress who has been a part of a number of feature films and television shows wears a halo setting tanzanite solitaire ring. The central solitaire is rimmed with a gorgeous ring of small diamonds which set off the blue, the whole thing set in white gold.

Tanzanite has not only entered the general and tanzanite wedding ring sections of jewelry, but also the latest category of ‘push’ rings – one that is given to the mother of your child while she is expecting. Queen Bey was given a large sparkling blue tanzanite ring with an unusual tint – electric blue instead of the standard cobalt – priced at $35,000. The blue stone is not only gorgeous but its sentimental value is in connection with the birth of their beautiful baby daughter Blue Ivy. Much like that of Natascha McElhone this ring too is halo set, but instead of a ring of diamonds the heavy cushion cut tanzanite in the middle is rimmed by smaller micro cut tanzanites which increases the intensity of the blue as well as the bling!

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Another example of a tanzanite ring adorned by a celebrity is Karina Smirnoff’s tanzanite solitaire one. The ring has a large tanzanite solitaire, cushion cut and paved with a halo of diamonds – yes people, the diamond halo is really popular – and set in white gold to avoid any distraction from the gems themselves. Though many tanzanite-diamond halo rings exist both generally and on the red carpet, this specific one’s claim to fame is that it has been designed by Simon G.

Wedding and engagement rings set with tanzanite? There’s always Kate Middleton’s deep blue tanzanite solitaire. In contrast to Beyonce’s electric blue Middleton wears one that is heavily saturated – almost violet. The rave of tanzanite’s set in engagement rings is owned by this actress as she too shows off her tanzanite solitaire with a halo of diamonds for added sparkle.

celebrity wearing tanzanite

Last but definitely not the least we have Damon Dash who steals some of the spotlight off from the girls and is seen flashing his own brilliant blue rock. All the attention is on the stone in this one – a huge rectangular cut tanzanite gemstone is held by a four pronged setting onto a metal band so simple that it is rendered almost invisible by the blue.

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Victor Velyan jewelry: the larger than life LA designer with a passion for metallurgy

Victor Velyan jewelry:

Victor Velyan jewelry is for women who aren’t afraid to make a statement. Take his jellyfish necklace, for example. The latest in a series of wild, often poisonous, animal jewels, this sea creature, with its iridescent central blue fire opal, moonstones and long diamond and sapphire tentacles, is big, bold and mesmerisingly beautiful. Even the back is full of detail, with a transparent boulder opal that only the wearer knows is there.

Victor himself is a larger-than-life character. For a fine jeweller he took the unusual career path of starting out as an 80s heavy metal singer and then spending 12 years as an African safari guide – he still owns bush property in Zimbabwe – before finally settling down in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles’ jewelry district.

He completed an apprenticeship before launching his own successful workshop creating jewels for other designers. Feeling dissatisfied creatively, however, he took the risk eight years ago to launch his own signature line and hasn’t looked back since.

Victor now spends much of his time travelling the US – 210 days last year alone – to appear at trunk shows and meet with his dedicated fans. Everything is made by hand in his workshop – he calls technological developments in jewelry design the “dark side” – and he says he can’t actually make pieces fast enough for clients such as Neiman Marcus, the US department store chain.

Tanzanite Bracelet

He is perhaps best known for the unique patina of his jewels, created by painting silver or gold with his proprietary blend of acid and metals including copper, iron and zinc. “I’ve always been fascinated by metallurgy: why is silver the colour it is, why is gold yellow, how does 25% silver make gold white gold?” he says.

He likens the patina process to winemaking. “I let the metal sit in an acid bath for up to a year and then watch the patina come to life on the jewelry after a couple of weeks,” he adds, pointing to the rich colour contrast of mandarin garnets against a matt copper-green patina and tiny gold flower details on a cuff. Other effects create a white, brown or even blue patina.

And while the outdoor life remains important to him, the Armenian-born designer says his greatest influences are old-world European art and architecture, perhaps explaining the intensely textured, antique look of his jewelry: “I love mother nature but I’m more inspired by other artists and by the possibility of a beautiful woman wearing my jewelry and showing it off,” he says.

His other passion is for rare coloured gemstones. Favourites include fire opals, Paraiba tourmalines and the oldest mineral on earth, blue zircon. Never afraid to follow his passions, he picks stones and creates designs without a final price in mind, using 24 carat gold for its depth of colour rather than its practicality. “I don’t design for what is going to sell. I design with the thought that someone is going to fall in love with it.” Fortunately for Victor, there are many out there who do.

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Style 180! Selena Gomez Turns Into Jennifer Lopez!

Selena Gomez

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Apparently Selena Gomez heard that Jennifer Lopez wants the “Come and Get It” singer to play her in a movie and she’s already taken on the part!

Yes, both the former Disney star and current “A.K.A” album promoter are triple threats with Latin heritage and deep brown hair, but this is the first time we’ve seen the Behaving Badly star look so much like the Bronx beauty. What makes their styles so similar?

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Jennifer Lopez

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Here’s our rundown:

1. Booty-hugging bottoms. Selena might want to considering insuring that bottom for as much moolah as J.Lo can claim. This denim makes her look as well-endowed down there as the “Big Booty” singer herself.

2. An equally tight top. The “First Love” singer ascribes to the “If you’ve got it, flaunt it” philosophy—and that’s not just limited to pants.

3. Dramatic accessories. The older icon is going to be jealous of this starlet’s stylish hat.

We eagerly await the news of the J.Lo biopic starring Selena. Here’s hoping that Justin Bieber isn’t tapped to play Marc Anthony

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