by PERRY REGEV : Monday, July 30, 2012
Carelle is known for its signature Stackables rings. The collection originated with the sapphire “stacks”, which eventually led to the larger and bolder semi-precious stacks.
Through time we introduced the diamond stacks and a few short months ago we introduced the exotic stacks: tanzanite, tsavorite, and spinel. The evolution of our Stackables collection has moved into not only the simple hoop earring, but different types of earrings, bracelets and bangles.
by PERRY REGEV : Monday, July 09, 2012
Carnelian. Have you heard of this stone? It has been around for a long time and only just recently has it received the attention it deserves.
by PERRY REGEV : Friday, June 22, 2012
What do leaves and gold have in common? They come from nature, are inspiring and are always evolving. We just launched an extension to our Leaf collection- a branch if you will- that continues to connect us to our roots of gold and color.
by PERRY REGEV : Monday, June 11, 2012
What happens in Vegas…probably happened at the Carelle Couture stall!
We’re back and ready to rock and roll after having an amazing time at the Couture jewelry show in Las Vegas. For those who attended the show, I hope you enjoyed the sneak peak of our new collections.
The show was great and it is always a blast to be a part of it. We got to see some of the world’s finest pearls, gemstones and of course colored stone jewelry. I attended the Couture Awards for Design and I must say there are some unique items out there. But of course there is nothing that compares to Carelle’s natural, high quality and ever so beautiful jewelry.
by PERRY REGEV : Friday, June 01, 2012
Here at Carelle we are always excited to see our new collections we dream of, come to life. I would like to introduce to you a beautiful new collection we named Carey.
The inspiration for this timeless and ladylike collection comes from an incredible design that we initially made for one of our most loyal customers.
by PERRY REGEV : Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I would like to introduce the new, ever so breath taking Steps collection. This is a collection that not only looks beautiful, but it also makes one understand real creativity and craftsmanship.
The organic nature of the gold and the way the rings unfold, allows one to understand why we call it “steps”.
by PERRY REGEV : Friday, May 18, 2012
Here at Carelle, we like to be creative in the way we work and build up excitement regarding anything we do... so excitement really is in the air. If we were to post three winners of our delightful Facebook giveaway at one time, this giveaway would not be exciting at all.
Well, here we go... Kathy Persons congratulations!!! Kathy won a yellow gold Heart and Key pendant. These pendants (which represent love, happiness and trust) are designed to keep people like you in mind.
For those who didn’t win, like us on Facebook and you will be entered to win the grand prize of this giveaway- a yellow gold Heart and Key pendant with diamond pave. Good luck!
by PERRY REGEV : Friday, May 18, 2012
Are you ready for summer? I know I am! And do you know the hottest thing in style is this season? COLOR.
Color has not only become the hottest thing of the year, it is this summer’s fashion. Every designer I know is waiting to release their summer colors to the world. Carelle, known for being the trend setter in color, offers beautiful bright colors in the Signature collection. We often refer to our double drop earrings as our “summer fun” earrings.
by PERRY REGEV : Tuesday, May 15, 2012
On Thursday may 17th SKIP of New York will be hosting its annual fundraiser to help kids have a better chance at life. Carelle is not only fortunate to assist by helping to sponsor this glorious event but our staff really enjoys being able to attend it as well. The SKIP organization receives my full support and I ask that if you are looking to donate to a cause please check out SKIP. The organization is full of great people working for a great cause, and it is our duty to at least try to help those in need.
by PERRY REGEV : Monday, May 07, 2012
When a celebrity engagement comes around everyone wants to know what the ring looks like. People forget the celebrities’ pasts and even if they like the work he/she has completed or failed to do. The public becomes focused on one thing- the ring.
Well… congratulations to brangelina! I hope your marriage will be a great one.
by PERRY REGEV : Friday, May 04, 2012
Peggy Rydzewski congratulations on winning the first of three giveaways from Carelle on Facebook. The team is ecstatic about this!! Peggy won our beautiful heart and key pendant, a pendant that represents love happiness and trust…Peggy I hope you enjoy this one.
Like us on Facebook for more news, lifestyle trends and giveaways.
by PERRY REGEV : Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Recently the Tanzanian government issued a memorandum about their interest in having origin certification for the tanzanite coming out of Tanzania. The Tanzanian government reported that this need to certify the goods came from an over abundance in tanzanite smuggling. According to my sources, certain miners already give their customers an authentication document.
I must be clear about what is really being talked about here. The beauty of colored stones is the same as of the image of an Indiana Jones movie. Imagine walking through Africa looking piece by piece for the treasure, or in this case- the gemmy rough. Colored stones have always provided a home for independence, a race if you will, to see who can reach the top (or bottom) first. TanzaniteOne is a company that has tried to dissolve this feeling. Similarly, De Beers operates in a very corporate manner and does not allow for a random person within the mining region to look for diamonds. They have such restrictions so that they themselves can reach the diamond rough. TanzaniteOne has taken De Beers’ module and is trying to execute it. If there were these “certificates of origin” than only TanzaniteOne and the Tanzanian government will benefit from it financially (note: tanzanite only comes from one place in the world).
by PERRY REGEV : Tuesday, May 01, 2012
We at Carelle are running a Giveaway! There are two prizes remaining:
- Gold and Diamond Pendant with a 16" Chain a $1,740 Value
- 18K Yellow Gold Pave Pendant with 16" Chain a $1,010 Value
In order to enter the contest you only need to do the following:
1. Follow the link to our Facebook Page and become a Fan by Clicking the Like button
2. Fill out the form by following this link and entering your name and email
3. If you would like to gain additional entries you can invite your friends using the form you will see on the page after you enter
If you are a fan of our beautiful modern gemstone jewelry then this is your chance to grab a piece for free!
by PERRY REGEV : Friday, April 20, 2012
The other day I was strolling through the internet, only to find beautiful lemon quartz earrings and a lemon quartz ring being blogged about by Mrs. Lilien. The first thing that came to mind was “wow, those look awfully familiar”. Mrs. Lilien, known for her exquisite style, chose to write about these beautiful Carelle pieces, and I was certainly happy to see the appreciation for my work from such an amazing person.
by PERRY REGEV : Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Ever wonder why there are no price lists for colored stones like there are for diamonds? Well, it’s simple; it is just an extreme complexity that no one, even if they could, wants to figure out. Why is this? Well each colored stone comes in a range of both color and clarity.
The difference between the color and diamond markets today is that people in need of diamonds are looking for those lacking color. Recently Carelle launched a beautiful single stone ring, which could also be stacked. The collection contains green and pink tourmaline, as well as a few members of the beryl family (such as aquamarine). The rings come in 3 shapes: round, cushion, or oval. The tourmalines in these rings are to die for gorgeous, and I can make this statement confidently because I know that all tourmalines are incredible. Usually when a person meets me they hear me rant about the gemstone revolution and how amazing the new finds are, but if they “dare” bring up tourmalines they are in for a real chat. All tourmalines are gorgeous in my opinion, even the dark olive ones. Tourmalines grow in a very interesting crystal structure and are pretty soft. This is something one can really feel when they work with many stones. The material grows in many places but only certain locations can enjoy special tourmalines, such as the ones from California or Mozambique. Brazil definitely deserves credit, although I feel as if the Brazilian stones are similar to all tourmalines except for, of course, the ever so breath taking Paraiba. Paraiba is one of the most incredible finds in the gem industry, and must be credited as such. Sure there is apatite that looks like Paraiba, but the material is even softer and just doesn’t have the pizzazz.
by PERRY REGEV : Friday, April 13, 2012
“…the gleaming ruby should adorn,
All those who in July are born,
For thus they’ll be exempt and free,
From lover’s doubts and anxiety.”
- Gregorian birthstone poems: author unknown.
The ruby is known as “the precious” stone within precious gemstones. It is the red colored corundum; the elder brother of sapphire. Ruby is an extremely special stone. What makes a ruby so special? Well it is pretty simple. Ruby is, in general, rare. Gem quality ruby is even rarer especially of larger sizes; this is because ruby rough generally grows more flat than sapphire. Furthermore, ruby tends to be more included and not fully crystallized, which means that a larger clean stone is extremely rare.
Of course, with all this said, one must really wonder if the extreme price of the stone is just. The reality is that this calculation is very simple. There’s a demand for ruby. In today’s market ruby is probably the most treated stone. It goes through various treatments from heat to irradiation, to glass filling and diffusion. Plus one must not forget the United States’ embargo on Burma. Burma, or Myanmar, is the leading source of fine rubies, even though Thailand and various African countries can sometimes produce a similar quality. Between the treatments and embargos there is a feeling that ruby lacks on the market. This is not necessarily true. Sadly, this feeling affects the price and demand for better rubies.
While ruby is pronounced to be the royal stone, the truth is that it is not. Spinel is the royal stone. Spinel is present in the royal crown of England, as well as various other royal jewels across the globe. Spinel is the stone which has the least justified history. I believe that with just a little more help it will become the leader of the “gemstone revolution”.
by PERRY REGEV : Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Part two is particularly special to me because my family credits a bit of its success in the jewelry industry to the emerald. Emerald, like ruby and sapphire, is one of the most treated stones on the market. Most people (including dealers) do not know exactly what treatments these stones go through. Could it be that people simply love it for its amazing color?
The emerald is an extremely rare stone
, especially in a high gem quality. That being said, there is a lot of material out there to produce smaller goods in the hundreds of thousands -if not millions- of pieces. Quantity is why one couldn’t possibly use chrome tourmaline to replace an emerald. For year’s people looked for an affordable replacement for emerald, bringing a new stone to the market is like bringing a new social networking site to the world. I say that because it is challenging to know if it will catch on or will it just totally collapse? Chrome diopside made a small appearance on the market, but with such a low hardness, luxury jewelers try and stay away from it. Chromium containing certain peridot can also look like emerald. This would have to be a peridot of a smaller size that is very light yellowish/green.
In 1967 Campbell Bridges
, a chromium or vanadium containing green garnet. (At the time grossular garnet had already existed, but it is a lighter yellowish/green tone than tsavorite.) As the years passed, more tsavorite was discovered in Kenya, and then in Madagascar. Although that being said, I must note that the material from Madagascar does not really appear often on the market. Tsavorite has an amazing color and a higher refractive index
number than emerald…thus meaning the light travels through the stone faster, ultimately making the stone more shiny. Its hardness is not far off from emerald and the price in smaller goods is highly affordable.
by PERRY REGEV : Friday, April 06, 2012
For as long as I can remember blue, green and red have been the most frequently bought, sold and referred to stones in the market. Of course the first three stones that come to mind are ruby, emerald and sapphire.
Today the market is in its “next generation” phase and people from both the industry and the consumer side are looking for something new. Recently east Africa has been producing some amazing colors of blue, green and red these are tanzanite (blue), tsavorite (green) and spinel (red). Tanzanite was found in 1967 by Mount Kilimanjaro. The beautiful purple violet/blue hues of the stone bring it as close to the color of a sapphire than any other stone out there. (There is one exception, which is blue spinel; unfortunately blue spinel is so rare, especially in such a great color, which is why tanzanite is referred to as “the next sapphire.”)
by PERRY REGEV : Friday, April 06, 2012
Gems and jewelry have always played a role in history. Throughout time stones went through so many different variations of use (such as healing powers, powers of gods, etc.). At some point in time however, the stones were differentiated and categorized into 2 lists: precious and semi-precious.
The argument of what classifies a stone as precious vs. semi-precious really breaks off into two segments. What defines a precious stone and does color have anything to do with it?
by PERRY REGEV : Wednesday, April 04, 2012
I must say that I’m lucky to have been born into the gem industry. For over thirty years Carelle has promoted the use of colored stones in beautiful jewelry of the highest quality, receiving awards from some of the most prestigious companies in the industry.
by PERRY REGEV : Thursday, March 29, 2012
Modern luxury jewelry should accent your natural elegance seamlessly. Understanding the distracting and enhancing forces of accessorizing helps you optimize your total appearance.
Your jewelry and clothing must work cooperatively instead of compete with each other. An orange sapphire pendant is lost with a colorfully patterned top, just as a pave diamond necklace drowns behind a ruffled neckline. Simple seams and fabric colors let your jewelry shine in uncluttered brilliance.
A true piece of luxury jewelry brings vibrancy to your appearance. Optimize this vibrancy by contrasting brightly colored gemstones with dark-colored clothing and complementing light-colored clothing with pale gemstone jewelry. For example, the fiery tones of an orange sapphire ring embolden a black dress, while a purple sapphire ring infuses a brown silk sweater with regal brilliance. Add whimsy and sophistication to a pale pink dress or pale mint blouse with one of your Rose de France rings.