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Colorful Stones

For my birthday, I went out with some of my closest friends from DC. We had a great time- and I spent the night dancing away. I wore 2 necklaces that my mom had sent me for my birthday – all made up of semiprecious stones- amethyst, citrine, peri-dot, blue topaz and pink topaz. It was on a 28 k yello gold chain. I wore a white short Cinderella- puffy dress, and I thought the dress complemented my jewelry well. I am really loving semi precious stones, and the necklaces are definitely 2 of my favorites from Kaye Gems.

Do you have any favorite jewelry? Do you find it difficult to match your jewelry to your outfits? Please share! I’d love to see and hear what you wear on special occasions.

xoxo,
Kaye

 

 

 

 

Birthday Bling

I’ve finally turned the big 25, and so far there is no quarter life crisis. Life’s been good, and there have been many changes. I moved to a new house and have been ecstatic with my stay there. My walk home from work and to work are a little longer, but I like the exercise. ( I’ll post pics of my new house soon!)

On my birthday, my coworkers surprised me with a birthday cake, and I had gotten so many well wishes from everyone- family and friends. Nice to feel loved. My phone ran out of batteries because of the many alerts, but it survived after a little charging. I didn’t do much on my actual birthday, but one of my friends bought me a drink at a bar. I left after one drink, and instead opted to go home, read a book and eat a slice of cake by myself way past bedtime. I thought that was living on the wild side- eating carbs right before bed! I’m feeling old!

 

I wore the gold pearl necklace my mom had sent by Kaye Gems. She designed it herself. I also wore earrings and a ring from Kaye Gems. I love the uniqueness of all the jewelry. The ring has a leaf shape curve to it, and my earrings remind me of earrings from traditional old times. What do you think? I have to thank my friend/colleague Donald ( who is also in the pictures ) for the photos. He took pictures of the jewelry for me on my birthday. lol

 

 

The Secret to Success- there are 2 noted in this post!

Posted in diamonds, jewelry, kaye gems, necklace, Work Chic, Work Clothing by kayemlin on September 9, 2011

Hi All,

I’m just itching to promote my website, http://www.kayegems.com – my mom’s and my jewelry company. I really should do more to promote it, but my passion for my work in Journalism-pursuing stories and personal life have been getting in the way! However, I love jewelry, fashion and that is my other passion. I revealed to a guy and a girlfriend that I go home and prepare outfits for the week. ( I don’t do it every week, but I try to do it at least the night before, and put thought into my clothing. I’m pretty sure I scared the guy off lol and my girlfriend responded with a shock, ” Jeez, wow that’s so anal of you.” lol ) That’s the secret to success – be assertive and dress smart! I always choose my jewelry to give that extra UMPH (I’m serious and Independent and I want to Make an Impression look), and I’ve always enjoyed seeing my mom put a little more spark and attention into her clothing and style with a little jewelry on. I’m going to have an auction soon ( online as well as in real life) so I will keep everyone up to date with the planning! Also feel free to contact me if you are interested in the gems. They’re all whole sale! http://www.kayegems.com Revamping website soon!

I’m just so captivated by people who are ambitious and driven. I think I owe a lot of my drive to my mom. I’ve always seen her really hard at work, and my parents have sacrificed so much to get my two brothers and me to where we are today. ( And let me tell ya, they never let us forget it…they’ll go on for hours giving us lectures about it.) I just met a man today who came from Burma with nothing – only 16 dollars in his pocket; now he’s a millionaire. We interviewed him for a story – on how he was invited to speak at President Obama’s speech on the economy and jobs yesterday. He was sitting right next to Michelle Obama. He is the Founder & CEO of a sushi company and owns many sushi companies around the US. With $16 dollars in his pocket coming to the States, he became a self made millionaire. We asked him what his secret to success was and how he got here. He said, “hard work and determination”. He used to work on average 12 – 16 hours a day. He said, “Sometimes I used to work 24 hours a day.” The secret to his success was that he kept going…When he lived in Burma, he was a pre-med major, and he revealed that he got kicked out of school, however that didn’t stop him from pursing his interest and becoming a business man.

So with that in mind…I am posing in the pictures below with two of my loves near me- reporting the news ( Journalism) and wearing my Black Onyx, Gold and Diamond necklace with a diamond ring ( Kaye Gems-business with my mom). Here I am with my 2 loves. โค Will be posting more jewelry soon. Contact gemskaye@gmail.com if you’re interested. Will be revamping website-www.kayegems.com soon! So be sure to come back and check it out. xoxo

Topaz

I must be boring you with all the blue jewelry. The one I’m wearing in this post is blue topaz. It’s slightly different from the Sapphire jewelry – lighter in color and looks a little bit like crystal when in the light. However, it is a stone- a gem and not a crystal. This whole set is a tear dropped / oval shape. Hope you like it.

My next post is about a diamond and the mystery/ curse behind it. Stay tuned for that one! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sapphire and Diamond Earrings from Madagascar and Sri Lanka

I’ve been pretty busy creating stories for work and although I haven’t updated in a while, I will make it up to you with the updates that I will be doing incessantly this week.

Lately we’ve had a lot of request for Sapphire jewelry, and I think it might be due to the news of the Royal Wedding and the popularity of Princess Kate’s wedding ring. Sapphire and diamonds do scream out ” royalty”, I must admit. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love Sapphire and Rubies. I’ve always said that- maybe even more so than diamonds. Don’t quote me on it; I don’t think my mother would approve. I just can’t help it that I like color and shine! Diamonds are gorgeous too. After all, they are the most expensive gems. Speaking of which, I do have a video story that I just made on arguably the most famous diamond in the world, but I’ll save that for a later post. ๐Ÿ˜‰

For now, I’ll leave you with pictures of the 2 sets of Sapphire and diamond earrings that we just created. One pair of earrings are Sapphires from Madagascar. The other pair is a set from Sri Lanka. Can you guess which is which? And the cts.? Which one do you prefer?

The Royal Wedding

Posted in diamonds, Earrings, Events, fashion, jewelry by kayemlin on April 29, 2011

I received a call from my mom at 7 am ( Eastern Time) asking me if I’ve been watching the Royal Wedding on the news. I turned the TV on and was glued to it. Their wedding just made my day, and how coincidental, my grandparents’ anniversary falls on their wedding day ( April 29th) making this day more special for me. lol I will admit that I was even late for work this morning because I was glued to my TV watching whatย  looks like a real Fairy Tale come to life on my plasma. The video was also in High Definition which added to the effect of the story assembling- I thought I was there in London – in real life capturing the whole experience of the wedding. lol

Kate Middleton looked beautiful. She was wearing a dress byย  Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen and white diamond drop earrings to match her whole white ensemble. Kate was also wearing something borrowed from Queen Elizabeth herself. Queen Elizabeth’s mum had gotten the Cartier ” Halo” tiara in 1936 and given that same tiara to her daughter, Queen Elizabeth herself on her 18th birthday. I loved how Kate kept her attire simple, elegant and stunning at the same time. I was thinking that her dress and her jewelry would be more flashy, but she kept it simple yet luxurious. Especially within this economy and seeing that the whole world is not going to get out of the downfall of this economy anytime soon, I think her choice of dress and wedding attire is top notch fine choice. There were so much controversy on how extravagant and lavish the wedding would be while the lower middle class and the poor are suffering from the economy.

What do you think of the Royal Wedding and Kate’s dress?

Here are some pictures I thought captured the best moments of the Royal wedding. These are all AP images and AP photos. All rights belong to them.

Here is the video I grabbed from the Telegraph.co.uk of them kissing. You can tell that they are both in love, and let’s hope that she gets her Happily Ever After…

Pink Topaz Ring

Posted in diamonds, Events, fashion, jewelry, kaye gems, Ring, special occassions, style, Topaz, Uncategorized, Work Chic by kayemlin on March 30, 2011

Also from our 2011 collection is a new Pink Topaz ring. This is for the woman that likes big, bold, ” bling” things. It really is a beauty, and it shines when the light touches it. I took a picture of everything on my blog with a small Kodak camera that I acquired from STAPLES more than 2 years ago ( for my 22nd birthday). I’m still amazed that the pictures look good when the only light I use is natural sunlight. All I can say is that the jewelry speaks for itself when you see the shine of the stone in the photos. I’m not thinking about getting a new camera anytime soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

2011 Sapphire Collection- Sneak Peak

Posted in diamonds, Earrings, fashion, jewelry, kaye gems, necklace, Ring, Sapphire, Set: Pendant by kayemlin on March 29, 2011

This is a sneak peek of the more jewelry to come in 2011. Everyone has been talking about the Kate Middleton and Princess Diana engagement ring, and we’ve got something for you that tops that ring. We have a necklace that is fit for a princess, and the price is low, inexpensive and all WHOLE SALE. Guaranteed.

Here is the necklace that is just fit for a princess.

A Smaller Version of the Necklace- in Pendant size.

Sapphire and Diamonds

I was born in September so my birth stone is Sapphire, and since September 22nd 1986, I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Sapphire jewelry. Rubies and Sapphires are my favorite (even more so than diamonds, can you believe it? hah) My mom and I recently designed Sapphire jewelry for a client, and I was more than ecstatic to have a voice and see my designs come to life. Our special client wanted a Sapphire necklace so here are some of the necklaces and rings that we designed. Hope you like them. This is the first of the 2011 collection to come.

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An Outing with Sapphire

Posted in diamonds, Earrings, Events, fashion, Forever 21, Gossip Girl, Hair, jewelry, kaye gems, Ring by kayemlin on March 16, 2011

One of my best guy friends from college is in town, and although I’m not partying a lot, he is! My friend is also gay which means we have much more fun together! It’s been all laughs and giggles since he’s been in town. On my night out in DC- we went to a gay club/ bar called Cobalt at Dupont Circle. It was pretty fun although I was exhausted. I’m not too much into raving and free style music, and that was all Cobalt seemed to play. On that night, I wore a one shoulder dress with studs, and set of blue sapphire and diamond ring and earrings. The ring is very much like the Princess Diana/ Kate Middleton ring. Earrings were made to match it ( slightly). The setting is a bit different for the ring and the earrings. The ring and earrings are made with real diamonds and real sapphire by Kaye Gems. On my left hand, I am wearing a diamond bracelet. On my right, I am wearing a bracelet with different stones on it. That bracelet is actually my favorite out of everything I own.