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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

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

Earrings and Matching Ring

Posted in Earrings by kayemlin on August 18, 2011

I’ve gotten complaints that my blog doesn’t have enough jewelry on it so I’m posting up the sale that I had last month. I sold a ring and matching earrings. The setting is made up of diamonds and yellow gold. Unfortunately, I only took pictures of the ring and had forgotten to take pictures of the earrings! The earrings is the same shape, size and design as the ring.

 

 

My Zonia

Posted in Bags, Blair Waldorf, Earrings, Events, Forever 21, H&M, jewelry, kaye gems by kayemlin on August 5, 2011

I am surrounded by great friends, and one of my bestfriend’s name is Zonia. We’re kind of opposites in many ways. She gets pissed off easily and will let you know it. I don’t really get mad, but when I do, I ignore people. I don’t open up about my negative thinking much. Many times I push my feelings aside; I don’t know how to hold grudges for a long time. She holds grudges,and she teaches me to be more of a b**ch so that we girls can’t be taken advantage of. 😉 She’s also really blunt while I try to be more diplomatic. I think my culture is to blame. In Burmese, we have a saying called, ” Ah-na-dae” which means you don’t want to be of inconvenience to someone else. I’m sick of that ” ah-na-dae”. Now I say how I feel, lol because I’ve realized you get more of what you want by being honest, and it’s stressful to live in that Burmese culture. My mom is so strict, and it was really stressful living in that atmosphere. lol I love her,but my mom and I would get into many disagreements because of the culture shock.

Zonia helps me suppress that Ah-nah-dae. lol She’s a great friend. We don’t talk or see each other all the time, but when we do talk, we have these great conversations about love, relationships, work, friendships and people. She knows more about me sometimes than I know myself when it comes to relationships. She’s also kind of…fancy. She’s in the hospitality industry, so she likes things to be perfect and top notch. I could care less. I mean, ” Sure, which girl doesn’t want to be wined and dined?” lol but my friend takes it to the next level. When Zonia visited DC, we stayed at the W hotel – right across from the White House for a night. These pictures are almost 2 years old. She was the first person that came to visit me when I moved to the new city. Missing her and my other girls from New York. They’re all crazy. lol

I was wearing jewelry from Kaye Gems- all pearls- pearl earrings and a pearl ring.

My friend, Raymond Wu also joined us on our adventure in DC. Ray has a cooking blog: http://www.cookingagents.com . He makes great treats. Yumm… 😉

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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! 😉

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. 🙂 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. 😉

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 what  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 by  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…

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.