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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. ❤ 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! 😉

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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Dinner Outing in DC- Adams Morgan

Posted in Events, fashion, jeans, necklace, style by kayemlin on November 12, 2010

I went to a Mexican Restaurant the other day with my friend, Raymond. We went to Casa Oaxaca. I hear that they make the best gravy there. We ate a quesadilla looking dish for appetizers.  He had the chicken with gravy as his entree, and I had the beef with gravy as my entree. My favorite favorite thing about Oaxanca is their lemonade! You have to try it!

Pearl Necklace and Bracelet

I went to a family party this past Sunday in New Jersey. It was so great to see my relatives. I wore a pearl necklace and a matching pearl bracelet. I usually never wear bracelets because it is so difficult to get on, but on this occassion, I wore it and loved it. My mom wore a mandarin garnet ( orange gem) necklace as well as mandarin garnet earrings. She even matched it to her clothing. I thought she looked really cute. All of the jewelry was designed by my mom, and hopefully I will be designing some of my own soon!

Hope you like them! You can go to www.kayegems.com and take a look at some.

Name Bling

Posted in diamonds, necklace, Pendant, Set: Pendant, Sex and the City, Uncategorized by kayemlin on July 9, 2010

I think it was Carrie Bradshaw who got everyone wearing their names on their necks. Yes, I followed this trend too. I followed this a little bit too much, that I wish I had left my name alone from the beginning.

You’ll see how  my name plate changed to 50 cent’s name plate. In case you don’t know who 50 cent is, he is the rapper who wears a lot of bling on his neck, and made that song ” In the Club…bottle full of bub”.

Carrie Bradshaw pulled off her jewelry well. Let’s compare.

The one of me wearing the name plate jewelry in my yellow dress was on my 22nd birthday. My mom then fixed it up, and put more bling on it. The one where I’m wearing my jewelry in my jean dress was last month. I’m 23 now. Do you think 23 year olds should still be wearing name plates? Do you prefer a plain name plate in solid gold print or a gold scripted name plates or a diamond studded gold plate?  I preferred my first name plate. Just KAYE.  You’ll see it.

Little Black Dress- Special Occassions

Posted in diamonds, Earrings, Events, little black dress, necklace, special occassions by kayemlin on July 9, 2010

On special occasions,  I like to put my hair up in a bun. It reminds me of old hollywood glamour- Audrey Hepburn.

I went out with my friends during the winter, and we all dressed up. I wore flower pearl earrings and a diamond necklace that had a circular look to it. I wore a one shouldered LBD- Little Black Dress to make my jewelry pop. You can never go wrong with the little black dress- says Audrey Hepburn. LBDs are form fitting and elegant, and always looks great on with anything. It flattered my jewelry as well.

My girls were all looking beautiful, and we put on our top notch glam. My friend Melissa was wearing diamond and gold studded earrings to match her goldish leopard dress.