Tag Archives: Swarovski

The USA women’s gymnastics team won the gold yesterday at the Rio Olympics, and they looked good doing it – wearing almost 5,000 Swarovski crystals each (bling, bling)! Designed by Under Armour, each gymnast’s 2016 leotard is patriotically designed in red, white, and blue, and embellished with shimmering Swarovski crystals. The estimated in-store retail price would cost around $1,200 per leotard!

Celebrate the talented athletes win with your very own red, white, and blue Swarovski crystal jewelry from Jewelry.com!

Why wear crystals?

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Love shimmer and sparkle but without the $$$? Then crystals are the next best option to give you that icy-shine loaded with healing powers and endless styling options. So what is a crystal exactly? Generally speaking, this stone is a solid material made of atoms, molecules and ions which have been arranged in a highly complex mathematical pattern called a crystal lattice. This is just the beginning of this piecingly bright gem, find out more below…

1. Crystal comes from the word krustallos which deviates from kruos meaning icy, cold frost.

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Shard Pendant

2. Examples of larger crystals include table salt, snowflakes and diamonds.

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Lariat Necklace

3. Almost all types of crystals have some kind of imperfection.

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Victorian Necklace 

4. The Cave of Crystals located in Mexico, contains some of the largest natural crystals in the world. The largest one in 39 by 13 feet and 55 tons in weight.

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Top 3 Travel Jewelry Essentials

The weather’s getting warmer, and you know what that means – it’s time to start planning for those warm-weather vacas! We don’t know about you, but for us, the hardest part of vacation (other than having to come home) is packing. We’ll admit that we’re slight over packers, but hey, we’re working on it, and over the years we’ve gathered a few great packing tips. Here are three travel jewelry essentials to pack for that upcoming vacation.

Jewelry Basics – Since you’ll most likely be traveling with a number of different outfit options, try to pack some basic jewelry pieces that will match with the majority of your outfits. For instance, bring along a pair of simple studs or a plain bangle. Depending on where you’re going, you might also want to consider packing less expensive pieces that you can easily replace if they’re lost or stolen. Take a look at our suggestions in the photo below, and shop for your own jewelry basics at Jewelry.com. 

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Statement Jewelry – Vacation is a special occasion, and statement jewelry is always perfect for a special occasion. Make sure to pack one or two fun pieces of statement jewelry, like some colorful earrings or that cocktail ring you haven’t taken out of the box. We have some great suggestions in the photo below that can be purchased at Jewelry.com.

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Wedding Band & Engagement Ring Alternatives – If you’ve got a clunker of an engagement ring or an expensive wedding band, it might be a good idea to leave them at home, and wear an alternative ring while on vacation. Of course this depends on where you are traveling to, but it’s always smart to be extra cautious when traveling with your favorite jewelry pieces! Rock a gemstone or Swarovski ring, or a simpler band. Check out our suggestions in the photo below, and get your ring-alternatives at Jewelry.com.

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Happy and safe travels!

Miranda Kerr Lands Swarovski Gig

What do you do when you quite literally have it all? If your Aussie model Miranda Kerr, you sign up to be the new face of Swarovski this fall. Duh.

As if being a top-notch Victoria’s Secret angel, having a husband named Orlando Bloom and an adorable son named Flynn isn’t enough happiness in your life, surely a little Swarovski sparkle will do the trick. Can’t we all be so lucky?

According to a press release, the creative director Ronnie Cooke Newhouse said, “Mix Miranda Kerr with home-grown English garden roses, Swarovski jewelery, Nick Knight photography, original Pharrell Williams music and you get beauty, warmth, coolness and desirability. Things we love.” We couldn’t agree more. The campaign was shot by British photographer Nick Knight.

Past faces of Swarovski include Candice Swanepoel, Lily Donaldson, Katie Fogarty and Berenice Marlohe.

The ads, scheduled to start in november, will run in 25 countries with commercials in Italy, France and Hong Kong (but you can find anything on the internet, gentlemen).

For your own sparkling Swarovski moment, check out our stash of jewelry crafted with the sparkling stones right here and save 40% with code 40SWAROV! Running through an English rose garden while listening to Pharrell, you’re on your own for that though.


Oh, did we mention she also grabbed the number 2 spot on Forbes list of highest paid models?

The Jewelry Insider

September 19, 2013

The Swarovski juggernaut is no ‘fortune’s fool’. They’re getting into the movie biz with Shakespeare’s classic, Romeo and Juliet, no less. And who better to adapt The Bard’s text to the big screen than Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes, the witty Brit behind the Downton Abbey phenomenon.
I smell Oscar….
No stranger to collaborative screen projects, Swarovski’s heritage includes several decades of costume and set design across ballet, theatre, opera and film, according to their website.
What this is, says Nadja Swarovski, is “a way of deepening involvement with established visionaries, but also supporting today’s emerging talent. The young stars have a chemistry that translates beautifully onto the big screen and will captivate audiences around the world.”
While it will be hard to beat the Claire Danes/Leonard DiCaprio Romeo and Juliet in my book, Swarovski is sweetening the deal by launching a (wait for it….) Romeo and Juliet jewelry line to complement the film.
Gold-plated Swarovski Crystal
Ring from Romeo and Juliet – $100
The collection includes a knot ring like the one Romeo gives Juliet in the movie, heart and star pendants, earrings shaped like daggers and rose gold bangles. Poison bottles and pantaloon pendants apparently didn’t make the cut.
Gold-plated Swarovski Crystal Heart Pendant from Romeo and Juliet
Prices are all under $200 – perfect for English Lit majors and theater geeks with a bling fetish (myself included). The film will be released in the US on October 11th, and the jewelry will be available nationwide on September 30th.
Pendant with Magenta and White Swarovski Crystal on Jewelry.com  – $26.40
In the meantime, what light through yonder window breaks? It’s Jewelry.com’s own Swarovski Collection, with over 20 new styles just added. Enter code 40SWAROV for an Extra 40% Off, jewelry hounds. Which Swarov style is your favorite (I have a penchant for our little green frog pendant)? Would you wear Romeo and Juliet bling? Weigh in!

Swarovski Opens Concept Store


Looking lovely in white, Gossip Girls star Blake Lively hosted the opening of the Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED Concept Store in New York on Thursday, June 25th.

Lively was joined by Chloe Sevigny, Lucy Liu, and Evan Rachel Wood as she unveiled the special editions necklaces for the launch of the store. All the proceeds go to benefit charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

“The availability of clean water is such an important issue and it is wonderful to be involved in a project that is striving to make this basic resource available to all people throughout the world,” Lively said.

The Swarovski Concept Store will offer customizable jewelry for its customers, as well as collections from cutting edge designers.

So if you’re in New York City and want a cool, new item for your girls’ night ‘to do’ list or a groovy gift idea for your bridesmaids, head to the Swarovski store where you can sip iced lattes while they put the finishing touches on your customized jewelry piece.

A much better idea for bridesmaids’ gifts than a (snore) picture frame or a scented candle, right?

The Jewelry Insider

December 3, 2008


Tonight, a longtime holiday tradition continues in New York’s Rockefeller Center with the 76th annual tree lighting ceremony. While New Yorkers like myself know better than to brave the crowds in midtown until well into next year, tourists and tree-lovers alike flock to the landmark to take part in the festivities every year.

Jewelry hounds will be happy to note that the glittering star on top of the 8-ton, 72-foot Norway spruce is a miracle in and of itself. The Swarovski sparkler weighs in at a whopping 550 pounds, is over 9 feet tall and is made of 25,000 glittering crystals. What a way to ‘bling’ in the holiday season!

Tony Bennett, Harry Connick, Jr., Jamie Foxx and Beyonce are among the entertainers scheduled to perform, and Britney Spears is expected to officially ‘light’ the 30,000 energy-efficient LED bulbs that sit on over 5 miles of wire.

Other important guests include a Pascagoula, Mississippi family whose new home was built in part with lumber from last year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, an 84-foot-tall Norway spruce.

Light for the holiday season, and light at the end of the tunnel. A wonderful sentiment and a glittering way to mark the official start of the holiday season.

NBC will air the entire ceremony tonight at 8pm.

The Jewelry Insider

September 2, 2008

Diamonds and jewels have been showing up in the strangest places lately. We thought we’d take your minds off the back-to-school blahs and the endless coverage of Sarah Palin’s children (and her children’s children) by sharing a few of our more bizarre discoveries.

Hitting the green now means you have to be IN the green. We’ve found a must-have accessory for every golfer worth their weight in gold: a diamond encrusted golf ball marker. Not satisfied with your basic plastic disc or, say, a stray leaf? Pick up Shano’s luxurious design for a mere $10,200. Caked with a half-carat of white VS diamonds on the platinum rim, this mighty little accoutrement measures one inch in diameter and is only 1/10 of an inch thick. Fore!

Not to be outdone, Swarovski designers always find something bizarre to bejewel. We thought their bathroom sink line was a stretch, but this latest news tops it. Your diamond and mink fake eyelashes now have the perfect partner: Swarovski studded contacts. Dubbed “Sparkle,” the lenses are embedded with a circle of tiny Swarovski crystals around the edges.

Indian designer, Anthony Mallier, created the look for a design competition organized by designboom and Swarovski called “Crystal Vision”. He took the theme literally and came up with second prize (out of 4,074 entries).

No word yet on who is brave enough to wear them. Maybe Ms. Palin will give them a go?