Premiere Designs: Roberta Chiarella

Roberta Chiarella Noble Necklace

Roberta Chiarella began training in design with the help of her success father, Joseph Chiarella, who worked as an advertising art director and illustrator. Roberta then graduated from Parson’s School of Design in New York City.

She started her career at Clinique Laboratories, first as an art director, producer, and package designer, and then expanded to L’Oreal’s Designer Fragnance Division, overseeing top brands like Ralph Lauren, Paloma Picasso, and Giorgio Armani.

Later in her career, Roberta Chiarella changed from creative director to fashion jewelry designer with an exhibit of her earliest creations at The American Craft Museum. Read more of this post

Style Fashion Week LA Recap, Octavio Carlin, Gypsy 05, Nicolita, Stop Staring!

If you were lucky enough to find an invite to this year’s Style Fashion Week LA, you definitely were treated to a fantastic industry party, plenty of Hollywood glamour and some spectacular runway performances by a slew of hot designers and even a few new emerging brands.

For those of you that missed it, here’s a little fall Style Fashion Week Los Angeles recap.

Style Fashion Week LA Recap

Just what is Style Fashion Week?  As you know, fashion weeks in cities like Milan or New York tend to draw a lot of press.  For whatever reason, Fashion Week in LA hasn’t been much of a high-production event in recent years.  In many ways, it takes a backseat to lots of Fashion Week events in more metro areas across the U.S. and some of the more glamour-minded cities throughout the fashion world.

But this year, things have been different.

Thanks to Style Fashion Week LA’s ability to showcase some extremely hot and emerging designers, many of whom are local to Southern California, this year’s performances have been pretty fantastic, causing some to go so far as to say they’ve put Fashion Week “back on the map” in LA. Read more of this post

Fashion Styles: Couture Jewelry

Agate,Turquoise, River Rock and Drusy Neck. in Sterling Silver

The word “couture” comes from a French word meaning “dress making.” But that doesn’t mean Bijou Trésor’s couture jewelry will design an evening gown. Rather, it has been adopted to refer to the most fashionable pieces in a collection.

Our couture jewelry is amongst the pieces most likely to catch the eyes of onlookers and raise questions. If you want your fashion jewelry to be the topic of conversations, consider a nice couture jewelry piece that will evoke elegance, beauty, and extravagance perfect for parties, black-tie affairs, and red carpets. Read more of this post

July Birthstone: How Ruby Jewelry Brightens Up The Summer

Nothing helps brighten up an already dazzling summer day like Ruby jewelry, the July birthstone. Red ruby jewelry evokes some pretty strong summer images; the beautiful crimson sunsets, coals smoldering in a barbeque or campfire, the red stripes of the American flag swaying on the 4th of July.

Finding some fashion jewelry featuring the July birthstone to compliment the festivities is sure to draw attention and accent an outfit. Beat the dog days of summer with the cool look of ruby jewelry. Read more of this post

Summer Jewelry Tips: Ruby Jewelry for the July Birthstone

People love color when it comes to Summer jewelry, and there are few other gemstones that add color as vibrant as the Ruby. Fashion jewelry with ruby accents makes up some of the most elegant Summer jewelry, especially in July since it happens to be the month’s birthstone.

Ruby Jewelry

Like a perfect red rose, the ruby’s rich color speaks of love and passion. Ruby-accented fashion jewelry seems to give off an air of royalty, and actually has throughout many cultures in history.

Called the “rajnapura” or “king of gems” by ancient Hindus, July’s birthstone is among the most highly prized gems throughout cultural history. To the ancient Hindus, the ruby was actually considered to have magical powers and was worn by royalty as a talisman against evil.
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Fashion Jewelry Summer Trends: Emerald Rings, Color, Swarovski Crystals

Summer Jewelry Trends

Fashion jewelry during the Summer months has to be colorful and fun—Summer is the season of weekend gatherings with family and friends, beach getaways and road trip vacations. While it is important to add some bright colors to your summer wardrobe, don’t forget to spice up your daily wear with a few fashion jewelry pieces from Bijou Tresor. And don’t be too shy to be original and express yourself with summer jewelry trends!

One of the hottest colors of the season is emerald green. You can see it popping out of fashion jewelry everywhere, and don’t mistake color for casual—Hollywood’s red carpet is no exception.

Emerald Jewelry

Emerald green jewels can be worn day or night and with just about any outfit, from skinny jeans to your little black dress! In fact, Bijou Tresor currently has a very large selection of celebrity jewelry inspired by the emerald, like this antique gold Swarovski crystal emerald ring—a perfect example of show-stopper fashion jewelry for a cool summer lunch or a hot evening out.

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