Heavy wedding necklaces can be a very bold and glamorous look for a bride. In bridal fashion shows they often feature brides wearing chunky necklaces because it produces a wow effect. Large necklaces can be a powerful statement showing the bride has confidence in wearing something a little bit more risque than the average bride would be able to wear. We show you a couple of pointers if you are considering a wearing a large stone necklace...
The first and last thing about wedding jewelry is balance. Wearing a large necklace can look extremely impressive, so long as you balance it with the gown. Perhaps your hair can be a little bit larger, and you skip wearing earrings, and consider wearing a larger headpiece at the back of your hair. Splitting up the weight of the jewelry at both the front and the back can be an effective solution for a bride who wants a heavier necklace.
I think the number one let down I saw over the years is seeing brides pick out extremely small scaled jewelry that you would need an (Read More.....)
The Stunning Mikimoto crown was first introduced for the Miss Universe pageant in 2002 and was the pageants signature crown until 2007. The Mikimoto crown was specifically designed for the pageant on Mikimoto Pearl Island in Japan. Valued at $250,000, the crown used over 800 diamonds,and was almost 18 carats. 120 South Sea and Akoya pearls were used ranging in size from 3.0 - 18 mm. In 2002, Oxana Fedorova was the first Miss Universe to wear the new crown.
Amelia Vega, Miss Universe 2003, from the Dominican Republic, is on the cover of "Universal Beauty."
In 2008, a special crown was made to celebrate the 57th Miss Universe pageant. Designed by CAO Fine Jewelry located in Vietnam, where the pageant was held. The crown was valued at $120 thousand dollars, it is made of 18K white and yellow gold, and was crafted with over 1,000 precious stones. 30 carats of (555 stones) white diamonds 14 carats of (375 stones) cognac diamonds, 20 carats of (10 stones) smoky quartz crystals and 60 carats of (19 stones) morganite gemstones. Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza was the 2008 Miss Universe winner.
Pageants have always commanded the largest and most flashy tiaras. Almost everyone knows the miss Universe pageant, but rarely do we see Miss Earth televised. Catharina Svensson became the first Miss Earth in 01, an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness. In November 09, Larissa Ramos from Brazil became the winner of Miss Earth 2009, and also the first to wear the newly designed crown for the Miss Earth title holder. Official jeweller Ms. Ramona Haar unveiled the newly designed crown on November 16, 2009.
The new crown is made of 100% recycled precious metals. The crown had a whimisical appearance to it. The crown also is comprised of gemstones and semiprecious stones that were donated by the 80+participating countries. The various stones that were sent were black diamonds, sardonyx, calcite, rubies, jade quartz crystal, garnets, peridot, and pearls. The Miss Earth crown used through the years of 2001 -2008 was designed by (Read More.....)