This Month it's all about June's timeless birthstone: Pearls. Pearls are a classic staple that should be included in every girls arsenal of accessories! In today's post we'll show you some of the types of pearls, how to determine if your pearls are real or imitation, and some stunning Pearl pieces we have at Charles Albert!
Pearls come in a few different types. Natural Pearls are the rarest, most expensive and are very hard to find in nature as most of the natural pearls have already been harvested. Cultured Pearls are grown in pearl farms. The mollusks are raised until they are old enough to accept the mother-of-pearl bead nucleus. Pearls can also be grown in salt or fresh water, which can drastically change the shape, color and size of the pearls. Imitation pearls are usually a coated glass bead. Most have a high luster, but not the depth of luster seen on high quality cultured pearls.
The best way to know if your pearls are genuine is to buy them from a reputable jeweler. But if you haven't, the best foolproof method in determining authenticity of pearls is to gently scrape your teeth on the surface of the pearl. If they are real pearls, then the sensation will probably be rather unpleasant, as the surface of a pearl will have the texture of fine sand to your teeth. With imitation pearls, you'll be able to feel the smoothness of the plastic or glass between your teeth.
As a June baby myself, whose used this trick, I swear it works! But pearls will always be a timeless classic. So no need to save pearls for just June birthdays, pearls will work for any occasion- anniversary's, valentine's day, and so many more!
Check out some of the stunning Pearl Baubles for all your June Baby Needs from Charles Albert!
With summer fast approaching, every woman is transiting their wardrobe from warm winter clothes to easy breezy summertime clothes. This summer color is everything! And with these natural beauties, you'll be sure to shine bright!
Whether your favorite accessory are cuffs, a statement necklace, rings or earrings, make sure to stick to one large statement piece! Don't be afraid to mix and match your metals, especially when layering bracelets and bangles. I know most women would never mix silver and Alchemia (I'm one of them!), but I promise, it looks great- I've tried it!
What's your favorite summertime accessory?!
This Award Season's Fashion's have proved to be anything but ordinary! From Rihanna's stunning red Grammy's dress to Kelly Rowland's black cut out dress- it's no wonder that these beauties paired some equally fabulous jewels with these daring damsels.
With our Alchemia line, especially our Bold Gold collection, is the perfect way to take your wardrobe from drab to fab! Carly Rae Jepsen rocked gorgeous red leather studded dress & Black heels (Can we just steal her entire closet?!) and paired our Obsidian Arrowhead Cuff on the red carpet! This cuff gives her the perfect effortlessly chic look and the subtle hits of glimmering gold gave her outfit that perfect naughty and Nice look!
American Idol Alum Leah LaBelle also rocked bold gold jewels. Leah chose to pair her glimmering baubles with an all black ensemble wearing a cropped cut out top & a black leather peplum bottom. The Alchemia Shine Cuff's Leah chose to wear on boths wrists paired with her large gold chain give Leah that Rock 'N Roll chic look! These thick gold cuffs will do wonders for even your most blah of outfits.
What do you wear your bold gold with?!
There is nothing that brings a smile to our face like a pretty ring, a jangly necklace, or some sparkly earrings. Big or small, real or fake, understated or over-the-top, jewelry lifts the spirits. It also lifts a look. The return to bright colors is the best part of spring – besides the warm weather, of course. And thanks to the color authority (also known as Pantone) we have a little easy-to-use guide that’s like our pocket-sized spring-trend guru. But if all-out color isn’t your thing, you can still stay true to your inner fashionista with a statement bauble in the season’s hottest hues. Try out any of these candy-colored pieces with everything from jeans and a tee to an LBD, then sit back and soak up the praise.
Things To Remember When Styling Your Jewels:
Keep it chic. In some instances, loading up on the sparklies is an exciting way to accent. But know when to stop. An armful of bangles, for example, means you should think minimal with your necklaces and earrings.
Tone it down when your clothes have a lot going on. A ruffle-front blouse can look sweet with a thin chain in the mix, but not with a big, ornate number.
One of the best things about our exquisite pieces is that you will always find something for every occasion. No matter if you are wearing jeans or the most extravagant gown, Charles Albert Jewelry will have something for you.
This time we wanted to take our Golden Globles’ Goddesses and their stunning outfits to the next nevel just by adding some of our favorite pieces. Below are some of the stunning ladies that attended the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, with some of our stunning designs.
Every summer, Shark Week rears its telltale fin on the Discovery Channel—and this time around, we plan to dress and accessorize accordingly.
With Shark Week in full effect, get pumped for the week's worth of toothy close-ups, Jaws docs and great white intrigue, we've rounded up some menacing-looking gems. We wanted to share some of favorite Shark Tooth Items! These stunning pieces aren't just a vacation find, but a perfect way to add some edge to an outfit.The Shark tooth trend is starting to catch on in every realm of fashion, with Givenchy paving the way with their chrommed out Shark Tooth Necklace that made it's debut at this year's NY Fashion Week.
While we can drool over Givenchy's Shark tooth necklace with a price tag of $980, Charles Albert Jewelry has a collection of shark themed pieces, just for the occasion and at a price everyone can afford! With Statement pieces becoming the "IT" trend for accessories for FW '12, these pieces will be sure to make a statement-whether it be on your wrist, neck or hand! Unlike other jewelry pieces, Charles Albert Jewelry only using REAL shark teeth in our pieces. So, don't miss your chance to get in on the real deal!
In honor of Shark Week, we're going to be giving away one of our Shark Tooth Rings! To enter follow us on twitter (@mycharlesalbert) and tweet to us #sharkweekchic by Sunday (August 19,2012) by 9 pm EST. Monday morning we'll announce the winner and voila Charles Albert will send you your very own shark tooth ring!
Good Luck & Happy Shark Week!!
Don’t let your fashion frustration get you hot under the collar. This fall the key to a great outfit takes the form of a collar necklace. Add a Peter Pan or Tuxedo collar necklace in either metal or embellished cloth to dress up any look. Designers are also thinking “off the cuff” for fall accessories. These cuffs have such a versatile accessory that make an effortless fashion statement on bare arms.
How to wear your HEAVY METAL-
Big statement pieces are going to be the "it" accessory this fall, don't get left in the dust with this season's biggest accessories trend! But remember ladies...LESS IS STILL MORE- try to limit yourself to one statement piece at a time! Also when experimenting pair your bold statement jewelry with a plain outfit to showcase your statement pieces. Picking patterns with big statement pieces will just draw your eyes attention away from the piece. Stick to monochromatic colors to make sure your outfit doesn't make it on the fashion no-no list!
Check out our selection of show stealing baubles that these starlet’s use to add the perfect touch to any outfit or occasion!
One of the hot jewelry trends this season is statement pieces. Even if you are more petite and normally don’t wear larger accessories, you can incorporate this trend by wearing one larger piece. One manifestation of this trend that we love is the cuff, and you may have spotted some amazing cuffs on numerous celebrities, runways and every fashion magazine!
With this summer’s trends of bright colors and statement accessories, every girl should have the bold and beautiful jewels she loves from Charles Albert.
Below you will find bold & beautiful statement pieces to spice up a dull outfit, and definitely catch any eye it comes across.
Alchemia is Charles Albert’s newest collection. It is based on the ancient mythological craft of transforming lesser metals into gold. We have created a high quality fashion jewelry line that is handmade, uses natural stones and is set in our new mixed metal blend that brings the look and feel of 18K gold without the price tag to match!
Alchemía by Charles Albert® remains consistent with previous collections and retains the brand’s edgy, contemporary design aesthetic. The hand selected gemstones, minerals, shells and fossils used in the collection are sourced from around the world, designed in Florida and hand-crafted by artisans in Mexico.
All Charles Albert® designs are created using stones that reflect their unique characteristics to complement a woman’s personal style and enhance her individual natural beauty.
How do you like the Alchemia Collection?! Because I'm in love with it!
Welcome to your first look into the Charles Albert® world! We are so excited to give you a sneak peek into our lives and take you along for the ride as we launch our new line: Alchemía by Charles Albert®. We are thrilled with the response we have been getting and are truly flattered that magazine editors, buyers, and fans alike have all been showing their love for the new gold tone baubles!
Alchemía is inspired by the ancient mythical craft of transforming lesser metals into gold. Similarly, we blend base metals in a process called “base metal infusion” to create Alchemía “Zero Karat Gold”. We are beyond excited to be able to provide beautiful fashion jewelry that is not only affordable, but has the same high quality as our world renowned fine sterling silver pieces.
In the next coming months be on the lookout in your favorite magazines and retailers because Alchemía by Charles Albert® will be EVERYWHERE! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this amazing video from our new ad campaign. Keep checking back as we will be posting more throughout the launch.
What do you think of the first video from our new ad campaign?!?
The Charles Albert® staff share their fashion thoughts! Find out which celebrities have been wearing the jewelry, how to wear statement pieces, and so much more