Celebrity style: Diamonds and Beyond

Jewellery expert Vashi Dominguez holds an exceptional title of “Ring Master” & “Jeweller to the Stars” that makes him the most sought after man in the diamond industry.

Back in 2000, Vashi secured his first diamond deal and started trading diamonds. By 2007, shortly after he expanded his business in Europe, he then opened his website www.Vashi.com to share his business online. Throughout 2012 and 2013 he had been featured in numberous TV segments, Press as well as publications. This year with his expertise and extraordinary collection, he had been styling and dazzling celebrities from the likes of Kara Tointon who was spotted at the Grand Prix Ball wearing 1 million worth of diamonds (July 2014).

In September 2014 celebrities dazzle in Vashi diamonds at Elton John’s annual End of summer party. Also in September, Rita Ora flaunted a glittering couture gown (with over half a million pounds worth of diamonds by her personal London jeweller Vashi) in the GQ Men of the year awards. He is also the name behind celebrities like Paula Lane, Alicia Keys, Isla Fisher, Cheryl Cole and more.

Vashi.com offers a wide range of selection from engagement rings, wedding rings, necklaces, bracelets and even earrings. Through his site, everyone can now avail the most popularized settings and design that is set to make heads turn. Just like the Royal ring by Kate Middleton, the “Diamond and Blue Sapphire Ring” that is valued at £300,000 and can purchased with Vashi’s site for only £999.

Vashi Dominguez is well known to reject 9 out 10 to deliver only the finest of all diamonds basing it from the 4 C’s – carat weight, cut, clarity and color.

Carat Weight – a diamonds size determines its weight from fraction of a carat to several carats. Large stones are considered rare; therefore, a single stone of a two carat diamond will cost way more than two or four stones that make up a two-carat diamond.

Cut – determines a diamonds ability to reflect light pear and glimmer. It’s not about the shape (oval, circle, marquis). The way a diamond had been cut is what determines it sparkle.

Clarity – a diamonds overall appearance involves numerous scratches and blemishes. The lesser the blemishes are, the better the clarity of the stone will be. All of which are unavoidable as it is the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep within the earth.

Color – the absence of a color is what increases the value of a diamond. The perfect diamond has no hue and as pure as a droplet of water.

With all this in mind, make sure to check out the rest of Vashi’s collection and dress up and get styled just like the stars.

East Dane Biggest Sale

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Nowadays, even men love fashion. While others are satisfied with wearing a simple shirt paired with jeans, more and more men are becoming fashion conscious. Not only are they in the loop about what is happening in fashion, they also follow and wear the latest trends. Anyhow, a stylish man is more confident than your average guy because he knows that he looks great. You do not need a lot of money to be fashionable. All you need is good taste, clothes that suit you, and ability to carry them perfectly.

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One of the leading online stores is East Dane. Launched in 2013 as the brother site to Shopbop.com and is a division of BOP LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com, it is a well-thought off store that gives a straightforward take on men’s fashion. East Dane has a wide selection of clothes (shirts, jeans, outerwear, pants, sweaters etc.), shoes (boots, sandals, sneakers), and accessories (bags, belts, jewelry, sunglasses etc.). You will find items from popular designers as well as up and coming talented designers.

Have you ever felt the need to shop til you drop but you are stopping yourself from doing so since you do not have enough money or shopping will just ruin your budget? I am sure that a lot of us know and hate the feeling. So it is a good thing when stores, both physical and online, hold sale events. It gives shoppers the chance to save some of their hard earned money and shop for things that they normally will not buy since they cannot afford it. Sale events will likewise give you the chance to buy that item that you have been wanting to purchase for the longest time. However, shopping online for sale items is a lot more different than shopping for sale items at the mall. It is hassle-free, faster, and convenient. Furthermore, the discount offered at online stores is  usually bigger, so you are able to buy more while spending less.

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Now, here is the fun part. East Dane is going to have its biggest sale of the year and what is even more exciting is that it is going to last for an entire week! There will be no brand exclusions, meaning everything is on sale. The more items you buy, the more you get to save. Spend $250 to get 15% off, $500 for 20% off, and $1000 for 25% off. To get the biggest savings, encourage your friends to shop with you for a group purchase.

The sale begins Tuesday, November 25, 7:00 AM U.S. Eastern (New York) Time Zone through Monday December 1, 11:59 PM Pacific (L.A.) Time Zone. Please click this link for the sale’s coupon code: EAST DANE

Diamonds for Her (or Just for You)

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Diamonds make a great gift at this time of year. They express feelings that there are no real words for, so finding the right ring is important. This can be done based on several different categories including:

  • Shape
  • Carat
  • Style

It is important to understand all three of these categories before making a decision about a ring, so make sure you get some education on diamonds.

Shape

The shape of the diamond has a lot to do with the personality of the person who will wear it. There are a few basic shapes for diamonds:

  • Round/pillow. This is a very simple and classic round stone. With round, the only way to get unique is with a good setting around the stone.
  • Princess. This stone is also very classic, with a square shape and particular cut.
  • Heart. There aren’t a lot of ways to cut this shape, but there doesn’t have to be. A heart can say a lot about a relationship in stunning ways, but it may not be the best fit if you’re shopping for yourself.
  • Pear. This is also a teardrop shape. The uniqueness of the shape offers a wide variety of brilliant and beautiful settings.
  • Marquise. The oblong shape, like the pear, offers a variety of unique settings.
  • Emerald. This rectangular stone can be put into a number of settings. Generally they are best if you’re willing to splurge a little on a larger stone and small diamond settings around it.

Shape is different than cut in a very subtle way. Cut determines not just the shape of the diamond, but the way the diamond is cut all around in order to get the best brilliance.

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Carat

Most savvy shoppers know that the carat is the size of the diamond. Some forsake color and clarity for carat, preferring a larger stone. Before making the decision on getting a big stone, remember that the brilliance of the diamond has little to do with the size.

Diamonds that have good clarity (less flawed) typically have better color as well. The larger the diamond gets, the harder it is to get flawless color and clarity. Basically, a smaller diamond may have a more brilliant shine. Also, larger diamonds are harder to come by, so the cost increases significantly as the size does.

If you’re shopping for a bride, don’t choose a larger, rough diamond for her finger. Consider tips from Forbes on choosing the right size diamond.

Style

While the shape and the carat of the ring are important, the style of the setting is where personal flare comes into play, whether for yourself or someone else. When shopping for diamonds, keep these styles in mind:

  • Solitaire. This is the classic diamond on a simple band. There are no designs or stones to set it off. All of the focus is on the centerpiece of the ring: the diamond.
  • 3-Diamond: As the name implies, this ring has three diamonds on a simple band. Typically it is one larger stone with two smaller ones on either side.
  • Accent: There are a variety of different settings for this style. Typically the one large stone is the centerpiece, with diamond chips along the band to accent the color.
  • Halo: Again, there are a variety of different settings for this style. The difference between halo and accent is that the diamond chips are also set in a ring around the main diamond, as well as the band.

Keep all of these in mind, and you can find the right diamond to fit your style.

Victorinox Watch: A Memorable Gift This Christmas

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Christmas is fast approaching and the dilemma of giving memorable and useful presents to our loved ones is again upon us. If you are a stylish man, you will definitely give equally stylish and beautiful gifts. A Victorinox Swiss Army watch would definitely be a welcome addition to any watch collection and would be a nice companion for life. Known worldwide for being the original Swiss Army knife maker, Victorinox has diversified its product range to include watches, clothing, luggages, and fragrances.

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This globally famous brand has a new collection of watches that even the most meticulous of clients would want. The I.N.O.X. carries the highest quality standards for ultimate functionality and has a versatile design that is so strong it defies the imagination. It is designed to withstand unusual stress and has passed a ruthless battery of 130 strength tests. Among its features are reinforced stainless steel case; scratch resistant sapphire crystal with triple anti reflection treatment; removable black silicone and nylon bumper; black dial, black rubber strap; khaki green dial and rubber strap; navy blue dial and rubber strap; and date window at 4:30.

The Night Vision Black Ice has six useful lighting functions operated using a push button located between 8 and 9 o’clock on the case. Choose between two new bracelets, Black Ice PVD steel and black leather strap. The Night Vision is both functional and elegant. Another must-have is the Chrono Classic 1/100th, a modern, innovative, ingenious and easy to use ‘three-step’ watch that is accurate to the hundredth of a second. Among its features are 41 mm brush polished stainless steel case, scratch resistant sapphire crystal with triple anti reflective coating, water resistant to 100 meters, dark grey dial and bezel with Black Ice PVD coating, black leather strap or stainless steel bracelet, special Swiss Army Officer’s Knife guilloche above counters, and Swiss made FM13D quartz movement.

I partnered with the brand to write this article but every word is mine

Gift Ideas at East Dane

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Christmas is fast approaching and the problem of giving unforgettable gifts that our family and friends will greatly appreciate is upon us again. Actually, there is really no need to worry since you can always shop online so it is faster, easier, and more convenient. Furthermore, items are more affordable and unique. For sure, shopping for the perfect gift will be done in no time. There are lots of online stores where you can find all that you will ever need, a one-stop-shop of everything cool and nice.

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One of those stores is East Dane, the brother site to Shopbop.com and a division of BOP LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com. They have a Gift Guide section divided into the following categories: Accessories, Books, Curiosities, For the Home, Tech, Under $100, Everything, and For Her. Under the Accessories category are items like watches, neckties, cuffs, socks, scarfs, backpacks, sunglasses, wallets, gloves, etc. from brands such as Braun, Begg, Brooks England, Daniel Wellington and many more.

Book lovers will like their assortment of books from autobiographies to self-help books and find some really unique items in the Curiosities section. In the For the Home section are useful items like portable grill, scented candles, clocks, mugs, pillows and a lot more. The Tech section also has interesting items for your techy loved one. The power banks, bluetooth speakers, and laptop cases are some of them. If you are on a budget, you can always go to the Under $100 section and find something that’s nice but affordable. When you click the For Her section, you will be asked to go to Shopbop where you will find all the probable gifts that any type of woman would want. There is a wide selection of bags, jewelry, accessories (sunglasses, scarfs, hat, gloves, phone cases etc.), and lingerie and sleepwear. East Dane’s Gift Section indeed has it all.

Trends: Fashionable Earphones

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Any pieces that are appealing to the eyes and its compliment to your total outfit can serves as fashion finds,whatever it is. Yes! that is why having an simply things on your outfit can really helped out the whole thing, look at those kpop artists. Actually, their kind of fashion statements are quite usual but they can turns it to a very dope one as they add up some of these little pieces called accessories.

They can either make their daily needed things like headphones, phone cases and bags to be part of their fashion statement. Oftentimes, we used to see them hanging with their headphones and I think they really can pull it off  though it is just an headphones and really doesn’t do any big deal with the whole outfit and yet it does look great as they have it on. I think the key is, having these pieces that are uniquely made, plus, has a great colors in it is a must have. Because these can make your total look to be more appealing and quirky that is why I am suggesting you to have these neon type accessories if you wanted to be in trend for today’s fashion..

The Perfect Store For Men

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It is so easy to be stylish nowadays because of so many factors. Fashion magazines abound giving both fashionistas and the “fashion-challenged” plenty of information about the fashion world and more importantly giving insight on what is hot and trendy. Media has also played a big part, what with celebrities wearing the hottest creations of popular designers. There really is no excuse not to wear good clothes. Probably the only problem is where to shop since there are so many stores to choose from.

One of those stores is East Dane. Launched in 2013 as the brother site to Shopbop.com and a division of BOP LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com, it is a well-thought off store that gives a straightforward take on men’s fashion. Here, you will definitely find clothes that will suit your personality and go with your taste. There are items such as sports coats from both famous and new designers. If you are the type who prefer well-constructed, classic pieces and is not a big fan of trends, East Dane is the online store for you.

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Searching for a particular item is a cinch because everything is categorized. They have a wide array of clothes (shirts, jeans, outerwear, pants, sweaters etc.), shoes (boots, sandals, sneakers), and accessories (men’s hats, bags, belts, jewelry, sunglasses etc.). East Dane’s men’s designer hoodies are a must-have along with their sports coats. If you are confused on what clothes to buy, click ‘The Shops’ tab or ‘The Style Guide’ to see some examples of fashionable attire and to see the Editor’s Picks.

Men’s Cool Fashion Trends

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Men’s fashion is again abuzz this time with trends for the autumn/fall season. Clothes, footwear, and accessories are becoming more and more stylish and chic, thanks to these trends. Floral prints was once solely a woman’s staple but over the last few years the trend has crossed into menswear at both designer and high street level. The trend which was very popular last summer, has carried on this season. Furthermore, layering and fabric choice is essential when preparing what to wear everyday since it’s colder. Designers continue to use shearling fabric as a lining for men’s boots, gloves, and outerwear and is also visible on the collar of a jacket or coat.

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Figuring out what outerwear to don can be hard since something that you wear at an important business meeting might look too formal on a casual outing. For the office, a neat double-breasted coat in black, navy blue, gray, burgundy, maroon and scarlet shades, is a must. For a less formal look, a duffle coat in camel and neutral shades is great. Parka men’s jackets are likewise a staple and can be worn with your favorite jeans, cardigan, and sneakers. For that Britpop look, try throwing it on over a checked flannel shirt and straight-legged dark denim.

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The trendiest color for men’s fashion this season is orange, from bright acidic shades to subtle apricot hues. It’s said to be the new black. It looks great combined with deeper shades like black and navy. Anywhere in the catwalk you’ll see orange outerwear – men’s sweaters, overcoats, roll necks, bombers, jackets, and suits. For all these stylish clothes, shop at East Dane. It’s the brother site to Shopbop.com and is a division of BOP LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com. This online store gives a straightforward take on men’s fashion. Not only will you find items from famous designers but there are those from new designers as well. They have a wide selection of clothes (shirts, jeans, outerwear, pants, sweaters etc.), shoes (boots, sandals, sneakers), and accessories (bags, belts, jewelry, sunglasses etc.).

INOX: The Watch That’s Made to Last

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A man’s outfit is not complete without a watch, no matter how simple his attire is since it is usually the only accessory that he wears. Nevertheless, the kind of watch a man wears reflects the kind of personality he has. An elegant man will never be caught with a cheap watch and instead only wear a luxurious timepiece such as a Victorinox Swiss Army watch. Having been around for decades, Victorinox has certainly made its mark and will continue to do so for many more years. Certainly everybody knows about the Swiss Army Knife which is their signature item. In keeping up with their ideal of being innovative, they have diversified their product range to include not just watches but also luggage, clothing, fragrances, and cutlery.

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Victorinox Swiss Army watches are proud to have their place in the tradition of a family business established in Ibach, Switzerland 130 years ago. These watches are made from quality materials and have passed the highest standards of the Swiss watch making business. Not only are they known for their multifunctionality, stylishness, and durability but also because of their criteria that prioritizes technical know-how to upgrade practical service. These classic pieces are genuine precision instruments that will definitely endure time.

In celebration of the 130th anniversary of Victorinox, a new watch will be launched. It is called the INOX. It is strong and reliable in all weather conditions and is designed and built to defy different levels of stress such as shock, unusual vibration, and temperature changes. As a matter of fact it has passed a series of intensive battery strength tests which shows its excellent resistance earning the label a timepiece that is ‘made to last’. It has a 43 mm diameter reinforced stainless steel case, scratch resistant sapphire crystal with triple anti-reflection treatment, and is water resistant up to a depth of 200 meters or 660 feet.

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The INOX comes with an original “bumper” which is a removable protector composed of silicone and nylon that matches perfectly with the crown, the case and the back, and has the Swiss-made Ronda 7 quartz movement. This collection is available with dial and strap in black, khaki green or navy blue and has stamped indexes, luminous hour and minute hands, and date window at 4:30. The INOX is definitely a versatile watch not only because it is made to last but also because of its polished design.

Also, Victorinox had invited 250 bloggers in total for the Inox showcase in New York. You may check this link for more details.

I partnered with the brand to write this article but every word is mine

All About Cufflinks

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The common accessories that men wear are watches and rings. Watches are not only functional, they can also be fashionable. While rings show a man’s achievement and commitment. Both are common accessories that a lot of men use everyday. Probably the least known accessory is the cufflink because not all types of men wear them and they are usually worn in business meetings, formal events, and other social gatherings. Some may not think that it is an essential item but it actually completes a guy’s overall look and style. As a matter of fact, most Korean male celebrities who are known for being fashionable, wear cufflinks for both their formal and casual wear.

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The kiss and the barrel-style are two ways of cuffing shirts. The kiss cuff is usually the preferred way of cuffing shirts where the cuffs are pinched together as though the ends are kissing. The barrel cuff is a style where the top end is overlapped with the other (it was popularized by Dan Rice, a famous 19th century entertainer and clown). Unlike women’s accessories, men’s accessories should be worn sparingly. Overly flashy items are a no-no. Remember that wearing cufflinks is an effortless and elegant way to show your personality.

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If you want to buy a nice pair of cufflinks but are too busy to go to the mall, a great alternative is to shop at Elite & Luck (www.eliteandluck.com), one of the top retailers of Natural Gemstone Cufflinks and men’s accessories in Bangkok, Thailand. They have beautifully designed and well-crafted cufflinks made from high quality materials which passed their standard of excellence. These cufflinks have classy and powerful gemstones that attract wealth, luck, love, and good fortune. You will surely look suave if you wear any of their cufflinks.

Looking and buying cufflinks is easy because they are categorized. You will instantly find the one you like by choosing among categories such as Cufflinks Collections (Classic, Luxury, Limited, Prestige, Galaxy, Exclusive), Gems Powers (Courage and Strength, Debt Relief, Good Fortune, Harmony, Love and Charisma, and Prosperity and Success Cufflinks among others), Gems Cufflinks Type (Amethyst, Black Onyx, Black Rutile Quartz, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Topaz), and Gems Color (black, blue, brown, colorless, gold, pink, purple, silver, white, yellow). Since they ship worldwide, you can buy their items wherever you are. Items are shipped within 3 business days after confirmation of payment. They accept returns within 30 days of purchase.