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It’s not just us who love Foundrae

Posted on April 29, 2019 by Kelly Henderson | 0 comments

If you follow us on Instagram, then you are probably already familiar with our Foundrae obsession. These modern heirloom pieces are a fresh, new way to wear meaningful medallions. Each Foundrae piece is a reminder of where you’ve been and where you’re going. Each symbol is an expression of something meaningful to you, a way for you to tell your story.

We love all the layered necklace looks, and all of the celebs do too. You can start with just one medallion and then continue to add to it. Some of our favorite pieces are the gold dream medallion, the pink champleve passion medallion, and the red strength cigar band. But don’t just take our word for it... Check out some of our favorite celebs rocking Foundrae pieces. Clearly, they are just as obsessed as we are.

SHOP FOUNDRAE 

Kyle Richards

Kyle Richards Foundrae Fine Jewelry

Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson & Michelle Obama

Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson & Michelle Obama

Gwenth Paltrow

Gwenth Paltrow, Foundrae Fine Jewelry

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichehie 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichehie, Foundrae Fine Jewelry

Amber Herd

Blue Champleve Strength Disk, Foundrae, Amber Herd

SHOP FOUNDRAE 

Nicole Pence Becker’s Top Mother’s Day Picks

Posted on April 24, 2019 by Kelly Henderson | 0 comments

Nicole Pence Becker visited our Carmel store and picked out her favorite pieces. Nicole is a friend of the store, mama to 3 sons born in 13 months, former TV anchor, Indiana native, and owner of Pence Media Group. As a mom-on-the-go, she leans toward easy, everyday favorites & pieces that can stand the test of time. Check out her pics and look forward to hanging out with her for an in-store shop, sip & self-care event on May 8. 

SLJ PETAL JACKETS + DIAMOND STUDS + JADE TRAU EAR CUFFS

Obviously, these were my favorite look since I had to take them home with me! Such a trendy way to add something fun to your classic diamond studs. Happy Mother’s Day to ME! I added on the ear cuff for some edginess. The ear cuffs slide right on so you don’t even need a piercing. // Shop Jackets // Shop Ear Cuff 

Nicole Pence Becker

HOUSE COLLECTION HEART NECKLACE

I love turquoise, say no more. // Shop House Collection 

House Collection Turquoise Necklace

JADE TRAU KISMET HOOP EARRINGS

I love all things Jade Trau and am excited to check out her pieces at the trunk show during my event, but in particular, I think these Kismet earrings are such a fun take on the traditional diamond stud. Classic and versatile but still unique. // Shop Jade Trau 

Jade Trau Kismet Hoop Earrings

FOUNDRAE PASSION + NEW BEGINNINGS

The ladies at Metalmark are obsessed with Foundrae, and so am I. This necklace has a passion and new beginnings medallion. This is a piece you can dress up or dress down. You can also customize and continue to add charms to the necklace! // Shop Foundrae 

Foundrae Passion + New Beginnings

FERN TURQUOISE BRACELET & JADE TRAU PENELOPE SLIDE BRACELET

These bracelets are both really wearable pieces. The little diamonds actually slide around and I like that the 5 stones represent all my boys and I <3 how the turquoise piece can complement everything. I’m a sucker for a pop of color! // Shop Jade Trau 

Fern Turquoise Bracelet & Jade Trau Penelope Slide Bracelet

LINE AND HUE PERIDOT + SAPPHIRE EARRINGS

The color in these earrings is so eye-catching. Metalmark has so many one-of-a-kind pieces - I appreciate the curated pieces the #bossladies pick for their Metalmark customers. This is not a jewelry store with a “one-size-fits-all” mentality. // Shop Line + Hue 

Line and Hue Peridot + Sapphire Earrings

RING STACK

Ring Stacks continue to be very trendy -- and, they can demonstrate special life moments. For example, the additional birth of a child next to your wedding band helps tell your story. I think jewelry should be a reflection of your brand and your life. // Shop House Collection 

House collection ring stack

LINE + HUE 3 OPAL RING

I’ve honestly never seen an opal with this amazing pink color in it, POP THAT PINK, MAMA! This ring will definitely make a statement with any outfit. // Shop Line + Hue 

Line + Hue 3 Opal Ring

BOHEMI FEATHER LEATHER EARRINGS

These earrings are trendy and actually lightweight. They’re the perfect, flirty piece for your white t-shirt or to add something fun to your date night outfit. // Shop Earrings 

Bohemi Feather Leather Earrings

Gorgeous New La Californienne Watches

Posted on April 09, 2019 by Kelly Henderson | 0 comments

Vintage timepieces restored & reimagined in LA

La Californienne watches are coming to Metalmark this month and we cannot contain our excitement! These amazing pieces are a bright, modern spin on a classic wardrobe staple. The designers have taken vintage timepieces and reimagined them in bold colors that are sure to make a statement.

Luxury watches have always had a classic, timeless look. But who says a classic, well-made watch can’t also be bright, bold and unique? La Californienne is just the answer. They are looking for a new generation of caretakers for vintage watches that they have revived with a touch of the California spirit. What’s California spirit you say? Hop over to their Instagram to check it out.

Some millennials may say watches are dead — which is so not true. They will always be an iconic fashion piece. They can be funky and cool, but still timeless. You can wear it everyday. Dress it up, or throw it on with your favorite pair of jeans. The best part of a classic watch is that someday you can pass it on to your daughter or someone else special in your life.

Let’s face it, there are a lot of people left in our digital world that don’t want to be digging around for their phone just to check the time. And all the fashionistas out there know that the accessories are what really makes an outfit. We think this just might be the best accessory of 2019.

And, what’s even better, they can be customized to just your style. Here’s how it works: First, choose which model you want — vintage Rolex or Cartier? Gold, stainless or two-tone? Then comes the fun. What colors do you want to incorporate? We suggest picking the dial color first, then the hands and numbers. Make sure they’ll be easy to read. Now you’re ready to pick a strap. You can even choose two straps: one that’s really fun and bold, and one that's a little more classic. Get two looks in one timepiece!

 

Vintage Wedding Vibes @ The Trancept Cincinatti

Posted on April 05, 2019 by Accounting, Lindsay Metalmark | 0 comments

Our friends over at The Big Fake Wedding hosted a Pride + Prejudice themed shindig that gave us all the feels. The wedding event was a perfectly blended mix of vintage and modern touches and we were so pleased to provide all of the jewelry for this amazing event. Your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life & shouldn’t your jewelry be just as memorable? Here are some of our highlights from the event to give you some inspiration for your big day.


THE RINGS

A stunning solitaire and men’s band both from our house collection and a ladies’ wedding band from Yasuko Azuma.

Engagement Rings Metalmark Fine Jewelry

Photo by: Chelsey & Jordan Photography

 

Bridal Metalmark Fine Jewelry

Photo by: Emma McMahan Photography

 

THE BRIDE'S LOOK

A stunning pair of necklaces from one of our favorites, Jade Trau.

Photo by: Chelsey + Jordan Photography

 

THE GROOM'S LOOK

One of our new favorite tie clips from Easy Tiger, alongside a men’s band from our house collection.

Groom Attire, Wedding Band, Metalmark Fine Jewelry

Photo by: Emma McMahan Photography

 

BRIDESMAID DETAILS

These stunning earrings from Line & Hue are the perfect mix of modern and vintage.

Line & Hue earrings, Perfect Bridesmaid Earrings

Photo by: Emma McMahan Photography

 

Cheers to Your Forever Partner, Bridal Jewelry, Wedding Jewelry

Cheers to forever Mike & Lauren!

 

 

Rustic Diamonds: A Trend We Love

Posted on April 03, 2019 by Accounting, Lindsay Metalmark | 0 comments

Here at Metalmark, we are always up for embracing the latest trends in jewelry. Rustic diamonds are an alternative bridal trend we fully support. Each rustic diamond is unique and we love incorporating them into our custom designs.

WHAT ARE RUSTIC DIAMONDS AND HOW DO THEY DIFFER FROM "TRADITIONAL DIAMONDS"?

Rustic diamonds are diamonds formed with many inclusions, thus giving them a more organic look. We love the presence of visible inclusions that give these diamonds such a unique and amazing appearance- no two diamonds are the same. Rustic diamonds come in a myriad of colors and shapes. They are usually rose cut - with a flat bottom and a crown made up of small triangle facets, which imitate the petal of a rose.

Rustic Diamonds

WHAT ARE SOME REASONS TO WANT A RUSTIC DIAMOND?

For starters, they can be much cheaper than traditional diamonds. So many couples nowadays value the individuality of the stone and the beauty in the imperfections, rather than investing in the highest color & clarity. With major finger coverage for a lower price point, many 2019 brides are leaning toward these unique stones.

Rustic Diamonds Metalmark Fine Jewelry

DO THEY COME IN MANY COLORS & SHAPES?

Yes! Rustic diamonds come in many geometric forms. Some of our favorite cuts include hexagons, kites & triangles. They also come in an array of colors - everything from pale pinks & yellow to salt & pepper, grey and black.

 

Building A Stack

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Kelly Henderson | 0 comments

Building Your Stack, Metalmark Fine Jewelry

1. CHOOSE THE MAIN RING

This ring should serve as the main focus and base for building the rest of your stack. It doesn’t need to be the biggest ring by any means, but it should be one that you love and that is versatile among other styles.

2. VARY STYLES & SHAPES

The best way to create visual balance on your finger is to mix different styles of bands. Thick, thin, geometric - we love them all but make sure they are stacked in a balanced way. 

3. MIX & MATCH METALS

We love when stacks are all one type of metal, but even more so we love mixing metals - it’s one of our favorite bridal trends this year. The trick is to disperse the different metals evenly and make sure you have one good base ring to anchor the stack.

4. PAIR TWO OF THE SAME RING

We love the idea of pairing two of the same bands together. You can stack one on each side of your engagement ring, or stack multiples of the same ring together to create a fun illusion of one wider ring. 

5. COMBINE TEXTURES & FINISHES

We offer many different metal finishes and find that stacking a few of them together is an easy way to add visual interest to your ring stack. Try pairing a thin hammered band with a delicate diamond band for the ultimate juxtaposition.

2019 Bridal Trends

Posted on March 23, 2019 by Accounting, Lindsay Metalmark | 0 comments

Samantha Louise Jewelry cluster engagement ringDIAMOND CLUSTER

Unique stone shapes set in asymmetrical settings — perfect for the alternative bride.

halo engagement ring, metalmark fine jewelry bridal

HALO SETTINGS
A modern twist on the perfect solitaire engagement ring. A halo around your diamond allows you to achieve a bigger look on a smaller budget.

three-stone engagement ring

THREE-STONE SETTING
This classic bridal setting doesn’t need to be boring. Spice things up by pairing a stacking band.

mixed-metal engagement ring

MIXED METAL RINGS
Because there are no rules when it comes to your engagement ring design. Mix it up and allow more versatility with your other jewelry.

Gray diamond engagement ringGREY DIAMONDS
With a grey diamond, you can get major finger coverage with a lower price-point and achieve a unique & stunning design.

Geometric engagement ring

GEOMETRIC SETTINGS
Geometric settings offer a modern twist on traditional designs.

 

Erika Winters engagement ring

VINTAGE INSPIRED
We offer new and old vintage designs for every vintage-lover out there.

 Pear shaped diamond engagement ring

PEAR-CUT DIAMONDS
Change up this old favorite by setting it in a halo or an east-west setting. We love pear-shaped diamonds now and forever.

yellow diamond engagement ring

FANCY COLORS
Find an engagement ring as unique as your love to create a truly one-of-a-kind ring.

TAP by Todd Pownell engagement ring

ASYMMETRICAL STYLE
Why not seek a custom design with unique elements that express your individuality. Asymmetrical rings are definitely having a moment.

 

 

 

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