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Merry Holidays + Bright Diamonds

Colombian Emerald & Diamond Gold Ring
Colombian Emerald & Diamond Gold Ring
Colombian Emerald & Diamond Gold Ring

To our favorite holiday shoppers! There are three days left to find that perfect gift for that someone special. Once you’ve seen our selection of vintage and antique jewelry, a stunning piece from Claude Morady will be at the top of your shopping list.  There is, of course, always ONE jewel in particular that we think is the Christmas Tree Topper of ALL jewels. We’re pining for this Colombian Emerald and Diamond Gold Ring, shining bright as the brightest winter sparkle. Green as the Douglas Fir, we cannot think of a better way to show your love as gift-gifting season comes to a close. From us to you, we’d like to wish you a merry winter and a restful, sparkling holiday!

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December Blues

Natural Ceylon Blue Sapphire & Diamond Ring
Natural Ceylon Blue Sapphire & Diamond Ring
Natural Ceylon Blue Sapphire & Diamond Ring

 

Lovers, Jewelry Enthusiasts, Angelenos, Style Icons and everyone in between:

What can we say: we LOVE the holidays. Deliciously savory food, mulled wine, spiced sweet treats, festive cheer, celebratory parties, the union of families, the giving of gifts. We also love the colors and hues that accompany winter. Sure we LOVE Christmas stocking red and we LOVE Evergreen trees, but at Claude Morady we are suckers for blue. Partly because we know a good sapphire when we see it…especially when it’s surrounded by 14 round brilliant cut diamonds like our featured item today. This Natural No Heat blue Ceylon Sapphire ring will be the perfect topper to an already blissful holiday season.

Side note: while we’re all bracing for tomorrow’s winter storm in SoCal, now would be a perfect time to do some online browsing and shopping on our website. There’s no better way to distract from mudslides, messy gutters or leaky roofs. Visit our site for holiday shopping inspiration. It’s the ultimate gift guide. Enjoy!

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Ain’t Wristing Time No More

Retro Aquamarine Rose Gold Bracelet
Retro Aquamarine Rose Gold Bracelet
Retro Aquamarine Rose Gold Bracelet

In an election, we all have a choice. Vote or don’t vote. This vote or that vote. Yes or no. It’s the same with holiday shopping. We can wait until the last minute, frantically running around with sweat dripping off our brow. We still make the purchase but is it chosen with love, consideration and care? Not usually, especially when you hand it to them unwrapped. Oh, we promise, there’s another choice. You can plan ahead. Start to think about your loved one now and meditate on the perfect gift for him or her. It’s early in November, yes, but with the World Series and the Mid-Term Elections behind us, where will we put our focus?

Jewels, of course! With beautiful wearable art all around, it’s hard to see anything else! When it comes to showering the one you love with something they will never forget, Claude Morady is here for you! Right now we are loving this Retro Aquamarine Two Tone Gold Bracelet. Reminiscent of a ring on your wrist, this bracelet wraps around you with love and unity. Perfect for any woman in your life whom you adore, this is the next piece to add to her ever-growing jewelry collection.

So what are you waiting for? Holiday shopping begins at Claude Morady. We are here for you. Whether you are looking for an engagement ring, a necklace, bracelet, earrings, be-jeweled accessories, or the ultimate bling, we have something for you. Even if you simply need some inspiration, come visit our Beverly Hills showroom. Los Angeles may be warm during the winter, but we sure know how to shine.

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Turquoise and Diamond Ring, Anyone?

Art Deco Turquoise & Diamond Platinum Ring
Art Deco Turquoise & Diamond Platinum Ring
Art Deco Turquoise & Diamond Platinum Ring

We have a new favorite! Behold this Art Deco Platinum dome design Turquoise and Diamond Ring. We think it speaks for itself but in case you need any convincing we’ll share this small detail. It’s even more beautiful in person! If you’re in the Los Angeles area, come to our Beverly Hills showroom and take a peek. Circa 1930s, the hand engravings alone certify this piece as wearable art. We imagine you’ll be very happy with what you see. Enjoy!

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Our Collection of Diamonds

Vintage French Cut Diamonds Platinum Ring
Vintage French Cut Diamonds Platinum Ring
Vintage French Cut Diamonds Platinum Engagement Ring

We hear it all the time. Classic, yet unique. When you ask, we listen which is why our collection evolves as it does. On and on, we continue to shape and design our collection so that no matter your taste, we have something special for you. Not only will you love the final product, but we promise it will stand out and pass the test of time. Today we are featuring a ring that symbolizes timelessness yet also wows the crowd.

Behold our Vintage French Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring and look no further. This ring, dating back to the 1940s, is fabricated in platinum and features four French cut diamonds. The beauty speaks for itself and, as an engagement ring, sparkles like the glimmer in her eye. So get those jaws off of the floor and stop by our showroom. We have this ring available, and many more.

Enjoy your week!

Love,

Claude Morady

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InstaLocket

Antique Enamel & Diamond Locket
Antique Enamel & Diamond Locket
Antique Enamel & Diamond Locket

Did you remember to accessorize? Okay, we know what you’re thinking. “Claude Morady, show us some Engagement Rings, some Diamonds, some bling!” Of course, we aim to please, however we have so much to our collection that we want to share with you. Not only do we specialize in rings galore (specifically, ahem, the type intended for…well, your intended) but we have a treasure trove of jewels just waiting to be added to your collection. Between rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches and more, we have a little something for everybody. Today, we found something that’s perfect for you…especially that part of you that wants to slow down, re-charge and remember the beautiful things in life.

These days, we find ourselves often consumed by technology, glued to our phones, and transfixed by screens. By now, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are all words in our daily Lexicon. When was the last time you held an actual photograph (4×6, Polaroid, whatever) in your hand? Well, how would you like to hold that image close to your heart? Behold this Antique Enamel and Diamond Locket, featuring a 6-point star design accented with Rose cut Diamonds. On the back, you will find the initials “CG” hand engraved (don’t worry, it doesn’t stand for “Computer Graphic”). The locket hangs from a gold link chain and dates back to the 1900s.

Let this piece inspire the old-fashioned part of you that’s ready to put down the phone, print an actual photograph, and wear it around your neck. Thoughtful, stylish, and beautiful. It’s what we love…and what we hope you’ll love too!

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Diamonds from a Girl’s Best Friend

Cushion Cut Diamond Filigree Platinum Engagement Ring
Cushion Cut Diamond Filigree Platinum Engagement Ring
Cushion Cut Diamond Filigree Platinum Engagement Ring

We’ve all seen it. Marilyn Monroe luxuriously shuffling between tuxedoed men. Singing the ultimate Diamond anthem in the film classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Making history in that pink dress as she meditates on the platonic love between a woman and her Diamonds:

“A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Sing it, girl.

Yes, “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” is possibly the greatest song in history about Diamonds. Re-watching that iconic musical number got us thinking about best friends. Not the kind who you gossip, braid hair, or go to the movies with. We’re talking about “the one.” That person who you found and chose to spend of your life with. This person, your best friend, stands (“stiff back or stiff knees”) above the rest. The full package, the whole story.

Just like we love Marilyn Monroe and movie musicals (we’re based in Los Angeles, we can’t help but be movie buffs), we love Diamond Engagement Rings. Today we chose to feature a ring we know Marilyn would have loved. It’s our Art Deco Old Cushion Cut Diamond Filigree Platinum Engagement Ring. The all-hand engraved filigree platinum ring features a 1.71 carats old Cushion cut diamond with a filigree setting further enhanced with eight single cut diamonds and two calibrated triangle cut Sapphires. Circa 1930′s, can you believe this beauty can be worn on the hand of your BFF?

So, how about it? Best friends forever.

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Happy Autumn!

Retro Ruby Autumn Leaf Brooch
Retro Ruby Autumn Leaf Brooch
Retro Ruby Autumn Leaf Brooch

At Claude Morady, we love the turning of seasons! With it comes so much change, possibility, and hope. We find there is much to celebrate, as we embrace the beauty of a new time of year. Fall is one of our favorite seasons because we love the harvest, the holidays, and the ease from summer’s heat. Most of all, we love autumn leaves because they inspire us with their jewel toned colors and rich hues. Always inspired by nature, we can’t get enough of the foliage that autumn brings. Like gems in the sky, the leaves sparkle and shimmer.

In honor of fall, we’d like to feature this stunning Retro Autumn Leaf Brooch today. Adorned with rubies and diamonds, this piece will look perfect on your cozy sweater, scarf, or wool coat. Although we are a Los Angeles Estate Jeweler who specializes in Diamond Engagement Rings, we pride ourselves in having an imagination vast enough to channel the magic of a New England Autumn preparing for the harvest. We hope you’ll join in and dream with us.

Love,

Claude Morady

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Open for Diamonds

R1556-0.70-cts-Trans-Deco-Platinum-Ring
Vintage Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring

At Claude Morady, we love a good competition. Anyone watching the US Open knows what we’re talking about (Serena Williams vs…well, anyone). When it comes to giving the gift of jewelry, it’s anyone’s game. Rings? Bracelets? Necklaces? Brooches? Earrings? We know how hard the decision can be. There is, however, one gem that takes the cake. The diamond.

Yes, when it comes to the diamond there’s really no competition. Sparkling, classic, delicate. We imagine when it comes to buying any kind of gift, or proposing with an engagement ring, this is always the right choice.

This week we’re featuring this timeless Vintage Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. One-of-a-kind in style, this art deco piece will look so beautiful as it shines on the hand of your love. Let’s just say, it will be a grand slam. Come visit us in Beverly Hills or, if you’re outside of the Los Angeles area, be in touch over the web.

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Medley of Diamonds Ring

Vintage Medley Of Diamonds Platinum Ring
Vintage Medley Of Diamonds Platinum Ring
Vintage Medley Of Diamonds Platinum Ring

At Claude Morady, we love unexpected beauty. The kind that strikes you when you least expect it. Something of a surprise, we are often set in our ways until we find pleasure in the unexpected and, all of a sudden, we are delighted by a unique spark we never thought we would be drawn to. Much like meeting “the one,” we often find love when we least expect it—when we were searching for someone else or, better yet, when we weren’t even looking in the first place. The same, of course, applies to jewelry!

Among our collection of stunning jewelry, we have a variety of rings that stand out as style statements but also would make the most unique, jaw-dropping Engagement Rings. We believe there is something for everyone and here in Los Angeles, nestled in a showroom in Beverly Hills, we are here to provide the styling and guidance you need to discover what is unique for you and for the one you love. That gray area between knowing what you like and not having a clue, is where we come in. Let us help you pick out the next piece to add to your collection or the engagement ring that will win the heart of the one you love.

We have a ring in mind that would be perfect for any occasion. The Vintage Medley Of Diamonds Platinum Ring, circa 1950s, is both classic and unique. At the center is a stunning Emerald Cut Diamond accented with two Marquise Cut and Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds. The design, though asymmetrical, makes perfect sense. Quite like the love you found, this ring is right—just as it is.