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Oscar Inspiration

Cate Blanchett at the Oscars
Cate Blanchett at the Oscars

Maybe it’s because we hail from Los Angeles or maybe it’s because we specialize in sparkly jewels, but we love Oscar Sunday. The red carpet looks, the winning speeches, the glitz and glamour. We can’t get enough of Awards season so it’s always sad when it comes to a close. Luckily we’re always up and running at our Beverly Hills showroom featuring enough diamonds and antique sparkle to make everyday a red carpet day. Winter in LA is no time to huddle inside, looking drab. We aim to please with some good old-fashioned bling. Visit our website for diamond engagement rings and more stunning pieces to add to your jewelry collection. Happy Monday + much love!

xoClaude

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Golden Globes for a Laugh

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Still hunting around for New Year’s resolutions? How about this for a goal: Laugh More! It’s definitely hard to find humor lately especially given bleak news headlines and the stress of everyday life. However now we need it more than ever and that’s why we’re vowing to laugh more. Yes, at Claude Morady we specialize in diamond engagement rings, antique jewelry, and some good old-fashioned laughter.

Last night we laughed our heads off while watching the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. Nothing beats Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s opening monologue. Always on point, those two can ham it up anytime and we’re game. Happy to be an audience to such funny, comedic women.

Tell us, what makes you laugh?

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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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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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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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Open for Diamonds

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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.

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A Diamond Romance

Old Oval cut Engagement Diamond Ring
Old Oval cut Engagement Diamond Ring
Old Oval cut Engagement Diamond Ring

Let’s take it up a notch, shall we? Think romance, think diamonds, think sparkle. This Old Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring will spark the flame and light the fire of your romance. It will take you to the next level, giving you no option other than to propose and say yes. With an open design setting and platinum band, this ring is both classic and whimsical. When you’re ready to pop the question, let us know. We’ll give you the shimmer and shine to match your love.

Enjoy + Love!

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Sapphires of September

Sapphire and Diamond Dome Ring
Sapphire and Diamond Dome Ring
Sapphire and Diamond Dome Ring

How is it possible that Labor Day is almost upon us? Alas summer must come to an end as we take our last vacation, go back to school and put our bathing suits in storage. However we’re not there quite yet. Of course, the “there” is September which brings its own string of magic: the beginning of fall, the harvest, new beginnings, and the turning of leaves. Perhaps there is a special someone in your life who has a birthday in September. If so, they are lucky enough to claim the Sapphire as their birthstone. This Sapphire and Diamond Dome Ring would be the perfect gift for them.

Consider showering your loved one with this stunning piece of jewelry which boasts 22 rose cut diamonds and 36 round cut blue sapphires. Circa 1950s this gold and silver ring is timeless and can easily pass as an Engagement Ring. Don’t hesitate! This ring will wow, pop, and amaze. You might kiss your suntan goodbye, but we see a lifetime of golden, shining love ahead of you with this ring in your collection. Visit our showroom or contact us for info. Happy end of summer!

Love,

Claude Morady

 

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North. South. East. Yes!

North South Diamond Filigree Platinum Engagement Ring
North South Diamond Filigree Platinum Engagement Ring
North South Diamond Filigree Platinum Engagement Ring

What would make you happiest this week? If you’re like us, you love to hear the word “Yes.” It brings a sigh of relief, a glimpse of the future, a smile to your face. This, dear reader, is the week for YES. The week to ask “Will you marry me” so you can hear that one, committed answer. If you’re looking for the right ring to accompany your proposal, you’ve come to the right place.

The one you love is unique, special, one-of-a-kind. We’ve found the perfect ring to compliment your love. Our North South Diamond Filigree Platinum Engagement Ring will look so beautiful during your engagement. Shining like your affection, this art deco ring is timeless in style and effortless in beauty. The ideal signature vintage piece, it will highlight the passion that comes from romance and marriage. If you want to hear “Yes,” say “Yes” to this ring.

We are an estate jeweler located in Los Angeles, but we can be reached from anywhere in the world. Be in touch with us, and we’ll help you with your decision. North or South, we are here for you. All directions are pointing to YES.

Love,

Claude Morady