Perfect Gifts for Your 2017 Graduate!

Celebrate your graduate’s great achievement with the perfect gift!

At Diamond Dream, we want to help you pick an amazing piece for your deserving graduate. From jewelry and watches to apparel and accessories, we will help you find just what they want. Stop in to our Bernardsville Showroom to see our top graduation gifts.

Graduation Gift- Bandolier Phone Case

Bandolier Hands-Free Phone Cases for iPhone 7 and 6s

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Starting at $78

Graduation Gift - Astley Clarke Bracelets

Astley Clarke Bracelets

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Starting at $195

Graduation Gift - Save My Bag

Save My Bag Handbags and Accessories

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Starting at $115

Baume and Mercier Women's Watch Updated

Baume & Mercier Watch for Ladies

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$1,490, Watches Start at $990

Baume and Mercier Men's Watch Blue

Baume & Mercier Watch for Men

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Starting at $990

Memorial Day Must-Haves

Have plans for this Memorial Day Weekend? Need a great outfit to show off your red, white and blue? Check out our unique lineup of jewelry and apparel at Diamond Dream.

No matter where you are headed this weekend, show your red, white and blue. Issey Miyake is great in case you are traveling this weekend because it is easy to pack and clean. Stop in to our Bernardsville Showroom to try one of our Memorial Day selections.

Memorial Day Issey Miyake Womans Dresses

Issey Miyake – Top/Mini Dress in Light Blue

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$415

Memorial Day Temple St. Clair 18k Yellow Gold Double Drop Earrings With Royal Blue Moonstone

Temple St. Clair Double Drop Earrings with Royal Blue Moonstone

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$2,750.00

Memorial Day No. 6 Dresses

No. 6 – Avery Two Pocket Linen Dress

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$345

Memorial Day SIGNATURE TANZANITE AND DIAMOND EARRINGS

Signature Tanzanite and Diamond Earrings

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Call Store for Price

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Issey Miyake – Grey Blue A-Line Style Short Sleeves Top

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$355

FREYWILLE


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Since 1951, FREYWILLE has been creating unique handcrafted jewelry full of emotions using their distinctive fire enamel technique. Based out of Vienna, Austria, this brand is well-known for its hand decorated designs based on famous paintings done by 19th and 20th century artists. FREYWILLE’s pieces pay homage to Claude Monet, Gustav Klint, Alphonse Mucha, and Hundertwasser, among others. The craftsman at FREYWILLE incorporate their joy in art and passion for design in each piece, which is evident in the stunning artistic interpretations found in both the Hommage Collections and Contemporary Art Collections.

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Developing a FREYWILLE collection can take as long as two years from start to finish due to the rigorous amount of art historical research and sketches that come with each one. Each piece’s pure vivid colors are the result of many layers of fire enamel, and nearly 100 manual steps are required to manufacture such a delicate and color-intense fire enamel plate. All of their jewelry is handmade in Vienna by master craftsman who guard this secret process. Their passion and industry experience ensures that each piece is of the highest quality.

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For more than 30 years, FREYWILLE has set new standards in jewelry design and the enamel process, and has been evolving ever since their original location, which still stands today, came to life in 1951. In 1981, they perfected their iconic technique of fusing gold to fire enamel that gives their pieces that unmistakable glow. In 1995, they premiered their Claude Monet collection, and two years later, boutiques opened in Vienna, Paris, London, and Milan. 1998 saw the launch of their Gustav Klimt collection, and in 2002 they opened a boutique in the center of Vienna. The Hundertwasser collection launched in 2003, and in 2005 FREYWILLE finally entered the U.S. Market with a Beverly Hills location.

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Today FREYWILLE has 104 boutique locations in 37 countries and four continents, but Diamond Dream is proud to currently be the only retailer in the United States. Come and visit our store to see our selection, and choose a piece for yourself or a friend that will become a lifelong source of joy.

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Winter Designer Sale

Shop our biggest designer sale of the year at Diamond Dream and pick up a few timeless pieces for your wardrobe, now up to 50% off for a limited time. Browse the latest collections from Ulla Johnson, Fabiana Filippi, Blumarine, Peserico, Rachel Comey, Lauren Manoogian, Issey Miyake, and more.

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Blumarine Pink Dress 50% Off

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$468, reduced from $935

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Fabiana Filippi Dresses 50% Off

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Ulla Johnson Floral Dress

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$495, reduced from $555

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Blumarine Lace Dress

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$925, reduced from $1850

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Fabiana Filippi Sweaters and Peserico Pants

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Sweaters: $650, $879, Pants: $240

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Ulla Johnson Top and Fabrizio Gianni Leggings

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Top: $293, Leggings $165

Italian Carnival For The Cause

Italian Carnival For The Cause

Your exclusive invitation to…

Italian Carnival For the Cause

A one-of-a-kind VIP shopping event celebrating Italy’s
finest fashions in jewelry and apparel, benefitting

Dress for Success Morris County.

Thursday, September 29th from 5 – 9 pm.
12 Mine Brook Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Sip Prosecco, indulge in Italian hors d’ oeuvres, enjoy sales, entertainment, and more!
Receive 10% off* any regularly priced ladies apparel or accessories when you donate women’s professional attire or accessories to Dress for Success Morris County.
* One discount per client. Discount offer valid through Nov 18th.

5 Ways To Style Anine Bing Denim

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Diamond Dream is proud to introduce one of the latest additions to our apparel collection, Anine Bing. Born in Denmark but now based in Los Angeles, former model and designer Anine Bing’s edgy yet feminine designs make any woman wearing them feel like an off-duty model. Her goal was to take wardrobe classics and statement pieces and turn them into easy day-to-night transition pieces. Her dark skinny jeans are the perfect example of this as they can be worn in a variety of ways to any function. Ultra flattering for all shapes and sizes, these jeans are slightly faded in the front, yet their deep navy color allows them to be dressed up or down.

 

 

Below are five different ways we like to style our Anine Bing denim ($199):

 

 

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When you need a quick and effortless outfit while still looking put together, this light and breezy Sundry tee paired with a bucket bag is perfect for a day of errands and coffee dates. The sparkle added by the Peserico beaded necklace elevates it beyond your typical “jeans and T-shirt” look.

 

Sundry T-Shirt: $77

I Think So Bucket Bag: $95

Peserico Necklace: $230

 

 

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As summer comes to a close, the nights are getting shorter and cooler. Beat the evening chill by swapping your T-shirt for Sundry’s long sleeved tee, and you’ll be ready for a night on the boardwalk or bonfires with friends.

 

Sunday Long Sleeve Striped Shirt: $83

I Think So Bucket Bag: $95

 

 

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If you’re looking for your outfit to be feminine, chic, and comfortable, look no further than Ulla Johnson’s flowy floral printed top paired with jeans. The olive green messenger bag adds a pop of color, and the size and versatility makes it the perfect accessory for any weekend getaway.

Ulla Johnson Printed Top: $196

I Think So Green Messenger Bag: $145

 

 

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Did someone say “Casual Friday?!” This navy Eleventy blazer worn over Anine Bing’s lace cream camisole paired with dark denim is sophisticated enough to wear to the office. Throw on some snappy heels or wedges and you’re ready to take this look into the evening.

Anine Bing Cami- $169

Eleventy Blazer- $630

Fabiana Filippi Handbag- $1100

 

 

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This comfy, plaid button down from Sundry is the perfect transition piece from summer to fall, while the black backpack is great year-round. We see this as the perfect outfit for days filled with fall festivities: apple picking, hayrides, and drinking hot apple cider.

Sundry Plaid Button Down: $105

I Think So Black Backpack: $178

 

No Rules of Engagement!

When it comes to selecting or re-setting your engagement ring, there are no rules.  Whether you’re a traditional bride or are looking for something unique, the options are endless.  Although a traditional solitaire round cut sparkler is the classic choice, it may be time to step out of the box and choose something that reflects your individual taste and style.  From mixed metal settings to colored gemstones, here are some of the popular engagement ring trends.

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Fancy Shaped Diamonds and Gemstones
While traditional round brilliant cut diamonds remain the most popular shape for center gemstones, other distinctive fancy shapes, such as square cushion, marquise, radiant, oval and emerald cut diamonds are making a comeback.  From modern to vintage settings, and pairing diamonds with other gemstones, these are all very versatile cuts for rings.
 
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It’s hard not to “fall in love” with our vintage-inspired diamond ring surrounded by a halo and diamond split shank. Halo settings have been a huge trend for years. This design gives you the illusion that your center stone is larger, and the pavé stones flash with light, allowing the center stone to pop.  
 
Rose Gold
Feminine rose gold is making a resurgence for good reason- this rosy shade flatters all skin tones. Exuding warmth and romance, it’s a precious metal in high demand for engagement rings. 
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Our head turning oval shaped diamond ring with a diamond pave halo prompts a double take in its rose gold setting.
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Two of our favorite non-traditional engagement rings with 18K rose gold bands are made by Pomellato.  A mosaic of round diamonds, sitting atop two rows of diamonds, sparkle against the rose gold band.  The 18K rose gold band with pave diamonds is a perfect backdrop for the serenity of its square blue topaz- perfect choice for the contemporary woman. 
 
Colorful Diamonds
For that non-traditional woman, a colorful diamond is a wonderful choice.  Standing out from the crowd, fancy-hued diamonds like yellow and pink, make a dramatic statement.
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People will remember you for this blinding fancy yellow radiant cut diamond surrounded by a halo of micro-pave diamonds and flanked by half-moon diamonds. 
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Colored Gems
Although diamonds come in an array of colors, if you’re considering a colorful center stone, you have other exciting choices.  Sapphires, rubies, and emeralds don’t have to be the style of grandma’s ring and are great alternatives to diamonds!  It’s for that woman who wants to express her individuality and can be the perfect choice if these gemstones are the bride-to-be’s birthstone. 
 
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Want to feel like royalty?  There’s nothing wrong with imitating the likes of Princess Kate Middleton with our breathtaking and traditional deep blue cushion sapphire.  Surrounded by a halo of diamonds and set in platinum, the band has a row of micro-pave diamonds.
 
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Nothing is more romantic than our custom ring designed with kissing pear shaped garnet and peridot stones, highlighted with a halo of diamonds set in 18K gold. 
Nature-Inspired Designs
 
Blooming with flowers, petals, or overlapping vines, engagement rings evoking nature are perfect for those couples who love the outdoors.
 
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The organic design of our solitaire diamond ring not only resembles overlapping vines but symbolizes infinite love and the intertwining of the couple’s lives, making it a romantic choice.
 
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Elegant meets botanical in our custom blooming oval sapphire ring surrounded by petals of round bezel set diamonds – perfect for any woman. 
Come see any or all of our engagement rings or let us create the engagement ring of your dreams!

Rubies-The Magical Birthstone

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Rubies and Diamonds and Gems, oh my!  We’re all familiar with the magical power of Dorothy’s ruby red slippers in the movie classic  The Wizard of Oz, but we believe the power of the real precious gem is even more dream-worthy.  The ruby is the birthstone for July and it’s red-hot this season.

 

 

For thousands of years, the ruby has been considered the stone of love, passion, and power. Not only is it the perfect gift for a July birthday, it’s also a popular choice for engagement rings or Valentine’s Day.  Our heart shaped “pigeon blood” 1.59ct red ruby is the ideal symbol of love and adoration surrounded by .32ct of pave diamonds set in 18K yellow gold.

 

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According to folklore, rubies were believed to have mystical and healing powers.  When rubbed on the skin, they were thought to restore youth and vitality.  Try rubbing our 2.04ct emerald cut “pigeon-blood” red ruby diamond ring on your skin and we’re sure you will be healed of all ailments!  Handmade in 18K white gold, it’s elegantly surrounded with a double halo of .52 micro-pave diamonds.

 

 

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One of the most precious and valuable gemstones in nature, rubies are extremely rare. Its hardness is second only to the diamond which makes it durable enough for everyday wear.   With an old world feel from our organic collection, this pinkish 3.00ct cabachon ruby ring, embellished with .32ct diamonds, is set in brushed 18K yellow gold.  Fit for a queen!

 

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The value of rubies is primarily determined by its color.  “Pigeon’s blood” red is a vivid red color and traditionally commands a premium over other colors. We “love” our classic 2.18ct oval-shaped “pigeon’s blood” red ruby ring set with .39ct of side diamonds.   This ring is perfect for that blissful “I do” moment.

 

Happy Birthday July babies!  Want to bring a little Hollywood into your life? Click your ruby red slippers three times and be transported to Diamond Dream to see our collection of rubies.

June’s Birthstone is the Pearl!

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June’s Birthstone is the Pearl!

Pearls are treasures from the sea that have charmed people forever with their timeless appeal. From Coco Chanel to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, pearls have been revered by fashion designers, royalty and celebrities for their beauty and simplicity.
Pearls are the only gemstone made by living animals. Known as “Queen of Gems,” pearls were once valued as the most expensive jewelry in the world. Symbols of wealth and power, pearls rarity made them invaluable and therefore were reserved for only the noble and very rich.
References to pearls date as far back as 4200 BC in Egypt. India’s sacred books and legends abound with pearl references, and according to South Asian mythology, pearls were believed to be dewdrops from heaven that fell into the earth. Perhaps one of the most magical ancient stories about pearls finds Cleopatra wagering a bet with Marc Anthony that she could throw the most expensive dinner in history. She crushed one pearl from a pair of earrings, dissolved it in wine and drank it, solidifying her victory!
Today most pearls are “cultured” or “cultivated.” Water pollution, tsunamis, and other phenomena have made it difficult to harvest “natural” pearls.

Types of Pearls

Akoya

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When one thinks of the classic round strand of pearls, they are usually thinking of akoya. Grown off the coast of Japan, saltwater akoya pearls found in oysters, are best known for their perfectly round shape and reflective luster. Fun Fact: In 1917, Pierre Cartier purchased his Fifth Avenue NYC store from Morton Freeman Plant with $100 and his most valuable two strand pearl necklace valued at one million, admired by Plant’s wife.

Freshwater

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Freshwater pearls are the most affordable pearls sold today. Found in mussels, freshwater pearls have shapes ranging from round to free-form baroque and color options from white to pastel colors. Pearls take on the color of the inside of the shell from which they are growing. They have a softer luster than akoya, except in the case of rare metallics.

Tahitian

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The only natural dark pearl is the Tahitian, grown in French Polynesia. Although most Tahitian pearls are thought of as a black pearl, they can come in a rainbow of exotic colors. Considered very valuable, they come in baroque, drops and oval shapes. Round Tahitian pearls are quite rare.

South Sea Pearls

Considered the most valuable, South Sea pearls are the largest saltwater pearls grown today. Found primarily in Australia, the Philippines and Indonesia, they range in color from white to gold and are primarily in shapes of drops, baroques and ovals. Finding a round South Sea pearl is extremely rare due to their tremendous size. Fun Fact: Named the “Pearl of Allah,” this unique baroque shaped pearl is reported to be the largest natural pearl in existence. Weighing fourteen pounds, it’s valued at 3.5 million.
Who is on your birthday list for June? Come visit Diamond Dream to view our extensive pearl collection.

This Father’s Day, Celebrate with a New Watch!

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This Father’s Day, Celebrate with a New Watch!

Father’s Day is around the corner and the pressure is on to find that perfect gift for Pop. Every Dad should own a watch that he will cherish for years and an elegant timepiece is a sentimental gift that will last a lifetime.

But which watch is right for your Dad? Diamond Dream offers a wide selection of top-quality watches from renowned designers that will suit his lifestyle and passions.

PHILIP STEIN

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For that baseball fan, consider a Philip Stein, the official timepiece of the New York Yankees. Want to hit it out of the park this Father’s Day? Choose this luxury lifestyle brand that has an innovative Natural Frequency Technology, designed to help improve focus, decrease stress levels and experience an overall sense of well-being. If your Dad is a wine connoisseur and short on time, then put Philip Stein’s wine wand on your gift list. This elegant wand made with Swarovski crystals, aerates wine within minutes rather than hours.

BREITLING

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Is Dad an aerospace admirer? Breitling, a Swiss watchmaker, has a collection of sought-after aviator watches with bold style and substance. Breitling’s long history with pilots has inspired the brand to develop unprecedented technology and innovation. If Dad is the adventurous type, keep him safe with Breitling’s famous Emergency watch! It’s the world’s first wristwatch equipped with a true dual frequency distress beacon.

OMEGA

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For seafaring dads, watches in the Omega Seamaster Diver collection are timeless classics that can be read on land or beneath the water’s surface and complement any wardrobe or wet suit.

BREGUET

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Breguet, the illustrious Swiss watchmaker, is one of the oldest watchmaking companies in the world. A pioneer of numerous watch-making technologies married with artful designs, Breguet recently introduced their Classique Chronometrie. Full of innovation tucked inside the intricate workings, this timepiece is an aesthetically “classic” Breguet for any gentleman who demands precision and elegance.

Not in the market for a wrist watch? Perhaps stylish cuff links would better suit your father. We are the exclusive distributors of Buccellati, the celebrated Italian brand synonymous with sophistication. Select from sterling silver, 18k gold and those set with stones.

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Sandal Making Workshop with Brooklyn Shoe Space

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Lifestyle Educational Series:

Sandal Making Workshop with Brooklyn Shoe Space

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Diamond Dream Jewelry and Apparel

invites you to an exclusive sandal making workshop at our showroom on

Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 5 pm – 9 pm


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Just in time for the summer sandal season, Diamond Dream Jewelry and Apparel will host a sandal making workshop with Brooklyn Shoe Space on Thursday, June 16 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at its showroom in downtown Bernardsville. 

Diamond Dream will be transformed into a shoemaker’s studio where participants will create beautiful seasonal footwear with the help of master shoemakers from Brooklyn Shoe Space. Shoe options will include strappy sandals on a leather sole, classic espadrilles or sandal-style espadrilles. All materials will be provided and sandals will be ready to wear out the door at the conclusion of the workshop.

“Shoemaking is largely automated these days, but this is a unique opportunity for women to unleash their inner fashionistas by designing and creating their own custom sandals,” said Diamond Dream Co-owner, Faina Shapiro. “Not only are these sandals of the highest quality, they will also be a true reflection of each woman’s personal style.”

“We like to say Diamond Dream can give people a whole new look and style,” continued Shapiro. “With this sandal workshop, we can say we dress people head to toe!”

Brooklyn Shoe Space, a Williamsburg-based shoe making studio, will bring a variety of materials including a range of leathers in black, brown and tan, in addition to a selection of prints, colors and textures. No prior shoemaking experience is necessary.

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Lite bites and beverages will be served. Space is limited. Reservations are $300 per person for one pair of sandals and participants should provide shoe size and the sandal type they wish to create. If you have any questions or would like to register for the workshop, please email info@mydiamonddream.com, or call (908)766-4700.

About Brooklyn Shoe Space:
Brooklyn Shoe Space’s mission is to offer working studio space to member shoe makers and to engage the shoe making community through educational programming and make shoe making accessible to public audience. Brooklyn Shoe Space provides a range of classes for students of all skill levels. At BKSS our mission is to encourage creativity and inspire the shoemaker in all of us by creating a collaborative and inspiring community.

Devon Woodhill Jewelry Trunk Show

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Join us at Diamond Dream Jewelry and Apparel for a Devon Woodhill Jewelry trunk show on Saturday, April 30th, from 10 am – 5 pm.devonwoodhilltwo

Devon Woodhill Jewelry is our newest designer at Diamond Dream! These sparkling lockets make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day and graduations. Not only are these lockets beautiful to wear with any outfit, but the sentimental pictures you place inside make them extra special.
Taking inspiration from love, life + family, Devon Woodhill jewelry pairs a modern sensibility with the meaningfulness of a keepsake. Sparkling designs reflect your unique energy + beauty. Lockets, signet rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and bespoke pieces celebrate the joy with which they are designed + the happiness with which they are received.

 

 

May Portrait Workshop with Marylyn Modny

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Lifestyle Educational Series:

May Portrait Workshop with Marylyn Modny

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Diamond Dream Jewelry and Apparel

invites you to an exclusive portrait drawing workshop at our showroom on

Friday, May 6, 2016 11 am – 2 pm

 
Have you ever wished you could take your family photos and turn them into art? Come to Diamond Dream Jewelry and Apparel’s “Portrait Drawing Workshop with Marylyn Modny” and learn how to draw like a master! Bring a picture of your loved one, and in this 3 hour class, Marylyn will guide you step-by-step through the process of turning your picture into a portrait. She will explain the basics of portrait drawing and demonstrate important techniques. You will go home with a sentimental work of art that you will be proud to display at home and show friends and family. What could be a better Mother’s Day gift to yourself!

 

  All materials are provided, and class size is limited to 8 people. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. No prior art experience is necessary for participation!


What to bring: Your favorite picture you’d like to draw as a portrait

 
About Marylyn Modny:
Marylyn Modny got her start at Skidmore College, then on to Catholic University while working on her masters, learned her trade. She worked in film for 20 years as a set designer and scenic artist, then turned her attention to murals and decorative painting. Marylyn has her studio in Bernardsville NJ where she works with her crew of very talented artists. For more information, please visit: http://www.marylynmodny.com.

 

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If you have any questions or would like to register for the workshop, please email info@mydiamonddream.com, call (908)766-4700, or visit www.mydiamonddream.com.

Peserico Fall 2016 Trunk Show

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Diamond Dream Jewelry and Apparel invites you to an exclusive Peserico Trunk Show at our apparel showroom on

Thursday, April 7, from 10-8 and Friday, April 8, from 10-6.

Get a sneak peek into Peserico’s Fall 2016 Collection, accompanied by an Italian brand representative. For two days only, preview and order from the chic fall collection.
 
Well-known for high-quality Italian garments and an unwavering commitment to detail, Peserico designs their clothing for women who value sophisticated elegance. The familiar theme across Peserico’s collections is to elevate classic pieces to another level, and they are famous for their comfortable yet elegant jersey fabrics. Peserico opened in Cornedo Vicentino in 1962 as a small family company and has since grown into the celebrated international brand that it is today. They own their own production, which ensures that their clothing is sold at a great price without losing any of the quality craftsmanship.
 
Bring your friends and join us for some shopping and socializing with some Italian flair!