Wednesday, May 23, 2012
graduation is now such a huge celebration
for so many milestones
that before only required
a pat on the back and a "good luck next year"
graduation from kindergarten
graduation from 1st grade
graduation from 5th grade
graduation from 6th grade
graduation from 8th grade
the list goes on and on.....
and on.......and on......
and then there is high school
just listing these overwhelms me!!!!
i have struggled with what to get an 8th grader for graduation and i think i have found a gift that would be great for any of the above occasions.....
i think patron saint medals are a great gift at many points in a persons life....
and there are many saints for various specific purposes
so finding the perfect saint medal for your graduate can and should be fun
and be something special they treasure for years to come....
i have chosen a st. christopher medal for my graduate
(st. christopher is one of the more popular medals.....the legend goes.....
"before the 1969 reform of the Roman calendar.....
christopher was listed as a martyr who died under decius...
nothing else is known about him....
there are several legends about him including the one in which he was crossing a river when a child asked to be carried across.......
when christopher put the child on his shoulders he found the child was unbelievably heavy......
the child, according to the legend, was Christ carrying the weight of the whole world.....
this was what made christopher patron saint of travelers and is invoked against storms, plagues, etc..")
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
looking for a last minute gift for that special grad??
gifts for grads can be difficult.....
and for such a special occasion you certainly want a special gift that will last
while at the same time mark the milestone appropriately....
so i have a go-to for the male and the female grads in your life....
every guy needs a special pair of cuff links when embarking on a new chapter in life....
cuff links are perfect for all types of special events
i love these engraved initial cuff links!!
and for the girls.....
the perfect diamond stud is the perfect gift to mark a graduation....
and one that will surely be a wonderful reminder for years to come of the accomplishment they represent!!
Monday, May 14, 2012
now that mother's day has come and gone...
those of us who are not mother's are most likely left with a feeling of jealousy for all the lovely gifts given and received by moms around us......and for some mom's maybe a feeling of i wish i would have gotten something other than the female equivalent of a neck tie....
so here is a thought....
buy yourself some diamonds!!!
you deserve it!!
and the best news ever is that cook diamonds sells all their merchandise at wholesale prices and the price ranges start as low as $150!!!
so buy yourself some diamonds girls!!!!!
so buy yourself some diamonds girls!!!!!
here are a few of my favorite finds at cook diamonds.....
just a few of the options above are brown diamonds, black diamonds, sapphires, white diamonds, blue topaz, facetted aquamarine and ialino quartz
world trade center
Friday, May 11, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
we are one week away from mother's day
and we still have lots of great options to show mom just how special she really is........
i think this little gold xo necklace with a diamond "o" is such a great gift....
and one i feel sure mom would never take off!!
which means she will always be reminded of how much she means to you....
available in 14K white or yellow gold....
Friday, May 4, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
since ancient times, the pearl has been a symbol of unblemished perfection....
it is the oldest known gem...
and for centuries it was considered the most valuable...
to the ancients, pearls were a symbol of the moon and had magical powers......
in classical Rome, only persons above a certain rank were allowed to wear pearl jewelry...
the Latin word for pearl literally means "unique" ...
attesting to the fact that no two pearls are identical....
neither are 2 moms.....
they are all unique and special and deserve a gift that tells them just how special they are.....
pearl studs are something every woman would love to have and even better if they are a mother's day gift!!!
cook diamonds has a great selection of pearls to fit every mom and every son or daughter's budget!!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
so we established yesterday
that all that mom means to us cannot possibly be wrapped up in a nice little bow
but we can certainly get great points for an effort that results in some bling she can wear every day!!
i love these pearl bracelets....
buy 1 or buy them both!!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Are you looking for the perfect gift for mom?
The gift that says thank you for giving me life....thank you for bringing me into this world....thank you for caring for me, loving me, instructing me, and for always being my number 1 fan!!!
Is there a gift that says that?
I feel sure there is no gift that says that but I do feel sure that diamonds come as close as you can get!!!
Well other than giving mom grandchildren of course!!
I have found a number of options that I think are affordable but make a bold statement!!!!
Today the piece I think is best to kick off the month of mom is the diamond bangle that comes in black, white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold......
available at Cook Diamonds and at $400 retail your cost is only $200!!!!
~and they even take phone orders and can ship anywhere!!!
Happy Mother's Day to all!!!!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
The 10 Commandants for Southern Belles
1.Never cuss in front of your Mamma or your mammy.
2.Your daddy (and Rhett Butler) is always the perfect man.
3.Never wear white after Labor Day or before Easter.
4.Never try to pass faux pearls for real ones at any special event. (especially your debut)
5.Always say yes mama and yes sir. No matter who you are talking to.
6.Never go out without "putting your face on" because you never know who you will see
7.Never pretend to be drunker than you really are.
8.Never smoke at a country club, on the street, or anywhere besides your house or at a very close friend's house
9.Monogram everything you possibly can!!!
10.NEVER accept the defeat by the enemy
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Other than the diamonds.......
they are so versatile.....
They can be worn alone.......
Or with my favorite charm.....
this yellow gold, diamond, and turquoise drop is so summer perfect!!!!
There are so many options to choose from....
but this is certainly a staple for every woman!!!
available at Cook Diamonds...
Diamond Huggies range from $200-$900
Charms range from $100-$2000 per pair
turquoise drop shown above $425/pair
Cook Diamonds is a Diamond wholesaler open to the public...
Located in the Dallas World Trade Center
2050 North Stemmons Freeway
Unit 221, Suite 7802
Dallas, Texas 75342
Open Monday-Friday 10-5
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The weather is getting warmer and it is time to get ready for the sun.....
and what better way than with the perfect suit from j crew and the perfect pair of diamond huggie earrings from Cook Diamonds...
a perfect pair!!
Saturday, January 21, 2012
NOBLE HOUSE DESIGNS
by sara lowery ng
i am truly obsessed with this entire jewelry line!!!
every piece takes your breath away!!!
these one of a kind pieces will change your wardrobe in an instant!!!
the problem is deciding on which ones to buy because they are all incredible!!!!
here are a few of my favorites....
CB Pink Vintage
CBI Vintage II
OP Necklace II
Tribal Ikat Necklace
Tribal Vintage Pendant Necklace
NOBLE HOUSE DESIGNS
Coquette Boutique and Bistro
1848 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77098-1622
Friday, January 20, 2012
Absolutely Incredible Exhibit!!! worth the trip to Dallas!!!