Shining Bright Like A Diamond – Al-Masani Royal Jewelry

I love jewelry. Full stop. I love it so much that on a trip to Washington, DC, I ditched my poor husband promptly to rush off to the Smithsonian’s Harry Winston Gallery. Upon entering the gallery, I came face to face with the Hope Diamond. I walked towards this glittering and enormously perfect blue diamond, while shoving other tourists aside and stepping over small children so that I could get a better look. It was then when I was seized by security guards for slobbering all over the fantastical jewel’s display case and summarily thrown out into the street. Worth it!!

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The master at play, Victoire de Castellane, Dior Joiallerie designer, in her French studio

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Ahhh you know…just a diamond encrusted turquoise ring with polished amethyst, diamonds and rubies. (Photograph courtesy of Dior Joaillerie)

If it weren’t for my limited income, I think I would drape myself in all that glitters. I have an issue of Vogue, well-loved and terribly dog-eared, that outlined Victoire de Castellane’s rise to fame as Dior Joiallerie’s head designer. I had never quite seen jewelry like that before – semi-precious and precious stones highlighted in whimsical floral and natural motifs, or adornments completely inspired by pop culture.  At the tender age of seventeen, I had become hooked on jewelry Elizabeth Taylor-style.

So, I sit here a “few years later” and a billion shy of being a billionaire, but I still love jewelry. What’s a girl on a budget to do? How about turn to the next best thing? Costume jewelry so fabulous you’d be hard-pressed to know the difference between it and the real thing.

Last Sunday, I went to the Al-Masani Royal Jewelry presentation and I was in seventh heaven. Model after beautiful model sauntered by showcasing Al-Masani’s glittering inaugural line. I have been invited to a ton of galas since I have started blogging and always wanted to get my bling on in addition to slipping into a head-turning gown. Looks like my dreams have come true. Al-Masani Royal Jewelry offers stunning pieces under $200 each modelled after famous jewelry designs.

Here are some shots from the Al-Masani Royal Jewelry presentation. Grab your sunglasses and try not to be blinded by the shine!

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“A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl’s best friend!” – Lorelei Lee, Gentleman Prefer Blondes

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Interested in icing out your look? Place your orders through the Al-Masani Royal Jewelry website which will be launching this week. In the meantime, stay up-to-date by following the Al-Masani Royal Jewelry Facebook page and Instagram.

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10 Comments

  1. Moni Vidara
    October 25, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    Stunning piece of art, the yellow and white set of statement jewelry! It suits any delicate but also confident, powerful woman!

    • Dominique
      October 26, 2016 / 11:09 am

      Thank you! Her pieces really are like art!

    • Dominique
      October 26, 2016 / 1:02 pm

      Thank you, Summer!

    • Dominique
      October 27, 2016 / 9:39 am

      Thank you! I know, right? Jewelry love – it’s a given!

    • Dominique
      October 28, 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Thanks so much, Tatjana!

  2. November 2, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Costume jewelry is tons of fun.

    • Dominique
      November 2, 2016 / 3:58 pm

      Thanks so much, Theresa! It is, isn’t it?

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