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!!


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


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!

Shining Bright Like A Diamond - Al-Masani Royal Jewelry

“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.



  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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