Thank you from Yaf Sparkle

 

It’s time to celebrate at Yaf Sparkle! The Yaf Sparkle Family is truly honored to be named one of the best luxury jewelry websites. We are so touched by this mention, and incredibly humbled and grateful for this acknowledgement.

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Happy Mother's Day

 

When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of "overtime" when the angel appeared and said. "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."

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Jewelry Magnifier

 

Today I want to share with you a company I came across during my research, when I was looking for a new LED magnifier lamp. Many factors are of importance when you work long hours on the bench, requiring precision all the way. Your eyes will thank you for every Dollar invested in good quality, but I aimed at an affordable solution. I ended up choosing the Lightview XL lamp from Brightech, and I wasn't sure what to expect at that price...

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Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine in Western Australia

 

There's no time like now. Whether it's the next bear market looming over our near future (or not), or an unnerving bitcoin market volitality, add this note to your near term investment strategy: Red and Pink Diamonds are super rare. And they are about to go extinct!

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Yaf Sparkle Jewelry on Rihanna's runway: Savage x Fenty FW '18

 

It's that time of the year again...New York Fashion week makes the streets of New York even more interesting than they already are, in fact even boring back alleys turn into photo locations or runways of some sort, and one can not be informed well enough to not miss out on one of the key events. When Rihanna closes NYFW with her lingerie line and promises to celebrate women however, full attention is guaranteed. The Yaf Sparkle family was partly, present partly glued to the live stream of the show, as we had the honor of gracing several models with our body chains.

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Charter bus to March for our lives Rally

 

Huge crowds are expected in Washington, D.C. Saturday, March 24 to take part in March for Our Lives, a rally initiated by the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Read on for charter Bus info.

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Monika Knutsson

 

We are so happy for Monika! This article in the New York Times captures Monika's path to inventing the gilded lace, from discovering her late grandma's lace leftovers in a backyard bin in Sweden when she was six years old to becoming a go-to designer for Beyonce, Whoopi Goldberg and other celebrities.

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delanacre

 

We introduce to you Delanacre Jewelry by Cécile Olivera. This line features details and craftmanship cultivated from hands on fashion industry experience.

Traditional Tahitian art is manipulated in a French technique mastered by the designer who discovered an eye for style during her childhood while being involved in contemporary dance. After four years of dance training in both New York and Paris, she was recruited by Christian Dior for their women's and children's department. Soon after Chanel noticed her talents and brought her on board. During her tenure there, a yearning to be set free from boundaries led her to design unique jewelry for Delanacre in 2009.

The Mother of Pearl is what will make your jewelry unique. The shell is cut in different facets to produce its form. Unpredictable iridescent colors and varieties give off light and textures that are unparalleled.

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ellements

 

Good day to everyone! We have some exciting news for all of you today as we were just featured in the fashion section of high-end fashion magazine Elléments for the summer edition!

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SolarEclipse

 

A very rare celestial occurrence is upon us and with August 21st approaching, I am sure you have been asking yourself where you will be when the light of day disappears and sights and sounds will shift entirely for a rare moment. How does it sound when the animal world responds to this powerful Solar eclipse, and is a trip closer to the epicenter worth the experience? What we know is that we will get the rare opportunity to experience the divinity of the union between the Moon and the Sun. This can bring magnificent change to your life, almost like a new year, and bring a great chance to spiritually shift yourself and awaken yourself to a deeper level of being. Gemstones can help you find your powers in such transformational moments, in particular the following three stones.

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The value of jewelry

11/28/2016 6:28 PM

Wedding band unearthed

 

How an ordinary carrot became the gift of a lifetime

Imagine this : An 82 year old man celebrates his 50th wedding anniversary with the love of his life. Just a few weeks later, he looses his band while gardening in his backyard. His wife is not worried at all, "it will come back" she says. She would be right. Six months after her passing, the man is in his garden to pick his carrots and finds his wedding ring grown into one of mother earths gifts.

This miraculous story is almost too good to be true. I cannot even imagine the emotions that overcame him, when his wife seemed so incredibly close all of a sudden. I am sure he smiled skywards and said "thank you my angel".

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Buddha to Buddha Fall/Winter 2016

 

The new Fall/Winter collection is finally here, and we are very excited about these cool new pieces that fit into the Buddha to Buddha collection so nicely!! After cutting many established designs from their lineup we were eager to see how the dutch designer would move on with their styles. Many "classic" silver bracelets were discontinued as we learned during the summer months, and it was clear that BTB had some amazing new ideas up their sleeves to fill in the blanks.

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The memorable moment of this year's Oscar night sure is that Leo finally has his. Well deserved, well deserved. This all time great actor has entertained us on the highest level for decades now. But really the Oscar night is all about the red carpet, isn't it? That being said, here a small collage

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And sorry Beyonce and Kim Kardashian - who recently woke up to reading in the news that Mariah Carey's partner, Australian billionaire businessman James Packer proposed with a 35-carat Diamond and Platinum engagement ring - doubling the size

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“The Statement Necklace is Back!!!” proclaimed @StylingSpy, aka Michael O’Connor. And there were so many worn—from Leslie Mann’s Irene Neuwirth mixed gemstone choker to Olivia Wilde’s golden egg-shape gemstone number from Bulgari to Jennifer Lawrence’s (winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for Joy) massive Chopard diamond bib—that tweeters and TV viewers had plenty to admire. On that list: Jennifer Lopez and Helen Mirren (nominated for her portrayal of Hedda Hopper in Trumbo) wore platinum and 

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Flawless Foundation Event at Yaf Sparkle

 

Join us at Yaf Sparkle on February 1, 2016 for the launch of #Flawless16, a social media campaign aiming to create a positive dialogue about seeing the perfection in ourselves and every person! Flawless Foundation's mission is to revolutionize the way the world perceives, prevents, and treats brain based behavioral challenges, a move towards a Society where every person is understood and embraced as Flawless. Yaf Sparkle will donate 10% of all proceeds of the entire day towards the Flawless Foundation, however there will be a cocktail party from 6-9PM. Tickets for this event are $40 and all ticket proceeds go to the work of the Flawless Foundation as well. We will have drinks and snacks for you and even a surprise Valentine's gift for all!

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Zagats 2016 rankings are out - meet the Lower East Side Frontrunners! The highest rated Lower East Side entry is the Russ & Daughters Cafe on Orchard Street, which is scarcely more than a year old. In the food category, the cafe scored 26 out of 30 points. The top 10 restaurants in the neighborhood for food include: Pig & Khao, Morgenstern’s Ice Cream, Fung Tu, Roasting Plant, Clinton Street Baking Company, Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya, Cafe Katja, Katz’s Deli and Contra.

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Sapphire (Greek for "blue") to this day is still envisioned by most as the ultimate blue gemstone. Since Ancient times the Blue Sapphire represented a promise of honesty, loyalty, purity and trust. To keep with this tradition Sapphires are one of the most popular engagement gemstones today. Fun Fact (always good for

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100 Gates Project 

One month more, another month less - yet change is the only constant, in the Lower East Side presumably a bit more than in most other neighborhoods. In regards of all the fresh paint that we lately get to see before and after store hours, it's easy to...
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You are invited to a very special Launch event! On September 9, 6-9PM, we will host Maya Ahluwalia's Fall/Winter collection launch in our Boutique. Why are we so excited? Well first of all we love the direction her creations made as her pieces are simple, very wearable and so fresh-chic. But on top of that, we got to know the Non-Profit "Rocking the Boat", as Maya collaborated...

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Playing Piano? -tres chic, Monsieur. Fiddling the Violin? -very sophisticated, honey. Claiming the title of US Air Guitar Conference Champion? SICK DUDE!!!
 
Yes, it is the post season of competitive airguitar! Take this epic event as a living proof that the Lower East Side rocks harder than your average neighborhood!

 

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DayLife Event "Lower EAT Side" this Sunday!

DayLife is once again kicking off the summer season with its annual outdoor LES celebration. This year’s event, sponsored by ConEd and G-Shock, is being called “Lower EAT Side.” 

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More than any other field of expertise, being a mother will narrow down your list of people whose opinion you trust. Your parents' view mattered a minute ago and your best friends belief counted a million times, but when your child needs help things can change. Meet Jennifer Ford, a staple on my quick dial in all things baby. 

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On May 19th, we invite you to a very special event: The ASB Foundation will celebrate a Vintage Circus Party where the golden days of Artistry and Carnival will be relived...

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The revitalization of Orchard Street has begun...more or less...

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October is Pink!

10/14/2014 1:24 AM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Being the second leading cause of death among women (heart diseases being first), Breast cancer is a real threat to all of us as 1 in 8 women will have to face such diagnosis in her lifetime. Here is the good news: when detected early, the survival rate goes up to 98% !!! ...

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