I want to start this blog by thanking each and every one that attended Ripkanista luncheon. Allison, Brian, and Beth told me what a wonderful afternoon it was. I wish I could have been there – what is better than good friends, good food, good laughs, and talking about jewelry!
As I was looking through all of the pictures, I was smiling. It makes me so happy to know that so many women are enjoying the jewelry. I love seeing all of you wear it every day and for every occassion. When I first started designing, my dream was to create wearable, versatile jewelry that would not be relegated to the back of the safe, only to be trotted out for special events. Each of you who make my jewelry part of your everyday life fulfill my dream. I can feel the fun when I look at the below pictures and can just imagine each of you reaching into your jewelry box and playing – “What am I going to mix and match today? What is my mood? Am I going to wear a bold Monaco ring today, a simple 100-facet Diamonique pair of stud earrings, or a brand new Chronograph watch (hint, hint, TSV!)?”
I love this group shot taken at my Flagship store on Madison Avenue – my home away from home – filled with women who know how to have a good time and enjoy each other’s company.
Thank you, Joe, for taking this picture of Joyce. It really says it all: “Look good. Feel great. Be happy.”
I had to include a photo of Beth wearing one of my favorite sterling link necklaces (J273588 and J273642) – more than an exceptional woman to work with, she is an exceptional friend. Thank you for all of your hard work and friendship, Beth!
And of course, I had to include a photo of my gorgeous daughter-in-law, Allison, and wonderful son, Brian. Working side by side with both of them on a daily basis is one of my greatest joys. They work harder than any young people I know, and their commitment to our business and our family makes me so proud. I love you both.
I could fill this entire blog with personal photos. However, beyond all of the fabulous women who wear my jewelry in their every day “real life,” I am also blessed with many celebrities who choose to wear my designs to create their perfect red-carpet moment. For those of you who “like” my fan page on Facebook or follow me on Twitter, you know in the past couple weeks, I have had a flurry of Hollywood’s hottest stars wearing my jewelry both on and off screen.
Vanessa Williams, who I think is one of the most beautiful actresses, has been wearing my jewelry on her new hit TV show 666 Park Avenue, as well as when she attends press events. I have posted pictures of Vanessa wearing my jewelry in the past 3 episodes. And, for those of you do not have a Facebook account, I hope you will sign up for one and “like” my fan page. It is a great way to stay connected, and I regularly post fun news about my company or things that inspire me.
Off the screen, I loved seeing Vanessa wear my 18k Couture Aurora ring when she was a guest on Bravo’s Watch What Happens LIVE.
Thank you for being such a great supporter of my jewelry, Vanessa. And, for those of you who do not already know, Vanessa has joined the QVC family with the launch of new skin care line, Revitalistic. If you want your skin to sparkle as much as your jewelry, please check it out! You will love her new products, I do!
Another one of my favorite shows on TV is The Good Wife. Therefore, you can only imagine how excited I was to open The New York Post last week and see the gorgeous actress, Archie Punjabi, who plays Kalinda, wearing my Monaco Ring. Her character on the show definitely keeps things interesting, and I am happy to see that she does it in style with Ripka jewels!
Across the globe and beyond the red-carpet, it is an honor to see celebrities wearing my jewelry in some of the most renowned fashion magazines. The young and beautiful Krysten Ritter looked absolutely breathtaking in Prestige Hong Kong's October issue.
Lastly, I want to congratulate the former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star, Alfonso Ribeiro, as he recently tied the knot to Angela Unkrich, who wore my new 18k Couture Lattice Collection for her very special day. To see them exchange their vows and Angela wearing my jewelry, please read the article in Entertainment Tonight. Enjoy!
And, finally, it would not be one of my signature blogs without giving you a sneak peak of what’s coming up on my shows this Sataurday, October 27th. The festivities will start Saturday night at midnight with the launch of my new TSV (J275811), my first-ever Chronograph watch.
For quite some time (no pun intended), I have wanted to create a Chronograph-style watch that felt feminine and incorporated my own distinctive texturing and unique design details. I specifically designed this watch with a larger face, for which many of you have asked. I love this watch, and I hope you do, too. It is casual enough for every day wear, but dressy enough to give you a polished look. Watch out – this Chronograph could be your new favorite! What also makes this debut very special is that it is the first time I have created a watch in all three color tones – a choice of gold tone, rose tone, and my signature silver tone. This watch looks great layered with any of your cuffs, bangles or bracelets, or try it with the new 100-Facet Rolling bracelet, (J266467), which I will also be offering for the first time in yellow clad and rose clad. To complete this suite, I have created the 100-Facet Stud, (J268391), in yellow clad and rose clad, as well. But, as all of you know, I love mixing and matching. Therefore, I will still be offering all of my designs in sterling silver, which is always an essential – classic and timeless, and never going out of style.
There will be many other new pieces during my fun filled weekend of shows including my new Mama Bahama Necklace (J266059), new Lariat Necklaces (J269801) and new pink doublet collections (J274770, J274771, J274772, and J274773).
So, please tune in! My show times are listed below including shows with Brian and Allison. I'm looking forward to my time at the Q and see you soon!
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