Retired Firefighter Pulls Bridal Jewelry From the Sand at Long Island Beach @/

Retired firefighter and metal-detector enthusiast Mike Van cleef & Arpels replica Jewelry made the “find of a lifetime” when he scooped up two platinum-and-diamond rings from the beach at Robert Moses State Park on Long Island on August 6.

The first was a three-stone engagement ring with a 1.3-carat round center diamond, and the other was a wedding band adorned with small round diamonds all the way around. A local jeweler told Van cleef & Arpels replica Jewelry that the engagement ring alone was worth more than $13,000.

But, instead of keeping the bounty for himself, he decided to do the right thing and attempt to find the owner.

Two days earlier, mom-of-three Erin Van cleef & Arpels replica Jewelry was enjoying an outing with her little ones on the same beach when she removed her rings to apply sunscreen.

She got distracted when she had to run down her three-year-old boy, and didn’t realize her rings were missing until they all got back to the car later in the day. Carrozzo went back to the beach to search the sand, but her rings were nowhere to be found.

The 41-year-old mom reported the rings lost to beach authorities and cried on the ride home to Flushing, NY.

“I felt like all the blood drained out of my head,” she told Newsday. “That’s the only way I could describe it.”

On August 7, accepting harsh reality that she would probably never see her Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Rings again, Carrozzo used Facebook to express her anguish. She bid farewell to her engagement ring. “You were a part of me all day every day for 11 years,” she wrote, adding that she hoped that the ring would eventually be found by some lovestruck couple who could use it to begin their lives together.

She also made an ironic comment about “some broke metal detector dude” making a “couple of bucks off of you.” Fortunately, her description did not define the fine character of Mr. Cogan.

The 66-year-old Cogan told NBC 4 New York that he noticed immediately how precious the rings were. “This isn’t a kid’s ring,” he said. “This is platinum and these have to be real diamonds. I knew how empty she had to feel. I don’t want anybody to feel like that, so I started my search.”

His first strategy was to create a lost-and-found item on Craigslist. When that didn’t work, the resident of East Northport, NY, turned to Facebook.

2016 Jewelry Trends

The year is long and with only two seasons of ready-to-wear shows, the stretch between summer and fall seems infinite. That’s when the inter-season resort collections step in to save us from the midseason monotony. We sifted through the styles to find you the latest runway jewelry trends, so check out these six trends from the runway.


Van Cleef Arpels Yellow Gold Lucky Alhambra Between The Finger Ring
Van Cleef Arpels Yellow Gold Lucky Alhambra Between The Finger Ring

We saw two designers who liked to pile on the rings, but the two styles were very distinct. Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra fit cocktail rings onto every finger in every color. In contrast to Van Cleef & Arpels’s decadent art Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra rings, Cartier kept it modern and simple. While embracing the plentiful look, they used simple gold bands, multiple on one finger, to avoid excess.


 Amulette DE Cartier Bracelet In Pink Gold & Mother Of Pear
Amulette DE Cartier Bracelet In Pink Gold & Mother Of Pear

As Cartier developed and popularized costume jewelry, she was never one to simplify her Cartier love jewelry. True to the Cartier image, the current direction under Karl Lagerfeld does not stray. In the Spring/Summer collection, Cartier runway models adorned their wrist in Cartier love bracelets. In the resort show, they were bedecked several chain Amulette de Cartier bracelets. While  used several stacked in Cartier juste un clou bracelets, Elie Saab opted for a similar effect, but simplified. The golden cuff complimented the blush tones of her 1970s-inspired designs.


Hermes Pop H Narrow Pendant Necklace In Blue Enamel With Yellow Gold Plating
Hermes Pop H Narrow Pendant Necklace In Blue Enamel With Yellow Gold Plating

True to trend, the statement necklaces of the show were either dazzling and ornate or striking yet minimal. At Oscar de la Renta, the pretty patterns and colors were complimented by equally colorful and beautiful Hermes jewelry pieces. Our favorite was a beautiful floarl design in yellows and blues. Ralph Lauren made a minimalist statement with large, Hermes Pop H pendant necklaces that matched the shades of his diverse color palette.