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Kwiat Spotlights Brilliant Creators in Timeless Diamonds for Their New Campaign

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It was a night of celebrating brilliance -- Kwiat launches “Brilliant Creators,” their first on-model campaign on October 18th.


This 21st-century jewelry company selected trailblazers to showcase for their contributions and positive impact in the world through art, design, fashion, science, and entrepreneurship.

“Brilliant Creators is inspired by the creativity and excellence embodied by a diverse group of young creatives,” says a Kwiat spokesperson.

You’ll be able to find Kwiat on Madison Avenue, the home to many unique and extravagant boutique shops and jewelers. The jewelry company that has been around since 1907, making it this the 111th year they celebrate their family tradition of helping many discover the right diamond pieces for them. Friday night, they not only shared this remarkable milestone but also launched the campaign.

Detail, Kwiat diamond jewelry (Photo courtesy of Kwiat)

Kwiat CEO, Greg Kwiat, expresses the importance and purpose of “Brilliant Creators” in a press release. “Creativity and excellence are central to Kwiat, both as a brand and as a family,” he shares. “This campaign celebrates those values and the extraordinary people who exemplify them.”

“Brilliant Creators is inspired by the creativity and excellence embodied by a diverse group of young creatives,” says a Kwiat spokesperson.

Detail, Kwiat diamond necklace. (Photo courtesy of Kwiat)

“Creativity and excellence are central to Kwiat, both as a brand and as a family,” Kwiat shares. “This campaign celebrates those values and the extraordinary people who exemplify them.”

The “inaugural group” of Brilliant Creators includes Georgie Badiel, Darroch & Michael Putnam and Dr. Elizabeth Comen. Badiel is a model, author, and activist. Now, former Miss Africa, she is the founder of the Georgie Badiel Foundation, which strives to provide clean drinking water to West Africa. Dr. Comen is a leading Oncologist and breast cancer researcher at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York. Darroch and Michael are founders of world-renowned florist Putnam & Putnam. Their elegant, floral centerpieces were also showcased at the event.

Each of Kwiat’s Brilliant Creators is featured and photographed in diamond Essentials from the collection. “This includes beautiful diamond studs, pendants, line bracelets, Riviere necklaces, diamond strings, wedding bands and diamond engagement rings,” a Kwiat spokesperson comments. “These are the beautiful diamonds that Kwiat is known for, and we are showing them as they are worn today – by modern, inspiring and amazing individuals.” Their portraits were displayed during the launch of the campaign, hanging above selections of timeless diamonds.

Where can you find the collection?

The collection can be found on Kwiat’s website and @kwiatdiamonds. It will also be featured in their annual “Diamond Book” holiday catalog.

The following “Brilliant Creators” who were also featured in this campaign are: Iman Oubou, CEO and Founder of Swaay Media; Melissa Andre, Creative Director of Melissa Andre Design; Rachel Brown, American Musician, Singer and Songwriter; Sarah Lee & Christine Chang, Co-CEOs & Founders of Glow Recipe; Ashley Stark Kenner, Creative Director and Influencer; Nell Rebowe, Model & Neuroscientist; Noa Santos, CEO & Founder of Homepolish; Roxy Te, Founder of Society Social; Nicole Wegman, Founder of Ring Concierge.

Nell Rebowe, Cory Kwiat and Georgie Badiel. (Photo courtesy of Kwiat)

“These are the beautiful diamonds that Kwiat is known for, and we are showing them as they are worn today – by modern, inspiring and amazing individuals,” a Kwiat spokesperson comments.

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Tempted To Dial Your Ex: 5 Ways To Know Whether Or Not You Should Contact An Old Flame

Thinking of ringing up your ex during these uncertain times? Maybe you want an excuse to contact your ex, or maybe you genuinely feel the need to connect with someone on an emotional level. As a matchmaker and relationship expert, I was surprised at the start of the coronavirus quarantine when friends were telling me that they were contacting their exes! But as social distancing has grown to be more than a short-term situation, we must avoid seeking short-term solutions—and resist the urge to dial an ex.

It stands to reason that you would contact an ex for support. After all, who knows you and your fears better than an ex? This all translates into someone who you think can provide comfort and support. As a matchmaker, I already know that people can spark and ignite relationships virtually that can lead to offline love, but lonely singles didn't necessarily believe this or understand this initially, which drives them straight back to a familiar ex. You only need to tune into Love Is Blind to test this theory or look to Dina Lohan and her virtual boyfriend.

At the start of lockdown, singles were already feeling lonely. There were studies that said as much as 3 out of 4 people were lonely, and that was before lockdown. Singles were worried that dating someone was going to be off limits for a very long time. Now when you factor in a widespread pandemic and the psychological impact that hits when you have to be in isolation and can't see anyone but your takeout delivery person, we end up understanding this urge to contact an ex.

So, what should you do if you are tempted to ring up an old flame? How do you know if it's the wrong thing or the right thing to do in a time like this? Check out a few of my points before deciding on picking up that phone to text, much less call an ex.

Before You Dial The Ex...

First, you need to phone a friend! It's the person that got you through this breakup to begin with. Let them remind you of the good, the bad and the ugly before taking this first step and risk getting sucked back in.

What was the reason for your breakup? As I mentioned before, you could get sucked back in… but that might not be a bad thing. It depends; when you phoned that friend to remind you, did she remind you of good or bad things during the breakup? It's possible that you both just had to take jobs in different cities, and the breakup wasn't due to a problem in the relationship. Have these problems resolved if there were issues?

You want to come from a good place of reflection and not let bad habits make the choice for you.

Depending on the reason for the breakup, set your boundaries for how much contact beforehand. If there was abuse or toxic behaviors in the relationship, don't even go there. You can't afford to repeat this relationship again.

If you know you shouldn't be contacting this ex but feel lonely, set up a support system ahead of time. Set up activities or things to fall back on to resist the urge. Maybe you phone a different friend, join a virtual happy hour for singles, or binge watch Netflix. Anything else is acceptable, but don't phone that ex.

Write down your reasons for wanting to contact the ex. Ask yourself if this is worth the pain. Are you flea-bagging again, or is there a friendship to be had, which will provide you with genuine comfort? If it's the latter, it's okay to go there. If it's an excuse to go back together and make contact, don't.

Decide how far you are willing to take the relationship this time, without it being a rinse and repeat. If you broke up for reasons beyond your control, it's okay. If your ex was a serial cheater, phone a friend instead.

If there was abuse or toxic behaviors in the relationship, don't even go there. You can't afford to repeat this relationship again.

As life returns to a more normal state and you adjust to the new normal, we will slowly begin to notice more balance in our lives. You want to come from a good place of reflection and not let bad habits make the choice for you. Some do's and don'ts for this time would be:

  • Do: exercise ⁠— taking care of you is important during this time. It's self-care and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • Do: shower, brush your teeth, and get out of your sweats.
  • Don't: be a couch potato.
  • Don't: drink or eat excessively during this time. Again, remember to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Do: think positive thoughts everyday and write down the 3 things you are grateful for. Look at the impact of John Krasinksi's SGN. It's uplifting and when you feel good, you won't want to slide backwards.
  • Don't: contact a toxic ex. It's a backward move in a moment of uncertainty that could have a long term impact. Why continue flea bagging yourself?