By Ashley Bailey
To celebrate their multiple award nominations for the 2006 MTV VMA Awards this year, Missy Elliott and Ciara partnered with Whiteflash.com, a premier online diamond e-tailer, to host a pre-VMA party on August 29, 2006. Stylish New York tastemakers and celebrities like Missy Elliott, Ciara, Chamillionaire, Topher Grace, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Charlotte Ronson and DJ AM partied the night away to the tunes of DJ Sky Nellor at the luxuriously styled Cipriani’s 23rd Street for this exclusive star-studded event.
Miss Teen USA, Kate Blair & Miss USA, Tara Conner
“Whiteflash.com diamonds are the perfect accessory. Whether I am attending a black tie gala or just going out with my friends, I will always be wearing my Whiteflash bangles" -Tara Connor- Miss USA
"Whiteflash.com's collections are timeless. My colored diamond bangles are fun and fashion-forward." - Charlotte Ronson - Clothing Designer
"Whiteflash.com throws the best parties. I had a great time and look forward to wearing my bling at many other events." - Stephon Marbury of the New York Knicks
The highlight of the evening was the Whiteflash.com “Dripping in Diamonds Suite” at the center of the party. Bathed in brilliant spotlights, the suite was decorated with one-of-a-kind Whiteflash.com jewelry as well as a selection Zydo diamond jewelry (sold on Whiteflash’s web site) so that VIPs could dress themselves in diamonds and wear them for the remainder of the party. All the celebrities marveled at the quality of the jewelry and top picks of the night included a Whiteflash.com 5.17-carat “champaigne” ring (worth roughly $100,000) and a Zydo 3.89 carat diamond and turquoise butterfly pendant necklace (worth roughly $16,900). Other breath taking styles included an $85,800 14-carat diamond drop necklace from Whiteflash.com and an exquisite cognac and white diamond necklace, earring and ring suite worth $56,500 from Zydo. In total, over one million dollar’s worth of diamonds were displayed at the party, truly making it a “gem” of an evening.
Mike Satsky of Stereo & Stephon Marbury of the NBA
Before party goers were whisked away to the latest New York hotspot Stereo night club for the after-party, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Charlotte Ronson scored diamond and sapphire bangles (valued at $4000) and Ciara, Missy Elliott, Chamillionaire and Topher Grace received diamond and white gold dog tags courtesy of Whiteflash.com.
“As we are an online company, these parties and events are the perfect way to bring our jewelry to life,” said Debi Wexler, CEO of Whiteflash.com. “This was an amazing opportunity to throw a party for a stylish and talented group and I am happy that many got to take a piece of Whiteflash home with them.”
Ciara and Missy Elliott
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Star Magazine: Hot Pendant
Talk about military chic! Whiteflash.com's diamond dog tags are loaded with bling, featuring dazzling diamonds set on 18k-white gold. Blingy babes Missy Elliot and Ciara each own the pendant/diamonds_info.