By Judy Thorburn
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Simon G. Jewelry presents star studded ‘Summer Soiree’ at The Venetian Las Vegas

On June 5, The Venetian pool deck was the setting for “Summer Soiree” a star studded musical evening presented by Simon G. Jewelry. Host for the invitation only gala event was TV personality and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Melissa Rycroft-Strickland with musical performances by R& B singer Robin Thicke, emerging Las Vegas country artist CJ Goldner, Dr. Hollywood and and a highly anticipated performance by “90210” actress, Jessica Lowndes who wore Simon G. Jewelry in support of the event.

The evening with the stars featured the launch of Simon G.’s sustainable line of jewelry with proceeds of its sales to benefit Global Green U.S.A. The goal of Global Green is to create healthy “green” schools across the country that are built with non toxic materials and use more natural daylight and air.

Other celebrities in attendance were: Simon G with his wife and sons, actor/model Gilles Marini (TV's Brothers and Sisters) TV personalities Giuliana & Bill Rancic, legendary football star Warren Sapp, “Dancing With The Stars” pros Anna Trebunskaya and & Jonathan Roberts, actress Emily Van Kamp (Brothers and Sisters), actress Krysten Ritter, actor Ivan Sergei (Starz' Gravity), The City reality star Erin Lucas, Real Housewives of New York City reality star Kelly Bensimon, actress Nikki Reed (Twilight Saga: Eclipse), actress Finola Hughes, and mother and daughter celebrity socialites Lisa and Brittny Gastineau.

Fans of Simon G. Jewelry included Nikki Reed, who was adorned in earrings, bangles, and a necklace from Simon G. Jewelry alongside Guiliana Rancic and Kelly Bensimon, Erin Lucas who also wore gorgeous, bling pieces from the collection. Melissa Rycroft-Strickland was pleased to announce that her engagement ring and both her and her husband's matching wedding bands were from Simon G. Gilles Marini was so taken by the jewelry that he purchased a new wedding band for his wife (who was not in attendance).

Jessica Lowndes made her debut performance opening for a sultry Robin Thicke who inspired everyone to get loose on the dance floor. Dancing with Stars alumni Anna Trebunskaya and husband Jonathan Roberts did an intimate slow dance for the crowd, while sexy Gilles Marini flaunted his moves with Kelly Bensimon, Anna Trebunskaya, Erin Lucas, Emily Van Kamp, and Finola Hughes. Melissa Rycroft and husband Tye Strickland where spotted in the corner cuddling and slow dancing throughout the night.

Thirty years in business, Simon G Jewelry is a family owned and operated manufacturing jewelry designer noted for staying ahead of the curve in terms of design. Its designs have won numerous awards and are recognized by the incorporation of various precious metals combined with natural fancy colored diamonds. Simon G has created a reputation for producing an extremely well crafted product that appeals to the eye and budget of most jewelry consumers and was named the fourth best selling bridal brand and number six most requested bridal brand, in a survey conducted by “JCK”, the renowned industry publication.

Photos credit: Stephen Thorburn (unless otherwise indicated)

Simon Ghanimanian

Sylvia Ghanimanian, Simon Ghanimanian, Zaven Ghanimanian and Hratch Ghanimanian

Kelly Bensimon
Photo credit: Judy Thorburn

Emily Van Kamp

Doc Hollywood

Finola Hughes

CJ Goldner

Gilles Marini

Joe Manganiello

Anna Trebunskaya

Anna Trebunskaya
Photo credit: Judy Thorburn

Erin Lucas


Erin Lucas
Photo credit: Judy Thorburn

Ivan Sergei
Photo credit: Judy Thorburn

Ivan Sergei and Simon Ghanimanian

Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter
Photo credit: Judy Thorburn

Giuliana Rancic
Photo credit: Judy Thorburn


Bill Rancic

Nikki Reed

Tye Strickland and Melissa Ryecroft

Melissa Ryecroft

Jessica Lowndes

Warren Sapp

Brittny and Lisa Gastineau

CJ Goldner

Doc Hollywood

Jessica Lowndes

Robin Thicke

Matt Peterson of Global Green

Anna Trebunskaya and her husband dance to Robin Thicke

Erin Lucas dances with Gilles Marini

Anna Trebunskaya and her husband

Emily Van Kamp dances with Gilles Marini


Performance artists

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