They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Well, we might beg to differ! Our best friends are bright opal, cool turquoise and stunning aquamarine. When Irene Neuwirth, jewelry designer and long-time friend, called on us to be her date to this year’s CFDA awards — we were floored. There’s no way we will miss this opportunity to celebrate our dearest friend in her accomplishment as one of the nominees for Accessory Designer of the Year.

What made the night extra special was that, as an homage to Irene and our friendship, we brought out the set of cufflinks that Irene made for us when Nate and I got married in 2014. They were one-of-a-kind mismatched yellow gold cufflinks with raw diamonds that were just too precious to describe.

From dancing on table tops, spicy margaritas and staring out into the views of New York City — we couldn’t have asked for a more magical night with the best of company. More snapshots from our night with Irene at the CFDA Awards from Vogue here.