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  • Minimal clothing – Maximum Jewellery!!!

    Diamond Engagement Rings with Jewellery Monthly
    Lionsorbet
    22 May 2015 | 4:38 am
    Jewellery is fast becoming the height of all fashion. It begs the question, is it the clothes that make the outfit or is it the jewellery? Do you dress according to the jewellery you wish to wear or choose your jewellery to match your clothes? Celebrities, as we know are the leading influence in our fashion today while jewellery has taken the industry by storm! High profile celebrities wearing different types of jewellery seem to be in every magazine, and, as with clothes, dictate the rise of certain trends. I think we would all agree that as much as a well put together outfit can be a great…
  • H. L. Lang & Co. to Close After 130 Years in Business

    JCK - Jewelry Industry News, Trends, and Analysis
    evesilind
    27 May 2015 | 7:24 pm
    The jewelry retailer is the one of the longest-running businesses in Staunton, Va. Fine jewelry shop H. L. Lang & Co., one of the most enduring stores in downtown Staunton, Va., is closing its doors after 130 years in business. Local website News Leader reported that the store’s current owner, Tom King, who turns 75 in August, will retire after shuttering the store in late June or early July. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. E-newsletter Date:  Thu, 2015-05-28 JCK Staff read more
  • 4 Cute Ways To Announce Your Engagement

    Designers and Diamonds
    Raymond Lee Jewelers
    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    “WE’RE ENGAGED!!!” It’s the text/snapchat/Facebook post everyone hopes to receive from their long-term relationship-bound bestie. But what if you’re the bestie? What if it’s your sparkly new ring on that very important finger? Chances are you’ve had a secret Pinterest board for quite some time now (no shade, just jealousy. I had to preemptively-pin in public like some sort of animal.) Chances are you have a pretty definitive seasonally-dependent line up of possible color schemes. Chances are you know damn well which flowers are verboten from all…
  • Pretty Crimp Bead Cover Examples

    Rena Klingenberg
    Rena Klingenberg
    25 May 2015 | 2:14 pm
    A while back, I shared my idea for covering unsightly crimp beads with large-hole beads in this tutorial: A Pretty […]
  • Crazy creative ring designs that will make you smile.

    Diamond Engagement Rings with Jewellery Monthly
    Lionsorbet
    15 May 2015 | 2:10 am
    We all love a classic beautiful ring on our finger but have you ever thought about wearing a ring that’s designed to make a statement about you? A ring that may not in many eyes be considered beautiful but speaks volume and is certainly eye-catching!! In this gallery, I have featured some of the most eccentric, expressive ring designs you could imagine! All of which are unique and although not necessarily for everyone may inspire your distinct personality, connecting with an individual’s creative side. Happy browsing! Credits with thanks Bottle opener ring Bunny ring Key ring I love…
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  • #JWLV On Blogs and Blogging OR The Blogger Talk #JCKTalks #JCKLasVegas

    28 May 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Just back from the Blogging Seminar - or - "The Power of Blogging" and I wanted to get a report out because I know you want to know how the girls did!STANDING ROOM ONLY!!!...which is a feat on its own but when the panel was held the day before JCK opens...I am impressed!In Brief here is how it went....in pictures!JCK's Mark Smelzer Introduced Diane who introduced the panelThe Ladies waiting in the wings First up the statuesque Monica "iDazzle" StephensonThe dynamic and gorgeous Barbara PalumboDrop the mike - DONE!Danielle "Gem Gossip" Miele changed the vibe by talking from her seat a…
  • #JWLV A Quick Wander Through AGTA... #AGTALV

    28 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Ran through the AGTA Show this morning and took some quick shots from the floor  - it is a little limited due to the AGTA ban on cameras on their show floor - so the only Vendors I can cover are personal friends.  You are so lucky that my friends ROCK!First up Philip Zahm - AGTA904This little Cats Eye Chrysoberyl winked at me from across the room!....and what a surprise to see Lithographie along the halls of AGTA....some of my favorite gem books!A trip to AGTA wouldn't be the same without a stop at PrimaGems  AGTA837 - between their amazing unheated Tanzanite and…
  • #JWLV Our First Walk Through Luxury #LuxuryByJCK

    28 May 2015 | 11:52 am
    Quick walk through LUXURY by JCK - this is the first of several trips through this curated wonderland of over 200 luxury vendors...LUXURY by JCK is made up of 220+ fine jewelry brands that are carefully curated for this invitation only event. From rows of the most dazzling diamonds in every color range to some of the rarest colored gems sitting next to modern high style pieces - there is a smattering of everything at Luxury by JCK.First up Jack Kelege  LUX300 - if you can get up to the booth to see their goods - it is worth the wait - busy - but really beautiful goods - I…
  • #LuxurybyJCK Retailer of the Year Finalists Announced At LUXURY by JCK #JWLV

    28 May 2015 | 10:42 am
    from Press ReleaseLUXURY Announces Retailer of the Year Finalists Shortly after opening its doors yesterday, JCK's LUXURY show announced the finalists for its prestigious Retailer of the Year Award. The finalists are: Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts, Dianna Rae Jewelry, G. Thrapp Jewelers, JR Dunn Jewelers, and Roberson's Fine Jewelry.The Retailer of the Year Award program was started in 2014 and looks to recognize excellence in retail service based on timely criteria. The 2015 finalists were chosen based on the theme of 'Redesigning Retail', which looks for aptitude in rising to the…
  • #LUXURYbyJCK Let's Take a Walk Through The Elite Enclave #JWLV

    26 May 2015 | 5:12 pm
    The Elite Enclave is a curated group of recognized designers and companies that are housed in the most romantic setting. Each year the room has a new theme - this year it is the "Anchors Aweigh" and you are swept away to brunch at the Yacht Club - the men have returned from the morning crew work out and everyone is lounging with cocktails. Resplendent in wood and Adirondack inspired furnishings with the team's Rower hung overhead!First stop - VTse - LUXEE13 - I am huge fan of this lady's design and her use of some of the less known gems - it takes guts to take on educating the buying…
 
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  • Lessons from Mad Men

    Michelle Graff
    22 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    I don’t have to start this post with a spoiler alert because I haven’t seen all of Mad Men yet. I’m still on season 6 so I don’t know what happened on Sunday night’s big series finale. And don’t spoil it for me either. With this wildly popular, and fantastically written, show drawing to a close (and with very few people likely to read this blog since it’s the Friday before a long weekend), I thought it’d be fun to talk about a few of business lessons I’ve gleaned from the episodes I’ve watched so far. The millennials aren’t the first generation with a…
  • On my list

    Hannah Connorton
    21 May 2015 | 6:59 am
    A week from today most of us will be in Las Vegas descending upon Couture, JCK and the Antique Jewelry & Watch Show. As I ready and prepare, making my appointments with new and known brands, there’ve been a few companies I’ve earmarked as a must-see after getting a sneak peek of what they’re unveiling. Below are three brands, and pieces of jewelry, that I’m excited to hold and try on in Vegas. Pamela Froman’s new Wedding Jewels collection is made in 18-karat pink, yellow, white, “chocolate” and “charcoal” gold with 22-karat gold and white diamonds, opaque gray diamonds,…
  • A gem lover’s gift

    Brecken Branstrator
    20 May 2015 | 6:49 am
    The science and natural history museums are some of my favorites. When I was younger, my parents used to take my siblings and me to our local Natural Science Center every couple of months, and I couldn’t get enough of the fact that I was basically allowed to play while I was learning (and it goes without saying that I was also in it for the rock candy.) So I was so happy when I recently heard the news that one fellow gem hound was donating a large sum of money to the Smithsonian exhibit that helps foster that exact feeling in others. Last month, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of…
  • Giving dealers a bad name

    Michelle Graff
    15 May 2015 | 8:01 am
    How is this for a memory that absolutely smacks of the 1980s: I am on the school bus on a warm day. All the windows are open (no A/C, of course) and there is an older boy from my neighborhood at the back with a boombox (cassette, of course) blasting the first single from Bon Jovi’s 1986 album Slippery When Wet. That song? You Give Love a Bad Name, which was the band’s first No. 1 hit and remained on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for six months. Why am I bringing this up today, other than to give members of my generation a fine dose of 80s nostalgia? I do it because the idea of the song—a…
  • Editor’s picks, JA edition

    Hannah Connorton
    12 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Jewelers of America held its annual press preview in their downtown office yesterday, which also happens to be the same office where National Jeweler is located (JA acquired the publication earlier this year), making for an easy commute to see some great jewels. Designers and brands showcased in the preview included new designer Doryn Wallach, Gumuchian, Rona Fisher and pieces from Jewelry Television. Below are my favorite pieces from the event.   Doryn Wallach’s 18-karat yellow matte gold “Gladiator” rings, with bezel-set white diamonds ($11,175) and bezel-set black diamonds ($4,600).
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    JCK - Jewelry Industry News, Trends, and Analysis

  • Signet Sees 3.6 Percent Comp Rise

    lsachon
    28 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    Signet is becoming a juggernaut, producing yet another set of solid results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 (ended May 2). The company’s overall comps rose 3.6 percent, and each division saw increases: - Its U.K. Signet is becoming a juggernaut, producing yet another set of solid results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 (ended May 2). Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
  • John Orrico Named Chief Operating Officer at Frederick Goldman

    lsachon
    28 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    Frederick Goldman has appointed John Orrico its first chief operating officer, a newly created position for the company.Orrico has been with the company since 2012 and was most recently the executive vice president of operations. Previously, he was a senior vice president at Birks & Mayors and group vice president at Tiffany & Co. Frederick Goldman has appointed John Orrico to be its first chief operating officer, a newly created position for the company. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
  • H. L. Lang & Co. to Close After 130 Years in Business

    evesilind
    27 May 2015 | 7:24 pm
    The jewelry retailer is the one of the longest-running businesses in Staunton, Va. Fine jewelry shop H. L. Lang & Co., one of the most enduring stores in downtown Staunton, Va., is closing its doors after 130 years in business. Local website News Leader reported that the store’s current owner, Tom King, who turns 75 in August, will retire after shuttering the store in late June or early July. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. E-newsletter Date:  Thu, 2015-05-28 JCK Staff read more
  • Theo Fennell Gets Loan From Gordon Brothers Europe

    rbates
    27 May 2015 | 11:09 am
    Upscale British jeweler Theo Fennell has received a £1.2 million term loan (about $1.8 million) from Gordon Brothers Europe.The loan was provided in conjunction with a new senior facility from an unnamed U.K.-based lender. The loan will be used to support the working capital needs and future growth of the business. The company sells both jewelry and silverware, generally with unusual or imaginative designs. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
  • Company Grows 10 Carat Synthetic Diamond

    rbates
    27 May 2015 | 11:01 am
    It is still not clear if the market for lab-grown diamonds is getting bigger, but the diamonds themselves sure are.St. Petersburg, Russia–based New Diamond Technology has set what is assuredly a new benchmark by growing a 10.02 ct. square emerald-cut diamond with the HPHT (high pressure high temperature) method. The stone was cut from a 32.2 ct. piece of man-made rough that was created in less than 300 hours.IGI Hong Kong graded the type IIa stone as VS1 clarity, E color, with a very good–excellent finish. St. Petersburg, Russia–based New Diamond Technology has set what…
 
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  • #JWLV On Blogs and Blogging OR The Blogger Talk #JCKTalks #JCKLasVegas

    Robyn Hawk
    28 May 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Just back from the Blogging Seminar - or - "The Power of Blogging" and I wanted to get a report out because I know you want to know how the girls did!STANDING ROOM ONLY!!!...which is a feat on its own but when the panel was held the day before JCK open...
  • #JWLV A Quick Wander Through AGTA… #AGTALV

    Robyn Hawk
    28 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Ran through the AGTA Show this morning and took some quick shots from the floor  - it is a little limited due to the AGTA ban on cameras on their show floor - so the only Vendors I can cover are personal friends.  You are so lucky that my fri...
  • #JWLV Our First Walk Through Luxury #LuxuryByJCK

    Robyn Hawk
    28 May 2015 | 11:52 am
    Quick walk through LUXURY by JCK - this is the first of several trips through this curated wonderland of over 200 luxury vendors...LUXURY by JCK is made up of 220+ fine jewelry brands that are carefully curated for this invitation only event. From rows...
  • The Winged Pig Eats the Elephant

    noelyovovich
    28 May 2015 | 10:46 am
    It’s been a while since I felt I had anything worth writing here, but it seems like time now. I’ve taken a decisive step—I have left my job. Yay! And, YIKES. One of the results of my current situation is I have an itchy, red rash that waxes and wanes with my degree of anxiety […]
  • #LuxurybyJCK Retailer of the Year Finalists Announced At LUXURY by JCK #JWLV

    Robyn Hawk
    28 May 2015 | 10:42 am
    from Press ReleaseLUXURY Announces Retailer of the Year Finalists Shortly after opening its doors yesterday, JCK's LUXURY show announced the finalists for its prestigious Retailer of the Year Award. The finalists are: Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts, Dianna Rae Jewelry, G. Thrapp Jewelers, JR Dunn Jewelers, and Roberson's Fine Jewelry.The Retailer of the Year Award program was started in 2014 and looks to recognize excellence in retail service based on timely criteria. The 2015 finalists were chosen based on the theme of 'Redesigning Retail', which looks for aptitude in rising to the…
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    JCK - Jewelry Industry News, Trends, and Analysis

  • Signet Sees 3.6 Percent Comp Rise

    lsachon
    28 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    Signet is becoming a juggernaut, producing yet another set of solid results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 (ended May 2). The company’s overall comps rose 3.6 percent, and each division saw increases: - Its U.K. Signet is becoming a juggernaut, producing yet another set of solid results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 (ended May 2). Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
  • John Orrico Named Chief Operating Officer at Frederick Goldman

    lsachon
    28 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    Frederick Goldman has appointed John Orrico its first chief operating officer, a newly created position for the company.Orrico has been with the company since 2012 and was most recently the executive vice president of operations. Previously, he was a senior vice president at Birks & Mayors and group vice president at Tiffany & Co. Frederick Goldman has appointed John Orrico to be its first chief operating officer, a newly created position for the company. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
  • H. L. Lang & Co. to Close After 130 Years in Business

    evesilind
    27 May 2015 | 7:24 pm
    The jewelry retailer is the one of the longest-running businesses in Staunton, Va. Fine jewelry shop H. L. Lang & Co., one of the most enduring stores in downtown Staunton, Va., is closing its doors after 130 years in business. Local website News Leader reported that the store’s current owner, Tom King, who turns 75 in August, will retire after shuttering the store in late June or early July. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. E-newsletter Date:  Thu, 2015-05-28 JCK Staff read more
  • Theo Fennell Gets Loan From Gordon Brothers Europe

    rbates
    27 May 2015 | 11:09 am
    Upscale British jeweler Theo Fennell has received a £1.2 million term loan (about $1.8 million) from Gordon Brothers Europe.The loan was provided in conjunction with a new senior facility from an unnamed U.K.-based lender. The loan will be used to support the working capital needs and future growth of the business. The company sells both jewelry and silverware, generally with unusual or imaginative designs. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
  • Company Grows 10 Carat Synthetic Diamond

    rbates
    27 May 2015 | 11:01 am
    It is still not clear if the market for lab-grown diamonds is getting bigger, but the diamonds themselves sure are.St. Petersburg, Russia–based New Diamond Technology has set what is assuredly a new benchmark by growing a 10.02 ct. square emerald-cut diamond with the HPHT (high pressure high temperature) method. The stone was cut from a 32.2 ct. piece of man-made rough that was created in less than 300 hours.IGI Hong Kong graded the type IIa stone as VS1 clarity, E color, with a very good–excellent finish. St. Petersburg, Russia–based New Diamond Technology has set what…
 
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  • I Wrapped My Wrists in Diamonds With These Bracelets at JCK LUXURY 2015

    28 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    I finally touched down in Las Vegas on the last invitation-only day of JCK’s 2015 LUXURY show, and immediately got down to the business of trend-hunting. Now, as I sit in my hotel room soaking my feet—remember what I said about bringing multiple pairs of shoes? I’ve burned through one (and some skin!) already—I’m thinking of one stone that dominated my day more than any other: diamonds.Among the many exciting trends I’m keeping track of (more on that later),...
  • JCK Las Vegas 2015: A Retail/Tech Editor’s Itinerary

    28 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    I’m writing this post from a middle seat on a budget airline, my laptop cruelly jabbing into my abdomen as I type.But no matter! I’m well on my way to the greatest jewelry trade show on earth—JCK Las Vegas. And for that, I will gladly withstand a minor stint in a sardine can. As a lifelong lover of jewelry and design, I adore seeing all the latest collections in Vegas. But as JCK’s senior editor covering retail and technology, my attention is split evenly between the wares being...
  • The Earring Style Reference Guide: 5 Looks You Must Know to Sell

    28 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    For years, all jewelers really needed to know about earrings were the basics: studs, hoops, or drop styles for those with pierced ears, and clip-on varieties for those whose lobes weren’t pierced. But there’s a whole new crop of styles—cuffs, climbers, front-to-backs, modern jackets, and mismatched pairs—that jewelers need to know about because they’re chic, whimsical, and irresistible to shoppers.To help you identify these looks at the shows this week in Las Vegas, here is a visual guide...
  • (Accidental) Promo Watch: The Deer in the Jewelry Store

    27 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Snow Gold jewelry store in Neptune, N.J., got some unexpected press this week after a deer crashed through its storefront window.Surveillance video shows the deer crash through the front window and crawl under a large window-facing jewelry case before taking a few frantic laps around the store. It exited through another window, leaving the shopkeepers to clean up the mess of blood and broken furniture.Damage was minimal (the windows were replaced by the landlord and two chairs need...
  • 6 Thoughts on the Apple Watch, Following a Month of Wear

    27 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    Michael Schechter isn’t just a self-professed Apple fanboy; he is also member of our industry, as digital marketing manager for Richline Group (and an occasional columnist for JCK).His company, Richline, has wholeheartedly embraced the world of wearables. At the JCK show tomorrow, Richline will be holding a walk-in exhibit on wearables from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as a panel discussion on the topic, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. More information here. Richline is also introducing a slew of new...
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  • I Wrapped My Wrists in Diamonds With These Bracelets at JCK LUXURY 2015

    28 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    I finally touched down in Las Vegas on the last invitation-only day of JCK’s 2015 LUXURY show, and immediately got down to the business of trend-hunting. Now, as I sit in my hotel room soaking my feet—remember what I said about bringing multiple pairs of shoes? I’ve burned through one (and some skin!) already—I’m thinking of one stone that dominated my day more than any other: diamonds.Among the many exciting trends I’m keeping track of (more on that later),...
  • JCK Las Vegas 2015: A Retail/Tech Editor’s Itinerary

    28 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    I’m writing this post from a middle seat on a budget airline, my laptop cruelly jabbing into my abdomen as I type.But no matter! I’m well on my way to the greatest jewelry trade show on earth—JCK Las Vegas. And for that, I will gladly withstand a minor stint in a sardine can. As a lifelong lover of jewelry and design, I adore seeing all the latest collections in Vegas. But as JCK’s senior editor covering retail and technology, my attention is split evenly between the wares being...
  • The Earring Style Reference Guide: 5 Looks You Must Know to Sell

    28 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    For years, all jewelers really needed to know about earrings were the basics: studs, hoops, or drop styles for those with pierced ears, and clip-on varieties for those whose lobes weren’t pierced. But there’s a whole new crop of styles—cuffs, climbers, front-to-backs, modern jackets, and mismatched pairs—that jewelers need to know about because they’re chic, whimsical, and irresistible to shoppers.To help you identify these looks at the shows this week in Las Vegas, here is a visual guide...
  • (Accidental) Promo Watch: The Deer in the Jewelry Store

    27 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Snow Gold jewelry store in Neptune, N.J., got some unexpected press this week after a deer crashed through its storefront window.Surveillance video shows the deer crash through the front window and crawl under a large window-facing jewelry case before taking a few frantic laps around the store. It exited through another window, leaving the shopkeepers to clean up the mess of blood and broken furniture.Damage was minimal (the windows were replaced by the landlord and two chairs need...
  • 6 Thoughts on the Apple Watch, Following a Month of Wear

    27 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    Michael Schechter isn’t just a self-professed Apple fanboy; he is also member of our industry, as digital marketing manager for Richline Group (and an occasional columnist for JCK).His company, Richline, has wholeheartedly embraced the world of wearables. At the JCK show tomorrow, Richline will be holding a walk-in exhibit on wearables from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as a panel discussion on the topic, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. More information here. Richline is also introducing a slew of new...
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    JCK - Jewelry Industry News, Trends, and Analysis

  • Signet Sees 3.6 Percent Comp Rise

    lsachon
    28 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    Signet is becoming a juggernaut, producing yet another set of solid results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 (ended May 2). The company’s overall comps rose 3.6 percent, and each division saw increases: - Its U.K. Signet is becoming a juggernaut, producing yet another set of solid results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 (ended May 2). Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
  • John Orrico Named Chief Operating Officer at Frederick Goldman

    lsachon
    28 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    Frederick Goldman has appointed John Orrico its first chief operating officer, a newly created position for the company.Orrico has been with the company since 2012 and was most recently the executive vice president of operations. Previously, he was a senior vice president at Birks & Mayors and group vice president at Tiffany & Co. Frederick Goldman has appointed John Orrico to be its first chief operating officer, a newly created position for the company. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
  • H. L. Lang & Co. to Close After 130 Years in Business

    evesilind
    27 May 2015 | 7:24 pm
    The jewelry retailer is the one of the longest-running businesses in Staunton, Va. Fine jewelry shop H. L. Lang & Co., one of the most enduring stores in downtown Staunton, Va., is closing its doors after 130 years in business. Local website News Leader reported that the store’s current owner, Tom King, who turns 75 in August, will retire after shuttering the store in late June or early July. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. E-newsletter Date:  Thu, 2015-05-28 JCK Staff read more
  • Theo Fennell Gets Loan From Gordon Brothers Europe

    rbates
    27 May 2015 | 11:09 am
    Upscale British jeweler Theo Fennell has received a £1.2 million term loan (about $1.8 million) from Gordon Brothers Europe.The loan was provided in conjunction with a new senior facility from an unnamed U.K.-based lender. The loan will be used to support the working capital needs and future growth of the business. The company sells both jewelry and silverware, generally with unusual or imaginative designs. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
  • Company Grows 10 Carat Synthetic Diamond

    rbates
    27 May 2015 | 11:01 am
    It is still not clear if the market for lab-grown diamonds is getting bigger, but the diamonds themselves sure are.St. Petersburg, Russia–based New Diamond Technology has set what is assuredly a new benchmark by growing a 10.02 ct. square emerald-cut diamond with the HPHT (high pressure high temperature) method. The stone was cut from a 32.2 ct. piece of man-made rough that was created in less than 300 hours.IGI Hong Kong graded the type IIa stone as VS1 clarity, E color, with a very good–excellent finish. St. Petersburg, Russia–based New Diamond Technology has set what…
 
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    Jewelry Making Journal

  • How Do I Turn Many Interests Into One Business?

    Alicia Rivera
    27 May 2015 | 9:26 pm
    by Olivia Murphy. I’ve been dealing with so much gifted Talents it got me spinning around in circles. I can draw portraits. I like scrapbooking, Mosaic Art, Watercolor, Pastel, Spray Paint Art, making different things and now I’m stuck on making jewelry. How do I get it all out there to sale. Can you please […]
  • Green Chips and Olive Pearls Necklace Set

    Alicia Rivera
    26 May 2015 | 9:13 pm
    by Boysie E Brown. (United States) This is a handmade double strand beaded necklace with dangling earrings. It has a look of it’s own. I made this set with red smooth acrylic beads, green chip beads and olive green glass pearl beads. I used wire to string beads and silver poles and ear hooks for […]
  • Pink Lady’s Booth in a Sea of Black

    Alicia Rivera
    26 May 2015 | 9:06 pm
    by Nancy-Lee Thomas. (Mount Olive, North Carolina USA) When I started attending craft shows and fairs, I noticed just how many people used black tablecloths. I wanted to be different. I wanted to stand out among the sea of black, so I chose pink for my tablecloths. Now when folks come to find me, they […]
  • Branding Your Jewelry Through Packaging

    Alicia Rivera
    26 May 2015 | 8:57 pm
    by Susan Anderson. Packaging provides me with an additional means to brand my jewelry. My goal is to make the packaging look appealing, while consistent with my style and to give them a way to contact me later. My jewelry is earthy so I selected a tone to keep with that imaging. I created tags […]
  • Packaging With A Narrative

    Alicia Rivera
    26 May 2015 | 8:40 pm
    by Glenda Munguia. (Humble, Texas USA) After reading the collaborative project of Boats with Gossamer Waves by Robert Dancik and Seth Lee Savarick in the book Polymer Clay Master Class; I was inspired by Robert’s idea of writing a narrative for the project they had done, and how it had helped Seth keep a vision […]
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    Jewelry News

  • Daily Dividend Report: HPQ, TIF, MCK, DG, BDC, DRH

    29 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    HP has declared a regular cash dividend of $0.176 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend, the third in HP's fiscal year 2015, is payable on July 1, 2015, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 10, 2015.
  • Wealthy Chinese heading abroad to buy diamonds without scrutiny

    29 May 2015 | 1:12 am
    Tiffany & Co said it continued to experience softness in Hong Kong and Macau as it believed some Chinese tourists had been travelling to and shopping in other regions. Wealthy Chinese who made their country into the world's second-biggest market for diamonds are now increasingly travelling abroad to buy the stones, at a time when ostentatious purchases are frowned upon at home.
  • Rapaport TradeWire May 29, 2015

    28 May 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Sentiment improves as JCK Las Vegas show opens. Stable prices for select categories with shortages supporting the market.
  • Press Release: Excelsior Prepares to Fill Lending Gap in Diamond, Jewelry Industry

    28 May 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Press Release: Excelsior Capital Ventures LLC, founded by industry leader Nehal Modi, is in the process of a significant capital increase targeted solely for deployment in the diamond and jewelry manufacturing/wholesaling sectors. ECV will provide loans securitized by diamond and precious metal inventories.
  • Fossil: A Joel Greenblatt Bargain Stock

    28 May 2015 | 11:37 am
    Fossil Group designs, markets and distributes consumer fashion accessories. Founded in 1984, Fossil offers men's and women's fashion watches and jewelry, handbags, small leather goods, belts, sunglasses, soft accessories and select apparel.
 
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  • Reclaiming the Sierra 2015 Conference Summary

    Marc Choyt
    5 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Last week, April 20-21, over 200 experts in their field came together at California State University, Sacramento, to address the issue of the ongoing impacts from legacy mines in California. This bi-annual conference, presented by nonprofit organization The Sierra Fund (TSF) of Nevada City, was attended by local, State, and Federal level agencies, technical experts,
  • Reclaiming the Sierra 2015 focuses on multiple benefits of legacy mine reclamation in California’s Gold Country

    Marc Choyt
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:57 pm
    The ecological footprint of the California Gold Rush, the phenomenon that put our State on the map is vast and spans a significant time frame. The Sierra Fund’s third bi-annual conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2015: The New Gold Rush, April 20-21 at California State University Sacramento, will devote an entire conference track to exploring restoration
  • Addressing California’s Oldest Environmental Pollution

    Marc Choyt
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    Here’s more info on the upcoming Sierra Fund conference.  The way the miners acted in California before regulations in 1975 is just like how many Jr. Canadian Mining companies operate today in the developing world, leaving massive amounts of mercury and equipment.  Marc Choyt, FJA USA.  The history of mining regulation (or lack thereof) has shaped
  • Interest in Fairtrade gold grows in 2015 In The UK

    Marc Choyt
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    Editors note: Here’s the press release from Fair Trade International about their “I Do” campaign.  The US is unfortunately years behind this type of campaign because, with the exception of Hoover and Strong, all the big suppliers really care about is creating the appearance of doing something (recycled metals… big deal)  to hide the fact
  • Is The Jewelers Vigilance Committee new “Ethical Summit” ethical?

    Greg Valerio
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    In another frank and to the point article Dana Schorr tackles head on, the ongoing political manoeuvrings in the gemstone world. All the opinions expressed in this article are attributable to the author only. Enjoy the read.   It’s like a bad horror film – you believe the creature is dead but it grabs your
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  • Institute sounds alert on treated diamonds

    27 May 2015 | 4:51 am
    Diamond traders have been stunned by the recent Gemological Institute of America laboratory alert concerning 500 diamonds recently submitted with an undisclosed, temporary treatment that improved the color by as much as three grades. In a release dated May 12, the independent nonprofit organization, recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology, informed traders that the treatment involved colorless to near-colorless diamonds submitted primarily to the GIA grading laboratory in Ramat Gan, Israel.
  • Institute sounds alert on treated diamonds

    26 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Diamond traders have been stunned by the recent Gemological Institute of America laboratory alert concerning 500 diamonds recently submitted with an undisclosed, temporary treatment that improved the color by as much as three grades. In a release dated May 12, the independent nonprofit organization, recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology, informed traders that the treatment involved colorless to near-colorless diamonds submitted primarily to the GIA grading laboratory in Ramat Gan, Israel.
  • Quality Trinocular Stereo Zoom Microscope for sale

    22 May 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Stereo microscopes are also known as low magnification and dissecting microscopes. BS-3500 Stereo Zoom Microscopes offer high quality 3D images throughout the zoom range.
  • PJC jewelry program holds awards ceremony

    20 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    An awards and recognition ceremony was held Thursday, May 14 for students attending Paris Junior College's Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology. Winners of the Stuller Awards for Excellence included, from left, Beverly Gilbert, Lily Marie Kauffeld Ellicott, Chengzhou Liang, and Alexandro Reyes.
  • Jewelry Television Launches New JTV Experience Event

    14 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Jewelry Television , will premiere their new summer JTV Experience at their headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn. This week-long event combines JTVs Jewel School Customer Appreciation Workshop and the Gem Lovers Conference.
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  • 'Traps n' Gemstones' and Dozens of Other Games Are on Sale Right Now - Touch Arcade

    26 May 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Touch Arcade'Traps n' Gemstones' and Dozens of Other Games Are on Sale Right NowTouch ArcadeWhile there's lots of sales that happen before any big holiday, such as Memorial Day, there's still a few stragglers and even some new sales that have popped up after the fact. The big one is Traps n Gemstones [$0.99] which is on a sale down from $4.99 and more »
  • Gold Award-winning iPad and iPhone metroidvania platformer Traps n ... - Pocket Gamer

    26 May 2015 | 2:08 am
    Gold Award-winning iPad and iPhone metroidvania platformer Traps n Pocket GamerGold Award-winning Metroidvania platformer Traps n' Gemstones is dirt cheap on the App Store right now, so you've got no excuse not to give it a crack. The game sees you leading an Indiana Jones-style adventurer through a series of puzzling platform ...
  • Finding value in the sparkle: A career in gemology - Hindustan Times

    22 May 2015 | 3:22 am
    Hindustan TimesFinding value in the sparkle: A career in gemologyHindustan TimesThe courses provide basic information regarding identification of different gemstones. To apply for any of the diploma programmes, you must be a graduate in any discipline. Some art and design colleges, with jewellery designing, offer gemology as a
  • The Om factor: the feel-good power of gemstones - Financial Times

    8 May 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Financial TimesThe Om factor: the feel-good power of gemstonesFinancial TimesShamans, diviners and healers have long believed in the powers of gemstones. And so, increasingly it seems, do we. Many of us choose to wear talismans and amulets as pendants, or carry with us birthstones or bits of crystal that we find emotionally ...
  • Gemstones Explains How Jay Z & Chilly Inspired Lupe Fiasco's "Just Might Be OK" - HipHopDX

    8 May 2015 | 11:12 am
    HipHopDXGemstones Explains How Jay Z & Chilly Inspired Lupe Fiasco's "Just Might Be OK"HipHopDXUnder the name Gemstones( a change noticeable on Lupe's follow-up The Cool), he transitioned out of 1st & 15th before setting out to make a name for himself and reaffirming his Christian faith. Several mixtapes and years later, Gemstones finally
 
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  • The Earring Style Reference Guide: 5 Looks You Must Know to Sell

    28 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    For years, all jewelers really needed to know about earrings were the basics: studs, hoops, or drop styles for those with pierced ears, and clip-on varieties for those whose lobes weren’t pierced. But there’s a whole new crop of styles—cuffs, climbers, front-to-backs, modern jackets, and mismatched pairs—that jewelers need to know about because they’re chic, whimsical, and irresistible to shoppers.To help you identify these looks at the shows this week in Las Vegas, here is a visual guide...
  • Debuting at Couture 2015: Suzanne Kalan’s Devoted Diamond Commitment Rings

    27 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    The commitment category is a natural progression for Suzanne Kalan’s baguette-cut diamond styles, so fans attending Couture should visit her booth no. 908 to see her new Devoted collection in person.Spoiler alert: They are just as gorgeous as the fashion pieces!Made in 18k white, rose, and yellow gold, some 25 SKUs are available as well as some one-of-a-kinds. Thus far, the largest center stone set has been 3 cts., but “everything is possible,” Kalan tells JCK. “We can design around a...
  • 12 Lines I Can’t Wait to See During Las Vegas Jewelry Week

    26 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    It’s day 1 of JCK LUXURY 2015—the first show of North America’s unofficial jewelry week—and I’m ready to see new work! The shows that take place this week are important to so many: me for market work and writing articles, buyers for selecting holiday inventory, and designers for paying their bills.While I look forward to stopping by as many booths as I can and being delighted by the myriad design surprises that await, I did have an opportunity to do a little early research on some of the...
  • Live From JCK LUXURY 2015: Siegelson Returns to the American Show Circuit

    26 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    After 10 years away from American trade shows, Lee Siegelson is back. The president of Siegelson, the New York City–based jeweler known for snagging enviable styles—like the Cole Porter aquamarine and ruby belt with buckle necklace designed by Fulco di Verdura, for Paul Flato, ca. 1935—from private buyers has hung a shingle at JCK LUXURY booth no. 1033. Here, he talks about his return and why retailers might want to drop by to see his antique jewelry, gemstones, objets d’art, and pieces...
  • Debuting at Couture 2015: Hera’s Eighteen K Jewelry Collection

    26 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    If you’ve loved Hera Arkarakas’ signature marquise silhouette (inspired by the feathers on a peackock, the Greek goddess of marriage’s protector) in silver with 18k gold accents, you might love seeing its new warmer look in all karat gold.Debuting this week at the Couture show in booth #208 is the Toronto, Canada–based Hera’s new Eighteen K collection in 18k yellow, rose, and white gold styles. There are 33 SKUs in the collection set with negative-space designs and a variety of...
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  • The trouble with Facebook – Social Media Series

    GennaDelaney
    20 May 2015 | 1:15 am
    I’ve been doing some research into how to use my social media platforms better and would like to share with you some information that I have found. I’m going to start writing a Social Media Series with information and tips that I’ve found. This week it’s about notifications, the lack of people who actually see my page who follow me and having a little rant about Facebook. The trouble with Facebook Notifications So recently I realised that my Facebook posts are not reaching as many people as they once used to. To date, I have 1181 ‘likers’ of my Genna Design page…
  • Fancy a fun day out?

    GennaDelaney
    14 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    Fancy a fun day out in Glasgow? It’s been a while since I’ve exhibited in Glasgow so I’ve decided to try out some new fairs and I’d like to invite you to come along. Do you fancy a fun day out for all the family and want to do something different? My first fair will be the Art Fusion, Gala Day on Sunday 31st May on Gibson Street, as part of the Glasgow West End Festival. (yes this is an outside event so bring your brolly just encase!) The concept behind Art Fusion comes from the idea of bringing together different disciplines, backgrounds, philosophies, ideas,…
  • We’re hiring a Jewellery Intern

    GennaDelaney
    3 May 2015 | 7:17 am
    Are you a jewellery designer/jewellery student, who is still studying at art school or college? Do you live in Scotland and would like to gain valuable experience of what it is like to run your own creative business? Then get in touch with Genna Design. We’re hiring a jewellery Intern for the period of June, July and August.   This unique opportunity of our Jewellery Internship is listed on the University of Dundee website and can be seen here. Genna is offering a unique opportunity to gain making experience, learning new techniques to expand your jewellery making skills. You will…
  • Finding The Perfect Engagement Ring

    GennaDelaney
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:23 am
    Choosing or Finding an Engagement Ring can be tricky and can take a bit of time. So as an experienced jewellery designer who has made a lot of rings for individual clients, I thought I would share with you some helpful tips and things to consider when choosing and finding the perfect engagement ring. Do you want a ready made ring from a highstreet jewellers such as Goldsmiths, Hendersons, BeaverBrooks, etc, who stock lots of rings that other people have bought? They have trays of the same ring which are in different sizes. Or do you want something unique and handmade especially for your…
  • Jewellery SALE!!!!!

    GennaDelaney
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:48 am
    The Winter blues have past and we’re starting to get into the better weather and brighter nights. Now it’s the time of year to clear out and make way for new designs so….. Here it is!!!!! A special gift from Genna Design. We’re having a Spring Jewellery SALE and everything is half price or less. There’s 30 items of handmade limited edition jewellery‬ at BARGAIN prices. There’s only one of each piece, so grab them while you can.     Below are some of the one off statement pieces that are available in this Special sale. These prices will only be…
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  • Interesting Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts

    jewelryguru
    7 May 2015 | 3:44 am
    Mother's Day is May 10. It is just a few days left and many of you must have started searching best last minute gift options. Whether you are buying a gift for mom, soon-to-be mom, new mom or grandma, our special guide to last minute gifts will definitely make your job easy, fun and more relevant. Jewelry: Sparkling and everlasting, fine gemstone jewelry is a remarkable gift for Mother's Day. As gemstones and precious metal are believed to have mystical powers, your jewelry gift becomes more sensible. You can choose a Mother's pendant customized with your choice of birthstones or a gold ring…
  • Joan Collins has a big day

    jewelryguru
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:18 am
    Our beloved British actress and columnist Joan Collins celebrated a great day. She was honored as Dame Commander of British Empire. Honorable Duke of Britain, Prince Charles presented her with the award. The 81 year old actress looked youthful and elegant and she earned her title for the charity she made and great work she did in the field of arts. It is interesting to know that the family of Jaon was excited and was present at Buckingham palace. Husband, Percy Gibson; daughter, Tara and son, Sasha Newley extended their love and warmth and were seen feeling excited and thrilled. After winning…
  • Michelle Obama Stimulates Black Women

    jewelryguru
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
    “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re walking to keep walking, eventually you will make progress.” These inspiring words come from the current President of the US, Barack Obama. Living up to spirit of being the President’s wife and First Lady of America, Michelle Obama, instigated a sense of heroism and nobility among black women at Black Girls Rock Event, happened in New Jersey, last week. It is an annual event that honors women of color from all disciplines and uplift individuals who find it difficult to remain positive and stand against color prejudice. Though the…
  • Jason and Brittany are Finally Married!

    jewelryguru
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:03 pm
    There is no wedding held in Hollywood world that creates no interest in the public; yet there are few of them which create a sizzling sensation and we are left speechless. The recent marriage held here is surely the one which has given way to a lot of gossips and different people are reacting in different way. We are talking of none other than Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr. American Idol fame Brittany dated an already married man and a father of two girls. This love triangle is often regarded as a scandal and she is believed to be a relationship breaker. They both met in 2012 and dated for…
  • Ideas for Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

    Allam Madhav
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:28 am
    St. Patrick's Day is a religious and cultural holiday celebrated every year on March 17. Named after the patron saint of Ireland, it celebrates the arrival of Christianity in the country as well as the Irish culture and heritage. While the festival has Irish origin, it is globally celebrated. So if you are an Irish at heart or like to know how to celebrate the day like an Irish, here are few ideas to help you. Know the History: Learning a little about the story behind the grand celebration would make it more meaningful and fun. So explore the history behind the festival. You can search the…
 
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  • heART beats from other blogs!

    Cyndi L
    29 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    Glass Cobalt Bottle FlowersCherie makes some glass garden flowers out of cobalt bottles and bowls.Marshmallow Clay Recipe & InformationClay artist Eva Stosic has taken the term marshmallow clay to a new level and uses real marshmallows in her air-dry marshmallow clay recipe! Amigurumi CutenessPrincess Knits is hanging out her shingle, which includes some adorable bunnies and bears. Art Bead SceneCheck out what Erin has selected for our perfect pairings this week Honey Inspired JewelrySee what Andrew and the other participants of the Sweet Honey Challenge created! Technorati Tags: bead…
  • Recent publications: May 2015

    Cyndi L
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hemp Jewelry All Grown Up by Suzanne McNeill 18 Beaded Jewelry Projects You can make in a Weekend by Dorothy Wood Weekend Workshop by Karin Van Voorhees Classic Style by Irina Miech Let's Hubble: A Journey into the Brand New Beadwork Stitch by Melanie de Miguel Leather Jewellery (Twenty to Make) by Natalia Colman Technorati Tags: bead embroidery,handmade beaded jewelry,wearable art,beads,jewelry,necklace,mixed media,beading © copyright 2015 – All rights reserved Beading Arts
  • Bead Journal Project: May 2015

    Cyndi L
    25 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    I made a slashed rectangle for this month's Bead Journal Project piece.  I saw one of these once that was really long, and was hanging from one of its corners so that it sort of spiraled down with the center slashes gaping open.  I liked that one a lot.  My own attempt...not so much!  I didn't have time to do one that was long enough to get the full effect, so maybe I should have just saved it for another month.Here's what the felt looks like after you've slashed it.  You can see that all you have to do is alternate between slashing the middle and the sides.
  • heART beats from other blogs!

    Cyndi L
    22 May 2015 | 5:47 am
    Blocky Layout Makeover: Scrapbooking Outside the Box Eileen took a layout from blocky to eye-catching with a makeover of a scrapbook page commemorating those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.Surviving Disney & Comforting CrochetCrafty Princess talks a little about the Disney cruise she went on recently and the comfy crochet baby afghan she is working on. Connie Gee's DesignsConnie shares a recent finish along with information about where you can find the pattern and what she used to complete it.Glass Garden MushroomsCherie brings up an oldie but popular post on her blog…
  • Book review: Easy Jewelry Making

    Cyndi L
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Easy Jewelry Making was compiled from the pages of BeadStyle magazine, and includes more than 50 projects from the magazine's eleventh year of publication!  If you don't subscribe to BeadStyle, this is a great way to get the best of the best projects.  The projects are arranged by materials - crystals, stones, glass, pearls, metals, and mixed media.  There is great variety, and most projects can be done using other materials than those shown, which is good, because there are no sources provided.  That's a problem for those who want to duplicate the projects exactly, but is…
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  • Introducing The Home of Medical Jewelry

    Kylie Thigpen
    27 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    A Letter from the CEO Welcome to StickyJ.com, the home of medical identification jewelry.  I’m Lori Torman, and it’s my pleasure to introduce you to the two most highly trusted medical jewelry brands in America; with a combined history of more than 65 years. The StickyJ brand was designed to provide a fashion-conscious option for [...] The post Introducing The Home of Medical Jewelry appeared first on StickyJ's Medical Jewelry Blog.
  • Parkinson’s: Life Help & Engraving your Medical Bracelet

    Kylie Thigpen
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Parkinson’s Awareness Month   Parkinson’s is most known for the tremor in the hand, but that is just the beginning. The disease is a progressive disorder that affects movement via the nervous system. Nerve cells (neurons) break down due to the lack of Dopamine (a chemical messenger). Typically, movement slows and joints become stiff as [...] The post Parkinson’s: Life Help & Engraving your Medical Bracelet appeared first on StickyJ's Medical Jewelry Blog.
  • Greek Engraving Chart

    Kylie Thigpen
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:49 am
    Engraving in Greek To request a Greek inscription, first write the Greek word or phrase on paper. Then, find the English letters (appearing beneath each character in the chart below) that  represent the Greek letter you want, and write those letters beneath each of your Greek letters. For example, the Greek word for please, Parakolo  [...] The post Greek Engraving Chart appeared first on StickyJ's Medical Jewelry Blog.
  • The Purpose of Medical Alert Bracelets

    Kylie Thigpen
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:37 am
    The Importance of Medical ID Bracelets                 A medical identification bracelet is a voice, speaking on behalf of an individual when he or she is incapable of speech.  Under emergency circumstances, it is critical that emergency response teams be able to quickly identify an individual’s medical condition and [...] The post The Purpose of Medical Alert Bracelets appeared first on StickyJ's Medical Jewelry Blog.
  • Home Safety Tips for Autism, Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, and Asthma

    Kylie Thigpen
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:04 pm
     Home Safety Tips Medical conditions can affect all areas of a person’s life. Asthma might keep a person from playing a favorite sport while epilepsy can prevent a person for getting a driver’s license. Such medical conditions as autism, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and asthma all require lifestyle changes in order to protect the person’s health. Medical [...] The post Home Safety Tips for Autism, Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, and Asthma appeared first on StickyJ's Medical Jewelry Blog.
 
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  • “. . . you made this an amazing experience for the both of us.”

    Joe
    28 May 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Hi Joe, I loved the ring as well! Couldn’t have turned out better!  . . . . Again thanks for all of your help, you made this an amazing experience for the both of us. Related posts: “I just want to thank everyone for such an amazing shopping experience!” “. . . you have been amazing throughout the whole process. . .” It was amazing.
  • D.A. Custom Version of Style #102226 Scroll Design

    Joe
    28 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Customized version of our style #102226 with a cushion cut center stone Click here to view the embedded video. Related posts: L.M. Custom Version of Style 102059 K&L 2ct Version of Style 10203 B.W.’s Two Tone Semi Custom Version of Style 10741
  • J.S. Custom Made Ring Guard

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    27 May 2015 | 3:22 pm
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  • Little Known Facts about Gold and Silver

    Joseph Schubach
    27 May 2015 | 5:34 am
        I’ll have to admit, many of our team members didn’t know these facts about gold and silver. Thanks to the people at FazeFive for schooling us! (Gold as “excrement of the gods?” Love it!) GOLD This metal has received the name “gold” for a good reason: the word comes from Old English and it means “ yellow” (and the Aztec word for gold, “teocuitatl” is translated by the Europeans as “excrement of the gods”; the Latin name is “aurum” which is “shining dawn” or “glow of sunrise”). Gold can be found on each of the 7 continents and…
  • Dog Tags – Jewelry that’s Saved Lives and Healed Families

    Joseph Schubach
    25 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    On this Memorial Day, let us all take some time amidst our festivities to remember those who have fallen for our freedom. In honor of our fine soldiers, take a look at the dog tags used throughout history (thanks to AgileWriter.com). Remember these tags were often the only way a solider could be identified and provide their family with closure. Civil War Dog Tags WWI Dog Tag   WWII Dog Tags   From TOP Vietnam Vets: Mel Tatrow, in his Marine dress green uniform and the dog tag returned to his family by TOP. “Thank you all so very much for what you have given back to my family.
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  • Met Gala 2015 Jewelry

    blingblog
    6 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    While we certainly wish that we had gotten an invite to the 2015 Met Gala, the next best thing is watching our favorite celebrities walk the red carpet and rock some truly amazing jewelry—we are loving what we spotted last night! Last night’s Met Gala, fashion’s most anticipated event of the year, celebrated the opening of the Costume Institute’s exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass“. Exploring Chinese influences on Western fashion, the exhibition set the stylistic theme of the evening with plenty of Eastern-inspired gowns and jewelry. While some stars opted for bare skin…
  • Oscar 2015 Jewelry

    blingblog
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:37 pm
      Last night’s  2015 Oscars—also known as the 87th Annual Academy Awards—offered up some seriously jaw-dropping fashion. Hollywood’s hottest stars and rising talents are all stepped out and up out for awards season’s biggest night. As usual, the arrivals area of the Oscars turned  into a veritable runway, featuring designers like Chanel, J. Mendel, Versace, and more. (Lady Gaga is even wearing Azzedine Alaia—the designer’s first custom look for the Oscars!) Fashion highlights so far include Felicity Jones in eggshell grey Alexander McQueen, and Dakota Johnson in…
  • Your Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

    Loren Wilkes
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    It’s coming down to crunch time! Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and we all know how last-minute most guys are. Scrambling around the day before (or day of!) scraping up the last few bouquets of flowers and dwindling boxes of chocolate. It’s time to get on your game this year and plan to get her something extra special. Flowers die and chocolates get eaten, but quality jewelry will last her a lifetime. Not sure what your woman will love? We’ve given you a guide to three types of girls and what will make them shine, and even given you ladies some Valentine’s…
  • 12 Last Minute Stocking Stuffers Under $12

    Loren Wilkes
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    The holidays are here! There are only a few days left to grab those last minute gifts. One thing we always seem to leave for last? Stocking stuffers! While candy and gift cards may be the standard, up your game with something cute, sentimental but still affordable. We’ve got 12 adorable stocking stuffers perfect for the youngins — all under $12! Shop today and tomorrow morning and you can still get them in time for Christmas with free priority shipping on purchases over $60. Or just pay a reasonable $5.95 and you’re guaranteed to get your goodies just in the nick of time.
  • 10 Affordable Pieces to Shine In At Your Holiday Parties

    Loren Wilkes
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:46 pm
    The holiday season is upon us! Now that Thanksgiving has passed and we are all getting ready for the holidays, it’s time to start thinking not only about gifts you need to buy, but also about things you may need for yourself. Those holiday party invitations will soon be showing up in the mail and before you know it you’ll be frantically searching at the last minute for the perfect sparkly hair clip or a figure flattering frock. Nab some inspiration from us! We’ve found ten amazing (and out course sparkling) pieces that won’t cut into your holiday gift budget. Go for a…
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  • Great Summer Wedding Signature Cocktails

    Lizrlj
    28 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Signature cocktails are such an easy and fun way to add more personality to your wedding. If you’re having a cocktail hour, it’s the perfect way to incorporate your colors and theme into this sometimes overlooked part of the wedding. After all, it’s such a short time that your florist won’t likely recommend spending a lot of your budget on decor, and the food should be a tempting preview of what’s to come for dinner, rather than an all out flavor extravaganza. The cocktails are naturally the focal point of this part of the celebration, so why not share something…
  • 4 Cute Ways To Announce Your Engagement

    Raymond Lee Jewelers
    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    “WE’RE ENGAGED!!!” It’s the text/snapchat/Facebook post everyone hopes to receive from their long-term relationship-bound bestie. But what if you’re the bestie? What if it’s your sparkly new ring on that very important finger? Chances are you’ve had a secret Pinterest board for quite some time now (no shade, just jealousy. I had to preemptively-pin in public like some sort of animal.) Chances are you have a pretty definitive seasonally-dependent line up of possible color schemes. Chances are you know damn well which flowers are verboten from all…
  • Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Eye Candy

    Lizrlj
    20 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Old, or European? (10 points if you recognized that song.) Well, lucky you because today it’s all about both. Old European cut diamonds are a favorite among the vintage and antique loving set. One of the O.G. ways to cut a diamond, the Old European cut predates today’s most popular shape, the round brilliant. The OEC is also round, but has a smaller table (the flat top surface of the diamond), a taller crown (the sloped sides of the diamond above the middle girdle), and an open culet (the pointy bit underneath). This graphic from GIA can help you out … Read More → The…
  • Buying an Engagement Ring Online

    Lizrlj
    14 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Why You Should Buy an Engagement Ring Online There are so many benefits when you buy an engagement ring online. Competitive prices, wide range of selection, access to unique or hard to find rings, antique and vintage engagement rings are just a few of them. You also have access to information about the rings and diamonds provided in an easy to understand, detailed listing, making it easier to keep track of those 4 C’s. However, with so many options comes a dilemma: how to choose the right online jeweler to purchase your engagement ring We’ve talked before about how to … Read…
  • Engagement Ring Eye Candy: Rose Gold Engagement Rings

    Lizrlj
    13 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Rose gold is one of my all time favorite metals. I prefer it to yellow gold when it’s worn solo or when it’s used in a two-tone piece. I am so thrilled that what could’ve been a passing trend stuck around. Its staying power, now at just over 5 years since it burst back onto the scene, means it’s readily available for the most permanent jewelry pieces of all: bridal. Rose gold engagement rings and rose gold wedding bands are gorgeous and coveted by both brides and grooms alike. There’s just something about a rose gold setting that can make … Read More…
 
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    Jewelry News Network

  • Necklace With 51 ‘Triple X’ Diamonds Could Fetch $1.8 Million At Bonhams

    26 May 2015 | 8:52 pm
    A diamond rivière necklace with 51 “Triple X-cut” rated diamonds will be the top lot at Bonham’s New York Fine Jewelry sale on June 22. Its estimate is $1.4 million to $1.8 million.Triple X (also known as “Triple Ex”) is an informal designation, mostly within the trade, that means a diamond that has received excellent polish, symmetry and cut grades. Only round and round brilliant cut diamonds can receive this designation. Each diamond in the necklace is accompanied by a Gemological Institute of America report that stating it’s three excellence grades. The graduated line of…
  • Couture Show Jewelry And Watch Preview

    24 May 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Irene Neuwirth one-of-a-kind colorful jewelry necklace made of a variety of gemsIt’s Las Vegas Jewelry Week and this year my participation will be limited to three days so I decided to focus my attention to The Couture Show, the most exclusive of the many jewelry tradeshows being held in Las Vegas this week. The five-day event beginning May 28 is a showcase for major jewelry and watch brands, and designer and couture jewelers.Lagos’s Keep Memory Alive Sterling Silver Signature Caviar Collection supports, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the research, management and treatment of…
  • Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra Honors A Legendary American Racing Car

    23 May 2015 | 10:23 am
    Capeland Shelby Cobra 18k Red Gold Flyback ChronographIt’s a Swiss watch made for an iconic American racing car and its creator.The Shelby Daytona Cobra status as an iconic racing car was sealed 50 years ago when it finished first in 11 out of 20 races to be crowned 1965 FIA GT champions. The small American car maker and its team of drivers beat the best-known and most-established car manufacturers in the racing world, including the nearly unbeatable, Ferrari team. The unlikely victory also established the car company’s founder and former champion driver, Carroll Shelby (January 11, 1923…
  • Omega and NASA Celebrates 45th Anniversary Of Apollo 13 and the Snoopy Award

    20 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    From left: Astronaut Gene Cernan, George Clooney, Omega President and CEO Stephen Urquhart, Apollo 13 Flight Commander James Lovell and astronaut Thomas Stafford.You might be asking yourself what does a watch brand have to do with Apollo 13? And is there actually a NASA award name after the Peanuts comic strip character, Snoopy?The answer to the first question is, a lot; and the answer to the second question is, Yes.It was only a 14-second moment but it was one of the most critical steps that turned a near-fatal mission into a human success story. Apollo 13, the aborted mission to the moon,…
  • Chopard and de Grisogono Rock the Red Carpet at Cannes Film Festival

    14 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Julianne Moore in ChopardSwitzerland is known for its world renowned watch industry but there are a few companies that produce world class luxury jewelry as well. Two brands, Chopard and de Grisogono, sparkled during Tuesday’s opening night Red Carpet ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival. Chopard’s partnership with what is arguably the world’s most glamorous film festival has marked its 60th year, which includes creating the Palme d’Or trophy, the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. The High Jewelry Red Carpet Collection, developed each year for the opening red…
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    American Hard Assets

  • Trader bets millions on quick gold rally

    American Hard Assets
    29 May 2015 | 8:51 am
    May 29 (CNBC) — Gold has fallen steadily in the past two weeks, but some traders are making large bets the metal will see sizable gains in the weeks ahead. On Thursday, when options volume in the ETF that tracks gold (trading under the symbol GLD) was 3.5 times its daily average, one trader bought 100,000 June GLD 117.5-strike calls for 38 cents each. As each contract controls 100 shares, the trader is betting $3.8 million that the GLD will trade above $117.88 or 3 percent higher in the next three weeks. The trader originally had a similar-size position in the June 120-strike calls. But…
  • Coins From Colonial America

    American Hard Assets
    29 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    May 29 (WSJ) — Early American currency wasn’t always American. Up until 1857, foreign coins were accepted as legal tender because there weren’t enough domestic coins to go around. Another result of the shortage: To make change, people would sometimes just cut a coin into pieces. View more colonial coins here on this slideshow! An online exhibit called “Coins & Currency in Colonial America,” presented by Colonial Williamsburg (history.org), showcases money made both here and abroad that was used through the end of the American Revolution. For the exhibit, curator Erik…
  • Wealthy Chinese Head Abroad to Buy Diamonds Without Scrutiny

    American Hard Assets
    29 May 2015 | 8:12 am
    May 29 (Bloomberg) — Wealthy Chinese who made their country into the world’s second-biggest market for diamonds are now increasingly traveling abroad to buy the stones, at a time when ostentatious purchases are frowned upon at home. A finished diamond is displayed at a diamond polishing factory in Shawan, Panyu District, Guangzhou, China. Photographer: Forbes Conrad/Bloomberg That’s the view of Tiffany & Co., one of the biggest jewelry outlets, and De Beers, the world’s largest diamond producer, which said sales of the stones have slowed in China. Revenue from luxury jewelry…
  • 4 Proven Methods For Building Wealth In The Stock Market

    American Hard Assets
    29 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    May 29 (Benzinga) — I have always been a student of the markets. Since my first disastrous experience as a broker with a Dean Witter ‘stock of the day,’ I figured out pretty quick that I better spend time researching stock picks as the firms didn’t seem to have a particular grasp on stock picking. The stock in question was a chain of day care centers (La Petite Academy) back in the 1980s, just as the dual household income theme was starting to accelerate. It had a great story and cold calling for new accounts with it was a breeze. Unfortunately, the firm in question…
  • Friday, May 29 Market Update

    American Hard Assets
    29 May 2015 | 7:16 am
    May 29 (Gold Core) — Gold climbed $1.00 or 0.08 percent yesterday to $1,188.50 an ounce. Silver rose $0.01 or 0.06 percent to $16.70 an ounce. MARKET UPDATE Today’s  AM LBMA Gold Price was USD 1,190.40, EUR 1,083.86 and GBP 778.24 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM LBMA Gold Price was USD 1,189.45, EUR 1,087.08  and GBP 775.94  per ounce. Gold in USD – 1 Week Gold in Singapore for immediate delivery was steady at $1,187.90 an ounce while gold in Zurich was also little changed as it continues to be capped below $1,200 per ounce. Gold inched up on Friday in London as the U.S. dollar pulled…
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    GemFind | Web Solutions for Jewelry Professionals

  • GemFind Newsletter 5-26-2015

    GemFind
    26 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
      APPLICATIONS   SERVICES   CONTACT   Are You In  JewelCloud? Visit us at JCK Luxury Las Vegas and Learn How Easy it is To Join    Vanna K is the latest vendor to join GemFind’s social product network JewelCloud. Now, retailers can receive direct updates from Vanna K’s unique engagement rings, men’s contemporary wedding bands, and fine diamond jewelry. Are you in the JewelCloud? Learn more Click here  or call GemFind at 1.800.373.4373 to schedule your appointment now Alrosa Recovers 78.02-Carat Diamond Danielle Max    IDEX…
  • Designer Vanna K Joins GemFind’s Social Product Network JewelCloud®

    GemFind
    19 May 2015 | 9:25 am
    Vanna K makes products accessible to retailers in GemFind’s responsive JewelCloud® tool. Jewelry designer Vanna K, known for their unique micro pave setting diamond engagement rings, is the latest vendor to add their collections and products to GemFind’s fast-growing social product network, JewelCloud®. Now, Vanna K can better reach their retailers and feed products straight to retail websites and retailers can provide a full, current inventory to customers. In the JewelCloud®, Vanna K can also connect with new retail leads. Vanna K’s unique engagement rings, men’s…
  • GemFind Newsletter 5-19-2015

    GemFind
    19 May 2015 | 7:32 am
      APPLICATIONS   SERVICES   CONTACT   Get Your Free iPad Air When you sign up for Diamond Link®, Ring Builder® or Virtual Inventory from JewelCloud®   Visit us at JCK Luxury Las Vegas for a 20 Min technical consultation for your online branding and marketing. Schedule your appointment with the GemFind team now to make sure you get your free iPad Air when you sign up for Diamond Link®, Ring Builder® or Virtual Inventory from JewelCloud®.  Learn more Click here  or call GemFind at 1.800.373.4373 to schedule your appointment now This Is How Much…
  • GemFind Newsletter 5-12-2015

    GemFind
    12 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
      APPLICATIONS   SERVICES   CONTACT       Are You In the JewelCloud? Join top brands Tacori, Hearts on Fire, Martin Flyer, Tycoon, H.J. Namdar and many more           Tycoon and H.J. Namdar are the latest vendors to join GemFind’s social product network JewelCloud. With JewelCloud, Tycoon and H.J.Namdar can quickly update current retailers on products, collections and pricing while connecting to new retailers in the network. Are you in the JewelCloud? Check out our blog hereor give us a call us at 1-800-373-4373 to learn how you…
  • KC Designs Joins GemFind’s Social Product Network JewelCloud®

    GemFind
    12 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    KC Designs Joins JewelCloud Retailers gain access to KC Designs’ product feed in GemFind’s responsive JewelCloud® tool.   GemFind, the leading technology provider to the jewelry industry, is pleased to welcome jewelry manufacturer KC Designs to JewelCloud®. KC Designs is the latest vendor to feature their collections and products in the industry’s fastest growing social product network, JewelCloud®. Now, KC Designs can better reach their retailers and feed products straight to retail websites while connecting with new retail leads. In turn, retailers can provide a full, current…
 
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    Stonechat Jewellers

  • Remodel Old Jewellery

    Ann Chapman
    20 May 2015 | 1:43 am
    Reusing old jewellery to create new, contemporary pieces is becoming more and more popular.  Jemma is kept extremely busy in the workshop these days melting down gold, resetting stones and coming up with beautiful designs to recreate pieces of jewellery that hold sentimental value. As we get chatting to customers a lot of them tell […] The post Remodel Old Jewellery appeared first on Stonechat Jewellers.
  • Romance is not dead…

    Ann Chapman
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
      ROMANCE IS DEFINITELY NOT DEAD!! One of the perks of our job is that we are constantly reminded that romance is alive and kicking! And that ideas about love and marriage and anniversaries come in all shapes and sizes. It’s well known that, as tradition goes, silver is a gift for a 25th wedding […] The post Romance is not dead… appeared first on Stonechat Jewellers.
  • A very special bespoke commission

    Ann Chapman
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:59 am
      A Modern, Bespoke Locket Our website brings customers from across the country and further afield, especially if they are looking for a beautifully crafted, bespoke piece of jewellery.  Last September we had one such enquiry from a lovely customer in Clare who was in search of a high-quality locket.  She had looked everywhere but […] The post A very special bespoke commission appeared first on Stonechat Jewellers.
  • New year, new jewellery… your guide to caring for your jewels

    Ann Chapman
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:39 am
    So, hopefully you were given a fabulous piece of Stonechat jewellery for Christmas!  And no doubt you want to wear it as much as possible.  Understandably, you also want to keep it looking shiny and new too. It’s a great idea to treat your jewellery well from the very start.  The good news is that, […] The post New year, new jewellery… your guide to caring for your jewels appeared first on Stonechat Jewellers.
  • A Man’s Guide to Buying Jewellery This Christmas!

    Ann Chapman
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    I recently did a feature for the RTE Guide on tips for buying jewellery this Christmas and it struck me, this would be great information to share on our blog.  Let’s face it, buying jewellery is not an easy task for most men.  I know the feeling of dread when I go to buy something that […] The post A Man’s Guide to Buying Jewellery This Christmas! appeared first on Stonechat Jewellers.
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    Naturally Colored

  • A New player in the Colored Diamonds Auctions – Heritage Auction House

    Noam Flint
    19 May 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Chopard Pink Diamonds Bracelet at Heritage Auctions US based Heritage Auction House (ha.com) has been a little under the radar when it came to selling colored diamonds. While might not be as famous as Christie’s or Sotheby’s, this auction house can certainly be proud in his records –$900+ million annual revenues. While I follow their intriguing and beautiful auction items for a while, the latest auction has certainly caught my eyes… Pink Diamonds arriving to Heritage Auction House The NY sale taken May 5th featured two extraordinary pink diamond jewelry items. The first and…
  • Princess’s Historic Pink Diamond to be Sold at Upcoming Auction

    Noam Flint
    8 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    One of the rarest colored stones, the pink diamond is predominantly found deep within the caves of the Argyle mine in Australia. Its color represents strength and love, and is commonly chosen as a sign of the utmost adoration and respect. That’s why the upcoming auction at Sotheby’s is one that diamond lovers and collectors can’t miss. One of the beautiful gems featured is a stunning pink diamond ring that has bold yet delicate characteristics. Historic Pink DiamondImage: Sotheby’s A special auction On May 12, the public is invited to attend the Sotheby’s…
  • Canada May be New Spot for Finding Yellow Diamonds in The Rough

    Noam Flint
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:04 am
    Part of what makes a diamond so alluring is its rarity. When you factor in that yellow diamonds are even scarcer than the classic white, it puts them at a higher demand and greater value. Rough Yellow Diamond The Ellendale Diamond Mine, located in the West Kimberly Region of Western Australia, has been the main source of the world’s yellow diamonds for decades. Since its discovery in the 1970s, the mine has provided jewel collectors and diamond lovers with the unique gem. However, just as all good things must come to an end, the mine has recently been closed for care and maintenance,…
  • 6 Magnificent Colored Diamonds at Sothbey’s Magnificent Jewels Auction

    Noam Flint
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    We are barely over from the previous Sotheby’s auction that took place two weeks ago in Hong Kong and we are getting excited from the new one up ahead. The Monarch Blue Diamond Ring (Image: Sotheby’s) Here are the key items to watch for in the colored diamonds niche: 6.06 carat Fancy Blue Diamond Ring The Monarch Blue Diamond (Image: Sotheby’s) The Monarch Blue Diamond is a rare and magnificent 6.06 carat pure fancy blue diamond with outstanding vvs2 clarity, cut as a modified oval and mounted onto a platinum ring. The diamond is GIA certified and the certificate is dated…
  • 4 Magnificent Colored Diamonds at the Upcoming Christie’s NY Auction

    Noam Flint
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:27 pm
    The auction season has officially started with last week’s Sotheby’s HK auction which amazed us with a 2.13ct blue diamond ring that sold for $680k per carat. However, Christie’s does not seem to stay far behind with a superb collection of natural colored diamonds of their own. These will be on auctioned to the highest bidder tomorrow, April 14th 2015 at their New York auction. Here are my hot picks for the upcoming auction: 5.29 Carat Intense Purplish Pink Diamond Ring While officially the highlight of this auction (which is reserved to the priciest item) belongs to a…
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    Fashion Blog for Tips, Trends & Style

  • Nail Art – Origin & Trends

    mallofstyle
    8 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
    There are so many ways; beautiful nails can make a difference to your look.  There are no hues that you cannot wear. Nail art can broaden your style horizons. Even if you are fair-skinned you don`t have to stay away from colors like nude and pastel , nowadays everything is allowed and you can wear them proudly. There is no girl, no woman in the world that is not familiar with the syndrome “ I have nothing to wear”. This syndrome applies to nail polishes as well. All you need is just one tiny detail and your look, your outfit will be just like you imagined it to be. So why don`t you start…
  • 47 Fashion Blog Posts Ideas

    mallofstyle
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    Hello fashion bloggers! There are probably times when your mind just goes blank and you have no ideas for your blog. For emergencies like this, we came up with a solution. We made a list of 47 fashion blog posts ideas.  This way, you can easily get through your writer’s block. Well, fashion bloggers this is for you.  1. Wish Lists Wish lists are such an easy and quick way to get back to posting. You only have to write about the things you want or need at the moment. Put a collage of all the pieces, makeup and jewelry you are dying to have. Very simple and your followers will love it.  2.
  • Da Vinci Decoders – The Robotics Geniuses from Michigan

    mallofstyle
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Mall of Style is proud to present to you the Robotics Geniuses ….The Da Vinci Decoders! A first year FTC (FIRST Robotics Challenge) team that is going to be participating in the World Championship in Spring of 2015! All About Da Vinci! The Da Vinci Decoders united in August to enroll in FTC. They began their journey with the search for an appropriate name for their team. With a lot of consideration, they finally coined their team “Da Vinci Decoders”. Next, they started building & programming their robot – Vitruvius. The team use Robotic and have been introduced to Java in…
  • Quick Look At The Most Amazing Spring 2015 Trends

    mallofstyle
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    Well, every girl likes to flaunt a solitaire, but when you don’t have one, what’s better than having the new age imitation and precious metal jewellery? If you are someone who likes to follow the runway trends and have a keen liking for quality stuff, the spring 2015 trends are a must-see. Here is a take on what you should own for a completely styled up summer and spring this year. Go for the statement earrings: Statement ear pieces were to be seen all over the runways in spring 2015. If 2014 was about one earring, this year you have the designers vouching for different designs,…
  • 37 Beauty Tips

    mallofstyle
    4 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Women will never get bored of reading articles about beauty. You must admit, they just love beauty tips and do not mind them coming from hairdressers, colleagues, friends and family. So we tried to round up 37 beauty tips in one place. Here are some fashion tips to help you get pretty from head to toe. 1. How to get long hair Shoulder length, pixie lots and bobs are an easy haircuts, but what happens when you decide that you need a change, a new hairstyle? Who knew that there is a fast way to grow your hair without spending extra money for extensions? Start eating healthy. A diet that is a…
 
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    NYC Wholesale Diamonds Blog

  • How To Tell Your Wife You’ve Lost Your Wedding Band

    keith
    27 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    Some really good advice from Sophie Leon, a relationship expert. I’ve edited out some of the ‘spicy’ language, but really believe the author makes some wonderful points. Enjoy! It happens. I’ve lost track of the number of married men I know who have lost their wedding bands. Many men, including my husband, have lost their bands within the first year of marriage. In fact, if you are a married and still have your original wedding band, I applaud you. The reality is, most men are not used to wearing sentimental jewelry. Thus, generally speaking, they don’t exercise caution…
  • Emerald, the May Birthstone

    keith
    19 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    Emerald is the green variety of beryl, and a symbol of rebirth believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth. Emerald is derived from the word smaragdus, meaning green in Greek.  In its finest quality, Emerald is the rarest of the colored precious stones…even more than Ruby and Sapphire.  Chemically, it is a beryllium-aluminum silicate whose color is due to small quantities of chromium compounds. The emerald was highly esteemed in antiquity; the stones were used for ornaments in early Egypt where some of the first emeralds were mined. The finest emeralds are found in…
  • Our Magnificent Summer / Fall 2015 Designs!

    keith
    15 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    ~~NEWS: Here is the latest inside industry update on all fancy diamond shapes: Ovals hot, Princess not. Cushions steady, Pears improving. Hearts slow. Good demand and firm prices for very large, top quality fancy shapes. U.S. demand supporting market for commercial-quality fancies, especially for sizes under the carat. Larger sizes stable. Far East fancy demand weak. Buyers are very selective and insisting on excellent-shape proportions. Significant price differentials between excellent and average-cut fancies. Off-make, poorly-cut fancies illiquid and very hard to sell, even at very deep…
  • ROUND DIAMOND PRICE DROP OPPORTUNITY​ & ANALYSIS (UPDATE)

    keith
    8 May 2015 | 10:04 am
    NEWS: Here is the latest inside industry update that arrived today and will serve as a follow-up to our diamond price article. Ovals hot, Princess not. Cushions steady, Pears improving. Hearts slow. Good demand and firm prices for very large, top quality fancy shapes. Prices for curves improving slightly. U.S. demand supporting market for commercial-quality fancies, especially for sizes under the carat. Larger sizes stable. Far East fancy demand weak. Buyers are very selective and insisting on excellent-shape proportions. Significant price differentials between excellent and average-cut…
  • SUMMER TRAVEL JEWELRY CARE

    keith
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:33 am
    May arrives on Friday, so summer is close enough to touch! Here at NYC Wholesale Diamonds our president Keith Saxe has been helping clients deal with issues that arise from not being prepared to care for their treasured jewelery for over a quarter century. Here is some extremely useful information that will help prevent any issues before they occur. Weekend getaways, jaunts to the beach, and full-fledged vacations are perks that pretty much come with the territory during the summer months, so it’s no wonder that summer fashion tips such as what to wear, what to pack, what to buy—are…
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    Van Scoy Diamonds Blog

  • It’s Time To Find The Diamond Engagement Rings Of Your Dreams

    Vanscoy Diamonds
    25 May 2015 | 10:27 am
    My girlfriend and I have been invited to three weddings this summer. Two of them our friends of hers (and she’s a bridesmaid in one of them) and the third is one of my cousins. My friends have been giving me a hard time, telling me all my girlfriend is going to be able to [...]
  • Keeping Your Jewelry Forever

    Vanscoy Diamonds
    18 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Something disappointing that happens to most people is when their favorite piece of jewelry breaks. When there is clothing that rips or is outgrown, it can be turned into rags or sold at a tag sale or donated to Goodwill. Jewelry is far too valuable for such an inglorious end. Depending on how old the [...]
  • Having Designs On Your Engagement Ring

    Vanscoy Diamonds
    11 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    It’s no secret to say that many women – and not just a few men – have pretty specific ideas about what they imagine their wedding will be like. Most of those ideas can be made a reality, depending on how far a person is willing to go and how deep their pockets are, but [...]
  • Shopping For Mother’s Day Jewelry

    Vanscoy Diamonds
    4 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    Mother’s Day is right around the corner, which usually meant I would wait until about two days beforehand when my older brother would call me and say, “Did you get anything for Mom yet?” A trip to the florist and reservations for dinner the following week would ensue, year after year. This year I wanted [...]
  • Make Your Wedding Jewelry A Matched Set

    Vanscoy Diamonds
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    It isn’t that I don’t trust my boyfriend to go shopping, it’s just that I’ve seen some of the gifts he’s bought me before. Most of them reflect his rather odd sense of humor, and while it is okay when he comes home from the grocery store with some food I’ve never heard of, I [...]
 
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    Diamond Engagement Rings with Jewellery Monthly

  • Are you ready for Perfume Jewellery?

    Lionsorbet
    27 May 2015 | 10:05 am
    Hello, Jewellery lovers. I hope you are having a great summer so far. It’s been exciting, hot and full of energy hanging around with my girlfriends. We have been laughing, dancing and really enjoying life with all its surprises and colour. Did anyone make it to the Radio 1 big weekend in Norwich? Let me tell you it didn’t disappoint. Taylor swift rocked the main stage along with Foo fighters and Jamie T to mention a few. My feet are still hurting from all the dancing, but the memories will last a lifetime. Ok, let’s talk jewellery, glam and fashion. Today, I would like to…
  • Minimal clothing – Maximum Jewellery!!!

    Lionsorbet
    22 May 2015 | 4:38 am
    Jewellery is fast becoming the height of all fashion. It begs the question, is it the clothes that make the outfit or is it the jewellery? Do you dress according to the jewellery you wish to wear or choose your jewellery to match your clothes? Celebrities, as we know are the leading influence in our fashion today while jewellery has taken the industry by storm! High profile celebrities wearing different types of jewellery seem to be in every magazine, and, as with clothes, dictate the rise of certain trends. I think we would all agree that as much as a well put together outfit can be a great…
  • Christina Soubli

    Lionsorbet
    15 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Christina is a jewellery artist based in Athens with distinguished activity in Greece and abroad. Her creations are inspired by the vision of creating artifacts that are appreciated as a harmonious continuation of the human body. Jewel, that gracefully embrace form illuminating at the same time the senses. Being a part of an ancient tradition of jewel making that finds its roots in Ancient Greece and Byzantium, Christina mainly uses the combination of 22 carat gold and precious stones while each creation is exclusively handmade from its birth. Having studied in Central Saint Martin’s…
  • Mad about cufflinks

    Lionsorbet
    15 May 2015 | 3:12 am
    We have been searching the web high and low to bring you some of these amazing cufflink designs. We know you will love these. A brief history of cufflinks Cufflinks are used to secure button shirt cuffs and may also be an item of jewellery for men. Cufflinks can be manufactured from a variety of different materials, such as glass, stone, leather, metal, precious metal or combinations of these. Securing of the cufflinks is usually achieved via toggles or reverses based on the design of the front section, which can be folded into position. In addition, there are also variants with chains or a…
  • Crazy creative ring designs that will make you smile.

    Lionsorbet
    15 May 2015 | 2:10 am
    We all love a classic beautiful ring on our finger but have you ever thought about wearing a ring that’s designed to make a statement about you? A ring that may not in many eyes be considered beautiful but speaks volume and is certainly eye-catching!! In this gallery, I have featured some of the most eccentric, expressive ring designs you could imagine! All of which are unique and although not necessarily for everyone may inspire your distinct personality, connecting with an individual’s creative side. Happy browsing! Credits with thanks Bottle opener ring Bunny ring Key ring I love…
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    Jewelry Designer Blog. Jewelry by Natalia Khon

  • Virtual collection of jewelry boxes. Wooden boxes by John Traeger

    Natalia Khon
    29 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Jewelry Box in Curly Flame Birch & Brazilian Cherry by John Traeger
  • Jewellery masterpieces. Sefan Hafner's jewellery

    Natalia Khon
    28 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Bracelet by Stefan Hafner
  • Boho Look featuring Natalia Khon wabi sabi pendant

    Natalia Khon
    28 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Boho Look by nataliakhon featuring a wabi sabi pendantAmerican Eagle Outfitters white dress56 CAD - ae.comAbercrombie & Fitch sports shoes125 CAD - abercrombie.comSatchel handbagamazon.comWabi sabi pendant 49 CAD - etsy.comMaison Scotch straw hat48 CAD - nordstrom.comElastic hair tie12 CAD - urbanoutfitters.comUrban Decay eyeshadow67 CAD - urbandecay.comLipstick22 CAD - dermstore.comOrly nail polish8.66 CAD - kohls.com
  • Jewellery Masterpieces. Tanzanite earrings by the Pink Diamond

    Natalia Khon
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Earrings in 18k white gold with natural fancy-carved tanzanite. Samira for Pink Diamond
  • DIY. Round-up of the Party Garlands

    Natalia Khon
    27 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    I've done a research on creative and beautiful garlands that had DIYs. Hope this list is going to be helpful to not just me :) I actually collected even more garland ideas. You can see them on my Pinboard if you are interested. DIY CANDY GARLANDBIG FRINGE GARLANDSFLOWERS & BEES – PAPER GARLANDS FOR SPRINGDIY Paper Pom-PomsDIY Ruffled Ice Cream ConesGiant Pom Pom GarlandPretty Paper TeapotsDIY GEOMETRIC LANTERNSTissue paper flower garlandGarland with the horses (it is in Russian, but the step-by-step pictures are good enough)DIY PAPER BOW GARLANDPaper star medallions (not…
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    Love & Pieces Online Jewelry Boutique - Online Jewelry Boutique Blog

  • How to Clean Jewelry with Our Secret Weapon

    Elissa S.
    27 May 2015 | 9:13 am
    When you purchase the right jewelry for yourself or your loved one, it sparkles like their glimmering eyes.  But what happens after that? Overtime, it begins to slowly lose its shine. Don’t let this happen to your jewelry.  Use our secret weapon to keep it clean. Here’s how: How to Clean Jewelry The daily assault of living takes a toll on our precious jewelry. How to clean jewelry is every fashionista’s dilemma!  Fortunately our secret little weapon has come to the rescue.  A new company called Baublerella has introduced an on-the-go jewelry shiner.  Its a glamorous alternative,…
  • Ear Climbers: The Hottest Adornment

    Elissa S.
    19 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    The Year of Ear Climbers Ear adornments are in and body piercings are out. This year is going to be all about the ears. Emma Watson, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lawrence, and Sophia Bush have all been caught sporting the hottest fad in ear fashion: ear climbers. Traditional earrings are a thing of the past with an array of embellishments adorning the entire lobe. A chic alternative to ear cuffs, ear climbers go all the way up the ear with their sparkly goodness. The tide of ear craze sweeping Hollywood is provoking an itch for rebellion. Whether you are looking to ignite some spark in your outfit…
  • Gina Cueto Interview One on One

    Elissa S.
    13 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Our Gina Cueto Interview  Featured Designer of the Month of May 1. Your jewelry line is named after yourself Gina Cueto, can you give us some background and how started your jewelry line? Since I was a little girl I have been passionate about jewelry and fashion. I was often found going through my mother's jewelry collection and remaking her necklaces and earrings. I studied Fashion Design in Caracas, Venezuela, and then I moved to Baltimore, Maryland where I studied sculpture, drawing, and jewelry. Later on, I moved to Miami, where I finally decided to create my own jewelry collection…
  • Whats The Story With All These Evil Eye Bracelets

    Elissa S.
    5 May 2015 | 3:58 pm
    The Evil Eye Bracelet, Protection with Style Just about everyone has seen evil eyes these days.  They are showing up everywhere.  What some people aren’t sure of is what exactly the evil eye means.  This week we are looking at the evil eye bracelet.  Evil eyes in jewelry have become incredibly popular recently.  There are many different variations of the staring eye in a ringed circle or eye shape. Most of the time it is represented as a blue eye on a white background but with jewelry there are now countless options. There are other colors and textures available and it can be worn on…
  • 12 Jewelry Bloggers You Want To Follow

    Elissa S.
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    12 Jewelry Bloggers You’ll Want to Follow You no longer have to book a flight to Paris or scalp tickets to NYFW to scout the newest fashion developments. Thanks to twelve amazing jewelry bloggers, you can keep up with top jewelry trends right from your fingertips.  Whether you’re a novice or an expert, these jewelry bloggers will bring you valuable insight and amazing jewelry inspiration.  Visit their sites now and you’ll see what I mean! These are the actual jewelry bloggers behind the sites. The Jewelry Bloggers Liza @ Gem-A-Porter, Gemologue by Liza Urla Liza is a…
 
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  • The Artisans Guide To Content Marketing and Social Media

    8 May 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Announcing My Newest Creation:The Artisan's Guide To Content Marketing and Social Media--out on June 15, 2015.If you are an artist, painter, photographer, designer, music producer, creative type person who hasn't got a clue how to promote yourself online, then this book is for you.As an artist, I have written this book especially for you to help you not only set up your blog, website and social media presence, but to grow it in a creative manner.I have been there--looking at the theme in html and sitting there overwhelmed. I've seen the blank post and dealt with the creative blocks.I've set…
  • Skypony Studio presents Midweek Business Break in #DallasTX a fun and FREE event!

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Join Us For Fun, Art, and Wine in Dallas, TX!I am so excited to present this cool event to everyone. As an artist working with Skypony Studio, I want to do something to support the studio.So, borrowing the idea from Wine Down Wednesday, an Atlanta event at Centennial Olympic Park--I thought of this: Midweek Business Break.It's an every Wednesday event from 12-2pm that invites you to Skypony Studio for a cup of wine, some music we'll play over the loudspeakers and a free art prize to one lucky winner who leaves their business card behind.Sounds like a win win for all of us as I love doing…
  • Rocking out to some @PTXofficial as I prep for ArtWalk #Dallas @Dallas_GMT

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    Every Third Saturday There's an Art Party in DallasAs an artist I truly love the arts and beign a part of it. Every third Saturday here in Dallas is ArtWalk: an event held by the Gallery At Midtown located at Valley View Mall.Yeah, that's right--there's a shopping mall filled with art galleries. Long story short, the mall died and Doug with his wife, Kiki Winters, came in and were the first artists to rent a space.And now it's an Artist's Mecca. I volunteer and sometimes work for Kiki, GMT and in exchange I have a permanent display in Skypony Studio for my jewelry and tonight I will be…
  • Whats Goin On? You Have The Power To Change It. Videos: @AlexBoye1 @bioenergyy

    16 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
    Do You Know What's Really Going On?Could Justin Bieber be gay? What about your neighbor who wears a hijab--could she be a terrorist? And what about those evil Republicans? The plane that crashed or the Christian mob who is promoting death to gays or the cops killing everyone who is not white. That's what the media focusing on these days. And honestly there's a reason why:To distract you from reality. The truth is that we are humans on this planet and we are so caught up in the little things that we are missing the big picture. We don't see our world around us and we don't seem…
  • Give Mom Jewelry For A Year

    11 Apr 2015 | 12:21 pm
    The Best Mother's Day Gift EverImagine your mother's delight when you give her a beautiful piece of jewelry--either in 14K Gold or Sterling Silver.Now imagine her surprise and delight when she opens her mail each month to a beautiful piece of jewelry!How It Works. Just like the wine clubs my mom used to be a member of, each member of my jewelry club will receive jewelry each month.For Mother's Day, I have a special package and your mom will get:12 beautiful pieces of jewelry that will include earrings, bracelets, pendant, and rings in her choice of 14k Gold filled wire or  .925…
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  • A Chip Off the Old Block Heel – Accessories Fab

    Cityrocka Perry
    27 May 2015 | 5:24 pm
    The End of Stilettos? A New Accessories Shoe Revolution.  Now Walk. Oww. Walk walk walk. Oww.Oww. Oww. Ouch-ouch. Oh the things we women do for beauty. How many times have you had the very same notion? Balancing on sky high stilettos, on a regular—but it’s so very us isn’t it? Let’s face it; if a shoe is aesthetically appealing, then the idea of the possible accompanying pain to follow isn’t much of a factor. Of greater importance might be the amount of hours we can endure the discomfort. But there appears to be some relief in sight on the style accessories forefront for all…
  • Style Accessories Frugal – 7 Epic Online Stores You Should Know About NOW

    Cityrocka Perry
    19 May 2015 | 5:14 pm
    If you really identify as a true FASHIONISTA, then you know that Accessories are just EVERYTHING when it comes to completing your OOTD (outfit of the day). Right? No need to answer because this Blogger is like a Style Psychic reading your mind. From nail art, to statement earrings, to those coveted red bottoms on full display in your IKEA cabinet, these fashion items bring a style payoff of individuality while also making us feel well—fully dressed. Accessories can raise the bar of a plain black dress, make jeans and a simple tee appear so-very-runway, or it can make an outfit look…
  • Bag Charm Accessories – Cherish it or Chuck it?

    Cityrocka Perry
    11 May 2015 | 4:51 pm
      Bag Charm accessories—Pom-Poms, Pom-pons, Bag Bugs. Just take a gander at any one of your favorite Celebrities Instagram pages feeds and you’ll see that they’re everywhere; multiplying like the cute fuzzy-wuzzy-furry little creatures in the Goonies movies. Gigi Hadid, Olivia Palermo, Kylie Jenner, and Cara Delevigne are just a few of the celebs who have become completely ATTACHED to clipping these cutesy charms onto their bags. It’s all about personalization, with the logic being that identical handbags can be made to look different with the mere addition of one or more…
  • Met Gala – Fashions On Blast and Beast Mode 2015

    Cityrocka Perry
    4 May 2015 | 7:02 pm
    The Met Gala.  I must have checked my mailbox about a trillion times—and STILL NO INVITE from ANNA WINTOUR to her BIG PARTY of Fierce Fashion. And yes, I’m aware that my Michael Kors wrist clock is tick-tocking, and I know that it’s quite last minute, but I really want to be present, mingling and tee-heeing amongst those celebrities. And did you that the Met Gala was going to be filmed this year for a documentary? That means that everything will be immortalized on film—all of the fashion HITS and MISSES.  OMG, and of course I’m wondering WHO it is that’s going to…
  • Mother’s Day – Surefire The-Pain-Was-So-Worth-It Accessories Gifts

    Cityrocka Perry
    2 May 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Mother’s Day is upon us again. Your mother is never going to forget the day that you cane into the world. Go on,  it doesn’t even have to be Mother’s Day. Ask her what she remembers about when you were born. In all likeliness, she’ll be able to tell you the hour of the day, the amount of time that she was in painstaking, wall climbing, coyote howling labor, and the precise time that you arrived. Children are such a blessing. That’s what we’re often told, except for the times when we worried or mothers to death regarding where we were or weren’t…
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  • Australian opal inspires at Vivid Sydney 2015

    Olivia Deskoski
    2 May 2015 | 4:20 am
    Exciting news! We're thrilled to announce our support of a spectacular light art installation featuring in this year's Vivid Sydney festival called OPALessence (play.with.colour) Inspired by the beautiful colours and patterns of opal, OPALessence (play.with.colour) will feature a dynamic light sequence showcasing opal's most renowned feature - its play of colour. For those of you who haven't yet experienced Vivid Sydney, it's not only the southern hemisphere’s biggest annual festival of lights, music and ideas but a hugely popular, creative event that is expected to attract…
  • The bad luck myth about opal

    Olivia Deskoski
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Some of us have heard it, and some of us even believe it, but is there any truth at all to the superstition that opals are bad luck?  Personally, we’ve never seen one single shred of evidence to support this belief so, getting straight to the point, a simple ‘No’ should suffice. Case closed. But for those of you who might not want to take our word for it (after all, we do love and sell opals), we’ve looked deeper into the bad luck myth; what we found surprised us and will surprise you too. Opal - the good luck stone? For thousands of years many of the world’s greatest cultures have…
  • Our Top 3 Tips for Buying Opal Jewellery

    Olivia Deskoski
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:32 pm
    With so many colours, patterns and price points, buying opals and opal jewellery can sometimes be a little confusing. To help you find the perfect opal for you, we've come up with these great Top 3 Tips: 1) Be true to your heart If you’re in love with the coastal tones of a gorgeous green and blue coloured semi-black opal, but your partner or best friend thinks the pretty pastel patterns in a crystal opal are more attractive, it’s best to go with your own instincts. You are the one who has to be comfortable wearing the opal for many years to come and it should reflect your own individual…
  • 5 Easy Ways to Care for Your Opals

    Olivia Deskoski
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Taking care of the precious things in our lives – like friendships, our health or that set of Waterford crystal glasses inherited from your great-grandmother – ensures they last the tests of time, and opals are no different. Follow our short guide below to learn how to get the most out of this amazing gemstone and keep it in a beautiful and pristine condition throughout your lifetime and beyond. 1) Easy does it No need for fancy or expensive cleansers with opals; the best and most effective way to keep an opal clean is to gently wipe it with a damp soft cloth and mild detergent. 2)…
  • Opal Basics 101: What Types of Opals Can You Buy?

    Olivia Deskoski
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:03 am
    With such a spectacular array of colours and patterns available, it can seem like there are endless types of Australian opals out there. But the gemstone can be broken down into three basic forms – solid opals, doublets and triplets. SOLID OPALS Solid opals are gemstones that have come straight from the ground as a rough piece of opal, which has then been cut and polished to perfection. There are three main types of solid opals – black opal, white/light or crystal opal, and boulder opal. BLACK OPAL Found only in Australia, mainly at Lightning Ridge in New South Wales, this magnificent and…
 
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  • Brian Gavin Hearts and Arrow Diamonds

    Liz Hancock
    27 May 2015 | 5:57 am
    Q: Hello Liz, Thanks in advance for your help. Budget is around $10k. I want a single solitaire on gold band around a 1.30ct to 1.60ct carat. Cut is the most important for me so would like to go with Brian Gavin H&A diamonds. Can you give me guidance on whether going with a K color but a better clarity like this diamond: 1.561ct K VS2 would be preferable over better color with lower clarity like these two at I color and SI1:? 1.572ct I SI1 and 1.394ct I SI2. I am assuming eye-clean in this scenerio. Thanks, Jessica A: Hi Jessica, Thanks for letting me know your budget and what you are…
  • Size Advantages To Shallow Cut Diamonds

    Liz Hancock
    27 May 2015 | 4:14 am
    Q: Hi Liz! I would like to buy a round diamond online for an engagement ring, to be set in a simple solitaire 4-prong setting, white gold. I can spend 9-10k total, if you think I can get a great diamond for less that’s always good too. I want 1.35-1.50 carat. I think I want ideal/excellent cut, color H or better, and I know I want totally eye clean / no imperfections visible through main facet. Can you help me find one please? Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! I’ve spent time on Zoara.com but I don’t know how to boil down the perfect diamond given my budget! Really…
  • Which Is The Best Value Diamond For My $15K Budget?

    Liz Hancock
    19 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    Q: Hello Liz Really appreciate your guidance on this. I’m searching for a diamond with the following specs: Budget: $12k – $15K Carat: Around 1.50ct Color: Near Flawless? – Your recommendation is appreciated, I was thinking something around G – H Clarity: VS2 and above? I also read your article on table/depth/polish/cut and that’s definitely important to me as well. Thanks again, John A: Hi John, Thanks for letting me know your diamond requirements. There are many different options for what you are seeking. Generally, you can play around a lot with…
  • Evaluating SI1 And SI2 Clarity Grade Diamonds

    Liz Hancock
    19 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Q: Hi Liz, I am looking to buy a round loose diamond with the following criteria: – Budget is around US $15,000 – $16,000 – Clarity: G or above, SI1 or SI2 (SI1 is preferable) and excellent cut – Carat weight: more 2 ct I performed a search online and found 3 diamonds that are within my budget. Are you able to give me advice on which is more worth it to buy (in terms of fire, sparkling, eyeclean and price)….million thanks in advance! 1. S2, G, 2.17ct, price: $15,100 2. S1, G, 2.01ct, price: $15,300 (with Strong white fluorescence, is white not prefer for buying?)…
  • 1.45ct From Enchanted Diamonds

    Liz Hancock
    19 May 2015 | 4:33 am
    Q: Hi Liz, I’m looking for an engagement ring, but I figure I’ll buy a loose stone first. I’m looking to place this stone in a 6 prong setting on a medium thickness platinum band. After doing research, I was told to look for: 1) Excellent Cut with a table under 60% (but what does table mean?) 2.) G-I color (I heard I can get away with I color on a platinum band?) 3.) VS2 (Is this ok?) Any recommendations? I was looking for diamonds from either James Allen, Zoara or Blue Nile. Are they all reputable? If you could provide me some options that would be great. Thanks, Angela A:…
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  • The Met Gala Brought Out All the A-Plus Jewels, Shoes, and Bags

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    13 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    Resource : popsugar.com By Marina Liao | Rihanna’s dramatic headpiece matched perfectly with her Guo Pei number. Anne Hathaway accessorized her gold Ralph Lauren gown with a bold ear cuff.   Behati Prinsloo carried an intricate peacock-shaped bag. Emily Blunt wore a pair of sparkly Anna Hu earrings in a similar shade to her dress. Jaime King wore all Forevermark jewelry. Jessica Chastain wore Piaget earrings. Kate Beckinsale matched her gold dress with a pair of gold earrings. Kate Mara wore minimalist earrings to match her Diane von Furstenberg dress. Karolina Kurkova flashed her…
  • The Best Accessories from the Met Gala

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 3:40 am
    Resource :  vogue.com By Laird Borrelli-Persson| Dressing for the Met Gala, as demonstrated on Monday night, is a head-to-toe affair. There was a lot of emphasis up top for “China: Through the Looking Glass” as tiaras gave way to headdresses (Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Karen Elson) and jeweled hair, à la Kate Hudson and Anna Ewers. Pendant earrings, many made of thematically appropriate precious jade, swung dazzlingly from famous lobes, and more than one necklace swung elegantly down the wearer’s back. Some of the young set even sported elaborate septum rings—a category of jewelry that at…
  • Jewelry Recap of the Met Gala 2015

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    13 May 2015 | 3:40 am
    Resource : jewelsdujour.com By Natalie | Last night’s Met Gala, fashion’s most anticipated event of the year, celebrated the opening of the Costume Institute’s exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass“. Exploring Chinese influences on Western fashion, the exhibition set the stylistic theme of the evening with plenty of Eastern-inspired gowns and jewelry. While some stars opted for bare skin and strategically placed sequins, others embraced the enigmatic objects and imagery from the East in their ensembles. As for jewelry, Oriental motifs and materials were obvious choices,…
  • 2015 Met Gala Jewelry Highlights

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 3:40 am
    Resource : jewelrynewsnetwork.blogspot.com.tr By Anthony Demarco| The red carpet showcase for the annual Met Costume Institute Gala Monday was so big, so bold, so beautiful and so fashionable that it made the annual Oscars red carpet look like a small-town tea party. The glamorous event serves as the annual fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. The gala’s theme this year was “China: Through the Looking Glass,” and under Anna Wintour’s leadership, the red carpet was ablaze with some of the most beautiful women on earth…
  • The Most Jaw-Dropping Jewels From Past Met Galas

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    13 May 2015 | 3:39 am
    Resource : people.com     BEYONCÉ, 2014 “Queen Bey made moves in monochrome, opting for a Givenchy Couture gown that was bedazzled with intricate studs, stones and crystals,” say Jenna Fain and Emerald Carroll, co-founders of online jewelry destination The Stone Set. “Chandelier earrings resembling a beetle by her go-to jeweler Lorraine Schwartz added drama to the star’s sleek noir ensemble.”       NICOLE KIDMAN, 2003 “Nicole Kidman co-hosted the Goddess-themed Gala with Anna Wintour and Tom Ford, so it was only fitting that she…
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  • Philip Stein Thin Sleep Bracelets & More New Items

    28 May 2015 | 9:04 pm
    I am excited to share with you some of the newest Philip Stein designs that have just arrived in our showroom. Philip Stein just launched a new slimmer version of the classic sleep bracelet. The model shown to the left has a rose golden case and sea blue microfiber strap. The sleep bracelet was designed to be a modern, refined and convenient nighttime accessory. Philip Stein’s “Natural Frequency Technology” is now showcased by the new glass window in the updated model. The microfiber straps are interchangeable and their soft and slim flexible design provide optimal comfort.
  • What is the Right Necklace Length for Me?

    28 May 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Take the shape of your face and your wardrobe into consideration when shopping for necklaces, too.   Here are a few “tips of the trade,” to help you make an educated decision about shopping for that perfect piece: Chokers measure 14” to 16” and hug the neck, highlighting it by drawing attention to it. They will balance a narrow chin, creating the illusion of a fuller face.  Best suited to those with slimmer necks, chokers can soften the sharp angles of those with heart-shaped, rectangular and oblong faces. People with round-shaped faces should avoid this length,…
  • Food For The Poor 20th Annual Building Hope Gala Event

    28 May 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Local luxury jewelry retailer J.R. Dunn Jewelers cares about people, places and things. Owners Jim Dunn, Ann Marie Dunn and Sean Dunn are actively involved in a number of charities, giving of both their time and money. Most recently, the family-owned-and-operated business was a sponsor of the 20th Annual Food for the Poor Building Hope Gala in support of the organization’s home-building initiative in the area of Pon Batay, Haiti. “I come from a family that supports each other, and has always made it a point to give back,” said Sean Dunn. “I am honored to play a small part in the big…
  • John Hardy Classic Chain: A Sustainable Luxury & Legacy

    28 May 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Ever since John Hardy unleashed his creative spirit to build a jewelry company on the island of Bali in the 1970s, the jewelry company bearing his name has been synonymous with the words “sustainable luxury.” The inheritance brought forth all these years later -- the harmonious community among all who work at the compound – is one of its greatest legacies. The heritage of the 40-year-old company is rooted I respect: for the people, places and things among them. One of the biggest design inspirations for John Hardy jewelry is nature. Nowhere is this more evident this coming…
  • Mikimoto Jewelry Marvels at Baselworld

    28 May 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Mikimoto was in full pursuit of the high-end market at Baselworld 2015, reaching out to consumers who are less likely affected by today’s economy, with four pieces designed and crafted by the firm’s Japanese team. The four pieces feature exquisitely sourced and designed pearls, with production time for the quad one year in the making. Plumage – This 18kt white gold five-strand feather necklace has Akoya and South Sea pearls, tanzanite, tsavorite, garnets, diamonds, sapphires, and Paraiba tourmaline. Stream – A cascading 18kt white gold necklace with Akoya pearls and diamonds…
 
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