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  • Britt’s Pick: Bahina’s Multicolor Tourmaline Bracelet

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    26 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Even as the bright hues fade with the memories of summer, there’s still room for some color year-round. That’s what I find to be perfect about Bahina’s bracelet—a line of colorful gemstones that seems muted, somehow. Not quite the rainbow of brightness that signals the warmer months, but still a cheerful collection of shades that range from dark to light, flawlessly finding a place among the moodier looks of fall and winter. Anyone who’s a fan of organization and...
  • Amora Gem Review

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    Vincent Chan
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    The Amora Gem For the past three years, I have followed the development of the Amora Gem from BetterthanDiamond (BTD). Every Friday, I would look forward to reading the weekly updates that the President of BTD, Less P. Wright, would blog about. I just wish more CEOs are as engaging … read more The post Amora Gem Review appeared first on Prosumer Diamonds.
  • 8 Clever Ways to Use Your Camera for Your Jewelry Business

    Rena Klingenberg
    Rena Klingenberg
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The camera in your phone can be a handy tool for your jewelry business. (Aside from using it to take […]
  • Japan’s First Lady Previews Rio Tinto’s Rare Pinks & Reds

    The Daily Jewel
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Japan’s First Lady Previews Rio Tinto’s Rare Pinks & RedsThe inaugural visit of the First Lady of Japan, Mrs Akie Abe, at the invitation of the Western Australian Government was occasion enough for an early showcase of Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle pink diamonds. In an exclusive preview for Mrs Abe, the 2014 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender collection, comprising around 50 of the rarest and most valuable pink diamonds in the world, were revealed. The diamonds are the finest of a year’s production from Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in the East Kimberley region…
  • Organic Amber – A Collectors’ Gemstone

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    Allam Madhav
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:18 am
    Organic gemstones have their own beauty and charm. They are a wonderful result of harmony between living and non-living beings. Amber, which was once famously known as the gold of the north is one of the organic beauties that we have cherished for decades. Amber is the fossilized resin of pine trees that went extinct 50 million years back. It has resinous luster with transparent to virtually opaque appearance. The stones’ outer surface is crusty and weathered. But it is warm and silky from the inside and often contains lichens, insects and remains of wood. Amber until the 19th century was…
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  • #DailyJewel - Venessa Arizaga’s #Shark Bite #Ring For #Arizaga!

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Too much fun!  ...am I too late for Shark Week?I just love Venessa's whimsical outlook - check out her take on the "arrow through the head" gag that Steve Martin made so popular!Website:  http://www.venessaarizaga.com/Twitter:  http://twitter.com/VArizagaJewelryPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/venessaarizaga/Instagram: http://instagram.com/venessaarizagaFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Venessa-Arizaga/276656635686594"I like to think of each piece I create as a treasure and a good luck charm, something special to keep close to you to reflect upon good…
  • Japan’s First Lady Previews Rio Tinto’s Rare Pinks & Reds

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Japan’s First Lady Previews Rio Tinto’s Rare Pinks & RedsThe inaugural visit of the First Lady of Japan, Mrs Akie Abe, at the invitation of the Western Australian Government was occasion enough for an early showcase of Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle pink diamonds. In an exclusive preview for Mrs Abe, the 2014 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender collection, comprising around 50 of the rarest and most valuable pink diamonds in the world, were revealed. The diamonds are the finest of a year’s production from Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in the East Kimberley region…
  • ACE© It Mid Year Conference by NAJA

    15 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    ACE© It Conferences by NAJAAppraisers Continuing EducationThe National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) announces its 42nd Annual Winter ACE© It Education Conference to be held in Rosemont, IL on September 22-23, 2014.  New this year will be the opportunity to attend the World of Gems IV Conference preceding NAJA in the same location.The appraisal organization dedicated exclusively to gems and jewelry presents an outstanding program to assist the professional appraiser’s continuing education and an unparalleled networking experience.  The daily programs are: …
  • #DailyJewel - Spotlight on the Phoenix Collection by Kavant and SharArt #EarTux

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:56 pm
    THEME OF THE PHOENIX COLLECTIONThe Phoenix Collection is inspired by the graceful movement, form and beauty of the mythological animal.The wing-shaped earrings represent the wind / freedom to move while the clawed (single and triple) shaped earrings represent the earth / being grounded and mindful.  Extensions of the original collection were made as suggested by Janet with Fragments NYimage via Fragments• Each piece is handcrafted in 18K gold, precious and semi-precious gemstones, white, champagne, grey and black diamonds. • All pieces are made in-house by their own…
  • #JWLV - Private Preview of the latest collection from Kavant and Sharart at the Wynn

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    KAVANT & SHARART IS A CLASSIC CONTEMPORARY FINE JEWELRY BRANDKenny and Shar-Linn are partners in all aspects of life - and while their brand is one voluminous company, they have two very distinct styles.  Shar-Linn is angular and kinetic with a predisposition for the Art Deco, while Kenny's work is organic and infused with rare and fabulous gems in lush colors and significant designs.Retailers will love that they only have to deal with one company yet choose from a catalog so varied it could represent several design lines!Kenny is Kavant A third generation jeweler, Kenny…
 
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  • These are your grandmother’s pearls

    Hannah Connorton
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    If you keep up with magazines or blogs that cover jewelry, you’ve likely seen the headline, or some variation of it, at least once: “These aren’t your grandmother’s pearls.” The article will feature an updated, contemporary take on the pearl strand necklace, or pearl earrings, something that takes the “older,” outdated style and gives it a facelift that is more in line with today’s style and trends. It’s a great idea, not only for designers to play with and reinvent a style or jewelry trend that once was popular, but also for consumers to have a fresh, revived look to…
  • A new take on lace

    Brecken Branstrator
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Monika Knutsson Monika Knutsson has found the perfect way to combine an antique look with a golden, modern touch with her Gilded Lace collection. After getting her start in fashion, she eventually realized she could use the lace she found in other ways. The designer began dipping the pieces in karat gold, creating a unique look that celebrates the fabric pieces’ past as it brings them into the present. Each piece is given a tag that includes its name, as well as the year and history of the lace’s creation and its former use. Read on to learn more about Knutsson’s inspiration, design…
  • 3 campaign lessons, served on ice

    Michelle Graff
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    As of Monday afternoon, donations to the ALS Association, the nonprofit that works on research, care services, public education and public policy surrounding amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), were up 767 percent year-over-year. They rose from $1.8 million between July 29 and Aug. 18 of last year to $15.6 million in the same time period this year, according to figures released by the association. What is behind these tremendous year-over-year increases? The answer: the millions of people doused with thousands of gallons of ice water for the “Ice Bucket…
  • What’s ailing the Internet giants

    Michelle Graff
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    As both a reader and a writer, this headline in The New York Times caught my eye over the weekend: “Plot Thickens as 900 Writers Battle Amazon.” The article details the latest development in the ongoing row between New York-based book publisher Hachette and Amazon. Amazon and Hachette can’t agree on e-book pricing and, as a result, Amazon has been refusing pre-orders on books from the publisher and slowing deliveries when they finally are ordered. Caught in the middle are hundreds of Hachette authors who are losing money. Because of this, more than 900 authors (most of whom are not even…
  • The reasons behind the big diamond finds

    Michelle Graff
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    I feel as though I’ve written a fair number of “large rough unearthed” stories in recent months, so many, in fact, that I began to wonder: Has this been an unusually active year for finding rough diamonds that are 100 carats or larger? The two largest, publicized finds to date in 2014 belong to Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp.: a 259-carat piece of rough and a 239-carat piece of rough, both found at the company’s Karowe mine in Botswana. These two huge finds were part of a larger haul the diamond company removed from Karowe in the second quarter, a bounty that included 13 diamonds…
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  • Movado Group Revenue Up, but Results Fall Short

    lsachon
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    Movado Group’s results for the second quarter of 2014, posted Tuesday, fell short of analysts’ expectations.Net sales increased 3.8 percent to $143.6 million, which fell short of the hoped-for figure of $153 million. Net income was $12.2 million, or $0.44 per diluted share.The company remained optimistic that it would meet its yearly guidance, however.  Movado Group’s results for the second quarter of 2014, posted Tuesday, fell short of analysts’ expectations. JCK Staff read more
  • Jewelers of America Partners With Fiera di Vicenza

    lsachon
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Jewelers of America (JA) has partnered with Fiera di Vicenza, the Italian jewelry trade show center, to promote Fiera di Vicenza’s independent trend-research department, TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting. JCK Staff read more
  • Tiffany Reports Strong Growth in Second Quarter

    lsachon
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Tiffany & Co. reported strong growth in the second quarter of 2014, a three-month period that ended on July 31.Net earnings rose 16 percent, to $124 million, and worldwide net sales rose 7 percent, to  $993 million. The company increased its earnings forecast for the year by 5 cents per share, up to $4.20–$4.30 per diluted share. Tiffany & Co. reported strong growth in the second quarter of 2014, a three-month period that ended on July 31. JCK Staff read more
  • Hublot Partners With Dallas Cowboys

    lsachon
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    The Hublot Classic Fusion Ladies Dallas Cowboys WatchHublot has signed an exclusive deal to become the first official timekeeper for the Dallas Cowboys. The Swiss luxury watch brand is marking the partnership by releasing three Dallas Cowboy–branded watches in limited editions of 50 each. The watches will be sold exclusively at Hublot’s Dallas boutique and in a pop-up shop in the Cowboys’ Owner’s Lounge at AT&T Stadium.  E-newsletter Date:  Tue, 2014-08-26 JCK Staff read more
  • MJSA Announces Jeweler’s Bench Conference and Trade Fair

    lsachon
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    The Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA) will hold the second annual Jeweler’s Bench Conference and Trade Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14 in Warwick, R.I. The conference for jewelers and designers who work at a bench or run repair, custom, and repurposing businesses will take place over the course of two days at the Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel.  The Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America will hold the second annual Jeweler’s Bench Conference and Trade Fair on Sept. 13 and 14 in Warwick, R.I. JCK Staff read more
 
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  • LIVING THE JEWELRY CAD DREAM. LAUNCHING THE NEW RELEASE 2014.

    Allan Straton
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    ALLSTR4′S BLOG WHY STRUGGLE WITH A JEWELLERY CAD PROBLEM. USE “JEWELRY CAD DREAM” SKIP TO CONTENT me. Standard Hi Fellow Jewellery Designers and Colleges The latest Jewelry Cad Dream program released this week is awesome.  It is beyond expectation. This program takes Jewellery Cad Dream to a totally different level that has never been reached […]
  • A Quick Introduction

    mitchelandco
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    Hi there, my name is James Stephenson and I’ve been interested in jewellery for pretty much all my life. I’ve wanted to start a blog about my jewellery thoughts and experiences for a while now and I’m very happy that I get to share my advice with anyone who is interested! So what will be […]
  • Mermaid Earrings at InArtStudio2

    lianabennett
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    My daughter Marjory, is now making and selling all my Mermaid Earrings in her store, InArtStudio2. Due to demand, I have asked my daughter to take over creating and selling all my earrings. With her energy and sparkling personality, Marjory is a natural at selling. She started selling during her high school years, gathering unwanted […]
  • LIVING THE “JEWELRY CAD DREAM”. WHAT MATRIX AND OTHER PROGRAMS CANNOT DO.

    Allan Straton
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:31 pm
    ALLSTR4′S BLOG WHY STRUGGLE WITH A JEWELLERY CAD PROBLEM. USE “JEWELRY CAD DREAM” . Standard Hi Fellow Jewellery Designers and Colleagues. My name is Allan Stratton Today I would like to ask designers that use other jewellery cad design programs. DO YOU GET FRUSTRATED WITH ALL THE ADD ONS AND PROBLEMS MAKING FANTASTIC DESIGNS? DO […]
  • LIVING THE “JEWELRY CAD DREAM”. LESSON 22ND AUGUST 2014

    Allan Straton
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Discover the power of Jewelry CAD Dream Hi Fellow Jewellery Designers and Colleagues. Thank you for your continued interest in the Jewelry CAD Dream.  The most advanced, next generation jewelry CAD design software. Tonight’s webinar will be showing intermediate and advanced techniques. The key is to grasp a deeper understanding of how you can work […]
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  • Movado Group Revenue Up, but Results Fall Short

    lsachon
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    Movado Group’s results for the second quarter of 2014, posted Tuesday, fell short of analysts’ expectations.Net sales increased 3.8 percent to $143.6 million, which fell short of the hoped-for figure of $153 million. Net income was $12.2 million, or $0.44 per diluted share.The company remained optimistic that it would meet its yearly guidance, however.  Movado Group’s results for the second quarter of 2014, posted Tuesday, fell short of analysts’ expectations. JCK Staff read more
  • Jewelers of America Partners With Fiera di Vicenza

    lsachon
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Jewelers of America (JA) has partnered with Fiera di Vicenza, the Italian jewelry trade show center, to promote Fiera di Vicenza’s independent trend-research department, TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting. JCK Staff read more
  • Tiffany Reports Strong Growth in Second Quarter

    lsachon
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Tiffany & Co. reported strong growth in the second quarter of 2014, a three-month period that ended on July 31.Net earnings rose 16 percent, to $124 million, and worldwide net sales rose 7 percent, to  $993 million. The company increased its earnings forecast for the year by 5 cents per share, up to $4.20–$4.30 per diluted share. Tiffany & Co. reported strong growth in the second quarter of 2014, a three-month period that ended on July 31. JCK Staff read more
  • Hublot Partners With Dallas Cowboys

    lsachon
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    The Hublot Classic Fusion Ladies Dallas Cowboys WatchHublot has signed an exclusive deal to become the first official timekeeper for the Dallas Cowboys. The Swiss luxury watch brand is marking the partnership by releasing three Dallas Cowboy–branded watches in limited editions of 50 each. The watches will be sold exclusively at Hublot’s Dallas boutique and in a pop-up shop in the Cowboys’ Owner’s Lounge at AT&T Stadium.  E-newsletter Date:  Tue, 2014-08-26 JCK Staff read more
  • MJSA Announces Jeweler’s Bench Conference and Trade Fair

    lsachon
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    The Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA) will hold the second annual Jeweler’s Bench Conference and Trade Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14 in Warwick, R.I. The conference for jewelers and designers who work at a bench or run repair, custom, and repurposing businesses will take place over the course of two days at the Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel.  The Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America will hold the second annual Jeweler’s Bench Conference and Trade Fair on Sept. 13 and 14 in Warwick, R.I. JCK Staff read more
 
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  • Our Favorite Jewelry Tweets From the 2014 Emmys

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The jewelry-specific social-media universe was in full-on snark mode Monday night while live-tweeting the Emmys. Here is what they had to say: On the trend of red gowns:I mean, I love red. I’m an Aries. It’s part of the package. But my lord, was there a fabric sale? #emmyjewelry #Emmys—@Adornmentality August 25, 2014On the lack of jewels:Quick, tackle her and get some diamonds on her! RT @CommuniqueLA: Did Kaley Cuoco forget to put on her jewelry?? #Jewelryfail #...
  • Red All About It: 10 Color Trend Jewels For Fall

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    BaycoIf you tuned in to the Emmy Awards last night, or read any subsequent posts about the fashions, you’re probably aware that the color red stole the night. I had predicted/wished for an influx of reds and pinks, but my hopes were geared toward jewelry, not necessarily dresses. Whether the splash of dramatic color came from gemstones or Givenchy, it’s clear that red is more than hot this season.Kaura Jewels  Rina LimorSee: More red jewels  Color...
  • 5 Emmy Instagrams to Love

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Not surprisingly, last night’s Emmy Instagram action was dominated by the few designers who made it to the red carpet. But all Instagrammers can learn a few things from these lovely Emmys night ’grams.Repost: LoveGoldLive, the Instagram account for Love Gold, the World Gold Council campaign, proved to be a master of finding gold to love on the red carpet—and finding the best Instagram to re-gram. This shot of Christina Hendricks’ lovely Emmy jewelry came from her stylist, Lawren...
  • Britt’s Pick: Bahina’s Multicolor Tourmaline Bracelet

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Even as the bright hues fade with the memories of summer, there’s still room for some color year-round. That’s what I find to be perfect about Bahina’s bracelet—a line of colorful gemstones that seems muted, somehow. Not quite the rainbow of brightness that signals the warmer months, but still a cheerful collection of shades that range from dark to light, flawlessly finding a place among the moodier looks of fall and winter. Anyone who’s a fan of organization and...
  • Pennsylvania Jeweler Offers City-Specific Silver Charms With City Charm

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    In the winter of 2011, a woman approached Justin Bortz at a rotary function in Reading, Pa., and asked if he could make a Pagoda charm. While it may sound like an odd request to some, it made perfect sense to Bortz, the owner of Justin Bortz Jewelers, because Reading has a famous one. The Pagoda is a 106-year-old historical fixture in town, initially designed to mask unsightly quarry mining operations carried out at the turn of the last century. Today, the Pagoda is not only a beloved and...
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  • Our Favorite Jewelry Tweets From the 2014 Emmys

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The jewelry-specific social-media universe was in full-on snark mode Monday night while live-tweeting the Emmys. Here is what they had to say: On the trend of red gowns:I mean, I love red. I’m an Aries. It’s part of the package. But my lord, was there a fabric sale? #emmyjewelry #Emmys—@Adornmentality August 25, 2014On the lack of jewels:Quick, tackle her and get some diamonds on her! RT @CommuniqueLA: Did Kaley Cuoco forget to put on her jewelry?? #Jewelryfail #...
  • Red All About It: 10 Color Trend Jewels For Fall

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    BaycoIf you tuned in to the Emmy Awards last night, or read any subsequent posts about the fashions, you’re probably aware that the color red stole the night. I had predicted/wished for an influx of reds and pinks, but my hopes were geared toward jewelry, not necessarily dresses. Whether the splash of dramatic color came from gemstones or Givenchy, it’s clear that red is more than hot this season.Kaura Jewels  Rina LimorSee: More red jewels  Color...
  • 5 Emmy Instagrams to Love

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Not surprisingly, last night’s Emmy Instagram action was dominated by the few designers who made it to the red carpet. But all Instagrammers can learn a few things from these lovely Emmys night ’grams.Repost: LoveGoldLive, the Instagram account for Love Gold, the World Gold Council campaign, proved to be a master of finding gold to love on the red carpet—and finding the best Instagram to re-gram. This shot of Christina Hendricks’ lovely Emmy jewelry came from her stylist, Lawren...
  • Britt’s Pick: Bahina’s Multicolor Tourmaline Bracelet

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Even as the bright hues fade with the memories of summer, there’s still room for some color year-round. That’s what I find to be perfect about Bahina’s bracelet—a line of colorful gemstones that seems muted, somehow. Not quite the rainbow of brightness that signals the warmer months, but still a cheerful collection of shades that range from dark to light, flawlessly finding a place among the moodier looks of fall and winter. Anyone who’s a fan of organization and...
  • Pennsylvania Jeweler Offers City-Specific Silver Charms With City Charm

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    In the winter of 2011, a woman approached Justin Bortz at a rotary function in Reading, Pa., and asked if he could make a Pagoda charm. While it may sound like an odd request to some, it made perfect sense to Bortz, the owner of Justin Bortz Jewelers, because Reading has a famous one. The Pagoda is a 106-year-old historical fixture in town, initially designed to mask unsightly quarry mining operations carried out at the turn of the last century. Today, the Pagoda is not only a beloved and...
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  • Movado Group Revenue Up, but Results Fall Short

    lsachon
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    Movado Group’s results for the second quarter of 2014, posted Tuesday, fell short of analysts’ expectations.Net sales increased 3.8 percent to $143.6 million, which fell short of the hoped-for figure of $153 million. Net income was $12.2 million, or $0.44 per diluted share.The company remained optimistic that it would meet its yearly guidance, however.  Movado Group’s results for the second quarter of 2014, posted Tuesday, fell short of analysts’ expectations. JCK Staff read more
  • Jewelers of America Partners With Fiera di Vicenza

    lsachon
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Jewelers of America (JA) has partnered with Fiera di Vicenza, the Italian jewelry trade show center, to promote Fiera di Vicenza’s independent trend-research department, TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting. JCK Staff read more
  • Tiffany Reports Strong Growth in Second Quarter

    lsachon
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Tiffany & Co. reported strong growth in the second quarter of 2014, a three-month period that ended on July 31.Net earnings rose 16 percent, to $124 million, and worldwide net sales rose 7 percent, to  $993 million. The company increased its earnings forecast for the year by 5 cents per share, up to $4.20–$4.30 per diluted share. Tiffany & Co. reported strong growth in the second quarter of 2014, a three-month period that ended on July 31. JCK Staff read more
  • Hublot Partners With Dallas Cowboys

    lsachon
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    The Hublot Classic Fusion Ladies Dallas Cowboys WatchHublot has signed an exclusive deal to become the first official timekeeper for the Dallas Cowboys. The Swiss luxury watch brand is marking the partnership by releasing three Dallas Cowboy–branded watches in limited editions of 50 each. The watches will be sold exclusively at Hublot’s Dallas boutique and in a pop-up shop in the Cowboys’ Owner’s Lounge at AT&T Stadium.  E-newsletter Date:  Tue, 2014-08-26 JCK Staff read more
  • MJSA Announces Jeweler’s Bench Conference and Trade Fair

    lsachon
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    The Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA) will hold the second annual Jeweler’s Bench Conference and Trade Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14 in Warwick, R.I. The conference for jewelers and designers who work at a bench or run repair, custom, and repurposing businesses will take place over the course of two days at the Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel.  The Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America will hold the second annual Jeweler’s Bench Conference and Trade Fair on Sept. 13 and 14 in Warwick, R.I. JCK Staff read more
 
 
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  • Cleopatra and the "Gem of the Sun"

    Donna Cluny Gardner
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:29 pm
     Peridot, the August birthstone, is a pretty gemstone with a clear green color. It is fairly easy usually for us to find translucent peridot that are especially pretty for the jewelry that I make. I do like working with it; the only drawback to peridot is that it is usually difficult to find very large stones.    Peridot has a rich history, full of legends and lore that makes it an especially interesting gemstone.The Egyptians called peridot the "gem of the sun" and believed that it was best mined at night when it shone brightly; during the day, it shone so brightly that it…
  • Coral Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings: Gifts from the Sea

    Donna Cluny Gardner
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
     I adore coral; it's an organic material straight from the sea with all the magic of the sea. Coral combines well with pearls and other gemstones, and of course, it looks wonderful with artist's lampwork beads. I'm especially fond of peachy-pink colored coral of any kind, and I am bewitched by  branch coral with long twiggy-looking sprigs.Above, a coral bracelet with peachy-pink coral nuggets mixed with irregularly shaped freshwater pearls and sterling silver.  The sea-themed charms include a mermaid, a seahorse,and a fish. Above and below, coral bracelets with slices of…
  • Rubies: Just a Bit Less Than Wisdom

    Donna Cluny Gardner
    29 Jun 2014 | 2:47 pm
     I've been busy working on rubies when I haven't been visiting my mother and my best friend in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  I do love working with rubies! Rubies are the July birthstone, of course, and how appropriate since it is the red-hot month of summer. Rubies, like Fourth of July fireworks are compelling; one has to look at them.    Rubies look good on everyone whether your complexion is dark or light, your haircolour brown, red, grey, blonde, or black (yes, rubies look soooo good on redheads!), whether you are big or small-boned, short or tall. Rubies are…
  • Ankle Bracelets, Aquamarines, and Earrings That Dangle!

    Donna Cluny Gardner
    15 Jun 2014 | 5:51 am
    It's almost official SUMMER, and summer is the time for ankle bracelets.  Nothing shows off summer skin like a gemstone ankle bracelet; nothing looks sexier on your legs except bare skin! Very feminine, but slightly edgy, ankle bracelets have long been the summer jewelry of choice.   Above, a sterling silver ankle bracelet made with amazonite and genuine abalone; perfect for your beach vacation! The shell abalone hangs next to the tiny sterling toggle clasp.   Below, a red-hot carnelian ankle bracelet cooled off with just a touch of aqua apatite and a single sterling…
  • I Love Turquoise for Summer!

    Donna Cluny Gardner
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:59 am
    Turquoise Bracelet with Sterling Silver Turquoise is probably my favorite color, so it follows that I would certainly love gem turquoise.  For years, I thought of turquoise as Southwestern and it reminded me of family trips to California, and conjured images of the Painted Desert, Carlsbad Caverns, Navajo reservations, and that endless highway called Route 66 that we drove on back then.   Then, I went to Greece! To my surprise, turquoise was everywhere, as it was when I went to Egypt, and especially when I went to Turkey. Although I still can link turquoise with the…
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  • Violence and Conflict around Barrick Gold Mine in Tanzania

    Greg Valerio
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    Press Release from Eco-Minerals reproduced below.   OTTAWA/OXFORD 5 AUGUST 2014   Violence Ongoing at Barrick Mine in Tanzania: MiningWatch Canada and RAID (UK) Complete Human Rights Assessment   A human rights assessment conducted between late June and mid- July 2014 at UK-listed African Barrick Gold’s (ABG) North Mara Gold Mine Ltd. (North Mara mine)
  • Britain’s leading casting houses now offering entire catalogues in Fairtrade gold, making Fairtrade available to everybody

    Marc Choyt
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Five of Britain’s leading casting houses supplying semi-finished gold product to the jewellery trade are proud to include Fairtrade gold and precious metals as part of their offering. The landmark move means that everyone in the jewellery industry, large or small, can contribute towards bringing about transformational change to disadvantaged artisanal mining communities and reform
  • How Fairtrade Can Improve The Lives of Small Scale Gold Miners In Tanzania

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    In early May of 2014, I traveled as a fair trade jeweler to Tanzania at the invitation of Fair Trade International to visit small scale gold mining sites that were candidates for fairtrade gold certification. I was inspired by many people— from the Fair Trade Africa and UK team, commercial colleagues from England; and also,
  • Jewellery Ethics Committee UK Welcomes Government Initiative on Transparent Supply Chains

    Marc Choyt
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    The British Government announced this week that Business Minister Jenny Willott will work with the British Retail Consortium (BRC) to produce a number of recommendations for UK retailers to address human rights abuses in their supply chains. Later this year The BRC will work with its members and key stakeholders to produce a publication highlighting
  • A Tanzanian’s Perspective On Why We Should Care About Fairtrade Gold

    admin
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:11 am
    When I was in Tanzania and Kenya, I met with many inspirational people from Fair Trade Africa and England who were involved in introducing fairtrade gold to small scale miners. The miners themselves were savvy and innovative people who had struggled hard to get where they are.  We could all see how these small scale
 
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    JCK - Style 360

  • Pennsylvania Jeweler Offers City-Specific Silver Charms With City Charm

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    In the winter of 2011, a woman approached Justin Bortz at a rotary function in Reading, Pa., and asked if he could make a Pagoda charm. While it may sound like an odd request to some, it made perfect sense to Bortz, the owner of Justin Bortz Jewelers, because Reading has a famous one. The Pagoda is a 106-year-old historical fixture in town, initially designed to mask unsightly quarry mining operations carried out at the turn of the last century. Today, the Pagoda is not only a beloved and...
  • 2014 Emmys Jewelry: What Will We See on Monday Night?

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    The 2014 Emmy Awards takes place on Monday night, and I’m curious to see what jewelry some of television’s most popular stars will wear. (Click here to see the list of nominees and here to see what my Marketplace colleague Brittany Siminitz thinks will trend.)My mailbox started filling up this week with pre-Emmys placements, as well as predictions from various style authorities on what celebs might wear. (Remember my rant on that subject?) In fact, I was reminded that the awards ceremony...
  • Photo Shoot Aftermath: The Skinny on What Was Not Shot and Why

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    After a week of scrambling to get the right jewels to photograph for our October holiday issue, we are finished shooting, and the merchandise is en route back to its owners.Considering the volume of product we pull (dozens and dozens of styles), there are always a few pieces or makers whose works we don’t use. Reasons being: lack of space and/or lack of appropriate setup. This week, for example, we had some beautiful classic and trendy gemstone pieces from Trésor Collection, including a...
  • On Set Today: Citrines, Diamonds, and Blue Titanium

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    We’re on day two of our October holiday-issue photo shoot, and despite some disappointments—no Vivaan tanzanite necklace and several other vendors declined to send goods because of possible celebrity placements at this weekend’s Emmy Awards—we were all basically pleased with the merchandise we did procure. It’s never a bad thing when Siegelson loans you a vintage gold and diamond Mauboussin bracelet or when we can potentially cast a spotlight onto newer vendor Estenza (in San Francisco) and its...
  • On Set Today: Opals, Rubies, Diamonds, and Tanzanite!

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    I don’t really believe in jinxes, but my mind-set may change considering the Vivaan triangular tanzanite pendant necklace I professed love for yesterday is not coming to our set today after all! Another photo-shoot casualty, as the store it was in wasn’t shipping after all. I’m disappointed, but will be thrilled for Vivaan if it sells. That’s what we’re here for anyway—to inspire retailers to buy and sell beautiful pieces by highlighting their uniqueness and/or rarity.But what we do have...
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  • The Last Dominion of Light Jewels Show!

    Kate
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Dear Modern Romantics, Just three weeks from today the last Dominion of Light Jewels Show will be held at the loft in Emeryville— And oh, it will be marvelous! Two days. Super duper prices on previous collections. And, sublime, dazzling, whimsical, dreamy one of a kind necklaces and earrings never before seen (never, ever until now, I promise) from my private collection. Not to mention divine refreshments . . . Just a of the few necklaces you’ll find at the sale (pics of earrings coming next):  
  • Jewels Spring Blowout Sale Coming Soon—

    Kate
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    It doesn’t happen often. But it is happening soon, so . . . Now is the time to pounce! A huge blowout sale is coming up at Dominion of Light Jewels in just 2 weeks—May 3rd with 50% off previous collections and jewels from my private collection at up to 30% off. OMG, there will be sooo many marvelous, wonderful, dreamy jewels to choose from— And, Sally Kiehn of Aimer (I adore the French name) Skin Care will be joining us with products you can purchase. Sally creates wonderful natural skin care products which pamper and restore your skin in a body-friendly manner. Ingredients are…
  • 27 Mar 2014 | 9:50 am

    Kate
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:50 am
    Okay, so better late than never! Been wanting to post this for days but was on overload and had to go through the photos, get the names of the musicians, excuses, excuses. . . So here goes: Last weekend—Mighty Fine Guitars “The Big Room”, standing room only (actually people sitting on the floor when seats ran out)—The marvelous Kathy Kallick Band! Bluegrass—old timey bluegrass with a sometimes jazzy swing to it! So good that the audience got up off their seats and roared! Mostly original songs, all in the bluegrass tradition, all cool. They ended the set with a magical…
  • An Afternoon at the Berkeley City Club

    Kate
    1 Mar 2014 | 2:07 pm
      From the minute we stepped through the front doors of the Berkeley City Club last Wednesday, I was in love, transported back to the early 20th century, my favorite era. A time when, from my humble point of view, the arts and architecture were at their apex. Those times were a cauldron of new and old, experimentation, a huge confluence of artists both in the States and in Europe drawing inspiration from history and from each other. The mind reels when thinking of the wealth of the arts in those days: the Ballet Russe, Leon Bakst, Isadora Duncan, Nijinski, Ruth St. Denis, Satie, Debussy,…
  • Hats Off to You, Ladies—

    Kate
    24 Feb 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Or actually, Hats on! In my insomniac hours I often watch British TV on my iPad. Lately, Downton of course, but also Parades End, a sweeping, epic, gorgeous (albeit rather tragic, at least so far) mini-series set in the early 20th century. I’ve also been addicted to the old Upstairs Downstairs, Larkrise to Candleford, The Forsythe Saga, the list could go on . . . So, you may ask, what profound vision comes to my mind after all this culture regarding the past? The state of the world as it lurched into WWI? Suffragettes and women’s right to vote? The rise of machines and factories?
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    Genna Delaney

  • Last week of the Edinburgh Festival

    GennaDelaney
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Well it’s been a busy two weeks of exhibiting at the Edinburgh Festival and today is my last week. It’s been a lot of hard work but also been extremely enjoyable meeting all my old crafty friends and meeting new ones. And of course it’s been great meeting regular clients as well as meeting new customers from Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, America and even Denmark! I’ve sold some lovely new pieces and launched my new laser cut perspex collection, which has went down well. You can see the new laser cut pieces in the picture above. This new colourful collection is pinned on…
  • Edinburgh Festival

    GennaDelaney
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
      Well I can’t believe we’re in July already! Where has the time went? I had planned to write blog posts a few months before the Edinburgh Festival to tell you the process involved with preparing for such a long show. But time has disappeared and I’ve not had the chance to write every month. It is now 24 days till I set up for the Edinburgh Westend Festival. This will be my 8th year in a row of exhibiting at the Fringe but it’s the second year I am exhibiting for the whole 3 weeks. That’s a whole 23 days. You will find my popular ranges as well as new…
  • Rikki O’Neill, Unsung Heroes and the Teapot Trust

    GennaDelaney
    22 Jun 2014 | 9:27 am
    There are so many creative things going on in Dundee but you have to be part of the art community to know about them. This weekend has been very busy with lots of inspiring exhibitions on in the city. On Friday night I visited the Rikki O’neill exhibition at Freedom Hair Experience. I’ve known Rikki for a few years now and have been a fan of his work for a while. It’s definitely worth a visit of you digital art and photography. His new work “Into a new world” is inspired by one of his favourite artists, Catherine McIntyre, a well known digital photographer, who…
  • Jewellery Competition – Win a piece of handmade jewellery

    GennaDelaney
    21 Jun 2014 | 6:13 am
    As summer is finally here, I’d like to celebrate with offering you the chance to win a gorgeous piece of my handmade jewellery. All you have to do to enter the competition is to click the link on my competition page.   Once entered you will be in with the chance to win one of these two stunning necklaces.  Details The first piece is the “Perspex Heart and Silver Chain”. This subtle piece is usually valued at £150 The second necklace up for grabs is the “3 Perspex Rod Necklace” valued at £100. To win one of these gorgeous pieces, simply enter your details into the boxes…
  • Genna Design Videos

    GennaDelaney
    29 May 2014 | 1:51 pm
    With the growth of social media, online shopping and technology, there’s a shift in how we interact with our customers. I didn’t want to be left behind so I wanted to create videos to increase the awareness of my brand and to show people the process of making jewellery. Some people don’t really appreciate the time and skills involved making jewellery so I wanted to show some of the processes through these short films. Designing and making bespoke pieces of Jewellery is my passion. So when a friend Chris James Marr, Musician – Esperi, came to me to make his partners…
 
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    Let's Talk Jewelry

  • Why is Diamond So Special?

    Allam Madhav
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    The mere name of the diamond brings so many adjectives to the mind like rare, durable, beautiful, sparkling, forever, dazzling, love, engagement ring, etc. None of these praiseful words are enough to define this beautiful stone. It is one of the most beautiful and most popular stone of the gemstone kingdom and is extensively used in the jewelry industry. Its craze is extraordinarily high among the celebs as well and this is the reason why most of the glamorous Hollywood actresses prefer a diamond engagement ring. When they proudly flaunt their rings, their fans are allured by the sparkling…
  • Unique Engagement Rings

    Allam Madhav
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    Gone are the days when just the expensive gemstones and the diamonds were the first choice of the people when it comes to the engagement rings. These days the charm of wearing not-so-expensive engagement rings is high. This way, people try to save a lot of money which can be used in other important works. There are a lot of options available in the jewelry market which can be beautiful alternates to these expensive stones. Some of them are as under- 1) Garnet for Ruby 2) Peridot for Emerald 3) Tanzanite for Sapphire 4) Moissanite for Diamond The most interesting concept is that all these gems…
  • Organic Amber – A Collectors’ Gemstone

    Allam Madhav
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:18 am
    Organic gemstones have their own beauty and charm. They are a wonderful result of harmony between living and non-living beings. Amber, which was once famously known as the gold of the north is one of the organic beauties that we have cherished for decades. Amber is the fossilized resin of pine trees that went extinct 50 million years back. It has resinous luster with transparent to virtually opaque appearance. The stones’ outer surface is crusty and weathered. But it is warm and silky from the inside and often contains lichens, insects and remains of wood. Amber until the 19th century was…
  • The Wedding Shopping

    Allam Madhav
    23 May 2014 | 3:59 am
    Wedding rings along a lot of works to be completed and so many things to be taken care of and executed properly in time. One of the biggest tasks of the long list is the shopping part. It seriously takes a lot of time to complete it and there should be no shopping left for the last hour. It is advised to make a shopping list and keep ticking the ones that are done. This way you will not forget anything and also it will be a managed shopping experience for you. Let us check out few of the most important shopping items: 1) The most important thing will be to shop for the wedding dresses well on…
  • George Clooney’s Star Studded Engagement Party

    jewelryguru
    12 May 2014 | 2:17 am
    The long time bachelor and the British lawyer got engaged and the party they gave was studded with the stars. It was a glamorous night at Café Habana in Malibu. George Clooney and his fiancé Amal Alamuddin were joined by their very few close friends and the couple was in a relaxed mood. Clooney wore a casual blue shirt with jeans. His human rights attorney wife to be wore a green colored T-shirt with a sparkling heart on the front of it and floral shorts. The Oscar winning star popped up the question to Amal last month with a personally designed 7 carat ring. It is an ethically mined…
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    Beading Arts

  • Recent publications: August 2014

    Cyndi L
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Chain and Bead Jewelry Geometric Connections: A New Angle on Creating Dimensional Earrings, Bracelets, and Necklaces... by Scott David Plumlee The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making, 2nd Edition: 15 New Projects, New Gallery - More than 700 Large Color... by Tammy Powley Beading All-Stars: 20 Jewelry Projects from Your Favorite Designers by Lark Crafts Technorati Tags: bead embroidery,handmade beaded jewelry,wearable art,beads,jewelry,necklace,mixed media,beading © copyright 2014 – All rights reserved Beading Arts
  • Bead Journal Project: August 2014

    Cyndi L
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I am still stuck on working with pleated shibori silk ribbon, and this month for my Bead Journal Project piece, I took a minimalist approach to the beads and maximized the ribbon!  I know, I know...it doesn't seem quite right to me either, but we can't always get our way, now can we?  I'm happy with how this piece came out, I learned something, and I'll be able to share that something in the future.  What could be wrong with that?  :-)JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyCopyright 2014 Cyndi Lavin. All rights reserved. Not to be reprinted, resold, or redistributed for…
  • heART beats from other blogs!

    Cyndi L
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    The Artful Crafter Website Re-Launch PartyWe're so excited that we're throwing a BIG party with BIG prizes. Come see our new home! There Is No Can'tDoing whatever you want in the whole wide world.Mixed Media Anniversary Quilt: Finished!Cherie finishes the quilt she made to celebrate her wedding anniversary.Resin Crafts BlogHow to make paperweights in bangle molds with resin. Trials and triumphs.Technorati Tags: bead embroidery,handmade beaded jewelry,wearable art,beads,jewelry,necklace,mixed media,beading © copyright 2014 – All rights reserved Beading Arts
  • Jewelry calculator available at Auntie's Beads

    Cyndi L
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    Clint Henderson from Auntie's Beads recently contacted me about a jewelry pricing calculator that he is continuing to tweak, to attempt to make it the most useful tool you'll find anywhere for plugging in your materials and hourly rate, and ending up with a suggested retail or wholesale price.  It's super easy to use, and it even has a handy timer that you can use if you're not really sure how long it takes you to do a task!Give it a look, and see if it would help you to keep better records!Technorati Tags: bead embroidery,handmade beaded jewelry,wearable art,beads,jewelry,necklace,mixed…
  • Fall/Winter 2014-2015 color and style forecast!

    Cyndi L
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2014The current colors, as seen aboveLenzing Color TrendsPalettes within the palettes that you might likeBest Fall Trends for Back to SchoolBy College FashionFall Fashion Trends for 2014Huffington PostTechnorati Tags: bead embroidery,handmade beaded jewelry,wearable art,beads,jewelry,necklace,mixed media,beading © copyright 2014 – All rights reserved Beading Arts
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    Honey from the Bee Artisan Jewelry inspired by Nature and Romance

  • Kiss the Frogs - Third's a Charm

    Janet Bocciardi
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Last summer when I pulled beads for jewelry ideas I had 3 muffin cups with frog beads.  That was a ratio that surprised even me!  I have no idea how I ended up with so many, but their adorableness got to me as did their counterparts' current fate in the real world.  They each have their own personality, but they each became a unique whimsical creation!Leap of Faith (left)It's a Frog's Life (upper right) SOLDFrogger (bottom right)Frogger is my latest and quite possibly my last frog necklace.  Never say never, right?Frogger - tunic length artisan necklaceBottom lampwork bead…
  • American Beauty - Royston Turquoise Cabochon becomes Wearable

    Janet Bocciardi
    10 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    I think other jewelers must feel the same as I do right now.  I'm in love with my latest piece.  Yep, it's my favorite.  I am fickle so the next one I create may push this one aside, but I think it's going to be awhile. Last April I drew the pendant concept.Royston Turquoise(natural from Nevada)When I started working on it I decided to go with the original shape, but make some adjustments.Turns out designing the pendant was the easy part.  I had the toughest time deciding what to use as the necklace part.  I originally thought I'd create a chain, but that…
  • Kelp Forest of Monterey Bay Inspires Silver and Chrysocolla Pendant

    Janet Bocciardi
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Kelp Forest, Monterey Bayphoto by Fred Hsu(photographer has given free use of this photo)I am extremely lucky to live beside the Monterey Bay in California.  It is home to one of the largest kelp forests in the world and much life, including my favorite animal:  the sea otter.  Kelp forests are recognized as one of the most productive and dynamic ecosystems of the world.When I was sketching designs for some new stones I'd purchased this past spring I was immediately struck by how this Bluebird Chrysocolla cabochon looked like a kelp forest.After posting the drawing on Instagram…
  • Adrift - Ocean Inspired Necklace - with a little help from my friends

    Janet Bocciardi
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    My latest one of a kind necklace brings up images of mermaids and weddings by the sea.I was inspired to create this necklace by both the sea anemone shell in its perfect symmetry and the lampwork bead by Canyon Echoes.Creating it required fire and fumes though and I've been waiting for my garage studio to be completed before pulling those tools out of boxes.  However, I just couldn't wait any longer.AdriftSea Anemone shellCanyon Echoes lampworkSonoran Beads Boro dropletsArgentium sterling silver frameSterling Silver, ResinStarfish This necklace took a small village to come to fruition…
  • Will it Go Round in Circles

    Janet Bocciardi
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:53 pm
    ...Will it fly high like a bird up in the skyDo you know that song written by Bruce Fisher and Billy Preston?  It's from the early seventies, but the first part of it makes me think of YouTube and what makes a video or anything go viral these days.No, my inspiration for my Circulo de la Vida statement necklace and Wholeness earrings were not inspired by this song.  But they were inspired by circles.Circulo de la VidaFordite, lampwork, brass chain, waxed linenActually it all started with my tornado earrings where the circles spin very fast.I slowed those circles down and made…
 
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  • How To Get The Most Out of Your Labor Day

    Kylie Thigpen
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
     Labor Day without much labor: Sleep in & Eat Breakfast in bed Alarm? What alarm? Unless you have little ones to wake you (for me it’s two 60+lb dogs who climb on my chest and stare) or a really mean internal clock you can stay in bed till whenever you want this Labor Day! Eat breakfast in bed too. It’s such an overlooked part of days off, but it’s nice to just enjoy the novelty some times. If you’re a messy eater, be prepared to change the sheets. Be festive with American Flag waffles! Fast & Easy so you can get back to bed quickly.       Spend time with…
  • Lord of The Rings: in 10 steps or less

    Kylie Thigpen
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Just kidding it will definitely take all 10 steps… Quest for a Personalized Ring This is my ‘For Dummies’ guide to the entire trilogy: Lord of The Rings in just 10 steps (plus a baby step from the prequel Hobbit series). I hit on the main things, so don’t expect it to be all inclusive.  Here we go- Pre-Step: This Hobbit guy, Bilbo, finds this little ring in a cave with a creepy hobbit (Gollum). Step One: This tall guy (Gandolff) tells Frodo (a Hobbit) he has to take the previously mentioned ring to a Volcano at Mount Orodruin to destroy it. Destroying it keeps this…
  • Country Themed Party Ideas & Engraved Leather Bracelets

    Kylie Thigpen
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Add Engraved Leather Bracelets at your Country themed event. The beauty of having an engraved leather bracelet is that it’s not only an *almost* everyday bracelet, but a ‘special occasion’ item. I don’t mean night at the orchestra or a christening ‘special’ occasion. What I mean is – in addition to wearing mine pretty much daily, I get to look extra authentic in situations where wearing a personalized leather bracelet is not only appropriate but darned near necessary (i.e. country wedding, country themed party, dress up days). When thinking about any personalized…
  • Personalized Leather Bracelets: What to Engrave?

    Kylie Thigpen
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    This is no ordinary piece of personalized jewelry. You have in your hands (or more likely online shopping cart) a personalized leather bracelet. Sure you could slap any old sentiment on it. However a rare opportunity has provided you with a clever and symbolic means of conveying a message! I find that the natural material reminds me of strength and stability. So I like to engrave messages that remind me to be strong when I need it. Messages that remind me of my roots. And always the more obvious country themed engravings – we’ll save that for another blog though. Let the ‘what should I…
  • Medical ID Bracelets for Kids at Camp This Summer

    Kylie Thigpen
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Roughin’ It with Medical ID Bracelets for Kids Each year around 11 million kids pack their bags with labeled clothes and shoes, toothbrush/paste we hope they use, and for many – their medical carrier. Be it equipment or just medicine, sending a kiddo with a medical condition into the care of another…overnight…for multiple days, is a scary scenario. As summer starts speedily coming to a close you can pat yourself on the back because you handled it like a champ! Hopefully your life was made easier by simply adding medical ID bracelets for kids! you love. After a long time here at…
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  • S.M. Earrings

    Joe
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. Related posts: D.N. Pear Shape Citrine Earrings M.A. Sapphire, Spinel and Zircon Dangle Earrings K.H. Milgrain Stud Earrings
  • Mixing and Matching Colors of Metals

    Joseph Schubach
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    We all know by now that it’s all right to mix jewelry colors and metals. It’s more than all right–it can actually accentuate jewelry shades and add depth to your outfit. In this quick video, we learn the basics of mixing and matching. Try it today! Click here to view the embedded video. Related posts: Mixing and Matching this Fall 3013 Jewelry Do or Don’t – Mixing Metals Gold and Silver (and other Mixed Metals) – Just Do It!
  • L.R. Three Stone Ring

    Joe
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Related posts: L.P.Three Stone Ring L.A. Three Stone Ring Radiant/Emerald and Princess Three Stone Ring
  • Ralph Lauren’s New Upscale Look

    Joseph Schubach
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Most of us don’t associate Ralph Lauren with high-end luxury items but know them more for polo shirts and the like. (Preppie casual, if you will.) But Lauren decided to up the ante in his stores and his merchandise as you’ll see in this article in the Wall Street Journal. Stores that used to be plush, clubby havens celebrating designer Ralph Lauren’s vision of stylish, casual American dressing are now transformed. Greeting shoppers as they cross the threshold at the designer’s New York City men’s store on Madison Avenue are $4,100 men’s watches with…
  • L.L. Half Moon Pendant

    Joe
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Related posts: K.R. OEC Half Moon Earrings E.T. Half Moon Earrings in Yellow Gold New Rose Gold Half Moon Bezel Set Earrings
 
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    Gemstones Advisor

  • The Meaning Behind the Gemstone Color

    Anastasia
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    It is known that the properties of a gemstone largely depend on its color. Experts in lithotherapy believe that the stones of similar color have a lot of common features.Choosing “your” stone you should consider its color and properties associated with it. So the stone will have the most beneficial effect on your physical and mental health.The red color will thrill you, cheer you up and enhance your efficiency. It is believed that red stones evoke the feeling of “warmth”. They are helpful in the treatment of diseases caused by cold and humidity.Red stones, like garnet, ruby, red…
  • Tektite

    Anastasia
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:09 am
    The name of this mineral comes from the Greek word “tektos”, which literally means “melted”. There are also other names of tektite and its varieties, like Darwin glass, bottle stone, blackfellow’s button, moldavite, desert glass, impact glass.Tektites are solidificated glass bodies formed as a result of the strong meteor impact on the Earth’s solid surface. They may be called meteorites by mistake. Actually, tektite is the molten rock of completely terrestrial origin, as the meteor impact release a large amount of energy converted to heat.Tektites may have various shapes.
  • Green Tourmaline

    Anastasia
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    The color of green tourmaline is due to considerable amount of iron impurities in its composition. The color palette of this mineral may vary from lime and lawn-green to deep dark green. However, the iron impurities are irregularly distributed throughout the stone, therefore the coloring of green tourmaline usually appears in several shades of green.The deposits of green tourmaline were discovered in the Transbaikal in the Urals (Russia), Namibia and California. Yet Brazil is the leader in the market where green tourmaline is produced under the name of “Brazilian emeralds”.Healing…
  • Heliolite

    Anastasia
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:31 am
    Heliolite is categorized as feldspar. The stone has orange coloring with white streaks. It shimmers with beautiful tints of yellow and golden, that’s why it was named after Helios, the ancient Greek god of the sun.Vast heliolite deposits were discovered on Madagascar and in Norway, as well as in the Ilmen mountains, Russia.Heliolite Healing Properties According to a popular belief, the healing properties of heliolite are primarily connected with its beneficial effect on one’s mind and nervous system. It is believed that this mineral is associated with health and fun. Therefore,…
  • Eudialyte

    Anastasia
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Eudialyte is a complex zirconium, sodium and calcium silicate with various impurities of rare-earth elements. It is an end member of the eudialyte—euctolite isomorphous series. Eudialyte rarely forms crystals; it typically occurs as acinose mass.Eudialyte is the original mineral that can be found in the nephelinic syenites and their pegmatites. It is most commonly assembled with microcline (potash feldspar), nepheline, aegirine, and sometimes with apatite.Eudialyte occurs in alkali nephelinic rocks in the Khibiny Mountains (the Kola Peninsula, Russia), as well as in Langesundfjord (Norway),…
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    Brilliant Earth Blog

  • Interview with Holly Dranginis of the Enough Project

    Greg K.
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Recently I had the privilege to speak with Holly Dranginis, a Policy Associate for the Enough Project, in her Washington, D.C. office. Holly is a leader in an innovative campaign to stop a deadly civil war in eastern Congo by cutting off the gold and mineral profits that Congolese warlords depend on. In the process, she is helping to change the jewelry industry. We spoke about Congo, prosecuting Charles Taylor, and much more. The following is an edited transcript:   Q: OK, so what is the Enough Project? Who are you guys? A: We are a non-governmental organization based here in…
  • Wedding Ring History, Traditions, and Trends

    Celeste Perron
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    Wedding rings have represented the ultimate commitment between two people for thousands of years. Here’s a timeline of how these little symbols of love have evolved from ancient times until today. Prehistoric times: Although most people trace the origin of wedding rings to the Egyptians (see below), there is evidence that cavemen (and women) exchanged rings made of plant materials. It appears that Neanderthals tied “rings” made of twigs and reeds around their fingers to symbolize their commitments. Ancient Egypt: As early as 3000 BC Egyptians exchanged rings made of materials including…
  • Brilliant Earth Named One of Top 20 Inspiring Companies

    Greg K.
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Brilliant Earth has received a wonderful new honor. We were chosen yesterday by Business Insider as one of its “20 Most Inspiring Companies of 2014.” Business Insider explains that it selects companies that “go above and beyond to protect the environment, help the less fortunate, and solve some of the world’s biggest problems.”   We’re so honored to be included among such an innovative and diverse group of change-makers. The companies on the list are based everywhere from South Africa to Mexico City. They include PK Clean, a company that turns discarded plastic into fuel;…
  • Antique Sapphire Rings

    Celeste Perron
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    From home décor to clothes to fine jewelry, vintage designs are increasingly sought after. What’s old feels new, timeless, and romantic, especially when it comes to an antique or vintage-inspired ring. Add a vibrantly colored sapphire, and it might just become the ring—the one that you cherish forever.   Sapphire rings have been treasured for centuries, and it’s no mystery why. Sapphires are extremely hard, durable gems, making them perfectly suited for everyday wear. They come in a variety of gorgeous colors, including pink, yellow, and, of course, blue. These brilliant…
  • President Obama, Don’t Forget About Diamonds

    Greg K.
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:14 pm
    President Obama deserves credit for a smart move. Last week his administration hosted the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, an extraordinary gathering of more than 40 African heads of state in Washington. One purpose of the event was to recognize Africa for what it is—a terrific investment opportunity for U.S. companies. The summit, we expect, will lead to deeper economic ties between the United States and Africa.   But another result of the summit was that it created a lot to discuss. And we couldn’t help but notice what Obama said, and didn’t say, in a major speech on U.S.-African…
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  • Win Some Bold Gold Bling!

    Loren Wilkes
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
  • Resident Magazine Talks Travel Jewelry

    Loren Wilkes
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    The staff over at Resident Magazine know that when it comes vacation time, you don’t have to leave your jewelry at home. BlingJewelry.com has tons of great, quality pieces at great prices. Instead of your diamond tennis bracelet or engagement ring, choose one of our sterling silver and cz pieces that look like the real thing but cost much less. There’s no reason you can’t stay classy and still sparkle while you’re traveling. Look and feel like yourself without the fear of losing expensive heirloom pieces. We love these simple cz studs in lieu of diamond earrings, and…
  • Breeze Through Summer with Delicate Jewelry

    Loren Wilkes
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    July is often the hottest month of the year, and here in NYC it’s no exception! Between sweltering heat and sticky humidity, we are often left wondering how to brave through the day without overheating. Not only will your clothing a footwear make a difference, but your jewelry will as well! Leave the statement pieces for nighttime and spend your summer days sporting delicate jewelry. Heavy chandelier earrings and stacks of bangle will make you feel weighed down, but thin chains with simple adornments are light and won’t stick to your skin. To make more of a statement layer your…
  • Wedding Jewelry Update

    Loren Wilkes
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:01 am
    With 2.3 million couples getting married in the US every year, that sure does call for a lot of wedding jewelry! While some brides go classic and some break tradition, bridal jewelry is almost always an essential part of every woman’s look when walking down the aisle. While tiaras, pearls and diamonds are some of the most common go to pieces, you can still look classy while updating your look for 2014. Here are a few ways you can try something new without straying too far from a classic bridal look. Go Backwards After Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway both wore backwards necklaces to…
  • Bling at the Beach! How To Pair Jewelry with Your Swimwear

    Loren Wilkes
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:43 am
    Thought you couldn’t wear jewelry at the beach? Think again! When you #BlingEverything there’s no occasion that doesn’t call for a little accessorizing. Whether you are going to a pool party, sunbathing or taking a swim, there are some great jewelry pieces that will add a little sparkle to any look. See our top three favorites to bling out all you bathing beauties. 1- Belly Rings — Did somebody say belly bling? If you have a navel piercing a belly bar is the perfect way to spice up your look. You can experiment with different colors and themes and even go super glam…
 
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  • Engagement Ring Eye Candy: Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

    Raymond Lee Jewelers
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s high time I start sharing more snaps from my trip to Baltimore last week! Things like BEYONCE  , the Emmy’s (major let down) and a double header of Bachelor in Paradise (CODY! AT LAST!) distracted me. But there’s no better way to celebrate Wedding Wednesday by sharing engagement ring eye candy. And this week I’m sweet on favorites from the Baltimore show. It should come as no surprise that I made a beeline for everything and anything fancy yellow diamond, so yes, today’s eye candy is lemon flavored. I hope you don’t mind and that you won’t be…
  • Top 5 Beyonce Moments from the 2014 Beyonce Music Awards

    Raymond Lee Jewelers
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Typically I’d recap the jewelry from any awards show the day after. And typically after a great time at the Baltimore Summer Antique Show I’d share the fabulous goodies I ogled while there. These things will all have to wait for one reason, the only reason really. Beyonce. If you read this blog regularly, and you should, you’ll know that, exactly like Lorraine Schwartz, Beyonce is my muse. Lorraine and I really, srsly have so much in common. Sofia Vergara was totally over at my parlor for champers and emeralds to finalize her Emmy’s choices this weekend. Twinsies,…
  • Thirsty Thursday: When It’s Too Hot to Get Creative

    Raymond Lee Jewelers
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s time for happy hour! And today we’re getting cosmic. No, that absolutely does not mean we are drinking Cosmos, it is not 2001. We are however, pretending to look up into the night sky while staring ingot he depths of this star sapphire. If you’re thinking “Holy Balls, that’s huge!” You’d be correct. It’s a casual 88 carats, and its surrounded by approximately 1.25ctw of baguette, marquise, and round brilliant diamonds, all approximately G/H in color and VS in clarity. The whole ring is platinum, as one is wont to want when shopping for a…
  • 11 Easy Glitter Wedding Ideas

    Raymond Lee Jewelers
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    There’s nothing I love more than sparkle, as evidenced by my job. But that magpie tendency penetrates the other areas of my life too. So basically, I want everything to be metallic, sparkly, shiny or GLITTERY. Including Wedding Wednesday. Sure, glitter might be the chicken pox of the craft world (do kids still get chicken pox?) but it is so pretty. How could you not want to bedazzle everything in sight for your wedding! Don’t do that though. choose carefully from a few of the best super sparkly projects for glitter weddings I’ve curated for you. Obviously, sparkly mason jars…
  • Color Study: Cobalt

    Raymond Lee Jewelers
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Cobalt has been popping up just about everywhere lately. Peruse an interior design magazine, and you’ll see that “Greek Blue” and “Mediterranean Blue” are being touted as one of the hottest color trends about to take off. Check out the jewelry counter of your favorite department store and you’ll notice a plethora of bright blue resin in the costume section, and highlighted sapphires and lapis beckoning you to the fine jewelry cases. Wander in to your favorite boutique, and you’ll see a sting last stand for summer with blue hued frocks and blouses…
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  • Fabulous Fall 2014 Jewelry Preview

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Wendy Yue 18k rose gold "Madame Butterfly" necklace with purple sapphire, rhodolite garnet, pink sapphire, opal and tsavorite.This is a group of 28 designers and manufacturers whose work I was able to view during the jewelry rtade shows in Basel, Switzerland, and Las Vegas. Although this is quite a large group, it wasn’t all the brands I was able to see. More will come soon.Vianna Brasil 18k yellow gold bracelet set with milky aquamarine, praziolite, emerald quartz and diamonds.In this selection pastel colors dominate. The next group will feature more bold colors and designs, although there…
  • A Once in a ‘Blue Moon’ Diamond to Make a Public Appearance

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    Photo credit: Cora International/Tino HammidSometimes my job is pretty good. For example, on Friday I had the opportunity of seeing what is considered to be one of the rarest blue diamonds on the planet up close. Appropriately named the “Blue Moon” (as in “once in a blue moon”), the diamond will make its first and likely only public appearance at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in an exhibition from September 13 – January 6. Blue diamonds are rare enough but what separates this diamond from so many of its peers are its color saturation and shade, its…
  • Asia’s Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair – September is Set to Begin

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:51 am
    Asia’s Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair – September (9FJ) will be held from September 15 - 18 at the AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong. It will feature suppliers showcasing a range of novel and chic fashion jewelry and accessories as well as classic bestsellers. Buyers from around the world can preview and acquire fashion jewelry and accessories for Spring/Summer 2015 long before they make it to retailers.The fair, which runs alongside the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, occupies 11,360 square meters of exhibition space and will house more than 410 exhibitors. Among them are…
  • 8.41-Carat Purple-Pink Diamond May Set Auction Record

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    An 8.41-carat pear-shaped internally flawless fancy vivid purple-pink diamond is being priced to set a world-auction record for price per carat. It will appear as the top lot at the Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale on October 7. The diamond is expected to fetch $12.8 to $15.4 million, or a high estimate of more than $1.8 million per carat, the highest per-carat pre-sale estimate for any pink diamond to date, according to the international auction house.It is “arguably the most desirable pink diamond to appear at auction in recent years,” Sotheby’s…
  • Global Gold Jewelry demand Fell 30% While Sales in the US and UK Improve

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Yellow and white gold bracelets by Italian jewelry brand, Antonini. There was increase in Italian gold jewelry exports for the second quarter of 2014. Plummeting gold jewelry sales in India and China led to a 30 percent year-over-year drop in gold jewelry demand for the second quarter of 2014, the World Gold Council said Thursday. The loss was slightly offset by increases in consumer demand in the US and UK. Gold jewelry demand fell to 509.6 tons in the second quarter of 2014 compared with 726.7 tons in the same period of 2012, the WGC said in its quarterly report, “Gold Demand…
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  • Classic Cars: Why Build Your Own Car?

    ahametals
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Aug 27 (Bloomberg) —  Investor and Classic Car Collector Jim Glickenhaus discusses building his own car on “Market Makers.” Watch Why Build Your Own Car? Related News You Might Want To Know: 10 Sensational Classic Cars Up for Auction The Pitfalls and Profits of Collecting Cars The most expensive car in the world 10 Most Expensive American Automobiles in Production SOURCE   Follow American Hard Assets on twitter: @hardassetsmag. Receive the latest news by joining us on Facebook. And be sure to give us plus one on Google Plus. The post Classic Cars: Why Build Your Own Car?
  • Spot gold edges up on dollar drop, heightened tensions

    ahametals
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    Aug 27 (CNBC) —  Spot gold edged up on Wednesday as a lower dollar and lingering geopolitical tensions helped offset selling pressure from a record rally in U.S. equities. The dollar softened as traders focused on riskier assets, while speculation the European Central Bank will resort to monetary stimulus also triggered some interest in bullion, traders said. On Wednesday, Ukraine accused Russian forces of launching a new military incursion across its border, a day after the leaders of both countries agreed to work toward ending a separatist war in the east of the country. “The…
  • The Absolute Best Watches in the Market Right Now

    ahametals
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Aug 27 (Huffington Post) — The dust has settled and the winners of the annual AskMen Watch Awards, as chosen by our readers, have been determined. Our horological experts nominated 50 different watch models across five distinct categories, and suggested brands for the coveted Brand of the Year prize, and your votes did the rest. Here are some of this year’s winners. First Watch That Matters – Nomos Metro Voting Category: First Watch That Matters Nominating Judge: James Bassil Nomos makes great, affordable watches because they don’t try to make them affordable.
  • Real Estate: Growth in home prices slowing down

    ahametals
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    Aug 27 (The Press Enterprise) — The growth in home prices, which took America back to autumn 2004 levels, is showing sustained signs of a slowdown, according to a leading measure of prices in the real estate industry. The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index says home prices in the U.S. grew 6.2 percent in the 12 months ending June. The recovery from the March 2012 low is more than 27 percent. Average home prices in the Inland region have risen by 20 percent and more in some locales in 2013 and the first part the year. This San Jacinto home was put on the market after a home builder…
  • The Most Expensive Horses Living, Perhaps

    ahametals
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    Aug 27 (American Hard Assets) — With the recently concluded Belmont Stakes last June, we thought it would be a good idea to collect some hard data on the most expensive horseflesh in the world today. We shall include an important caveat: this is probably not the definitive list. The most expensive horses seen on YouTube and the Internet represent a fraction of high dollar transactions for the most coveted horseflesh. Also, there are other horse breeds which command very high prices at sales or auctions, most notably Arabians, whose aficionados live as a closely knit, almost exclusive,…
 
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  • Amora Gem Review

    Vincent Chan
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    The Amora Gem For the past three years, I have followed the development of the Amora Gem from BetterthanDiamond (BTD). Every Friday, I would look forward to reading the weekly updates that the President of BTD, Less P. Wright, would blog about. I just wish more CEOs are as engaging … read more The post Amora Gem Review appeared first on Prosumer Diamonds.
  • Surface Graining vs Internal Graining

    Vincent Chan
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:04 am
    Surface and internal graining are characteristics of diamond that very few people actually have a good idea of what it’s all about. The first thing you need to know about graining is that it is natural and it occurs because of defects in the crystal structure of diamond. In this … read more The post Surface Graining vs Internal Graining appeared first on Prosumer Diamonds.
  • BetterthanDiamond Asha Review

    Vincent Chan
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:26 am
    Today I am going to be reviewing the Asha, a lab-grown colorless gemstone from BetterthanDiamond. Background BetterthanDiamond (BTD) is a company headquartered in Issaquah, Washington. The 19-year old privately owned company is primarily an online retailer but they’ve set themselves apart by also conducting research and development of lab-grown gems. … read more The post BetterthanDiamond Asha Review appeared first on Prosumer Diamonds.
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    Stonechat Jewellers

  • Wedding Ring Engraving Ideas

    Ann Chapman
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:24 am
    There are so many things to decide before a wedding that the rings often get overlooked.  Customers rarely will have considered if they would like an engraving in their ring before they order and if they do know that they want engraving, more often than not they aren’t sure what they would like.  There are […]The post Wedding Ring Engraving Ideas appeared first on Stonechat Jewellers.
  • Best Shops in Ireland

    Ann Chapman
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:52 am
      We are so honoured to hear that we are in the running for the Irish Times Best Shops in Ireland competition.  We are so grateful to everyone who has voted for Stonechat already – nominations have been flying in.  If you haven’t nominated us yet and have 2 minutes to spare please vote for […]The post Best Shops in Ireland appeared first on Stonechat Jewellers.
  • Mokume Gane Wedding Rings – An Ancient Technique

    Ann Chapman
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    We have had a lot of interest in our Mokume Gane wedding rings recently so I thought it might be nice to write a blog post about the history of Mokume Gane and the process of preparing metal in this unique and ancient technique.   Mokume Gane, literally translated as ‘wood grain metal’, is an […]The post Mokume Gane Wedding Rings – An Ancient Technique appeared first on Stonechat Jewellers.
  • Moving day is here!

    Ann Chapman
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today is a very emotional day for me as I say goodbye to my lovely little shop, a shop that has served me so well for my first two years in business, a shop that allowed me to realise my dreams & brought me through all of those worry filled days too.  After only 2 […]The post Moving day is here! appeared first on Stonechat Jewellers.
  • New store… Behind the scenes!

    Ann Chapman
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:20 am
    We are busy, busy getting our new jewellery shop ready to move in approximately 2 weeks.  Most people are surprised to hear that we don’t just move into a perfectly finished unit, apply our own colours/finishing touches and then move in. I don’t do things by halves and the new shop is no different!  I […]The post New store… Behind the scenes! appeared first on Stonechat Jewellers.
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  • Canary Yellow Diamonds Radiate on the Emmys Red Carpet

    Noam Flint
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Another Emmys event is behind us, and since we’ve already obsessed over the ensembles, hairstyles and of course, the awards, it’s time to talk about what may arguably be the highlight: the jewelry. A-lister​s arrived on the Nokia Theatre red carpet in some jaw-dropping jewels this year – in fact, some of their baubles brought more attention than their gowns. While every member of Hollywood’s elite took a different approach to accessorizing, there were definitely a few apparent themes this year, including dramatic drop earrings. One of the primary common threads,…
  • Once in a Blue Moon: Cora’s 12ct Vivid Blue Diamond Revealed

    Noam Flint
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:18 am
    The rarity, beauty and price points of blue diamonds are often unsurpassable. Still, not all of them are created equal. Once in a blue moon, one particularly exceptional stone is discovered, captivating the interest of diamond cutters, auction houses, investors and collectors alike. 29.6 carat Rough Blue Diamond by Petra – Image by Petra Diamonds One such gem is the massive 29.62-carat rough blue diamond, now appropriately known as the Blue Moon, that was discovered last January in South Africa. One month later, Cora International won the diamond at an auction for $25.6 million, far…
  • Sarah Jessica Parker’s Brown Diamond Brooch is Up For Sale

    Noam Flint
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    It’s no secret that Sarah Jessica Parker is a style guru. The A-list actress has long been considered a tastemaker, and not only because of her role as Carrie Bradshaw or her coveted red carpet ensembles. More recently, Parker has been showing off her design skills, with a line of women’s clothing and shoes for Nordstrom. Now she’s proving that she knows a thing or two about jewelry design, too. Parker teamed up with famed jewelry designer Cindy Chao to create a one-of-a-kind brooch that spiked the interest of diamond enthusiasts and jewelry collectors when it debuted during…
  • Rio Tinto Unveils a Rare Red Diamond Tender

    Noam Flint
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    Melee Pink Diamonds Whenever Rio Tinto, launches a pink diamond auction, you know it’s going to be awe-inspiring. After all, the firm’s Argyle Mine produces a staggering 90 percent or more of the global supply of pink diamonds. The mammoth mining company’s recent tender, though, takes things to a whole different level of dazzling – and so there’s no doubt that it will attract global attention from diamond investors and collectors. A special red release In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Rio Tinto’s highly anticipated annual pink tender diamonds, the…
  • Champagne Diamonds Poised for a Major Comeback

    Noam Flint
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:06 am
    As you look to transition your attire from summer into fall, you’re likely searching for new accessories that can complement your wardrobe as well as speak to the change of seasons. There’s one stone that could be the perfect solution: champagne diamonds. Style expert Michael O’Connor told NewsUSA that he predicts these stones, which primarily come from Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine in Australia, will continue to surge in popularity as the summer draws to a close. Champagne Diamond – Poised for a major Comeback “What we are seeing from the latest 2014 fall…
 
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  • Gold Rises in Europe

    Tolis Papageridis
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    About Jewels.com - International Daily News About Jewels- Gold rose on Tuesday after a pause in the dollar rally prompted a break above US $1,280 an ounce that triggered chart-based buying, but gains were expected to be limited as optimism grows on the pace of the US economic recovery. Spot gold hit a session high at US $1,290.80 an ounce in early trade as stop orders were triggered on a break of the 200-day moving average just above US $1,280. Buy stop orders are automatic orders placed by traders at pre-set levels. Prices have been rebounding from a two-month low of US $1,273.06 which was…
  • Jaw-Dropping Jewels – Best Bling at the 2014 Emmy Awards

    Tolis Papageridis
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    About Jewels.com - International Daily News About Jewels- We’re busting out our magnifying glasses and taking a closer look at all of the gorgeous earrings, statement rings and sparkling necklaces that lit up the red carpet. Let’s just say it was veritable explosion of diamonds. With a few sapphires and amethysts thrown in there for good measure. Halle Berry crushed it in her Elie Saab confection, and her matching drop earrings were the perfect way to tie everything together. Sofía Vergara was essentially dripping in diamonds; her Lorraine Schwartz knotted bracelet and statement…
  • Lukoil Bringing Grib Diamonds To Auction Online

    Tolis Papageridis
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    About Jewels.com - International Daily News About Jewels- Grib Diamonds NV, a fully owned subsidiary of OAO LUKOIL, will hold its first auction of rough diamonds from the V. Grib diamond mine in the Rough diamonds Arkhangelsk region of Russia.  Grib Diamonds will hold viewings from September 15 in Antwerp and host an online auction via what it said is a sophisticated, state-of-the art auction platform that has been adapted to serve the company’s needs. The auction will be a multi-split, ascending clock auction with the clearing price set by the highest losing bid. IDI announced in May…
  • Blue Moon’ Diamond To Get Rare Public Showing In L.A.

    Tolis Papageridis
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    About Jewels.com - International Daily News About Jewels- An exceptionally rare blue diamond, called the ‘Blue Moon’, will go on public display in three weeks’ time in Los Angeles, California. The 12-carat Blue Moon Diamond cushion-cut aqua blue diamond, graded internally flawless and fancy vivid by the Gemological Institute of America, will be exhibited at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County from September 13, 2014 to January 6, 2015. The precious gem’s extra-special qualities were revealed by Jeffrey Post, curator of the National Gem and Mineral…
  • Canada’s Most Expensive Cupcake is Topped With Gold, Diamond Sprinkles

    Tolis Papageridis
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    About Jewels.com - International Daily News About Jewels Canada’s Toronto residents and visitors can now have their cupcake and eat it too, as far as they are willing to fork out the far from negligible sum of $900 per unit. Created by Le Dolci bakery, the extravagant cupcake is not the world’s most expensive — that title is hold by Dubai-made “Golden Phoenix” ($1,200) —, but it certainly include top-notch ingredients, such as sea salt from Carmargue in France, Tahitian vanilla beans and Valhrona Cocoa powder. Most importantly, the baked treat is topped with…
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  • 19 Tips to Sell Your Handmade Jewelry

    mallofstyle
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    There is nothing but jewelry which can make women go ecstatic in pure joy!  The women simply adore the beauty of ornaments since it makes them feel special and exquisite in their own special way. A woman feels incomplete if she has not embellished herself with ornaments, be it a striking ring on her engagement finger, or a wonderful pendant on her neck. It seems like jewelry is the second most important thing for a woman to stay alive after oxygen obviously. Hilarious though it may sound! With the growing popularity of handmade Jewelry, people have set up their business in venturing out…
  • Beauty Trends That Have Skyrocketed In The Past Year

    mallofstyle
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Each year, new beauty trends emerge for styles that enhance personal features and often nod to past decades. For many people, it’s a fun way to experiment and try new looks for makeovers that can often be needed. Between pixie cuts to neon eyeliner, there are several trends that have skyrocketed in the past year and become the norm for those who enjoy amping up their appearance. Claw Nails Instead of perfectly manicured nails, more people are opting for an edgier look by having claw nails put on. The cutting-edge style has been seen on several celebrities and on the runways for a…
  • 11 Secrets to choosing the Right Perfume

    Mall of Style
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Don’t you just love it when a person smells good? Sometimes, even a person might be good. But if he/she stinks, you would probably try to get away from them. On the other hand, if a person is wearing a nice scent, you will find them attractive. Sometimes a simple fragrance can have a long-lasting effect on you. It can stay in your head for long provided that it is not a bad thing! Often you find yourself looking for that perfect scent. If only it were that easy! Some people don’t even change their perfume for years altogether. It has almost becomes a part of their identity. Isn’t this…
  • Thewa Jewelry from Rajasthan

    Mall of Style
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Thewa Jewelry is a special and an exquisite art form of jewellery making which involves the fusing of pure 23K gold onto a molten glass so as to produce beautiful designs in both artifacts and jewellery. This form of art originated approximately 300 years ago. Thewa requires intense detailing and a very delicate fusion of the gold onto the multi-colored glass. This process of making Thewa jewellery came up from Rajasthan (Pratapgarh district) in India. It originated right from the Mughal ages. Thewa jewelry is completely handmade and time-consuming as well. The glass is combined with the…
  • Eco Friendly Jewelry – Way to Go

    Mall of Style
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    People, be it men or women, have adorned themselves with varied pieces of jewellery since the past centuries and perhaps even more. The significance of jewellery is clearly evident by the fact that even the poorest of poor people still manage to have some piece of jewellery with them. A certain piece of jewellery is more than just a decorative item. It is like an insurance to the needy in appalling times like a wish of good luck from the heart of an elder, and moreover, like a sign of prosperity and benevolence. An occasion of celebration is well marked by giving away jewellery items made of…
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  • The Ancient History of Turquoise

    birthstones
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    The ancient history of Turquoise — The turquoise was known and used as an ornament in the ancient times. Recent excavations show that the Turquoise stone found employment in ancient Egypt prior to the — a time to which history scarcely preserved. The earliest direct reference to turquoise occurs in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, in which the word «mafkat» finds repeated mention. This term was translated at first as malachite, an ore of copper, but is now believed by competent authorities to refer to turquoise. Rock carvings including this word are abundant an the cliffs and monuments…
  • Rose Cut Diamond

    birthstones
    4 Jul 2014 | 2:49 am
    What are Rose Diamonds? — Rose diamonds are so called on account of the form in which they are cut, and were until lately but little used, except in the smaller sizes, to place in settings where the space or depth was too small to admit of a brilliant being employed. Rose Cut Diamond The rose cut diamond has however lately again come into fashion, and the prejudice which has been entertained against them arises in a great measure from the ignorance of the purchasers, who, when told that such a stone is a rose, imagine it to be no diamond, being unaware that roses and brilliants are…
  • What is pure gold?

    birthstones
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:07 am
    What is pure gold? – A solution of 1 ounce of C. P. nitric acid and 4 drams of muriatic acid will turn 22-karat gold a dirty yellow, 20-karat gold, brown, and 18-karat, or lower, black. This testing acid should be kept in a glass-stoppered bottle. Testing Gold: What is Pure Gold? The only safe and reliable test for 24-karat or pure gold, is to roll the metal as thin as possible, cut into little squares, crinkle it well, so that the acid will attack it easily, and place in a long-necked German flask. Get the weight of the gold to be tested and to every ounce of the metal add 6 ounces of…
  • Victorian Jewelry

    birthstones
    21 May 2014 | 11:39 am
    Victorian Jewelry - After the close of the eighteenth century there was a period when art remained stagnant, and there were few alterations in habits and customs, and the changes which wore to come later had not shown any indication of their presence. When the nineteenth century began the Georgian style of architecture, furniture and metal work was the accepted ornament, and all art, including jewelry, was founded upon it. For some years there was little change. During the Regency of the Prince of Wales design and ornament were based on some model in which Corinthian columns prevailed, or…
  • History Of Earrings

    birthstones
    19 May 2014 | 6:34 am
    History Of Earrings – In the same way as it is natural enough to hang a chain round the neck, it is in a smaller way natural to hang something over the ears. Even now, children can often be seen playing with cherries and hanging stalked pairs over their ears. Most savages appreciated the value of their ears as easy to ornament, and even to-day Indian ayahs can often be seen with rows of little jeweled studs set along the upper curve of the ear, and the lobe of the ear has been for ages a happy hunting ground for the decorative artist of primitive society. The extent to which the lobe…
 
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    Beyond 4Cs » Our Exclusive Diamond Jewelry Blog

  • Searching For a 0.90 Carat Diamond, SI Clarity With A Budget Of Around $5,000

    Paul Gian
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    Hi Paul, Thanks for the great site. I have read pretty much every page of your website and it has given me the confidence to buy a diamond online. Now, I have a question on how to go about selecting a SI1 diamond with amazing sparkle. My budget is about 4800 without the setting. I […] The post Searching For a 0.90 Carat Diamond, SI Clarity With A Budget Of Around $5,000 appeared first on Beyond 4Cs.
  • 41 Industry Experts Reveal Factors On How They Choose And Buy Diamonds For Themselves

    Paul Gian
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:12 pm
    For many diamond shoppers, buying a diamond ring can be one of the most confusing and intimidating experience as a consumer. Why is that so? Well, diamonds are expensive purchases and involve careful consideration of various factors like budget, setting design and the 4Cs (just to name a few). Almost every day, I get emails from […] The post 41 Industry Experts Reveal Factors On How They Choose And Buy Diamonds For Themselves appeared first on Beyond 4Cs.
  • How to Approach And Find Good Buys in Estate Jewelry

    Paul Gian
    10 Jun 2014 | 6:02 am
    If you had been around auction rooms or antique stores, you may have come across a term called estate jewelry. To put in layman terms, estate jewelry is pre-owned jewelry. However, most people confuse this term with antique style jewelry. Strictly speaking, we only use the word antique when we refer to things that are […] The post How to Approach And Find Good Buys in Estate Jewelry appeared first on Beyond 4Cs.
  • Top 10 Most Popular Places to Propose in the USA

    Paul Gian
    14 May 2014 | 1:53 am
    A marriage proposal is one of the most memorable moment of anyone’s life. Most women dream of having a perfect engagement setting and to be swept of their feet by their loved one. That said, I know most men already face difficulties at the first stage of finding the right diamond ring (that’s why ODBG […] The post Top 10 Most Popular Places to Propose in the USA appeared first on Beyond 4Cs.
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  • How to Get the Most Money Selling Your Jewelry

    keith
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    One of the most common ways to make money selling gold or silver is through jewelry. It’s one of those items that accumulates over time. Sometimes, the jewelry goes out of fashion, or an earring gets lost. Whatever your reason for selling, if you want to get the most money for your jewelry, just follow these simple steps.  1. Research Your Jewelry The first step in getting the most for your jewelry is knowing what it is that you have. Sometimes items are handed down to you with a colorful family tale. Your great aunt Beatrice may have been telling you what she thought was the truth when…
  • Peridot, the August Birthstone

    keith
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    NEW YORK, NY: NYC Wholesale Diamonds designs a wide selection of styles with Diamonds complementing Peridot, the birthstone for August.  Peridot (pronounced pair-a-doe) is the gem variety of olivine. Peridot is the birthstone for August and the zodiac stone for the constellation Libra (astrological sources refer to peridot as Chrysolite). Peridot is associated with the values of fame, dignity, protection, and success. Olivine, which is actually not an official mineral, is composed of two minerals: fayalite and forsterite. Fayalite is the iron rich member and forsterite is the magnesium rich…
  • Diamond imperfections could be key to advancing quantum computing

    keith
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    Scientists say a defect found at the atomic scale in diamonds could offer a significant advance on the road to quantum computing. Carefully controlling and taking advantage of a technologically beneficial defect in diamonds known as a nitrogen vacancy center could bring quantum computers and nanoscale sensors one step closer, they say.  University of Chicago physicist David Awschalom explains that an NV center consists of one nitrogen atom that sits immediately next to a vacant spot, with the pair taking the place of a pair of carbon atoms within the crystal of diamond. That leaves an…
  • SUMMER TRAVEL JEWELRY CARE

    keith
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    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 at the forefront of our minds right now. One thing, though, that’s not quite as readily on our radar is the idea of jewelry, and how the summer months might affect our pieces. Namely, how we can protect our beloved rings, jewelry, necklaces, and earrings from the season’s elements, and how we can keep them secure while jetting off somewhere…
  • The Best Time to Buy Your Wedding Bands (and when not to buy)

    keith
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
      It was quite an honor when the article below became our first nationally published article last year. A few clients here at NYC Wholesale Diamonds have recently requested the reprinting of this information, so enjoy! The Best Time To Buy Your Wedding Bands April 24, 2013 By Keith J. Saxe NYC Wholesale Diamonds When you find that special someone that you want to spend the rest of your life with, the first keepsake is the engagement ring which marks a lasting promise to love each other. The wedding proposal is a heartfelt and touching moment ‘frozen in time’, which is only equaled…
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  • Diamond Engagement Rings Show off a New Color

    Vanscoy Diamonds
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    There is probably no style of fine jewelry more resistant to change than diamond engagement rings. The amount of tradition behind the practice of exchanging rings is so rich that many people hesitate to buy anything different. Although there are certainly hundreds of beautiful awe-inspiring designs of engagement rings available [...]
  • As Blue As Turquoise

    Van Scoy Diamonds
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Whether at the beach, a barbeque or a night on the town, turquoise is the perfect gemstone for summer. Along with being pretty, turquoise is believed to be a holy stone and it is often used to dispel of negative energy. Turquoise helps to increase self-confidence and it is a symbol of happiness. [...]
  • All That Glitters is Gold

    Van Scoy Diamonds
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Gold is back in style! Being in the jewelry business, we actually don’t think it ever left, but this year’s runways, couture designs and celebrity style choices are shining a light on gold, more than ever before. Jennifer Lawrence glows in gold gowns Status Symbol Status and power, metals like gold are used [...]
  • Beach Do’s and Don’ts

    Van Scoy Diamonds
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    It’s beach season! Time to have fun in the sun and surf. Taking a few precautions can ensure that your beach day is fab rather than drab. DO WEAR SUNSCREEN Skincancer.org reports that 3.5 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year. Keep yourself and your family safe when having fun in the sun [...]
  • Sparkling Independence

    Van Scoy Diamonds
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Today in the United States we celebrate our nation’s independence day, otherwise known as July 4th. “On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event,” [...]
 
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  • Estate Jewelry -Passion for Red

    CertifiedJewelry
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:54 pm
      Let’s face it. Not everybody can afford to have a non treated ruby jewel in their estate. Or a Burma piece with no inclusions. We leave that privilege to the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, heiress of one of the most exciting Estate Jewelry Collections on Earth. Her ruby and diamond collar, famous for being flawless and impossible brilliant, has dozens of rubies to make the shape of flowers with diamond centers. If the protagonist gem in this collar is the diamond, with the yellow ones in the body attracting special attention, the rubies give color and life to it. Less perfect…
  • An Antique Engagement Ring – Why it’s the perfect Engagement Gift

    CertifiedJewelry
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    A marriage is a commitment of love and loyalty to one another,  so the engagement ring you buy for your better half needs to be something which is meaningful enough to symbolize your feelings towards each another. An antique engagement ring would be a perfect choice in a time where almost every man is trying his best to impress his lady love with an extravagant and modern ring. Yours will be the unique proposal with antique jewelry.  An antique ring will stand out in a sea of rings, and not just because of its appearance, but because of the old world charm that it carries along with it.
  • Why you should buy a vintage engagement ring

    CertifiedJewelry
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
      There’s something about vintage jewelry items, isn’t there? Every item seems to have a history of its own, a story waiting to be told. It seems like every piece has within it a soul just waiting to get out, having stood long enough the test of time.  Modern day diamond rings are brilliant and jazzy, sure, what with their perfect cuts and clarity.  But isn’t art about the appreciation of imperfections in life? A straight line is might not be as appealing as a crooked or a curved line. Vintage engagement rings are a one of a kind present that your lucky lady deserves. If…
  • Knowing your Antique Jewelry

    CertifiedJewelry
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    Archaeological discoveries have unearthed beaded antique jewelry as old as 100,000 years, which makes one wonder,  how much have humans really changed since then? We still attach more value to certain objects; there are precious stones and metals belonging from specific categories, such as Victorian jewelry and Gregorian Jewelry. Their prices simply keep on increasing with the passage of time, depending upon the quality and rarity of the piece. A majority of Victorian jewelry is constructed from high-quality materials. This is almost an obvious statement because, otherwise, they would not…
  • How to choose the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

    CertifiedJewelry
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    So, you’ve been dating her for a while now and you are confident she’s the one. It’s time to take the next big step – you’re going to propose her. Congratulations! You’ll be engaged soon. But the biggest dilemma that you’ll soon be facing is which diamond engagement ring to buy for her. Colored? Clear? Minimalistic or Vintage? Heart shaped or Princess Cut? Even though it may sound intimidating, selecting a diamond engagement ring is not as difficult and daunting a task as it’s made out to be. First, and this may sound a little silly, hang around her friends and try to…
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  • Best-selling Watch Accessories

    B.M. Garrett
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:52 pm
    A lot of consumers go out and buy the watch they’ve always wanted without giving a second thought to watch accessories. From watch straps and watch batteries to cabinets and cases for watches, there are all kinds of additions. And chances are they’ll be needed at some point. Whether it’s because your watch is drained […] The post Best-selling Watch Accessories appeared first on Watch What You Buy.
  • Best Watches under $1000

    B.M. Garrett
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Choosing the right watch is never easy. Not because there aren’t good options out there, but because there are so many that it’s hard to know which to spend your money on. The choices range from cheap and casual digital watches to expensive dress watches – all of which offer a diverse range of features. […] The post Best Watches under $1000 appeared first on Watch What You Buy.
  • Best-selling Smartwatches to own

    B.M. Garrett
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
    There’s been something of a boom in the smartwatch market over the past couple of years, with popular brands like Samsung committing to the technology and releasing several best-selling smartwatches for use with their mobile devices. According to Business Insider sales are expected to surpass 100 million units over the next four years, and there’s never been […] The post Best-selling Smartwatches to own appeared first on Watch What You Buy.
  • What are the top Men’s Dress Watches?

    B.M. Garrett
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    There are certain formal occasions when a casual watch isn’t appropriate. It’s for these occasions that every guy should have a dress watch at the ready to give the perfect finishing touch to a smart suit or tux. Dress watches favor simplicity and elegance over bolder designs. Our list of these best-selling Dress Watches for […] The post What are the top Men’s Dress Watches? appeared first on Watch What You Buy.
  • Best-selling Digital Watches for Men

    B.M. Garrett
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Since digital watches first appeared in the 70’s they’ve become increasingly popular, thanks to their handy features and practicality. The range now available means there’s a digital watch to suit any guy. It doesn’t matter if you’re after something stylish, need a sturdy watch for everyday wear, or want something that’s useful during sports and […] The post Best-selling Digital Watches for Men appeared first on Watch What You Buy.
 
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  • Lucy in the sky with diamonds

    Lionsorbet
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    Picture yourself in a boat on a river,With tangerine trees and marmalade skies.Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly;A girl with kaleidoscope eyes. Picture yourself in a boat on a river,With tangerine trees and marmalade skies.Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly;A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.Cellophane flowers of yellow and greenTowering over your head;Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes,And she’s gone.Lucy in the sky with diamonds!Lucy in the sky with diamonds!Lucy in the sky with diamonds!Ah… A John Lennon song which was written as an interpretation of a school…
  • COFFEE – IT’S ALL IN THE BEAN

    Lionsorbet
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    I’m on my third one – Italian, rich, dark and strong! No, I’m not having a Roman Affair…..I’m having coffee. Life without it, unimaginable. The black gold is invaluable to me, and I’m pretty precious about it too: not that overly milky, weak brew you get in some road side cafes, or all those fancy skinny, decaf, long but single shot, flavoured ones… I’m a purist, just great coffee. Well, I do love milk froth and a bit of chocolate or cinnamon, guess I’m a cappuccino girl. The bean hasn’t just made its way into our daily lives as far as culinary delights are…
  • Why do men buy jewellery?

    Lionsorbet
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    Since the age of dawn a fully fuelled man filled with testosterone didn’t have much time for such things as shiny jewellery. He was too busy hunting, harvesting, building or simply procrastinating. As we moved through the ages, us men started carrying weapons such as small blades and knives. Then came the swords and axes, followed by guns and then… really big guns. Protection against one another seemed vital in times of survival and war. It’s a shiny. Yes, shiny they all seemed, but could it of been those early moments of simple majestic things like the sun bouncing from a…
  • Jewellery Road Trip the series – Episode 2

    Lionsorbet
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    You know how – in Hollywood – they have a pilot to gauge an audience’s response before a new sit com or series is aired or actually produced? Well, “Jewellery Road Trip” had great reactions, so ta da – here it is: “Jewellery Road Trip – the series”! Don’t worry, all your favourite characters will be there, great designers and great independent shops, it’s just the cast that changes with every episode. Episode 2 “I can resist everything but temptation” For our first road trip I asked you to bring an overnight bag – and I would advise you to do the same for this one.
  • Rings of the Gallaxy: The Milky Way

    Lionsorbet
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Trying to come up with something the world has never seen before can sometimes take a little time. Ideas come and go, but sometimes, something will just keep bouncing around in that firing mind of mine. I started messing around with a few concepts over a recent weekend. As the old Mastermind saying goes: “I’ve started so I’ll finish”. So here you go… The Sun Ring Filled with light and energy to power a solar system for 12 billion years. Gaze into this orb to get lost in it’s mystical magic. The Ring of Mercury Named after the Roman deity Mercury, the…
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