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  • #DesignerSpotlight on Nada G Fine Jewelry #TheDailyJewel

    The Daily Jewel
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Just a quick note - I fell in love with this collection from Nada G when I saw it on the Julers Row Blog - click the link to see Julie's fabulous Interview with the designer! Contact Info for Nada G Fine Jewelry:Website:  http://www.nadag.comFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NadaGJewelryTwitter:   https://twitter.com/NadaG_JewelryYouTube:  https://twitter.com/NadaG_JewelryPinterest:   https://www.pinterest.com/nadagjewelryInstagram:  https://instagram.com/nadagjewelry/
  • London’s calling

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    Hannah Connorton
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:44 am
    The winners of the Editor’s Choice design competition at the International Jewellery London trade show were announced earlier this month. The competition recognizes designers and suppliers who exhibit “the most creative and cutting-edge jewelry at IJL,” with six winners chosen and an additional two being honored as “highly commended.” The winners in each category, and their designs, are below. Diamonds in Design, given to a head-turning diamond piece of jewelry designed in a spirit of celebration to coincide with IJL’s Diamond Jubilee Sarah Ho’s “Numerati ‘60’” Ho…
  • When jewelry meets genetics

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    Brecken Branstrator
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:57 am
    I think I am slowly but surely making one of my blog specialties interesting jewelry that borders on strange or even weird, and I have to say, I’m pretty OK with it. I enjoy going beyond the beautiful pieces that we’re treated to every day to explore where jewelry is meeting science and innovation (see: this and this.) The Internet recently gifted me a new topic when I stumbled onto a piece by British designer Alexander Davis, who creates DNA pendants that are unique to each wearer and inspired by his degree in biochemistry. When a DNA pendant is commissioned by a client, they take a…
  • Top 5 Reasons Halo Engagement Rings Rock

    Designers and Diamonds
    Lizrlj
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:14 pm
    If you’re a bride – or a hopefully soon to be bride! – scoping out future engagement ring options, there’s one trend that should be at the top of your radar. It’s the hottest style in engagement rings for at least 5 years running now. It makes every diamond look bigger, and it makes most look better. It’s perfect for chic fashionistas and glamorous bling-lovers alike. It stretches your budget and captures your imagination. It is, of course, the halo engagement ring. But what makes halo engagement rings so great? Allow me to explain. 1. The first thing that…
  • If I owned a jewelry store …

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    Michelle Graff
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    Covering trends and new designers isn’t something I get to do a lot of here. It is not really my beat, so to speak. But every once in a while, I run across some designers who really strike me, both personally and professionally, and I like to take the time to discuss why I like them, and why I think they’re somebody to whom retailers should pay attention. The last time I got the chance to do this was back in February, when I highlighted the fabulous work of Ohio-based Michelle Pajak-Reynolds. Never one to miss an opportunity to spotlight the work of some other fine females, today I…
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    The Daily Jewel

  • #DesignerSpotlight on Nada G Fine Jewelry #TheDailyJewel

    27 Jun 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Just a quick note - I fell in love with this collection from Nada G when I saw it on the Julers Row Blog - click the link to see Julie's fabulous Interview with the designer! Contact Info for Nada G Fine Jewelry:Website:  http://www.nadag.comFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NadaGJewelryTwitter:   https://twitter.com/NadaG_JewelryYouTube:  https://twitter.com/NadaG_JewelryPinterest:   https://www.pinterest.com/nadagjewelryInstagram:  https://instagram.com/nadagjewelry/
  • Responsible Jewelry Council Announces Certification Of Five New Brands

    19 Jun 2015 | 7:51 pm
    From Press ReleaseRJC ANNOUNCES CERTIFICATION OF LORENZO JEWELRY LTD AND RE-CERTIFICATION OF JOHN HARDY, ALLGEMEINE GOLD – UND SILBERSCHEIDEANSTALT AG, DAY'S JEWELERS AND MAKER MENDS LTDResponsible Jewelry Council is delighted to announce that the following members have achieved Certification by meeting the highest ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards as established by the RJC. To view the company’s press release please click on its name: Lorenzo Jewelry LtdJohn HardyAllgemeine Gold – Und Silberscheideanstalt AGDay's JewelersMaker Mends LtdWhich brings the…
  • Find Le Vian NOW on GemFind's JewelCloud App

    19 Jun 2015 | 7:42 pm
    from Press ReleaseLe Vian Joins GemFind’s Social Product Network JewelCloudAuthorized retailers can now easily access Le Vian’s product feed and digital assets in GemFind’s responsive JewelCloud® tool.  GemFind, the leading technology provider to the jewelry industry, welcomes fine jewelry designer Le Vian, the newest vendor to add their products to the industry’s fastest growing social product network, JewelCloud. Popular for their Chocolate Diamonds and "on trend" designs, Le Vian can now quickly update retailers nationwide and feed products straight to retail…
  • #JWLV India Glitters at "Diamonds in the Sky" Gala for Diamond Empowerment Fund During Jewelry Week Las Vegas

    15 Jun 2015 | 3:54 pm
    India Shines at Diamond Empowerment Fund Gala, "Diamonds in the Sky"Featured Performance by Kelly RowlandAmidst the festive and sensationally colored backdrop of the Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom, Prime Minister Modi and the Government of India received the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s (D.E.F) highest recognition last night, the 2015 Global Empowerment Salute. Presented for India’s global leadership and contributions to democracy, development and the growth and expansion of the international diamond industry, the Gala celebrated diamonds and the positive impact made by the diamond…
  • #JCKEvents Expand 2015 Offerings with NEW #LUXURYMiami Event Debuting Alongside #JISMiami

    14 Jun 2015 | 10:08 am
    From a Press ReleaseJCK Events Expand 2015 Offerings with NEW LUXURY Miami Event Debuting Alongside JIS Miami JCK Events, the world's largest jewelry trade show organization, announced plans are already underway for the launch of LUXURY Miami October 13 - 16, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL. With the recent acquisition of Jewelers International Showcase (JIS Miami) by Reed Exhibitions, launching a LUXURY show alongside it is a natural fit.LUXURY Miami will offer a unique new business opportunity and the ultimate buyer convenience taking place alongside the…
 
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  • If I owned a jewelry store …

    Michelle Graff
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    Covering trends and new designers isn’t something I get to do a lot of here. It is not really my beat, so to speak. But every once in a while, I run across some designers who really strike me, both personally and professionally, and I like to take the time to discuss why I like them, and why I think they’re somebody to whom retailers should pay attention. The last time I got the chance to do this was back in February, when I highlighted the fabulous work of Ohio-based Michelle Pajak-Reynolds. Never one to miss an opportunity to spotlight the work of some other fine females, today I…
  • London’s calling

    Hannah Connorton
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:44 am
    The winners of the Editor’s Choice design competition at the International Jewellery London trade show were announced earlier this month. The competition recognizes designers and suppliers who exhibit “the most creative and cutting-edge jewelry at IJL,” with six winners chosen and an additional two being honored as “highly commended.” The winners in each category, and their designs, are below. Diamonds in Design, given to a head-turning diamond piece of jewelry designed in a spirit of celebration to coincide with IJL’s Diamond Jubilee Sarah Ho’s “Numerati ‘60’” Ho…
  • When jewelry meets genetics

    Brecken Branstrator
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:57 am
    I think I am slowly but surely making one of my blog specialties interesting jewelry that borders on strange or even weird, and I have to say, I’m pretty OK with it. I enjoy going beyond the beautiful pieces that we’re treated to every day to explore where jewelry is meeting science and innovation (see: this and this.) The Internet recently gifted me a new topic when I stumbled onto a piece by British designer Alexander Davis, who creates DNA pendants that are unique to each wearer and inspired by his degree in biochemistry. When a DNA pendant is commissioned by a client, they take a…
  • The alleged allure of the Sphynx

    Michelle Graff
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    It was only about five minutes into our phone call Thursday when Natalie Zachary, jewelry industry worker and hairless cat lover, asked the question that had been weighing on my mind since I spotted her picture on Twitter Wednesday. “Who would want to put hairless cats and jewelry together?” she said. (Really, who would want to put hairless cats next to anything they wanted to sell?) The answer is the family-owned and -operated jewelry manufacturing business she runs with her dad Jerome and brother Nicky—Victoria, British Columbia-based Rousseau Chain. They have begun using Natalie’s…
  • My favorite Vegas appointments

    Brecken Branstrator
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:42 am
    I’d say this year was a pretty great Las Vegas market week, wouldn’t you? The mood seemed cheerful wherever I went, and the designs I saw were on point. I love that we can see that fine jewelry is taking more risks and embracing the truly unique and innovative. Not to mention getting to spend a few days in Sin City with the amazing people in this industry; it’s just the cherry on top of it all. Here are just a few of the appointments and meetings I liked best from our time there. Tacori’s new Love Letters collection and Monterey Roadster men’s collection My meeting at Tacori was one…
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    JCK - Jewelry Industry News, Trends, and Analysis

  • Jeweler Discovers He’s Related to Declaration of Independence Signer

    rbates
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    This will be a special July 4 for Hallowell, Maine, jeweler Jack B. Turner—it’s just been confirmed he is a descendant of one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence.Turner—a three-decade veteran of the business who has owned his own store, Jack B. Turner Jewelers, for the past five years—was adopted at birth in 1957 by two schoolteachers, loving parents who have since died. In 2009, Maine passed a law opening its adoption records. This will be a special July 4 for Hallowell, Maine, jeweler Jack B. Turner—it’s just been confirmed he is a descendant of…
  • Macy’s Drops Donald Trump’s Menswear Line, Including Accessories

    lsachon
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    Macy’s will no longer sell Donald Trump’s menswear collection, which includes accessories such as tie clips and cufflinks, because of Trump’s derogatory statements about immigrants. Macy’s has announced that it will no longer sell Donald Trump’s menswear collection, which includes accessories like tie clips and cufflinks, after he made derogatory statements about immigrants. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
  • Colorado Retailer Designs Ring for TV’s ‘Extreme Weight Loss’

    evesilind
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Thollot Jewelers’ outreach to local TV network affiliate definitely paid off Here’s a retail story that illustrates just how big a payoff can be when pursuing strategic alliances for your store.Troy Thollot, who co-owns Thollot Jewelers in Thornton, Colo., with his wife, Joy, had been reaching out to the local network TV affiliates in nearby Denver for “quite some time” to explore marketing opportunities, he says.   Thollot Jewelers’ outreach to local TV network affiliate definitely paid off. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. E-newsletter…
  • 5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of June 29

    rbates
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
    Another default rocks India, the Gem-A CEO-suspension controversy, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.- More women buying jewelry for themselves. Another default rocks India, the Gem-A CEO-suspension controversy, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
  • Diamond Groups Call for Grading Crackdown

    rbates
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    Sell a bad cert, you might get hurt. Selling reports with more than a one-grade difference from the GIA color scale is unacceptable, and dealers who sell overgraded reports may face disciplinary action, according to a new policy endorsed by leading diamond groups.  Dealers who sell overgraded diamond reports may now face disciplinary action, according to a new policy endorsed by leading diamond groups. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
 
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  • Student Spotlight: Sallie Strand

    Metalwerx
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:11 am
    Sallie Strand is a painter and sometime metalsmith who’s been taking classes at Metalwerx for quite a number of years, though that’s not exactly where she started out.   Kinetic necklace by Sallie Strand Sallie’s first degree was a diploma from the Culinary Institute of America, and she began her career as a pastry chef.  […]
  • #DesignerSpotlight on Nada G Fine Jewelry #TheDailyJewel

    Robyn Hawk
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Just a quick note - I fell in love with this collection from Nada G when I saw it on the Julers Row Blog - click the link to see Julie's fabulous Interview with the designer! Contact Info for Nada G Fine Jewelry:Website:  http://www.nadag.com...
  • Jewelry Cad Dream. Some Jewellers buy ZWSoft 3D Direct.

    Allan Straton
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Hi. I am Allan Stratton With this blog I am going to be hated even more by the Jewelry Cad World but you need to hear the truth. Some Jewelry blog Groups will not publish this because it is too hard for them to accept. Some say I am pushing my own agender for my […]
  • Jewelry Cad Dream. ZWSoft 3D the engine behind the Jewelry Program.

    Allan Straton
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Hi. I am Allan Stratton. I have been in the jewellery industry for 45 years and I have never seen so much wasted talent. You say I am exaggerating this and don’t know what I am talking about. Why do I say that? Thats because most of the files of items being produced are static files. […]
  • Pneumatic Hand Engraving with Tira Mitchell

    Metalwerx
    21 Jun 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Tira Mitchell started big but keeps getting smaller–her hand-engraved projects, that is. What began as a gamble to start a career led to being recognized as one of the country’s most highly-regarded engravers of fine jewelry, heirloom knives, custom guitars, and fast motorcycles. Yacht cannons, musical instruments, elegant firearms, bells, cars and ostrich eggs—she’s worked […]
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    JCK - Jewelry Industry News, Trends, and Analysis

  • Jeweler Discovers He’s Related to Declaration of Independence Signer

    rbates
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    This will be a special July 4 for Hallowell, Maine, jeweler Jack B. Turner—it’s just been confirmed he is a descendant of one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence.Turner—a three-decade veteran of the business who has owned his own store, Jack B. Turner Jewelers, for the past five years—was adopted at birth in 1957 by two schoolteachers, loving parents who have since died. In 2009, Maine passed a law opening its adoption records. This will be a special July 4 for Hallowell, Maine, jeweler Jack B. Turner—it’s just been confirmed he is a descendant of…
  • Macy’s Drops Donald Trump’s Menswear Line, Including Accessories

    lsachon
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    Macy’s will no longer sell Donald Trump’s menswear collection, which includes accessories such as tie clips and cufflinks, because of Trump’s derogatory statements about immigrants. Macy’s has announced that it will no longer sell Donald Trump’s menswear collection, which includes accessories like tie clips and cufflinks, after he made derogatory statements about immigrants. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
  • Colorado Retailer Designs Ring for TV’s ‘Extreme Weight Loss’

    evesilind
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Thollot Jewelers’ outreach to local TV network affiliate definitely paid off Here’s a retail story that illustrates just how big a payoff can be when pursuing strategic alliances for your store.Troy Thollot, who co-owns Thollot Jewelers in Thornton, Colo., with his wife, Joy, had been reaching out to the local network TV affiliates in nearby Denver for “quite some time” to explore marketing opportunities, he says.   Thollot Jewelers’ outreach to local TV network affiliate definitely paid off. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. E-newsletter…
  • 5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of June 29

    rbates
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
    Another default rocks India, the Gem-A CEO-suspension controversy, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.- More women buying jewelry for themselves. Another default rocks India, the Gem-A CEO-suspension controversy, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
  • Diamond Groups Call for Grading Crackdown

    rbates
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    Sell a bad cert, you might get hurt. Selling reports with more than a one-grade difference from the GIA color scale is unacceptable, and dealers who sell overgraded reports may face disciplinary action, according to a new policy endorsed by leading diamond groups.  Dealers who sell overgraded diamond reports may now face disciplinary action, according to a new policy endorsed by leading diamond groups. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
 
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  • Diamond Shavings: Your (Early for the Holiday) Web Roundup, Week of July 2

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    This week: Tiffany wants to be major force in the watch market. Maybe jewelers should forget millennials. Is Michael Kors killing Macy’s? All below. Jewelers expect bump in business after same-sex marriage ruling.- Rainbow watch ad left jeweler in quandary.- How jewelers can embrace equality.- My thoughts. Ken Gassman: Jewelers should forget millennials, target the rich.- Survey: More women buying jewelry for themselves. Birks’ comps rise 16 percent, but...
  • Same-Sex Marriage and Our Industry

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    Last week the Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriages are now legal in all 50 states—possibly providing a welcome boost for an industry starved for good news. Certainly Wall Street thinks it will help, considering the stock prices of Tiffany, Signet, and Blue Nile all rose following the news. Which makes sense: This business is based on bridal. The declining marriage rate poses an ongoing problem for our industry, but the landmark ruling could likely mean a stream of new bridal ...
  • Arya Esha’s Windsor Pendant Necklace Celebrates SCOTUS Decision

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    In June 2013, Priyanka Murthy’s two worlds of law—she was a practicing lawyer for a federal jurist on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals—and jewelry, her passion, collided.The Jacksonville, Fla.–based jewelry designer and founder of Arya Esha was helping her employer research and write opinions for court that are ultimately appealed to and reviewed by the Supreme Court of the United States, otherwise known as SCOTUS.“I was following Windsor—the first same-sex marriage case that lay...
  • Boston Jeweler Celebrates Legalized Gay Marriage With a Rainbow-Hue Watch Ad

    1 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    When Lexi Valhouli, marketing coordinator for Long’s Fine Jewelers, says the retailer’s latest splashy ad in the Boston Globe wasn’t designed to sell a product, she means it.The full-color ad, which ran in the June 28 edition of the newspaper, shows a silver men’s watch with a rainbow-hued bezel, under the phrase “It’s About Time!”Its content was designed to celebrate the Supreme Court’s June 26 decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the U.S.—and show support for Boston...
  • The New Voice of Kimberley Reform: Dubai?

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Last year, the United Arab Emirates applied to become the Kimberley Process vice chair, the traditional stepping-stone to becoming chair. This was, to say the least, not well received by the KP’s coalition of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), which for the last two years have engaged in an often-bitter cold war with UAE diamond center Dubai.The groups have called Dubai a haven for transfer pricing and smuggling, and charge it has lax controls (which it’s denied). To block...
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  • Diamond Shavings: Your (Early for the Holiday) Web Roundup, Week of July 2

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    This week: Tiffany wants to be major force in the watch market. Maybe jewelers should forget millennials. Is Michael Kors killing Macy’s? All below. Jewelers expect bump in business after same-sex marriage ruling.- Rainbow watch ad left jeweler in quandary.- How jewelers can embrace equality.- My thoughts. Ken Gassman: Jewelers should forget millennials, target the rich.- Survey: More women buying jewelry for themselves. Birks’ comps rise 16 percent, but...
  • Same-Sex Marriage and Our Industry

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    Last week the Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriages are now legal in all 50 states—possibly providing a welcome boost for an industry starved for good news. Certainly Wall Street thinks it will help, considering the stock prices of Tiffany, Signet, and Blue Nile all rose following the news. Which makes sense: This business is based on bridal. The declining marriage rate poses an ongoing problem for our industry, but the landmark ruling could likely mean a stream of new bridal ...
  • Arya Esha’s Windsor Pendant Necklace Celebrates SCOTUS Decision

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    In June 2013, Priyanka Murthy’s two worlds of law—she was a practicing lawyer for a federal jurist on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals—and jewelry, her passion, collided.The Jacksonville, Fla.–based jewelry designer and founder of Arya Esha was helping her employer research and write opinions for court that are ultimately appealed to and reviewed by the Supreme Court of the United States, otherwise known as SCOTUS.“I was following Windsor—the first same-sex marriage case that lay...
  • Boston Jeweler Celebrates Legalized Gay Marriage With a Rainbow-Hue Watch Ad

    1 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    When Lexi Valhouli, marketing coordinator for Long’s Fine Jewelers, says the retailer’s latest splashy ad in the Boston Globe wasn’t designed to sell a product, she means it.The full-color ad, which ran in the June 28 edition of the newspaper, shows a silver men’s watch with a rainbow-hued bezel, under the phrase “It’s About Time!”Its content was designed to celebrate the Supreme Court’s June 26 decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the U.S.—and show support for Boston...
  • The New Voice of Kimberley Reform: Dubai?

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Last year, the United Arab Emirates applied to become the Kimberley Process vice chair, the traditional stepping-stone to becoming chair. This was, to say the least, not well received by the KP’s coalition of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), which for the last two years have engaged in an often-bitter cold war with UAE diamond center Dubai.The groups have called Dubai a haven for transfer pricing and smuggling, and charge it has lax controls (which it’s denied). To block...
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    JCK - Jewelry Industry News, Trends, and Analysis

  • Jeweler Discovers He’s Related to Declaration of Independence Signer

    rbates
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    This will be a special July 4 for Hallowell, Maine, jeweler Jack B. Turner—it’s just been confirmed he is a descendant of one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence.Turner—a three-decade veteran of the business who has owned his own store, Jack B. Turner Jewelers, for the past five years—was adopted at birth in 1957 by two schoolteachers, loving parents who have since died. In 2009, Maine passed a law opening its adoption records. This will be a special July 4 for Hallowell, Maine, jeweler Jack B. Turner—it’s just been confirmed he is a descendant of…
  • Macy’s Drops Donald Trump’s Menswear Line, Including Accessories

    lsachon
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    Macy’s will no longer sell Donald Trump’s menswear collection, which includes accessories such as tie clips and cufflinks, because of Trump’s derogatory statements about immigrants. Macy’s has announced that it will no longer sell Donald Trump’s menswear collection, which includes accessories like tie clips and cufflinks, after he made derogatory statements about immigrants. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
  • Colorado Retailer Designs Ring for TV’s ‘Extreme Weight Loss’

    evesilind
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Thollot Jewelers’ outreach to local TV network affiliate definitely paid off Here’s a retail story that illustrates just how big a payoff can be when pursuing strategic alliances for your store.Troy Thollot, who co-owns Thollot Jewelers in Thornton, Colo., with his wife, Joy, had been reaching out to the local network TV affiliates in nearby Denver for “quite some time” to explore marketing opportunities, he says.   Thollot Jewelers’ outreach to local TV network affiliate definitely paid off. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. E-newsletter…
  • 5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of June 29

    rbates
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
    Another default rocks India, the Gem-A CEO-suspension controversy, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.- More women buying jewelry for themselves. Another default rocks India, the Gem-A CEO-suspension controversy, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
  • Diamond Groups Call for Grading Crackdown

    rbates
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    Sell a bad cert, you might get hurt. Selling reports with more than a one-grade difference from the GIA color scale is unacceptable, and dealers who sell overgraded reports may face disciplinary action, according to a new policy endorsed by leading diamond groups.  Dealers who sell overgraded diamond reports may now face disciplinary action, according to a new policy endorsed by leading diamond groups. Photo Feature:  This is not a Photo Feature. JCK Staff read more
 
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  • Sterling Arrow

    Alicia Rivera
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:33 pm
    by Beth Bernard. (Louisiana USA) I decided to try this after making a cross pendant that used the same technique. I don’t usually make an initial work out of sterling because of the cost, but decided to try it anyway. I’m SO happy I didn’t mess it up! The wire is 20g sterling with 24g […]
  • Soft Summer Hues

    Alicia Rivera
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:10 pm
    by Alicia Marinache. (Burlingto, Ontario, Canada) Last year I have created a small group with 6 friends ~ named The Creative Continuum of 7 Artists (CC7A). We get together once a month and create something. This year we each chose a picture for the month we are hosting and for June we had a lovely […]
  • I See My Work As Art! So I Display It That Way!

    Alicia Rivera
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:10 pm
    by Janeen St. Louis. (United States) I’ve been creating high fashion beaded jewelry for over a decade that started with the passing of my grandmother. I work primarily with natural, raw and organically recycled materials; appreciating their textures, colors, shapes and imperfections. I’m inspired by the presence of ancient Egypt, as well as my African […]
  • Going Green & Sassy

    Alicia Rivera
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:02 pm
    by Terri Wlaschin. (Key West, Florida USA) I always enjoyed making statement necklaces using bead embroidery or wireworking techniques. This time I decided to try polymer clay. I am digging the idea of embedding pearls, crystals and gemstones in clay so I gave it a whirl here. Fringe adds a sassy, playful touch. Bring it […]
  • Extending Other Kinds of Neck Rings

    Alicia Rivera
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:52 pm
    by Lauri Sacks. (United States) You have answered a question I didn’t even think of with your Adjustable Neckwire tutorial. I love neck rings. Some of my clients won’t wear them because they feel confined so your extension idea is so perfect. I have a neck ring where one side locks into place on the […]
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  • Total GabonSA (EC) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review - New Report Available

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:50 am
    The company explores and extracts hydrocarbons. Its activities include domain mining and exploration, production, and marketing of hydrocarbons.
  • After Getting Crushed On Apple Watch News, Fossil Looks Cheap Again

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    Back in January I took a look at accessory retailer Fossil and concluded the stock was cheap. At the time the stock was trading for $103 and obviously, since then, shares have been absolutely crushed.
  • Standard & Poor's Maintains Ecopetrol S.A.'s Long Term Corporate Credit Rating at BBB

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Standard & Poor's mentioned that the new strategy presented by the Company is in line with the current oil market conditions and prioritizes efficient barrels and shareholder returns. The rating decision also considers, among other things, the very important role of Ecopetrol in the Colombian economy.
  • Projecting Manhattan Life Onto a Tiffany's Storein London

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:46 pm
    An installation in the Old Selfridges Hotel aims to immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the iconic flagship store Tiffany & Co. will mark the opening of a new luxury boutique on the ground floor of Selfridges in London with an immersive installation that lets visitors walk through a projected cityscape.
  • Hong Kong Retail Sales: Negative Headwinds Persist

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    Hong Kong reported May retail sales that were essentially flat y/y, slightly better than the -2% decline expected by the consensus but nonetheless highlights the weakness of Chinese tourism and the impact of a rising USD. As such, jewelry and luxury consumer goods will continue to face headwinds and this should be a negative read-through to Tiffany's , Coach , Michael Kors and Kate Spade .
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  • Knowing Your Gemstone Source

    Greg Valerio
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:27 am
    As many will know I am passionate about ethics. As a jeweller of over twenty years I have campaigned for greater levels of transparency and traceability in the chain of custody that feeds the jewellers bench and brand. Over these years I have sat in countless forums, government meetings, conferences, universities, design colleges, trade shows,
  • Cali-fornication of Coyote Piss

    Greg Valerio
    2 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    They shall be remembered forever They shall be alive forever They shall be speaking forever The people shall hear them forever WB Yeats The deep darkness and ever-present horror of the American genocide of the First Nations of California during the gold rush of the 19 century colours everything. The following reflections on the Sierra
  • Reclaiming the Sierra 2015 Conference Summary

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

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

    Marc Choyt
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    Here’s more info on the upcoming Sierra Fund conference.  The way the miners acted in California before regulations in 1975 is just like how many Jr. Canadian Mining companies operate today in the developing world, leaving massive amounts of mercury and equipment.  Marc Choyt, FJA USA.  The history of mining regulation (or lack thereof) has shaped
 
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    JCK - Style 360

  • Arya Esha’s Windsor Pendant Necklace Celebrates SCOTUS Decision

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    In June 2013, Priyanka Murthy’s two worlds of law—she was a practicing lawyer for a federal jurist on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals—and jewelry, her passion, collided.The Jacksonville, Fla.–based jewelry designer and founder of Arya Esha was helping her employer research and write opinions for court that are ultimately appealed to and reviewed by the Supreme Court of the United States, otherwise known as SCOTUS.“I was following Windsor—the first same-sex marriage case that lay...
  • Claude Thibaudeau’s New Glacier Blue Enhanced-Color Diamond Rings

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Lovely blue eyes—baby blue to be exact—inspired Claude Thibaudeau of the Montreal-based eponymous firm to make his new proprietary, enhanced blue diamond color that is the star of his new Glacier Blue collection.“My daughter has blue eyes, my grandmother had blue eyes,” he says. “I have always been attracted to eyes that are sky blue—the right blue for a diamond.”But it’s that Mediterranean blue—with a lot of green in it—that most of industry knows for enhanced diamonds. That...
  • Jen’s Obsession: Efva Attling’s Romancing the Stone Choker in Silver With Quartz

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    I fall hard for most styles from Efva Attling, a Swedish-model transplant to New York City who rekindled jewelry roots a few years ago. At the Couture show this year, Attling debuted several pieces, including Ziggy studs and ear jackets that look like starbursts on the ear and this Romancing the Stone choker in sterling silver with rock crystal. Chokers are hot this year, and will be for the foreseeable future, and I’m smitten with the slim lines and contrasting chunky white rocks capping off...
  • Get to Know Maral Artinian of Marli Jewelry

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    It’s no wonder that the signature style—graphic lines, geometric forms, and cutouts—in Maral Artinian’s Marli line are so strong: Artinian hails from the family who owns Sartoro, a high-end jeweler well known in Europe. Artinian debuted Marli in 2014, inspired by “urban life, pop culture, fashion, and contemporary art,” says Artinian, “to satisfy a mid-price gap in the market.” She works with her brother Saro Artinian, who serves as Marli’s product developer, and a design team to sketch styles...
  • New Offerings in Simon G.’s Paraiba Jewelry Collection

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    At JCK LUXURY this year, it was hard to miss the stunning Windex-blue Paraiba gemstone styles prettying up the cases at Simon G. The Glendale, Calif.–based firm has offered Brazilian Paraiba gemstone jewelry since 2004 but unveiled its most abundant offerings to date this year.A total of 50 SKUs comprise the Paraiba collection, 25 of which were added this year. Pieces are available in 18k white gold and in platinum, and retail prices start at $5,500 for a semi-opaque Paraiba-in-matrix...
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    Genna Delaney

  • What is Crowdfunding?

    GennaDelaney
    10 Jun 2015 | 1:27 pm
    What is Crowdfunding? Some of you may know what crowdfunding is but others might not have heard of this type of funding. So what actually is Crowdfunding all about? “It’s the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet.[1] One financial expert describes it as “large groups of people combining their economic power to support an organization, company or project they believe in.”[2] The crowdfunding model is fueled by three types of actors: the project initiator who proposes the idea and/or…
  • Genna Design Jewellery and 3D Printing – ‘Expansion’

    GennaDelaney
    4 Jun 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Kickstarter Crowdfunding 3D printed Jewellery Campaign Well the time is finally here. I’ve been prepping and planning my Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign for about a month now. We had to make a video and come up with pledges and sort out our social media strategy, organise a launch party, invite people to the event, etc, etc…. I’ve never done anything like this before and there was so much to organise. So the night had finally came for the launch of the campaign which we held last night at the DCA, Dundee and invited special guests. It’s been a really exciting few…
  • The trouble with Facebook – Social Media Series

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

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

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

  • Book review: The Big Book of Mod Podge

    Cyndi L
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Did you know that Mod Podge has been around since 1967???  I had no idea.  It was invented by Jan Wetstone, who has since passed away, but the legacy lives on, and now with more formulas and finishes to choose from than ever before.  Lark has a brand new book out, honoring and demystifying this amazing material: The Big Book of Mod Podge. I have done projects with my granddaughter that used Mod Podge as an adhesive and sealer, but this book opened up worlds of ideas that I had never thought of before.  Including jewelry, of course!  Altogether, there are over 90…
  • Shamballa ribbon bracelet

    Cyndi L
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    How does your light shine?In the halls of ShambalaAlways popular for summertime, Shamballa-style bracelets have become year-round accessories for many people.  And that's great, because they are SO EASY to make!  I'm going to show you a version that's a little bit different, because frankly, you can get the instructions for the "normal" ones any-old-where. Materials and Tools36" Round or ribbon-style suede cord, 3mm4 1/2" (stretched out) cup chain, 5mm72" + 20" Champagne sheer Asiana ribbon, 1/4"Clear glueClip boardTape measureWire cuttersScissorsTapestry needleChain nose pliers1.
  • heART beats from other blogs!

    Cyndi L
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:14 pm
    WIP Update and Free PatternConnie's posted an update on her latest WIP (work in progress) and she's also posted a new free pattern for you to stitch and enjoy.DIY Lanyard IdeasHave you thought about making your own lanyard for work or trips? Here are some ideas, including a lanyard that can be worn as a bracelet or a long or short necklace. Mixed Media Canvas: A Flower Blooms Eileen took a class taught by artist Stephenie Hamen and had a lot of messy fun!Art Bead SceneMeet the Art Bead Artists who have responded to our monthly challenge!Technorati Tags: bead embroidery,handmade beaded…
  • Recent publications: June 2015

    Cyndi L
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Jewelry Making 1-2-3: 45+ Simple Projects by Karin Van Voorhees Soldered Alchemy: 24 Jewelry Projects Using New Soft-Solder Techniques by Laura Beth Love Technorati Tags: bead embroidery,handmade beaded jewelry,wearable art,beads,jewelry,necklace,mixed media,beading © copyright 2015 – All rights reserved Beading Arts
  • Right angle weave earrings

    Cyndi L
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    I've found another way to recharge my batteries when I'm in between major projects!  Last week, I told you about just letting my fingers work on some weaving without having a real goal in mind, which resulted in a tube of Cellini spiral.  Well, I still didn't have a plan, so I went looking for another quick and easy little something-or-other to make. I settled on a necklace that I made several years ago, but decided to use the pattern to make some earrings.  No, they don't match the original necklace, but they will go with a lot of things I'm currently wearing.  The…
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    winterson.co.uk

  • Evangeline Armstrong, Winner of the Winterson Prize 2015

    Winterson
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:19 am
    We are delighted to announce that Evangeline Armstrong is the winner of this year’s Winterson Prize for the Best Use of Pearls, for a witty and playful new collection of jewellery. For the past three years we have been supporting the students of Central Saint Martins, the influential London arts institute, with pearls and advice on working with this beautiful gem. Every year a number of students choose pearls as the main focus for their degree show collection and this year’s candidates did not disappoint with their work, delivering an impressive array of imaginative design. The result…
  • Designing with Pearls at CSM 2015 – Part III

    Winterson
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:58 am
    Here we feature the final part in a series of short interviews with graduate jewellers designing with pearls at the BA Central Saint Martins Jewellery 2015 show, including in this article – Fiona Kakei Chong, Yuanming Dennis Song, Qinying Queenie Wang and Danya Xie. For the third year, we have been working with the students of the Central Saint Martins Jewellery Design course. We will be awarding a Winterson Prize to one of the students for ‘The Best Use of Pearls’ at Jewellery Awards Evening on 25th June. Read about some of the other designers in Part I and Part II of the series and…
  • Designing with Pearls at CSM 2015 – Part II

    Winterson
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:18 am
    Here we feature the second in a series of short interviews with designers from the Central Saint Martins Jewellery 2015 show and pearls at CSM, including in this article – Hye Ri Kim, Lucy Parker and Ellie Castillo Siu. For the third year, we have been working with the students designers of the Central Saint Martins Jewellery Design course. We will be awarding a Winterson Prize to one of the students for ‘The Best Use of Pearls’ at Jewellery Awards Evening on 25th June. Read about some of the other designers here in Part I and Part III of this series and the Winner of the Winterson…
  • Designing with Pearls at CSM 2015 – Part I

    Winterson
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:55 am
    For the third year, we have been working with Central Saint Martins, the leading art and design centre based in London. Our collaboration gives the student designers an opportunity to experience designing with pearls at CSM  for their final year work, which is showcased at a sparkling Jewellery Awards Evening on 25th June. We will be awarding our Winterson Prize to one of the students for ‘The Best Use of Pearls’. The designs are also open to the public at CSM during June 24-28th. Here we feature the first in a series of short interviews with designers from the CSM Jewellery 2015 show,…
  • Jewellery Trends Summer 2015 – Colour, Chokers and Pearls…

    Winterson
    3 Jun 2015 | 4:45 am
    As summer arrives, all those emerging jewellery trends that we spotted on the SS15 catwalks will start to feature high on wish lists and influence our shopping habits. Delicately enhancing the estate jewellery seen at shows by Prada and Dolce and Gabbana, and appearing on exquisite chokers by Lanvin and Chanel, pearls look set to be a major jewellery trend again this season. And if you have a long established desire to own some truly beautiful jewellery, now is the ideal time to consider how you would like to wear your pearls. THE HERO PEARL For some, pearl jewellery will mean a classic…
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    Splendor: A Celebration of Jewelry Designers

  • MOIRA K. LIME

    Carlotta STM
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:08 am
    14K Gold Filigree NecklaceIndiana, Indianapolis is known for its numerous “cultural sites,” many of which share close proximity to the city’s White River State Park.  Among these sites are the Indianapolis Zoo, White River Gardens and the Indiana Cross Country Arena.  Indiana is also home to featured jewelry designer Moira K. Lime.Read more »
  • ALDA CHAHINE | ALDA C

    Carlotta STM
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Sterling Silver Dipped in 22K GoldBO Inta Omri Earrings with AmethystKnown for its handicrafts like textiles and ceramics, Beirut, Lebanon is also a city bustling with commercial and educational sites.  The Beirut National Museum and the dazzling Rafik Hariri Mosque are two examples that highlight the city’s dedication to historical information, and beautiful architecture.Lebanon is also home to featured jewelry designer Alda Chahine.Read more »
  • CATERINA BUTERA

    Carlotta STM
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Andean Silver and SodaliteDual Solitaire RingEsteemed as one of Peru’s “most captivating lakes” is the historical site Lake Titicaca.  Located above sea level, the highest in the world, the area is rich with the Inca culture, and incredible visuals of the Chinkana labyrinth.  Peru is also home to featured jewelry designer Caterina Butera.Read more »
  • ANA DE COSTA

    Carlotta STM
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:58 am
    18K Crystal Grazing Pendant NecklaceWith its warm weather and natural beauty Portugal is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Fishing, sailing, surfing and cycling are a few activities one can indulge, as well as the surging popularity of golf.  An equal draw is the country’s delectable cuisine that is punctuated by its myriad of spices including chili peppers and saffron. Portugal is also the ancestral home of featured jewelry designer Ana de Costa.Read more »
  • IMOGEN BELFIELD

    Carlotta STM
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:07 am
    Yellow Gold Bronze Plasma RingTouted as the world’s “largest inhabited castle” for years Windsor Castle, located in Berkshire, England, has served as the official home of British royalty including Queen Elizabeth II.  It houses two farms, and a private swimming pool.  England is also home to featured jewelry designer Imogen Belfield.Read more »
 
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    PriceScope blogs

  • Uniquely Elegant 14K White Gold Round and Marquise Shape Diamond Engagement Ring

    darlinh
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:51 am
    By Linh Pilipchak Jewel of the Week (JOTW) - Gorgeous Jewelry Shared by PS Members This week’s featured jewel shows a uniquely elegant marquise shape diamonds coupled with round brilliant diamonds surrounded by Milgrain details for Alisto's engagement ring to his fiancee. This delicate Ering has a 0.73 carat solitaire mounted on “flower petals” setting. The diamond color is F with VS1 clarity.read more
  • A Look at Cartier's Jaguar

    darlinh
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:21 pm
    By Linh Pilipchak A Look at Cartier's Jaguar Richard Majchrzak/Studio D Few symbols are as instantly recognizable throughout the world as the Cartier panther. This sleek, elegant, but powerful animal is the very embodiment of the storied jewelry house.read more
  • Diamond Prices Prices down for May 2015

    psadmin
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:58 pm
    By Andrey Pilipchak Diamond Prices News Update - May 2015 Retail diamond prices dropped this June after some small rises in the past 2 months. Retail diamond price changes are based on Pricescope's database of over 600,000 diamonds listed in the search and compare diamonds feature from retail and online stores. Read more about diamond price changes below. read more
  • Eternally Gorgeous Diamond Solitaire Two-Tone Rose and White Gold Engagement Ring

    darlinh
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:58 am
    By Linh Pilipchak Jewel of the Week (JOTW) - Gorgeous Jewelry Shared by PS Members This week’s featured jewel shows an eternally gorgeous 2-tone 18K rose and white gold engagement ring from Agnesg. This full eternity diamond solitaire engagement ring became an anniversary gift from her DH! The center diamond is 1.85 carat solitaire mounted in a high cathedral setting. The diamond color is I with VS1 clarity.read more
  • PriceScope 2015 5th Annual Get Together - Thank You's

    darlinh
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:26 pm
    By Linh Pilipchak The PS staff, Garry, Andrey and I, Linh (pronounced “Ling”), would like to thank all our wonderful members and trade again for coming to our PriceScope’s 5th Annual Get Together in Las Vegas. We would especially like to thank our GENEROUS Featured Sponsors and contributing forum trade for the wonderful raffle prizes. If you would like to see the raffle prizes again, please click below on one of the prizes to see the details:read more
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    Joseph Schubach JewelersJoseph Schubach Jewelers

  • K.S. Matching Engagement Ring

    Joe
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:54 am
    Related posts: P.N. Wide Engagement Ring With Two Matching Bands P.S. Matching Wedding Ring T.H. Style 4516 With Matching Wedding Ring
  • Genetic Jewelery for the DNA-Lovin’ Woman

    Joseph Schubach
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:41 am
    While we customize all kinds of jewelry, this might go beyond the scope of our team. Now you can have a customized pendant designed from your particular DNA. I’m not sure how you would test it for accuracy…but it sure is an interesting concept. According to 10x: British designer Alexander Davis, creates DNA pendants that are unique to each wearer and inspired by his degree in biochemistry. When a DNA pendant is commissioned by a client, they take a blood sample from the wearer and send it to a lab for DNA sequencing, Davis told me over email. They then find an area of their DNA…
  • Kate Beckinsale-inspired Delicate Platinum Wedding Set

    Joe
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. Click here to view the embedded video. Click here to view the embedded video. Related posts: J.A. Matching Wedding Platinum Bands J.A. Platinum MM Engagement Ring M.C. Vintage Style Platinum Creation
  • Beverly K R9229

    Joe
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. Related posts: F.K. Pink Pure Grown Diamonds in Beverly K Style R389 R.N’s Beverly K Style 8WR9186 New Beverly K Antique Style Engagement Ring
  • Hand engraved die struck engagement ring style #103016

    Joe
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Shown with a 1 1/4ct center stone. Click here for additional info. Click here to view the embedded video. Related posts: B.S. Two Tone Beverly K Antique Style Engagement Ring with Hand Engraving L.B. Hand Engraved Double Claw Prong Engagement Ring T.R. Hand Engraved Three Stone Cushion Cut Engagement Ring
 
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    Designers and Diamonds

  • How Much Does This Ring Cost?

    Lizrlj
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    As you know, I’m the marketing director for Raymond Lee Jewelers. As you should know, RLJ has a fabulous social team that posts new goodies to our social networks every single day. All the engagement ring eye candy you could want, on the daily! And I’d say 90% of the time, the piece we’re showing off that day on Instagram or Facebook is already listed for sale in the online showroom. So we like to share the link to that exact product, so fans and engagement ring hunters can shop to their heart’s content. We’re always happy to share the … Read More →…
  • Cushion Cut Engagement Rings Eye Candy

    Lizrlj
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    The cushion cut diamond evolved from the old mine cut diamond, but is today’s second most popular diamond cut. This gorgeous look combines a square cut (like princess or radiant) with rounded corners, giving it the look of, well – a cushion. This stunning shape popped onto the diamond scene about 200 years ago, and was the go-to diamond shape for its first 100 years of existence. Round brilliants may have ousted this beauty from the top, but the cushion cut now edges closer to being #1 as brides everywhere want cushions. The traditional cushion cut, like most antique cuts,…
  • Pearl Colors to Celebrate June’s Birth Stone

    Lizrlj
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    On this lovely last day of June, it’s time to pay one last tribute to this month’s birthstone, the pearl. Pearls come in a huge variety of shades, each with their own distinct vibe. A pink pearl bracelet is a different creature entirely from a black, south sea pearl choker. And each color of pearl has its own story to tell. So when you picture your ideal pearl, just know you’re not limited to the Southern debutante’s trusted white pearl necklace. Pearls are some of the classiest pieces of jewelry in a woman’s wardrobe. While we know that most pearls … Read…
  • Gemstones More Valuable Than Diamonds

    Lizrlj
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Did you know that sometimes certain gemstones are more valuable than same quality diamonds? Even in the days of ancient culture around the world, a fine Emerald was considered higher in value even compared to the world’s hardest substance, a high quality diamond of the equal weight in carats. Emeralds are rare gemstones treasured for their hue, the color saturation of the stone. An Emerald’s saturation level is transparency and the purity of green color, level of other hues throughout the stone. An Emerald’s tone is ranked according to its characteristics of color from…
  • Top 5 Reasons Halo Engagement Rings Rock

    Lizrlj
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:14 pm
    If you’re a bride – or a hopefully soon to be bride! – scoping out future engagement ring options, there’s one trend that should be at the top of your radar. It’s the hottest style in engagement rings for at least 5 years running now. It makes every diamond look bigger, and it makes most look better. It’s perfect for chic fashionistas and glamorous bling-lovers alike. It stretches your budget and captures your imagination. It is, of course, the halo engagement ring. But what makes halo engagement rings so great? Allow me to explain. 1. The first thing that…
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    Jewelry News Network

  • Leibish & Co. Unveils Colorful Gem Jewelry And Free Engagement Ring

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    Online colored diamond retailer, Leibish & Co., has expanded its colorful offerings into gemstone jewelry. The new collections include sapphires, rubies, and emeralds set within necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earrings.A significant part of this new push into colored gemstone jewelry is engagement rings. White diamonds (often paired with white gold and platinum) is the standard for bridal jewelry and has been for many years. Other tried to convince consumers into adding color gems to their engagement rings but success has been sketchy. To help promote this jewelry category, the…
  • The Inaugural Mineral & Gem Asia Fair Opened Today

    27 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    The first edition of the Mineral & Gem Asia opened Saturday and will run until Tuesday at the AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong. Organized by UBM Asia, the fair has 101 local and overseas exhibitors in about 12,000sqm of exhibition space. Participants include exhibitors from about 27 countries and regions around the world displaying a variety of rough and polished gemstones, fossils, art pieces and rough, loose, semi- and fully finished mineral products.Exhibitors include Amberstream from Poland; Blue Gems, Chili Jewels, Iskcon Gems, KGE Rough & Gems and Rusgems from Hong Kong,…
  • Christofle Creates Silver Crowns As Art Objects

    27 Jun 2015 | 7:23 am
    Sterling silver crown with black onyx accentsFor anyone obsessed with royalty or if you just want to add a bit of royal flair in your life, you can now own a hand-crafted crown with much of the ornamental details that adorn traditional crowns historically worn by kings and queens. Christofle, the French luxury silver company, has teamed with Los Angeles-based interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to produce two silver crowns. These crowns lack the priceless gems that adorn royal crowns. In addition, they are not meant to be worn. Instead, they are art objects to be displayed. But one…
  • Buccellati Opens Second Store In Paris

    26 Jun 2015 | 9:32 am
    Buccellati’s expansion continues unabated as the company announced that it has opened a new retail space in Paris, the second store opening by the Italian luxury jeweler in June. The new boutique is on the corner of Galeries Lafayette, the upmarket French department store known for its neo-Byzantine cupola built in 1912. Buccellati has had a presence in Paris since 1979 and was the first Italian jeweler to open a boutique in Place Vendôme. This new boutique is the company’s second in the “City of Lights.” The new store will have all of the brand’s jewelry collections…
  • Finalists Named For The 2015 JNA Awards

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:09 am
    (From Left) Representatives from Guangdong Land, Shanghai Diamond Exchange, Rio Tinto Diamonds, UBM Asia, UBM Asia, Chow Tai Fook, Diarough Group, Gübelin Group, Israel Diamond InstituteJewellery News Asia, organizer of the JNA Awards, has announced the finalists across 15 categories for 2015. A total of 49 honorees representing 31 companies from 10 countries/regions have been shortlisted.The awards promote and encourage the sharing of best practices and innovative ideas for the international jewelry and gemstone industry, with a particular focus on Asia. In its fourth year, it continues to…
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    Prosumer Diamonds

  • The Cushion Cut

    Vincent C.
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:55 am
    A cushion cut diamond is loosely defined as a square with rounded corners. A cushion can either be an antique-cut or a modern-cut with one of the earliest antique-cuts being the Old Mine Cut (OMC) diamond that first appeared in Brazil during the 18th century. Like the round, princess, and oval cut diamonds that I have already written about, the cushion is a brilliant-cut diamond and you will find that this tutorial combines much of what you have learned from reading the other tutorials. Like an oval, the cushion is not constrained in its length to width (L/W) ratio. However, because the…
  • Diamond Buying Tips Newsletter – June 2015

    Vincent C.
    31 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Graduation is just around the corner and if you’ve got someone special graduating this year, what better way to commemorate than to give a gift of diamonds. For a perfect graduation gift, I suggest getting a simple solitaire with a small diamond. I went to each of my affiliated vendors and picked out the ONE (1) diamond from each vendor that I think will make a perfect graduation gift for any budget. For the setting, I recommend a 14k white gold setting with 6-prongs that will make the diamond look bigger than it is. Diamonds don’t come much better than Whiteflash A Cut Above…
  • Sarine Technologies

    Vincent C.
    31 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Sarine Technologies, headquartered in Israel, is one of the largest technology suppliers in the diamond industry. The company was established in 1988 and is a listed company on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Sarine’s products can be found in gem labs, diamond appraisal businesses and manufacturing plants all over the world. Their bread and butter products include non-contact measurement, inclusion mapping, and diamond imaging devices and services. Earlier this year I met Michael Goren, who is Managing Director of Sarine’s new Hong Kong subsidiary, at the Hong Kong International Gem,…
  • Tiffany & Co. Review

    Vincent C.
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Tiffany & Co. was founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and since then, every piece of jewelry sold by Tiffany would be accompanied by one of their famous Tiffany blue boxes, a symbol that outdates even the diamond engagement ring. Tiffany also sells some of the highest premium engagement diamonds so many people want to know what makes a Tiffany diamond ring special. Is it the cut? Is it the setting? Or is it just the price? Well apart from the Tiffany Novo (a cushion brilliant) and the Tiffany Lucida (a square modified brilliant), which are proprietary cuts, the other diamonds that…
  • Diamond Buying Tips Newsletter – May 2015

    Vincent C.
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Mother’s Day 2015 is just around the corner, have you gotten your gift this year yet? Make this year ‘s Mother’s Day a special one by celebrating with a gift of jewelry for mom. If you haven’t decided what to get, there’s no need to worry because I’ve been on the lookout and I’ve put together for you some of my favorite pieces that are on sale for just this week only! Click the images to get the promo code. Subscribe Now! Read Previous: Diamond Buying Tips Newsletter – April 2015 The post Diamond Buying Tips Newsletter – May 2015 appeared first on…
 
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    GemFind | Web Solutions for Jewelry Professionals

  • GemFind Newsletter 6-30-2015

    GemFind
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:56 am
      APPLICATIONS   SERVICES   CONTACT    Award-winning I.Reiss Company is the latest  vendor to join GemFind’s social product      network JewelCloud. Since 1989, I.Reiss    Company has featured the latest trends and    the most innovative styles. Now in  JewelCloud, I.Reiss Company can quickly  update current retailers on products,  collections and pricing while connecting to  new retailers in the network.  network.          Are you in the JewelCloud?     JewelCloud®…
  • GemFind Newsletter 6-23-2015

    GemFind
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:07 am
      APPLICATIONS   SERVICES   CONTACT United Gemco is the latest vendor to join GemFind’s social product network JewelCloud. GemFind is proud to feature United Gemco’s innovative handcrafted jewelry representing more than 300 skilled craftsmen. With JewelCloud, United Gemco can quickly update current retailers on products, collections and pricing while connecting to new retailers in the network. Are you in the JewelCloud?     JewelCloud® The Future Of Retail Jewelry Call GemFind toll free at 1-800-373-4373 or email info@gemfind.com to learn How You Can Join…
  • United Gemco Joins GemFind’s Social Product Network JewelCloud®

    GemFind
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:21 am
    Retailers can now easily access United Gemco’s limited edition products in the responsive JewelCloud® tool United Gemco is the latest vendor to join JewelCloud®, the industry’s fastest growing social product network from leading technology provider GemFind. In JewelCloud®, United Gemco can easily feed limited edition products straight to retail websites and retailers can provide a full, current inventory to customers. In the JewelCloud®, United Gemco can also connect with new retail leads. United Gemco’s diverse collections join more than 100,000 products from hundreds of the most…
  • I.Reiss Company Joins GemFind’s Social Product Network JewelCloud®

    GemFind
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Fine jewelry retailers easily access I.Reiss Company’s award-winning collections in GemFind’s JewelCloud®  GemFind, the leading technology provider to the jewelry industry, is pleased to feature the collections of fine jewelry vendor I.Reiss Company in the industry’s fastest growing social product network, JewelCloud®. Now, I.Reiss Company can better reach their high-end retailers and feed products straight to retail websites. In turn, retailers can provide a full, current inventory to customers through JewelCloud®. I.Reiss Company can also connect with new retail leads. I.Reiss…
  • GemFind Newsletter 6-16-2015

    GemFind
    16 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
      APPLICATIONS   SERVICES   CONTACT Fine jewelry designer LeVian® is the latest vendor to join GemFind’s social product network JewelCloud®. With JewelCloud, LeVian® can quickly update current retailers on products, collections and pricing while connecting to new retailers in the network. GemFind is proud to feature LeVian’s quality brands including LeVian Chocolatier®, LeVian Red Carpet®, Chocolate™ by Petite Le Vian®,  LeVian Bridal®, and Le Vian Exotics®.     JewelCloud® The Future Of Retail Jewelry   Call GemFind toll free at…
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    Stonechat Jewellers

  • Up, up and away! Our completed Birdie collection!

    Ann Chapman
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:47 am
      Last year, to celebrate the launch of our new store in the Westbury Mall, we decided to create a Stonechat pendant.  Using the little Stonechat as the basis for our design, we created a sweet pendant made in sterling silver with a 22ct gold birdie and a silver wing.  The pendant has proved so […] The post Up, up and away! Our completed Birdie collection! appeared first on Stonechat Jewellers.
  • Remodel Old Jewellery

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

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

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

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

  • Janet Jackson’s ‘Unbreakable’ Diamond Collection

    Noam Flint
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    Janet Jackson Many celebrities have demonstrated their passion for yellow diamonds. From Iggy Azalea to Kelly Clarkson, it is clear that colored diamonds are the hottest trend. In true icon fashion, Janet Jackson recently raised the bar for the colored diamond niche. The celebrated singer and songwriter had a surprise for fans on Tuesday. Following the release of her chart-climbing single “No Sleep,” the entertainer announced that she would be launching her own luxury market diamond line. Collection is a reflection of the icon’s style While Paul Raps New York is partnering…
  • $40 Million – the 2015 Argyle Diamond Tender Collection

    Noam Flint
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    Every year, the executives of Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine show off their year’s work at their annual tender. This year’s Argyle Diamond Tender began in Australia at the Sydney Opera House earlier this month. It displays naturally colored diamonds of every hue, but the shining glories of 2015 are the pink diamonds. Argyle Pink Diamonds are Beuond Rare – by Rio Tinto (video below) Located in Western Australia, the Argyle Diamond Mine is the world’s largest producer of pink diamonds. The mine’s manager, Josephine Johnson, stated that while pink diamonds…
  • The 132.55ct Golden Empress Yellow Diamond joins Graff’s Colorful Lineup

    Noam Flint
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:49 am
    Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes, and even one that weighs in at just a few carats is more than enough to make a lasting impression on those who catch a glimpse of it. That’s why it can be difficult to imagine one that weighs over 100 carats. However, the Golden Empress Diamond, a new piece presented by Graff Diamonds, meets those grandiose measurements. A Yellow Diamond that Glows The Golden Empress is a striking necklace that exceeds everyone’s greatest dreams of a diamond. The piece is covered in a total of 31 yellow diamonds of various shapes and sizes, with the largest…
  • Iggy Azalea Wears Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring

    Noam Flint
    2 Jun 2015 | 10:58 am
    An Australian rapper who continues to make headlines with her unique personality and style, Iggy Azalea isn’t one to blend in with a crowd. That’s why her beautiful engagement ring is anything but ordinary. Her basketball star fiance, Nick Young, recently proposed to her in front of their friends and family at his 30th birthday party in Los Angeles, and the ring features an enormous, vibrant yellow diamond.   A photo posted by Iggy Azalea (@thenewclassic) on Jun 2, 2015 at 12:54am PDT About the Yellow Diamond Ring At 10.43 carats, her bold yellow diamond engagement ring makes…
  • Most Expensive Belt Buckle Features 60-Carat Cognac Diamond

    Noam Flint
    1 Jun 2015 | 10:20 am
    Diamonds are often worn as rings, bracelets and necklaces, but designer Roland Iten is attempting to step outside of the box with a new flashy creation. His latest design features a fancy orange brown diamond, also known as cognac diamond,on nothing other than a belt. After all, why limit yourself to wearing a beautiful gem above your neck when you can display it on your waist? R60-Diablo Belt Buckle – Most Expensive in the Worldby Roland Iten R60 Diablo Clearly, this is much more than just a tool a man can use to keep his pants up. The flashy belt, named the R60 Diablo, is the most…
 
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    Fashion Blog for Tips, Trends & Style

  • Did you Miss the 15 Sensational Perfumes?

    mallofstyle
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    People wear perfumes, for various reasons. It however ultimately boils down to the fact that it makes them feel happy. The feeling of happiness is evoked from the presence of pheromones, the past memories the scent invokes, a strong feeling of escapism, or the reflection of individuality through fragrances. We all want to smell nice throughout the day as we go about our daily businesses. There are so many sensational perfumes, each of which usually come with different fragrances. This is to ensure nobody is left out and that everyone can get a fragrance they enjoy. Different fragrances are…
  • Beware of the 11 Things Women Lie about on Dating Sites

    mallofstyle
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    You met someone online, interacted for a few weeks and decided to meet in person for drinks. You would imagine you would see the same thin, blonde, woman with killer eyes you’ve been chatting with? Think again! Statistics show that both men and women lie on online dating sites. 81% people surveyed said that they lied about something or the other in their online profile. More so, women lie 10% more than men in the dating profile. While there are a lot of success stories of online dating, the fact is, online daters lie! What the daters lie about differs from person to person. If you…
  • What 17 Myths Men have about Women Orgasm?

    mallofstyle
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:22 am
    When a man sees a pretty girl walk up-to him, wearing a small dress, high heels, styling a statement making accessory and wearing make-up that is just right, in his mind, he almost instantly thinks about sex. For women, having an intimate relation is more emotional than visual or physical. Men and women are very different in all aspects of life. Bedroom matters confirm the commonly used statement that men are from Mars and women from Venus, totally different planets. How men think about sex is not the same way women do, and this has been a source of so many bedroom fights for couples. For the…
  • 17 signs that indicate your partner is cheating on you

    mallofstyle
    20 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    Cheating in relationships has become the norm for both men and women. This however is a very selfish act because the cheating partner is just out to get self gratification irrespective of how the other partner will feel when they find out. Experience has shown that spouses who are caught cheating usually tend to repeat the vice sooner or later. When faced with a cheating spouse, the best solution is usually leaving them, unless one is ready to stand the behavior. Most people who find themselves in this dilemma say that they stayed hoping their partner would change and that if they knew this…
  • Nail Art – Origin & Trends

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

  • Fascinating Facts About Diamonds Straight From Tiffany & Co’s Chief Gemologist

    keith
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:43 am
    Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but how much do you actually know about them? Beyond their blinding dazzle and swoon-worthy appeal, diamonds are more than just bling deep. For instance, did you know that a young diamond is about 900 million years old and an older diamond is around 3 billion years old? Or that there are more Picasso paintings in the world than there are colored diamonds? Mind blown. We learned those pearls of wisdom and more from Tiffany & Co.’s chief gemologist, Melvyn Kirtly. For over 30 years, Kirtly has worked with the luxury jewelry company and…
  • A Special Congratulations to the Newly Engaged Couple!

    keith
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:23 am
    Congratulations to Brodie & Hillary of  Raleigh, NC. It was an honor and a pleasure designing this magnificent ring just for them! The post A Special Congratulations to the Newly Engaged Couple! appeared first on NYC Wholesale Diamonds Blog.
  • The Glory of Green Gems

    keith
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:09 am
    The color green – in all its shades of glory – is the perfect complement to the many colors of flowers that dot our landscapes and the natural settings where we build our homes. It grounds us in nature and reminds us of the cycle of life, symbolizing fertility and growth, as well as freshness and harmony. Green makes us feel safe and rested in a way that few other colors do. It follows then that green gemstones can uplift and heal our spirits − and have been popular gem choices ever since we began to adorn ourselves with jewelry. Emerald and jadeite, not surprisingly, come to mind first…
  • Our Most Recent Customer Review on Google+

    keith
    15 Jun 2015 | 11:07 am
    Thank you, Faizan S., for your wonderful 5-star review! Here it is: “Before meeting Keith, my fiance and I were completely overwhelmed by the engagement ring buying process. I had done a lot of online reading and been to a few stores in person but had no idea what I was doing and was really worried about being taken for a ride by a jeweler. All of that changed when my fiance and I met Keith with NYC Wholesale Diamonds. His complete understanding of the diamond market and calm demeanor immediately put us at ease. He gave us a thorough and easy-to-understand lesson on the 4 C’s which…
  • Why Is It So Important To Find An Ideal Cut Diamond?

    keith
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:42 am
    “Romance Is In The Air”  ‘Ideal Cut’ is a term used by diamond professionals to mean a diamond cut to proportions that were originally established in the 1919 doctoral dissertation of diamond cutter Marcel Tolkowsky. We often think of a diamond’s cut as shape (round, cushion, princess, emerald…), but a diamond’s cut grade is really about how well a diamond’s facets interact with light. Cut measures workmanship, rather than a diamond’s inherent qualities. The way a stone is cut enhances sparkle, brilliance, and luminosity.  The GIA’s…
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    Van Scoy Diamonds Blog

  • Jewelery as Language

    Vanscoy Diamonds
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:02 pm
    There’s a show I used to watch religiously in college. It had everything I looked for in media back then…an exciting plotline full of solving mysteries and chasing down bad guys, supernatural elements like scary monsters and magic, really attractive male leads… It hit all of my media needs. I was just starting to study [...]
  • Hypoallergenic Jewelry Options

    Vanscoy Diamonds
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:56 am
    I used to buy all my jewelry at thrift stores, and it worked for a long time. I found incredibly fun and loud statement pieces, including a giant lightning bolt necklace and a pair of earrings that were shaped like lips. In high school, this was a riot. My style [...]
  • Fantasy Weddings: The Magic of Jewelry

    Vanscoy Diamonds
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:43 am
    I was interested in Lord of the Rings before I was ever interested in real life jewelry and accessories. As a child, I watched the cartoon adaptations of The Hobbit every week, and as soon as I was able to read, I wanted to read The Hobbit, even if I didn’t understand it until I [...]
  • Out on the Town

    Vanscoy Diamonds
    2 Jun 2015 | 11:33 am
    It’s five minutes before my ride gets to the door, and I can’t find my favorite pair of daisy earring studs. I’m freaking out! This is a nice dinner with friends I haven’t seen in a long time, and I’m desperate to prove that I’m not the same [...]
  • It’s Time To Find The Diamond Engagement Rings Of Your Dreams

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

  • Rosie Sanders crowned new designer of the year 2015

    Lionsorbet
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    ROSIE SANDERS CROWNED ‘NEW DESIGNER OF THE YEAR’ AT THE UK JEWELLERY AWARDS 2015 Rosie Sanders has been named ‘New Designer of the Year’ at the UK Jewellery Awards 2015. The award was presented by radio & TV presenter George Lamb in front of 700 industry guests at a ceremony held at the Tower of London on 17 June. Rosie was one of seven short listed designers selected to present her work to a panel of industry judges, including top London independent retail owner Jos Skeates of ECOne, Ruth Faulkner, Editor of Retail Jeweller, Lindsey Straughton of the British…
  • Trace your diamond engagement ring back to the mine with a CanadaMark diamond

    Lionsorbet
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:10 am
    Serendipity Diamonds have created their first 100% ethically sourced, fully traceable diamond engagement ring commission earlier this month. The ring combined a responsibly mined fully traceable CanadaMark diamond with ethically sourced Fairtrade Gold. Copyright © Rio Tinto CanadaMark diamonds are mined responsibly in Canada’s Northwest Territories and tracked through audited processes at every stage from the mine and through to the process of cutting and polishing. Each diamond receives a laser inscription with a unique serial number which is recorded on a certificate card which…
  • Clearly You

    Lionsorbet
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:18 am
    The Clearly You Gallery. The Clearly-You Story Our story began in 2002 when the CEO and founder of Clearly-You started a custom jewelry service in his home town of Virginia Beach, Virginia. As his custom jewelry service grew so did his ideas. He developed a company called Clearly-You and launched its product line in January of 2013. Clearly-You’s jewelry line is primarily composed of hand-blown glass and precious metals with color-enhanced, floating diamonds contained inside. Clearly-You’s diamonds are submerged in a proprietary viscous fluid, called ice waterTM, allowing them to…
  • Jewellery Designer Louise Douglas

    Lionsorbet
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:33 am
    Designer Louise Douglas brings a love of art, nature and fashion to her keepsake pieces which are all handcrafted in the vibrant and beautiful city of Nelson, New Zealand. With an organic aesthetic borne from her upbringing in nature’s surroundings, Louise’s designs express memories of a childhood spent exploring the native forest and rugged seaside. Each intricate design is originally carved from wax. These delicate models are then cast into silver and bronze and each is finished by hand. The sterling silver is oxidized for an antique finish while the bronze is dipped in 22k satin…
  • PRECIOSA LIGHT UP THE IMAGINATION OF STYLISTS AND DESIGNERS

    Lionsorbet
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:24 am
    PRECIOSA PRESENTS NEW PRODUCTS AND COLOURS TO LIGHT UP THE IMAGINATION OF STYLISTS AND DESIGNERS. The excellence of Bohemian crystal has given birth to new PRECIOSA creations. The company, International leading in the production of crystal components for fashion and accessories, doesn’t stop its race and adds to its collections new products and colours. The dedication inherited from glass master craftsmen, together with the most innovative technologies, make PRECIOSA unique, refined and trendy. PRECIOSA Crystal Components captive stylists and designers all around the world thanks to their…
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    Jewelry Designer Blog. Jewelry by Natalia Khon

  • Gift Guide link party #3

    Natalia Khon
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    It is time to party again!This link up is for the Etsy shops only. Include your link here to be pinned at the Viral Buzz pinboard with 650+ followers!The party starts on Friday 8.00 am and closes at 10.00pm on SundayHere are the rules:1) Include only two links (I am planning on partying every week, so come back every Friday with more links!)2) Click on 2 other links. Let's help each other and create a little bit traffic to our shops!3) Optinal: Favorite my shop. I will favorite yours too! (If you favoroted my shop before, click on the heart twice - so it becomes gray, then…
  • Sold one of a kind jewellery

    Natalia Khon
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Blue sugilite necklace 
  • Monthly wedding guide

    Natalia Khon
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Once a month Anna, a wedding jewellery expert, makes a collection of wedding trends for us. Visit the guide's interactive page to discover what the featured shops have to offer.
  • Jewellery Masterpieces. Jewellery by Shaun Leane

    Natalia Khon
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Necklace | Shaun Leane ~ Boucheron. Inspired by a fleeting flower ‘Queen of the Night’ whose buds only blossom at night, the neckpiece has secret mechanisms that allow the gold flowers to open and close. The blue sapphire buds wrap organically around the neck and open to unleash the white diamond and ruby flowers within.
  • Sponsor a giveaway in this blog

    Natalia Khon
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you would like to sponsor a giveaway in this blog, please feel free to send me a message with the following information to my email: leta55555[at]hotmail[.]com and offer a prize. * I would need a paragraph with a description of your shop and your products. * 4 links of the products in your shop just to show what you sell (I will add them as the pictures in my blog)* A link or a picture of a giveaway prize with the price* Social media links that you would like to promote* I usually make a blog post comment "required" to participate and other links are optional. What the comment…
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    Love & Pieces Online Jewelry Boutique - Online Jewelry Boutique Blog

  • Place of Hope Foster Care Fundraiser

    Elissa S.
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Shop and Support! Love & Pieces has partnered with Place of Hope, the largest child welfare organization in South Florida to come together for an exciting and very important Online Fundraiser. All purchases made online from July 1st through July 15th which use the code POH at checkout will have 15% of their purchase price donated to Place of Hope. All money raised during this important fundraiser will be matched by Place of Hope's Matching Fund Sponsors. So there is really no better time to shop than now.  SHOP NOW Enter code: POH at checkoutGet 15% of your purchase price donated to…
  • Crystal Healing Jewelry In All Its Glory

    Kiley K
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Crystal Healing Jewelry Do you have a lucky necklace? What if you had a piece of jewelry that gave off a positive energy and had added benefits for your spirituality and physical well-being? That’s the concept behind crystal healing jewelry. Crystal healing is based on the belief that certain stones and crystals have special powers. Although there’s not scientific proof of these claims, there is a lot of evidence in history. Maybe there’s more that meets the eye when it comes to certain gems. Todays Crystal Healing Jewelry Recently, crystal healing jewelry has become pretty mainstream,…
  • What is a Black Diamond Anyhow?

    Kiley K
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:45 am
    What comes to mind when you think of diamonds: a scintillating gem that radiates with the twinkle of brilliantly pure star light? A recent fashion upheaval has seen the appearance of black diamonds in the market however. Black diamonds are a big paradox. They are diamonds but they don’t possess the very thing that makes a girl drawn to diamonds like magnet; they don’t sparkle! At this point, we know your mind is bombarded with questions about “what is a black diamond.” Here’s everything you wanted to know about it: What Makes a Diamond Black? Diamonds are naturally formed clear or…
  • Ellie Vail Interview One on One

    Elissa S.
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:04 am
    Our Ellie Vail Interview  Featured Designer of the Month of June This month we sit with one of our new and best selling designers Ellie Vail to discuss her jewelry line. Where she gets her inspiration, what she sees coming to the jewelry industry, and her favorite Instagrammers.   Your Jewelry Line is named after yourself, can you give us some background on yourself and how you started designing your own jewelry line? I'm 24 years old originally from Los Angeles, California. I'm one of 3 (2 brothers) raised by a single mother. She taught me how important it is to be independent and work…
  • 5 Different Styles of Necklaces for Women

    Elissa S.
    4 Jun 2015 | 8:15 am
    Need a style boost? Look no further than our statement necklaces to give flair to any outfit. A spectacular necklace makes a strong statement. Here’s our guide on various styles of necklaces for women so you can choose one that flatters you and turns the heads of those look at you: 5 Different Necklaces for Women 1. Choker The name might suggest something out of “fifty shades of gray,” but the 90’s fad of chokers has made a striking comeback.  Chokers are making appearances on the red carpet this season. Choker necklaces for women weave snuggly around the neck. These sleek or bold…
 
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    Gems and Mineral Diva

  • What I think of the new @Dashburst Platform

    JayeSabri
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:58 pm
    My 2.5 Cents on Dashburst I have been following Dashburst for some time–since being a member of Empire Avenue and I have to say that I love their magazine. Actually, it was my friend Michael Q. Todd who turned me on to Dashburst. You can find all kinds of cool content but just recently they unveiled their  new social media platform. I love their idea and as of this writing it is still in beta. Here is what I love about Dashburst’s new platform: The UI is similar to Tumbler when you want to post Boards: they took posting to a newsfeed to a Pinterst-esque level Queue: you are able…
  • My Teacher, Daryl Thompson

    JayeSabri
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:40 am
    Daryl Thompson Taught Me More Than Just How To Wire Wrap Gemstones Into Jewelry.  Painting of Daryl by a fan. (I don’t know their name) Before I go into detail about his legendary music, let me introduce Daryl to you from my eyes.  In 2007, I was in Atlanta walking through Little 5 Points trying to sell my art. I was broke, a student in Job Corps, trying to make extra cash to help my mother get off the streets. I found myself in Elegance Boutique and met Denise and Daryl for the first time. The Daryl I met was kind, caring, and very informative about jewelry and gemstones. I felt at…
  • My City Is Flooded and I Want To Help #RisingRed

    JayeSabri
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:51 pm
    My Hometown Is Flooded and You Can Help Me Make A Difference Photo courtesy of The Shreveport Times Shreveport is a city I grew up in and call my hometown. It was the place of refuge for my mother and me–we were homeless and my  mom had suffered a lot of trauma. We moved there from a small suburb of Atlanta, GA, and Mom ran out of gas near Shreveport. Shreveport turned out to be a city of love, hope and inspiration for me and these past few days watching my favorite areas being flooded have broken my heart. Many have lost their homes, many have lost belongings and they need help.
  • The Artisans Guide To Content Marketing and Social Media

    JayeSabri
    8 May 2015 | 2:54 pm
    UPDATE: The publication date has been pushed to July 15 due to several platforms that I covered changing a few of their rules–I want to make sure you have the freshest of the fresh! Announcing My Newest Creation: The Artisan's Guide To Content Marketing and Social Media– out on July 15, 2015. If you are an artist, painter, photographer, designer, music producer, creative type person who hasn't got a clue how to promote yourself online, then this book is for you.As an artist, I have written this book especially for you to help you not only set up your blog, website and…
  • Skypony Studio presents Midweek Business Break in #DallasTX a fun and FREE event!

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

  • Rihanna Style Ambush|B Better Have My Accessories

    Cityrocka Perry
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Rihanna is seldom unclear about what she wants, so Cityrocka Perry is ripping a  Brrap.Brrap.Brrap jagged page from her book with a demand that she lets us all into her style accessories closet with the QUICKNESS. Often deliberate, with a hefty dose of shock value, her fashion picks are always meant to HIJACK attention, and bring The CONTROVERSY, with zero cares given about an item being way too RISQUE to wear out in public. As a brand emperor for DIOR, being the Creative Director for Puma, and with a brand spanking new line reportedly called $chool Kills ( It will most likely start out…
  • Blake Lively | The 3 Style Accessories Fashionistas Secretly LOVE to HATE Her For…

    Cityrocka Perry
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Blake Lively. These days, there’s not much Gossip Girl gossiping happening with this young starlet. She and her hubby Ryan Reynolds pretty much lead the simple life reportedly at the home base of Bedford New York with their new bundle of joy baby girl James. It’s an ultra-super private life that this modern-day mom is living, but it’s also undoubtedly the draw. Can we be candid on this style accessories blog? A Blake Lively sighting compels us; it’s our motivation to head-to-toe-fashion-scan her with the aptitude of a STYLE mammogram. This CHICK stays…
  • Taylor Swift – The 3 Style Accessories Secrets to her FAB…

    Cityrocka Perry
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Taylor Swift – The 3 Style Accessories Secrets to her FAB… Taylor Swift is 5′ 10″ which makes her TALL and supermodel-esque. Taylor Swift is RICH. She’s a millionaire as in, hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars. Taylor Swift is very much dating the very handsome Calvin Harris, a Scottish born singer song-writer who is holding his own. And by every indication Taylor Swift is a BEAST of a songwriter who we know finds heartfelt inspiration in the highs and lows of her various relationships. But there’s something about her that’s oh-so-grown woman…
  • Forever21 – 10 Essential Accessories to Separate You From – BASIC Babes

    Cityrocka Perry
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Forever21 freakin’ rules. Sure, Zara, H&M, Urban Outfitters, and American Eagle have their own fashion lane, but we can all agree upon how appropriate the Forever21 name is (and nope, it’s not because we’re all desperados, wanting to forever remain 21 years old). It’s because Forever21 customers are ride-or-die. Shop there once and you’ll find yourself suddenly drawn to the place, and the next thing you know, you’re hitting those style accessories and fashion clothing racks (in person or online) again and again. We don’t even care if there isn’t a Forever21 coupon right?
  • Fringe – Get LOOSE and Upgrade your Style Accessories Fashion..

    Cityrocka Perry
    3 Jun 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Fringe Benefits. Now it’s not like you have to fill out an application to wear this accessories trend, but there is one MAJOR requirement; you cannot be uptight. What this fashion Blogger means by this, is that YOU have to OWN the fringe. Understand that it’s not the style which dictates what is sexy, it is all about the SWAY of fabric. What you may notice in doing so, is how the movement seems to mimic the sashay of a womanly strut. #CALLMECAITLYN, formerly known as #BRUCEJENNER, Cityocka Perry is hoping on everything that you’re reading this oh-so-insightful accessories…
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  • Belle (TM) Strap Weaved Beads Leather Bracelet Wrist Watch Dark Brown + Girls Charms Leather Weave + Bag

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    9 Jun 2015 | 5:42 am
    Loading... No Items << Go back to Watches Belle(TM) – ADORABLE Vintage Leather Bracelet Watch – Leather Strap Women Wrist Watch with Ancient Bronze Cooper Leaf Pedant, Leather Bracelet and Beads (*Battery is Included*) + FREE Charms Leather Bracelet Beautiful Love Fashion Weave Wrap around Leather Bracelet + FREE Lovely Carrying Bag. Features: – High Quality Wrist Watch for Women / Girls / Ladies – Long lifetime and professionally made quartz watch movement. – Weaved bracelet watch designed with extraordinary beautiful beads and a vintage cooper looking…
  • Anne Klein Women’s AK/1412BKGB Gold-Tone and Black Dress Watch

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    9 Jun 2015 | 5:42 am
    Loading... No Items << Go back to Watches The luxe combination of black and gold creates a must-own watch from Anne Klein. Gold-tone mixed metal bracelet with black center links Round case, 37mm Black dial with gold-tone Roman numerals, stick indices, two hands, sweep second hand and logo Quartz movement Limited lifetime warranty Regular Price: $65.00Save 33%Sale Price: $48.75 Quantity: Share Related posts: Anne Klein Women’s 104899SVTT Two-Tone Dress Watch Anne Klein Women’s 10/9442RGLP Rose Gold-Tone Watch with Leather Band Anne Klein Women’s 109442CHHY Gold-Tone…
  • Kenneth Cole New York Women’s KC2609 “Transparency” Stainless Steel Watch with White Leather Band

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    9 Jun 2015 | 5:42 am
    Loading... No Items << Go back to Watches This Kenneth Cole classic round case shape from the transparency collection features: a see-thru dial, solid stainless steel case, dependable japanese-quartz movement, leather strap, water resistance to 100 feet or 3 atm. Regular Price: $95.00Save 62%Sale Price: $58.53 Quantity: Share Related posts: Kenneth Cole New York Women’s KC4947 Rock Out Silver Dial Diamond Dial Bracelet Watch Kenneth Cole New York Gold-Tone Two-Row Necklace Michael Kors MK5145 Women’s Two Tone Stainless Steel Quartz Chronograph White Dial Watch
  • Michael Kors MK3215 Women’s Watch

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    9 Jun 2015 | 5:42 am
    Loading... No Items << Go back to Watches This beautiful Michael Kors MK3215 womens analog quartz watch features a silver dial, glitz bezel, and a two tone stainless steel case and band. Regular Price: $250.00Save 80%Sale Price: $138.75 Quantity: Share Related posts: Michael Kors MK5145 Women’s Two Tone Stainless Steel Quartz Chronograph White Dial Watch Michael Kors MK3264 Women’s Watch Michael Kors MK3265 Women’s Watch
  • 39pcs Premium Interchangeable Ladies Watch set- customized wristwatch -Color Vary

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    9 Jun 2015 | 5:42 am
    Loading... No Items << Go back to Watches This product contains 1 watch, 22 different colored watch faces, and 20 different colored watchband in a case. If you want a different watch for every outfit and your every day life, our women’s interchangeable watch set is just what you need! Although this kit only includes one wristwatch, the various bezels and bands transform this single timepiece into an enormous collection. The stylish, colorful case is loaded with many attractive, traditional buckle-claps bands in a wide array of colors, and many interchangeable bezels from an…
 
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  • What is Solid Gold, Gold Filled and Gold Plated

    Jeweleen
    7 Jun 2015 | 1:52 am
    They say precious stones are a young lady’s closest companion however for a really long time gold has been a definitive image of tastefulness and excellence for both men and ladies alike. It is hence imperative to be mindful when acquiring gold jewelry the different wording that is normally utilized. The most well known terms utilized are solid gold, gold filled, and gold plated when portraying pieces of gold jewelry. Solid gold is the most costly and the most astounding in quality and purity as well in retaining value as it doesn’t tarnish or fade and retaining it gives long term…
  • HOW TO: clean fashion jewelry with one household product

    Jeweleen
    7 Mar 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to clean jewelry that is not made from real gold or silver. Jewelry becomes dull and dirty from the oils in your skin, the air, and just laying around. This is a good way to brighten up old fashion jewelry that you may have bought from Jeweleen.com, Forever21, Charlotte Russe, etc.   Source:  http://youtu.be/-sPwkk6g4Fk
  • Imaginatively Fanciful Name Necklaces as Gifts

    Jeweleen
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:09 pm
    No matter if you need a low-priced handmade piece of jewelry or perhaps a personalized jewelry piece, whenever you are considering jewelry, practically nothing excels a personalized name necklace in a level of popularity. There are number of stores and also online forums in which you will be able to purchase on your own and discuss about where to purchase, a top-notch personalized name necklace. Despite the fact that they may be in the same league as rings, bracelets or earrings, name necklaces are actually trending and are in a class of their own . Name necklaces offer a imaginatively…
  • How to keep Stainless Steel Rings Sparkling Clean

    Jeweleen
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:03 am
    One jewelry which you will love for it’s durability, affordability and resistance to tarnish is stainless steel jewelry. Apart from the above benefits it looks as sleek and elegant as any other precious jewelry like Titanium or finest 925 sterling silver. A lot of jewelry owners worry that their stainless steel rings or necklaces will start to look dull with frequent use. Although this may be an issue for those want to keep their wholesale fashion jewelry bright and sparkling, there are some ways to bring back the beauty of your rings with the help of simple household items. However…
  • Tips to keep your Stainless Steel Rings Look Great Forever

    Jeweleen
    4 Jun 2014 | 11:45 am
    It’s a common wish to go for precious gold or silver or wear luxury items but not every one can afford because of the associated cost. However, if you think wearing a ring signifies a particular stage of a relationship or you’re wearing it simply to style yourself as a fashion accessory to look and feel stylish and more confident each day, you have multiple options. Luckily you have different choices available today to style yourself to perfection without costing you a fortune. You can pick a swarovski elements ring or 925 sterling silver ring or personalized name ring embeded…
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  • What Makes A Diamond Sparkle? Understanding Scintillation

    Liz Hancock
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:53 am
    Everyone knows that diamonds are the ‘go-to-gem’ for engagement rings and fine jewelry. They are the hardest natural material on earth which makes them particularly sought after for their durability and stability. Their hardness allows for them to be polished to a high adamantine luster which is extremely bright and reflective. But all of this doesn’t really tell us what we really want to know – exactly what makes a diamond sparkle? The sparkle of a diamond is known as a dynamic characteristic; meaning you must physically move the diamond in order to see how light…
  • Understanding The ASET (Angular Spectrum Evaluation Tool)

    Liz Hancock
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:20 am
    The more symmetrically perfect a diamond is cut, the more brilliance and fire is displayed to create scintillition, aka sparkle. Diamonds act as a compound mirror, with light reflecting off of facets creating mirror reflections throughout the crystal. These virtual facets are what gives a diamond life or the ‘sparkle factor’ something that makes diamond’s uniquely valuable over any other gem material. But how does one evaluate the amount of light that is reflected from a diamond? Afterall, since a diamond is considered beautiful as a result of it’s brilliance, fire and…
  • At Least 50% More When Buying From A Store

    Liz Hancock
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
    Q: Hi Liz, I need some advice. I have been looking for some diamond stud earrings for a couple months now. Sparkle is very important to me and I believe this comes from the ideal cut. Now a lot of jewelry consultants have tried to talk me out of the grade I want because they claim it’s far away people won’t notice. The thing is, I notice. I am looking for 1 ct total weight SI1 D-H/I in color with $6k budget. No lower than ‘I’. Now people have quoted me that it will be $5900 for a Forevermark. Is this a good deal? Then I went to Sidney Thomas and looked at Hearts On…
  • Ideal Cut Diamond For $8K Budget

    Liz Hancock
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:45 am
    Q: Hi Liz, I am looking for a round diamond above 1.30ct with a budget of around $8K. I’m trying to get the most value out of my budget so I was looking at H/I colored diamonds. I also do not care about clarity as long as it does not affect the visual appearence and is eye-clean. I am looking for a diamond that has as much fire and sparkle as possible with close to a perfect cut. I am putting this in a platinum setting. Any suggestions you can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! Mike A: Hi Mike, I recommend either of these two: 1.28ct I VVS2 for $6,667.00 or1.36ct I VVS2…
  • Fred Meyer Jewelers – Forever Ideal Diamond Collection

    Liz Hancock
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:02 am
    Q: Hello Liz, I found your site and must say thank you for the education. My fiancé and I went to our local Fred Meyer Jewelers and she fell in love with this cushion ring. I’m unsure if I should buy it because of the lack of AGS/GIA documentation. I was quoted $6999.00 + 7% tax. Do you have and recommendations for a 1ct cushion please? http://m.fredmeyerjewelers.com/Products/1_ct_Forever_Ideal_Diamond_Solitaire_Ring–1889021.aspx Shape: Cushion Weight: 0.96ct Color : I Clarity : VS2 Cut Grade: Ideal GSI Report # 41266400101 Thanks, Darren A: Hi Darren, This .96ct Cushion…
 
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  • The meaning of Gemstone colours

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    23 Jun 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Resource : jewellerymonthly.com By DAVID IRVINE – BLOGGER / UK | The world of Gemstones is an exciting place, as each polished rock unleashes vibrant colours of meaning to its wearer. So what do these stunning colourful stones mean? Is it just a colour that looks nice for a certain item of clothing? We took a closer look at each stone to give you an idea of what they mean to people the world over.   You may also be interested to know what your birthstone colour is? What’s your favourite? Please leave a comment and let us know. RED Gemstones The red gemstone is one of the rarest…
  • Fascinating facets: Gemstones that stand out

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    23 Jun 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Resource : jewellerynetasia.com By Rachael Taylor | When most remained faithful to that classic achromatic combination of diamonds and platinum, the style pioneers veered towards the vivacity of coloured gemstones. Now that the fine jewellery world at large has embraced colour, the trendsetters are looking for another way to stand out, through unusual cuts.  American jeweller Paula Crevoshay works with interesting gemstones including the kunzite, diamond and sapphire set in this ring   The cut of a gemstone can change its entire appearance. Not only can its shape be altered, the visual…
  • Perfect imperfection with baroque pearls at the Couture Show Las Vegas

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    23 Jun 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Resource : thejewelleryeditor.com By Rachel Garrahan | Marilyn Monroe once said “imperfection is beauty” and the baroque pearl, in all its perfect imperfection, was everywhere at the Couture Show Las Vegas. With its organic, one-of-a-kind appeal, designers of this fine jewelry piece let their imaginations run riot. The term baroque describes any pearl with an irregular, non-spherical form – the most valuable being Tahitian or South Sea pearls, which have long been highly prized for their natural, irregular look. Ornella Iannuzzi, who recently won two awards for The Uprising baroque…
  • One is enough for trendsetting pearls

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    23 Jun 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Resource : jewellerynetasia.com By Rachael Taylor| Pearls have enjoyed a fantastic revival over the past few years, and key to the gem’s transformation from grandmother’s favourite to catwalk showstopper has been the realisation that pearls have more uses than just being strung one after the other in a long row. The hero pearl – a piece of jewellery designed around a single pearl – beautifully shows off the lustre and natural beauty of this gem, but it has another benefit. Some pearl manufacturers are reporting that prices of a string of pearls have risen as much as 40% in the past…
  • Pearl: Treasure of the sea

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    23 Jun 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Resource : jewellermagazine.com |     Pearls are the most romantic of gemstones, perhaps because of the ancient legend surrounding their first appearance. Myth has it that the first pearls were made when Venus, the Goddess of Love, came out of the sea shaking herself dry. The water droplets that propelled off her body reputedly hardened into pearls and fell back into the sea. Throughout history, pearls have been highly prized as symbols of luxury, power and elegance. Queen Elizabeth I was one of the most noted pearl lovers, with her crown, wig, and more than 300 gowns laden, set and…
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  • Breitling Emergency II - USA Sale Approved

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Finally! The shouts of joy can no doubt heard from Breitling collectors, watch enthusiasts and just plain fans. Breitling has let us know that the Emergency II will be launching in select stores and markets within the United States in the first 2 weeks of July. No exact date as of yet has been released but by all accounts they have been given the green light by the FCC. If you’ve been following the brand itself or any timepiece news, you might remember the big announcement at the Basel watch convention in 2013. The New Emergency II, a 51MM beast would soon be distributed to authorized…
  • Is Fluorescence in Diamonds a “Bad” Thing?

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Recently, I was in a lecture hosted by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Alumni Association and AGS (American Gem Society) Guild of South Florida given by Art Samuels, GG GIA, in which he asked the assembled group of many gemologists and jewelry industry professionals, “Is fluorescence in diamonds a bad thing? Would you personally buy a diamond with ’strong‘ fluorescence to give to your future spouse?” The practically unanimous answer was a resounding “No!” So, what does his question mean? Basically, diamond fluorescence is the effect a diamond has under ultra-violet (UV)…
  • Is the Tag Heuer F-1 CR7 a Great Watch?

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Tag Heuer Brand Ambassador since 2014 and Soccer Phenomenon, Cristiano Rinaldo, can now add Chronograph Designer to his growing resume! Tag Heuer just unveiled its newest Formula 1 design, a collaboration with the superstar athlete, the Formula 1 CR7. Based on the Formula 1 Chronograph, the CR7 model sports a black and green color scheme on the bracelet, dial, and hands, a reference to the Real Madrid soccer player’s team’s colors. Another unique feature is the checker-patterned dial and its contrast to the three circular registers on its face. The one at the 9 o’clock is for minutes,…
  • Gorgeous New Marco Bicego Jewelry

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Two established Marco Bicego collections – Lunaria and Siviglia – have been updated, in beautiful brand extensions showcasing the designer’s ingenious, creativity. There are now Lunaria pieces with diamonds and Siviglia Resort with aqua and blue chalcedony. Lunaria celebrates nature, a predominant muse of Bicego. Hand-molded plates that suggest rustling leaves and flower petals blowing in the wind create spectacular silhouettes! A necklace and earrings seen at the Las Vegas Jewelry Show featured a petal full of diamonds, while a wide ring was bookended by the gems. Bicego was obviously…
  • Celebrating 40 Years of John Hardy Classic Chain

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
      John Hardy marks its 40th anniversary in 2015 and is commemorating the occasion with new Limited-Edition 40th Anniversary Classic Chain Bracelets. Leave it to the designers at John Hardy to know how to reinvent an iconic collection in such interesting ways! Options range from the delicate to the dramatic, with beautiful braids and with gemstone accents. The woven bracelets are adorned with colored gemstone push clasps, with patterns that echo the weave of the recycled sterling silver woven chain. Semi-precious stones include amethyst, tsavorite and a variety of colored sapphires. The…
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