The birthstone for the month of August is the Peridot. Peridot is the gem variety of the mineral Olivine. Its chemical composition includes iron and magnesium, and iron is the cause of its attractive yellowish-green colors. The gem often occurs in volcanic rocks called basalts, which are rich in these two elements.
Peridot has always been associated […]
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The July birthstone is the Ruby. Ruby is the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral species, which includes sapphire. In fact, Rubies can command the highest per-carat price of any colored stone. In its purest form, the mineral corundum is colorless. Trace elements that become part of the mineral’s crystal structure cause variations in […]
Earlier this month we saw yet another awards ceremony pass glittering by, complete with all the frills and finery. As always, paired with the stunning gowns, were stunning pieces of jewelry! Here are just a few of our favorites…
Ileana Ferreras in marquetry earrings by Silvia Furmanovich:
Cynthia Nixon wearing an 18 Karat yellow gold and diamond […]
Pearls occur in a wide variety of colors. The most familiar are white and cream, but the palette of colors extends to every hue. The main color, or bodycolor, is often modified by additional colors called overtones, which are typically pink, green, purple, or blue.
In jewelry, pearls are either natural or cultured. Natural pearls form around […]
“One lucky lady snagged the deal of a lifetime over 30 years ago when she purchased what she thought was merely a fun cocktail ring, but what turned out to be a diamond worth more than $450,000.
The unaware buyer who spent approximately $15 at a flea market in London had no idea the gem was […]
The Met Gala was Monday, May 1st and the jewelry trends on the red carpet this year proved to be truly artistic. From mis-matched earrings and unusual stones, to ear cuffs and stunning brooches, it didn’t disappoint.
“In honor of the new Costume Institute exhibit, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between, guests at the Met […]
The May birthstone is the Emerald. Emerald is the green to greenish-blue variety of the mineral beryl. The beryl species also includes aquamarine as well as beryls in many other colors. There are other green gems, like tourmaline and peridot, but emerald is the one that’s always associated with the lushest landscapes and the richest […]
The Facets of Mankind is the name of the forthcoming World Diamond Museum. It is a virtual museum which is meant to explore “the story of man’s age-old affinity with this marvelous stone” (Gaitonde), and make it accessible to audiences that would otherwise have no way of experiencing it. The project seeks to combine history with […]
While perusing jewelry articles the other day, we came across one in National Jeweler that caught our eye. Have you ever thought about how unique each region in the United States is? This article gave the most popular charms from one of the largest charm manufacturers for each region in the U.S. We loved to see […]