Christie’s First Summer Jewels Online Auction

Christie’s, renowned international auction house of fine goods, announced their first online-only jewelry auction “Summer Jewels” starting July 17th to the 26th. The auction will include over 100 lots of jewels from contemporary designers, with estimates ranging from $1,000 – $50,000 USD. This new venture by Christie’s aims to provide accessible, unique, high quality jewelry; compared to some of Christie’s (more…)

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Valentine’s Gift Ideas

hearts on fire pendantsA flurry of flowers, colorful feminine store displays, PDA’s… Valentine’s Day must be right around the corner. Flowers and chocolate are wonderful gestures for the lucky lady in your life, but jewelry will put her over the moon. For romantic, traditional and timeless jewelry, diamonds or pearls are the perfect choice.

Hearts on Fire diamonds are a great complement to a fine jewelry wardrobe – elegant, (more…)

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Morena Baccarin Models AGTA Jewelry Design Winners 2013

Earlier in October, the American Gem Trade Association announced the winners of its 2013 AGTA Spectrum and Cutting Edge Awards, which is regarded as North America’s premier colored gemstone jewelry design contest. This year marks its’ 29th anniversary, recognizing jewelry designers working with natural colored gemstones and cultured pearls in fine jewelry.

The competition encompassed many different (more…)

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Cultured Pearls

PearlsThe best-loved gems of all time. What are pearls? Pearl is a hard object produced by a living shelled mollusk. Pearls are formed naturally over time by nature but with the high in demand for them natural pearls are very rare and expensive. Therefore with the help of technology and researches, pearls can be farmed. There are two types of pearls, natural and cultured pearls.

Natural pearls are known (more…)

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