Get Lucky with the Color of the Year: Emerald Green

EmeraldThe Pantone Color Institute has dubbed Emerald as being the Color of the Year for 2013.

Each year, the color authority surveys color influences around the world through high fashion designers’ collections, films in production, travel destinations, art collections and more. They have unveiled the annual color choice this week, Emerald, describing it as “a lively, radiant, lush green.” It will be (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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What Goes Into Custom Made Jewelry?

You may have heard of celebrities collaborating with jewelers to custom design anything from engagement rings to anniversary gifts to red carpet adornments. Their designs are generally very elaborate, exclusive, and expensive! However, custom made jewelry isn’t only for the rich and famous. Here we include a breakdown of the process and what you can expect.

One of the main benefits of custom made (more…)

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Mangagement Rings

Mens RingCompared to 50 years ago, individuality and creativity are more valued now than the uniformity that was present in most lifestyle aspects of yore. Our laws and traditions have also changed due to the power of progressive thinking – one of the most notable feats is the recognition of same-sex marriage.

Couples who get engaged, regardless of sexual orientation, face the same obstacle: what kind of (more…)

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Luxuriously Adorned Peacock Cuff Bracelet

BraceletInspired by the opulent age of the Indian Mughal Empire, where the reigning royalty demanded nothing but the best and biggest jewels, this cuff captures the important symbols and architectural style beautifully.

The entire creation is handmade and meticulously fashioned step by step by a single artisan over the course of three months for the jewelry brand Amrapali. The cuff features a wide gold (more…)

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Consumer Jewelry Spending Habits: JCK Magazine

JCKJewelers’ Circular Keystone or JCK is a reputable jewelry industry specific online publication, including industry news, trends, and analysis. The online magazine recently published a survey – Jewelry and Watch Spending Habits; below are some highlights outlined in the article:

  • 70% of people say they patronize independent jewelry stores; 31% say they often shop at their local jeweler. 70% of those (more…)

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