My Experience at HOFU 2013: With Master Cutter Brian McHardy

HOFU BMH 3This year, I was lucky enough to attend the Hearts on Fire University held in Las Vegas. What is the HOF University? It is an annual conference to which all of the Hearts on Fire retailers are invited to get together to share stories and ideas, as well as learn more about the company and the brand.

What I was looking forward to the most, and also the highlight of my trip, was being able to watch (more…)

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Friendship bracelets – a great gift for your right hand man

scott kayWe are all familiar with cotton braided friendship bracelets that were made and traded at school. Though we may not be seen dead in a brightly coloured cotton bracelet now, the idea of a bracelet as a friendship token might still be close to our hearts.

If a ring seems inappropriate, but you want to give something that can be kept close or worn every day, then check out the silver, leather and beaded (more…)

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Gemstones Uncovered: Tanzanite

TanzaniteTanzanite is an extraordinary gemstone of a bluish hue with a hint of purple around the edges. The name is borrowed from the East African state of Tanzania, the only place in the world where it has been found. Despite its rarity and limited supply, tanzanite is a comparatively inexpensive choice for gemstone jewelry.

As far as history goes, tanzanite is one of the newest gemstones to be discovered (more…)

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Iconic Tiffany Diamond Reset for 175th Anniversary

DiamondTo mark the 175th anniversary of Tiffany & Co., the company is resetting the Tiffany Diamond – one of the world’s finest and largest fancy yellow diamonds.

The iconic diamond started out as a rough stone of 287.42 carats, mined from the South African Kimberly mines in 1877. It was acquired a year later by founder Charles Lewis Tiffany, who brought it to his Paris workshop where it was cut into (more…)

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Million Dollar Headphones

Diamonds DreIn Madonna’s material world, anything and everything you can imagine can be bought. During the Super Bowl halftime show this past weekend, she performed with the popular party anthem duo LMFAO, with SkyBlu rocking a set of exclusive Beats by Dre headphones – worth a cool $1 million.

The headphones are a special collaboration between Beats by Dre and jewelry house Graff Diamonds, who crafted 114 (more…)

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