Diamonds – Birthstone For April

DiamondAries starts at the northern vernal equinox when the days and nights are equal length and marking the time of year that the sun takes over and days are to be longer than the nights in the northern hemisphere for the next half of the year. It is a time of year to celebrate the sun.

For centuries, diamonds have been coveted for their fiery sparkle like the sun, and for this reason, diamond is celebrated (more…)

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Rare Red Diamond Leads Christie’s December Auction

Red DiamondJust in time for the holiday season, Christie’s is headlined their Magnificent Jewels sale on December 10th with red and green colors. Everyone’s eyes will be on a 3.15 carat round brilliant fancy reddish orange diamond, estimated at $700,000 – $1.2 million.

True red diamonds are the crème de la crème of diamonds – the least naturally occurring color, which means it demands a very high premium. (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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Get Your Fashion Jewelry Fix

BlakeIn previous years, jewelry was seen as a status symbol – today, style is the new status. With the volatile economy we are in currently, there is an increasing demand for fine costume jewelry – sometimes referred to as fashion jewelry – for women who want to update their jewelry wardrobe without sacrificing quality or breaking the bank.

An increasing trend is seen in mixing fine jewelry with fashion (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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DMIA Helps to Prevent Synthetics

DiamondThe Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) called upon domestic and international organizations, grading laboratories, governments and law enforcement to join together in a serious and committed effort to prevent the leakage of synthetic, laboratory-grown diamonds into the natural diamond market.

There has been an increase in recorded incidences in the past couple of (more…)

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Bonn Bons Luxury Charms

CharmFor those who are young and fun or young and fun at heart, Bonn Bons charms are the perfect accessory. Bonn Bons is a play on the French word for candy – “bonbon”. Because there are so many selections of charms and ways to wear them on, they can be made to look casual or dressy; from bold bright colors to charmingly subtle ones.

The more glamorous occasions (or just every day for glamorous girls!) (more…)

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Worlds Most Expensive Saree

SareeOnce again we are shown that gems are not just made for jewelry. Sarees are and have been a staple look for Indian women throughout the ages. They have dressed them down for everyday wear and dressed them up for special occasions. This intricately hand-woven saree is unique in that it is being entered into the Book of World Records for being the most unique and expensive saree in the world.

The (more…)

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