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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Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

MarriedThe old bride’s adage goes that on her wedding day, she must wear “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue”. Because its usually difficult to fit four different things into your wedding day ensemble, brides can combine more than one into an item – i.e. something old and borrowed, or new and blue. Jewelry is a great way to combine these things.

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Summer Jewelry Staples

FashionThe It “non-color” this summer is a bright, icy white – a stark contrast for the hottest season of the year. To change up your jewelry wardrobe this summer, we recommend these three staples:

1) Statement silver. A highly lustrous and reflective metal in its polished state, it will certainly be an eye-catching addition to any outfit. The Lusciouss collection features all handmade, delicate-looking (more…)

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Get the Red Carpet Look For Less

OscarsJennifer Lawrence captured the global audiences’ admiration at the 2013 Oscars with her easy going charm and grace, and she also stole the spotlight with her ensemble.

Her flowing Dior gown was perfectly matched by her simple diamond jewelry; a pair of halo drop earrings and a long diamond necklace draped over her back. For the long, thin necklace look, go for “by the yard” styles. By the yard necklaces (more…)

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Pearl Quality

Pearl EarringsWhile pearls are beautiful to look at, few people really know how to determine the difference in quality between them. Pearl quality is measured by numerous factors including type, thickness of nacre, luster, shape, colour and size. There are many different types of pearls; the four popular ones are Akoya, Freshwater, Tahitian and South Sea. Akoya pearls are usually a classic white colour and have (more…)

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Drop Earrings For The Summer

Drop EarringsThe most common piece of jewelry worn by women is earrings, and this year’s summer must-have is the drop earring. Even though the sun is not yet shining, bring some colour to your outfit with drop earrings. They are available in many different colours, sizes and designs and allow for a fun, yet sophisticated look. They command attention and can therefore be worn without any other jewelry. By not wearing (more…)

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Gold Goddess Earrings

Gold Goddess EarringsThis pair of 14 karat gold drop earrings is remniscent of something straight out a Cleopatra portrait – delicate filigree, but with a bold design that enhances but does not overshadow the wearer’s beauty. It has the rich look of purer gold, without the price increase. The overall design is complete with a small diamond in the center of each earring.

At Secret Sapphire, we carry a few other choice (more…)

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Celebrity Spring Bling

CarmenAlthough awards season has ended, there is never any shortage of events for Hollywood stars: movie and television premieres, charity events, and high-profile political dinners all present the chance for the stars to show off their glamorous baubles.

Blue-toned jewels are continuing to be favored among celebrities, with more pink and yellow hues emerging for the spring. Long drop earrings and bold (more…)

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Diamond in the Rough

SearchWith more than $22,000 in gemstones and prizes at stake and the chance to make the difference in a child’s life, hundreds of people gathered outside a jewelry shop in Billings, Montana hoping to snare one of the coveted diamonds.

The mad dash for diamonds was part of a Mother’s Day celebration put on by the West End community. It was set up so that every participant had exactly one minute to sift (more…)

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Gemstones Uncovered: Chrysoprase

Chrysoprase EarringsThe gemstone chrysoprase is one of the more expensive semi-precious stones, having an opalescent apple green color which could be mistaken for jade. The stone gets its name from a combination of two Greek words; chyros which translates to gold and prase –meaning leek. It is also known as the Australian jade.

Chyrsoprase belongs to the chalcedony family of gemstones, though among one of its rare (more…)

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