The Argyle Empress

EmpressHong Kong luxury jewellery retailer Chow Tai Fook has announced its debut of a special statement piece which combines rare pink diamonds from Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine with Imperial Jade. The stunning necklace, appropriately named “The Argyle Empress” showcases more than 43 carats of Argyle Pink Diamonds, including five of its signature Pink Tender diamonds collected over the past five years. The Rio (more…)

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Gemstones Uncovered: Zircon

ZirconZircon is named after the element it contains, Zirconium. Zirconium is a shiny white-gray metal that looks like titanium. Its name comes from the Persian word Zargun meaning gold-like. It is not a well-known stone and is often confused with a similarly named stone Cubic Zirconia. However, these two stones are completely different. Zircon has a very different chemical composition and is a natural mineral.

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are Engaged!

The RingThis beautiful Hollywood couple have been dating for more than a year before Theroux popped the question with an enviable sparkler. He proposed to her at his 41st birthday celebration in a New York restaurant, and received the best present when she said yes!

While the pair had no qualms about keeping their relationship a secret, the engagement and nuptials are currently under tight wraps. After (more…)

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Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse

Diamond PurseThis diamond purse holds the Guinness World Record of being the most valuable handbag in the entire world. Covered in diamonds, it is valued at around $3.8 million USD. The purse, crafted by Robert Mouawad, is a heart-shaped clutch. It is hand crafted from 18 karat gold and is encrusted with 4,517 diamonds. Of all the diamonds 105 are yellow, 56 are pink, and the rest are colourless. The purse weighs (more…)

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Biggest Ring in Bachelorette History

Big RingThis year’s Bachelorette finale showed off the biggest engagement ring ever given on the show. When Emily Maynard chose Jef Holm he got down on one knee and proposed. This 3.5 carat diamond engagement ring featured a 2.5 carat emerald cut diamond with 87 smaller round cut diamonds set around the main gemstone and the band. This ring is estimated to be worth over $150,000. The handmade creation of a (more…)

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Spotlighting New Jewelry Designer: Liv Haley!

Camron DiazJA New York is marking 35 years since the creation of their New Designer Gallery by showcasing twelve of the best emerging designers that have made their mark on the industry in a (relatively) short period of time. These chosen designer’s collections will be on display in New York at the Jacob Javits Center from July 29 – 31.

Liv Haley is among one of the chosen designers, and they are no stranger (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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Gem-Encrusted Butterflies in LA Museum

ButterflySixteen butterfly brooches are currently being held on display in an exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. Each is lavishly decorated in a combination of semi-precious and precious gemstones and set in 18 karat gold; some included materials are Columbian emeralds, Baja pearls, and garnets.

One notable piece is a brooch that holds 34.67 carats of benitoite, California’s state gemstone. (more…)

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