Oxidized Silver – A Great Look That Is Easy To Maintain

Silver Mens RingsSterling silver is 92.5% silver with metals added such as germanium, zinc and platinum depending on the composition. Silver is coveted for its bright shiny appearance, but we all know how quickly it can tarnish and discolour. A light tarnish turns the surface slightly yellowy and dull while a heavy tarnish turns the metal black.

In recent years, however, it has become popular for jewelry designers (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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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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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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Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend, But…

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend But…

The surge in popularity of diamonds began in the 1940s with the famous DeBeers campaign “A Diamond is Forever.” This marketing campaign changed the course of the diamond industry forever. After the 1950s demand for diamonds skyrocketed and have stayed there since. Previous to this time, diamond rings were rarely used in engagement rings and jewelry alike, as (more…)

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