Valentine’s Gift Ideas

hearts on fire pendantsA flurry of flowers, colorful feminine store displays, PDA’s… Valentine’s Day must be right around the corner. Flowers and chocolate are wonderful gestures for the lucky lady in your life, but jewelry will put her over the moon. For romantic, traditional and timeless jewelry, diamonds or pearls are the perfect choice.

Hearts on Fire diamonds are a great complement to a fine jewelry wardrobe – elegant, (more…)

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The Ring Seals the Deal

The ProposalSo you would like to get married to the person you love. This seems like it should be simple, but many people can experience anxiety once they start to put the plan into motion. The biggest question is the proposal – should you propose with a ring or pick it out together, will it be a surprise, where is it going to be, and what is the right time? The Steve Elliot Marketing Research agency has conducted (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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Hearts on Fire Sponsors Miss Universe Australia Pageant

Miss AustraliaOne of the world’s most recognized diamond brands, Hearts on Fire, is proud to announce their sponsorship of the Miss Universe Australia Pageant starting in January 2013.

Their partnership will begin with a diamond crown that will be provided for use in the pageant by Hearts on Fire and is currently in the making by a team of designers, headed by Hearts on Fire’s director of design, Illaria Lanzoni. (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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What Does Luck Have To Do With It?

Diamond BraceletSotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite autumn sale in Hong Kong brought in about $50 million in sales across 388 lots. There was a diamond-heavy collection of jewels under the hammer as usual, with a large turnout of Asian buyers and private collectors.

The rapidly changing economy of China lends itself to an increasing demand for luxury jewelry. The newly prosperous Chinese buyers see both an (more…)

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$60M of Pink Argyle Diamonds at Kensington Palace

Pink DiamondsKensington Palace hosted an exclusive exhibition featuring a beautiful and rare collection of Argyle pink diamonds titled “Out of the Vault: Pink Diamonds and Royalty” which unveils the tales of the diamonds and their experiences with the royal families, sultans, maharajahs and other colorful clientele. The exhibition was put forth by Rio Tinto, the diamond mining company that owns the famous Australian (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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Sotheby’s Auctions Off Beau Sancy Diamond

Beau SancySotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels will take place on May 15 in Geneva, auctioning off some of the world’s most precious and time period gems. The star of the show is a modified pear double rose cut diamond named the “Beau Sancy”. Passed down from the Royal Families of France, England, Prussia, and the House of Orange, it has seen over 400 years of rich European history. The international (more…)

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The Tiffany Yellow Diamond

The Tiffany Yellow Diamond is one of the largest yellow diamonds of its calibre in known existence. At its discovery in 1877 in the Kimberly Mines in South Africa –which notoriously yield many of the world’s highest quality colored diamonds- it weighed a total of 287.42 carats. It was shipped to Paris shortly after, where it spent a year being studied by various experts. The man assigned to supervise (more…)

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