Scott Kay International Couture Jewelry Collection

Scott KayScott Kay established himself as bridal designer before branching out into men’s jewellery in a bold and daring way that has hit the jewellery industry by storm.

“My collections are designed for the discriminating few around the world who refuse to settle for anything less than the finest in quality, and like those individuals, I will never compromise

Scott Kay is an industry icon creating true (more…)

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Vancouver Fashion Week

Vancouver Fashion WeekThe West Coast’s most high-profile industry event, Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW), returns September 18th to 23rd 2012, featuring exciting new collections from leading designers from all over the globe.
VFW was founded in 2001 by Canadian producer and entrepreneur, Jamal Abdourahman, who had envisioned bringing a high-profile industry event to the beautiful city of Vancouver.

With the ideals of diversity (more…)

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2012 London Olympics

2012The 2012 London Olympics featured the largest ever medals weighing in at just under a pound with a diameter of 3 inches. They were almost double the size of the medals from the last summer games in Beijing in 2008. However, although these medals are extremely large, they may be valued as low as $4.50 Canadian.

The International Olympic Committee had set out specific rules for how much gold, silver (more…)

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Jewelry Trend Spotted: Rutilated Quartz

Scarlett JohanssonRutilated quartz is a type of quartz that has rutile enclosures in the stone. Rutile is a mineral that has a very high refractive index, meaning, that when it is found as an inclusion in other stones it almost always appears in long, thin shoots of color. Rutilus is in fact the Latin word for red; the mineral gained this name because some specimens can be a lovely deep red hue. However, rutile can (more…)

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Layering Necklaces

NecklacesLayering has and will continue to be a big trend for the summer. It can be used to dress up or down, as we see the layered look over t-shirts and shorts as well as fancy dresses. The best part is that by layering different pieces together you will have a unique look for every outfit! From just three necklaces you have seven different looks. Through mismatching the chains, lengths, beads and pendants, (more…)

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Watermelon Tourmaline

Watermelon TourmalineNow you have probably heard of tourmaline – of which there are a few variants, but there is one subtype of tourmaline that is very unique. It has not just one color, but a combination of three: a medium apple green on the outside, which gradually transcends into a milky white, then finally the deep pink color in the middle. This is known as watermelon tourmaline, because of the resemblance of colors (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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Mughal “Mirror Diamond” Necklace

The Mughal MirrorBonham’s auction house is offering a rare period necklace, dubbed the “Mirror Diamond” necklace for private sale at a price of $20 million. The necklace features five Mughal empire pendant diamonds finished with Colombian emerald drops.

What makes the diamonds in this necklace extraordinary is their origins and cut. All five of the Mirror Diamonds are great examples of the colorless, fiery
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Sunken Treasure

TreasureAll eyes are on a real estate investor who doubles as a treasure hunter, Jay Miscovich and his big find. After pouring money into his escapades in search of treasure, Miscovich discovered every hunters dream.

After purchasing a nautical map from a diver in the Gulf of Mexico, Miscovich was led to an underwater area covered in emeralds as well as amethysts. In order to convince investors, Miscovich (more…)

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Alexandrite at Auction

AlexandriteA 15.35 carat rare alexandrite displaying chameleon-like qualities makes the headlines at Government Auction’s April 29th showcase, among the 1,200 lots of fine jewelry, cars and art.

What is alexandrite? One of the lesser known and underrated gemstones in the market, its unique quality is its color-shifting. In natural daylight, the gemstone appears bright green, but in normal indoor lighting it (more…)

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