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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Get Lucky with the Color of the Year: Emerald Green

EmeraldThe Pantone Color Institute has dubbed Emerald as being the Color of the Year for 2013.

Each year, the color authority surveys color influences around the world through high fashion designers’ collections, films in production, travel destinations, art collections and more. They have unveiled the annual color choice this week, Emerald, describing it as “a lively, radiant, lush green.” It will be (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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The Aurora Pyramid of Hope

DiamondsThe single most comprehensive natural color diamond collection in the world, the Aurora Pyramid of Hope features 295 diamonds, all uniformly displayed equidistant from each other in the form of a triangular “pyramid” shape.

The collection was put together in the 1980’s and 1990’s by two men: Harry Rodman, a veteran gold refiner from the Bronx, and Alan Bronstein, a diamond dealer from New Jersey. (more…)

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