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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Russia’s Great Imperial Crown Recreated

CrownThe great imperial crown has been the symbol of power for Russian rulers for more than two centuries and is one of the country’s most admired jewels. Made of fine silver set with 4,936 diamonds totalling 2,858 carats and set with a world record size spinel atop the crown, it is not only a national Russian treasure but also an important world artifact. Jewelers from Smolensk sought to recreate the crown (more…)

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Engagement Ring Styles

diamond ringRegardless of what size, quality, and variety of stones chosen, the ring style is the most important decision to make when considering rings. Apart from showcasing personal style, they may serve accentuate center stones, make a woman’s fingers look slimmer, or complement skin tone. Here are some of the most popular styles and their features:

Solitaire

The most popular for its classic simplicity (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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$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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Blake Lively’s Stunning Pink Diamond Engagement Ring

Ryan And BlakeHollywood’s sweetheart couple, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, have been on a whirlwind romantic adventure after meeting each other on the set of The Green Lantern in April 2011. The two have been inseparable ever since, seen together in lavish vacation spots around the world and even to Reynolds’ hometown: Vancouver, Canada, where Lively spent the winter holidays with his family. Reynolds proposed (more…)

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Hearts on Fire Diamond Hunt

HOFOne of the most renowned diamond brands – Hearts on Fire – will host a Diamond Hunt at Fenway Park Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts on September 30th. Known as “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”, Fenway Park has been home to the Boston Red Sox for over a century, making it the oldest Major League Baseball stadium still in use today.

Boston is also home to the Hearts on Fire brand, and now holds their (more…)

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