December 1, 2019

 Here we are in prime shopping time.  If you are a jewelry lover, you have probably been all over your favorite jeweler's websites, Vogue, W magazine, etc. to scout the new styles .  

This season's looks include whimsy and nature with floral and star...

July 2, 2019

The warm nights and hot days of summer are in full swing.  It is vacation time and the migration of people to tourist destinations is at its peak.  The beach, the mountains and brochures to remote 'corners' of the earth beckons us to seek adventure. 


February 28, 2019

Lady Gaga wore the stunningly gorgeous necklace, featuring the Tiffany Diamond, at the Oscar Awards Ceremony last week.  She 'stole' the celebrity, 'borrowed jewelry show' with this necklace, estimated by news outlets, to be worth $30 million US dollars.  In this conte...

December 25, 2018

"The idea is that this is a diamond that makes the world a better place", Martin Rapaport is quoted as he named this large Sierra Leone diamond rough found last year.  This rough diamond weighs 709 carats.  (Photo is by Rappaport Group).

Martin Rapaport does n...

November 15, 2018

 Sotheby's will be auctioning this Bespoke laser carved diamond ring at the (RED) auction December 5, in Miami, Florida.  The expected price is between $150,000 - $250,000.  This is the third (RED) auction, which was founded by Bono (U2).  The theme for the auction is...

September 12, 2018

 Ah, the gilded age.  Master silversmiths made every accessory that could be imagined to be used by the wealthy elite class of the era.  Pictured above is a selection from one of the largest silver services ever made by Tiffany & Co. legendary silver artist, John Moore...

August 2, 2018

Since Columbus first set out for the New World, explorers who sailed West have dreamed of discovering gold.  The conquistadors found gold and silver in  Central and South America. But where was the first Gold Rush in the newly minted United States of America?  If you g...

June 2, 2018

 Twist on June's Birthstone - Pearl

Sculptor, artist, engineer and jewelry designer, Alex Soldier is a personal favorite for the whimsy, elegance and artistry of his designs.  Warm earthy browns and ocean blues are perfect settings for the radiant  luster of the pearls...

May 16, 2018

As long as I have been in the jewelry business (and that is a long time)  Tom Chatham and his family have been making beautiful 'synthetic' gems.  Rubies, sapphires and emeralds, and multiple other gems, are all made out of the same raw materials which are used by the...

 A portrait of Mrs. Maisie Plant wearing the most rare and expensive jewels sold by Cartier in 1916.  A double strand of exquisitely matched South Sea natural pearls.  This portrait painted by Claudia Munro Kerr, is based on the original by Alphonse Junger and hangs in...

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