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Fabergé: A Life Of Its Own

Faberge: A Life of its Own An award-winning documentary “Fabergé: A Life of Its Own” recounts the roller coaster story of the House of Fabergé, one of the most prestigious names in luxury. The work [Read More...]

Fabergé: A Life Of Its Own

What is it with Asscher Cut Diamonds

What is it with Asscher Cut Diamonds? Although it was first introduced in 1902, the Asscher cut did not become popular until the 1920s. It was created by the Asscher Brothers of Holland’s Asscher Diamond Company (now [Read More...]

What is it with Asscher Cut Diamonds

What is it about Pear Shaped Diamonds

What is it about Pear Shaped Diamonds? The modified brilliant-cut pear shaped diamond is a combination of a round and a marquise shape, with a tapered point on one end. The pear shaped diamond is [Read More...]

What is it about Pear Shaped Diamonds

Top Quality Amethyst

Top Quality Amethyst Amethyst is classified as a semi precious stone. A purple form of quartz, amethyst is one of the more valuable forms of the mineral. Amethyst is one of the most popular choices [Read More...]

Top Quality Amethyst

Idar-Oberstein

Idar-Oberstein Idar-Oberstein is a small town situated in the Hunsrück Mountains of the Rhineland-Palatine region in the south west of Germany. Despite its diminutive size, Idar Oberstein became one of the leading gem-cutting centers of [Read More...]

Idar-Oberstein

An Appropriate Budget for Buying an Engagement Ring

An Appropriate Budget for Buying an Engagement Ring Engagement rings hold symbolic value and they last a lifetime, but every couple is different. In the 1980s, De Beers started the "two months' salary" campaign asking potential [Read More...]

An Appropriate Budget for Buying an Engagement Ring

What is it with Cushion Cut Diamonds?

What is it with Cushion Cut Diamonds? The cushion cut diamond was once referred to as "old mine cut" which combines a square cut with rounded corners, much like a pillow. The origins of this [Read More...]

What is it with Cushion Cut Diamonds?

History of Cartier

History of Cartier When you hear the word Cartier, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Beautiful necklaces? Iconic watches? Or maybe a signature gold bracelet? Regardless which of these appeared in your imagination, [Read More...]

History of Cartier

Understanding Gold Jewlery

Understanding Gold Jewelry Karat is the term used to measure the purity of gold. Before we understand the difference between 24k, 22k and 18k gold, you must know what karat stands for. Karat is basically [Read More...]

Understanding Gold Jewlery

History of Van Cleef & Arpels

History of Van Cleef & Arpels: When Estelle Arpels, the daughter of a dealer in precious stones, met Alfred Van Cleef, the son of a stonecutter, it was the beginning of a love story that would have an enduring [Read More...]

History of Van Cleef & Arpels

Art Nouveau: The Beauty of Nature

Art Nouveau The Beauty of Nature Art Nouveau or New Art is an international philosophy and style of art, architecture and applied art – especially the decorative arts – that was most popular during 1890–1910. Inspired by natural forms [Read More...]

Art Nouveau: The Beauty of Nature

Retro Period: Jazzing up the Post World War II Years

Retro Period: Jazzing up the Post World War II Years The Retro jewelry period, or Cocktail jewelry as it is sometimes called, took place after World War II. As a reaction to the dire world conflict, jewelry became bolder. [Read More...]

Retro Period: Jazzing up the Post World War II Years

History of David Webb

History of David Webb David Webb was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina in 1925 and began designing jewelry at a young age. At age 9, David Webb was introduced to metalwork and quickly [Read More...]

History of David Webb

Mid Century Period: An Underrated Period of Jewelry Design

Mid-Century: The design period known as the Mid-Century ranged from about 1950-1965. The years following World War II were a welcome return to prosperity and led to a demand in luxurious jewelry to match the increasingly feminine styles of the [Read More...]

Mid Century Period: An Underrated Period of Jewelry Design

Top Quality Tourmaline

Top Quality Tourmaline Tourmaline is derived from the Sinhalese word “tourmali,” which means “mixed parcel.” Color is king for Tourmaline, which is found in more hues, shades and nuances than any other gem. Indeed, not [Read More...]

Top Quality Tourmaline