Beautifully Sustainable Diamonds: Avilan Storied Diamonds

Sofia Kaman Avilan Diamond Ring

Do you want stunning design in diamond jewelry, and complete confidence in how the diamond and metals were sourced? If the word sustainable is more than a buzzword in your life, you need to know about Avilan Storied Diamonds. Avilan represents eco …

STILL FRESH:

Robert Procop Emerald Collection on Tour

When a group reaches a critical mass of talent, they just have to tour. I’m not talking about a rock band, although ‘The Emeralds’ would be a great name. This time I’m talking about some truly spectacular gemstones, some of which are such rarities they almost defy description…

Calling All Jewelry Designers: New Designer Gallery at JA New York

Hey, this is a shout out to all my jewelry designer friends, particularly if you’re a new talent who recently launched your business. The JA New York Show has announced that applications are now being accepted for the coveted New Designer Gallery…

Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Jenny Reeves San Francisco

It is my great pleasure to combine two favorite passions whenever possible: travel and jewelry. Travel is necessary for my perspective, knowledge, and empathy. I try to fuse travel with visiting jewelry designers on their turf…

Sharing the Rough: Into the Mine!

I am on the precipice. Can I do it? The sun beats down on my uncovered head, dazzling my eyes against the dark hole yawning about seventy feet down below. I’m standing on the edge of a gemstone mine in Kenya, with a decision to make. It is now or maybe never. The mouth of [...]

Engagement Ring Trends: Beautiful Designer Engagement Rings Under $2000

I read recently that most Americans (58% to be exact) don’t want to spend more than $2000 for an engagement ring. An engagement ring is a highly personal exchange between two people who are committing to each other…

Engagement Ring Trends: A New Setting for Old Diamonds, Erika Winters Bridal Jewelry

I feel so lucky to know a rather large network of jewelry writers and bloggers. All of these authors have their own voice and expertise, and add something elemental to the stories of jewelry. I love celebrating their successes and new…

Sharing the Rough Uncut: Adventures in Rough Gemstone Buying

Our days are dense with experiences…

Today we’re on location at a local gem dealer’s office in Voi, Kenya! It’s an exciting day, to say the least. Not only are we on set, we’re in front of the camera!
The filming process is…

Gemstone Central: Color Trend Review from AGTA and Tucson Gem Shows

I spent a whirlwind couple of days in Tucson, AZ, home to the Tucson Gem Shows. I spent most of my time at the AGTA GemFair, which is the crowning jewel, so to speak, of the whole Tucson gemstone circus…