Giving the Gift of Sentiment with Vintage and Modern Jewelry

Giving the Gift of Sentiment with Vintage and Modern Jewelry

Jewelry is considered a luxury for most people, and so many consider it a rare but thoughtful purchase. This makes the gifting of jewelry a truly generous and sentimental act. Frank Pollak & Sons knows the value in gifting a unique piece of vintage or modern jewelry, and we want to encourage you to find…

The Permanent Influence of Retro Jewelry

The Permanent Influence of Retro Jewelry

The influence of retro style on modern jewelry and fashion is unfading in today’s fast-trending world. The retro period married optimistic visions of the future with nostalgia from the past, creating a wide palette of inspiration for women to pick and choose from. Here, Frank Pollak & Sons unearths the origins behind this retro jewelry…

A Brief History of Art Deco Jewelry

A Brief History of Art Deco Jewelry

Art deco jewelry design captures the zeitgeist of a truly remarkable period in history known as the Roaring Twenties. People found reprieve in speakeasies during the era of Prohibition, and self-binding chains of the Victorian age were clipped loose as people began to exhibit the free-spiritedness of a culturally prosperous and thriving era. Edwardian and…

The Origins of the “Something Old, Something New” Wedding Day Tradition

The Origins of the “Something Old, Something New” Wedding Day Tradition

If you’ve ever been a member of a wedding party, you’ve probably heard somebody at some point mention the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” wedding custom. This practice is intended to bring the bride good luck on her wedding day and a lifetime of nuptial bliss. Many people, while loyally following this…

How to Incorporate Statement Necklaces Into an Everyday Wardrobe

How to Incorporate Statement Necklaces Into an Everyday Wardrobe

As women get ready for an evening out, they devote a lot of time to choosing the right accessories that will complement their outfits. Accessories are essentially the ornaments dangling from your frame, drawing the eye in. Sometimes all you need to dress up a basic t-shirt and a pair of jeans is a touch…

Business is Booming for De Beers in Botswana

Business is Booming for De Beers in Botswana

Since the company was originally founded in 1888, De Beers has grown to become one of the largest diamond producers in the world—and in 2017, the company is more than living up to its reputation. Through the first half of the year, De Beers is on pace to produce more diamonds in Botswana than it…

World’s Largest Diamond Exploration Ship Sets Sail

World’s Largest Diamond Exploration Ship Sets Sail

Diamonds provide a rare glimpse into the world’s natural beauty—their elegance adding a stylish, gorgeous touch to the people who are lucky enough to wear them as jewelry. The diamond industry has been intensely competitive throughout its long history, with companies continually striving to find the highest-value diamonds to catch the eyes of their customers….

A New Tool in the Fight Against Synthetic Diamonds

A New Tool in the Fight Against Synthetic Diamonds

Some synthetic diamonds are pretty cheap looking while others are harder to spot. The ones that are hard to spot are the ones that cause concern for jewelry buyers. While you almost have to admire the work that goes in to creating one of these “fake diamonds,” you definitely don’t want to spend your hard-earned…

Art Imitating Life: Jewelry Inspired by Animals

Art Imitating Life: Jewelry Inspired by Animals

You’ve heard the saying “art imitates life,” right? Today, we have a few special pieces from the Frank Pollak & Sons collection that may prove this saying rings true – if you believe in unicorns, that is. The Unicorn Tappestry was created by Seaman Schepps in the United States in the 1940s. It is a…

Valuing a Diamond: The Four C’s of Value

Valuing a Diamond: The Four C’s of Value

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but why are they a girl’s best friend? Why are diamonds considered to be such a hot commodity when it comes to jewelry? While the clarity and sparkling appeal of a diamond is obvious, why it is so highly valued and popular may not always be so clear….

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