Lapis Lazuli – The Hot Regal Jewelry Trend of 2016

Lapis Lazuli – The Hot Regal Jewelry Trend of 2016

There’s something about the color of lapis lazuli that evokes royalty and regality. This royal bluish purple is a classic jewel tone that offers a confidently dark look balanced with a shockingly beautiful and pleasing color. Forget about diamonds – according to Forbes, lapis lazuli is the hottest fine jewelry gemstone trend of 2016. While…

How to Shop For Jewelry When You Have a Metal Allergy

How to Shop For Jewelry When You Have a Metal Allergy

The materials used in jewelry making have changed quite a bit over the years. To make jewelry more affordable and accessible, precious metals are being combined with cheaper metals and alloys. In some cases this practice makes the jewelry sturdier, but it can cause contact dermatitis in many people. This irritating condition often makes people…

Tips to Help Organize Your Jewelry Collection

Tips to Help Organize Your Jewelry Collection

Organizing your jewelry collection can be a big job, especially if you have pieces that range in style from statement necklaces to more high-end jewels. Well, today we’re here to help you organize your cluttered jewelry collection once and for all!   The first thing you need to do is to get everything stored in…

The Virgin Rainbow: The World’s Finest Opal

The Virgin Rainbow: The World’s Finest Opal

Australia is known for its opals, and in 2003 an opal miner named John Dunstan was mining in the remote outback town of Coober Pedy when he discovered what would prove to be the finest specimen of opal that has ever been seen. Named the Virgin Rainbow for its amazing and varied colors and iridescences,…

Our Favorite Fall Gemstones of 2015

Our Favorite Fall Gemstones of 2015

Fall is in full swing, so we thought that this was the perfect time to highlight some of our favorite fall gemstone trends for this season! For this fall, we’re seeing a trend towards rich, vibrant tones, such as greens, purples, and oranges. Here are our top picks for fall 2015 gemstones: Garnet With many…

3D Printing is Poised to Shake Up the Jewelry Industry

3D Printing is Poised to Shake Up the Jewelry Industry

3D printing is changing the way we think about manufacturing in many industries, and now it seems Jewelry is no exception to the trend. Lionel Theodore Dean, a designer whose projects range in subject from cars to motorcycles to light fixtures, has made the first-ever line of precious-metal jewelry that was created wholly via 3D…

First Fine Jewelry and Timepiece Awards Held in Paris

First Fine Jewelry and Timepiece Awards Held in Paris

Before smartphones, laptops, and handheld tablet devices, whenever we wanted to know the time, we stretched out our arm and glanced at our wrist. These days, watches might not be the ubiquitous fashion accessories they once were, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still a devoted contingent of jewelers and fashionistas who hold a deep…

The Brooch is Back

The Brooch is Back

Looking for an elegant gift to give to someone special for the upcoming holidays or a landmark birthday? How about a brooch? Did you think they’d gone out of style? Well, we’re here to tell you that brooches are back—and in fact, this classic piece may have never left at all! The brooch has been…