Miadonna & Co., a manufacturer of lab-grown gems and diamonds, have decided to open there first brick & mortar store in Portland, Oregon in July. This is a step in a different direction from there traditional online sales. CEO Anna-Mieke Anderson stated that lab-grown diamonds are more pure than traditional diamonds and that the companies goal is to rebuild countries affected by diamond mining.Read more →
Peter Stas and Aletta Bax, the two owners of the company, had one mission: to create fine, high-quality luxury timepieces and sell them at a price appealing to everyone, not only the super-wealthy watch fanatics. This relatively new brand launched its’ first six-watch collection in 1992, three years after the company was founded(est. 1989). Watch making run’s in the Stas family as Peter’s great, great grandpa, Constant Stas, created clock dials in 1904. Frederique Constant became a huge success, besides offering high-quality, Swiss timepieces for reasonable prices, they also opened up there own manufacturing studio in Geneva 10 years ago. They are creating some fantastic, exclusive time pieces to mark there 10 year journey. These watches have definitely made a mark among the competition creating watches with dual timers, moonphases, Manufacture-made movements, calendars and other exclusive features. All watch creation and assembly takes place in the companies Geneva manufacturing plant including state-of-the-art computer software technology to help with design. The beautiful finish and engravings all done by hand put the red bow on the present as a true luxury watch for affordable prices. Next time you run into a Frederique Constant watch, take a closer look. You may just leave with it on your wrist.Read more →
Many different plastics and fibers are combined to create shape-shifting “smart materials” that morph when in contact with certain stimuli such as heat or water. An object will be scanned, then compressed in order to fit inside a 3D printer. The buyer would simply download it, print it out, and finally unfold it.
This new technology will revolutionize the way jewelry is worn and created. It is the future.Read more →
Recently, Emerald jewelry had a gigantic boom in popularity in both local and international markets. This brings up another topic for wholesalers and buyers on where to buy the best, highest-quality emerald jewelry. I have your answer right here.
Emeralds from Egyptian mines have long been considered to be the best due to the fact that Egypt contains the first known emerald mines. Although, the known start date is not certain as there is a huge time gape, 300-2000 BC. Making the situation even more complicated, many different terms were used for emerald. Any green stone with a light glow was referred to as an emerald. The heaviest known emerald-mining was done between 330-1237 BC.
Brazil is currently the leading exporter of emeralds. Most of the emeralds mined in Brazil are exported to India to be turned into beads because there quality is no match to Colombian or even African emeralds. Africa(Zambia/Zimbabwe), Madagascar, The middle east(Afghanistan/Pakistan), Russia, Australia, Norway, and the USA. Experts agree that Colombian emeralds are the best quality but Zambian emeralds are the runner up.
Nowadays, It’s easy to find high-quality emeralds anywhere in the world with faster-than-ever delivery as long as they find the right supplier. Original designs and product excellency will shine light upon the future of both buyers and distributors.
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Thinking about creating jewelry? Try these for a change.
1. Do not throw away the cards your silk or nylon comes with, and save the leftovers.
2. Recycle your metal scraps, you will do good for the environment and make some extra cash.
3.Get tax exemptions by re-selling materials
4. Always look for the best deals anywhere you can whether it be online or in store. (Promotions, Sales, etc.)
Due to 3D printing being a completely new technology, people are uncertain about the modifications that it will have on there shopping experience. Shoppers are waiting for the day that they can print a slice of pizza or a new air filter for there car. Even though we are far from these extravagant expectations, most of the hype is going towards the jewelry industry. Shoppers will be able to design there own jewelry or choose from pre-made designs and jewelers will be able to offer more pocket friendly variations of there expensive merchandise.
Buyers will have the freedom to draw up there own jewelry design for a custom piece. This will allow an individuals creativity to be taken to great heights, although this will cost consumers a pretty penny. This is growing among jewelers including one from New York using a Solidscape T76 3D printer to make clients dreams come true. Gift giving will be revolutionized because of this discovery.
This brings us to our next question, the printing of precious gems. Shoppers demand natural, high quality stones and would not settle for a printed copy. Maybe in the future that can change, but as of now, the main attraction would be creating the actual piece and add the precious metals and gems after.Read more →