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April not a good month for China’s economy May 30th, 2014

April was a bad month for the economy of China. Sales, Investments, and Factory outputs hit an all time low in April. this just proves that even the second-largest economy in the world can sink a little bit despite the efforts keeping it afloat.

China wants heavy say in price of gold May 30th, 2014

The leader in gold production and import, China, has initiated a plan to make Shanghai a gold trading hub. This move could overthrow London and New York as the leaders in gold pricing. The Shanghai Gold Exchange, the worlds largest gold exchange, approached a few banks including Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in order to… Read More

Adapt to Survive May 30th, 2014

Since the booming popularity increase of the internet and e-sales, the jewelry business became a took a sharp turn and became a whole new ball game. Many who have adapted prospered, and many who have not suffered the consequences. Before, buying jewelry could be a nightmare if you knew nothing of it. Your best bet… Read More

8.2 million in Paris, going for 20 million in New York May 30th, 2014

Christie’s, a jewel auction held in Paris, brought in the 2nd highest number in sales ever had in Paris  by the company at $8.2 million. A 10.93 ct. flawless baguette VVS2 ring took the title of the highest sale at the show for $1 million. Christie’s had other beautiful pieces from the “French Princely Family” for… Read More

From old school to digital; 109 years of excellence May 29th, 2014

Even in the digital age, the 109-year old Rolex is still thriving. Rolex is always about quality over quantity, and only speaking when it is right for them. Creating a “Buzz” is not there goal. Very recently, Rolex launched its first official Facebook page, a huge step from slightly altering there products and marketing strategy…. Read More

4D printing – Jewelry design of the future May 29th, 2014

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… Read More

5 graphic design trends to watch out for in 2014 May 29th, 2014

Looking out for up and coming trends allows you to use them for yourself and create cool, original pieces. Keep your eyes peeled for these 5 trends. 1. Super-Geometric: incredibly precise detail incorporating strait lines. 2. Handiwork– 19th century style pieces also with great detail, resembling old photos. 3. Technical– The style you would find… Read More

Ever wondered how to find the world’s greatest emeralds? May 27th, 2014

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… Read More

Don’t even think about buying that Emerald without reading this first! May 27th, 2014

Most of us are familiar with that experience of walking into a jewelry store and falling in love with a beautiful gem at first sight. In all honesty, this should be the main factor kept in mind while buying any gem; as long as you love it that’s all that matters. Although, here are some… Read More

A collection to honor these beautiful animals May 23rd, 2014

The “B” collection by luxury brand Gumuchian is an 18 kt yellow gold collection including bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings and different honey-bee charms.  This collection was made in honor of the deteriorating honey bee population. The offset yellow gold complements the diamonds in the honeycomb-shaped links. A portion of the profits will be donated to… Read More