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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

New, popular jewelry trends to leave you looking and feeling like a diva May 23rd, 2014

Pearls- These smooth, silky white spheres compliment today’s style in a classy and elegant way. Chanel and Nicole Miller recently used pearls in there new ads. Come see Tahitian and Akoya pearls paired beautifully with aquamarines and other beautiful gems this fall at Winterson. Blue- Sapphires, Topaz, Spinel, Aquamarine. All beautiful stones boasting different shades of… Read More

4 crucial tips to help you before you start creating jewelry May 23rd, 2014

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… Read More

New technology may take the jewelry industry to a new level May 23rd, 2014

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… Read More