I have a strange fashion fact: antique jewelry is now trendy. Unsurprisingly, baroque, art deco, and vintage pieces are back in style. Fashion tends to repeat itself, just like history. But it can be hard to find antique jewelry. How do you tell the difference between fake and real? How do you figure out how […]
The allure of vintage and antique jewelry is such that it is hard to resist. Fine jewels display the beauty of workmanship that is timeless and tell stories of a bygone era. Even the most simple of ensembles are instantly elevated to a whole new level of chic thanks to the attention-grabbing patterns. Let’s dive
For designers, one of the most frustrating things about working in a truly global marketplace is that fashions never seem to stick around very long before trends move on to something else. Still, this phenomenon is also one of the most exciting things about it. It means that people can express their style without being
We often commemorate the happy occasions in life such as engagements and weddings with the giving of rings, but we rarely do the same upon the death of a family member or friend. This is despite the tradition of mourning rings dating back to the 14th century. The fact is, until the Victorians turned mourning
Some objects, when seen under an Ultraviolet (or “black”) light will appear very white to the naked eye. This can be clothing, purpose-made party products and even teeth. But it may come as a surprise to know that approximately 30% of diamonds exhibit visible fluorescence. It’s easy to assume that anything which makes a diamond
Even with the best website design it often isn’t practical to show every single item in a collection on any subject, once the size of that collection passes a certain point, but this is where services like Instagram come in. With the ability to post an entire portfolio of images, suddenly showcasing your best work
There are so many famous celebrity engagement rings and we wouldn’t be able to list them all. Here is a list of some of the more notable examples. Feel free to add more famous celebrity engagement rings in the comments below.
Masterpiece London is one of the most prestigious art and jewelry fairs in the world. The exhibitors at the international cross-collection fair display museum quality art, objects and jewelry. Though the show is not large, the presence is very important.
A stunning emerald cut diamond went up for auction in Sotheby’s. The D, Internally Flawless, Type IIa emerald-cut stone was the sixth diamond weighing more than 100 carats and went for $22,090,000 ($220,459 per carat).