January 29, 2013
For me, the current NFL season drew to a pitiful close on Dec. 23, when Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw the interception that ultimately ended the Steelers season.
January 25, 2013
Brazil produces more topaz than any other country in the world. Most of the production is colorless, which is irradiated and heated into various shades of blue. Precious and imperial topaz offer a rare and warmer alternative to the cool blue shades we are accustomed to seeing in jewelry stores. “Precious” topaz usually refers to yellow to orange colors while “imperial” topaz usually refers to pinkish-orange to pink to purple and even red colors (see figs. 1 and 6). However, some dealers argue that all topaz in these warmer hues should be classified as imperial. Since the origin of the word topaz is most likely from the Sanskrit word “tapas,” meaning fire, this argument seems to have merit. Recent price increases are due to limited mining, renewed interest from designers in these warmer hues and strong domestic demand in Brazil.
January 24, 2013
Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term on Monday, marking another four years under the same Commander in Chief and presenting an especially momentous occasion for attending celebrities and politicians to flaunt their best jewelry.
January 17, 2013
The Golden Globes, movie premieres, appearances on news segments--so far, 2013 has been full of events for celebrities. Color is proving to be a continually strong trend in star jewelry, namely vibrant hues such as turquoise, ruby and emerald.
January 14, 2013
The results are in and frankly I have no idea who, if anyone, has won.
January 10, 2013
For the first time in 70 years, De Beers’ executives entered the United States this week to conduct business, something they had been unable to do for the past seven decades due to anti-trust issues.
January 4, 2013
What do you create for a man who proposed to his girlfriend with an R2-D2 engagement ring around Halloween while dressed as Charlie Brown from the Peanuts?
January 3, 2013
Including all its variations, people in general like to use the quote, “When one door closes, another one opens.” I found this sentiment to be true when I met New York-based designer Michael Pereira.