May 22, 2015
I don’t have to start this post with a spoiler alert because I haven’t seen all of Mad Men yet. I’m still on season 6 so I don’t know what happened on Sunday night’s big series finale. And don’t spoil it for me either.
May 21, 2015
A week from today most of us will be in Las Vegas descending upon Couture, JCK and the Antique Jewelry & Watch Show.
May 20, 2015
The science and natural history museums are some of my favorites.
When I was younger, my parents used to take my siblings and me to our local Natural Science Center every couple of months, and I couldn’t get enough of the fact that I was basically allowed to play while I was learning (and it goes without saying that I was also in it for the rock candy.)
So I was so happy when I recently heard the news that one fellow gem hound was donating a large sum of money to the Smithsonian exhibit that helps foster that exact feeling in others.
Last month, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History received its largest education donation yet: a $13 million gift from Coralyn Wright Whitney, a former college professor who earned her GG from GIA after she retired from academia, to support the museum’s science education center, Q?rius, pronounced “curious.”
May 15, 2015
How is this for a memory that absolutely smacks of the 1980s: I am on the school bus on a warm day. All the windows are open (no A/C, of course) and there is an older boy from my neighborhood at the back with a boombox (cassette, of course) blasting the first single from Bon Jovi’s 1986 album Slippery When Wet.
May 12, 2015
Jewelers of America held its annual press preview in their downtown office yesterday, which also happens to be the same office where National Jeweler is located (JA acquired the publication earlier this year), making for an easy commute to see some great jewels.
May 11, 2015
My Rocks On series, which features a different gemstone every month, is one of my favorite projects to tackle. Not only does it often lead to me meeting new designers and gemstone dealers when I interview them about what’s trending and what’s going on in pricing of the stones, it goes a long way toward helping me learn about colored gemstones.
May 8, 2015
It always stresses me out when we run a story about a survey or data and a few days later I see another article pop up with data that directly conflicts with what we just published.
May 7, 2015
Bold headpieces were a trend at the 2015 Met Gala, held Monday in New York, and most of them were so glamorous and elegant that I immediately hoped they would catch on as a trend in which I can partake.
May 1, 2015
This week Time Inc. and YouGov, a U.K.-based market research firm, released their 10th annual Survey of Affluence and Wealth, which polls more than 6,000 wealthy consumers worldwide.