April 2010

ABJ Retailer Discussion Panels Set for Couture LV

Going into its second year of breakfast peer-to-peer jeweler discussion panels at Couture, National Jeweler's America's Best Jewelers program has put together a set of excellent topics. Each morning a... read more..

The emperor's old diamond

I made another trip to Christie's on Friday, this time to get a first-hand look at two historic gems: The Emperor Maximilian Diamond and the Catherine the Great Brooch. I enjoyed my afternoon just as ... read more..

Gift ideas for a sterling Mother's Day

I find jewelry to be highly personal, so in that sense, giving it as a gift can be a pretty daunting feat. But lately, the bounty of sentimental, customizable designs on the market has made the proces... read more..

A few notes from the diamond conference

Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, I was only able to sit in on two full sessions at last week's diamond conference, put together by New York-based Initiatives in Art and Culture. But it was wo... read more..

To the diamond conference I go

On Friday, I'll be heading to the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center for the first day of a two-day conference titled, "Diamonds: Substance, Significance and Symbol." The conference is... read more..

Nuggets from World Gold preview

There were dozens of designers featured at the World Gold Council preview last Thursday in Manhattan, and here are but a few examples. Just click on the images to make them larger. Cuffs and bold earr... read more..

Silver pops at BaselWorld

In addition to the "Silver appears in new guises at BaselWorld" report, here are a few more sterling silver items that caught my eye at BaselWorld 2010. Just click on the images to make them larger. L... read more..

Alice in Wonderland whimsy from H. Stern

I have to admit, so-so reviews have kept me from checking out Tim Burton's new Alice in Wonderland film, but I love how Burton's take on the beloved classic seems to have inspired boatloads of creativ... read more..
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