Did you remember that postage rates went up last week? I sure didn’t, and on May 11 I found myself wishing I hadn't decided to drop off some letters the day before. It’s times like these that the Forever stamps...
As a journalist who follows the jewelry industry pretty carefully, it's always interesting for me to read articles by the non-trade press on topics as complicated as the diamond market. Case in point this week: This now-infamous article about Russia...
Gemstone jewelry featuring vivid, intense hues has an allure that transcends the seasons. Here are a few of our favorites, from everyday items to bridal and couture-level masterpieces. Kirk Kara Platinum hand-engraved engagement set from the “Charlotte” collection, with engagement...
While watching the film The Wrestler for the first time the other night, I couldn’t help but comment to my fiancé that I felt like I’d recently seen actress Marisa Tomei au natural more often than clothed, what with her...
I flew to Berlin two days ago, essentially, to attend a dinner party. If that sounds decadent, well, you don’t know the half of it. Last night, A. Lange & Söhne, the prestige watch brand from Germany’s Saxony region, staged...
I have blogged before about the importance of giving in tough times, and I stick by my belief that donating to charitable causes becomes even more important in a bad economy. I signed up here at work today to take...
I don’t love to admit it, but I cannot stop watching Bravo’s Real Housewives show. All the dramas of Atlanta? Yep, tuned in for that season. The O.C.? Of course. And now I’m onto New York City, faithfully setting my...
De Beers spokeswoman Lynette Gould confirmed last week that the diamond giant is slashing 25 percent of its U.K. staff, cutting down the number of employees for the Diamond Trading Co. (DTC), Forevermark and "De Beers Group functions," from about...
Attempting to pair face-framing gemstone jewelry with an already embellished top or frock can inspire a bit of a wardrobing conundrum, but teen sensation Miley Cyrus pulled off the look with aplomb for her appearance at the Academy of Country...
Back in January at the JA New York Show, one of the new kids on the block that drew my attention was Atelier Minyon. The designer is a newcomer to the States, having opened up shop just this past winter...
Looking for a diamond that's simply out of this world? Well, New York diamond dealer Nilesh Sheth, president of Nice Diamonds, might have just what you need. Some time ago, Sheth purchased two strange stones from a rough diamond dealer...
Two nights ago, I was whisked off to Philadelphia for a private tour of “Galileo, the Medici and the Age of Astronomy,” a fascinating exhibit opening tomorrow at the Franklin Institute science museum. More than 100 artifacts, including gilded 16th...
San Francisco-based jewelry designer Rebecca Overmann's busy schedule has her skipping from trade shows to trunk shows across the nation while also trying to balance studio time to bring her designs to life. I met up with the Savannah College...
With the Oscars last month rounding out the season's biggest awards shows, one thing I've been wondering lately is what the placements mean for the jewelry designers who are almost 100 percent of the time lending their multi-thousand dollar jewels?...
I don't know what to think of the economy anymore. It goes without saying that as of right now, the world is in the midst of a recession that's comparable to the Great Depression. But just how bad is it?...
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