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Colored Stones
From JCK Magazine
November 13, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
It wasn’t just watches that were setting auction records this week.It was also a big week for colored stones, with the 8.62 ct. Graff ruby and 392 ct. Blue Belle of Asia sapphire setting world...
November 4, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
This is a long way from 50 percent off at the dry cleaners.Groupon is selling a 9,377 ct. topaz for $1 million, the most expensive item the site has ever listed, a spokesman said.The...
From Mine to Store: Arman Sarkisyan’s Crazy Heart Necklace
October 31, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Arman Sarkisyan’s fascination with the Sacred Heart, the Roman Catholic symbol depicting Jesus’ heart, is steeped less in religion and more in the idea of devotion. “I’ve been infatuated with the...
October 27, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Winners of the annual American Gem Trade Association Spectrum and Cutting Edge Awards were announced yesterday. This marks the 31st year that the competition has taken place. Judging took place...
Colored Stones: Vegetable Ivory Jewels by Irthly Jewelled Adornments
October 5, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Ivory HourOn a 2002 trip to Ecuador, David Alvarado, the designer behind Irthly Jewelled Adornments, saw vegetable ivory—a solid, creamy-white substance found inside tagua nuts throughout the ­...
From Mine to Store: Mira Gulati’s Cherry Earrings for Gemfields’ Project Blossoming
October 5, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
When Gemfields, the renowned producer of ethically sourced rare colored gemstones, asked Mira Gulati to create a piece of ­jewelry inspired by the notion of blossoming—for an auction that raises...
October 3, 2014
By JCK Staff
Prices for fine natural colored gems have achieved incredible growth during the past few years. In the U.S. market, the one area that shows some weakness is calibrated goods. This category, which had...
October 2, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
True North Gems recently announced that the firm and its partner LNSG Greenland A/S have commenced construction at the Aappaluttoq Ruby and Pink Sapphire project located in southwest Greenland.
September 29, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Fifty-five-year-old Astro Gallery of Gems has relocated to a new 10,000- square-foot showroom at 417 Fifth Ave.
September 17, 2014
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Gemfields is adding sapphires to its colored-gemstone offerings. In a partnership with East West Gem Investments Limited (EWGI), Gemfields has acquired a 75 percent operating interest in 16...
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