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Colored Stones: Trends and Winners From the AGTA Spectrum and Cutting Edge Awards
January 2, 2015
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Shades of AGTAOpals were the biggest trend to come out of the 2015 ­American Gem Trade ­Association’s Spectrum and Cutting Edge awards. ­According to CEO Doug Hucker, there were more opals than...
From Mine to Store: Buddha Mama’s Bejeweled Buddha
January 2, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Who knew? Some Buddhas lend themselves more readily to spectacular jewelry than others. For Nancy Badia, founder of the ­Buddha Mama line, Amitabha Buddha—who is always portrayed in religious imagery...
December 29, 2014
By JCK Staff
Heading into the final weeks of the year, dealers are reporting mixed results. But most agree there were a number of bright spots in 2014. The global sales of gems and jewelry experienced solid...
Pantone's Color of the Year for 2015 is Marsala
December 4, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Wine lovers will rejoice in Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala! Inspired by the fortified wine, the color “embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown...
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...
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