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From Mine to Store: Liv Ballard’s Gold and Green Tsavorite Dragon Globe
March 1, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
A few medieval cartographers drew dragons and sea creatures into maps with the phrase Hic sunt dracones (Here be dragons) to denote that the region was unexplored and potentially perilous. The...
Fire and Ice: Gorgeous Opal, Morganite, Tanzanite, Carved Stone & Multicolored Jewelry
February 12, 2015
By JCK Staff
It’s hard to stay cool in the presence of so much hotness. Whether you’re talking about respendent opal, mood-enhancing morganite, trendy tanzanite, quirky carved stones, or a rainbow mix of all of...
Beyoncé and Rihanna Rock Marsala, Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year
February 12, 2015
By JCK Staff
RiRi pulled out all the stops at December’s first annual Diamond Ball, starting with a super-glamorous off-the-shoulder Zac Posen gown. She played up the rich russet hue with dark cherry lips, and...
Fly Fruit: Verdura’s Pomegranate Jewel
February 7, 2015
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
The late heiress/horticulturist Bunny Mellon cultivated not only breathtaking gardens—including the White House Rose Garden—but also a stunning collection of objets d’art that paid homage to the...
Flash Dance: The Opal Resurgence
February 7, 2015
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
In early 2008, farmers in Ethiopia’s Wollo province stumbled upon a cache of opals with an enchanting white-to-yellow-to-brown play of color. Unbeknownst to them, their find would kick-start a rush...
Padparadscha sapphires at Intercolor USA at AGTA Tucson GemFair
February 6, 2015
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Afshin Hackman can’t remember a time in his firm’s 35-year history when he’s had more than a few Padparadscha sapphires at a time. But his luck changed this fall when he encountered a dealer in Asia...
Color Fast: A Look Inside the AGTA GemFair 2015
February 4, 2015
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Warm weather is one reason to head to Arizona in February, but for gem lovers, it’s hardly the only one. Anyone with a love of stones knows the American Gem Trade Association’s GemFair takes over...
February 4, 2015
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Black Friday in Tucson? That was the scene yesterday during the AGTA GemFair Tucson at the Tucson Convention Center as a swollen queue of manic rock hounds clamoring to shop snaked up escalators...
January 29, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
Gemological Institute of America has tweaked its colored stone and pearl reports, adding better imagery and more information geared toward consumers. Beginning Feb. 1, GIA will issue the...
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...
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