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Julianne Hough in platinum, diamond, and emerald jewelry from Chopard at the Emm
August 26, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
As expected, the jewelry Twittersphere gathered last night to live tweet (read: get snarky) about the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre, and...
August 13, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
The New York City–based Tanzanite Foundation will cease operations on Aug. 31. Tanzanite Foundation executive director Hayley Henning confirmed to JCK this week that the 11-year-old...
July 30, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
In the wake of the July 28 Today show segment on lead glass–filled rubies, the New York Gemstone Association says the industry needs to develop a plan to deal with misrepresentation of the ...
July 28, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
Once again, lead glass–filled rubies are the subject of unflattering media attention, this time from NBC’s Today show. On July 28, the morning show broadcast a report from consumer reporter Jeff...
An Exceptional Take on the Zipper Necklace
July 15, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
It was the Duchess of Windsor who, in 1938, first suggested to Renée Puissant, Van Cleef & Arpels’ ­then–­artistic director, that the maison create a piece based on the humble zipper. It took the...
From Mine to Store: The Story Behind Daniela Villegas' Stunning Black Opal Ring
July 15, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Jewelry designer Daniela Villegas wasn’t looking for a black opal when her gem buyer showed her the colossal dark gem at the center of this whimsical scarab ring. “I saw it and said, ‘Okay, I don’t...
July 9, 2014
By JCK Staff
The colored stone market continues to see prices rise on increasing demand in world markets. Natural fine quality sapphire has reached a price plateau that eliminates the vast majority of customers...
A $10 Million 100+ Carat Ruby Necklace by James Currens for Fai Dee
May 29, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
It took more than 100 years to collect the pigeon’s blood Burmese rubies in this dazzling piece. Created by contemporary designer James W. Currens for Fai Dee specifically for Sotheby’s Magnificent...
Colored Stones: A Ruby and Sapphire Guide, Loretta Castoro’s Lips Jewelry & More
May 29, 2014
By JCK Staff
Source MaterialIn 1997, Richard W. Hughes, American gemologist and gem trade personality, published Ruby & Sapphire, a widely read technical account of corundum intended for his fellow...
From Mine to Store: Zorab Atelier de Creation’s Crazy Horse
May 29, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
In Chinese Astrology, 2014 is the Year of the Horse, which is said to usher in oodles of good luck and fortune. The auspicious year—and its majestic animal spirit—inspired this one-of-a-kind equine...
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