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From JCK Magazine
April 16, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
British auction house Woolley & Wallis has denied media reports that it’s about to sell the world’s largest natural pearl—but notes that the specimen it’s selling is still pretty impressive, and...
Brilliant April 2, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Philanthropist Noreen Stonor Drexel, who passed away in 2012 at age 90, may be best remembered for her tireless work for the American Red Cross and other health organizations. But the Newport, R.I.,...
The Vault April 2, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
New Girl With a PearlThe “Girl With a Pearl Earring” painting by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer has inspired many, ­including Lee Wiser McIntosh. The Atlanta-based ­jewelry maker and founder of Katura...
The Way We Wore February 2, 2014
By Aubry D’Arminio
We all have one: a gorgeous, sentimental piece of ­jewelry given to us by someone special that just isn’t our style. Even the late Princess Diana. When the 20-year-old earl’s daughter married Prince...
The Vault November 5, 2013
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Fade Out, Fade InYou’ve seen it in hair color, nail polish, leg wear, and sapphires. Now, ombré—that trendy, shaded color style—is seeping into pearl jewelry.The nomenclature differs, depending on...
November 5, 2013
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
The Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc., based in Providence, R.I., announced the winners of its 2013–14 International Pearl Design Contest today.Peter B. Bazar, president of the CPAA and of...
September 11, 2013
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
The trade is being warned to be on the lookout for a new pearl coating treatment that damages the gems’ surface—possibly permanently.The Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF) detected the previously...
The Vault August 30, 2013
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Leave it to Coomi Bhasin to create flowery earrings in girly pink hues that feel as grown-up as a Cartier timepiece. The ­Mumbai-born designer, whose Coomi line is known for its innovative use of...
Features August 30, 2013
By JCK Staff
During the course of her 33-year career at Ben Bridge Jeweler, Laura Barringer hadn’t noticed much interest in golden pearls. Earlier this spring, however, a few sizable sales—two golden pearl...
Jewel Box August 28, 2013
By JCK Staff
1. ShowsWhen LUXURY Privé debuted in summer 2011, it was hailed as the long-awaited luxury component of New York City’s jewelry market week. Three years in, the invitation-only show, which took place...
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