Jewelry Blog

Zac Posen Debuts Fine Jewelry and Bridal Collections at Blue Nile

Thu, 13 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

Renowned fashion designer Zac Posen has unveiled new jewelry collections for Blue Nile
Renowned fashion designer Zac Posen has unveiled new jewelry collections for Blue Nile. Images courtesy of Blue Nile.


Internationally renowned fashion designer (and Project Runway judge!) Zac Posen has debuted fine jewelry and engagement ring collections exclusively for Blue Nile.


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Clicks to Bricks: James Allen Teams Up With Sears for In-Store Shopping Experience

Wed, 12 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

James Allen boutique at Sears
James Allen boutique at Sears


Online diamond and jewelry retailer James Allen has teamed up with Sears to offer an in-store shopping experience at 16 Sears locations in New York, Maryland, and Puerto Rico.


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Selling Jewelry Online? JVC Publishes New Legal Compliance Guide for Independent Online Sellers

Mon, 10 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

JVC Guide to Selling Jewelry in the 21st Century: Legal Compliance for Designers, Independent Jewelers and Online Sellers
JVC has published a new legal compliance guide for online jewelry sellers. Image courtesy of JVC.


The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has published a new guide for independent jewelry designers and sellers about online sales:: “Guide to Selling Jewelry in the 21st Century: Legal Compliance for Designers, Independent Jewelers, and Online Sellers.”

JVC states that the guide is meant to help independent designers and jewelers marketing their pieces on websites like Etsy, Amazon, and eBay. The handbook, sponsored by the Future of Design Jewelry Education Fund created by Cindy Edelstein in The New York Community Trust, provides legal education to both established and new industry professionals. The guide also aims to help "those who create jewelry, whether new, vintage, used, recycled or upcycled."

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Jewel of the Week - Gorgeous Watch! Cartier Ballon Bleu with Diamonds

Sat, 08 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

A classic watch in stunning style, this week's featured jewel has us craving a new timepiece! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling forum!


Cartier Ballon Bleu - Image by m-2-b


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Retail Diamond Prices Down in October

Fri, 07 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

Diamond Prices News Roundup - October 2014

Retail diamond prices continued their downward trend in October following decreases in September. With the exception of diamonds in the 3.0- to 4.0-carat and 4.0- to 99-carat ranges, prices for listed diamonds fell further in October. Retail diamond price changes are based on Pricescope's database of over 450,000 diamonds from retail stores. Read more about diamond price changes below.


Pricescope Retail Diamond Prices Chart for October 2014


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Starbucks Bling Ban: New Dress Code Bars Employees from Wearing Engagement Rings

Tue, 04 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

Pricescope.com Stock Image: Plain Solitaire Engagement Ring
Should Starbucks employees be able to wear their engagement rings to work?


If you're like me, and many of us here at Pricescope, you love to see bridal jewelry on just about everyone when you're out and about town. And I've seen some absolutely gorgeous engagement rings at my local Starbucks--on employees. One in particular made my heart go pitter-pat several weeks ago, an antique platinum engagement ring with beautiful detail. I'm a bit sad that I won't be able to see that ring anymore when I grab a quick cup of joe, as Starbucks has revised its company dress code to eliminate rings set with stones.


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Poll: Man Mines for Diamonds on the Sidewalks Near NYC Diamond District - Thoughts?

Mon, 03 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

The sidewalks and streets near the NYC Diamond District contain precious-metal scraps and stones that self-described "city miner" Raffi Stepanian picks up and resells to the vendors who track them out of their shops. But according to this video uploaded to YouTube by Stepanian himself, some vendors aren't too happy with his mining excursions. He also has attracted attention from the NYPD, as seen in the video below.


Loose diamond


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Jewel of the Week - A Gold and Sapphire Egg Pendant for a Special Niece

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

We love the thought behind this week's featured jewel, a lovely golden egg for a very special 1-year-old girl. Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling forum!


Gold and Sapphire Egg Pendant by Heart of Water Jewels - Image by mochiko42


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5 Earring Sweets for National Candy Corn Day

Thu, 30 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

Apparently it's National Candy Corn Day. (Who knew?) But we love any excuse to celebrate gorgeous earrings in candy corn-esque hues. So while we are gobbling up as much candy corn as possible, we thought we'd showcase 5 earrings that will certainly sweeten your ears.

Crescent Moon Hoops with multi-toned and faceted sapphire beads by Mallary Marks

Crescent Moon hoop earrings with multi-toned and faceted sapphire beads by Mallary Marks


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Seeing Pink Elephants: Q&A with Wendy Brandes on Her Latest "Maneater" Ring

Wed, 29 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

Pink Elephant & Tipsy Writer Maneater ring by Wendy Brandes
Jewelry designer Wendy Brandes received an honorable mention at the 2015 AGTA Spectrum Awards for her "Pink Elephant & Tipsy Writer Maneater" ring.


Every jewel has a story, a secret that belongs only to the wearer. But pieces that actually tell a story take the adorning arts to another level entirely. Welcome to Wendy Brandes' world of storytelling through jewelry. For those of us who love all things miniature, sparkling, and laden with rich symbolism, Wendy Brandes' "Maneater" collection is simply enthralling. The collection of one-of-a-kind creations--like many of Brandes' other lines--is inspired by powerful women. And her latest creation, the "Pink Elephant & Tipsy Writer Maneater" ring, just scored an honorable mention in the Evening Wear category at the AGTA Spectrum Awards.


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