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Mother's Day Jewelry Gifts: Delicate Pendants For Mom!

Thu, 30 Apr 2015

By Erika Winters

Mother's Day is May 10, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate all of the dear moms in our lives than with a special jewelry piece! We chose this selection of delicate pendants that can be layered with mom's other necklaces or worn alone. From dainty diamond pendants to heartfelt charms, here are a few ideas to help you find that perfect piece for mom!


Dewdrop pink opal necklace by Dawes Design
Dewdrop pink opal necklace by Dawes Design


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Jewels on TV: Beth Farber's Cleo Collar on Fox's Gotham

Wed, 29 Apr 2015
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By Erika Winters

Cleo Collar by Beth Farber worn on Gotham
Cleo Collar by Beth Farber worn on Gotham. Image courtesy of the Aaron Faber Gallery.

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Hallelujah! Woman Finds 3.69-Carat Diamond at Arkansas Park

Mon, 27 Apr 2015
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By Erika Winters

3.69-carat rough diamond found at the Crater of Diamonds State Park
3.69-carat rough diamond found by Susie Clark • Image courtesy of Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

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Jewel of the Week - Stunning Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Fri, 24 Apr 2015
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By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

We are welcoming new member merrilymerrily with this week's featured jewel, a stunning emerald-cut diamond engagement ring! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling forum!


Emerald cut diamond engagement ring - image by merrilymerrily

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100-Carat Diamond Fetches $22 Million at Sotheby's

Thu, 23 Apr 2015
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100-Carat Emerald Cut Diamond • Sotheby's New York
A 100.20-carat diamond fetched $22 million at Sotheby's New York on April 21, 2015.

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Sustainable Jewels: Get to Know These 8 Designers for Earth Day 2015

Wed, 22 Apr 2015

By Erika Winters

Engagement rings by Dawes Design
Engagement rings by Dawes Design


We are celebrating the following 8 designers working in sustainable jewelry for Earth Day 2015! These designers produce stunning jewelry in recycled metals, diamonds, and gemstones, and some also work in Fairmined metals and Fair Trade gems. Many of these jewelers are listed in the Ethical Metalsmiths directory, where you can find more companies focused on social and environmental responsibility.



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Sotheby's Geneva to Auction 'Historic Pink' Diamond

Mon, 20 Apr 2015
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By Erika Winters

The Historic Pink Diamond • 8.72-carat fancy vivid pink diamond • Sotheby's Geneva
The Historic Pink Diamond • 8.72-carat fancy vivid pink diamond • Estimate: $14-$18 million • Sotheby's Geneva

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Jewel of the Week - Art Deco-Style Pink Spinel and Diamond Ring

Fri, 17 Apr 2015
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Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

This week's featured jewel is pure elegance in gorgeous color, an Art Deco-style ring set with a stunning pink spinel! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling forum!


Art Deco-Style Pink Spinel and Diamond Ring - image by Lovinggems

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Historical Jewels, Rare Gemstones, and Diamonds to Lead Christie's Geneva Magnificent Jewels Auction

Thu, 16 Apr 2015

By Erika Winters

Maria Christina Royal Devant-de-Corsage diamond brooch • Image: Christie's
Maria Christina Royal Devant-de-Corsage diamond brooch


An array of historical jewels, rare colored gemstones, and diamonds will highlight Christie's Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on May 13. Leading the sale is the Maria Christina Royal Devant-de-Corsage diamond brooch, a wedding gift from King Alfonso XII of Spain to his wife, the Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria, in November 1879. The brooch is expected to fetch between $1.5 and $2.0 million.


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Journey of a Gem: Interview with 'Sharing the Rough' Documentary Film Director Orin Mazzoni

Tue, 14 Apr 2015

By Erika Winters

'Sharing the Rough' Documentary Film



The documentary film Sharing the Rough, which is set to premiere at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival on April 17, traces the journey of a rough gemstone as it travels from a mine in East Africa to a U.S. gemstone cutter, a renowned jewelry designer, and ultimately to a jewelry collector as an exquisite finished piece.

We had the pleasure of attending a private screening of Sharing the Rough at the Tucson Gem Show, where we were not only struck by the extraordinary efforts of all involved but by the passion that drives the miners to unearth the gemstones that we enjoy and wear. We sat down with director Orin Mazzoni to talk about his motivation to make Sharing the Rough and how this film offers an unprecedented window into the miners' lives, struggles, and triumphs.


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