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Pure Grown Diamonds Sets New Record for Largest Lab-Grown Diamond

Mon, 28 Jul 2014

By Erika Winters

Pure Grown Diamonds (formerly Gemesis Inc.) has announced the creation of a 3-carat lab-grown, brilliant-cut diamond--the largest grown white diamond in the world according to the company. This milestone carat weight reflects the likely future of lab-grown diamond production, as most lab-grown diamonds in the marketplace now weigh 2 carats or less.


Pure Grown Diamonds - 3-carat lab-grown diamond


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Jewel of the Week - Soft Pink Sapphire Engagement Ring

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

Pretty in pink, this week's featured jewel should inspire more women to consider a colored gemstone engagement ring! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling and Colored Stones forums!


Light pink sapphire halo engagement ring • Image by swissmiss


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Women's Jewelry Association Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners

Wed, 23 Jul 2014

By Erika Winters

The Women's Jewelry Association has awarded $16,000 in scholarships to eight students in undergraduate and graduate programs for jewelry and metalsmithing. Scholarship funds are raised through the WJA's annual Awards for Excellence gala, raffle, and silent auction in addition to individual member and sponsor donations. Scholarship support is also provided by the Marilyn DaSilva Fund, the June Herman Fund, and the Myra Goldstein Scholarship Fund.

WJA 2014 Scholarship Winner - Sylvie Alusitz


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Poll: Septum Jewelry Trend - Yay or Nay?

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

By Erika Winters

Venus by Maria Tash diamond septum ring at Free People
Venus by Maria Tash diamond septum ring at Free People


Is a septum ring next on your jewelry list?

Septum jewelry is nothing new. People have adorned that tiny divide between their nostrils for millennia. But septum rings are often associated with "alternative" piercings from the 80s and 90s--drumming up images from the punk (and post-punk) musical subcultures from those decades. And now? This form of nasal bling is having another moment fueled by celebrity exposure. A great slide-show at Lucky magazine shows them on the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Rihanna, and many more.


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Jewel of the Week - Alexandrite Halo Ring

Fri, 18 Jul 2014
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By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

This week's featured jewel showcases a rare colored gemstone we seldom see on the forum, alexandrite! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling forum!


Alexandrite and diamond halo ring • Image by JoCoJenn

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Old-Cut Diamond Charm: Single Stone's Cobblestone Collection

Tue, 15 Jul 2014

By Erika Winters

Single Stone Cobblestone Ring • Image Erika Winters
Single Stone - Cobblestone Collection - ring with approximately 4 carats of old-cut diamonds in 18k yellow gold


Los Angeles-based jeweler Single Stone is known for their vintage-inspired bridal collection set with stunning old-cut diamonds. But they also create unique contemporary jewelry that brings an Old World sensibility to the 21st century. The Cobblestone collection is one that really captures our attention, as it refreshes the "cluster" concept with a nod to Victorian jewels.


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Sotheby's and eBay Partner to Offer Online Art and Jewelry Auctions

Mon, 14 Jul 2014

By Erika Winters

Sotheby's New York Magnificent Jewels Catalogue from catalogues.nl on eBay
Sotheby's jewelry catalogues are popular among collectors on eBay. Image via catalogues.nl on eBay
In the near future, Sotheby's will be offering jewelry from its New York live auctions on the online-shopping site.


Today eBay and Sotheby's announced a new partnership uniting the online-shopping giant with the internationally-renowned auction house to bring art, antiques, and collectibles (including jewelry) to eBay's 145 million active buyers around the globe.


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Jewel of the Week - Swoon! Rose Gold Romance

Fri, 11 Jul 2014
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By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

With soft pink gold and a warm "August Vintage" cushion diamond, this week's featured jewel has us swooning! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling forum!


Rose gold bezel ring with 'August Vintage' Cushion diamond • Image by DorotheaBrooke

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Poll: Would You Buy a Lab-Grown Diamond?

Wed, 09 Jul 2014

By Erika Winters

Nuture by Reena yellow and pink lab-grown diamonds • Image Erika Winters
Yellow and pink lab-grown diamonds from the Nurture by Reena jewelry collection • Image by Erika Winters


Considering how many people are new to lab-grown diamonds or prefer earth-mined diamonds, how many of you would actually buy a lab-grown diamond? Please cast your vote!


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Go: Verdura Exhibition to Celebrate 75 Years of Style

Tue, 08 Jul 2014
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By Erika Winters

Coco Chanel's original Maltese Cross cuffs designed by Fulco di Verdura circa 1930
Coco Chanel's original "Maltese Cross" cuffs designed by Fulco di Verdura circa 1930 will be featured in The Power of Style: Verdura at 75

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