Jewelry Blog

AGTA Announces 2015 Spectrum Award Winners

Mon, 27 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

Today the American Gem Trade Association announced the winners of the 2015 Spectrum and Cutting Edge Awards, honoring jewelry designers and lapidary artists who work in natural colored gemstones and cultured pearls. The design competition, which was first launched in 1984, was held in New York City on October 25th and 26th.

Best of Show

AGTA Spectrum Awards 2015 Best of Show - paraiba tourmaline and diamond ring by Leon Mege


Leon Mege, Leon Mege, Inc. • Platinum ring featuring a 4.71-carat Paraiba tourmaline accented with French-cut diamonds (1.31 ct. tw.) (Winner: Best of Show and Classical - 1st Place)


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Jewel of the Week - Engagement Ring Upgrade: Tacori Full Bloom

Fri, 24 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

An engagement ring upgrade after 5 years of marriage, this week's featured jewel shows us that a beautiful ring is well worth the wait! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling forum!


Tacori Full Bloom Diamond Engagement Ring on Finger - Image by tmot14


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101-Carat Mega Diamond Fetches $4.9 Million at Christie's New York

Thu, 23 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

A 101.36-carat diamond fetched $4.9 million at Christie's New York • Image: Christie's
A 101.36-carat diamond fetched $4.9 million at Christie's New York. Image courtesy of Christie's.


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Nice Bonus! Hari Krishna Exports Rewards 1,200 Employees with Cars, Housing, and Diamond Jewelry

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

Hari Krishna Exports Rewards 1,200 Employees with Cars, Housing, and Diamond Jewelry
Hari Krishna Exports rewards employees at its annual meeting. Visit Hari Krishna Exports on Facebook for more images.


While workers around the world might be wondering about their upcoming holiday bonuses, a Surat-based diamond and jewelry manufacturing company has pulled out all of the stops with an ultimate bonus extravaganza complete with a social message. Hari Krishna Exports has given 1,201 employees cars, housing, vacations, and diamond jewelry to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. The unprecedented "loyalty program" honors employees with outstanding performance, including 100 percent work attendance.


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Bulgari Serpenti Watch and More: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury to Auction Iconic Jewels

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

Bulgari Serpenti turquoise and white enamel watch to be auctioned • Image: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury will be auctioning this Bulgari Serpenti watch on November 27. Image courtesy of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury.


UK-based auction house Dreweatts & Bloomsbury will be auctioning a selection of iconic jewels from renowned jewelers including Bulgari, Jean Schlumberger, and Seaman Schepps, in London on November 27.


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Jewel of the Week - Stunning Champagne Diamond and Rose Gold Engagement Ring

Fri, 17 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

A 5-carat light brown diamond in a delicate rose-gold halo, this week's featured jewel makes us want to pop some champagne! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling forum!


Champagne Diamond Engagement Ring in Rose Gold


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TrueFacet Launches New Buy/Sell Channel for Pre-Owned Designer Jewelry

Thu, 16 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

Designer Jewelry from TrueFacet
TrueFacet has launched a new marketplace for consumers to buy and sell pre-owned designer jewelry. Image courtesy of TrueFacet.


Today TrueFacet launched a new online marketplace for consumers to buy and sell pre-owned designer jewelry and watches. And as we are a website devoted to jewelry collectors, we thought we'd browse the site to see what they offer and also see how easy it is to sell a pre-loved jewelry piece.


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Video: Patek Philippe Unveils World's Most Complicated Watch, the Grandmaster Chime

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175
Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175 • Image: Patek Philippe


Renowned watchmaker Patek Philippe is commemorating its 175th anniversary with a collection of limited-edition commemorative timepieces. And one of the collection's watches, the incredible Grandmaster Chime, has been billed as the most complicated and elaborate wristwatch in the world.


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Blue Nile Adds Virtual Engagement Ring Try-On to Mobile App

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

Virtual try-on technology is making it easier for online shoppers to check out jewelry styles from anywhere in the world via their mobile devices. And the technology is getting more accurate with each app. Last week, online jewelry retailer Blue Nile launched its new mobile shopping experience with an added virtual try-on feature for iPhones. The feature is now part of Blue Nile's popular "Dream Box" area that displays thousands of engagement rings created by the retailer.


Blue Nile Virtual Try On App Screen Snap


Blue Nile's virtual try-on feature allows you to see multiple engagement-ring styles on an image of your hand. You can adjust and scale the ring to fit your finger for the best "fit."


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Jewel(s) of the Week - A Family of Bling

Fri, 10 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

This week's feature takes the family jewels to the next level--a stunning (blingy) assortment of sparkling diamonds shared by mcblohe! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling forum!


Family of bling - Image by mcblohe


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