Jewelry Blog

Valentine Jewelry Gifts: 9 Diamond Hearts for Your Love

Mon, 02 Feb 2015
By Erika Winters

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so naturally we have hearts on the brain--but hearts of the sparkling kind! From classic looks to dainty and vintage-inspired, here are 9 gorgeous heart-shaped jewels all set with diamonds. We are in love with Erica Molinari's winged heart charm, which can be worn on a long chain or on a cord as shown below. And the innovative Wendy Brandes has created a pave-diamond heart pendant that twists to form an oval, so you get two looks in one piece--so cool! For those who love all things vintage-inspired, Rhonda Faber Green's "Filagreen" heart pendant is pure romance in a jewel! There are so many hearts to love! Check out some of our favorites.


'Filagreen' heart pendant by Rhonda Faber Green
"Filagreen" heart pendant by Rhonda Faber Green


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Delicate Delights: 9 Rose Gold Jewels for Valentine’s Day

Fri, 23 Jan 2015
By Erika Winters

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so if you are looking for a jewelry piece for a special someone, we have some lovely ideas for you--all in rose gold! From delicate diamond rings to petite pendants and studs, the following looks are perfect in pink gold.


Gray Angel rose-cut necklace by Rebecca Overmann
Gray Angel rose-cut necklace by Rebecca Overmann


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Stocking Stuffers: Warm Your Ears with 6 Sweet Earring Jackets

Wed, 17 Dec 2014
By Erika Winters

Baby, it's cold outside, and what better way to warm your ears than with a pair of sparkling earring jackets! In recent years earring jackets have seen a huge revival, and some designers are taking jackets to the next level with styles that rest just under the earlobe--and are meant to be worn alone. Asymmetrical earrings are everywhere now, so a jacket is a great way to try on the style--with just a little assembly required. You simply slip your stud through the small hole, attach the backing, and presto! A new earring look! All you need is a pair of studs to get started.


Whiteflash large clover diamond earring jackets in 18k white gold

Whiteflash large clover diamond earring jackets in 18k white gold


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Holiday Jewelry Gifts 2014: 9 Earrings in Gorgeous Gold Under $900

Wed, 03 Dec 2014
By Erika Winters

The holiday season is officially ON, and to celebrate we'll be sharing a few gift guides for those who need a little inspiration! So to kick things off, we're featuring 9 designer earring looks in gorgeous gold.


Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide - 9 Stackable Rings under $1,750


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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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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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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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Argyle Pink Diamonds Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Diamond Plume Pendant

Thu, 21 Aug 2014
By Erika Winters

The Argyle Pink Plume limited edition pendant: Image by Rio Tinto Diamonds
The Argyle Pink Plume limited edition pendant: Image courtesy of Rio Tinto Diamonds


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Bridal Delights: Q&A with Christine Huber, Designer of Yael’s Novelique Collection

Thu, 14 Aug 2014
By Erika Winters

First, it was such a pleasure meeting jewelry artist Christine Huber, who collaborated with Yael Designs on the company's new Novelique Collection, at the JCK show earlier this summer. Christine's energy and passion for jewelry is so inspiring, and her conversation is so engaging, that we left the booth at Yael Designs feeling a special kinship with this talented designer.


Yael Designs Novelique Collection: engagement ring style 09282 • Image Erika Winters
Novelique Collection: engagement ring style 09282 in 18k white gold • Images by Erika Winters at JCK 2014


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