Jewelry Blog

Rio Tinto’s Rare Red and Pink Diamonds Take Flight

Mon, 18 Aug 2014
By Erika Winters

Argyle Cardinal • 1.21-carat fancy red diamond • Image: Rio Tinto Diamonds
Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender 2014: Argyle Cardinal, a 1.21-carat fancy red diamond • Image courtesy of Rio Tinto Diamonds


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Bonhams to Auction Agatha Christie’s Hidden Diamond Jewels

Wed, 13 Aug 2014
By Erika Winters

Agatha Christie's diamond brooch and 3-stone ring • Image: Bonhams
Agatha Christie's 19th-century diamond brooch and diamond three-stone ring will be auctioned at Bonhams in October. Image courtesy of Bonhams.


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Finders Keepers: Hunt Still On for Free £12,000 Diamond in England

Mon, 11 Aug 2014
By Erika Winters

1.14-carat cushion-cut diamond valued at £12,000 from 77 Diamonds
1.14-carat cushion-cut diamond valued at £12,000 from 77 Diamonds


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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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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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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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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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Omi Privé Receives First-Ever Platinum Craftsmanship Award at JCK

Wed, 18 Jun 2014
By Erika Winters

Colombian emerald earrings by Omi Privé
Omi Privé's 13.6-carat Colombian emerald earrings were among the four designs that won PGI's new Platinum Craftsmanship Award


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122.52-Carat Blue Diamond Recovered at Petra’s Cullinan Mine

Mon, 16 Jun 2014
By Erika Winters

122.52-carat  blue diamond recovered at the Cullinan mine • Image Petra Diamonds
122.52-carat blue diamond recovered at the Cullinan mine


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Back from Jewelry Market Week in Las Vegas!

Tue, 03 Jun 2014
By Erika Winters

...and we're back! I'm still unpacking and going through pics, but over the next few weeks I'll be sharing designer features from the JCK and Couture jewelry shows. This year we also had the pleasure of exploring the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show, where we saw some exquisite antique jewels--including the Victorian diamond tiara below from M. Khordipour.


Victorian Diamond Tiara from M. Khordipour • Image: Erika Winters
Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show • Victorian diamond tiara from M. Khordipour • Image: Erika Winters


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