Our Sincere Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and a Wonderful New Year

Like most people, as the current year winds down and the New Year draws closer, we here at Jewelrythis like to take the time to reflect on the year not only personally, but professionally too. This year at Jewelrythis, we saw a lot of changes and feel we have a lot to be grateful for.

For starters, we proudly and with much anticipation, launched our Producethis service, which lets you use the Jewelrythis platform to…

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Jewelry Destination: Rome, Italy

 

The Colosseum – one of Rome’s many famed attractions

At first glance, Rome can be overwhelming in all of its glory. You may find yourself focusing on its architecture, food, the Vatican City, fashion, the people, not stopping to think that it could be a jewelry (“gioielli” in Italian) hotspot with artisanal designs and traditional pieces waiting to be discovered amongst the chaos of the city. Many of Rome’s jewelers actually studied…

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Attracting and Selling Jewelry to Millennials: A Major Pain Point for Jewelry Retailers

Selling jewelry is a competitive business, made more challenging by a dynamic industry, advances in technology, and a changing buyer profile. One of the most challenging buyer profiles is the millennial shopper. And since millennial shoppers comprise a market segment that just can’t be ignored, today’s post takes a look at what is unique about millennial shoppers and what jewelry retailers need to know about their shopping habits and preferences in order to woo them…

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Jewelrythis announces Art Deco Design Contest Winner Raul Cuevas

Jewelrythis is pleased to announce the winner of our first 3D jewelry design competition, in the Art Deco category: Raul Cuevas; from Madrid, Spain, whose fun high-end designs and range of versatile 3d modeling skills are proudly featured on our site. Raul will receive a $200 cash prize in addition to having his Art Deco mask pendant manufactured to show off and a lifetime Premium account membership on Jewelrythis.com.

Raul Cuevas’s Art Deco…

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Sustainable Jewelry Report: Is Coral a Sustainable Gem?

The use of coral in jewelry goes back to the pre-climate change era, when coral harvesting permits weren’t necessary, when CITES and US Fish and Wildlife didn’t exist, when the global temperature was a few degrees cooler than it is now. Tibetans were some of the first people to make salmon-colored and red coral popular by imported it from the Mediterranean sea (it is now illegal to harvest coral from the Med), using beads with…

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Gemology: Trigons- They May Appear on your Diamond’s Certificate!

You may have noticed that the diamond is the world’s most popular gem, with quite an emotional stigma attached to it, brought about by the large crown jewels worn by royalty and the modern day jewelry industry dating back hundreds of years. Scientifically, the diamond is one of the earth’s most fascinating gems and triangles are an important part of a diamond’s billion-year formation, in the form of trigons.

 

Trigons in…

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Jewelry Destination: Oslo, Norway

Norway is a country of tradition dating back thousands of years. Famous for its Viking history and stories of bravery in exploration, Norway has much to offer in the way of art, food, sports, culture and even jewelry design. Norway’s jewelry design is a lot like its country; it is functional, minimalist and charming with attention to detail. Gold-plating is very popular in Norwegian jewelry design. This is in part due to the traditional brooches…

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Hidden Gems: Germany’s Most Popular Jewelry Destinations

 

There are nooks and crannies of the world where the jewelry industry has been a driving economic influence; in some instances it has been a source of economic wealth for the entire country. Some of these nooks are small cities where you will actually pinpoint specific jewelry techniques, gemstones, and important museum histories. I have been spending the last year accomplishing my jewelry projects and goals in Germany, and have seen some exciting, unexpected…

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Jewelrythis Proudly Sponsored the First Annual Miss Russian San Diego Contest

We are delighted to announce that Jewelrythis was a sponsor of the first, annual Miss Russian San Diego contest. The contest was held at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido on September 16, 2018. It’s mission statement is to inspire “young Russian women to realize that through the expression of their humanitarian and philanthropic hearts, powerful drive and intelligence, initiative to succeed, they can make an amazing and valuable contribution to our community,…

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Coral peridot pearl collar necklace

Gemological Institute of America Museum Review

By Marissa Pearl

Located in Carlsbad, CA, the GIA museum houses a diverse gem and mineral collection. It is home to some of the world’s largest mineral specimens such as agate and quartz displays weighing over 100 LBS. It also houses more obscure gemstones such as; chrysoberyl, fluorite, sphalerite, spinel, mexican fire opal, paraiba tourmaline, and many many more. The gemstones are nicely categorized in an organized academic way, by mineral. These also double as…

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