The Istanbul Jewelry Show March 2014

Yes –We were there and it was amazing! Turkey is the second biggest exporter and third largest manufacturer of gold in the world, so it stands to reason that the Istanbul Jewelry Show was huge. And huge it was! The convention was spread out over 60,000 square meters and over 12,000 exhibitors from all over the world attended.

We were impressed by the positive and rapid growth in the 3D jewelry design…

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The Luck O’ the Irish

Get your green on everyone! It’s St. Patrick’s Day!

And just who was St. Patrick? The most-commonly recognized Patron Saint of Ireland, that’s who! He’s also credited with ridding all of Ireland of its snakes. (A bit of tall-tale, obviously).

So along with leprechauns, four-leaf clovers, eating corn-beef cabbage, and wearing green, why not celebrate St. Patrick’s day and get yourself a little ‘luck o’ the Irish’ by having a special St. Patrick’s piece of…

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Advice about Jewelry from Mark Twain

“Let us not be too particular. It is better to have old, second hand diamonds than none at all.”

The quote by Mark Twain above holds true for any gem, of course, especially when it’s highlighted by a beautiful jewelry design. So, which 3D jewelry design would you prefer for your diamond or gemstone?

Can’t decide? Then place a custom order.

Custom design from scratch? Check. Improve upon a design? Check Copy a…
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Did you know that March has two Birthstones?

 

Both gems are beautiful, especially when set in an elegant piece of jewelry. Which design would you choose?

The traditional birthstone is the beautiful aquamarine. Ancient Greek and Roman sailors believed the aquamarine stone would help protect them on their journeys. Its color is light blue or sea-green, hence it’s Latin-based name, which means ‘sea water’.

“A March born shall always be Soothed by Aqua, gem of sea, This mermaid’s treasure stone you…

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Time for some more fun Jewelry facts!

1. Small wonder they’re so valuable! Most Diamonds are 1-3 Million years old. That’s impressive!

2. The color of gold: Pure Gold is always yellow, but it can be changed by adding in different metals. This is how we get white gold, red gold, pink cold, green gold, etc.

3. Jewelry slang: Popular slang terms for jewelry include bling bling, ice, kandi, and rock.

4. Movies anyone??? In the musical “Moulin Rouge”, Nicole Kidman wore…

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Coming Attraction!

 

The newest feature heading to Jewelrythis is the ability to customize orders! That’s right, very soon we will add a custom design option. You will be able to request a custom-made design, improve a design that you already have, and even attach a picture of a jewelry piece that you would like our designers to model, and request a quote! You’ll also be able to provide special instructions and specify exact attributes. Just tell…

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Valentine’s Day Countdown…

Need a little Valentine’s Day inspiration? Maybe some fun facts about this popular holiday will help:

1. Over 50 million roses are given each year around the world for Valentine’s Day.

2. Every Valentine’s Day, 1000 letters are addressed to Juliet and sent to the Italian city of Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s famous romance, “Romeo and Juliet”.

3. The most monumental gift of love is the Taj Mahal in India,…

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Fun facts about February’s Birthstone: The Amethyst

“The February-born shall find

Sincerity and peace of mind,

Freedom from passion and from care,

If they an amethyst will wear.”

(author unknown)

1. The word ‘amethyst’ comes from the Greek word, ‘amethystos’, which means ‘sober’. The ancient Greeks believed that the amethyst protected them from becoming drunk. In fact, the practice of drinking wine from cups made from…

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News Round up on Jewelry Trends for 2014

We thought it might be fun (and helpful) to list some of the top jewelry fashions trending in 2014. Designers – take note!

Statement pieces but with a more dainty and finer quality. More experimental colors and hues, and textures including subtle mixtures. More purple, fuchsia, colored stones due to Pantene’s choice of ‘Radiant Orchid’ as the Color of the Year. More chains, hoop earrings, and pearls. Engagement rings with more unique designs. Cocktail rings…
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January’s Birthstone

“By her who is this month was born

No gem save garnets shall be worn

They will ensure her constancy

True friendship and fidelity”

Since January’s birthstone is the garnet, we thought it might be fun to include a few interesting facts about this lovely stone. For example, did you know that, while garnets are usually red, they can also come…

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