The Black Orlov Diamond – Cursed?

The Black Orlov Diamond, also known as the Eye of Brahma Diamond, is a 67.50 carat diamond. It was once part of a 195 carat diamond that legend says was one of the eyes in a statue of Brahma, the Hindu God of Creation, in India. Legend also says the stone was stolen by a […]

November Birthstones – So Many Choices

Those born in November have so many great, affordable choices when picking jewelry featuring their birthstone! With both Topaz and Citrine as their gems, the options are nearly endless. Citrine is known for its beautiful yellow and orange hues. Citrine, derived from the French word citron meaning lemon, can be created by heat treating amethyst […]

All Hallows Eve

Better known to us as Halloween, All Hallows Eve dates back to the day of the Celtic festival of Samhain. The day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the winter which was associated with death. They believed that the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead […]

Styles of Jewelry

While there are many styles of jewelry, we’ll focus on four – Vintage, Classic, Modern and Artisan. Vintage: With inspiration from eras past like Victorian or Edwardian, vintage jewelry often has intricate metalwork and gem placement. Ornate, decorative effects, like halo and pave settings, intricate side diamonds and milgrain beaded accents are part of this […]

The Yin Yang Symbol

A very popular symbol in jewelry, the Yin Yang which dates back to ancient China, represents the idea that an equal balance creates harmony. The two opposite characteristics, the Yin represented in black as the feminine side and Yang represented in white as the masculine side, complement each other and represent the interconnectedness of the […]

Opal and Pink Tourmaline

Those born in October have both a modern and traditional birthstone. October features both opals (traditional) as well as pink tourmaline (modern). Opal’s name originates from the Greek word opallios which means “to see a change in color.” The rainbow of colors seen in opals come from its composition of microscopic silica spheres diffracting light […]

Jewelry in Art

Have you ever been curious about the use of jewelry in art? In addition to adding beauty or showcasing personal and beloved pieces, jewelry was very strategically used in portraiture. It often told of vast wealth and/or power. Queens Victoria and Elizabeth I are great examples of this use of jewelry. In a portrait of […]

Koh-i-Noor Diamond, The Mountain of Light

Centuries of turmoil surround the Koh-i-Noor diamond and the debate over its ownership is still under dispute. The Koh-i-Noor came from India, sifted out of the river sands and is first written about in 1628. The Mughals, who came from Central Asia, invaded India in 1526 and would rule India for 330 years. In 1628, […]

Fall and Winter Jewelry Trends You Don’t Want to Miss

As summer slowly fades into the cooler temperatures of fall, you’ll want to get a jump on the coming trends for the fall and winter season! Here a just a few trends to consider: Chandelier Earrings: Long, often ornate earrings that dangle are just what you need in the coming seasons. Chunky Gold Jewelry: No […]

The Gem of Faithfulness – The Sapphire

September babies are lucky indeed – their birthstone is the beautiful sapphire. Although typically thought of as a rich, blue gem, sapphires actually come in all colors except for red which are called rubies. Sapphires symbolize sincerity, truth, faithfulness and nobility. Royalty have worn sapphires for centuries. The sapphire became a symbol of royal love […]

Call Now Button