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How Technology is Changing Jewelry Design

Something remarkable happened to jewelry design and manufacturing in the past few years – it underwent a technological revolution powered by Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) hardware, such as 3D printers.

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The Classic Chandelier Earring Gets a Modern Makeover

If Queen Latifah is wearing a modern take on chandelier earrings, you can bet they’re in style. Chandelier earrings may be hot now, but they have been depicted in European portraits since the mid-16th century.

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The Seattle Seahawks get their Super Bowl Rings

The reigning world champion Seattle Seahawks sported new Super Bowl rings when they took the field against the Green Bay Packers, kicking off their season with a resounding win.

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The Big Deal about Little Inclusions

Clarity characteristics on a gemstone’s surface are called blemishes. Inside the stone, they are referred to as inclusions.. This post will focus on inclusions and how they are important factors to gem and jewelry professionals and consumers.

Inclusions can be very small, but they mean a lot. In general, the fewer inclusions, the greater the desirability.

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Something Old, Something New: Wedding Jewelry Traditions

The Old English rhyme “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” was intended to bring a bride luck in her marriage. Today, a bride likes to interpret this custom in her own unique way, often through distinctive choices in wedding jewelry. GIA offers some pointers, as well as points of inspiration, for the bride-to-be.

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