Day of the Dead (the Mexican holiday honoring deceased loved ones) lingers long after its passing at GIA’s world headquarters with Faces of Eternity – a collection of 15 gem skulls by Peruvian artist and master carver Luis Alberto Quispe.Read More >>
More than a century after Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published, fascination with vampires continues, as seen in film, television, fiction, fashion, and jewelry.
Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series has not only dominated the New York Times Best Seller list and the box office, it’s also unleashed a torrent of vampire-themed shows and movies, including Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and coming in 2014, Vampire Academy.Read More >>
Black never goes out of fashion, and this season it’s taking a prominent place in fashion trends, especially in jewelry.
Black diamonds. Black pearls. Black spinel. The love of black-color gems and jewelry ranges from the most affordable to the most luxurious, and for good reason. It’s incredibly versatile. It’s the color of sophistication and elegance. It’s both edgy and timeless.Read More >>
Fall brings the turning of leaves, the golden glow of pumpkins, and the warmth of fires in the fireplace. While yellow is often associated with the sunny skies of summer, its warm tone is a natural autumn hue, and this fall’s auctions have a number of spectacular yellow diamonds that are fitting for the season.Read More >>
If you’ve always been captivated by the world of fine jewelry, the movies are a great place to start. A four-part documentary series that whisks viewers behind the scenes of 13 iconic jewelry houses around the world, Masters of Dreams captures the global process of making fine jewelry, rendered in exquisite, breathtaking detail. In addition to showcasing jewelry houses ranging from Bulgari to Verdura, the series highlights legendary families, gemstone hunters, and innovative designers.Read More >>
Earlier this month, Pantone—the worldwide authority on color–determined its color of Spring 2014, called “dazzling blue.” As fashion and home décor designs roll out over the coming months, you will surely see lots of this rich cobalt color, and the fall auctions already have a number of “dazzling blue” pieces up for sale.Read More >>