The Magic of Micro-Mosaic Jewelry

“How did they make that?” It’s a common question that is asked the first time one sees micro-mosaic jewelry.

The astonished reaction is understandable. A square inch of micro-mosaic jewelry can have as many as 1,400 pieces of tesserae (a small pieces of glass, stone, or or tile) in just one square inch, and can shimmer in a dazzling variety of hues.


Getting Dressed for the Emmys

Congratulations! You’ve just been invited to the Emmys – and now you need some spectacular jewelry for your walk down the red carpet.

A-list celebrities have a foolproof system for adorning themselves in jewels. Now that you have to get ready for the evening’s award ceremonies and after-parties, you’ll want to use their tried-and-true methods.


Getting Geometric with Jewelry Design

Jewelry made of simple shapes has been cycling in and out of fashion for centuries, and it’s currently in vogue with designers and fashionistas.


Men’s Jewelry: Alternative Jewelry Metals

Allow us to introduce you to these alternative jewelry metals; ceramic, tungsten carbide, cobalt, titanium, and stainless steel. Collectively, these alternative metals have become a big hit in men’s jewelry, especially men’s wedding bands, as well as other types of jewelry.


GIA’s First-Hand Account of JCK Las Vegas 2014

If you love gems and jewelry, look no further than JCK Las Vegas.

JCK Las Vegas is the gem and jewelry industry’s largest trade-only event in the U.S  For four days, more than 2,500 exhibitors descend on Las Vegas, showing their wares to thousands of buyers looking for the next big thing. It’s where trends are born and the next hot designer finds an audience. What’s popular at this show is likely to appear in jewelry display cases come the next holiday gift-buying season. Here are some of GIA’s key takeaways from attending the event.


Majestic Jadeite Breaks Records at Auction

Jadeite, the king of all jade, stole the show at Sotheby’s Hong Kong spring auction on April 7, 2014. Nearly 80% of 36 jadeite pieces available sold over their estimates, highlighting the recent incredible demand for the gem. The Hutton-Mdivani necklace (shown above), once owned by socialite and Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton received the most attention at the auction earning a world auction record for any jadeite jewelry. It was purchased by the Cartier Collection for a record-setting $27.4 million (214,040,000 HKD).

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