Floral Jewelry and the Secret Messages of Flowers

When it comes to jewelry design motifs, flowers are – pardon the pun – perennial favorites. These delicate creations inspire jewelry designers to capture their fleeting beauty into timeless jewelry. Because flowers are so rich in symbolism, they make for thoughtful gifts for your loved ones and you.

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Famous Birthstones: Peridot – The Green Goddess

The August birthstone is sometimes referred to as the extreme gem due to the fact that peridot is found in volcanic rock and meteorites. The word peridot comes from the Arabic faridat which means gem.

Do you have an August birthday and call peridot your birthstone? Celebrate this month in style with a look at one of the world’s finest peridot gems, The Green Goddess.

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Van Gogh’s The Starry Night and the Starry Night Sapphire

July 29th marks the 125th anniversary of the passing of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). GIA offers a tribute to the great artist by celebrating his beloved painting, The Starry Night, and its dazzling companion piece, the Starry Night Sapphire – a 112 carat star sapphire.

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2015 Summer Auction Showcase: Exquisite Gemstones Dazzle with a Record-Breaking Streak

Throughout the year, Christie’s and Sotheby’s feature auction pieces that are some of the best jewelry from throughout history. Earlier this spring we featured two historic gemstones that were auctioned at Sotheby’s Geneva on May 12, and also reported on other gemstones and jewelry that sold for record-breaking prices at auction. Here, we round out our auction series with more recent pieces that made quite a splash at Christie’s auctions this past June.

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Hot Gemstones

We’re always on the lookout for trends, and we spotted a fun one. Several gemstones that never had much cachet are now in vogue. These beauties have been showing up on the runway and in fashion magazines.

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Celebrate Flower Power with a Gemstone Flower Ring

Flower jewelry has the power to inspire rebirth and renewal anytime of year. Its charming characteristics perfectly match the tastes of the glamorous and fashion-forward.

Whether at a gala or just for the everyday, wearing flower rings is a way to channel spring’s vibrancy and add color to your wardrobe.

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