Pantone Spring 2015 Colors in Gemstones

Some of us have yet to see our first snowfall, and Pantone is already looking ahead to spring. The Pantone Spring 2015 color palette features warm, neutral tones, soft hues, and minimalistic color choices, inspired by floral art, tropical landscapes, and the serene, ethereal delights often found in nature.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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