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How to Travel Brazil: Gemstones Edition

Brazil is a tropical locale well-known for exotic animals and plants, futból, sandy beaches, and jungle-clad mountains. Some of these mountains rise like monuments in the middle of cities, such as Sugarloaf Mountain in the ever-colorful and playful Rio de Janeiro. The country also contains the renowned Amazon River, not to mention superb gemstones in a kaleidoscope of saturated, luscious colors.


Cushion Cut Diamond: An Old And New Classic

The cushion cut diamond has a long history – it is one of the oldest diamond shapes and cutting styles – and is once again popular. In fact, it was the third most popular diamond shape in 2013 according to a survey conducted by The Knot.


Famous Birthstones: The Rockefeller Sapphire

Blue sapphire has been a symbol of nobility and faithfulness for centuries. Traditionally worn by clergy and royalty, sapphire continues to hold its place as one of the “Big Three” gemstones today (with emerald and ruby being the other two).


Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration: Disney Jewelry for the Child at Heart

The first Disneyland Park, located in Anaheim, California, just turned 60 years old, and The Walt Disney Company is celebrating the anniversary with a year-long “Diamond Celebration”.


American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC): Jewelry as Art

Take some of the world’s greatest jewelry designers. Ask them to create a piece based on the same theme. No rules, no restrictions, no boundaries.

That’s what the American Jewelry Design Council has been doing since 1996. Each year the Council picks a theme – pyramid, tear, wave, puzzle – and challenges its invite-only members to create a piece based on it.

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