GOLD SHEEN SAPPHIRES - REVISITING THIS NEW SPECIES
Discovered in a remote part of Kenya about a decade ago, a new species of sapphire first came onto the market in 2014. Realizing the potential of these rough gems when he first saw them, Tanzim Khan, a Bangkok-based gem dealer, purchased the mine's entire production.
BROOCHING THE SUBJECT...
The brooch has been enjoying renewed interest over the last few years. From its utilitarian roots in the Bronze Age to today’s beautiful designs in precious gems, the brooch has seen its popularity rise and fall. Today, though, we can definitely say it is worth brooching the subject.
THE JOURNEY TOWARDS RESPONSIBILITY
Today, consumers are increasingly concerned about the environmental and social impact of the products they buy—from clothing to footwear, from food to beverages, and, yes, from gemstones to finished jewelry. Richa Goyal Sikri examines some of the efforts involved in responsible and ethical sourcing of gemstones. Read More
LAS VEGAS JEWELRY WEEK - CREATIVE COLOR, MIXED SALES
Held at the end of May 2019, the annual Jewelry Week in Las Vegas has become a fixture on the North American jewelry calendar. It covers everything from cash-and-carry mass-production items to elaborate one-of-a-kind designer creations. Here is a look at some of the beautiful creations seen during the week. Read More
THE EVOLUTION OF GEMSHADES
Artist Naomi Hinds gives new meaning to the term "Through Rose-Colored Glasses" with her original sunglasses made of gemstones. Read More
REVISITING COLOMBIA'S EMERALD MINES
Having visited several of the major emerald mines in Colombia a few years ago, I was delighted to return to the nation recently to see new mines and revisit others. Read More