Hemmerle – True Inspiration

Inspiration : something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create  Hemmerle, is a fourth generation family run jewelry design house located in Munich, Germany. Each jewel is a true work of art. Their work is inspirational. I was blown away by their creations... Continue Reading →

Hope Spinel – An Amazing Color

This rare beautiful spinel gemstone, is called the Hope Spinel and was up for sale at Bonhams London Fine Jewellery Sale If the Hope name sounds familiar it’s because it is also attached to the perhaps the world’s most famous diamond: The Hope Diamond. The 45.52-carat blue diamond is part of the permanent collection in the Smithsonian... Continue Reading →

Moonstone: a Favorite Gemstone

Carved Moonstone from the National Gem Collection Moonstones are beautiful gems from the Earth.  During the summer while researching gemstones for a custom design project, I came across some interesting gemstone facts from AGTA, the American Gem Trade Association. The ancient Romans theorized that moonstone, with its unearthly shimmer, was formed from frozen moonlight. Moonstones come in a... Continue Reading →

Bulgari Jewelry

Bulgari’s High Jewelry Collection Interprets Italian Gardens Just reading the headline from Forbes Magazine brought back fond memories from living in Italy. Anthony deMarco, the author described the latest collection from Bulgari's new jewelry line. Great article and perfect for inspiring good design. Bulgari took to interpreting the structured serenity of Italian gardens of the Renaissance... Continue Reading →

Empress Eugénie’s Natural Pearls

In April 2014 these rare beauties were auctioned by Doyle New York and sold for a record breaking 3.3 plus million dollars, where are they now? According to the Swiss Gemological Institute SSEF, these pearls are natural saltwater pearls with no indications of artificial color modifications. The SSEF added a statement describing them as  “very rare and... Continue Reading →

Pearls Are Here to Stay

Today's pearls...an interesting little article that I recently read from the Forbes Magazine. It made me think about pearls and people I know that like to wear them, tell me, do you like to wear pearls? I know that these ladies like them. "The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, wears elegant pearl drop earrings; America’s First Lady Michelle... Continue Reading →

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