Todd Powell

Todd Pownell on Pin Setting Diamonds

Hand-fabricating jewelry in his Cleveland, Ohio studio, designer Todd Pownell is always thinking of new ways to set stones. His recent inspiration comes from loose diamonds. “I’m inspired by those little parcels that hold diamonds,” comments Pownell.

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Tiffany & Company

‘With Love, Since 1837’ Honors Tiffany & Co. Origins

Tiffany & Co. has unveiled a fresh campaign celebrating its long history and the captivating narratives behind its renowned collections. “With Love, Since 1837” is a nod to the company’s start, founded in New York City by Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1837.

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FairMined Gold, Miners

Fairmined Gold – Building Community

When jewelry designer Dana Bronfman first started her eponymous business she was interested in learning more about ethics and sustainability…

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Platinum’s White Wave

If you follow fashion at all, you can’t help but notice the plethora of white metallics that have come down the runways – whether its clothes, handbags, shoes or accessories the white wave is here.

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Five Trailblazing Jewelry Designers for International Women’s Day

Today we reflect on some past pioneers who redefined the boundaries of craftsmanship and artistic expression in the world of jewelry, leaving behind a legacy of innovation, elegance, and timeless beauty – and smashing through the glass ceiling on behalf of women everywhere.

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We Dream in Colour

Celebrating 10 Brilliant Designers in Black History Month

From cherished heirlooms steeped in family history to the everyday necklace that becomes a personal talisman, jewelry possesses a remarkable […]

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Cartier

Richemont Reports Surging 4Q Jewelry Sales

Richemont’s best performing division was jewelry during the the last quarter of 2023. Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Buccellati collectively experienced a 6% year-on-year increase in sales, reaching $4.31 billion for the three months ending December 31.

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Suzanne Martinez

Color On The Rise

Color is an important part of our lives, it speaks to us and allows us to express our individuality, something we can define though our favorite colored gemstones.

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74 ct Diamond Necklace Headlines HK’s Magnificent Jewels Auction

See the internally flawless fancy vivid yellow diamond set in a diamond studded necklace that will headline Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction this weekend, with a high estimate of $5.1 million USD, and more popular lots.

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What A Gem – Get to Know Jewelry Designer Ray Griffiths

Born in Sydney and now based in New York City, designer Ray Griffiths is known for his bold, gem-forward pieces, which always give the stone or stones pride of place, from kaleidoscopic opals to turquoise the size (and color) of robin’s eggs.

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Sapphire, Ruby & Diamond Rings Lead Bonham’s Auction

A Ruser ring with a 21.15 carat sapphire and diamond side stones set in platinum surpassed its pre-sale estimate by four times, commanding $127,500 when the gavel fell at Bonham’s California Jewels auction in Los Angeles.

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7 Fun Facts about Sapphire, Birthstone of September

As the leaves begin to change color and summer’s warmth yields to the crispness of autumn, September ushers in a new season of beauty and wonder. It is a month of transition, and fittingly, its birthstone, the sapphire, embodies the very essence of this change. Here are several fun facts and historical points of interest about this remarkable gemstone.

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4 Fun Facts about Peridot, Birthstone of August

Peridot, with its vibrant green hue, is a gem that has captivated human hearts for centuries. Celebrated in ancient times as the “gem of the sun,” peridot’s color ranges from deep green to yellow-green or greenish-yellow. Beyond its visual allure, peridot enjoys a fascinating history and an association with metaphysical and healing properties.

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The Unique Beauty of Inclusions

It all started in 2008/2009 when the global economy went into a downward spiral that launched a new jewelry trend. Many people were unemployed and those who were employed chose to wear jewelry that was more understated. Enter the highly included diamond.

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5 Must-See High Jewelry Collections From Paris Couture Week

Every year, while Americans are celebrating the Fourth of July over fireworks, sparklers of an entirely different variety descend on Paris around the same time. Known as Paris Couture Week, this important summertime event is when some of the most influential fine jewelry houses unveil their high jewelry collections to buyers, press and other VIPs.

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Blue Sapphire

$1M ‘Royal Sapphire’ helps Christie’s to $12M total in Paris

A vintage sapphire weighing 7.58 carats, previously connected with a royal family, sold for more than three times its low valuation, helping Christie’s fetch a record-setting $12.03 million – well exceeding the sale’s $9.8 million upper presale estimate.

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IGI Returns to Jewelry Shanghai 2023

IGI China returned to the stage at Jewelry Shanghai 2023 after a three-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. The institute showcased the latest developments in the lab-grown diamond sector, all categories of IGI reports, and hosted a thought-leadership seminar.

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What a Gem: Chinese Jewelry Artist Dickson Yewn

In 2011, Chinese jewelry artist Dickson Yewn was relatively unknown beyond the most exclusive collecting circles. Then First Lady Michelle Obama was photographed wearing one of his rings during a state dinner. It was the celebrity moment that put him on the map.

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Watch! Video Shorts of Model Shoots from IGI D Show

Enjoy a series of video shorts featuring some of the beautiful jewelry models and dazzling adornments appearing at the first international IGI D Show this weekend at the Hilton Dubai, Al Habtoor City in Dubai, UAE.

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Bulgari Laguna Blu travels to Met Gala, then Auction

The 11.16 carat Bulgari Laguna Blu, the most valuable gemstone ever sold by Bulgari, will go to auction in Geneva May 12, with a pre-sale estimate of more than $25 million. With this announcement, Sotheby’s is poised to complete a trifecta of extraordinary, record breaking colored stone sales.

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Tiffany & Co. Reopens New York ‘Landmark’ on Fifth Avenue

Tiffany & Co. has made a comeback in New York after four years of construction and relocation, and will open to the public tomorrow, with a number of changes. The Fifth Ave location is now called “The Landmark,” setting it apart from other locations.

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IGI D Show

First International IGI D Show occurring in Dubai May 5-7

The first international edition of the popular IGI D Show will take place from May 5-7 in Dubai, UAE. Over 100,000 designs from 33 jewelry manufacturers will be on display for representatives from more than 150 prominent retail brands and chain stores.

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Christie’s $150M ‘Largest and most valuable collection’ to sell in May

Christie’s is preparing for what may be a record-breaking jewelry sale featuring The World of Heidi Horten, a two-part live auction boasting over 700 pieces of exquisite high jewelry from the estate of the late European collector.

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