Read more about the article Seven Special Rubies to Celebrate July
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Seven Special Rubies to Celebrate July

Happy Birthday, July Babies. You crabs and lions of the zodiac. You lovely summer souls. You, who enjoy a special birthstone with special, distinctive color. The birthstone of July - the ruby!

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Read more about the article RJC releases ‘Create Beautiful’ video at Cannes 2021
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RJC releases ‘Create Beautiful’ video at Cannes 2021

The Responsible Jewelry Council, now approaching 1,500 members, released its latest progress report along with a joint video on sustainability, featuring leaders in the global diamond, jewelry and watch industry citing collective action as an accelerant for positive change.

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Read more about the article Red White & Blue Sparkles in Video for July 4th
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Red White & Blue Sparkles in Video for July 4th

While you're preparing for the big celebration, I thought it would be nice to share some videos featuring iconic dazzling red, white and blue gemstones... Two pieces sold by Christie's and Sotheby's - and a little something to tempt you with, at the end. Enjoy!

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Read more about the article Let’s talk about that Tiffany YELLOW
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Let’s talk about that Tiffany YELLOW

Less than 90 days after Tiffany's Instagram account pulled an April Fools' Day prank, the company made good on their promise of "coming excitement" by fulfilling the Fools' Day foreshadowing with a yellow makeover of their Rodeo Drive boutique. What else are we in store for?

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Read more about the article Launched: New Mandalorian-Themed Jewelry
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Launched: New Mandalorian-Themed Jewelry

Last November Kay Jewelers introduced us to a sparkling sterling silver version of "The Child" from the hit Star Wars series. The jewelers at Kay have now forged six additional pieces commemorating The Mandalorian and its popular characters and icons.

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Home Jewelry Cleaning – Seven Steps to Sparkle

First things first: A friendly reminder not to expose your gemstone jewelry to mechanical cleaners. Traditional oil treatments can be driven out, dulling transparency or color, and many gems can crack or shatter when exposed to sudden temperature changes or ultrasonic bubble implosions. Use these SEVEN STEPS TO SUCCESS for safe home cleaning.

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Read more about the article Christie’s May Jewelry Auctions rake in $140 million
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Christie’s May Jewelry Auctions rake in $140 million

From Switzerland to Hong Kong, Christie's Magnificent Jewels auctions have had a merry month of May, posting record sales of diamonds and iconic jewelry creations, with results from Hong Kong exceeding those of any Christie's jewelry sale for the past four years.

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Read more about the article Historic Emeralds for May Babies to adore
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Historic Emeralds for May Babies to adore

Since May is the fifth month of the year I thought it appropriate to visit five of history's most notable and valuable emerald jewels, beginning with the most expensive emerald piece ever sold at auction and finishing with, perhaps, the most historic of all time. Enjoy.

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Read more about the article LVMH Commits to 100% Traceability by 2030
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LVMH Commits to 100% Traceability by 2030

LVMH has committed to 100% traceability across their strategic supply chains by 2030. The Group is also making traceability an integral part of the customer experience by providing a dedicated…

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Read more about the article Jewelry Sales Super Since Summer
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Jewelry Sales Super Since Summer

US jewelry sales doubled in March 2021, compared to 2020, and were up 30% compared to 2019. This continues a steady trend which actually began last summer.

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Read more about the article A Photo Feast of Luxurious Garnet Jewelry
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A Photo Feast of Luxurious Garnet Jewelry

Cartier, Tiffany, Harry Winston, Louis Vuitton. Those iconic names quickly conjure visions of diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire jewelry, but give the humble garnet its due. This versatile gemstone is…

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IGI Jewelry Design Contest Grand Showcase

In February we announced results from the inaugural IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. We have shared the winners and finalists several at a time in prior posts. Now we are pleased to feature all 26 creations together, bringing our coverage of this uplifting event to a close.

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See Metal I.D. Performed on an Antique Etruscan Necklace

Recently the IGI Lab in Shanghai received an antique Etruscan revival style necklace from the mid to late 19th century. When the necklace was submitted, IGI gemologists immediately understood the reason it was sent for identification: It seemed to weigh less than it should and, therefore, was suspected to be made of gilt copper, rather than gold.

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Read more about the article IGI celebrates Pantone’s Color Of The Year in Gemstones
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IGI celebrates Pantone’s Color Of The Year in Gemstones

Pantone, the international color authority, previously announced its Colors of the Year. Gemologists from IGI Shanghai have provided images and information celebrating 2021's vibrant color: Illuminating Yellow.

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