High Jewelry x Cannes 2021

Finally we are experiencing a real red carpet event since pandemic at 74th Festival de Cannes without social distancing and masks, after months of virtual shows and red carpets, it is so refreshing to see celebrities mingle like old times and put on glorious haute couture and haute joaillerie to...

Ruby; The King of Gems

July birthstone is Ruby, therefore I am going to share a brief background on rubies, the most coveted gemstone in history. Ruby is from , a variety of the mineral corundum, same mineral as sapphire. Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems, together with sapphire, emerald, and diamond. The word ruby comes...

PEARL 101

To celebrate the month of June, let's have a closer look at this month's birthstone: Pearl!  Here is a 101 to the enchanting world of pearls with a deeper look into their formation, properties, various types and some of the most unforgettable pearl jewelry to date. FORMATION: Pearl is a...

Iconic Red Carpet Jewelry Moments 2011-2020

Over the past decade, there were hundreds of red carpet events and each had stars dripping in gems and jewelry. Here is a highlight of each year from 2011-2020 chosen from many events and pieces. In my opinion, featured pieces are the most iconic red carpet jewelry in the past...

10 Year Anniversary of Champagne Gem

10 years since realization of an idea that shaped on a beach, and it’s been quite a journey. I want to take this time to look back and share the story of how, when and why with you. Before walking down memory lane, I would like to thank three key...

DIAMONDS ACROSS TIME: Q & A WITH ALEX POPOV

Recently The World Diamond Museum (WDM) published its first proprietary publication: "Diamonds Across Time". I had the pleasure of interviewing Alex Popov, founder of The World Diamond Museum in regard to the book and his opinion on future of the diamond industry and challenges ahead. ||From Alex Popov's perspective, the...

THE CARTIERS: Q & A WITH FRANCESCA CARTIER BRICKELL

By now you must have heard of the "The Cartiers: The Untold Story of The Family Behind The Jewelry Empire" written by Francesca Cartier Brickell, granddaughter of Jean-Jacques Cartier. Since the publishing of the book in November 2019 there have been dozens of interviews, book signings and events around this must...

The Heart of Oklahoma Diamond meets The Art of A Handmade Masterpiece

On November 14th during a marvelous evening filled with art, music and ballet, Harry Kotlar in partnership with B.C. Clark unveiled a handmade masterpiece that is cradling The Heart of Oklahoma Diamond! Mitchell Clark, Coleman Clark, Czarah Cabrera, Ace Salvador, David Wiener - Photography by LuxiereThe MasterpieceMitchell Clark, Coleman Clark,...

Natural Diamonds – Why Should You Care?

A Visit to De Beers’ Venetia Diamond Mine in South Africa The diamond mining industry has been long regarded as one of the most prestigious resource mining operations, and for good reason. Such precious stones have been created by Mother Nature, over the course of millions of years, in a...