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...

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...

VICENZAORO 2019

Vicenzaoro September 2019 concluded on September 11th after 5 days exceptional experience from Dalí themed Vicenza " Golden Arts" original installations, thanks to Dalí Universe, a collaboration between Vicenza Municipality and IEG (Italian Exhibition Group) to incredible show venue with 1300 brands participating from 117 countries, showcasing their latest creations,...

Insight Into Diamonds: Part IV, Fancy Color Diamonds

After discussing general diamond grading (white/colorless diamonds) in the earlier post of Insights into Diamonds series, now is the time to have a deeper look into different colors and types of diamonds. Diamond in normal range are colorless through light yellow. Fancy color diamonds are yellow and brown diamonds that...

Insight Into Diamonds: Part III, Grading

It's time to get back into our diamond talk that left off inconclusive last year, without further ado here are two links to refresh your memories about diamonds formation and mining. Now lets get into diamond grading, there are many laboratories who offer diamond grading worldwide, here are to name a...

SAMER HALIMEH; Knightsbridge Flagship Boutique

In the heart of London, Knightsbridge serves as an exclusive residential and high end retail luxury hub located in west London. Walking through Knightsbridge, right before southern entrance to Hyde park you can’t miss the extraordinary rhino sculpture made by Italian artist Stefano Bombardieri suspended on the terrace of Samer...