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...

Harry Kotlar: Made By Hand, Shaped By History

Anyone who has ever picked up a celebrity magazine, or watched red carpet interviews, will have heard of the name “Harry Kotlar”. The jewelry brand, so beloved by red carpet stars has been worn by Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Pink, Celine Dion, and even Michelle Obama. It is synonymous with stylish,...

Vicenzaoro 2017

I was both delighted and honored to attend the September edition of Vicenza Oro together with my fellow bloggers and journalists as part of a press contingent. Having attended in the past, I knew I was in for a feast of the best fine jewellery, but still found myself gasping...

Jean Dousset – Creating “Margaret” A Collectable

Jean Dousset is a modern jewelry house with strong roots in classic fine jewelry, located in trendy Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Every single piece of jewelry is created with utmost attention to detail, placing the diamond at the center with exquisite signature details around it. The idea behind “The Collectable”...

Insight Into Diamonds: Part I, Formation

Diamonds…A piece of carbon that makes our hearts jump out of our bodies at the sight of it, with its beautiful brilliance and sparkle! But how much do we really know about diamonds? Here I am going to provide an insight into formation, mining, grading and different types of diamonds...

A Whirlwind Tour of the Miami Design District Jewelry Boutiques

As a Miami Beach resident, I have always been a fan of the wonderful Bal Harbour shops. But one would need to be drinking far too many mojitos not to notice the shift as more and more top tier jewelry houses move their flagship boutiques to the Miami Design District....