Category: Contemporary

Buying a diamond engagement ring: 6 C’s

An engagement ring may be the most important jewelry purchase anyone makes. Not only does it represent a lifetime commitment, it may be the only piece of jewelry a woman never removes. Like the marriage itself, it should be beautiful, timeless and able to withstand some hard knocks.

Brad and Angelina design snake jewelry

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have designed a new collection of snake-themed jewels for Asprey. They’re not the first celebs to design pavé snakes and they’re certainly not the first to make wearable serpents – but they are donating profits to a good cause.

November’s birthstone: Citrine

November birthstone citrine is not always easy to spot, ranging from pale buttery shades to deep honey. A few talented goldsmiths are doing amazing things with the whole spectrum.

Award-winning jewelry designs

Spectrum Awards spotlight not only contemporary design but the finest gemstones on the planet. Here are emeralds, rubies and moonstones like you’ve never seen them – and a few gems you probably didn’t know existed.

Nature of Diamonds in Chicago

If you haven’t seen The Nature of Diamonds exhibit, you’ll have one last chance in Chicago, where it opened last week at The Field Museum. Along with fun facts about the history and geology of our favorite sparkly – and…

Christie’s cleans up with diamonds and rare jewels

Diamonds brought big prices at Christie’s New York jewelry sale today and the much publicized 32-carat Annenberg Diamond did not disappoint, selling for $7,698,500, more than twice the low estimate. At $240,000 per carat, the Annenberg sets the world record per-carat…