The Straight, Clean Lines, and Simple Geometric Form of the Gorgeous Baguette Cut Gem

The baguette cut is named due to its long, rectangular shape after the French word baguette, for “long rod”, coming down from the Latin baculum, meaning “a stick”. This cut came out of the 1920s and 1930s, as a fashion … Continued

The Gorgeous Orange and Padparadscha Sapphire

The Gorgeous Orange Sapphire owes its color to the additional trace elements of chromium and iron in its formation, and ranges in hue from pale orange to a vivid reddish-orange, or a deep orange with brownish overtones. Though once considered … Continued

The Alluring Sapphire and Diamond Combination

  The allure of sapphire and diamond jewelry is strong among jewelry enthusiast. Sapphire and diamonds in jewelry have always been a popular combination with the deep blue hues of sapphires contrasting the sparkling diamonds wonderfully.  One of the most … Continued

The Allure of Old Diamond Cuts

“Like detectives, diamond experts rely on descriptions and images of jewelry in old paintings, catalogs, and diaries to understand what the first cut diamonds looked like.”   Over the past few years there has been a marked increase in the … Continued

Red Heart Jewelry For Valentine’s Day

Red heart pierced by the Cupid’s arrow is a traditional symbol of Valentine’s Day. Heart symbolizes love and giving someone a heart means to hand over one’s existence to someone. A heart pierced by a Cupid’s arrow means that when … Continued

Purple Spinel The Highly Sought After Gem

Spinel is generally highly sought after by gem connoisseurs, and well-formed spinel crystals are in high demand among collectors.  Spinel that has no inclusions visible to the eye is more valuable than spinel with inclusions that can be seen. The … Continued

Emeralds In All Their Grandeur

Emeralds are the green variety of the mineral beryl, whose more-common blue counterparts are known as aquamarines.  Emeralds are fascinating gemstones deriving its name from Greek word smargdos, which means green stone.  While the first emerald mine is often said … Continued

Bulgari Creates Beautiful Glistening Jewelry

    Glistening bright colors, bold contrasts and profuse proportions are Bulgari style through and through.  Bulgari is the brand that brought sparkle to ‘la dolce vita’ with their cascades of colorful cabochon cut sapphires, thick gold chokers set with ancient … Continued

Gorgeous Jewelry Designs by Judith Ripka

Award-winning designer Judith Ripka inspires those who appreciate style, design and uncompromising quality. Taught to see the beauty in all the little things around us by her mother, each piece of jewelry Judith designs is an expression of the beauty … Continued

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