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 in the world as shared through the eyes of her mother.       Taking…

A Gorgeous Collection of Marvelous Jewels

Very little exists on its website, or anywhere else on the web, of the next-to-priceless jewels that make up the Stephen Russell collection.  This wonderful curator of antique and fine jewelry is among the very few dealers whose devotion to discretion has helped retain their reputation as a cache of marvelous jewelry.  To see the exemplary Stephen…

Fair Trade Jeweler Greg Valerio Honored by Queen Elizabeth

He is recognized for his contributions to fair trade in the U.K., East Africa, and Colombia Jewelry is worn to beautify. There is no beauty in exploitation. —Greg Valerio   The radiance of the tulip setting allows light to refract beautifully throughout this ring. A balanced tapered daylight court setting enables the 1/2 carat of diamonds…

These Most Incredible Jewels are One-of-a-kind Creations

There’s nothing quite like a one-of-a-kind creation. Something that belongs only to you, replicated by some, maybe, but never quite the same. Original thoughts from the mind of a genius, molded, crafted, and decorated with the most shiny, sparkly gemstones. One-of-a-kind earrings in 18k white gold with 79.13 cts. t.w. emeralds, 3.6 cts. t.w. pink sapphires, and 5.39…

Buccellati Where The Finest Italian Jewelry Is Made

Milan is known as Italy’s most metropolitan city and is a place where historical structures age amidst modern architecture. This is the backdrop of where the country’s leading fashion and bank professionals are hard at work in a city steeped in tradition and aimed at the future. Travel to Via Monte Napoleone (a street) and…

A misunderstood, and sometimes misidentified, gemstone, the fiery colours of spinel are in a class of their own

  With its vibrant, saturated hues, spinel – more rare than rubies, sapphires or emeralds – has been a misunderstood, and sometimes misidentified, gemstone.     Its wide array of colours, from deep crimson to pastel blues, as well as pink, purple, grey and black, makes it a perfect impostor for other stones. Many famous…

Victor Velyan jewelry: the larger than life LA designer with a passion for metallurgy

  Victor Velyan jewelry: Best known for the unique patina of his jewels, Victor Velyan’s passion for rare colored gemstones and metallurgy has earned him a following of dedicated fans. Victor Velyan’s jewelry is for women who aren’t afraid to make a statement. Take his jellyfish necklace, for example. The latest in a series of wild, often poisonous, animal jewels,…

Estate 3.43 ct VVS Natural Green Tourmaline Diamond 14k Yellow Gold Vintage Ring

3.43 Carat Certified Green Tourmaline & Diamond Cocktail Ring. This dazzling green tourmaline specimen is a large “3.25 carats” with exceptional near flawless “VVS2” clarity and a rich VIVID Green Color confirming its inherent beauty. The estate ring is set with .18 carats of gorgeous SI1-I1 clarity G-H near colorless round brilliant accent diamonds that…

The Superstitious History of Opal Jewelry

Birthstone of October, color-changing opals are one of the most widely loved gems by antique jewelry aficionados and modern jewelry designers alike.     Like other gems with unique histories, the opal, October’s birthstone, is filled with a rich narrative past. Through ancient times and different cultures, this intriguingly mysterious and fiery stone, with its…