Why Get Her Jewelry?

For all of you men out there who are thinking of giving Valentine’s Day gifts here is a little hint, women prefer their hearts in gold and gemstones rather than boxes of chocolate.  For all of you women for whom I am speaking –try leaving subtle messages, “you ’re cutting back on your sugar intake” […]

Sardonyx and Onyx in History

The historical uses for Sardonyx and Onyx consists of a long history of use for hardstone carving and jewelry, where it is usually cut as a cabochon or into beads. It has also been used for intaglio and hardstone cameo engraved gems, where the bands make the image contrast with the ground. Some onyx is […]

You Lucky Girl! Your Birthstone is a Diamond!

April babies get one of the most popular and most precious gemstones as their birthstone: the diamond. Diamond jewelry is an ideal gift for a loved one born in April. As the gemstone with the highest rating on Moh’s hardness scale, with a score of 10, diamonds have the unique ability to be cut and […]

Women and Jewelry: Gumuchian

Since the turn of the century, the Gumuchian name has earned a well-established reputation in the diamond and jewelry industry for providing superior craftsmanship and spectacular designs. Jewelry designed by Women for Women – the Gumuchian ladies have been manufacturing high quality jewelry in the U.S. with a commitment to beauty, quality and style for […]

Women and Jewelry: Niki Kavakonis

Exemplifying clean lines and a variety of themes, Niki Kavakonis’ designs can be found on the most stylish of women and men. Born in Canada into a family where Art and Design were both appreciated and promoted, her Greek father (who also worked in the architectural field) was a practicing sculptor, best known for the […]

Women and Jewelry: Pamela Froman

The “Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry Collection” features handmade pieces comprised of a mixture of colored precious metals and exquisite, rare natural stones. Originality and meticulous attention to every detail are hallmarks of Pamela’s signature look; because each item is handmade, no two will ever be identical, even if they are similar in design. This one-of-a-kind, […]

Women and Jewelry: Farah Khan Ali

Farah Khan Ali’s parents Sanjay and Zarine Khan are big on the Bollywood circuit. Her younger sister Suzanne married successful Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan and her brother Zayed is a much drooled-after big screen sex symbol. As a result, Khan Ali’s life is one of flash — be it paparazzi cameras, sequined body con dresses […]

Women and Jewelry: Vanessa Alfaro

Vanessa Alfaro was born and raised in Cochabamba, Bolivia. At the tender age of 17, she began an extensive career in modeling. Gracing the covers of varies magazines and newspapers; also, participating on several fashion runways and competing in numerous beauty pageants. Her achievements included her being crowned Queen among models and in Bolivia the […]

Women and Jewelry: Carolina Herrera

Venezuelan fashion designer Carolina Herrera (born 1939) ran a thriving fashion empire centered around her designer clothing line that consistently won praise for its elegant, feminine lines after its launch in 1980. The longtime New Yorker was regularly hailed in the media as one of the city’s most elegant women and was well-respected inside its […]

Women and Jewelry: Coreen Simpson

Coreen Simpson’s illustrious career began as a photojournalist covering political dignitaries, cultural icons, musicians, athletes and special events in New York, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.  Ms. Simpson became one of a handful of female photographers on regular assignment covering the Fashion Collections in Paris and New York.  Her images have appeared in Vogue, […]