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To Restore Olympic Shine, Start with the Medals

Jewelry News | Fri, Mar 7, 2014

It’s now clearer than ever that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a dubious decision when it put Vladimir Putin in a position to host the Winter Olympics. Putin used the Games to bolster his reputation in Russia—all while blanketing ...

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10 Amazing Retro Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Mar 6, 2014

Antique jewelry from the Retro era, which spanned the period from the mid-1930s until the 1950s, is exuberant, creative and anything but understated. During World War II and the post-war years people craved glamour, and Retro-era engagement rings ...

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10 Stylish and Unique “Something Blue” Ideas

Love & Wedding | Fri, Feb 28, 2014

The tradition that a bride wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” is thought to date to Victorian England. The blue item in this rhyme is meant to represent love and fidelity, two virtues which have long been ...

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Matching Wedding Bands

Love & Wedding | Fri, Feb 28, 2014

There are countless options for wedding rings these days—for women and men alike. The variety of styles available provides ample opportunity for brides and grooms to express their individuality and taste through their wedding band selection. Many ...

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Edwardian Jewelry 101

Styles & Trends | Thu, Feb 27, 2014

  As a culture it seems like we have a crush on the styles of a century ago. The fourth season of Downton Abbey just wrapped up with its highest ratings ever, and Edwardian-era rings and pendants are among the most sought after styles in our ...

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Simple Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Feb 27, 2014

While some people live their lives striving for the intricate and the elaborate, others discover profound beauty in simplicity. Just look at the spare prose of Hemingway, the large swaths of color in a Mark Rothko painting, or the graceful minimalism ...

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Amazon Gold Mines Rely on Forced Child Labor

Jewelry News | Tue, Feb 25, 2014

When he was 16, a teenager in Peru named Oscar decided to take a job at a gold mining camp in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon. Oscar’s cousin had convinced him to take the job, telling him that he would be paid in valuable chunks of ...

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Falling in Love with Filigree Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Feb 20, 2014

As antique, vintage, and vintage-inspired engagement rings continue to soar in popularity, there has been more interest in a special design element, filigree, which is often included in antique designs. Filigree rings offer a delicate, lacy beauty ...

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Our Favorite Bloggers “Create a Little Love”

Styles & Trends | Wed, Feb 19, 2014

For Valentine’s Day we asked some of our favorite bloggers to “create a little love” by visually and verbally expressing what love means to them.  We (no surprise) loved the results!  These inspired bloggers revealed their passions in ways ranging ...

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Celtic Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Wed, Feb 19, 2014

Celtic inspired rings are as popular today as they ever have been. Inspired by legacy and tradition, our Celtic engagement rings are infused with contemporary style and a fresh sensibility. ...

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