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Your sneak peek into Jewelry Week!

By Amanda L Colborn May 26 – June 1 is known as “Jewelry Week” this year in Las Vegas, NV. With major trade show events hosted at both Mandalay Bay and the Wynn, you could say that the jewelry industry has taken over the Las Vegas strip.  Many of the exhibitors that have flown to Vegas to showcase their jewelry pieces are none other than American Gem Society members, of course! We are very excited to give you a behind-the-scenes peek into some of the amazing pieces these designers have brought with them! This first image showcases three stunning pieces from Simon

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Famed Diamond Goes on Display in NYC

JCK reports that the 55 ct. Kimberley Diamond is debuting at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City starting this month and running through June 2014. The champagne-colored diamond, which is on loan from the Bruce F. Stuart Trust, will be on display in the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems, a museum spokeswoman says. The exhibit’s curator describes the Kimberly diamond as “virtually flawless,” and is historically important because it was found in the 19th century at the Kimberley Mine in South Africa, also known as “the Big Hole,” one of the first diamond mines of the modern

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Trend Spotting: Black Rhodium

For the last seven days, it has been “Jewelry Week” in Las Vegas. JCK, the largest jewelry show in the US, hosted over 20,000 jewelers and exhibitors, while six other smaller, yet equally fascinating, shows ran up and down the Strip. Though we spotted numerous trends, we want to share one , in particular, that we noticed: black rhodium. This dark metal mixes the edgy with the delicate when married with the right gemstones. Sethi Couture struck on two trends in one ring: black rhodium and mixing black and white diamonds: Black Rhodium takes on a softer tone with this

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Spanish Queen's Bracelet On Auction Block

JCK posted an article yesterday about an upcoming Sotheby’s auction that will feature several rare and beautiful pieces of jewelry.  A Cartier bracelet made of conch pearl, enamel, and diamonds will be auctioned this month in Geneva. The stunning bracelet once belonged to Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain, and carries an estimate selling price of $800,000–$1.4 million. David Bennett, the chairman of Sotheby’s jewelry department in Europe and the Middle East described the piece in a statement as, “One of the greatest jewels designed by Cartier during the 1920s.” Other highlights of the auction include a pair of ruby and

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