Oscars

Are Opals a Girl’s New Best Friend?

Opals have emerged as one of the big jewelry trends of 2014. Cate Blanchett’s stunning Chopard opal earrings received almost as much attention at the Academy Awards as her Oscar-winning performance. Her earrings demonstrated all the traits that are making opals so popular right now: they are lustrous, reflecting the fire of many colors. Blanchett explained her decision to don them for the Oscars, saying that opals are “must-haves” for Australians, as they are the country’s national gemstone. Opals are found in deposits around the world, but are most abundant in Australia, which produces 97 percent of the world’s opals.

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Red Carpet Trends from the Golden Globes

Last night’s star-studded Golden Globes Awards was much anticipated by gossip columnists hungry to dish, Hollywood celebs vying for an award, and, of course, jewelry lovers who wanted to see some major sparkle. The Red Carpet show did not disappoint. Jewelry insiders today are buzzing about three trends spotted last evening: Yellow gold, art deco inspired jewelry and geometric designs. In the hallways of the American Gem Society, here’s three stars we were talking about this morning; or to be more specific, we were talking about their jewelry: Cate Blanchett wins our award for classiest look. The actress was nominated for

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