Inspirational Jewelry Keepsakes

(Jewelry Terms: I, J & K) I Idiochromatic – much like an idiosyncratic gemstone enthusiast, stones of this ilk are essentially pure at heart.  That is to say that the hue exhibited by this type of gem is a result of its integral chemical components, not from impurities in the stone.  The other kind of … Continue reading Inspirational Jewelry Keepsakes

Beautifully Bizarre Jewelry

In terms of personal style, some people just have to be different.  Whether that means dying one’s hair bright green and fashioning it into a pointy, potentially dangerous mohawk or just wearing white after Labor Day, there will always be rebels.  Some jewelry designers have tapped into this collective demand for odd, in ways that … Continue reading Beautifully Bizarre Jewelry

Cursed Jewelry!

Zounds!  We once (daringly) took a look at the world’s most notoriously cursed diamonds.  As the creepiest month of the year is upon us yet again, it’s time to broaden our spooky horizons and investigate some more infamously bedeviled jewelry items.  Behold, the conclusive list of cursed gems, jinxed gold and other ghostly rocks. The Delhi … Continue reading Cursed Jewelry!

Famous Diamonds: the B-List

Most people are familiar with the Hope Diamond, the Taylor-Burton and the Tiffany Diamond.  Each of these top billed stones have widely known tales that accompany their easily recognizable names.  This is primarily a result of their massive sizes, distinguished cuts and stunning interior qualities (or just really good publicists).  There are, however, a whole legion of … Continue reading Famous Diamonds: the B-List