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designer Kristin Pasternak's take on the stacking trend

a lovely reader's favorite jewels

via blogger Cartoon Styles

Beautiful!  Golden years, love grows as the years pass

Designer Ariel Gordon's everyday rings, she designed her own engagement ring!

some of Ariel Gordon's rings she has designed

another reader's contribution, she has tried out stacking because of Gem Gossip!

lots of pretties! can you spy the Karen Karch ring this reader is wearing? love the trinity ring as well

designer and blogger Maria Nilsdotter, love her claw rings

it's Kanye West and his ornate hands, via purple Diary

it's me wearing a piece from the Gem Gossip jewelry store, and two other personal favs

Joanna Seetoo Designs, with all her fabulous work--nice rings }





January 2010; Latest looks, favs, and news


Can you believe it is January 2010? I feel as though the Earth is spinning faster than ever, but the scientists are not catching on.  Lately, wearing two watches has become a habit--and I'm not sure if it's because I like the look or because Central and Pacific time are both important to me.  I didn't expect my Ariel Gordon initial necklace to become such a staple in everything I wear.  I have not taken the necklace off in weeks!  It seriously is my favorite.  It goes well with any style, any occasion, I can sleep with it on and not even realize it--and so many people have commented on it.  I am wearing the necklace (with a D initial) in these pictures, including the close-up of it below.   

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Happy New Year, 2010 from Gem Gossip!

2009 has been an amazing year, and like every December 31st, I like to look back on the good times.  Since Gem Gossip is very thankful for our many readers, I'd like you all to reminisce with me!  Let's take a look: 


Meeting fun, great people. Above are myself and HOORSENBUHS designer Robert Keith. Special shoutout to a few more great people I've met through Gem Gossip this year, Kether Parker, Ariel Gordon, Nancy Revy, Sarah Churgin, Marion Fasel, and thanks to all the commenters & lovely emails from readers like you!


Acquiring some great jewelry over this past year--enjoyed all the long searches in antique shops, had fun at the flea markets, and have found some amazing designers who create the most beautiful pieces of jewelry


Photo shoots were always a good time, especially finally uploading the pictures and laughing at the out takes. Thanks to Scott at PenshireMedia for photographing some of the best shots


Proud to wear a favorite designer of mine, Zoe Chicco, the onyx pyramid ring. Best birthday present ever.

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Gem Gossip debuted a new website layout, along with a jewelry store this year! It was sad to package up the first ever order, and say goodbye to a piece of jewelry I handpicked--but it was a start to a whole new venture!


It was so exciting to create and design a website for Walton's Antique Jewelry. My photography has come a long way.

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As a big thank you, Gem Gossip is having a sale on our Charity Bracelets! They will be $40 each for any style or color. The sale will run from now until mid-January. Follow the same instructions for ordering, by including the answers to the 4-step chart (at bottom of page) and emailing them to

Happy New Year! xoxo Gem Gossip


Gem Gossip Store Officially Launches Today!


Gem Gossip is super excited to be launching our Jewelry Store today--just in time for Black Friday and the holidays. Each piece is hand-picked by myself and all solid gold, real gemstones. Every item that is or will be sold is something I would wear. My goal is to bring my readers beautiful antique pieces of jewelry that will forever bring a smile, be passed down through generations, while having an amazing value that is not too expensive. Hope you enjoy!

The jewelry store can be accessed by clicking on the Store tab.



Vintage Motif: Fanned Rings


I was meant to grow up in the 40s and 50s.  These rings are so pretty and are proof of this statement.  I noticed a prominent similarity while browsing through pages and pages of vintage rings.  Can you spot it as well?  There seems to be a sort of fan-like design that makes up most of the ring.  I like this look, usually done with gemstones creating the look of a fan.  Check out some my favorites that led me on to spotting this vintage motif!  


Circa 1950, this 14k white gold ring has a cultured pearl surrounded by a fanned design created by diamonds. Each diamond is European cut and totals 3/4 carats. From Ross-Simons Estate Collection and priced at $1326.



This ring from the 40s has several fan motifs going on--the sapphires, the 14k rose gold, and the three diamonds which create a mini-fan! This one is from the Ross-Simons Estate Collection, priced at $995.


This diamond ring is stunning, I love the asymmetry and of course the fan shaped design! The largest diamond is .85 carats, with 1.18 carats total. Circa 1950, 14k white gold finishes off the look. Also from Ross-Simons Estate Collection and priced at $4795.



The most affordable out of the bunch is seen here, circa 1940s. This one's done with garnets, 14k rose and white gold, and a few diamonds. Priced at $695 from Ross-Simons Estate Collection.


>>Find any more fanned rings? Leave links in the comments section!