Endless talk of all things sparkly.

Obsessions

Colored Stones: Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire…

Started the Colored Stones portion of my GIA studies. Excited to learn about rubies, sapphires, emeralds and the multitude of others. Think it is incredible that these gems have been coveted for thousands of years. Especially so by the Indian Maharajas. Read More

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Designer Jewelry

Jessica McCormack: XIV Sins & Virtues

Jessica McCormack has unveiled her Fall 2010 collection, ingeniously inspired by the seven deadly sins along with their opposite virtues.  Fourteen incredible pieces of jewelry represent each sin or virtue.  They are as follows:    – – – – – – – – – –… Read More

Designer Jewelry

Trend Spotting: Delicate and Dainty Rings

Sure, a big cocktail ring or a four carat diamond are fun to wear, but as the cold months are quickly approaching, smaller, delicate rings are being worn.  This goes hand-in-hand with glove season pretty well, no pun intended. There are quite a few good choices, especially since stacking is… Read More

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Obsessions

Jewelry Inspiration Board IX

{From top to bottom: D-A-G-U-E-R-R-E-O-T-Y-P-E…I now know how to spell daguerreotype Loving Art Deco rings that use intriguing gemstones like jadeite, Boucheron ring at 1stdibs I got a new tattoo…3.52 in roman numerals (specific gravity of Diamond) Ruby Kobo is my newest obsession, esp their diamond… Read More

Obsessions

Jewelry Lookbook: Ashley Stark

photo by Elizabeth Frazer 1stdibs’ Introspective magazine is always an intriguing read–especially when you come across a new personality, like Ashley Stark. She is the creative director behind Stark Carpet, a family business. Although glancing at her accessorized look from a photo in the Eye on Design… Read More

Antique & Vintage Jewelry

November Updates from Walton’s Antique Jewelry

We’ve been gearing up for the holiday season over at Walton’s Antique Jewelry. Our selection this year is going to be the best yet–not to mention the engagement ring section is unreal. We have so many 1920s platinum and diamond rings, as well as a few modern engagement… Read More