Endless talk of all things sparkly.


My World in Pictures: Instagram

Instagram has been a fun way to document daily happenings. Not only is it useful to look back on and remember things, but it is also neat to see other people’s photos, especially those in the jewelry industry. I know not everyone has an Instagram account, so I’ve… Read More


On the 5th Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me

On the 5th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS!!!!!! It’s no secret the “navette” shape is one of my favorite types of rings, especially in antique jewelry.  Here are my five most favorite navette shaped rings right now:  Platinum topped, 14k gold… Read More

Q & A Interviews

Q & A with Meaghan, Sales Director of Jemma Wynne

Instagram is fun. Almost inevitably addicting. And when you follow people in the jewelry biz on Instagram, it is total happiness. So many great pictures dripping with diamonds and gemstones. That’s where Gem Gossip and NecessaryExcess met–it started off with a couple pictures “Showing me her Rings.”… Read More

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Designer Jewelry

Designer Jewelry: Holiday Gift Guide

P L A T I N U M: Designer: Mimi So Details: the Jackson Diamond Pave Necklace, 18k rose gold, 7.79 carats total Price: $52,000 G O L D: Designer: Reframed, available at Roseark Details: Double Marquise diamond ring, 18k white gold, 0.61 carats… Read More


Winter Wishes & New Inspiration Board

{Some winter inspiration, from top to bottom: excited about the Magnificient Jewels auction at Christies featuring jewelry from Elizabeth Conyngham I LOVE Bell & Bird‘s own version of antique mourning rings–made modern for you with an antique twist obsessed with the William Aiken House,… Read More

Antique & Vintage Jewelry

Holiday Sales!

The holiday season is upon us and it is also a great time to find some sales! The above photo was sent out to Victoria Sterling‘s customer’s to notify of their holiday sale–which includes these wonderful antique diamond starburst brooches. So, if you’re in the market to… Read More