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Family Jewels — Ross Nacht, 4th Generation

I sat on the couch with a three-scoop ice cream cone (naturally) while 9 months pregnant and let my mind wander about what my future son would be when he grew up. I am very lucky to be in the jewelry industry — in fact, sometimes I think that… Read More

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Q & A with Jen Volkodav Designs

I came across Jen Volkodav Designs on Instagram (no surprise) because I saw one of her signature “tourmaline mandalas” while scrolling that stopped me in my tracks. I reposted one (above) and instantly had followers craving some watermelon tourmaline and wanting to know more about this jewelry artist. Read More

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Q & A with Gemstone Experts of Pala International

After attending quite a few gem shows, you sort of get familiar with the dealers and begin to recognize the cream of the crop. I would most definitely put Pala International into this category; I sensed it right away actually! Their booth at AGTA in Tucson… Read More

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Q & A with Turquoise Expert & Star of Reality Series “Turquoise Fever”

  My father-in-law Lynn Otteson moved the family from Manassa, CO, around 1959 and began prospecting the hills of Central Nevada for turquoise. Throughout the past 60 years the family has acquired a vast number of claims producing some of the finest turquoise in the world… Read More

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Q & A featuring Vela NYC

Let's get to know James Vela of Vela NYC -- a brand that focuses on providing its clients with antique and vintage jewelry that continues to bring happiness generation after generation. James wants to keep the cycle going of each and every piece he finds. He loves color and you'll see why an immediate 'Follow' is necessary for his Instagram account... Read More

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Q & A with Elisha of Spoken Stone

Today we are getting to know Elisha of Spoken Stone, a collector since her teenage years who was on a path to being a molecular biologist and traded it in to work with jewelry. Most recently, she opened a treasure-filled shop in Nolita. Chasing her jewelry dreams meant moving to NYC... Read More