What to Know Before Buying Jewelry Online

As the broader retail industry continues to experience an uptick in e-commerce sales, the jewelry segment is no exception. In fact, by 2020, online fine jewelry and fashion jewelry sales will capture 10% and 15% of the market, respectively. While … Continue reading

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March Birthstones: The Color of Sun and Sea

March offers two beautiful gemstones to symbolize your birth month: bloodstone is the traditional stone, while aquamarine is the modern stone representing the month of March.

Bloodstone is also known as “heliotrope” in Greek, which means “sun turning or turning to the sun,” which seems fitting for the first month of spring. Bloodstone is a dark-green stone sprinkled with red dots from iron oxide. It’s part of the Chalcedony family and comes in many shapes and cuts including emerald, oval, and cushion. The largest source of bloodstone deposits is in India.
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Jewelry: A Surprisingly Large, and Vulnerable, Pocket of Wealth

So, what can high-net-worth (HNW) individuals do to protect their fine jewelry? To start, take the time to learn proper jewelry safety and care. For example, while it may be tempting to store jewelry in the bedroom, the safest place is in a secure home safe (or even better, a bank vault). The same goes when traveling. If staying at a hotel, always store jewelry in the hotel’s main vault—not in the room’s safe. Additionally, never wear your valuable jewels while lounging at the pool or at the local beach. Continue reading

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The Reintroduction of Burmese Gemstones

Glittery, glamorous, and gorgeous. Myanmar, formerly Burma, has the world’s most beautiful, well-known rubies and jade. Its breathtaking rubies have strong fluorescence, clarity, hue, and a rich pigeon blood color. The unparalleled beauty makes them one of the most sought-after … Continue reading

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Four Tips for Protecting Your Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Jewelry Purchase

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, roughly half of all shoppers are just starting to search for what to buy their loved ones this holiday (another 10% will wait until February 13!). For many, jewelry will be their go-to gift of choice.

But as the saying goes, all that glitters is not gold. Especially if you’re one of the last-minute shoppers looking to make a quick jewelry purchase, failure to ask the right questions or do the appropriate pre-purchase research could invite a wide range of risks. Continue reading

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Amethyst: “All-healer”

If you were born in February, you are blessed with amethyst as your birthstone. Amethysts are also recognized as the stone of St. Valentine and symbol of faithful love, so I couldn’t think of a better month to highlight this … Continue reading

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Garnet: “The All-powerful Stone”

January is the first month of the year — the month that symbolizes new beginnings, a fresh start, resolutions and hope for the new year ahead!

What better than the beautiful, all-powerful, garnet gemstone to be dedicated as the birthstone for the month of January? Garnet is not only beautiful as mounted jewelry but also is believed to have special powers and symbolize love!
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‘Tis the Season – Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Fall Auction Results

Two major jewelry auctions took place in Hong Kong this fall with total sales over $100 million (USD)! The Christie’s auction on November 29th generated the majority of this at nearly $79 million in sales. Due to the importance and … Continue reading

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Shopping for Jewelry?
Buyer Beware this Holiday Season

The holiday season is the season of giving, but shoppers need to beware of jewelry scams when choosing a special gift for a loved one. Many buyers full of holiday cheer may overlook important details while getting caught up in … Continue reading

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Fine Jewelry Appreciates in Value – and Risk

For decades, high-net-worth individuals have made emotional investments in fine jewelry. However, times are changing and fine jewelry is being pursued for another reason—its skyrocketing value. Whether you purchase a rare diamond in a vivid color or inherit a family … Continue reading

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