Jewelry Display Ideas for Tradeshows and Craft Fairs

Whether you’re a rookie or a seasoned exhibitor, there is nothing more important at a tradeshow than presenting your jewelry in the most eye-catching ways possible. There you are, in the midst of hundreds of your competitors vying for attention and sales. A little sparkly fish in a big pond of diamonds, as it were. How will your sparkle capture the hearts (and wallets) of buyers?

The Basics

Let’s start with the basics. The look of your show space has to complement the work you sell. Jewelry designer, Tracy Arrington from Apopka, Fla. says, “The presence you create at a tradeshow says everything about who you are and what store owners can expect to pay for your work.” Continue reading

3 Reasons Why Vacation Jewelry Make the Best Mementos

Finding the ideal keepsake to commemorate that perfect vacation can be challenging.

Preserving your memories of days spent with friends and family relaxing and having fun is precious, and choosing the right memento to keep these memories alive is important.Forget t-shirts and knickknacks; vacation jewelry is the best way to remember a voyage.

Here are the top three reasons why vacation jewelry makes the best souvenirs.

Jewelry is forever

So many souvenirs end up buried in closets, forgotten about as soon as the suitcases are unpacked. Decorative mugs get broken; t-shirts fade, get holes and end up lost in a box in the garage or buried in your attic.

Jewelry, on the other hand, is a keepsake that you can keep with you forever. A stunning Inlet Cuff In Rose Gold filled with sand from your vacation destination can easily become your go-to piece for cocktail parties for years to come, providing an unforgettable happy reminder of a perfect time on the beach. Continue reading

A Different Way to Wear Pearls

It’s one of fashion’s longest standing trends – pearls. Over the years, they’ve evolved from their single-strand livelihood, into something modern, often edgy and always stunning. We love the versatility of today’s pearls – from dressing up an office day to accenting a night out’s ensemble. However you make a statement with pearls, these options let you do it boldly.
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Manitoba Woman Harnesses Power of Facebook to Find Owner of a Diamond Ring Found in West Hawk Lake

Manitoba native Courtney Johnson is harnessing the power of Facebook to find the rightful owner of a three-stone diamond ring her boyfriend found in West Hawk Lake last Tuesday. As of this morning, her Facebook plea had been shared more than 12,000 times.

Johnson and her boyfriend were nearly back to shore after swimming in the picturesque lake, about 160km east of Winnipeg, when the eagle-eyed boyfriend spotted something shimmering on the rocky bottom. He leaned over and scooped up the yellow gold, prong-set diamond ring.

“He was looking down because there’s lots of sharp rocks and he saw something shiny so he picked it up,” Johnson told CBC News. Continue reading


what happens when the beauty and luster of two different metals come together in the same jewelry piece? As you can imagine, the result is utterly fascinating. Let’s face it; we’ve all had moments when we couldn’t decide which metal would complement our outfit the best. While our hearts leaped at the sight of white gold, we’ve also longed for that hint of yellow gold to jazz up an evening gown. This is exactly where two tone jewelry comes into the picture. Read on to know why these stunning jewelry pieces are a must-have in every closet.

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Gemstone Pricing: What You Need to Know

If you are shopping for a gemstone, no doubt you have encountered some confusing price issues. One vendor may list a gemstone at a particular price, and then you might see a similar gemstone offered for sale for hundreds of dollars less! How can you be sure you are getting the best price on your gemstone? This article will give you a clearer understanding of the gem trade, its global nature, and how world events can shape the gemstone market which will have an effect on the price you will pay.

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5 Ways To Reset A Heirloom Stone To Make Something New

Do you have a heirloom stone that has been in your family for years and was just recently passed down to you? Having something as special as a family heirloom stone creates an everlasting bond between you and your family. You love the sentiment of the piece but maybe the design or setting doesn’t fit your style. We have great news for you! There are so many ways you can reset a heirloom stone and create something that you love.

While some may choose to sell or trade their heirloom stone, resetting the stone to create something new and different is a great option for those who want to keep a family heirloom and actually want to wear it themselves. Heirloom stones are very special and hold a lot of meaning so before you start this process, consider the importance and the quality of your heirloom stone. Continue reading

How to Select Quality Gemstone Jewelry

The engagement ring you choose for your special day will be a symbol of love and the commitment you make to your fiancé. That is why you should choose a ring whose quality represents the unique nature of the occasion. Your wife-to-be deserves nothing but the best, a factor that makes it necessary to invest both time and thought when looking for the perfect engagement ring. Choosing quality gemstone jewelry does not have to be difficult. By keeping in mind several factors, you will be able to choose an engagement ring that will not only make your future spouse happy but also make you proud. Continue reading