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Opal: The Rainbow-like Gemstone

By Ileana / October 12, 2020

No other gem has ever been described in so many ways as opal has.  Writers have compared it to volcanoes, galaxies, and fireworks.  Gem connoisseurs have pointed out its similarities to jellyfish, lightning, and cosmos.   Admirers praised it with poetic names like Pandora, Light of the World, and Empress.  This reputation opal largely owes to…

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Foxy Pearl Jewelry Soon to Launch Its Own Brand

By Ileana / September 3, 2020

A few months back, I took the decision to start the project that has been on my mind for a while now. I decided to launch my own jewelry brand. While it was never a secret that my dream was to design jewelry, I did not share much about it other than occasional posts on…

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Eight Cool Minimalist Jewelry Brands to Know About

By Ileana / August 18, 2020

With summer slowly fading away and fall knocking at our door, we are bound to step into a new season by reinventing our look and style.  Cleaning out our closets in search of a warmer wardrobe can be therapeutic in these challenging times of travel cancellations, homeschooling, and social isolation.  But so can refreshing our…

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Breaking the Misconceptions of Clip-on Earrings and Discovering the Benefits of Wearing Them

By Ileana / August 4, 2020

Did you know that between 10 and 20 percent of American women do not have their ears pierced?  This was reported by Chicago Tribune in one of their 2005 issues.  For someone who has multiple ear piercings, I found this statistic surprising at first.  But on second thought, it made a lot of sense.  It…

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AYAM Africa – Where Jewelry and Humanitarianism Meet

By Ileana / June 19, 2020

As I’ve said many times, there is something immensely deep about tribal jewelry.  It goes beyond what meets the eye.  Its profoundness lays in civilizations it comes from, cultures it represents, people it celebrates.  In a way, it is a history book wrapped in a work of art.  And AYAM Africa is a true representation…

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Interview with Olga Kosica, the Creator of OfR Jewelry

By Ileana / May 11, 2020

When my friend first told me about OfR Jewelry, I immediately got curious.  A brand that uses 3D printing to create jewels, draws inspiration from supernatural worlds, and plays with mysticism in its designs is sure an exciting find for any jewelry lover, and it certainly was for me.  I wanted to know more.  And…

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Iskin Sisters – Innovative Jewelry for Modern Day Woman

By Ileana / April 28, 2020

When it comes to jewelry, especially present-day jewelry, few things make more of a statement than well-played geometric shapes. Finding new ways to display old forms is a skill, but creatively combining art with science is a craft of its own. Such is the story of two Argentinian born sisters with Brazilian roots who gave…

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Discover The Ultimate Stylish Finds From Adina’s Jewels – Spring 2020

By Ileana / February 26, 2020

Bold statements, street fashion, and simple elegance – Adina’s Jewels has it all in stock!  The #1 online jewelry store, and rightfully so, offers multitude of stylish finds that any jewelry lover would be excited to rock.  The brand features some truly staggering collections with so much variety to choose from.  My personal favorites are…

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Five Authentic Contemporary Jewelry Brands to Know About

By Ileana / November 12, 2019

Contemporary jewelry understandably represents majority of today’s jewelry market. And with the record time evolving trends, we understand the pressure to stay up to date on the latest and the greatest in the industry. However, despite the ultimate fashion agendas and marketing campaigns, there is an ever-enduring struggle to remain authentic and find a way…

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International Gem & Jewelry Show-Houston

By Ileana / October 7, 2019

It’s that time again! International Gem & Jewelry Show is back in Houston for the last quarter of the year.  It will be held from October 18-20 at the NRG Stadium. This is a not-to-miss event for all jewelry lovers, independent jewelry business owners, and wholesalers. The selection has always been great, and this time…

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