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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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OfR Jewelry, Rosa Collection

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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A History and Evolution of Brooches

By Ileana / September 25, 2019

Broches did not start out as jewels. Yet, I find them to be the most fascinating jewelry pieces ever made. For one, they are not limited to any specific part of the body, shape, or form. This gives them the creative freedom and makes them stand out. And still, they are the only jewelry objects…

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Seven Affordable Minimalist Jewelry Brands That You’ll Love

By Ileana / September 8, 2019

Minimalist jewelry is as popular as it’s ever been. And even if it isn’t an entirely new fashion concept, it’s been only about five years since it started gaining significant exposure. Partially due to bloggers and celebrities alike, this type of jewelry saw a lot of press coverage beginning 2014 onward. Many brands built their…

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Stylish Medical ID Bracelet

Medical ID Bracelets in the Jewelry World

By Ileana / July 31, 2019

Medical ID bracelets have been in use for a few decades now, yet not many of us might be familiar with the concept. Developed in 1953, they served a practical purpose and were by no means considered fashionable jewelry items. So, what exactly are they? The Purpose of Medical ID Bracelet The purpose of medical…

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Ashley McNamara - An Owner and CEO of Pure Pearls

Exclusive Interview with Ashley McNamara – an Owner and CEO of Pure Pearls

By Ileana / July 2, 2019

As classic as pearls are, they are just as enigmatic. Which, off course, only adds to their charm. What’s more – they are versatile! You’ll see them on just about any outfit and living up to any occasion. Be it a casual night out, running errands type of a day, fancy dinner, or a royal…

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