Rare diamonds on display, at AMNH New-York City

Rare and extraordinary diamonds of the  Scarselli Collection on display at the American Museum of Natural History, New-York. Photo: Copyright Digital Jewelry Photography.

This exhibition will show extraordinary coloured natural diamonds & fancy coloured diamonds created in a laboratory.

The five strongest colours that occur in diamonds are on display; vivid orange-yellow, vivid blue-green, vivid
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“Pale diamonds: Ways for the connoisseur to keep a foothold in hard times”

This is an interesting article for everyone who would like to learn something about the prices of coloured diamonds, the market & the influences of trends on it. Source: Financial Times, November 13  2009, (Read article)


Fair trade in the jewellery industry, luckily now slowly coming..

It’s about mining, social responsibility, chemical-free technology, education, training, creating chances etc.

Starting this weblog “Fair Trade” was my first subject that runs through my mind. With a clear view; What can I personally add to it? & What is the industry doing right now? Let’s start with the industry.

Although the first initiatives by CIBJO, The World
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Masterpieces of Italian Goldsmiths’art of the Court of Savoy, Italy

Royal tiaras and jewellery on exhibition in Turin

This exhibition shows court jewellery and “civil” jewellery; pieces from the 17th, 18th and 19th century.

From 26 July 2009 until 10 January 2010

Reggia di Venaria, Piazza delle Republica 4, Venaria Reale Torino (Turin) Italy. For more information, please take a look at www.lavenaria.it


European Royal & Aristocracy Jewels

Since my youth it is known to me that the European monarchies have exquisite collections of jewels, but putting them together in this article makes it clear that it’s really dazzling! All those beautiful tiara’s, necklaces, brooches, earrings, rings, regalia etc. made of precious metal and set with sparkling diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds etc. etc. This was by far my most glamorous
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Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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