"Where there is gold"
Luriya's gold and gems blog
Welcome to Havilah, Luriya’s gold and gems blog, where you can find the latest news, trends and information surrounding precious materials, with an emphasis on the fine jewelry industry and luxury lifestyle here in New York City.
As the stars filed on to the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards, social media for the fashion and jewelry industries was buzzing – just as they were for the Golden Globes and Grammies.
Aquamarine has always symbolized renewal and eternal youth, so it’s a fitting birthstone for those born in March, the month when the long winter gradually gives way to spring.
It’s that time of year when everyone starts speculating on who will design this year’s Super Bowl rings. Will it be a championship ring specialist such as Jostens, designer of the Ravens’ rings last year, or a big-name retailer such as Tiffany & Co., who designed the New York Giants’ rings in 2012?
With the Valentine’s Day fast approaching, men everywhere are scratching their heads and wondering what to buy the women in their lives. It’s a quandary that makes some guys a little nervous, not being big jewelry wearers themselves.
Selling unwanted gold jewelry is a great way to earn cash. As gold prices remain above $1,200 an ounce, recycling unwanted gold jewelry into jewelry you love is a also great way to save money.
Bidding was fast and furious at Doyle New York’s auction of Coins, Bank Notes and Postage Stamps on November 11, 2013, demonstrating what Doyle called “the strength of the current market.” In the end, $348,180 in goods were sold, twice the pre-sale estimate and an exceptionally strong 97% were sold by lots.
You’ve probably heard the buzz about the Jewels by JAR retrospective that opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last week. First thing you notice when you enter this exhibit is that the gallery is completely dark, except for the lights shining on the jewels on display. The effect is theatrical and glamorous – exactly the qualities what JAR is known for.
Three months after President Obama renewed the ban on rubies and jade from Burma, three pieces of Burmese ruby jewelry made the top 10 sellers at Christie’s Hong Kong on November 26th, 2013, and one set a world record.
If you want evidence of the durability of high-karat gold, visit the Metropolitan Museum. Some exquisite ancient gold jewelry goes on display there this month, and it’s not from Rome or Greece or the Middle East – although the Met has amazing examples of these in their permanent collections – it’s from Korea.
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