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The Ultimate Jewelry Cheat Sheet For This New Year's Eve

BY : Taylor Carty

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate the new and let go of all of our troubles from the previous year. 2018 is coming, so why not bring out your best style, let loose, and go bold! Here at Luriya, we know what styles are sure to brighten up your New Year's Eve shindig.

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Topics: Antique Jewelry, Jewelry, Colored Gems

Colored Diamonds Gone Wild: Introducing the Pink Diamond

BY : Emily Zimmer

Naturally formed Pink Diamonds are counted among the rarest and most valuable diamonds available today. 

One thing is for sure:

Walking out of the store with a sparkly PINK diamond ring is quite different from extracting it from somewhere underneath the surface of the Earth. We all have a general idea about where diamonds come from, but not many know the nitty gritty details of the formation of these precious stones.

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Topics: Diamonds, Colored Gems

Do You Know Why You're Wearing It? Jewelry and Its Many Meanings

BY : Gladys Teng

On the most superficial level, jewelry can be thought of as nothing more than a fashion item.

It is commonly worn to enhance or complement an outfit, especially for formal events that showcase elegance and style

But if you dig a little deeper and look beyond Western ideals, you will find that in many cultures, jewelry represents more than simply wearable decoration.

 

In many cultures, jewelry is often worn for luck and superstition. Family heirlooms are passed down to honor tradition and the bonds between generations. In short, jewelry is worn not only for aesthetically pleasing purposes, but often for sentimental or social intents.

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Topics: Jewelry, Colored Gems

Arm Cuffs: Yay or Nay?

BY : Esther Meir

Arm cuffs are once again making a huge fashion comeback, wrapping the arms of runway models, Hollywood celebrities, and neighborhood fashionistas.

But, as we’ve seen time and time again, just because people are wearing it, doesn’t mean it actually looks good (*cough cough* unicorn everything- where did that trend even come from??). 

So, the big question: should you actually be wearing arm cuffs?

 

Spoiler alert: we say YES.

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Topics: Gold, Jewelry, Silver, Colored Gems

Summer in the City: Where to Find Cool Jewelry in Downtown NYC

BY : Sarah Hucal

August is a big month in NYC for tourists on summer vacation. If you find yourself in downtown Manhattan on a jewelry shopping spree, here are some spots you won't want to miss in SoHo and the West Village.

SoHo is a fashion lover’s heaven and the place to find everything from big-name brands to small designer boutiques. From local fashionistas in basic black to leather-clad Europeans, the neighborhood’s cobbled streets and old-world architecture provide the perfect atmosphere for all types of trendsetters.

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Topics: Jewelry, Silver, Colored Gems