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Hunting Antique Jewelry Bargains in San Telmo During Argentina’s Financial Crisis

BY : Sarah Hucal

A stroll through San Telmo, oldest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, is a welcome respite from the Argentine capital’s hectic inner-city streets. With colonial architecture and cobbled streets lined with shops, cafés and tango parlors, San Telmo is the primary destination for antique hunters. Anyone on the prowl for vintage and period jewelry will find treasure tucked in just about every corner of this laid-back barrio.

At the moment, San Telmo's antique shops appear untouched by the current economic struggles in Buenos Aires, but owners say business is down. For antique jewelry lovers looking for bargains, now is a great time to negotiate deals. Inventory is there but demand has dropped and the exchange rate for Americans is good and getting better – particularly if you bring cash and take advantage of the unofficial “blue market” rate (currently 15 pesos to the dollar).

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Topics: Estate Jewelry, News, Antique Jewelry

Jewelry Trends from New York Fashion Week: Chokers are Back

BY : Sarah Hucal


By Sarah Hucal

 

Hold onto your Jimmy Choos: New York Fashion Week is in full swing, with over 80 runway shows, presentations and special events through September 11.

Emerging jewelry trends for fall 2014 point to stacked cuffs and chokers in simple forms and bold colors to offset fashions heavy on pattern and embellishment. Jewelry lines debuted so far at the Mercedes-Benz sponsored event range from wearable tech by Rebecca Minkoff to chokers by Coach and DKNY.

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Topics: News, Jewelry, Events

Summer in the City: International Jewelry Sales Booming in NYC

BY : Sarah Hucal

Each summer, throngs of tourists flock to New York City to catch a glimpse of Lady Liberty and the Empire State Building - and do some serious shopping. Luxury jewelry and watch retailers in Midtown Manhattan tell us business is booming right now, and many of their prime customers are washing in from foreign shores.

 

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Topics: Watches, News, Jewelry, Silver

What to Look for When Buying Aquamarine Jewelry

BY : Tricia Moore

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.

Derived from the Latin for “water” and “sea,” aquamarines were a popular talisman for sailors who believed a stone engraved with Poseidon would keep them safe. It’s not hard to guess why aquamarine became a popular good luck charm for seafaring types. It embodies the ocean. Aquamarine can range in color from Caribbean blue to steely, icy blue or murky, opaque green.

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Topics: News, Jewelry

Jewelry Trends Spotted at the Academy Awards

BY : Tricia Moore

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.

Bold jewelry is back in a big way.

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Topics: News, Diamonds, Gold, Jewelry