Russia Fights Efforts to Declare It an Exporter of ‘Blood Diamonds’

As a major diamond producer, Russia earns billions of dollars that other nations say help finance war. The clash exposes the many loopholes in regulation of conflict diamonds.

#alrosa, #conflict-minerals-and-resources, #corporate-social-responsibility, #diamonds, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #jewels-and-jewelry, #mines-and-mining, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #world-diamond-council

ID Theft, Fraud, Prison: The Wild Life of a Bishop Robbed at the Pulpit

The police said Bishop Lamor Whitehead was robbed of a fortune in jewelry, the crime caught on camera. But the focus soon turned to him and his past run-ins with the law.

#brooklyn-nyc, #frauds-and-swindling, #identity-theft, #jewels-and-jewelry, #religion-and-belief, #robberies-and-thefts, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #whitehead-lamor-m

A Brooklyn Bishop Is Robbed While Delivering Sunday Sermon

A trio of armed individuals robbed Lamor M. Whitehead and his wife of more than $1 million worth of their jewelry, police said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #canarsie-brooklyn-ny, #churches-buildings, #jewels-and-jewelry, #robberies-and-thefts, #whitehead-lamor-m

Claddagh Ring

A piece of jewelry that, in modern times, has come to symbolize Ireland.

#dating-and-relationships, #disney-walt, #galway-ireland, #gibson-blaine-1918-2015, #jewels-and-jewelry, #your-feed-fashion

Larimar, the Dominican Republic’s Unique Stone

The Dominican Republic wants jewelers to love larimar, the national stone. But authorities shut the mine temporarily after two fatal accidents.

#accidents-and-safety, #bahoruco-dominican-republic, #dominican-republic, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-trade-and-world-market, #jewels-and-jewelry, #larimar-stone, #mines-and-mining, #rock-and-stone, #shutdowns-institutional, #your-feed-fashion

A Gen Z Success Story

Ian Charms is drawing young shoppers with its charm necklaces.

#content-type-personal-profile, #generation-z, #ian-charms-llc, #jewels-and-jewelry, #riddle-max-jeweler, #sahakian-lisa, #shopping-and-retail

‘Cleopatra’ May Be 60, but the Jewelry Never Gets Old

The Elizabeth Taylor extravaganza influenced designs for decades. Soon, a new remake may have us all wearing scarabs again.

#bulgari-spa, #burton-richard, #cleopatra-movie, #egyptian-civilization, #gadot-gal-1985, #jewels-and-jewelry, #movies, #taylor-elizabeth-1932-2011, #your-feed-fashion

The Crown Jewels You Have Never Seen

Italy’s deposed king sent the collection to a bank 75 years ago. Now, his heirs are suing for its return.

#bank-of-italy, #emanuele-filiberto-of-savoy-prince-of-venice, #jewels-and-jewelry, #rome-italy, #royal-families, #victor-emmanuel-prince-of-naples, #your-feed-fashion

T’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Hand-woven scarves, an incense holder that doubles as jewelry — and more.

#art, #chocolate, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #design, #fashion-and-apparel, #flowers-and-plants, #gifts, #jewels-and-jewelry, #stettheimer-florine, #t-valentines-gifting-2022, #valentines-day, #wool-and-woolen-goods

Helen, With the Gold Teeth

Ms. Harris makes intricate, stylized grills using a network of vendors in New York City’s diamond district.

#content-type-personal-profile, #design, #diamond-district-manhattan-ny, #grills, #harris-helen-helen-with-the-gold-teeth, #jewels-and-jewelry, #rap-and-hip-hop, #teeth-and-dentistry

Sculptor, 93, Still Works in Ivory

Pierre Heckmann, 93, is among the last “ivoiriers,” or sculptors of ivory, in Europe.

#church-of-st-sulpice-paris-france, #content-type-personal-profile, #heckmann-pierre, #ivory, #jewels-and-jewelry, #paris-france, #sculpture, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-fashion

Experts Share Some Tips on How to Buy Vintage Jewelry

How do you go about buying online? Should a piece be signed? And what’s good value right now?

#a-la-vieille-russie, #christies, #content-type-service, #jewels-and-jewelry, #luxury-goods-and-services, #new-york-city, #phillips-auctioneers-llc, #shopping-and-retail, #sothebys, #your-feed-fashion

The Resurgence of Murano Glass

The opulent look of Murano glass is on the rise, propelled in part by a new wave of home goods and accessories inspired by the centuries-old aesthetic.

#design, #glass, #jewels-and-jewelry, #murano-italy, #tableware

Breast Milk Jewelry for Mothers Weaning Their Babies

Mothers are memorializing their breastfeeding experiences with stones made from the liquid.

#breastfeeding, #jewels-and-jewelry

‘Ugly Diamonds’ Get a Makeover

Following the fashion trend for the offbeat, gems that are gray, green, brown and other shades that once would have been shunned now are in demand.

#beauty-concept, #color, #diamonds, #hemmerle-gmbh, #jewels-and-jewelry, #your-feed-fashion

Helene Fortunoff, Who Built a Family Jewelry Empire, Dies at 88

A powerhouse female executive in a male-dominated industry, she hired a team of mostly women buyers who traveled the world to find unusual gems.

#deaths-obituaries, #family-business, #fifth-avenue-manhattan-ny, #fortunoff, #fortunoff-helene, #jewels-and-jewelry, #shopping-and-retail, #women-and-girls

World Series Rings: Everyone Wants them, No One Wears Them

World Series rings are the ultimate goal for many in baseball, but for those who win them practicality can get in the way.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #houston-astros, #jewels-and-jewelry, #world-series

Rappers Come Shop for Jewelry. Icebox Turns the Cameras On.

An Atlanta store where hip-hop’s big names buy diamond-encrusted watches and chains has become a social media phenomenon by capturing the safe spaces of the rich and flamboyant.

#advertising-and-marketing, #atlanta-ga, #content-type-personal-profile, #icebox-atlanta-ga-retailer, #jewels-and-jewelry, #jooma-mo, #jooma-rafi, #jooma-zahir, #luxury-goods-and-services, #rap-and-hip-hop, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Armed Thieves Steal Jewels From Bulgari Store in Paris

A suspect is in custody after seven robbers made off with jewelry with an estimated value of millions from the luxury jewelry store in central Paris.

#france, #jewels-and-jewelry, #luxury-goods-and-services, #robberies-and-thefts

In Venice, Jewelers Try to Revive Their Businesses

The lack of tourists during the pandemic may have made the city more livable, but empty streets don’t buy jewelry.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #genninger-leslie-ann, #glass, #jewels-and-jewelry, #montavoci-cosima, #nardi-alberto, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #small-business, #venice-italy, #your-feed-fashion

A Jewelry Hub Hopes Gentrification Won’t Overwhelm History

In Birmingham, England, artisans worry that luxury apartments and trendy cafes may push them out of an area where jewelers have been centered since the 18th century.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #birmingham-england, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gentrification, #jewels-and-jewelry, #shopping-and-retail

Why Geology Is Our Destiny

A visit to the renovated hall of gems and minerals at the American Museum of Natural History reveals how the cosmos works in the real world.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #geology, #jewels-and-jewelry, #mines-and-mining, #museums, #rock-and-stone, #space-and-astronomy, #your-feed-science

Technology Could Turn You Into a Tiffany

Augmented reality, 3-D printing and other advances are changing the jewelry business. Soon, they might help you become your own designer.

#3-d-printers, #artificial-intelligence, #augmented-reality-computers, #boucheron, #choisne-claire, #jewels-and-jewelry, #poulit-duquesne-helene, #virtual-reality-computers, #your-feed-fashion

Does Recycled Gold Herald a Greener Future for Jewelry?

Boryana Straubel, founder of Generation Collection, calls recycled gold a way to clean up electronic waste — and a canny investment.

#content-type-personal-profile, #generation-collection-inc, #gold, #jewels-and-jewelry, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #silver, #start-ups, #straubel-boryana, #sustainable-living

Rahul Kadakia, an Auctioneer Who Regularly Sets Records

Rahul Kadakia of Christie’s has sold the most expensive wristwatch, the priciest blue diamond and even, early on, a salad.

#auctions, #christies, #content-type-personal-profile, #curiel-francois, #jewels-and-jewelry, #kadakia-rahul, #watches-and-clocks, #your-feed-fashion

The Brooch Is Back, Baby: How Lady Gaga and Others Put a Pin In It

“These days, better than a tweet,” as one stylist put it.

#brooches-and-pins, #jewels-and-jewelry

Elsa Peretti, Star Designer of Elegant Jewelry, Dies at 80

Celebrities wore Ms. Peretti’s creations on the red carpet and in the movies. Some years her merchandise represented 10 percent or more of Tiffany’s sales.

#deaths-obituaries, #design, #fashion-and-apparel, #jewels-and-jewelry, #models-professional, #peretti-elsa, #tiffanycompany

An Emerald Pendant Plucked From a Designer’s Own Collection

To create a one-of-a-kind necklace, David Yurman accented a 31-carat, cushion-cut Colombian stone with a cascade of glittering diamonds.

#colombia, #jewels-and-jewelry, #yurman-david, #yurman-sybil

Bronze Age Tomb in Spain Hints Women Helped Govern

A tomb unearthed in Spain has prompted archaeologists to reconsider assumptions about women’s power in Bronze Age European societies.

#antiquity-journal, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #bronze-age, #jewels-and-jewelry, #research, #spain, #tombs-and-tombstones, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

Quarantine Made Me Long for Painful High Heels

Suddenly all those old fashion torture devices are looking awfully good.

#collins-lauren-author, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #jewels-and-jewelry, #lingerie-and-underwear, #mackintosh-sophie, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shoes-and-boots, #your-feed-fashion

Oprah’s Meghan and Harry Interview Explained: A Full Guide

The royal couple sat down for an interview. Here’s the back story.

#buckingham-palace, #catherine-duchess-of-cambridge, #cbs-corporation, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #jewels-and-jewelry, #kensington-palace, #markle-meghan, #royal-families, #your-feed-selfcare

Derek Khan, Onetime Stylist for Hip-Hop Stars, Dies at 63

He was an architect of the over-the-top look known as “ghetto fabulous.” Later, unable to support his own lavish lifestyle, he fell from grace.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #fashion-and-apparel, #jewels-and-jewelry, #khan-derek-1957-2021, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop

A Jewelry Line Inspired by a Design Family’s Heirlooms

Ilaria Icardi’s debut collection of gold pendants and signet rings draws on her father’s most treasured creations.

#content-type-personal-profile, #design, #fashion-and-apparel, #gold, #icardi-ilaria, #italy, #jewels-and-jewelry

Surrealist Jewelry That Mimics the Human Form

Two new collections, from Schiaparelli and Sophie Buhai, find their inspiration in the corporeal realm.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #buhai-sophie, #jewels-and-jewelry, #schiaparelli-elsa-sas

Luxury Giants Like Louis Vuitton Are Falling for Big Gems

“They get a lot of publicity and customers who otherwise would not have thought of these brands for high jewelry.”

#amfitheatrof-francesca, #burke-michael-1957, #diamonds, #jewels-and-jewelry, #louis-vuitton, #lucara-diamond-corp, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #tiffanycompany, #your-feed-fashion

Undine Spragg’s Life in Objects

Beauty, charm and luck all factor into the social ascent of Edith Wharton’s ambitious protagonist — but money, crucially, matters the most.

#2020tbookclub, #books-and-literature, #culture-arts, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #jewels-and-jewelry, #opera, #the-custom-of-the-country-book, #wharton-edith, #women-and-girls

Masks Aren’t Going Away, So Consider the Mask Chain

A practical accessory also adds a bit of flair to your pandemic look. Just ask A.O.C. or J.Lo.

#jewels-and-jewelry, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

Playing the ‘Green Lottery’: Life Inside Colombia’s Emerald Mines

For many of the men who hunt for the country’s prized gems, the mines are like casinos in the middle of the Andes: One stone could change it all.

#andes-ny, #colombia, #jewels-and-jewelry, #mines-and-mining

A Designer Who Lives Surrounded by Gems

Marco Panconesi has filled his Paris apartment with precious stones and trinkets he’s collected on his travels, and that inspire his own otherworldly creations.

#architecture, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #jewels-and-jewelry, #panconesi-marco, #paris-france, #rock-and-stone

A Hotel That Pays Tribute to Rajasthani Arts and Crafts

Located in Jaipur’s jewelry district, where fine stones are sold alongside sweets and produce, the Johri shines as bright as any gem.

#design, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #jaipur-india, #jewels-and-jewelry, #restaurants

Treasure Washes Up on Venezuela’s Shore, Bringing Gold and Hope to a Village

Venezuela’s economic meltdown had pummeled a proud fishing village. Then jewelry started mysteriously surfacing on its beach, easing the pain of an economic crisis.

#coastal-areas, #fishing-commercial, #gold, #jewels-and-jewelry, #piracy-at-sea, #treasure-troves, #venezuela

A Necklace That Highlights the Beauty in Versatility

Van Cleef & Arpels has been creating convertible jewelry for decades. One of its latest pieces features a detachable pendant and brooch.

#diamonds, #jewels-and-jewelry, #van-cleefarpels, #wallis-duchess-of-windsor

‘Antiques Roadshow’ Jewelry Experts on Finds and Fancies

One specialist’s favorite: a gold bracelet picked up in the street that once belonged to Queen Victoria.

#antiques, #antiques-roadshow-tv-program, #british-broadcasting-corp, #great-britain, #jewels-and-jewelry

Tiffany Mixes Industrial and Ethereal

The house’s new high jewelry collection expands its usual color range of gems.

#gold, #jewels-and-jewelry, #krakoff-reed, #tiffanycompany, #your-feed-fashion

German Police Arrest 3 Suspects in Heist of Royal Jewels

Officers searched homes, garages and vehicles in Berlin, detaining two 23-year-olds and a 26-year-old in connection with the theft of gold, diamonds and other precious stones in Dresden last year.

#art, #berlin-germany, #diamonds, #dresden-germany, #germany, #jewels-and-jewelry, #museums, #robberies-and-thefts

Shopping for a Diamond Is About to Change

The world’s most productive mine has closed, so your next piece of inexpensive jewelry probably will feature a lab-grown gem.

#australia, #de-beers-group, #diamonds, #jewels-and-jewelry, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mines-and-mining, #rio-tinto-plc, #your-feed-fashion

An Hermès Necklace in Harmony With the Human Form

From the storied French house, a gem-studded creation that gently embraces its wearer.

#hermes-international-sa, #jewels-and-jewelry, #pierre-hardy-fashion-label

Will the Diamond District Survive?

The pandemic has given the famous stretch of Midtown, long a hub and destination for all things jewelry, its share of troubles.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diamond-district-manhattan-ny, #diamonds, #jewels-and-jewelry, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

A Tiffany Necklace That Transcends Time

The diamonds perched atop Elsa Peretti’s fluid gold mesh collar, which the house recently reimagined, resemble droplets of dew.

#2020-t-design, #diamonds, #elsa-peretti, #gold, #jewels-and-jewelry, #tiffanycompany

Jack (‘Murph the Surf’) Murphy, Heist Mastermind, Dies at 83

He stole the Star of India and other gems from the Museum of Natural History. Two days later he was under arrest.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #deaths-obituaries, #jewels-and-jewelry, #murph-the-surf, #murphy-jack-roland-1937-2020, #robberies-and-thefts