FEATURES

Baselworld 2018: Staying afloat in a changing market

As Baselworld enters its second century, one might expect it to carry an atmosphere of celebration and optimism. Instead, however, a dramatically reduced show size, perceived slower foot traffic, and shorter duration brought a buzz of uncertainty to this year’s edition.
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FEATURES

Aquaprase: A fresh start

Aquaprase (also known as blue chalcedony) is a brand-new gemstone that opens up a world of possibilities for designers and jewellers alike.
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BUYERS’ GUIDE
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CELEBRITY JEWELLERY

Debra Messing to receive 2018 GEM Award

Jewelers of America (JA) has announced actress Debra Messing will receive the 2018 GEM Award for Jewelry Style, an award given to an individual who inspires and encourages consumer desire for fine jewellery. 
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APPRAISER’S NOTEBOOK

The art of self-defence: Disclosures, disclaimers, and delusions

For more than two decades, I was a practitioner of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. The style I practiced was focused primarily on the purely defensive and harmonious blending of the 'attack' and 'response' energies. Most of the appraisers I know also practice some form of self-defence, at least in their appraisals.
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ROUNDUP: PAST AND PRESENT

With this ring: Men’s bands to seal the deal

Saying 'I do' with a little sparkle is not just for the bride. Given the time-consuming task of picking an engagement ring and matching band, bling for the boy may seem like an afterthought. Yet, with the multitude of styles, metals, and materials available, gents can't help but select something that symbolizes both their personal style and their devotion.
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Alloys through the ages

Most jewellery (though not all) is composed of precious metal. The metals we use seem simple, but there is a complex set of mixtures and compounds.
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