Your client has found ‘the one’ and now it is time for the next big decision: choosing engagement and bridal jewellery. Much like vows, these pieces are forever, which makes the selection process all the more important. Perhaps your client hopes to make these eternal pieces as colourful as...
In response to a challenging couple of years, 2022’s fashion trends are leaning toward colours that are bright, happy, and (frankly) delicious. Reminiscent of candy colours, the 2022 spring/summer palette brings us back to childhood joy and simple indulgence—which also seems to be a perfect fit for this season’s...
Who says engagement rings must be made with diamonds? This question, of course, is a bit cheeky, as jewellery professionals are no doubt familiar with the answer. This long-standing tradition is the result of a fairly genius marketing campaign, which has been embraced by today’s fashion. Of course, things...
For many starting out in the craft of jewellery fabrication and goldsmithing, sterling silver (or 925 silver) serves as the jumping off point into the world of working with precious materials and metals. A large component of jewellery fabrication requires the skills of soldering, annealing, and torch techniques. While...
“What’s special about these garnets is the wonderful colour—an intense purple with red flashes we call ‘royal purple,’” says AJS owner, Arnold Silverberg. “The Mozambique material in particular has a bright open colour with wonderful brilliance.”
In October 2021, Kyle Abram flew to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) project, a model for the future of ethical gold sourcing from small-scale mines.
The way jewellers conduct business is changing. We have seen significant transformation in the past two years; beyond brick-and-mortar sales and trade show events, many professionals are finding other lucrative ways to buy and sell their pieces.
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