Sardonyx and Onyx in History

The historical uses for Sardonyx and Onyx consists of a long history of use for hardstone carving and jewelry, where it is usually cut as a cabochon or into beads. It has also been used for intaglio and hardstone cameo engraved gems, where the bands Read More …

Women and Jewelry: Gumuchian

Since the turn of the century, the Gumuchian name has earned a well-established reputation in the diamond and jewelry industry for providing superior craftsmanship and spectacular designs. Jewelry designed by Women for Women – the Gumuchian ladies have been manufacturing high quality jewelry in the Read More …

Women and Jewelry: Niki Kavakonis

Exemplifying clean lines and a variety of themes, Niki Kavakonis’ designs can be found on the most stylish of women and men. Born in Canada into a family where Art and Design were both appreciated and promoted, her Greek father (who also worked in the Read More …

Women and Jewelry: Pamela Froman

The “Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry Collection” features handmade pieces comprised of a mixture of colored precious metals and exquisite, rare natural stones. Originality and meticulous attention to every detail are hallmarks of Pamela’s signature look; because each item is handmade, no two will ever be Read More …

Women and Jewelry: Elizabeth Rand

What initially began as a relaxing hobby blossomed into a lucrative career for Elizabeth Rand.  Before starting her own company, Elizabeth Rand, Inc., she was an award winning packaging designer. She also designed and created her own jewelry, and then eventually did the same for Read More …

Women and Jewelry: Federica Rettore

Italian by birth and culture, Federica Rettore developed an international awareness in design while living some years in U.S.A. during her youth. In 1989, her sculpture “The Fall of Angels” was the only opus to represent the New Liberal Art Academy of Milan at the Liberal Art Read More …

Women and Jewelry: Farah Khan Ali

Farah Khan Ali’s parents Sanjay and Zarine Khan are big on the Bollywood circuit. Her younger sister Suzanne married successful Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan and her brother Zayed is a much drooled-after big screen sex symbol. As a result, Khan Ali’s life is one of Read More …

Women and Jewelry: Vanessa Alfaro

Vanessa Alfaro was born and raised in Cochabamba, Bolivia. At the tender age of 17, she began an extensive career in modeling. Gracing the covers of varies magazines and newspapers; also, participating on several fashion runways and competing in numerous beauty pageants. Her achievements included Read More …

St. Patrick Wasn’t Even Irish…What?

St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the Roman Catholic feast day of the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick died on March 17, 461. But did you know that he wasn’t even Irish? Here are some fun facts about St. Patrick day. History: Patrick’s birth name was Read More …

Women and jewelry: Gaby Aghion House of Chloe

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, the daughter of a cigarette factory manager, she met her husband, Raymond Aghion (1921–2009), when both were seven years old in elementary school. He was born into a wealthy family of cotton exporters, but displayed early stirrings of the social consciousness that would later land him Read More …