Here are a few of our websites where you can view our merchandise, https://www.etsy.com/shop/JRColombianEmeralds, http://www.jrcolombianemeralds.net/ and can also see some of loose Colombian emeralds. We do have thousands of loose carats available. If you are searching for something in particular please feel free to contact us! We pride ourselves on our customer service and we are always eager to help.
With the tragedies that have struck the people of Boston on 4/13 one jeweler in a suburb of Cincinnati, west Chester Ohio is looking to make a difference. Daniel Welling a runner and a jeweler for Welling & Co wanted to do something to honor the people of Boston. Using CAD he designed a sterling silver shoe tag that the runner can lace thru their laces, http://wellingsjewelers.com/boston-shoe-charm. The tags cost $12.00 and 100% of the profits go to One Fund Boston, https://secure.onefundboston.org/page/-/donate5.html the organization established by Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and Boston mayor Tom Menino to help those affected by the tragedy. Currently Welling is taking orders by phone but is looking to launch a website next week. In times of tragedy the people of the US always come together. It’s nice to see a fellow jeweler do some good for people affected by the bombing.
And jewelers and consumers beware! I’m sure most of us have encountered a stone they weren’t always so sure of. Sometimes the testers aren’t always accurate. This is a case in point. News has it that that the new Moissanite can possibly even fool diamond testers. Always make sure to test the diamond a few times. The new stones have a tint of green and are also lasered with Forever Brilliant in of the stone. The new batch of Moisannites weigh less than 10% of real diamonds. I’m sure knowingly or not some of these stones will be making their way to the neighborhood jeweler for quick cash. Its been known that cz’s can have a coating on them that can throw off a diamond tester as well. You always have to be careful of what you purchase and from where. The old adage “if its to good to be true, it usually is.
And my oh my, Basel has the world anticipating the show that will be from June 13th - 16th in Basel. The show is one of the largest exhibiting art from modern and contemporary artists. But news of this stone has me stopped in my tracks! A jawdropping 209ct YES! 209 carat Colombian Emerald called "The Imperial Emerald" that is being seen for the first time in over 40 years. The stone was purchased earlier this year by Bayco LLC. There's not much information as to where the stone was purchased from. But one thing is for certain is that it was mined from the best emerald mine in Colombia, Muzo. It is unclear how much was paid for the stone or for how much it might potentially sell for. For now it is on display in Basel and will possibly go on tour to different museums worldwide. It is said that this stone was possibly cut from a rough of 800cts! The great Moguls of India loved emeralds and sometimes traded their gold and diamonds with the Spanish for these highly coveted green gems. What a stunner~
What is old is new again. This saying is true given the fact that many things in our society influence our clothing and jewelry style." The Great Gatsby" is set to hit the theaters on May 10th. The story was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald of love during the roaring twenties. And many jewelers are scrambling to jump on the new craze~ jewelery that has been inspired by that time in history. Filigree rings, decorative necklaces and an array of gemstones set in everything from sterling silver to precious metals. This style of jewelry is so delicate and will be a nice change from some of the large obtuse jewelry that has been the fad for a while now.
Here's a few of our own designs that are reminiscent of that time (our pieces were created 5 months ago!)
May is right around the corner and you know what that means, THE month for Emeralds!!!
Keep Sparkling until next time~