Category Archives: Musings / News

U.S. Men Now Wearing More Jewelry – Welcome to the Party Guys!

The New York Times ran an intriguing piece this week on the uptick in consumption of Jewelry by American and European men. I can’t speak for our brothers across the pond, but it doesn’t take a sleuth to see that dudes … Continue reading

Posted in Musings / News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

JEWELRY as an INVESTMENT for the Regular Person

  Contrary to popular belief, jewelry can be a valuable and dependable form of investment — if it is acquired intelligently with a focus on current value.  In fact, for most of human history, jewelry was a simple, dependable and … Continue reading

Posted in Jewelry Guides, Musings / News | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

First Dibs….Fresh Vintage & Antique Jewelry…Every Week

Here’s an inside look at some of the exciting new baubles at Hunter Ridge Jewelry. Just click on any picture to go right to the store. June 13, 2014     This heavy sterling silver cuff was crafted in the … Continue reading

Posted in Musings / News | Leave a comment

Synthetic Diamonds – Real, but not Natural, and a Philosophical Dilemma

Humans, in their never-ending effort to understand what makes the universe tick, and replicate mother-nature’s creations, have discovered multiple processes by which to create synthetic diamonds. These man-made stones, which are practically indistinguishable from natural diamonds, have recently shown up mixed with natural stones in some of the world’s foremost diamond mining and jewelry manufacturing centers. In addition to posing a real and substantial threat to the natural diamond industry, the mixing of synthetic stones raises the philosophical question as to whether we, as diamond consumers, should be concerned at all – and if so – why? The answer requires us to look at the unique relationship we’ve developed with nature in the post-industrial and post-tech revolution era. Continue reading

Posted in Musings / News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Pearls of Fiji -Extreme Beauty

“Bula” (pronounced mboolah) jewelry lovers, aficionados and hobbyists! Bula is Fijian for hello and we’re just back from a South Pacific buying trip that included a brief stop over in the Fijian Islands. Literally traslated, the word “Bula” means LIFE … Continue reading

Posted in Musings / News | Leave a comment

Sotheby’s to Auction Record Setting Pink Star Diamond

Sotheby’s is set to auction off this 59.60 Carat Fancy Vivid Pink wonder. The diamond world expects it to set a record for the most valuable diamond every sold at auction. With estimates at roughly $60 Million U.S. Dollars, it … Continue reading

Posted in Musings / News | Leave a comment

Collecting Vintage & Antique Silver Jewelry – Life Lessons Learned

Collecting Vintage & Antique Silver Jewelry – Life Lessons Learned by Marjorie It would require several lifetimes to complete a truly representative collection of Vintage Silver Jewelry – I know because after 25 years of avid collecting, I’ve only scratched … Continue reading

Posted in Musings / News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment