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When Jewels Speak the Language of Love

When Jewels Speak the Language of Love

Valentine’s Day gifts that say it all! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, finding beautiful and meaningful gifts requires planning and patience. While chocolates and red roses have their own place in gift giving traditions, a gift of jewellery says so much more. Expressing your love with jewellery, to me, is a revelation of who you are, as a person and as a person who loves. What you choose for your loved one is a declaration, in the form…

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A Conversation with Jewellery Designer Christopher Walling

A Conversation with Jewellery Designer Christopher Walling

Jeweller Par Excellence and a Trail Blazer in so many ways It is rare to come across a fine jewellery designer whose design repertoire is as panoramic as that of Christopher Walling. From very modern, contemporary and edgy pieces all the way to jewellery designs evoking the romance of bygone times, Christopher’s fine jewellery pieces are breathtaking in every sense of the word. His influence on modern jewellery is undeniable. Described by Sotheby’s as “undoubtedly one of the most exciting…

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A Conversation with Peggy Grosz at Assael

A Conversation with Peggy Grosz at Assael

Last week I had the opportunity to interview Peggy Grosz, Senior Vice President at Assael . Peggy has worked in the jewellery industry for over thirty years and very few people come close to the extensive and in depth knowledge she has about the jewellery industry in America and about fine and high jewellery, precious gemstones and especially pearls. Just a day before I was scheduled to interview her, Peggy had an Instagram Live talk with award winning jewellery insider…

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Pearls and Pantone

Pearls and Pantone

The Pantone colour for 2020 is Classic Blue 19-4052. This hue has been described as elegant due to its simplicity. It is a timeless colour, classic yet contemporary. I find this colour to be a great choice for the year. It can easily be produced using plant-based dyes, and so gets full marks as far as sustainability is concerned. What’s more, it is a seasonless and genderless colour, so the creative possibilities are endless. What really intrigues me about Classic…

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A Guide to Instagramming Your Pearls in 2020

A Guide to Instagramming Your Pearls in 2020

Instagram remains my favourite social media channel to admire pearls and pearl jewelry. The fact that it is such a visual platform makes it the best, in my opinion, to showcase pearls. But even within Instagram, there are choices. Would you rather see a post on your feed or a story about the pearl jewelry designer? And what about IGTV? I believe all three have their merits. Instagram Posts Instagram Posts give me more options to engage with the designer…

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A Conversation with Dana at Dana Henning Jewellery

A Conversation with Dana at Dana Henning Jewellery

Today we meet Dana Henning, owner, jewellery designer and creator of beautiful handcrafted jewellery at Toronto based Dana Henning Jewellery, Premium Jewellery Designs. In addition, Dana is also one of the jewellery designers at Stones and Findings.  At Dana Henning Jewellery, Dana creates and handcrafts remarkable pieces, inspired by poetry, myths and legends and of course through her travels and introduction to new places and cultures. Her bold use of colours, brilliant gemstones with different cuts and finishes and especially gorgeous, lustrous…

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At the Toronto Gem Expo 2019

At the Toronto Gem Expo 2019

This past weekend, the Toronto Gem Expo took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Toronto. Being marketed as the “Toronto’s hottest gem show,” I felt duty bound to go and check it out! I really had two objectives in mind: first to meet with vendors who might be selling pearls, and the other to judge for myself how “hot” this show really was. So, come Friday morning, I took the train to Toronto and arrived at the venue…

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