Category Archives: Gems, Trends and More

Marvel at These Massive Chocolate Geodes Filled With Gem-Like Candy Crystals

In a video that’s currently tearing up the internet, Culinary Institute of America student Alex O’Brien Yeatts redefines the term “rock candy” as he takes a hammer and cleaver to a giant chocolate geode. After five powerful hits, the boulder-like object cracks in half to reveal a gorgeous formation of sugar crystals that could easily be mistaken for amethysts. Yeatts worked with fellow student Abby Lee Wilcox on a six-month school project to create a .

Last Day to See Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers Is April 23; Conservation Care to Take One Year

The the iconic Ruby Slippers made famous by Judy Garland in the 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz, have intrigued generations of fans.  We are among them, previously blogging about their Kickstarter campaign.  We even made a very special surprise gift featuring the slippers.  CLICK HERE for more on that stunning ONE Custom Design piece. If you want to see the slippers now, time is running out.  In less than two weeks, they will be pulled from .

Back on the Block: 59.60-Carat ‘Pink Star’ Looks to Regain the Title of Priciest Diamond Ever

All eyes will be on the stunning 59.60-carat “Pink Star” diamond when it returns to the big stage at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on Tuesday, April 4. If all goes as planned, the largest internally flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will regain its title as the world’s most valuable gem. The hammer price is expected to exceed $60 million. Back in November of 2013, the same .

Named After a Perfume, 1,000-Carat ‘Most Precious’ Aquamarine Resides at the Smithsonian

“Most Precious” is one of the world’s most beautiful examples of March’s official birthstone. Presented as part of the National Gem and Mineral collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., the rectangular-cut aquamarine from Brazil weighs a startling 1,000-carats and evokes the clear blue hue of a tranquil sea. A gift of Dr. W. Langer and Evyan Perfumes, Inc., “Most Precious” takes its name from the perfume that was .

Arkansas-Sourced ‘Esperanza’ Diamond Heads to the Auction Block March 21

Here’s your chance to own a piece of Americana. The 4.64-carat D-flawless “Esperanza” diamond, which was found by Bobbie Oskarson in 2015 at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark., will be offered for sale at Skinner’s fine jewelry auction in Boston on March 21. Esperanza carries a pre-sale estimate of $100,000 to $150,000 and is the top lot in a show that will include more than 500 items. What’s amazing about “Esperanza” .

German Archaeologists Find a Hoard of 2,600-Year-Old Gold Jewelry in the Tomb of ‘The Lady’

German archaeologists have discovered a hoard of elaborately crafted gold jewelry among other precious items in the 2,600-year-old tomb of a high-ranking Bronze Age woman known as “The Lady.” About 30 years old at the time of her death, the Celtic woman died in 583 B.C. and was buried in a wooden chamber filled with golden brooches, gold strip earrings, bronze and amber jewelry, as well as textiles and furs. The findings are published .

‘Real Is Rare. Real Is a Diamond’ Commercial Shares Limelight During Last Night’s Academy Awards

Recently Moses Jewelers adopted a new tagline:  MOSES JEWELERS. WHEN IT’S REAL.  You may have noticed it, and our campaign will continue to be unveiled throughout this year. We must be onto something. Along with more than 30 million viewers tuning into the 89th annual Academy Awards last night,  we were excited to watch the second in a series of “Real is Rare. Real is a Diamond” commercials produced by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) .

Ring Melt’ Ceremony Reaffirms Bond Between West Point’s Newest Cadets and Their Esteemed Predecessors

On February 27, cadets from West Point’s Class of 2018 will honor the families of U.S. Military Academy graduates dating back to 1924 as part of a symbolic and solemn ceremony called the “Ring Melt.” During the event at Pease & Curren’s headquarters in Warwick, R.I., the donated class rings of 41 West Point graduates — many of whom have passed away — will be dropped in a crucible along with a “legacy sample” .

Noteworthy Gems: The Sapphire Anniversary and The British Monarchy

On Monday, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 65th year on the British throne. Buckingham Palace commemorated the sapphire anniversary by re-releasing a portrait of the 90-year-old Queen bedecked in a suite of glittering sapphire jewelry her father, King George VI, gave her as a wedding day gift nearly 70 years ago. Snapped by British photographer David Bailey in 2014, the portrait shows Her Royal Highness in a beaded sky blue gown accessorized by an .

‘Unprecedented’ 3,000-Year-Old, 20-Karat Gold Torc Unearthed in England

A metal-detector enthusiast in Cambridgeshire, England, has unearthed a spectacular 3,000-year-old torc made from 1.6 pounds of twisted and burnished 20-karat gold. Measuring nearly 50 inches around, the beautifully preserved golden torc is the largest ever found in the UK. Historically, a torc was worn as a neck-ring with the opening in the front, but the massive Bronze Age specimen pulled from a site 60 miles north of London was likely worn a different .