A Vow of Beauty with Philanthropy

Buy a piece of Joan Hornig’s unique jewelry and 100% of the profits will be donated to your charity of choice. Since 2003, Joan Hornig has continued to grow the list of charities that benefit from her beautiful designs. When you purchase a piece from the collection, not only do you get experience the beauty of a unique piece of …

Victoria Scott-RichardsA Vow of Beauty with Philanthropy

The Jewelry Business gets a new investor

The online retailer, which was created by Amazon.com, now sells both fashion and fine jewelry from 68 brands. There are over 3,500 styles counting bracelets, cuffs, rings, necklace, earrings and pendants. Designer names such as Alex Woo, Gurhan and Kenneth Jay Lane are represented as well as several celebrity lines. Shown at right is Nicky Hilton’s “Chelsea” Sterling Silver and …

Victoria Scott-RichardsThe Jewelry Business gets a new investor

Tiffany & Co. instigate iPhone App

The Tiffany & Co. Engagement Ring Finder app for iPhones allows brides and grooms to use their iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad to find the perfect diamond ring. For men, the Tiffany iPhone app will show rings in their actual size, so they’re more likely to compare the on-screen rings with their partners.The “ring sizer” aims to abridge ring sizing …

Victoria Scott-RichardsTiffany & Co. instigate iPhone App

Frontrunners: Forging Ahead

Victor Velyan has employed old-world metallurgy techniques similar to those used in sword making. The Los Angeles–based jeweler hammered and pounded pure silver and gold into thin sheets of dense metal that he then shaped into cuffs, rings, pendants, and earrings, and set with gemstones. Velyan finished some designs with patinas in green or chocolate brown, an effect which he …

Victoria Scott-RichardsFrontrunners: Forging Ahead