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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Gems & Gemology Spring 2015 Explores a World of Colored Gems

from a press release

Gems & Gemology Explores a World of Colored Gems
Spring 2015 issue reviews Chinese jewelry designers, colored diamond spectra and more

CARLSBAD, Calif. – May 1, 2015 – The first Gems & Gemology (G&G) issue of 2015 takes a journey around the world to review Vietnamese blue spinel, Moroccan amethyst, Mozambique ruby, contemporary Chinese jewelry designs and the Tucson gem shows. The Spring 2015 issue of G&G, GIA’s quarterly professional journal, is now available in print, and online with exclusive video content.

G&G’s cover story is “Blue Spinel from the Luc Yen District of Vietnam” by French researcher Boris Chauviré and his coauthors. The article offers geological context and a gemological characterization of the vivid blue spinel found in Luc Yen, northern Vietnam, which owes its remarkable color to traces of cobalt.

Next is “The Chinese Soul in Contemporary Jewelry Design.” GIA’s Andrew Lucas, Merilee Chapin, Moqing Lin and Xiaodan Jia survey the notable progress China’s jewelry designers have made over the last decade. Influenced by their cultural roots and driven by the rapidly growing domestic consumer market, the artistic prowess of Chinese designers is increasingly evident on the global stage.

Another feature by a joint Moroccan-Italian team headed by Fabrizio Troilo provides an introduction to amethysts from Boudi, Morocco. The study outlines the geology, mining, and the internal and external features of this attractive material. The fourth and final peer-reviewed article, by GIA researchers Dr. James Shigley and Dr. Mike Breeding, reviews colored diamond spectra, including an exclusive and informative foldout chart. In a field report, GIA authors Merilee Chapin, Vincent Pardieu and Andrew Lucas report on the geology and mining practices at Mozambique’s Montepuez ruby deposit, currently the world’s most important commercial source of ruby.

The issue also contains in-depth coverage of the February 2015 Tucson Gem and Mineral shows, as well as reports on the recent Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference (GILC) and the GIA-sponsored International Diamond School for natural diamond researchers held late January in Brixen, Italy. Additional details about G&G, full articles, more in-depth coverage, hundreds of additional photos, and exclusive video footage are available on GIA’s website at  

About GIA
An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world.

Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. Visit

#DesignerPreview #JWLV Andreoli Brings Old World Designs To a Modern World! #JCKLV #EliteEnclave

The history of the Andreoli brand travels as far back as Mughal India and legendary diamond mines...well, I'll let them tell you the story.... 

I was talking to the lovely Caroline about the LUXURY and JCK Shows and she agreed to give us some great show previews!   Enjoy!

Is it just me or is Emerald making a come back in a HUGE way!   ...Andreoli knows Emerald!!!

Colombian Emeralds and Diamonds - what more could you ask for?

Emerald and Diamond Drop Earrings = 0.89ct of Oval Diamonds, 0.80ct of Round Diamonds,
 of Emeralds, in 18KT White Gold
Certified Emerald and Diamond Earrings 2.92ct Round Diamonds,
Side Diamonds, 27.37 Emeralds, in 18KT White Gold
Certified Colombian Old Mine Emerald Ring, 3.70ct Diamonds, 6.47 Emerald, in Platinum
Emerald Drop Necklace 4.28ct Diamonds, 28.60ct Emerald,in 18KT White Gold

...but they aren't limited to Emerald - they do a great job of finding that happy place right on the border line between old world craftsmanship and modern lifestyles.

Carved Ruby Earrings 2.28ct Diamonds, 47.74ct of Rubies, in 18KT White Gold
Heart Shaped Burmese Ruby and Diamond Earrings

 Sapphire Earrings  1.15ct Diamonds, 10.15ct Sapphires, in 18KT White Gold;   Emerald Earrings  1.15ct Diamonds 8.30ct Emeralds, in18KT Rose Gold; Ruby Earrings 1.15ct Diamonds, 9.95ct of Rubies, in18KT Yellow Gold
Blue Topaz Necklace 3.95ct of Diamonds, 89.93ct of Blue Topaz, in 18KT White Gold
Blue Cabochon Sapphire Necklace 22.18ct Diamonds, 85.04ct of Sapphires, in 18KT White Gold; Blue Cabochon Sapphire Earrings 2.63ct Diamonds, 17.04ct Sapphires, in 18KT White Gold
 Certified Tanzanite Ring 2.68ct of Diamonds, 58.65ct Sugar Loaf Cut Tanzanite, in Platinum

Visit Andreoli in the Elite Enclave at the LUXURY show or later at the JCK show.
Andreoli USA

#Edgy SNEAK PEEK! Wendy Brandes' Newly Expanded Barbed Wire Collection #DesignerSpotlight #DailyJewel

It was fabulous to find a note from Wendy Brandes Jewelry's new PR Coordinator with this SNEAK PEEK!

Wendy’s newly expanded barbed wire collection, featuring an ankle bracelet and full-finger ring. 

‪#‎WENDYB‬ by Wendy Brandes designs debuts the sterling silver barbed wire anklet later versions will include ‪#‎platinum‬ and ‪#‎18K‬ yellow gold, You’ll see Wendy wearing these new pieces in Vegas at the end of May.

Wendy Brandes Jewelry

#JCKLV Costume Designers, Editors, Stylist and New Themed Events to on JCK Las Vegas Schedule #JWLV

JCK Adds Highly Touted 
Costume Designers, Editors, Stylist 

and New Themed Events to Las Vegas Schedule

As the jewelry industry prepares to descend upon Las Vegas in less than three weeks, JCK is pleased to announce new additions to its stellar content lineup. Buyers will find a host of new events dedicated to fashion styles, jewelry pairings, excellence in design and more celebratory networking opportunities throughout Las Vegas Jewelry Week.

Mark your calendars for the following NEW must attend events:
Hollywood Takes JCKSaturday, May 30 at 10:30 am – 11:30 am, JCK Las Vegas’ Currents Lounge
Get a glimpse into the world of Hollywood’s top costume designers Ellen Mirojnick, Meredith Markworth-Pollack and Lou Eyrich as they reveal insights and challenges of accessorizing cinematic characters. This event, moderated by JCK Editor-In-Chief Victoria Gomelsky and organized by Jessica Cohen of The Product Agent, will also explore each of these designers’ methodology and personal styles as they are tasked with accessorizing a little black dress after pulling product from collections on the JCK show floor.

Expressing Style Through Jewelry with Lyn Paolo & Marion FaselSaturday, May 30 at 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, JCK Las Vegas’ Clockwork Lounge
Costume designer extraordinaire Lyn Paolo currently of ABC’s hit television show Scandal joins Marion Fasel, Founder and Editorial Director, The Adventurine to divulge secrets of jewelry styling and the history of jewelry style on the silver screen. Hear about Paolo’s passion for jewelry as she reveals five styled looks from The Limited’s Scandal inspired clothing collections paired with jewelry collections curated from JCK designers.

First Love Then Style: Bridal Trends You Need to KnowSunday, May 31 10:30 am-11:30 am, JCK Las Vegas’ Bridal Lounge
Bringing together the bridal industry’s best, this event will provide coveted insider insights. Join bridal editors, bloggers and stylists as they cover everything bridal, from jewelry and dress trends, to real life proposals…all curated on live models. Featuring Stone Fox Bride’s Molly Guy, Engagement 101’s Severine Ferrari, How He Asked blogger Stacy Tasman, and Jewelry, Style Expert Michael O'Connor, moderated by Communiqué’s Rebecca Moskal. 

An Evening of DesignFriday, May 29 6:30 pm-7:30 pm at JCK Wine(d) Down Bar at Mandalay Bay
JCK’s first annual Evening of Design kicks off by celebrating the designer community while honoring the Top 50 Designer Jewelry Retailers (sponsored by Berkley Asset Protection) voted on by the Designers themselves. Followed by the first Design Center Editor’s Choice Awards celebrating imagination and honoring excellence in craftsmanship as powerhouse industry and consumer editors honor their choice for the designer who is breaking boundaries.

Other new show floor events include: “JCK Uncorked” taking place Friday at 3:30 pm in the Passport lounge, providing attendees with the perfect setting to relax and converse over a summery wine tasting; “JCK Brunch Bash” to be held on Monday at 10:30 am in the Sterling lounge, offering a complimentary brunch to prepare buyers for the final day of shopping after a night of rocking the beach with JCK Rock’s the Beach headliner, Gavin DeGraw, on Sunday, May 31.
“We are thrilled to add all of these NEW events to our existing special event line up. In an industry that’s built on networking and developing relationships we know that business goes beyond in-booth meetings. This is a perfect combination of events to learn about trends and styles from different perspectives, celebrate talented designers and retailers and build valuable relationships while having fun!” said Yancy Weinrich, Senior Vice President of JCK.

JCK’s special events are open to qualified JCK Las Vegas badge holders; tickets are required for admission to JCK Rocks the Beach Concert. To register for a badge to attend JCK Las Vegas, taking place May 29 – June 1, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino visit

About JCK:
JCK is a trusted partner connecting jewelry retailers and manufacturers/suppliers with trends, news, products, education, and partners to build business. Whether attending face-to-face events, building inventory with online and onsite sourcing, or obtaining authoritative news and insights from JCK Magazine - the leading industry publication in print & online - JCK offers a suite of tools and events to deliver sound solutions, innovative opportunities, and essential information. For more information on JCK Events, visit


From Press Release

More Than 6,000 Visitors and Buyers from Over 110 Countries Descend on Global Jewellery Industry’s Newest World-Class Sourcing Platform

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday 27th April, 2015: Dubai’s standing as of one of the world’s leading luxury destinations and the undisputed jewellery capital of the Middle East and wider region has been significantly enhanced following a distinguished first edition of VICENZAORO Dubai, a new jewellery super show organised by DV Global Link - a joint-venture company between Fiera di Vicenza and the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

Running 23-26 April 2015 at DWTC, more than 6,000 local, regional and international visitors and major buyers from over 110 countries descended on the high-end jewellery sourcing platform, with leading international traders saying the event had opened a new chapter in the global jewellery sector. 

A top-tier contingent of buyers from the UAE, India, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, China, Russia, Jordan, Azerbijan, Kuwait, Algeria, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Thailand, Yemen, Australia, Qatar and Iraq, amongst others, flocked to the four-day showcase, as the inaugural event rubberstamped its pre-debut billing as the leading B2B jewellery platform for the Middle East, Africa, Central and South-east Asia, and Russia.

Attendees encountered a series of cutting-edge innovations throughout the entire global jewellery industry production chain, as more than 500 top brands from over 25 countries nations exhibited their latest collections and products across four clusters: Global Brands, Fine Jewellery & National Pavilions, Gemstones & Diamonds and Packaging & Supply

Having provided the international jewellery community with a strategic sourcing hub in one of the world’s leading business and trade capitals, VICENZAORO Dubai won the favour of a wide cross-section of exhibitors, buyers, visitors, institutions and partners from across the international jewellery sector.

Established and emerging exhibitors from countries including the UAE, Italy, India, Turkey, Hong Kong, Belgium, Greece, Thailand, the USA, Spain, China, Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Jordan and South Korea forged new business relationships with buyers from all around the world, while strong transactions between hundreds of international suppliers and buyers illustrated the event’s capacity to facilitate a strategic trade bridge to address regional demand and international supply.

VICENZAORO Dubai’s successful debut underlines the strategic collaboration between two of the world’s leading trade event organisers and managers in DWTC and Fiera di Vicenza. In addition, the new ‘Super Show’ justified support from high-level partners including Dubai Multi Commodity Centre (DMCC), a government organisation that promotes trade in the region; Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG), a non-profit association that supports Dubai’s status as the ‘City of Gold’ and a key global jewellery trading hub; and L’Azurde, a Saudi Arabian company and market leader in the distribution of jewellery across the MENA region.

In-line with our expectations, the debut of VICENZAORO Dubai achieved very positive results,” said Corrado Facco, Vice Chairman of DV Global Link and Managing Director of Fiera di Vicenza. “Despite unfavourable economic circumstances and geopolitical contexts in notable major markets for the global jewellery industry, the success of the inaugural event has strengthened our resolve to continue expanding the show over the next few years – especially in tactical capacity areas such as high-end consumption and luxury product absorption. This super show is a strategic operation for both Fiera di Vicenza and the international jewellery industry – the Dubai event has the capacity to connect global suppliers with emerging customers in the Far East and Africa. We hope this first edition represents the prologue of a great success story, one where DV Global Link builds its standing as a global player and VICENZAORO Dubai establishes a position as one of the world’s top five events for the international B2B jewellery and goldsmith sectors by 2020. 

A packed calendar of events, seminars, business meetings and exclusive social events unfolded under the guise of the four-day exhibition, which covered more than 12,000 square metres of exhibition space and was formally opened by His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of the Dubai Department of Information, in the presence of top management of Fiera di Vicenza, DWTC and DV Global Link.

Among the most significant VICENZAORO Dubai events was “The Italian Beauty” exhibition, organised by VICENZAORO Dubai and the ICE (Italian Trade Promotion Agency), which featured beautifully designed and ornately made contemporary Italian jewellery and was attended by the Italian Ambassador to the UAE, Giorgio Starace. Featuring over 30 necklaces made by prestigious Italian companies, the exhibition was inspired by the 'Beauty Room' - one of the main halls in the Jewellery Museum in Vicenza, Italy – and was curated by Alba Cappellieri, a jewellery design professor at Milan Polytechnic and one of Italy's top experts in the jewellery field. 

Also noteworthy were the “World Diamond Mark Fashion Show”, a parade dedicated to diamonds that saw the participation of the some exhibiting companies, and the event “India Evening”, organised by the Gem Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) in which Indian exhibitors met international buyers and guests.

Space was likewise dedicated to new trends in the jewellery sector, thanks to TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting, the first and only independent observatory in global forecasting created by Fiera di Vicenza, which organised the seminar “Product Directions Update 2015-2016” and presented the new 2016 consumer profile. Also in the Trend Area were expressions of the main trends of the goldsmith and jewellery sectors, as identified by the observatory. 

The extensive programme of seminars included: "Diamonds - Are they Forever?" held by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America), “Synthetic and treated Diamonds” organised by SGL (Solitaire Gemological Laboratories), and two events offered by DMCC: “Accessing cost effective financing for Jewellery Industryand “Ensuring accessibility to global jewellery markets”. The calendar also included two seminars dedicated to diamond processing, curated by the IGI (International Gemological Institute).

WDC President at Dubai Diamond Conference

WDC President Highlights 
Successes and Challenges to the Industry 
and Kimberley Process 
at Dubai Diamond Conference

Edwaed Asscher in a photo by

Edward Asscher, president of the World Diamond Council (WDC), was an opening session speaker at the Dubai Diamond Conference held on April 21 and 22, 2015 at the Almas Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE.

The list of speakers included the former president of the European Union, Herman Van Rompuy and the Kimberley Process 2015 Chair, Mr. Bernardo Campos of Angola, among other illustrious speakers.

In his speech, Mr. Asscher explained the ‘tri-partite’ composition of the Kimberley Process (KP), whose members and observers include the governments and agencies of diamond producing and trading countries, representatives of NGO’s, collectively known as the ‘Civil Society Coalition’, and the WDC, which is representative of all sectors of the diamond industry. He also stated that the industry could be proud that “the largest majority of diamond companies are totally compliant and transparent.”

Mr. Asscher also spoke of the challenges to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, including the need to focus on a ‘level playing field’ of KP rules and procedures in order to avoid diamonds entering the market through the weakest link in the diamond pipeline.

The tasks of the KP are accomplished through the work of the various KP committees, including the Working Group on Monitoring, the Working Group on Statistics, and the Working Group of Diamond Experts. The WDC has representation on all committees of the KP.

In conclusion, Mr. Asscher said: “... the industry is in good shape and we can be proud of it and its participants. There are a few exceptions and as an industry we should purge those who tarnish our image. But those are the exceptions in an otherwise fantastic industry with a brilliant future.”

About the World Diamond Council
The primary objective of the WDC is to represent the diamond industry in the development and implementation of the regulatory and voluntary systems to control the trade in diamonds embargoed by the United Nations or covered by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. 
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