Columnists Diana Jarrett

Diana Jarrett

The Story Behind the Stone: And the winner is... Moonstone!

The Story Behind the Stone: And the winner is... Moonstone!

Every year armchair designers and the real deal who labor hunched over a jeweler’s bench eagerly await the results of the annual AGTA Spectrum Awards competition. Sure the winning beauties are displayed at the next Tucson GemFair each year, but who wants to wait that long?

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The Story Behind the Stone: Rings and things

The Story Behind the Stone: Rings and things

Love stories are often as colorful as the lives of the couples who live them. Why then can’t the engagement rings be more in line with their unique story? While diamond...

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The Story Behind the Stone Sometimes beauty is only skin deep

The Story Behind the Stone Sometimes beauty is only skin deep

All naturally colored diamonds are rare. In an ideal scenario, diamonds are formed from a single element, that being pure carbon - rendering them exquisitely colorless. T...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Inside the Appraisers Lab

The Story Behind the Stone: Inside the Appraisers Lab

Everyone loves to daydream over beautiful jewelry store displays, catching a glimpse of baubles they’d otherwise never see - or even dream of owning. However for top no...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Precious little

The Story Behind the Stone: Precious littleShoppers at Tucson GemFair and other trade shows this year gave us a glimpse into where the market may be headed by resourceful merchants aiming to offset sluggish sales....

The Story Behind the Stone: Heavenly Stars

The Story Behind the Stone: Heavenly StarsSavvy collectors often turn heavenward for inspiration with their jewelry collections:

Inspiration - the motivational word for designers and jewelers means looking outward...

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The Story Behind the Stone: The legacy of Emeralds

The Story Behind the Stone: The legacy of EmeraldsSome gems came into popularity with the advent of global travel via the Grand Tours of the mid nineteenth century. And the ferocious interest in past cultures such as anc...

The Story Behind the Stone: What one man decides

The Story Behind the Stone: What one man decides

The power of one - an over used phrase perhaps, but one which demands we quash all devotion to obstacles about why something can't be accomplished all by ourselves.


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The Story Behind the Stone: Inside the designer’s mind

The Story Behind the Stone: Inside the designer’s mindEvery jewelry designer started somewhere - but they don't always have the same starting point. They come from myriad life experiences, and disciplines. Their source of in...
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