Columnists Diana Jarrett

Diana Jarrett

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 or upward for clues to creating a new collection. That's not such a recent device, and actually heavenly bodies of the stellar kind have been the source of motivation for designers for quite some time.

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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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The Story Behind the Stone: Sweet Sky - Blue Stone

The Story Behind the Stone: Sweet Sky - Blue StoneGone are the days of finding the ancient turquoise stone solely mounted in a ubiquitous piece of Navajo jewelry - but you knew that. However, many modern jewelry lovers g...
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The Story Behind the Stone: Tucson treasures

The Story Behind the Stone: Tucson treasures

A slow show - yes, a sign of the times, to be sure. Tucson's many gem and mineral shows bore the evidence of a jittery state of affairs, not just here in the US, but worl...

The Story Behind the Stone: Bould’ Over

The Story Behind the Stone: Bould’ Over

Countless gemstoneshave varieties or sub-sets which can subtly or dramatically differentiate each stones' appearance from one another; yet their basic chemical makeup rem...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Customer -v- Collector

The Story Behind the Stone: Customer -v- Collector

What's wrong with consuming? Nothing, if it brings genuine pleasure to the individual and that person buys within their means. When it comes to jewelry, collecting would ...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Still going green - the Zultanite way

The Story Behind the Stone: Still going green - the Zultanite way

What if you could actually have it all - you could offer a gemstone that is rare, gorgeous, untreated, and with a naturally occurring color-change phenomenon? On top of t...

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