October 2018 Gemologist Jewelry Pick of the Month

November 1, 2018

This month’s Gemologist jewelry Pick of the month is this fabulous Edwardian diamond antique engagement ring. Graydon Gesner selected this ring, as his favorite, because of the intricate filigree. Every part of this ring has been affected by the jeweler, including the embossing of the shank with floral designs.   This Edwardian diamond engagement ring […]

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Gabriel Ofiesh Jewelry – 10ct. Aquamarine Estate Fashion Ring 18K Yellow Gold & Sterling Silver – J36507

October 26, 2018

Gabriel Ofiesh, based in Charlottesville, Virginia, works with a small staff of craftsmen who create and manufacture jewelry by hand.  “When I’m making a piece of jewelry, I think about rhythm and balance.  I also like unexpected details: things that move, flash, hide or surprise.  Using precious metal forms, fine gems and small diamonds, I […]

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.53ct. Diamond Platinum Antique Engagement Ring by S. Kind & Son

October 15, 2018

 S. Kind & Son started their business in a small room on Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1872. They were known to have crafted mountings with diamonds to order. Their 1902-1903 catalogs contained diamond rings, one carat selling for $140, as well as ruby, sapphire and emerald rings, bracelets, pendants and brooches. Gents signet […]

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Belais Manufacturing Co. & the Art Deco White Gold .65ct. Diamond Belais Antique Engagement Ring

September 18, 2018

Founded in 1863, David Belais of the Belais Brothers created a new formula for the alternative to platinum. Platinum was a rare and expensive metal before it ultimately became banned from use because of the war effort. The white gold formula, after years of experimentation, was submitted to the patent office in October of 1918.  […]

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S. KIRK & SON

September 7, 2018

S. Kirk & Son, a well-known manufacturer, first started as Silversmiths in 1815 with John Smith. As time passed, the Kirk Company began to manufacture fine jewelry between 1928-1938. Many of the records of this company have been lost from a tremendous fire so the dates are not certain.

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SPARK CREATIONS & SPARK SAPPHIRE & DIAMOND ESTATE ENGAGEMENT – FASHION RING

August 15, 2018

The founders of Spark Creations were Eli and Beny Aviram, brothers who had a passion for creating elegant luxury jewelry items. Spark is known for their unique one-of-a-kind pieces.  Over the last 35 years, they have followed seasonal trends making high-end jewelry with exceptional diamonds and gemstones. Here is a fabulous example of a ring […]

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