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35 Years of Electrum Gallery

Electrum Gallery was founded by Barbara Carlidge in June of 1971. She was prompted by the significant changes in the understanding of jewelry in these years, for which there were barely any opportunities for public exhibition. This is why

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Chhaya Kapadia: Exotic Design

The New York-based designer Chhaya Kapadia has now produced a new line featuring motifs taken from the exotic flora and fauna of the jungle, following on from the phenomenal success of her filigree jewelry collection. The pieces in 18 karat

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Gemological Institute of America: Career Nurturing

The Gemological Institute of America, GIA, is the world’s leading center of excellence for all issues concerning gemstones and pearls. For 75 years, the GIA has been dedicated to the task of providing serious, scientific gemological knowledge

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Japan-Made Jewelry Design

The history of jewelry in Japan is full of upheavals: it dates back more than 9,000 years and yet is still very young. This is because, for a period of more than a thousand years, jewelry was not an issue in Japan. It was only when Japan began to open

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Peru: The Past is Always Present

The South American Andes state can look back on a jewelry culture spanning over one thousand years. This has remained vibrant until the present day in the language of colors and forms. Jewelry set by Ana Navas. Sterling silver The discoveries…

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Rebra Collection: Showcasing Made Easy

If you are on the road a lot doing business, you know what it means to reduce your luggage by a couple of pounds. And the Rebra Collection from Kling shows you that presentation systems don’t have to be heavy. Rebra is one of the lightest presentation…

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Storytelling Stones

The art of carving images onto gemstones is several thousand years old. During antiquity, the cameo (also known as camée) carried huge significance. The term refers to a raised cut of stone created from agate, carnelian, jasper, igneous…

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Success Factor Design

Increasing numbers of jewelry designers and watch manufacturers have recognized that they can score points with customers using extravagant design and the establishment of a brand name. In this context, both concepts go hand in hand, as

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The Great Longing for White

The color white is the perfect symbol of modernity. And it is currently the trendiest color for houses, furniture, cars, fashion and also jewelry. Platinum is the best metal in this respect, as no other metal can shine in a more precious white.

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The Limitless Diversity of Precious Stones

The trademark of the company Leyser Edelsteine based in Idar-Oberstein in Germany is tourmaline. It is iconic for the entire diversity of colored precious stones and its special cuts and shapes. Just purchasing the rough stones calls for

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The Three from T.E.A.

Talin, Erlin and Annie, these are the names behind the abbreviation T.E.A., uniting more than just their passion for extraordinary jewelry. The three young women come from Istanbul, grew up there and became friends. They took separate paths

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The Typical Scandinavian Design

Clear air, vast landscapes, steel blue skies, mysterious sparkling lakes, a dark blue sea and unspoiled nature – the landscape shapes the pople and their artistic ideas. Scandinavian design is often associated with clear lines and materials

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The Written Word Remains

What remains of the culture of a people? How can we formulate an image of the lives and thoughts of other people? The written word was probably man’s most important achievement on the road to civilization. Wedding rings from the ‘Unendlich’…

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Turkish Jewelry Industry

The Turkish jewelry industry is booming. Last year, exports reached a record high of 1,172 billion US-$. Over the last two decades, Turkey has developed from producing souvenirs to becoming a global player in jewelry manufacture. Today,