Marlene A. Prost
Telling Pearl’s Story
Pearl jewelry has come a long way from the days of grandmother’s proverbial strand of round pearls. In today’s retail...
2007 Complex Individualism
True, predicting the color of fashion is not an exact science like meteorology. But since the mid-1970s, professional color forecasters...
Tone Down, Dress Up
This year’s fall and winter fashions are decidely subdued. The necklaces worn at Anna Sui’s Fall 2006 show reflect the...
As the saying goes, it took James Kaya almost two decades to become an overnight sensation. The Boston-based jewelry designer...
Google the words “bead jewelry,” and page after page of Web sites pop up, vying for attention. With the explosion...
New Gem Identification Techniques
This is an exciting era for gemologists. High-tech analytical techniques now make it possible to identify trace elements, treatments, and...
Selling Natural, Unenhanced Gem Material
The marketing slogan 'All Natural' has been used for years to advertise products from cereal to shampoo. Now some gem...
The decade of the '90s put spessartite garnet on the map. Once a rare collector's gem, the brilliant orange garnet...
Shot through with copper, sunstone from this locality has mesmerized miners and designers alike. It has inspired vacation rockhounds to...
Colored Stone Light Source
Can the colored stone industry choose a standard light source from the multitude on the market?
Sapphire Retail Sales Back with a Twist
If we needed more proof that our society is obsessed with celebrity style, we have only to look at the...
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