Tag Archives: Estate Jewelry

Tips For Choosing Your Bridesmaids Jewelry

As a bride to be you have put a lot of time and thought into each aspect of your wedding. The dress, of course, is chosen with the greatest care to detail and style. The flowers have to be just the right shade to match your theme and season. Your music has been chosen to perfectly reflect the special relationship you and your groom share. Even the members of your bridal party have been carefully chosen. The girls you have chosen as your bridesmaids are usually going to be your nearest and dearest friends or female relatives. Of course you Read More →

The Most Expensive Gemstones

It’s no surprise that diamonds are the most expensive gemstone, but you may be surprised by some of the fancy colored varieties that command top dollar per carat in the gemstone market. With fancy colored diamonds making headlines at every important gem and jewelry auction, they’re hotter than ever. It also may surprise you to learn that some of the gems you’ve always known about command major prices too. All of these stones are gorgeous, some are rarer than any you’ve heard of, but they’re all top dollar. Related articles Top Ten Misconceptions about Diamonds We Like Big Diamonds and Read More →

Final Recap: Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

Alright, I’m just about ready to wrap up with the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, considering it happened a month ago. I still have a few more hilarious Dozen questions with Designers & Diamonds to share, but I wanted to show off the gorgeous pieces from a few vendors I wasn’t able to chat with. This show is truly gorgeous, it’s right on the bay(?) of Baltimore, and in summer time it was perfect. The convention center itself looks a lot like Batman’s lair from the outside, but Palm Beach Show Group, as always, transforms the inside of the convention center Read More →

A Dozen Questions with DD: Chris Mulloy Antiques

We continue on the epic adventure that is a Dozen Questions with Designers and Diamonds. Today, Chris of Chris Mulloy Antiques takes the time to chat with me about all things sparkling and fabulous. Please ignore my cackle at the end, and just be grateful I didn’t snort. Chris Mulloy antiques is based out of Palm Springs, California, and regularly shows off some of the best vintage estate and antique designer jewelry at Antiques shows. Chris has been in business for 23 years and divides his attention between luxury watches and stunning vintage and antique jewelry. The case at the Read More →

A Dozen Questions with D&D: Gregory Kay Estate & Antique Jewelry

Welcome back for another rousing rendition of a dozen questions with Designers & Diamonds! Where I attempt to be cool and ask rapid fire jewelry questions to the wonderful dealers at the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. Today I’m sharing this gem of an interview with Gregory Kay of Gregory Kay Estate & Antique Jewelry. A fellow Chicagoan, he shared his booth with the creator of this jaw dropper: But Gregory Kay estate jewelry holds its own too: check out this gorgeous brooch he was inspecting when I strolled over. Needless to say, the man has an eye for antiques – Read More →