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The Jewelry Insider

April 29, 2009


Big movie premieres have been littering the calendar this week, and stunning yellow gold jewelry is almost upstaging the stars themselves.

I’ve been covering the growth of the golden trend all month, and it’s clear the mellow yellow metal push is only going to get more intense in the coming weeks – especially with the May Is Gold Month bonanza underway.

Mom-to-be, Jennifer Garner, lit up the red carpet at her Ghosts of Girlfriends Past premiere in Los Angeles. And Party of Five alum, Lacey Chabert, joined her looking all grown up in an off-the-shoulder gown with a Coomi 20k yellow gold and sliced diamond spring cuff with a matching handbag.

Wolverine fans had more than Hugh Jackman to cheer about. Costar, Lynn Collins, wore H. Stern’s Zephyr cuff in 18K yellow gold to go with her stunning red ensemble, and the always lovely Halle Berry one-upped her with her own golden wristwear and a LBD to die for.

Will the woman please have a bad hair day or something so we can all feel better about ourselves?

Across the country at the Tribeca Film Festival Kim Kardashian added jewelry maven to her growing resume, as she stepped out in a gold statement necklace with (you guessed it!) another yellow gold cuff.

And that doesn’t begin to cover all the golden glow. Check out Jewelry.com’s Facebook page to see more celebrity gold looks for your drooling pleasure.

And for you sweepstakes fanatics – you know who you are – don’t forget about the May Is Gold Month sweepstakes on Jewelry.com to win your favorite gold jewelry piece.

Yup. There’s a gold cuff just ripe for the taking…

The Jewelry Insider

April 20, 2009

Jewelry hounds, we’re entering the busy season. With Mother’s Day, weddings, prom, graduation and beach weather right around the corner, we’re faced with a perfect storm of jewelry gift opportunities. And let’s not forget about our favorite verb: “self-gifting”.

Thankfully, some major players in the industry have thought about our plight and are giving us a glittering break. The World Gold Council and Jewelry.com celebrated the sixth anniversary of May Is Gold Month last week and launched a whole slew of programs offering gold jewelry savings starting now through the month of May.

From a gold cross for grandma to gold hoops for your graduate, Jewelry.com has hundreds of gold jewelry styles available at the price points we love to see these days. And their stash comes from the most trusted retailers around (Kay Jewelers, Zales, JCPenney to name a few).

One last tip: Jewelry.com launched a May Is Gold Month sweepstakes – it’s the kind you can enter every day to better your chances (like the HGTV Dream Home – Why I didn’t win this year is beyond me). There are nine gold jewelry pieces on display – all very cool – you just click on the image you like, bing bang boom – and you’re in there.

So check out the May Is Gold Month bonanza on Jewelry.com and let me know how you make out. There’s nothing wrong with gold digging, Kanye. If you do it the right way.

The Jewelry Insider

May 16, 2008

May is Gold Month and for some that means winning the golden jewel of their dreams at www.jewelry.com/gold where I found these stunning golden chandelier earrings. Now, that you’ve voted for (and who knows, maybe even won) your favorite gold gem – it’s time to learn a few golden facts. When you think gold, you may think shiny, perhaps you think of a shimmering yellow, you may even stretch the imagination somewhat and think ‘white gold’, but colors like green, purple even black probably wouldn’t come to mind.

Long gone though are the days when gold was simply gold. Today, jewelers are creating a myriad of stylish gold pieces in all colors of the rainbow. The tint the gold takes on depends on the metals it is mixed, or alloyed with:Yellow gold, White gold, Rose gold, Green gold, Peach gold, Purple gold and even black gold (and we don’t mean oil).

We’ve all watched the movies, seen the thieves load up the bullion bars from Fort Knox and seen the treasure hunters discover a crate load at the bottom of the Atlantic, but how much do they weigh? According to the World Gold Council the official name for those gold bars is ‘London Good Delivery Bars’ and they weigh about 27 lbs.
Another useless piece of trivia … did you know that if all the gold ever produced was made into a thin wire it could stretch around the circumference of the world an astounding 7.2 million times. (Just who works out this stuff?)
And finally, when it comes to gold, recycling is far from new. In fact gold sets the standards when it comes to recycling. Ever since it was first discovered, gold has always been recycled thanks to its inherent high value. So that means your modern jewelry or dental crown could contain gold that was mined in prehistoric times, and might have even been part of some priceless item belonging to ancient royalty! Today, at least 15% of annual gold consumption is recycled each year.

The Jewelry Insider

May 16, 2008

May is Gold Month and for some that means winning the golden jewel of their dreams at www.jewelry.com/gold where I found these stunning golden chandelier earrings. Now, that you’ve voted for (and who knows, maybe even won) your favorite gold gem – it’s time to learn a few golden facts. When you think gold, you may think shiny, perhaps you think of a shimmering yellow, you may even stretch the imagination somewhat and think ‘white gold’, but colors like green, purple even black probably wouldn’t come to mind.

Long gone though are the days when gold was simply gold. Today, jewelers are creating a myriad of stylish gold pieces in all colors of the rainbow. The tint the gold takes on depends on the metals it is mixed, or alloyed with:Yellow gold, White gold, Rose gold, Green gold, Peach gold, Purple gold and even black gold (and we don’t mean oil).

We’ve all watched the movies, seen the thieves load up the bullion bars from Fort Knox and seen the treasure hunters discover a crate load at the bottom of the Atlantic, but how much do they weigh? According to the World Gold Council the official name for those gold bars is ‘London Good Delivery Bars’ and they weigh about 27 lbs.
Another useless piece of trivia … did you know that if all the gold ever produced was made into a thin wire it could stretch around the circumference of the world an astounding 7.2 million times. (Just who works out this stuff?)
And finally, when it comes to gold, recycling is far from new. In fact gold sets the standards when it comes to recycling. Ever since it was first discovered, gold has always been recycled thanks to its inherent high value. So that means your modern jewelry or dental crown could contain gold that was mined in prehistoric times, and might have even been part of some priceless item belonging to ancient royalty! Today, at least 15% of annual gold consumption is recycled each year.