A Tourmaline for Every Occasion: The Versatile October Birthstone

First discovered in Brazil in the 1500s where it was mistaken for an emerald, the dazzling tourmaline is certainly a green stunner, but it can also add a dash of color to your precious jewelry box with a rainbow of gorgeous shades including fiery red, pastel pink, deep blue and vivid yellow, although all are …

The Anatomy Of An Engagement Ring Pt.2:

In The Anatomy Of An Engagement Ring Pt.1, we went through 5 basic basic keywords that you need to add to your glossary when you decide to go ring shopping. Now that you have your basics pinned down and you won’t be struggling to understand the very basic questions your jeweler is asking you in …

Morganite Engagement Rings: The increasingly sought after alternative

Morganite engagement rings are growing in popularity – and for good reason. This feminine gemstone makes a powerful romantic statement. In spite of its delicate appearance, morganite is a durable gemstone antagonizing the traditional diamond, not only in hardness and beauty but also in its comparatively more affordable price tag. Here’s what you need to …

Gemstones & Fine Jewelery: A uniquely meaningful gift

Looking to offer a memorable gift uniquely picked for its wearer? Regardless if you’re buying a piece of jewelry for your mother’s birthday, your daughter’s sweet sixteen, or a romantic anniversary gesture for your wife, gemstones on fine jewelry will allow you to balance uniqueness with high-end design, fit for any occasion. If you’re having …

How to choose the perfect wedding band

The big day is just a few months away. Every detail of your wedding is just like you always dreamt it and there is only one thing left; picking the perfect wedding bands for you and your partner-in-life! The wedding bands tell your story. They are a testament to your love and as such it …

Engagement Ring Shopping: Top 5 Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Buying an engagement ring is a daunting task, especially if you’re more of a traditionalist and looking to surprise your partner. When scouting for that perfect engagement ring to express your love and commitment to your significant other, be wary of some common mistakes that lovebirds tend to do when shopping for this timeless piece …

Moissanite Engagement Rings: The Uncompromising Alternative

Although Diamond Engagement Rings are still as popular as ever, many couples nowadays opt for alternatives that are more reflective of their unique values, character, and budget.   Sometimes, when dreaming of that perfect engagement ring, it’s hard not to imagine a flawless shiny white diamond as the focal point. If you’re dead set on …

The perfect gift for Valentine’s Day

The perfect Valentine’s Day gift comes from the heart but even those with their heart in the right place need some help with choosing the perfect gift! This year, make Valentine’s Day one to remember, by going for uniquely designed jewelry made by the artisans at Barkev’s!   Heart shaped diamond necklace Valentine’s Day is …

Why Kate Middleton’s Ring Stands Out

The world waited up to watch the fairytale play out as Kate Middleton married the love of her life who just so happened to be a member of the royal family. The ring that she was given as she agreed to commit her life to his was steeped in history and tradition as is often the case …

The Oscars Jewelry Fashion

For some the Oscars and awards shows in general are about who won what, but in recent years the Oscars and other red carpet events have also become about the over the top jewels that have dominated the red carpet. Celebrities and jewelers alike go above and beyond when it comes to selecting a piece …

The 5.7 Million Dollar Dress Worn by Debbie Wingham

If you have a cool 6 million dollars lying around then listen up, for the reasonable price of 5.7 million dollars, you can become the proud owner of your very own black diamond dress. The gown was showcased in Kiev during Ukraine Fshion Week as part of the luxury line of self-taught British designer Debbie …

Best Jewelry at the 2013 Oscars

The glitterati gathered together to celebrate the 85th annual Academy Awards and while the hot topic before the day of the ceremony may have been the new host, but in the days after the ceremony people have a new topic on their mind: the debate for who wore it best in terms of their jewelry …

The Facts behind the Colored Diamond

For as long as can be remembered the tell tale sign of the perfect diamond was flawless color, or to be precise, the lack there of. However, with the recent changes in the trends in fashion came the emergence of a new trend in diamonds: the emergence of the colored diamond as a must have. …

The Amethyst February Birthstone

Every month has a stone that symbolizes all of the birthdays that will be celebrated between the days one and thirty-one on the calendar. The birthstone dates back to the bible and the breastplate of Aaron, the brother of Moses. His breastplate housed four rows of precious stones which symbolized the twelve months of the …

Your Guide on How to Select Eye Catching Earrings

Every woman wants to have that one moment where she enters the room and all conversations stop. They are looking for that moment when all eyes are on them and they know it. One surefire way to turn that dream into a reality is to choose the perfect eye catching earring. Think along the lines …

Make a Bold Statement with a Black Diamond Engagement Ring

Color is back and yes, this even includes black. While colorless diamonds will forever be in style, women and men are expanding their jewelry collections to include black—the hottest new color in engagement rings. Women are now more desirous of looking different—not wanting to conform to the norm. One way to do this is to …

Choosing a Necklace for your Neckline

A great necklace can make or break your entire outfit. The jewelry that you choose will differentiate you from the crowd when it comes to style. Not every piece, however, is meant to be worn with every outfit. You may have heard it said before that the entire look needs to be crafted to look …

The Floral Statement Ring

The dawn of spring brings the promise of sunny days to come and the launch of the floral statement ring. Each season there is one statement piece that becomes the signature piece of the season and this year that piece is the floral statement ring. Like all trends in the jewelry business, there is a …

Most Expensive Pieces Worn to Golden Globes

We all watch the red carpet and drool over the exquisite pieces that most of us will never have the opportunity to wear. It is fun however to watch, wish and dream. So, sit back and drift off into dreamland as we countdown some of the most expensive pieces that have ever graced a red …