Why Are Diamonds So Expensive?

Everyone knows that diamonds are expensive— but why is that? It’s easy to want to point to a single factor that makes diamonds expensive. However, the truth is more complex than that.  In general, there are three things that affect diamond price: rarity, desirability, and production cost. Then, there are a number of finer details …

Fabulous Push Present Jewelry Inspiration for your Partner

The moment that your wife gives birth is bound to be one of the most beautiful and precious times of your life. But going through nine months of pregnancy and childbirth is certainly not easy for your beloved partner, and that’s where gorgeous sparkling push presents come into the picture!  1. What are push presents? …

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 …

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 …

Wedding Planner

You’ve been dreaming up your wedding details since you were a little girl, now that the big day is fast approaching, make sure everything is picture perfect by working with a wedding coordinator. With Pinterest’s popularity at an all-time high, do it yourself centerpieces and homemade cakes are crowding the wedding scene. These handcrafted touches …

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 …

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 …

Choosing the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

Now that New Year is behind us, it is time for all eyes to turn to a new date on the calendar:  February 14th. That’s right; the time has come to begin thinking about Valentine’s Day. There are two special purchases to look for at this time of year. Naturally, your significant other will be …

Colors for Spring

Fashion is all about creating the perfect look with the marriage of style and color. In order to create the perfect jewelry wardrobe for every season you must shop with color in mind. Each season has certain colors that are the style indicators of the day, and spring 2013 is no different. Emerald is the …

Jewelry of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’s Lisa Vanderpump

Never to be outdone, reality television starlet Lisa Vanderpump gives us oodles of jewels each week on Bravo’s popular hit The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. With her British accent, tight and stylish dresses, and perfectly coifed hair, she looks like she takes hours of prepping each morning. But it’s really her jewelry collection that …

Kim Kardashian Jewelry Looks

The ubiquitous Kim Kardashian certainly is known for her style. With long, shiny locks, trendy and tight outfits, and fashion-forward jewelry, Kim is edgy and stylish all at the same time. While rarely going for classic looks, Kim stays on the threshold of fashion—which also goes the same for the jewelry she sports. If you’d …

Choosing Jewelry for Your Skin Tone

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and when it comes to selecting beautiful pieces of jewelry, that beauty can sometimes be determined based on the skin tone of the beholder. Skin tone impacts your jewelry choices in much the same way that it impacts your choices in fashion. The color of pieces is …

A Push Present For the Future Heir of Your Family

With the announcement that the royals are expecting the future King or Queen of England, it brings to light the question of what do you get the girl who has everything? William may want to begin the search today so that he can ensure that by the time the heir is set to arrive he …

Every Wardrobe Needs a Statement Piece

Building your jewelry wardrobe is very similar to building your clothing wardrobe in that every wardrobe needs a piece that will be the showpiece of the jewelry box. That piece is known as your statement piece. The function of the statement piece is to be the anchor of your outfit and an overall conversation starter. …

Always the Bridesmaid: Top Jewelry Gifts For Your Bridesmaid

As the holidays approach, many people will be ringing in the New Year with nuptials. In all the excitement of enjoying the bid day don’t forget to think of those who have helped you make the big day possible. Throughout the entire wedding process, your bridesmaids are your rock and so it important to reward …

Storage Wars

For most people their jewelry collection is their pride and joy. Part of protecting one of your largest investments is to ensure that your collection is stored properly while it is waiting for its next wear. If jewelry is stored properly, then it will extend the life of your collection tremendously and provide you with …

Top 5 Reasons Why Diamond Pendants and Earrings Make Great Gifts

The simple fact remains that diamond jewelry just makes a great gift. Throughout all of time, gift-giving is a way to express love, friendship, appreciation, as well as many other acts of compassion and kindness. However, it is even better when the recipient appreciates or cherishes the gift. Whether it is for Christmas, a birthday, …

Top 5 Jewelry Trends for Fall 2012

There seems to be negative connotations associated with the arrival of autumn, mainly because it is associated with returning to the dreaded classroom, a conclusion of those lazy days of summer and, it is the call sign of colder temperatures. Despite all the negative hoopla associated with autumn, there are some wonderful things in the …