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Hong Kong Jewellery Interview

US market unfolds changes and potential The jewellery week in Las Vegas is often considered the weathervane of the US jewellery market. The low attendance of the 2017 edition reassures us challenges and uncertainties are lingering. Industry practitioners interviewed by Hong Kong Jewellery, nevertheless, look forward to the future with hope and opportunities amidst drastic changes. Market changes The US market has changed at a rapid pace over the last five years. Besides famous brands, consumers are also very interested in unique, high quality designs for daily wear, said Ori Zemer, principal of ALOR,  California-based fine jewellery and watch brand. Well-known for its cable designs, the company has invented tooling that allows them to set trends with unique look and styling. “For...

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Sapphires Are a Girl's Best Friend

Sapphires, birthstone of September, are a girl's best friend not only for their breathtaking hues also because what they symbolize; honesty, loyalty, purity and trust! They are one of the most popular gemstones and widely used in bridal wear as well. When hearing the word Sapphire many people immediately envision a stunning violet-blue gemstone because the word “Sapphire” is Greek for blue. Typically, sapphires appear as blue stones, ranging from very pale blue to deep indigo, attributed to the presence of titanium and iron elements. The most valued shade of blue is the medium-deep cornflower blue. But sapphires are not only blue, they come in almost every color of the rainbow: pink, yellow, orange, peach, and violet colors. These different colors are...

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The Maltese Cross

What is the Maltese Cross The Maltese cross is a symbol that is most commonly associated with the Knights of Malta. What does it look like? The shape of the Maltese cross is star-like with four V-shaped arms that are joined together at the tips. What’s the history behind the cross? Although the Maltese cross is most famously associated with the Knights of Malta, as well as Malta itself as a country, the symbol originates from Amalfi, which was an Italian republic during the 11th century. What’s the meaning of the Maltese cross? The Maltese Cross formally adopted by the Knights Hospitallers of St. John in 1126, stylistically owes its origins to the crosses used in the crusades, when it was...

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Ruby, July Birthstone

Ruby is the birthstone for fortunate folks born in July. And to celebrate July babies and all who can’t resist the luster of the Ruby reds we are highlighting lovely Art Deco inspired rings, sparkling with diamonds and rubies this month.   Ruby represents love, passion, courage and emotion. For centuries this gem has been considered the king of all gems. It was believed that wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. Rubies have been the prized possession of emperors and kings throughout the ages. To this day the Ruby is the most valued gemstone.  

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VoyageLA Interview

Meet Sinork Agdere of Lord Jewelry  Sinork, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?When I was 14 years old, I became an apprentice to a renowned artisan and goldsmith in a small workshop in Grand Bazaar, Istanbul. With endless curiosity, I sat next to my mentor day in and out watching him work for nearly six months before I had my first chance to touch a piece of metal and start working on it. At that moment, I knew this was it… My curiosity had just turned in passion! Over time and endless dedication, I was able to build a strong foundation of knowledge of the industry along with technical skills to...

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