CED Blog

When Being Blue Became A Good Thing

June 6, 2012

Are you blue? Blue evokes another feeling for this modern girl. Feeling this primary blue means feeling strength, vibrancy, intensity, wonder and amazement. So yes..I feel blue.

Eighternity Is The New Exemplary

May 25, 2012

I recently sold an Eighternity diamond to a couple who was interested in an ideal cut but they left with so much more. More brilliance, full of more fire and more scintillation. The difference is made in the cut.

Aquamarine: An Attempt to Capture the Sea

March 16, 2012

I always love writing about birthstones because birthstones are gemstones and gemstones are jewelry and jewelry is undeniably my passion. Aquamarine, the March birthstone, is associated with happiness, beauty and loyalty. There is also a legend that Neptune, the Roman god of the sea,

A Brief Valentine’s History

February 14, 2012

There are many versions of the history of Valentines Day, most of which contain elements of both Christian and Roman tradition. The one we like the best contends that, in third century Rome, Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young men, believing that

Citrine: You Only Thought It Was Topaz

November 16, 2011

Most people when asked what is the November birthstone will reply Topaz. FALSE! Alright, well not entirely false. The traditional November birthstone is Citrine but an alternative (and very similar looking) birthstone is Topaz

Peridot – August Allure

August 17, 2011

Peridot, also named Chrysolite a variety of olivine, is the birthstone for August. Sometimes referred to the “evening emerald” due to its green color but the difference is the yellow tint also contained in Peridot. It is considered a symbol of power and influence

Passion for Jewelry

March 28, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor died last Wednesday at the age of 79. Along with her glamour, charm, beauty and philanthropist nature, she possessed a passion for jewelry. Taylor was the owner of some of the most famous gems in history;

February’s Birthstone Amethyst

February 16, 2011

Coveted for its color ranging from light purple to deep violet February’s birthstone, Amethyst makes gorgeous jewelry. Associated with spirituality, wisdom, sobriety, and security the name comes from the Greek word “amethystos” meaning “sober

Rutilated Quartz Mysterious and Enchanting

December 15, 2010

It emerges when rutiles appear within the quartz. Rutile is a mineral composed of titanium dioxide which crystallizes. They are the amazing thin needles of color (often gold and silver strands) within the mineral; these needles remind me of those found on the majestic pine on a crisp and snow-covered morning