The Crystal Quartz Craze
Jewelry Making

The Crystal Quartz Craze

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I just adore gems that have a touch of “mystic.”  Those gems that seem to mesmerize….hypnotize…..hold me spellbound.  Pieces from nature that pull you towards them, tickle your fantasy, and just stimulate your imagination…pieces of crystal quartz! Crystals are a solid material whose atoms are arranged in a highly ordered microscopic structure that forms a lattice.  They […]

Southwest Style Summer Finds!
Fashion & Trends

Southwest Style Summer Finds!

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Every year for the Fourth of July my family heads out to Wyoming to spend a week where water and sky never rest. The little town we stay in is known for its conservation of just that – the wild, wild west. Main street in this little town is built around the original saloon from […]

Designer Spotlight: Tony Malvagna
Jewelry Box

Designer Spotlight: Tony Malvagna

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I’m at it again, scoring another interview with one of JTV’s top jewelry designers! This time, I had the pleasure to interview Tony Malvagna. We all know Tony for his whimsical animal motifs and on trend styles in the Off Park Collection and his Park Avenue Diamonds. I wanted to get to know him on a personal […]

Out-of-this-world:  Moldavite
Gemstones

Out-of-this-world: Moldavite

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They killed the dinosaurs. They leave enormous circular-shaped impressions where they land. They are the theme of apocalyptic movies starring handsome celebrities whose only chances of being astronauts are in front of a green screen.1 Flying objects from space (like asteroids2, comets3, and meteorites4) often get a bad rap, but, from a cosmic event was born an out-of-this-world […]

Not Your Granny’s Crochet!
Jewelry Making

Not Your Granny’s Crochet!

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My Grandmother used to make incredible crochet pieces.  Even when her precious hands became arthritic and bent, she would still pull out her needle, grab some yarn, and put together an heirloom.  When my daughter was born, she made a matching hat and sweater – all crocheted, all pink, all precious. I used to believe […]

Modern Blooms: A Fresh Take on Floral Jewelry
Fashion & Trends

Modern Blooms: A Fresh Take on Floral Jewelry

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Florals in fashion are sort of evergreen; flourishing and popping up on runways for every season, every year. The romantic bouquets and dainty stems can be almost nostalgic – classic and feminine. But, these days, there’s something to be said for shaking it up a little bit, no? For putting a new spin on a […]

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JTV's Jewelry Blog: Jewelry Fashion & Trends, Gemstone Guides & News

Welcome to JTV's Jewelry Blog! Find information on everything you ever wanted to know about jewelry and gemstones. Learn how to mix and match your favorite pieces for the perfect finishing touches or go to Jewel School and see step-by-step directions on how to make your own! We'll show you everything from behind the scenes photos and facts on your favorite gemstones to fun and easy tips to remember when choosing your jewelry. Don't just throw on any old pair of earrings. Love what you're wearing with JTV's Jewelry Blog!

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