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August 22, 2019

JHJ Talent Show – Mia Katrin

Mia Katrin – Owner/Designer, Jewel Couture, LLC The award-winning collections of JHJ member & jewelry designer Mia Katrin for JEWEL COUTURE LLC are featured in over 100 top stores in the United States.  Mia, who has a doctorate in aesthetics from the University of Chicago, has traveled around the world collecting world-class precious gems, from […]

JHJ Rock Star – Diana Jacobs

Owner, Jacob Jewelers JHJ dynamo Diana Jacobs, owner of Jacobs Jewelers in Versailles Indiana, does it all.  This wife, mother of three and grandmother of 2 is truly a JHJ Rock Star.  Diana loves anything to do with jewelry, and loves helping people, a combination that makes her a huge asset to the JHJ community. […]

Pantone Color of the Day

The Pantone color of the day for July 17th is Iris. Born today? Then you are Interesting, Private & Provocative! Adorn yourself with jewelry that celebrates the quiet hue of Rose de France Amethyst, and you’ll draw peace, stability and inner joy from its calming energy today!

Yvonne Jiew

Founder, Rockstoc LLC JHJ’s Yvonne Jiew got her accidental start in the colored stone side of the industry by accident 12 years ago.  She was working in an unrelated field at the time, and began cutting gemstones as a hobby.  She quickly started devoting more and more of her time, and found herself running an […]

Gemstone of the Day

Did you know? All red gemstones used to be referred to as “Ruby” & it wasn’t until 1783 that Spinel was differentiated from rubies. Within the British Crown Jewels collection the “Black Prince’s Ruby” and the “Timur Ruby,” originally identified as Rubies, were found to be Spinel.

Charles Marks

Owner, Marks Jewelry Co. The JHJ community wouldn’t be what it is today without the efforts of Charles Marks.  Road Warrior Charles has added a huge number of new members to JHJ since its inception, both retailers and wholesalers. Charles says his favorite thing about JHJ is the sense of unity that keeps the community […]

Engagement-Ring Spending Steady at $5K

The price millennials are willing to pay for an engagement ring has remained stable over the past three years, even as they become more flexible in their stone choices, research shows.  The average price couples spent on engagement rings in 2018 was $5,000, the same amount they shelled out in 2017 and 2016, data from […]

Dinosaur bones shimmering with opal reveal a new species

A hunt for precious gemstones revealed the first fossil evidence of a dinosaur herd, including a previously undiscovered dinosaur species, in Australia. The new dinosaur fossil was found in an opal mine and has turned into the gem itself, making it the most complete opalized dinosaur skeleton in the world, according to a new study. […]