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 […]
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. […]
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!
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 […]
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.
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 […]
While it’s nothing new to splurge on footwear, a million-dollar pair is surely one to turn heads. Whether encrusted in precious stones or worn by a coveted athlete, these shoes go the extra mile when it comes to luxury footwear. In fact, some are even considered too valuable to be worn. Ready to see these […]
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 […]
Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal emperor, lived every part of life in excess—exquisite, extravagant excess. In the early 17th century, he ruled a kingdom stretching across what is now India and Pakistan from the Peacock Throne, a seat encrusted with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and a 50-carat, pear-shaped pearl. He fathered more than a dozen children […]
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. […]