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Diamond Types: Classification, Cut, and Clarity

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Diamonds are a classic gemstone for any occasion, especially weddings and engagements. A diamond’s  sparkle first attracts our eyes, followed by our hearts. However, there is more to diamonds than sparkle, especially when making a lifetime investment. Generally, the cut, clarity, carat, and color are the parameters to consider when buying diamond jewelry. In this article, we will look at three Cs: Classification, Cut, and Clarity.

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Eye On Design: Portuguese Man O’ War Brooch

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Wonderful and mysterious creatures of the sea have been commemorated in all kinds of imaginative jewelry designs. Many were made as fond memories of beach holidays or an emblem of appreciation for ocean wildlife.

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Pink Thing of The Day: Dash of Pep Booth Display at NY Now

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Never underestimate the power of a fantastically designed display to draw people into your booth. Image is important, and the owner of Dash of Pep clothing and accessories got everything right — starting with her foundation color of an irresistible Hot Pink with lots of pink accents and pink props!

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Pink Thing Of The Day: Swarovski Store Display Wall

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Ever on-the-hunt for the elusive Pink Thing, I was magnetically drawn into the newly-opened Swarovski store on Broadway by their vast display wall of exciting pinkness!

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The concept of displaying the brand’s jewelry and small crystal trinkets nestled against a wall lined with various-sized shaped compartments — punctuated by the occasional expressive mannequin — is just genius. Creating a ‘Life-Size Jewel Box’ concept, the store’s transportive design not only provides an immersive shopping experience, it’s obviously also highly Instagram-able.

swarovski store display photo by gail worley

Located at 542 Broadway in SoHo, the store (which opened in May 2021) is part of Swarovski’s Instant Wonder identity rebranding. And while it’s not shown in this post (for reasons which will be immediately clear) the other half of the store is entirely green. You’ll want to at least pop in when you are in the area.

Eye On Design: Circumspect Neckpiece By Kiff Slemmons

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Kiff Slemmons‘ neckpiece Circumspect (2003) is an object that does what it is and is what it does. Composed of lenses and mirrors collected and categorized for a purpose that the collecting itself reveals, it is both a tool of taxonomic assessment and a record of a taxonomic class of useful and evocative things.

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Denying the role of jewelry as something only to be looked at, it meets and counters the gaze — returning agency to those being seen. It also asks us to emulate what it facilitates: the art of careful looking as a way of understanding.

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Photographed in the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan.