Show of Hands


  • From David Yurman’s Chiclet collection: Two bracelets in sterling silver and 18-karat yellow gold, with citrine, olive quartz and pavé diamonds. Single row, $3,600. Triple row adds cinnamon quartz, $5,900. Fink’s Jewelers, Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
  • From Lagos’ Caviar collection: wide bangle in sterling with 18-karat gold accents,  $995, and narrow rope in sterling with 18-karat accents and green amethyst. $750. Long Jewelers, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.
  • From I. Reiss: hammered-finished cuffs in 14-karat yellow gold matte. Left, with 0.5 carat of pavé diamonds on the bars, $3,525; right, with 0.15 carat of bezel-set diamonds, $2,925. Long Jewelers, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.
  • From JodyG’s boutique: gold-tone bracelet with clear crystals set in silver, and silver-tone bracelet with black crystals set in hematite. $85 each. JodyG, Hilltop North, Virginia Beach. 757.422.1201.



  1. says

    Beautiful fashion jewerly with genuine garnets

    Genuine Garnets is a transparent to translucent mineral, a
    small, precious stone (from 0.08 to 0.3 inches in size),

    fiery or blood-red in color (colored with iron with a chromium admixture).
    Its name derived from the Greek Pyropos,

    pyr = fire, ops = eye. It has a hardness number of 6.5 to 7.

    5. It boasts exceptional color stability and is

    resistant to heat and acids.

    The genuine garnet has been haphazardly collected from river silts since ancient times.
    The organized collection of

    genuine garnets with export to the world began in the early middle ages, at the time of the great migration of

    nations from the 6th to 8th centuries. In the middle ages, the popularity of genuine garnets wanes.
    A few rare

    goldsmith relics have been preserved from the second half of the 14th century.

    It was not until the late 15th

    century that garnets began to be seen more often as decorations on liturgical silver,
    particularly chalices. The

    peak period came under the reign of Emperor Rudolph II, who supported cutters and introduced the right of first

    refusal on garnets of exceptional size. After 1700 genuine garnets became more widespread in fashion jewelry

    generally. Small stones came into costume jewelry in the
    2nd quarter of the 18th century and so the Empress Mary

    issued a ban on the export of genuine garnets from the country, thus protecting
    the domestic monopoly on the mining

    and working of garnet. To help date garnet jewels from the 2nd third to
    the end of the 19th century there are two

    garnet setting techniques: grain and rivet (jewelry techniques).
    In the 19th century, genuine garnet-makers hosted

    successful displays at industrial exhibitions.
    Thanks to the success of the craftsmen at the World Exhibition in

    Brussels in 1958, genuine garnet again became part of contemporary artwork.


    Santa Barbara, CA

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