The jewelry of Ilgiz Fazulzyanov hits the Kremlin

The Moscow Kremlin will showcase the jewelry works and techniques of Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, between April 1st and July 31st, 2016, at the Belfry Tower.

The exhibition named "Jewels Inspired by Nature. Ilgiz F." displays the evolution of Fazulzyanov's work through time (1996-2016), as well as the first student works, drawings, sketches, and the most recognized masterpieces.

Ilgiz Fazulzyanov is the first jeweler since Fabergé to be honored with a solo exhibition in the iconic Kremlin. Visitors will be able to discover his creative process from the early ideas to the final steps of jewelry making.

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10 curious facts about diamonds

The king of precious gemstones, the fiery diamond is an ancient and eternal treasure, full of mystery and secrets.

Diamonds are much more than just a beautiful ornament. Made of pure carbon and formed by a tightly bonded atomic structure, this brilliant gem has an outstanding hardness, making it perfect for several industrial purposes.

Of all diamonds mined in the world, only 20% are gem quality. As gemstones, they seduce for their brilliance and uniqueness, but there is a lot more about diamonds than the beauty that meets the eye.

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Pamela Love publishes her "Muses & Manifestations"

"Pamela Love: Muses & Manifestations" shows the jewelry designer's work and ethos in a creative, raw and spiritual way.

The new book, presented as a "personally curated monograph," allows the reader inside Pamela Love's unique universe, revealing her inspirations and the whimsical, iconographic world behind her contemporary creations.

Still life compositions of jewelry pieces with objects and ephemera, photographs from Love's collections and travel snapshots piece together the volume, evoking influences such as alchemy, astrology, botany and the textures and materials of Southwest America.

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How to clean jewelry

Carefully and correctly cleaning your jewelry is a good way of maintaining your favorite pieces in perfect conditions. Learn how to make your precious jewels shine brighter and last longer.

Dust, dirt, grease and tarnish can damage noble metals and precious stones. With time, the interaction with these jewelry's dangerous enemies may result in broken pieces or lackluster gemstones. A clean and brilliant gemstone will always outshine a pale stone that has been uncared for.

But before venturing into cleaning your precious jewels, it is important to know that some rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and gems need professional care and treatment, such as ultrasonic cleaning or steam cleaning. Depending on what's at stake, it may be a good idea to ask for a professional's advice first.

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NDT produces the world's largest lab-grown blue diamond

Meet the world's largest lab-grown blue diamond, a 5.03-carat VS1 stone.

The man-made diamond was produced by New Diamond Technology (NDT). The high clarity diamond has minor inclusions that can only be visible with magnification.

"Our aim is to take a rightful place in the lab-grown diamond market as we gain increasing interest from the worldwide jewelry industry. The opportunities are unlimited!" stresses Tamazi Khikhinashvili, president of NDT.

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