The top jewelry trends at the 2016 Oscars

The Academy Awards ceremony is the ultimate celebration of cinema excellence and art, and a night of true glamour. On the 2016 Oscars, the elegant diamond and white precious metals ruled the red carpet.

The big winners of the 88th Academy Awards were "Spotlight" and Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as "Mad Max: Fury Road", winner of six Oscars in technical categories, and Alejandro González Iñárritu, who won as Best Director for the second year in a row.

In a night of surprises, and under the controversy of the lack of diversity among the nominees, the star's stunning gowns were styled with statement earrings, dramatic necklaces and stand out rings, ranging from timeless traditional to vintage and contemporary shapes.

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John Hardy has found his Magic Cut

Bali-based jeweler John Hardy has unveiled The Magic Cut.

John Bali has been creating handcrafted jewelry for more than 45 years in the heart of Indonesia. After visiting Bali for the first time in the early 1970s, the artisan found his spiritual home and established his brand.

Since 1975, he has been developing collections "for the seekers, the explorers, and the storytellers." The Magic Cut aims to be "perfect in proportion, improbable in impact."

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Pamela Love designs Shinola's first jewelry collection

Shinola and Pamela Love have teamed to develop a jewelry collection.

The American luxury lifestyle brand and the jewelry designer will produce a new line of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings in multiple metals, including 14-karat gold and sterling silver.

All products will be marketed under the Shinola brand, and will be produced in Los Angeles. The jewelry pieces will be available between $200 and $2,000.

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De Beers launches the International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research

De Beers has announced the official launch of the International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR).

The world's leading diamond company is setting up its own grading laboratory services for European, Indian, Middle East, and Far East markets. The newly-founded IIDGR will compete directly with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

De Beers will use its grading technology to assess, verify and/or identify natural, untreated diamonds, as well as their qualities, shapes, colors, and sizes. And they set off with a goal in mind: to deliver the fifth "C" of diamonds: confidence.

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Tools you need to make jewelry

Are you ready to start making your custom-made jewelry accessories? Take a look at the tools you'll need to create your first rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.

Homemade jewelry requires basic skills and can be extremely fun. There are plenty of jewelry starter kits for beginners willing to learn more about the art of working with gemstones, gold, and silver, but you can also teach yourself at home, with the right guides and the right equipment.

Initially, all you need to start making jewelry at home is tools, metals, wires, beads, and stones. Whether you're an amateur craftsman or an interested beginner, building your first stunning jewelry pieces is not an impossible mission.

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