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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Italian museum explores nine worlds of jewelry

The Museo del Gioiello is a permanent museum exclusively dedicated to jewelry, located in Vicenza, Italy.

Visitors are invited to discover and explore the different facets of jewelry through the eyes of international experts in nine thematic rooms and temporary exhibitions.

The museum, directed and curated by Italy's renowned jewelry expert Alba Cappellieri, professor of Jewellery Design at the Polytechnic of Milan, opened in 2014 and occupies a space of 410m2 inside the iconic Palladian Basilica.

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3D-printed jewelry collection debuts at Toronto Fashion Week

Toronto-based brand Daniel Christian Tang brought high technology to the field of fine jewelry, transforming 3D prints into signature pieces that celebrate nature, architecture and art. The new Icon collection will be revealed at Toronto Fashion Week.

Daniel Christian Tang was founded by Luca Daniel Lavorato, Mario Christian Lavorato and Heng Tang, and brings a new approach to the jewelry market: 3D-printed luxury jewelry, affordable and eco-friendly, in precious metals and unique shapes of pure artistry.

Heng Tang and Mario Christian Lavorato met while attending the prestigious Masters of Architecture (M.arch) program of the University of Toronto. Their work with digital fabrication and 3D printing sparked the idea of turning the files and designs they created for architecture into wearable pieces of art.

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What is Baselworld?

Founded in 1917, Baselworld is the most important event on the planet for jewelry, gemstones, and timepieces. Let's take a look at what made Baselworld the world's ultimate luxury trade show.

The city of Basel, in Switzerland, is home to 175,000 citizens. However, when Baselworld touches down, the country's third most populous municipality nearly doubles its residents.

The rehearsal for what would become Baselworld was run for the first time in 1917. Back then, the "Schweizer Mustermesse Basel" (muba) showcased a special fair for jewelry and watchmakers.

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