Nestled in a glass case at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is one of the world's most famous gemstones—the Hope Diamond. The size of a walnut, the rich blue stone could be mistaken for a sapphire by the untrained eye. However, it is a rare blue diamond once worn by royalty and the filthy rich.
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Diamonds and other gemstones might be beautiful, but the mining industry is harmful to the environment.
Geometric structures, clean lines, ornate details, and raw materials: it’s no surprise that timeless architectural design has sparked the imagination of many contemporary jewelry designers. Inspired by the world built around us, many designers pay homage to architectural pioneers by applying the same precision, balance, functionality, and beauty to their expertly crafted accessories. Whether you’re into classical shapes, Art Deco motifs, or modernist minimalism, we’ve collected a range of architectural jewelry to suit everyone’s aesthetic.
Jewelry artist Andrew James Nagel—better known as Valk 9—creates intricate wire-wrapped necklaces, bracelets, and rings using silver and precious stones.
Butterflies and birds might be frequent visitors to your yard, but we rarely get to admire them from up-close.
Those that have a love for bees are sure to think this honey-inspired jewelry is as sweet as can bee. Each handmade piece is crafted by Stephanie (of Charming Little Fox) in her Colorado-based studio. Her earrings and necklaces look as though they’re covered in real, sticky honey, but the syrup-like material is actually hard resin.
Here today, gone tomorrow.
All plant parents know how much love and dedication it takes to keep our leafy friends happy.
If you love a cup of tea, perhaps you’ll appreciate this hand-crafted teapot ring. The sterling silver statement ring is made by Indian jewelry designer Astha (of Shyle). Featuring a delicate handle, a spout, and even a tiny cup, the beautiful piece of jewelry looks just like a dollhouse accessory that you can wear on your hand. The miniature teapot is based on antique silver teapots found in India.
For centuries, people of many cultures have ascribed various meanings and powers to different gemstones.
Many creatives enjoy working with resin for its glass-like quality, and an artist known as Tomka puts a new spin...