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My session with The Gem Therapist


Engagement ring need a makeover? How about some help selling your jewelry? Or finding the perfect bauble to add to your jewelry box? Then you might need the services of Arielle Klein, aka The Gem Therapist who will listen to your story and hold your hand through any big, anxiety-provoking jewelry buying, selling or customizing decisions. Or visit her popular instagram site @thegemtherapist and be dazzled by her curatorial eye for uniquely gorgeous jewelry.

I spent an hour with Arielle, a GIA-certified gemologist, and it truly felt like a satisfying therapy session. […]

Greenland isn’t for sale — but its rubies are!



By now it’s official: Greenland isn’t for sale. “But it’s rubies are,” says Hayley Henning, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Greenland Ruby.

In the midst of the is-it-or-isn’t-it-for-sale news frenzy, I happened to meet Hayley at an AGTA Spectrum Awards event. Until then, I had no idea that Greenland was home to one of the oldest gem-quality ruby and pink sapphire deposits in the world, formed millions of years ago in the geological evolution of the island. Though the deposits were discovered in the 1960s, it’s taken this […]

Calling all gemstone lovers — be prepared to be dazzled!


For the last 35 years, the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has been recognizing the talent at work in the jewelry world by presenting winning designers with a prestigious AGTA Spectrum Award. And for the last few years, we’ve been fortunate enough to be invited to a press preview of all the gorgeous entries. No one can really prepare for such a display of dazzle. Imagine walking into a room and being gobsmacked by a mutli-gold mermaid ring set with a South Sea baroque pearl accented with sapphires, emeralds and diamonds. […]

Say I do to Hayley Paige’s new bridal jewelry collection


Few things in life raise our happiness quotient more than a wedding. And no one knows that better than wedding dress designer Hayley Paige who has channeled her dazzling down-the-aisle style into two bridal gown labels (Hayley Paige and Blush by Hayley Paige, under bridal house JLM Couture), the YouTube series “Just Got Paiged, and as a regular on the long-running TLC hit “Say Yes to the Dress” and it’s new spin-off “Say Yes to the Dress America” (debuting January 2020). “I […]

Why we love our student interns

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Around this time of year, I get a little misty. Along with picnics and concerts in Central Park and lingering sunsets over the Hudson River, summer also means graduation when we cheer our interns to go out into the world — but also lament that we can’t hold on to them for a little while longer. I’m always heartened to hear that they leave DPA with new skill sets that they can add to their resumes. As Peyton Tiblier, our latest graduating intern told me: “I definitely […]