February 3, 2015

 

I am Amethyst, handmaiden to the goddess Diana.   Many centuries ago, I was caught in a bitter quarrel between the gods.  Protecting me from the wrath of Bacchus, my goddess transformed me into a transparent crystal.  When the quarrel had ceased, Bacchus, filled wi...

January 13, 2015

2015 will bring us many new trends that are sure to delight the eye.  As evidenced by the recent Golden Globes, big dangling earrings made a dramatic appearance on the red carpet.

 

Some of the styles were timeless classics with Art Deco themes or intricate pave work, bu...

December 9, 2014

Pantone, in its infinite wisdom, selected the color "Marsala" as the color of year for 2015.  Now, we do enjoy a nice dish prepared with marsala wine here at Zoma Color, but we wonder how this color will translate into the jewelry business.  Like the garnets below, rob...

October 28, 2014

With the shuttering of Vente-Privée USA, a high-end, France-based flash sales site that partnered with American Express and its 30 million members (a sure thing, right?), what does the future hold for these types of shopping sites?   Similar sites such as Gilt, Gr...

July 23, 2014

We are oftened asked where in the world the best peridot material comes from.   Usually we get these questions around this time of year since Peridot is the birthstone for August.  The most amazing colors of peridot come from a region between Pakistan and Afghanistan....

July 1, 2014

With the World Cup in Brazil, we thought we would focus on a beautiful stone that comes from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.  Bi-color tourmaline is unique in that it has zones of color, very often greens with pinks.  It's also known as watermelon tourmaline.

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