Introducing Kavant Jewelry!

December 13, 2012

Nuttapon Yongkiettakul of Bangkok, Thailand

Nuttapon was one of the winners in the Cultured Pearl Association of America’s 2012-2013 IPDC, International Pearl Design Contest…he tied in the Wedding Pearls category!

Due to the close community that is the Internet he reached out to tell me that his work is now being featured at Kabiri – a High Jewellery website in the UK.

I want to share some of this emerging Designer’s work with you…

…my favorite – I love the way this common agate slice is suddenly not so common…

You are unique and your customer is looking for unique so remember to check Kavant Jewelry at:

“KAVANT Jewelry by Nuttapon Yongkiettakul (Kenny) is named after the first letter of the designer’s name and his avant-garde style. The fine jewelry marque prides itself on one-of-a-kind creations inspired by nature and architecture. All pieces are hand-crafted in-house by a team of highly experienced goldsmiths.”
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NCDIA Shines at Annual Gala – Intro’s New Website!

December 12, 2012

NCDIA Shines at Annual Gala
Celebrates Launch of New Website 
and Honors Natural Color Diamond Leaders in Awards Ceremony
Alan Bronstein, Aurora Gems; Jeffrey Post, President of NCDIA,
Gem Platinum/Jeffery Daniels; Christian Tse
On Wednesday, December 5th, the jewelry industry elite gathered in New York City for a night of celebration at the Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) annual gala.  Attended by over one hundred NCDIA members, industry leaders, retailers, designers and dealers, the event sparked a buzz around the exciting category of natural color diamonds. Guests marveled at the breath-taking jewelry showcased by some of the members, celebrated launch of the newly revamped NCDIA website, participated in a silent auction, and witnessed their peers as they were honored with awards for excellence in the category of natural color diamonds. The gala was held at 60 Reade Studio, elegant event space of designer and NCDIA member, Kristin Hanson.
The NCDIA award winners include:
·         Eddie Le Vian, Le Vian- Excellence Award – Marketing and Promoting Natural Color Diamonds  
·         Eden Rachminov, Rachminov Diamonds 1891- Achievement Award – Education and Promotion of  Natural Color Diamonds  
·         Jordan Fine, Amgad, Inc.- Recognition Award – Dedication and Support for Natural Color Diamonds
·         Pratima Sethi, Sethi Couture – Designer Award – Outstanding Work With Natural Color Diamonds
“I was truly overwhelmed by the excitement from our membership and the support of the natural color diamond community for our association”, said Jeffrey Post, President of the NCDIA. “We look forward to hosting more significant events like this for members, industry and consumers in the upcoming 2013.”
Over the past year, the NCDIA has drastically increased its offerings to members with dynamic quarterly NCDIA newsletter “Natural Colors”, educational programs, and collateral. The new website,, features interactive components for both members and consumers including the latest information on natural color diamonds, a design gallery, retail locater, consumer guide and a membership login with a Natural Color Diamond request.Following a restructuring and relaunch earlier this year, the gala showed that the NCDIA and is thriving with a growing membership base, and it is well poised for growth for the upcoming year.
About the NCDIA: The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA)’s mission is to educate and promote global awareness and desire for natural color diamonds. Founded in 2003, NCDIA is a non-profit, membership-based organization that includes some of the world’s most prominent rough diamond producers, diamond and jewelry manufacturers, designers and retailers. NCDIA is expertly positioned to serve as an authority for natural color diamonds and to help expand the market for the broad spectrum of natural color diamonds available today.
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DEF Honors Supermodel Noella Coursaris Musunka for GOOD

December 11, 2012

DIAMOND EMPOWERMENT FUND TO HONOR INTERNATIONAL SUPERMODEL AND HUMANITARIANNOELLA COURSARIS MUSUNKANew York, NY: December 4, 2012– The Board of Directors of the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) announced today that Noella Coursaris Musunka, internation…

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Varda Shine and Philippe Mellier to address DMIA Membership

December 11, 2012

Varda Shine and Philippe Mellier to address DMIA Membership Presence marks first public appearance of De Beers executives in USAPhllippe MellierNew York, New York, USA – December 10, 2012: Philippe Mellier, Chief Executive Officer o…

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Holiday Gift Spotlight on Ivy New York!

December 10, 2012

Ivy New York…Design is inspiration. Inspiration is passion. Passion is love.And I love gemstones.I started my business in New York. The city’s charm and open lifestyles presented an atmosphere for me unrivaled by any other, its pulse and skyscraper…

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Alrosa to Continue Auctions of Rough in Israel

December 10, 2012

Alrosa to continue holding auctions of rough in Israel in 2013Ramat Gan, December 3, 2012 – Alrosa, Russia’s largest diamond mining corporation and one of the world’s leading producers of rough diamonds, is planning to expand its sales activi…

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Happy Holidays from The Daily Jewel!

December 10, 2012

Try as I may to ignore it – the Holidays are upon us…and there are so many amazingly beautiful lines showing off their best…so the next couple weeks may be blinding…but what a way to go!So wishing you the happiest of holidays and from my friend N…

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Call for Entries: Holding Place: A Repository of Containers and Vessels by Metalsmiths Around the World

December 9, 2012

The Gem and Jewelry World’s Foremost Resource on The Internet. Open to the public, Free of Charge!Call for Entries:Holding Place: A Repository of Containers and Vessels by Metalsmiths Around the World One of the axioms of mathematics is that the c…

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#HolidayGift – Gift Spotlight on Michael M.

December 8, 2012
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Your Annual Opportunity to Support Ganoksin!

December 8, 2012

The Gem and Jewelry World’s Foremost Resource on The Internet. Open to the public, Free of Charge!Greetings!Each year at this time, we reach out to ask you and the Orchid community to help sustain the Ganoksin project. Ganoksin is run by a group of peo…

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