★★★★★ My husband read the reviews online and said they have really good ratings and we should check them out. So we did. We were going with intentions of looking at wedding bands. The store was nicely laid out, sales men and women greeted you with genuine welcome rather than an aggressive salesman approach. Ian our salesman was very knowledgeable about the jewlery, but most importantly listened to what I was looking for. His patience did not go unnoticed and his weekly follow up phone calls to keep me notified of delays, problems, or status of the work was impeccable. I had some custom work on my engagement ring done so I could pick a wedding band I liked rather than custom make a wedding band to fit my engagement ring. The work and quality is amazing. I purchased my wedding bands from them and couldn't be more satisfied. Customer service and honesty is something they value and I would recommend anyone to check them out. ★★★★★ I know nothing about jewelry. I walked into Family & Co. with a very vague idea of what I wanted. Craig patiently walked me around the store and guided me to the perfect piece of jewelry. I will be returning to Family and Co. for my next purchase. Thank you! ★★★★★ Couldn’t be more happy with how smooth buying an engagement ring was for my fiancé’. Ian was so great and so helpful, I went back to him and got the matching wedding band as well! And my fiancé got my band from him as well! Their name says it all you will be treated like family!
"A large fancy vivid purple-pink, internally flawless, with perfect visual characteristics such as this one, enters the market literally, once in a generation," Rachminov told diamondworld.net. "The stone has the most desirable pink undertone dispersed perfectly, and looks much bigger in relation to its actual weight. As of today, it is the most important vivid purplish pink ever unearthed in Russia and it will enter the books of history as an iconic Russian gem. Its beauty overcomes the important pink diamonds sold at auction in the last decade and its retail price should exceed $60 million. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to hold this pink wonder in my hands."
Five contemporary works by jewelry artist Anna Hu, including a show stopping diamond necklace, will headline Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale in Hong Kong on October 7. Sotheby's provided Hu with the 100.02 carat fancy intense yellow diamond that is the colorful focal point of the Dunhuang Pipa necklace. The impressive piece, which resembles a four-stringed Chinese lute, is expected to fetch $5 million to $6.25 million. “It is absolutely a pleasure to collaborate with Sotheby’s on this project and be given the opportunity to work with the 100.02 carat yellow diamond, which is a true gift from nature," Hu said. "I want this collection to speak to my Chinese roots, and I thought the beauty of jewels could be enhanced with a touch of the traditional, yet exotic, music that once flowed through the Silk Road.”
The Wilensky gallery in New York City has curated a spectacular collection of natural emerald specimens; each gemstone is of museum quality and preserved in its crystal form. These fine gems will be on display to the public beginning next month. “Important emerald stones and jewelry can be found in every gem collection around the world," said Stuart Wilensky, President of Wilensky. "The same cannot be said about exceptional natural emerald specimens. We estimate that there are less than 25 in the world that would qualify. Of those 25, half of them are here on exhibit.” One of the most fascinating specimens in the exhibit was unearthed at the famous Muzo Mine in Colombia. The piece, which is borrowed from the Rice Northwest Museum, displays a rare group, or spray, of emeralds. More than 20 emeralds fan out from the matrix. It is one of the world's most significant examples of this phenomenon.