23 March

Friday Faves, Vol III: Wanderlust

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I don’t know about you, but all this warm weather happening on the east coast is giving me a serious case of the “travel bug.” You know, that little urge you get during the change of seasons to explore someplace new and relax underneath the warm sun. Luckily, it seems like the blogosphere has also been feeling my cravings of wanderlust because I found a slew of photos to cure my fantasies (for free!).

Are you dying to travel somewhere new? If you could go anywhere in the world for one week, where would you go?

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11 November

The Friday Link List

Two fashion shows, a couple videos, and Kim’s ring controversy. This week around the web…

Would you dive into nine tons of trash to search for a ring? This guy did!

Yesterday Gemvara was featured on Boston’s Channel 5 program, Chronicle. Catch our segment here for a peek around our office!

The Boston Day Book wrote an article about our new Naked Gems collection and asked the pressing question: Will you dare to go bare? Well, will you?

Kim Kardashian is stirring up some controversy, yet again. This time it’s over her 20.5 carat diamond engagement ring. Should she keep it?

Speaking of Kim’s rock, check out this video of the top celebrity engagement rings. We think you’ll be surprised to see who’s #1. Hint: He put a ring on it!

Have you met Advised Adam yet? We’d like to introduce you and encourage you to take his lead.

Spotted: Our CEO over on JCK Magazine commenting on recent happenings over on Blue Nile.

Surprisingly, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show belonged to the boys this year (even with Miranda Kerr’s $2.5 diamond studded bra).

Versace, H&M, and Prince make for one crazy runway show.

Don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to wear these amazing colors and jewels for the holidays.

The Man Registry paid our blog a visit on Thursday to give some tips on popping the question. Guys, listen up!

Looking for daily inspiration. Check out these brands and individuals to follow on Instagram via The Glitter Guide.

We love our customers, especially when they send us awesome videos like this.

This is just too adorable not to share.

This inspired article by Anton Heunis about real woman and jewelry is a must read.

Have a spectacular weekend!

4 November

The Friday Link List

Kooky costumes, krazy Kardashians, and knockout Naked Gems. This week around the web…

Monday was Halloween and we got a kick out of these recreations of the two hottest weddings of the summer. Which one is your favorite?

Also on Monday, Kim Kardashian announced her divorce to Kris Humphries after a mere 72 days. We wonder what’s going to happen to that ring.

Ellen’s scare montage makes for some hilarious entertainment.

Are you a November baby? Lucky you! You get to revel in the light of citrine (and Movember).

Yesterday was Anna Wintor’s 62rd birthday. Hufffington Post takes a look at her style evolution from the 80s and 90s.

We recently came across this amazing blog, Advanced Style. Shows that style (and amazing jewelry!) really have no age. Inspired.

We were all speechless over this incredible customer testimonial video that was sent to us this week. Our customers never cease to amaze us!

Refinery29 takes a peek at who has the best dressed fingers in NYC… aka rings, rings and more rings!

Cupcakes and Cashmere‘s, Emily shows a creative way to display rings in her post this morning. We love those gems!

Today we launched our new Naked Gems collection! See what stars have been seen baring it.

Have a wonderful weekend!

21 October

The Friday Link List

A little guidance for the guys, major moments at Christie’s, and ways to wear gems on more than just your finger. This week around the web…

We’ve found another street style tumblr to obsess over. Currently adding The Girls of Lincoln Park to our growing list of favorites, including: The Glitter Guide, Face Hunter, and The Sartorialist.

This week we gave guys a few tips for picking out the perfect “first” gift and we also discovered ways to  finding his ideal wedding band. Speaking of men, we also really love Taylor’s thoughts on menswear from her blog, Shut Up, I Love That Shirt On You.

As if the fantasy bra wasn’t enough, they now have underwear?

Shenae Grimes jewel-encrusted Miu Miu heels on Refinery29 had us squealing. Create your own Miu Miu sparkle with HonestlyWTF’s gemmy sneakers.

Daily Candy gives cute adult Halloween party tips.

Christie’s is blowing us away this week. First a $6.5 million yellow diamond and then two “tomato sized diamonds!”

Pantone recently released their Fashion Color Report and we were pleasantly surprised to see that it includes amethyst, citrine, fire opal, and rose quartz!

The ultimate sapphire showdown has begun. Who’s ring do you like best? Kate or Liz?

Our big Naked Gems launch is almost here! Make sure to sign up to receive exclusive updates. You won’t want to miss out on this chance to bare it all.

Have a fun-filled weekend!

14 October

The Friday Link List

Glitz, glamour, and lots of gems. This week around the web…

Now this is our kind of dress from the lovely, Cupcakes and Cashmere.

Spectacular close up of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels.

This year, the Victoria’s Secret fantasy bra will be made in aquamarine and citrine, in addition to diamonds and pearls. Too much?

Did Jennifer Aniston get engaged with an amethyst birthstone ring? We wouldn’t be upset – look how cute they look together.

Refinery 29 highlights a mood ring for your nails.

Hayden Panettiere glams it up at the premiere of her new movie, “Fireflies.” See how to get her look for less.

Itching for some eye-candy to brighten up your day? Look no further.

Emma Stone proves that spots really are chic this fall.

Looking for the perfect anniversary gift? We’ve got your fool-proof guide to anniversary gemstones right here.

A stackable iPhone case! Could this be the new stackable ring? Too bad you can’t pick your own colors like you can at Gemvara. We’re just sayin’.

Our skeleton key necklace was featured in Lucky Magazine!

Have a delightful weekend!

7 October

The Friday Link List

The beginning of Pink October, the end of fashion month, and a heartfelt farewell to a genuine genius. This week around the web…

The month of October kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Gemvara is teaming up with the Ellie Fund! Take a look at all the ways to give back this month.

Gemvara was a Grommet this week! Check out our story featured on the Daily Grommet website.

Nothing seems to shock anyone these days, but we promise you, these numbers will leave you speechless. Check out this insane celebrity engagement ring infographic and be sure to share with friends!

Gemvara partners up with Gen Art and the Palladium Alliance International for a competition to find the next palladium jewelry designer.

Guys, stumped on what to buy your sweetheart for your anniversary? Look no further than our simple and easy gift guide. (Ladies, feel free to pass this along!)

Paris Fashion Week officially ended the fashion trip around the globe, but not without a bang. Take a look at what color populated the runways, and these stunning images of Paris street style from FaceHunter.

Sadly, Steve Jobs passed away this week, just as the annoucement for the iPhone 4s arrived. Many people all over the web created wonderful graphics and tributes to him.

An unfortunate, but hilarious bridal mishap via A CUP OF JO.

“The Most Insanely Freaking Gorgeous Yet Incredibly Unique and Undeniably Beautiful Wedding On the Planet” via Style Me Pretty.

Have a lovely weekend!

30 September

The Friday Link List

A big week for Gemvara’s Naked Gems, lots of colorful birthstones and a few sweet proposal stories. This week around the web…

Design label Mike&Ton kicked off Boston Fashion Week last Saturday night and the models wore Gemvara’s Naked Gems jewelry! See a recap of the night here, along with some behind the scenes photos. Also be sure to read our exclusive interview with Mike&Ton designer, Tonya Mezrich.

On Thursday, Gemvara celebrated Martha Stewart’s birthday with her on The Martha Stewart Show. Our sapphire jewelry was featured and Martha wore one of our rings (it even got stuck of a moment)!

Tomorrow is the first day of October and we gladly welcome in gorgeous October birthstones. Which color do you like best?

Thinking of planning a trip to NYC soon? Let the adorable and talented, Joanna Goddard of A CUP OF JO be your guide (she’s basically an expert).

Digitally Lux created a very cool infographic on the Rise of Fashion Bloggers around the globe. 900,000+ bloggers are use Twitter… Wow!

JCK Magazine reveals a new show to air about “Diamond Divers” next year. Sounds exciting!

If you haven’t already become addicted to The Glitter Guide’s tumblr, we promise you will be soon. Good thing it’s the weekend and you have a few hours to kill.

Fashion Foie Gras has reveladed H&M’s collaboration with Versace.

Emily, of the fabulous Cupcakes and Cashmere, gives cute tips for easy entertaining.

A very sweet proposal video from Love, the Yes Girls. These ladies know their stuff when it comes to proposing!

Amazing street style images by Tommy Ton on Style.com. Color, sequins, and patterns to die for.

Molly Sims got married over the weekend in a ceremony that was the perfect mix of traditional and trendy. It got us thinking about ways to mix classic and unique, like Anthropolie’s new line, BHLDN.

Sweet things to do with your loved one this fall from the lovely Yes Girls.

Have a relaxing weekend!

23 September

The Friday Link List

Emmy extravaganzas, Fashion Week marches on to London and Milan, a few new design collaborations and the onset of autumn. This week around the web…

Sionara to FNO?!

Fashion week brings out the very best: We can’t get enough of The Cut’s street style shots.

Today kicks off Boston Fashion Week and we are thrilled to be a part of it! We will be collaborating with Mike and Ton for their show Saturday night. Details coming soon!

First Missoni for Target and now Alexa Chung for Madewell! How many sites can crash in one month?

If you don’t already have a wanderlust, you will after watching these incredibly inspiring videos (via the adorable, Joanna Goddard).

First day of fall and do you want to know what we’re excited about? Our new Naked Gems collection launching in November!

If you happen to miss the Emmy’s, we’ve got you covered. From the jewels, to the dresses, even how to wear them to your wedding!

Some rip-roaring rubies on the red carpet thanks to our favorite, Jewelry Insider.

Eye-candy that screams, “Handle with care!”

Have a festive, fall weekend!

16 September

The Friday Link List

Runways brighten up, red carpets are prepped, color is here to stay, and we celebrate a 40th birthday blowout. This week around the web…

The Glitter Guide, From Me To You and The Cut all have spectacular coverage of NYFW. Eye candy at its best.

Speaking of Fashion Week, we can’t get enough of this power encounter.

Rachel Zoe announces her must-have piece of the season.

A clothing line worth gossiping about (via Racked).

Emmy week kicks off with a little help from Michael O’Connor. Be sure to make your predictions before Sunday!

January Jones gave birth to son, Xander, this week. Will she follow Katie Holmes and Rachel Zoe and wear an initial pendant in her child’s honor?

Colored gemstones may be the new “forever” rocks in Hollywood.

Runway wedding style and the scariest engagement photos we’ve ever seen.

Need a little luck? We think these charms may do the trick.

A fun way to find the color of…

A birthday celebration to remember.

Have a colorful weekend!

2 September

The Friday Link List

Lots of eye candy (that guys really DO notice!), a few fall jewelry trends, and some legendary gems. Take a peek at this week around the web…

Move over platinum, there’s a new metal on the scene.

Gold prices drop — slightly.

A Friday eye-candy treat, as well as some literal eye candy.

The rarest of all fancy yellow diamonds.

Uncomfortable diamonds worn in uncomfortable places.

Alyssa Milano gave birth to her new baby boy, Milo, on Wednesday. We think she would look great in a “M” initial pendant to match her son’s name, as well as her own!

Ladies, listen up! Guys do notice your jewelry! Really!

Hearts are a huge trend for fall, as well as celestial motifs (just in time for the new moon that was this past Monday).

Maria Sharapova sports her Tiffany earrings at the U.S. Open, which began on Thursday and continue all next week.

The Titanic ruins were found on Thursday, September 1, 1985 after being missing for 73 years — along with this pendant.

Princess Diana’s death was remembered on August 31st with the gem she made legendary.

MTV Video Music Awards’ style recap.

A glimpse at Kim K’s enormous ring making her finger 32.5 carats.

Have a fun, long weekend!


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