Marion Fasel of The Adventurine

“Diamonds are one of the hardest minerals on earth, and being a mom is probably the hardest job on earth. I like to honor like with like.”  —Candice Pool Neistat   There was a time, not too long ago, when presents for the birth of a child were a rarity. Only a few lucky ones...
It’s the kind of moment you wait for on the red carpet. Lady Gaga wrapped up her incredible Awards Season in one of the largest yellow diamonds in the world. The 128.54-carats Tiffany Diamond formed the pendant of her diamond necklace. Customized to fit Lady Gaga, the jewel was based on a piece created for the Tiffany diamond in 2012 to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the firm.
I think we can all agree: nothing adds lift to a look like diamond jewelry. The question is what diamond jewel do you choose now?   Maybe you already have classic pieces, like diamond studs or a tennis bracelet, in your collection and you are looking for something new. Perhaps classics are not your thing....
Long before the term self-purchase was applied to women buying their own diamonds, sisters were most definitely doing it for themselves. When did it all begin? Well, no one knows exactly.   It is certain, however, leading ladies in Hollywood have been in on the buying act for eons.   Frying Pans… Or Diamonds?  ...
When Beyoncé and Jay-Z dropped the astonishing first video from their collaborative album Everything Is Love, fans were thrilled and amazed at the artistry of the piece filmed at the Louvre in Paris. When jewelry designer Valérie Messika saw it, she cried. Her spontaneous tears of joy stemmed from the fact that Beyoncé was wearing Messika's Persian Drops diamond necklace and earrings in the instantly iconic image when she is standing with Jay-Z in front of the Mona Lisa.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, departs the hospital with her son wearing diamond and pearl earrings from the Queen’s collection. Photo Samir Hussein/WireImage Let’s review the facts Like just about everyone else, I overlooked the fact that the pearl earrings Kate Middleton wore on Monday when she introduced Prince Louis Arthur Charles to the press were...
On May 19, Meghan Markle will appear at the St. George’s Chapel, on the Windsor Castle grounds, wearing a diamond tiara. “A crowd pleasing diamond tiara,” Stephen Webster, Chairman at Garrard—the British jeweler responsible for so many historic pieces worn at royal weddings—tells us.
Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring Has Inspired Any Number of Triple Stone Styles   When the engagement ring Prince Harry gave Meghan Markle was revealed to the public, it instantly put three-stone diamond styles at the top of many wish lists and at the forefront of bridal jewelry. More on that in a moment, first let’s...
Jewelry expert and writer Marion Fasel writes, "The lab grown gems hitting the market give the question a sense of urgency....What is a diamond? I have been giving the question a lot of thought lately with the abundance of lab grown diamonds hitting the market. A scientist will tell you a diamond is pure carbon. I believe it is much more."