Brand Ambassador Ingrid Gregus is Red Hot in Mina D Jewelry Red Hot Collection

Brand Ambassador Ingrid Gregus is Red Hot in our Red Hot Collection earrings. Proving that Red is a great color year all year, summer, holidays its a great neutral and goes with everything.

The Red Hot Collection as all are collections are, is season less, classic, timeless and can take you seamlessly from day to night.  A great pair of Dangling earrings, a multi strand bracelet or one of our Statement Necklaces is always perfect.

photos courtesy of Haylea Photography

Dress by MP Designs

Makeup by Chanel Beauty

model- Ingrid Gregus

Jewelry by Mina D Jewelry


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Eurocircle End of Summer Yacht Party co hosted by Mina D Jewelry

We set sail at 6:30 pm on August 27th from South Street Seaport, Pier 16 on the Zephyr Yacht. What an amazing night, thank you to Eurocircle for organizing this fantastic night.
Endless laughter and enjoyment. Choppy waters were actually a great source of enjoyment and amusement. Holding on as we set sail around the ever amazing NYC skyline. Living in NYC all my life and experiencing this was truly wonderful. The weather was picture perfect, beautiful blue skies, warm breezy air. And then the breathtaking sunset as we approached Lady Liberty., as DJ Chris Bachman played New York State of Mind by Jay Z and Alicia Keyes. A wonderful way to the end the week and summer.
Great friends, good times and proof that laughter is truly the best medicine.

Thank you for having Designer Mina Deutsch of Mina D Jewelry co-host and be part of this incredible night !

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photos courtesy of  : Michele Kantra, NY Fashion Reporter and Iphone 6 by Mina D

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Iolite Gemstone on a Rise, See Mina D Jewelry Iolite Picks

Iolite has long been a favorite of designer Mina Deutsch in her Mina D Jewelry collections.

Mina loves everything blue and oceanesque and uses many shapes and cuts of Iolite in her Calming Blue, Ocean Dreams and Royal Blue Collections.

This article was just published in National Jeweler Magazine and gives us a background and understanding to this wonderful gemstone. pearl-bracelet

New York–It is said that iolite dates back to the time of the Vikings, who would use the stone to guide them on their journeys.

Using thin slices of iolite could help them determine the exact location of the sun when they were out exploring, helping them travel safely to the new world and back again.

Despite its long history, the gem, valued for its vivid, saturated hues ranging from violet to blue, is still less well-known than stones like tanzanite and sapphires.

According to the Gemological Institute of America’s Gem Encyclopedia, gem experts believe that this could be because designers and retailers haven’t seen a consistent enough supply in a uniform fine quality to consider investing in large quantities for themselves.

Stuart Robertson, research director for Gemworld International, Inc., said that it’s difference in popularity from tanzanite “really comes down to quality of color. Even in the lighter tones and saturations, tanzanite exhibits a brightness to its color. However, iolite usually doesn’t. It exhibits a color that often has some degree of grey masking it.”

Roger Dery, gem cutter and precision faceter at Spectral Gems, said that quality often also is an issue when he’s looking for iolite. Having been to Africa two to four times a year since 2009, he said that while he does see iolite almost every trip, “frequently it is not of a quality that we can use as a custom faceter.”

The gemstone also has strong pleochroism–which means different colors can be seen depending on the direction that the gem is turned–making it a tricky stone to cut for the best color. This can pose challenges to producers and buyers interested in promoting the gem to retailers as an affordable alternative to other similar stones.

But, iolite has been increasing in use a bit over the past few years and could be slightly on the upswing.

“I believe iolite to be a beautiful gem that is grossly underrated,” Dery said.

An open opportunity
Jewelers who have the ability to do custom pieces often may look for gems that aren’t mainstream to set at the center of these designs, and iolite fits into that category very well.

At the same time, the strong color direction in iolite also can be an obstacle for creativity when it comes to cutting the stone in unique designs. With something like a garnet, where the color is the same in all directions, a cutter can get more creative when it comes to creating outside-of-the-box shapes and still retain weight, with yields of more than 30 percent.

However with iolite, due to its unique characteristic, a faceter is lucky to get a 15 percent yield, Dery said.

Yet there remains another area in the chemistry of the stone that could be a positive–it is rarely treated, according to the GIA.

Interestingly, the deep blue hues of some iolite stones are thought to be caused by the same factors that creates the blues in sapphires. Unlike its blue companion, however, iolite can’t be heat treated to help intensify the blue color of the stone since its low melting point won’t allow for the high temperatures needed for the process, the GIA said.

This means that an exceptionally colored iolite likely has the selling point for today’s mindful consumer that it came that way naturally. It also means that pieces that aren’t of fine quality can’t be heat treated to improve their color, limiting supply largely to gem-quality stones that come straight from the earth.

Additionally, iolite is one of the few gemstones that has exceptions when it comes to inclusions and value. Certain types of inclusions in the right orientation can create phenomenal iolite. This is rare and therefore, naturally, coveted by collectors.

One of these is cat’s eye iolite.

The gem also can sometimes contain flat, metallic inclusions, causing a glittery, aventurescent effect in the stone. When the inclusions causing this phenomenon appear in an orange or reddish hue, it can be called “bloodshot” iolite.

Pricing obstacles
In terms of the colored gemstone market, the price of iolite is relatively low, and this affordable price point should help bump its demand.

“Once you get outside of the big three (ruby, sapphire and emerald) and some of the rarities like Paraiba tourmaline, market consumption is not driven by the wealthy, but instead by the middle class,” Robertson said. “This segment is still reactive to price points, which has resulted in a lot of color-substitution based gem purchases in more recent years.”

Dery said that, at trade cost, a dealer can find 3- to 4-carat stones in nicer colors for somewhere in the range of $50 to $75 per carat when it comes from “established cutting centers around the world.” Comparatively, these 3- to 4-carat stones would have sold for about $40 to $55 per carat nearly a decade ago.

North American faceters, however, sell with higher prices because of more exacting standards and a desire for their gems to stand out from the commercial cutting.

Dery said he expects prices to rise another 10 to 15 percent per year in the future.

In his travels to Africa, he said that he has yet to see an iolite mine that had been industrialized. Rather, they are all worked by artisanal miners in groups of anywhere from two to 12.

“These mines are alluvial in nature, and once they hit a certain depth, they are no longer viable to be worked by hand, which will, without any intervention, cause prices to escalate over time.”

In addition to the mining issues that can arise, there also is an increasing interest among a few government mining ministries in Africa to require that gems mined in the country also be cut in the country, instead of exporting the rough at a lower value.

(In 2010, Tanzania implemented such a ban on exporting facetable rough tanzanite weighing more than 1 gram, or roughly 5 carats).

If these movements do come to fruition in the next few years, prices of these gemstones would be greatly affected.

article by Brekan Branstor of National Jeweler Magazine



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Eurocircle Summer Yacht Party Cohosted by Mina D Jewelry

Join EuroCircle for our End of Summer Yacht Party on board the hottest rooftop bar this summer the Zephyr Yacht at Pier 16, South Street Seaport.

This is a ticketed event and tickets MUST be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold day of or on the Yacht! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here:

Check-in will start at 5:45 and boarding will start at 6:15pm. We set sail at exactly 6:30pm. Enjoy a cash bar of custom made cocktails, drink specials, bar snacks and great music by DJ Chris Bachmann.

Take in the breathtaking 360 skyline views on any of their three decks and party alongside NYC’s sexiest crowd.
Dress Code: Summer Chic or Nautical (optional and not required)

Featured hosts: Mina Deutsch of Mina D Jewelry
Sherry Kumar, Serbia

All ticket sales are final, no refunds will be offered!

***Please note that you will need your ID to board and this event is for 21 and over! This event will sell out so get your tickets early as ticket sales will be closed once we sell out!

We look forward to a fun night out on the Zephyr!


Alexandra and the EuroCircle New York Team

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Brand Ambassador Ingrid Gregus shows off her Favorite Summer Looks in Mina D Jewelry

FullSizeRender(3)Brand Ambassador Ingrid Gregus shows off her Favorite Summer Looks in Mina D Jewelry.

Summer dresses, bare arms, ahh the carefree days of summer. No better time to accessorize with Mina D Jewelry. We especially love the Ocean Dreams and Bright Whites Ingrid OceanCollections this time of year, they put the oceans and the weekend on your mind, even when you are walking the hot city streets headed to work. The bracelets and earrings of the collections are a quick, easy way to accessorize and polish off your look day and night. Casual or dressy they pull your outfit together with ease. The necklaces are fantastic for any time of day as well, put on one of our statement necklaces and feel like a princess.

Summer dressing has never been simpler and more pulled together now that Mina D Jewelry is in your wardrobe.



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Designer Mina Deutsch of Mina D Jewelry cohosts Eurocircle’s Annual White Party

July 14,2015 Eurocircle held its annual White Party at the Ganesvoort Park Hotel Rooftop. 

Ladies and gents dressed in Summer’s finest whites was the look and theme of the night.  The beautiful balmy summer weather and the great views made the night all the more special.  Great music and specialty drinks were streaming all night and wp 1wp2 the hotel offered guests their small plate menus at the rooftop.

A beautiful group of people with great hosting by Eurocircle.

The Bulgarian Women’s Club – Boriana Pavlova – Rose Barghout, Anne Kim and Sadia Hussain
Sherry Kumar, Serbia
Harriet Kulmala, Arctic Finns of NY, Finland
Husniye Temocin, Turkey
Mina Deutsch, Mina D Jewelry –
Husain Ansar, Hong Kong


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Eurocircle’s Summer White Party at Ganesvoort Rooftop cohosted by Mina D Jewelry

Join us for the annual fun summertime rooftop white party with multiple European groups! RSVP Here:

NO COVER with online RSVP by 4 pm on July 14 and say EuroCircle at the door!

The drink special will be $10 Absolut drinks & $10 Prosecco by the glass. Food is available for purchase.

Attire: Wear white, head to toe (we encourage everyone to wear white – any shade is fine- but it is not required)
If you show up in a hat or fascinator, you’ll look even more fabulous!


The Bulgarian Women’s Club – Boriana Pavlova – Rose Barghout, Anne Kim and Sadia Hussain
Sherry Kumar, Serbia
Harriet Kulmala, Arctic Finns of NY, Finland
Husniye Temocin, Turkey
Mina Deutsch, Romania- Mina D Jewelry –
Husain Ansar, Hong Kong

Join us – and bring a friend/s who have never met us!!

Happy Bastille Day to all the French people!

Alexandra and EuroCircle New York Team party

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Red, White and Blue Sale – Save -30% use code JULY4

Celebrate Independence Day Holiday  with savings of -30% now through July 5th.

Use code JULY4 for our Annual Red, White and Blue Sale IMG_5521Mina27-010Mina27-085katya 3

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Pretty Summer Floral gets dressed up with Mina D Jewelry Bracelets

Summer in NYC, there are those beautiful warm days when wearing that breezy floral dress brightens your day. Beautiful blogger, Katya Bychkova fashionista, The Style Sprinter pairs her summer favorite with our signature White Agate Bracelets.katya bracelets 1katya braceletskatya 3

Photos by Vital Agibalow




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Mina D Jewelry in Resident Magazine May Issue

Resident may as 2015Jean Shafiroff , NYC Philanthropist, Socialite graces the cover of Resident’s Issue and Mina D Jewelry is proud to be part of this Spring Issue

The online issue can be seen at Resident Magazine


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Resident may 2015 editorial

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