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Mina D Jewelry July Birthstone Jewelry

Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of gems and represent love, health and wisdom. It was believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. A Ruby is the most valuable gemstone and its value increases based on its color and quality.

Mina D Jewelry loves the Rubies in our Red Hot Collection. One of the fabulous bold, colorful couture collections, exclusive to Mina D Jewelry.

One of a Kind statement necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

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Join Eurocircle’s Annual White Party with Mina D Jewelry

White Parties kick off Summer in Style Tuesday July 25th Join Eurocircle for the festive, enjoyable Annual White Party.

@ Gansevoort Park Rooftop – RSVP Here: http://www.eurocircle.com/euro/new-york-jul-25-2017/.

We love showcasing a statement piece from the Ocean Dreams Couture Collection with our all white outfit. A necklace or pair of earrings in a striking blue and green, or a brilliant turquoise really make you stand out.

The all white parties look stunning as the sun begins to set.

Summer is the perfect time to show off your statement pieces from Mina D Jewelry’s couture collections.mina white party

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On Location in Ocean Dreams….. part of the Luxury Collections at Mina D Jewelry

On Location in Ocean Dreams….. part of the Luxury Collections at Mina D Jewelry

The beautiful beaches overseas were the perfect location for our stunning Brand Ambassador Ingrid Gregus to model our Couture Jewelry, part of the Luxury Collections.

One of all time favorites the Ocean Dreams Collection,  harmonious with Summer and the Ocean location. The soft hues of the turquoise water and the blue skies perfectly mimic our stunning unique Ocean Dreams Collection. Our pieces are unique, one of a kind, and inspired by the beauty of nature. The ultimate way to complete your summer/spring and resort wear, whether a statement necklace is your choice or a pair of dazzling earrings, you are sure to make a statement with our stunning collection.

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September the month of Teal with Mina D Jewelry

The month of September is the month of Teal, we at Mina D. Jewelry are proud supporters of various charities, especially Women’s Health Charities, help show your support with our Teal Ribbon Bracelet
we will donate 15% of the sale to The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

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Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air, and Wear Mina D Jewelry.

Sunshine, swim, sea and Mina D Jewelry,  the perfect components to Summer. From the shores to the streets, nothing completes your look as a stunning piece of Jewelry from our gorgeous Collections. Whether your summer consists of work or play or a combination of both, Mina D Jewelry perfectly compliments the lighter clothes and pulls your look together effortlessly. From our gorgeous statement necklaces, or single strand extra long necklace, or maybe a great pair of earrings is your style. Whatever your style, we make it easy and fun to compliment.

From our on location, photo shoot on the glorious beaches of Hawaii, our stunning Brand Ambassador Ingrid Gregus seen here in the Ocean Dreams Collection, Statement Necklace and matching bracelet and earrings.

 

We also love working with our clients and you can count on us as your personal stylist, to give you advise and styling tips with our collections.

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Ocean Dreams Collection by Mina D Jewelry on location with Brand Ambassador Ingrid Gregus

Dreaming of sun drenched summer days, sitting by the Ocean, crashing waves and the feel of the Summer Sun on your skin….. Dream in Color, Mina D Jewelry Ocean Dreams Collection On location our stunning Brand Ambassador Ingrid Gregus

Ingrid on the beach in Ocean Dreams CloseupOur gorgeous pieces in our Ocean Dreams Collection are the perfect pick me up day to night, night to dusk …….

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The peaceful, calming, serenity of being seaside. Let our Ocean Dreams Collection take you there……

The peaceful, calming, serenity of being seaside. Let our Ocean Dreams Collection take you there……

There is something calming and tranquil when you are at the Ocean, something that calms you  and makes you feel at peace. The tranquil aqua colors are known to be calming colors and although it might be winter March in nyc where Mina D Jewelry is based, we are in a state of tranquility in jewelry from our Ocean Dreams Collection.

We take you to the beautiful sun soaked beaches on location in our get away photo shoot with our Gorgeous European Brand Ambassador Supermodel Ingrid Gregus.

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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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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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Fall 2014 fashion is all about the Blues

We love our Blues, whether the Ocean Dreams Collection the Calming Blue or Royal Blue. We are always pairing our fashion with something blue, year round. We have seen this with Gucci as well for the Fall 2014 – 2015 collection. Ocean blues are the base of their fashion and we are loving it for fall /winter. Its a great alternative to the fall and winter black we are used to seeing. Its a flattering color on any skin tone and its a refreshing, lifting change.  See the full Mina D Collections and fall in love with Blue all over again.

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Lolite and Pearl Necklace

Lolite and Pearl Necklace

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