Entries by Susan Grant

Precious Gems Shine at Lincoln Center

  “Emeralds,” “Rubies” and “Diamonds” will dazzle as never before as three of the world’s top dance companies share the stage for the first time to mark the 50th anniversary of “Jewels,” currently on stage at Lincoln Center. Choreographer George Balanchine created Jewels in 1967; in three acts honoring the French, American and Russian styles […]

Can A Diamond Be Too Big?

As it turns out, they can. Canada’s Lucara Diamond Corporation announced recently that it will have to cut the 1,109-carat ‘Lesedi La Rona’ in order to find a buyer.  Lucara’s chief executive, William Lamb, said “It’s only the second stone recovered in the history of humanity over 1,000 carats. Why would you want to polish […]

A Dog’s Appetite for Diamonds

Recently, British Couple Charlie Jackson and his wife Carol noticed her engagement ring was missing.  When the accompanying wedding ring was found on the floor, their search led them to their 9 month old dog, Bear.  A trip to the veterinarian and some X-rays confirmed that confirmed that the ring was indeed in black labrador’s belly! […]

The art of engraving is centuries old and requires a very steady hand. This is a beautiful hand engraved ring from my friend Sergey in NYC.

This is a beautiful hand engraved ring made in NYC by my master engraver friend Sergey. A G.I.A. laser inscribed diamond. Most G.I.A. graded diamonds are laser engraved on the girdle.   A quote from Rosa Parks engraved on the edge of a commemorative coin. A picture of Queen Elizabeth on a spec of gold […]

GONG XI FA CAI!!! Happy Chinese New Year!!!

The Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey will start on February 8, 2016-the second New Moon after the Solstice. Following twelve months of the dignified and sure footed Goat, the New Year of the Monkey is going to shake, rattle and roll! Even though the monkey is impatient and scattered brained, he has a […]

Luxury "Prive" Jewelry Show in NYC

Susan and Jennifer attended the Luxury “Prive” Jewelry Show at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. There they met with some of the finest jewelry manufacturers in the world. The new big rage…alexandrite. A sensational feature about Alexandrite is its surprising ability to change its colour. Green or bluish-green in daylight, alexandrite turns a soft shade of […]