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TIER, a must-see exhibition of the Dutch Taxidermy duo Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren!

By Esther Ligthart on Saturday, 17 June 2017, in Stories

TIER, a must-see exhibition of the Dutch Taxidermy duo Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren!

The TIER exhibition of Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren and Armando is held at the MOA Museum, situated in a lovely park just outside Utrecht. The park and the museum are beautiful, the area is so green and a magnificent example of the age of Enlightenment and worth a visit even without this wonderful exhibition, but as I am huge fan and deeply intrigued by the work of the Dutch taxidermists artistic displays, I did not want to miss the opportunity to see their artwork with animals from up close!

How these gemstones shattered all records!

By Esther Ligthart on Friday, 19 May 2017, in Stories

How these gemstones shattered all records!

Image: A room, high expectations. Two stars enter, one is blue and one is pink. Both are very rare diamonds. The bidding starts and it crashes records within no time. One person walks away with two very precious and ridiculously rare gemstones, mounted both as a matching pair of earrings. It’s a world that most of us will never take part in, but one struggles to establish what amazes us more. The rarity and the beauty and sheer size of the stones? Or the price that people are willing to pay for this.

Is it an investment, or will some lady really wear this?

5 things that working in jewelry has taught me

By Esther Ligthart on Thursday, 20 April 2017, in Stories

5 things that working in jewelry has taught me

Ever since I laid my eyes on jewelry, way back in the late ‘80’s, I have fallen in love with the world of jewelry. Although I had my moments of deep love for a certain piece of jewelry, it has always been about the business around jewelry for me. Sales and marketing on one side, creativity, craftsmanship, and strategy on the other side. And I have learned so much along the way! Here are the 5 things that working in the world of jewelry has taught me:

Enormous diamond found by honest Christian pastor

By Esther Ligthart on Thursday, 16 March 2017, in Stories

Enormous diamond found by honest Christian pastor

In the Kono District, an area known for its diamond mines, a large diamond,weighing 706 carat, was found. The Christian pastor Emmanual Momoh, made the discovery and handed it to the local chief, who brought it to president Ernest Bai Koroma. It’s the thirteenth biggest rough diamond, so far, ever found

Jewelry designer Giovanna Bittante loves to challenge our ideas about jewelry

By Esther Ligthart on Thursday, 17 November 2016, in Brands, Stories

Jewelry designer Giovanna Bittante loves to challenge our ideas about jewelry

Giovanna Bittante is an Italian jewelry designer who went to Spain. She did not find just love, but also her path that led her to new ideas about how jewelry should look like. Meet Giovanna and learn about her unusual jewelry and how she loves to challenge your ideas about jewels. Her own most precious jewel? Easy! Her son!

Largest pearl ever found!

By Esther Ligthart on Wednesday, 24 August 2016, in News, Stories

Largest pearl ever found!

Wow, this is an amazing find! The largest pearl ever found, easily crushes any previous record!


What my jewel means to me. Meet Margot!

By Esther Ligthart on Thursday, 11 August 2016, in Stories

Margot talks about the jewel she designed herself!

What my jewel means to me. Meet Margot!

Margot is vibrant and beautiful with a natural charisma and an enthusiasm that is legendary. She designed her jewel and had it made exactly like she desired. What it means to her? Let's find out!

Where does gold come from?

By Esther Ligthart on Friday, 03 June 2016, in Stories

Where does gold come from?

Did you know that gold is really: extraterrestrial?

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