Industry news, awards, trade shows and ancient jewelry, oh my! It’s only been a few months into the year and the jewelry industry has been front and center. From amazing looks at the Academy Awards to unique gemstones in Tuscon, here’s a look at a couple recent newsworthy jewelry happenings.

Industry News Top 10 Jewelry Looks at the Oscars:

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Buckner/Deadline/REX/Shutterstock (8434884ej) Charlize Theron 89th Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 26 Feb 2017

Award shows are infamous for breathtaking jewelry, and this year’s Oscars are no exception. InStore magazine rounded up their Top 10 favorite looks here. We can’t help but drool over Charlize Theron’s jaw-dropping diamond dangle earrings featuring a 25-carat D flawless pear diamond & a 26-carat D flawless heart diamond. Simply stunning!

Image courtesy of InStore.

Industry News: Treasure Hunters Find 2,500 Year Old Gold Jewelry:

Industry News Gold Jewelry

The true definition of “striking gold”! Amateur treasure hunters using metal detectors on an old English farm came across an amazing find. They found three gold necklaces and a bracelet, believed to be about 2,500 years old from the Iron Age. This marks the earliest Iron Age gold items ever discovered in Britain. Can you imagine stumbling upon these beautiful and historically important pieces? Goes to show how truly timeless gold can be! Read more here.

Image courtesy of NBC/Staffordshire County Council.

5 Things That Were Hot in Tuscon:

Industry News Ruby

Early springtime is an important time in the jewelry industry, and that’s the time the Tuscon gem show is front and center. Gemstone lovers find gems of all types, shapes, sizes and colors. We see some amazing things each year and this year was no exception. National Jeweler noted pastel colors were hot this year, as well as an emphasis on sapphires, rubies and spinel. And of course, unique one-of-a-kind gems always steal the spotlight at the show. Take a look at  Josephs for eye catching gems and diamonds.