Rolling Smartly

“KILLER QUEEN” Collecting vs. Waterboarding

Poison Ring in 22 karat 00:03

In this new facet of my life,  I’m going to be writing consistently about the real-ness of jewelry.  Value.  Meaning.  Societal implications.  Life-cycle.  A one-off bit of perspective follows here. Let’s call it “Framing”. It’s safe to say that nobody contemplates the gestalt of jewelry collecting quite like I do.  Of the thousands of collectors…


Getting Real – Should you buy Lab Grown?

Dear Reader: I am asked “What are your thoughts?” regarding Lab Grown (CVD) diamonds as much as anyone. With 16 years in diamond cutting offices and a deserved reputation for being very vigilant with my own pennies (despite a “vicious jewelry habit”) I think I share your perspective on the important issues. But how to…