The Jewelry Navigator™ Podcast delivers valuable jewelry insights for consumers and jewelry enthusiasts.
Sharing inside gem, diamond, and jewelry tips, GIA Graduate Gemologist, Brenna Pakes guides listeners with a welcoming and informative platform for the best in jewelry departures and arrivals!
What You Need to Know About Jewelry Insurance With Mark Devereaux of Jewelers Mutual
We all understand the importance of having special jewelry items appraised, but what happens after that?
How do you know what should be covered for loss or damage?
What can you do to protect your jewelry from loss if it doesn’t meet the value specification for insurance coverage?
Understanding how your insurance policy will cover your jewelry items in case of loss or damage is the first step.
These are just a few aspects about insuring jewelry that are addressed in this Jewelry Navigator Podcast episode with Mark Devereaux, Vice President of Sales and Distribution with Jewelers Mutual Group.
Do You Have a Jewelry Box Graveyard?
This has been one of the most popular episodes, so I'm re-publishing it as a great reminder for a summer project: cleaning out your jewelry box without tossing treasures!
Be sure to get your copy of the Jewelry Box Graveyard Cheat Sheet! You can find it on my Link Tree page through in my Instagram Profile. Click Here for yours!
How many times have you visited your jewelry box to discover twisted, tangled chains, orphaned, earrings, or rings missing gemstones?
Much of our forgotten jewelry is abandoned due to disrepair, but how can you tell what is worth keeping?
What looks like junk may be forgotten treasures!
In this episode of the Jewelry Navigator Podcast, I share a few helpful tips on what to look for to easily identify jewelry of value in your Jewelry Box Graveyard using clues from the metals with which fine jewelry is made.
What Should You Look For in an Emerald and What is the Best Way to Wear Them? Part 2 With Adrianne Sanogo GIA GG
No other gemstone with the same rich, pure green as emerald, like the fine gem quality emeralds from sources like Columbia mines, and other location sources.
Fine quality emerald gems almost glow from within, and it’s no surprise that the verdant gem has enticed and captivated emperors, sovereigns, wealthy celebrities, and gem collectors from the beginning of recorded time.
Today’s podcast continues my visit with Adrianne Sanogo, GIA Graduate Gemologist.
In this second part, we share details about emeralds and the best way to wear and enjoy them, what care and wear considerations to keep in mind, where they are mined, and even some of their interesting internal characteristics that are specific to certain mined locations.
Listening to this episode of Jewelry Navigator Podcast will give you a better understanding of emeralds and prepare you for shopping and caring for them in jewelry.Here are a few tips we discuss for deeper insights into emeralds and how to best care for this beautiful gemstone:
- The possible treatments and limitations to setting and wearing them in jewelry, especially rings, and bracelets.
- While treatments are widely accepted, some gems like emeralds carry special considerations to protect the integrity of the stone and may need extra care.
- Common and accepted treatments of emeralds include surface fillers and oils for color stability
- Due to their inherent inclusions and sensitive treatments, emeralds may need to be removed from settings during jewelry repairs to avoid possible damage from heating.
Catch up on the first part with Adrianne Sanogo where she shared what inspired her to become a gemologist, and how current issues affect choices for consumers on both sides of the jewelry sales counter.
Gemologist to Gemologist - Celebrating 100 Episodes of Jewelry Navigator Podcast With Graduate Gemologist Adrianne Sanogo
Jewelry Navigator Podcast celebrates 100 episodes with a two-part feature with special guest, Graduate Gemologist, Adrianne Sanogo.
You’re in for a treat!
As Adrianne shared what inspired her to become a gemologist, our conversation meandered into topics of current interest to trade and consumers alike.
Be sure to subscribe and listen to today’s episode and the continuation later this week with insights into emerald - this month’s birthstone.
As two gemologists with the same passion for informing and educating consumers, we enjoyed discussing how to broadcast the benefits of entering the field of gemology and how gemologists serve the jewelry industry from mom-and-pop jewelry stores to large corporations making major investment decisions.
These are just some of the nuggets I reveal in this fun and informal visit with phenomenal and accomplished Graduate Gemologist, Adrianne Sanogo.
Who is the consumer?
The consumer is not always the shopper.
Consumers are also others in the industry who can be served with current or new information.
Growing the future in geology with viable career paths:
- Transitional careers
- Science and Arts
- Jewelry Professionals
- Protecting Interests - forensic gemology
- Bench jewelry design and repair
- Vocational interests
- Economic study of gem and mineral resources (geological resources)
Rent Luxury Jewelry Treasures for a Celebrity Level Experience With Tanya Canfield of Trejours
Have you ever wanted to feel like a celebrity for a special event, like a milestone reunion, a wedding, or an award ceremony?
Maybe you’d like to experience the feeling of adorning yourself with luxurious or high-end, designer fine jewelry, today’s Jewelry Navigator Podcast guest has the perfect solution!
Tanya Canfield, the founder of Trejours, provides her customers with fine jewelry selections to enrich life celebrations and important occasions at a fraction of the cost.
From Riviera diamond necklaces to stand-out cocktail rings and iconic designer jewelry, Trejours customers can select up to three items to rent. It’s the perfect way to “test wear” or borrow the perfect jeweled accessory for celebrations, award events, and formal galas.In this Jewelry Navigator Podcast, “Rent Luxury Jewelry Treasures for a Celebrity Level Experience With Tanya Canfield of Trejours”, Tanya shares her background in jewelry, what inspired her to start Trejours, and how her customers enjoy the benefits of luxury jewelry for special events with options to rent, and even purchase her borrowed treasures.
If Jewels Could Talk and How to Preserve Jewelry Heirlooms With Sherrie Taylor
Sherrie Taylor, Graduate Gemologist, and Registered Master Valuer, of S. Taylor Jewellery Appraisals and Consultation shares how she enriches the appraisal process with an often overlooked aspect of jewelry heirlooms.
While the intrinsic characteristics of jewelry heirlooms determine their replaceable value,
their stories and meanings are what give them irreplaceable value.
In this episode, Sherrie shares how she takes the time to include these often omitted aspects of jewelry appraising that add an enjoyable dimension to her appraisal process.
Great topics for jewlery professionals
She’s super professional and clear about her topics. Her podcasts are relevant to the industry and helpful to retail clients too.
Professional and super smart
Brenna is awesome, her podcast is great for professionals in the industry like myself but also for other people who are just interested in gemstones or in the market to buy. I’ve been a jeweler for 23 years and was born into the industry but I am an owner of an online jewelry store, not a trained bench jeweler or a gemologist, so I rely on the expertise of trained bench jewlers and gemologists in order to properly and effectively collaborate with my clients to get the most beautiful designs that are also functional. That said, everyone needs a Brenna in their life! Thank you for your awesome content! ❤️
The trusted source for all that is jewelry!
Brenna captures her audience from the start with her honest and ground breaking podcast. All the details you would want to know if you are in the market for upcoming and exciting jewelry designers, watch gurus, and all of that other fun!!!! Brenna talks with some of the very best and most reputable stars in the industry- and her knowledge is unparalleled! Have a listen, then hit subscribe! You know you are going to want to! :))) Trust me!