The winter 2021/22 edition of Gemology by Gemporia magazine is out now. Look out for your complimentary copy with the first order you place with us between the start of November 2021 and the end of January 2022.
This issue has something of a fabulous festive fashion theme running throughout, with plenty of jewellery and homeware inspiration for the coming season. We’ve packed this 116-page issue with plenty of fascinating features and gorgeous imagery - below are just some of the highlights that you’ll find inside when your copy arrives.
The Ancient Art of Gemstone Cutting
Far from being a modern innovation, gemstone cutting is a form of intricate artistry with roots stretching back thousands of years. In this issue, we've taken a brief look back at the history of gemstone cutting, or lapidary as it is known in the industry. We've also explored the five key steps to cutting a jewel and the importance of experience that the lapidarist needs to bring out the very best in nature's miracles.
Wondrous Winter Wear
Party season is on the way, and all being well, we'll all be able to dress in our best and impress with our favourite jewellery pieces this winter. We've picked some of our favourite jewels from the Gemporia vault based on the styles and colours of the season, including Emerald, Diamond and Pearl in a luxurious selection of rings, earrings and pendants.
It's A Nice Day for a Winter Wedding
Many betrothed couples target the summer months for their dream wedding, but there is also a growing trend for winter weddings. Organising nuptials is stressful at the best of times, so allow us to take a little of the pressure away and suggest some of the most elegant and graceful jewellery pieces for the bride-to-be in a selection of the most precious gemstones.
Meet Stuart Hillard
In our winter Gemporia Craft update, we're delighted to welcome Stuart Hillard to our presentation team. Stuart will be popping up as a presenter on Sewing Street and brings with him a lifetime of experience and inspiration for all our sewists. We spoke to Stuart about his life in crafting so far, including his time on the Great British Sewing Bee and what he has in store for us all on Sewing Street.
Five Years Of Gemology By Gemporia - Part 2
To celebrate five years of Gemology by Gemporia magazine, we've been taking a look through all of the editions we've published so far and picking out our favourite articles and moments from each. We present the second and final part of our feature inside and look at issues from summer 2019 right up to the present. There are also links to follow so you can read our favourite features right here on the Gemology Hub.
Express Your Earrings
Earrings have been in and out of fashion for thousands of years. Right now, they couldn't be hotter, so we've put together a style guide on the latest trends in the world of lobe luxury. We've explored the latest mixed metal looks, how mismatched earrings are taking the fashion world by storm and how stacking earrings together can create a unique look for everyone.
Jewels of the Cosmos
We often look up to the stars and wonder - 'is there life out there?' Recently, we also stared into the great unknown and pondered - 'just how many gemstones are out there?' too. There's much speculation on how many worlds would feature gemstones if we could visit them. There are also gemstones that have been bought to us on meteors from unknown origins. We explore it all in the new issue.
Tara Coomber and the Bijoux Eden Cut
Self-taught lapidarist Tara Coomber recently launched her Eden collection on Gemporia, and we're delighted to now be bringing you her follow-up creation, the Bijoux Eden collection. We spoke to Tara about the inspiration behind her new designs, the difficulty of getting gemstone cutting equipment and guidance in Britain, and what we might be able to expect from her in the near future.
You’ll receive a free copy of the magazine with the first order you place this quarter (November, December 2021 and January 2022) while stocks last, but if you’d like additional copies, click the button below to order more. We hope you enjoy reading our latest edition - look out for the spring edition from the beginning of February 2022.
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