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Our passion for alternative, non traditional engagement rings

For the past 70 years the diamond was the stone of choice for couples looking to get engaged. Today, the modern consumer is excited to embrace the "nontraditional" engagement ring. Alternative bridal  means sapphire engagement rings, gemstone rings, and symbols that are as unique as the couple commissioning these stunning custom pieces. Irina Ferry, owner and designer [...]

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Wedding Band Trends and What You Need to Know Before Purchasing Yours

As the weather warms and the bridal season approaches, there are a number of things on the couples' minds. After the cake has been cut, the flowers are wilted, and the last notes of the musiweddic have drifted into memories, the wedding band will be a reminder of the day for many years to come. Today's [...]

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The Tucson Gem Show

[View of AGTA]The agenda for buying gemstones changes slightly every year for me. When I'm looking for particular stones and can't get them directly from the mines in Madagascar, I go to Tucson, the site of the largest gem and mineral show in the country. February is a great time to restock inventory after a [...]

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What "Mine to Market" Really Means

For many people, the concept of Mine to Market blends in with the numerous buzzwords that surround green living. But what does it really mean?To embrace the New Year, SOHO GEM highlights the Mine to Market philosophy, describing the process and giving you the knowledge to make informed investment decisions.This article features exclusive images from Madagascar [...]

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Soho Gem Fine Jewelry FEATURED in Twirl New York Magazine!

Recently, Twirl New York reached out to us about featuring some of our best engagement ring designs in the Winter 2016 Issue of their beautiful bridal magazine. We were delighted to contribute to such a gorgeous, diamond-studded spread! Check out the whole magazine here: Here are the featured engagement rings with details listed: Vintage Style Diamond Engagement Ring [...]

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Sapphire Engagement Rings: Color vs Clarity

Sapphires are magical gemstones steeped in history. They are complex and beautiful, and their rich colors combined with their hardness make them an excellent choice for an engagement ring. In New York's diamond and jewelry district we have access to a plethora of extraordinary gemstones from all over the world, but choosing the right stone does not follow the same [...]

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​Handmade vs Cast Engagement Rings

Finding the perfect engagement ring is an educational journey. From the GIA certified diamond quality to the style of the setting, there is a lot of information to glean. One of the very important elements of choosing a diamond ring is how the piece is constructed, and whether it comes from a casting or is [...]

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Hong Kong Jewelry Show 2015

Hong Kong city lights, one night of the jewelry show 2015.Gemstones at the show.After 17 years in the business I finally arrived at the Hong Kong Jewellery Show ( spelled with a double ll in Asia). It used to feature only gemstones, but the show became so popular over the years that they decided to [...]

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Jewelry and Gem Tower in Bangkok

Irina Ferry continues her tour of Thailand's beautiful gemstones and jewelry at the Bangkok Gem and Jewelry Show 2015."Jewelry and Gem Tower in Bangkok. This is the 47th street of the Asian gem world. I found unreal quantities of beautiful unique gemstones."Touring the inside of the Jewelry tower in Bangkok.Check out this brand new "Amethyst [...]

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Rubies of Thailand

Irina reports from the Bangkock Gem and Jewelry Show 2015:"Chanthaburi is the center of ruby trade in Thailand. Its where the rubies pass through to be heated and cut. 3 hr drive from Bangkok and not glamorous but definitely the best prices I've ever seen."Thailand is famous for its gorgeous rubies.A Thai man inspects natural [...]

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