“It has everything! People! Drama! Romance! Precious stones! Speculation! Excitement! What more could you want?” was the response Harry Winston gave when he was asked by The New Yorker what he liked about the jewelry business in 1954. We share the sentiments of the late great King of Diamonds exactly. Our editorial dives into the many areas that make it such a thrill.
We cover breaking Jewelry News as it happens. Legendary and emerging designers are interviewed in our Profiles. Icons and Essentials traces the origin story of some of the most well-known designs of all time and new must-have creations. Gems are covered in the Rocks My World section. The stories in the Boutique and Studio Tours have slide shows revealing how designers convey their aesthetics with unique interiors. The Bridal category covers celebrity engagement rings and the latest engagement ring styles and wedding jewelry looks. We also step back and take a look at jewelry in a larger context. The Culture section includes books, celebrities, jewelry history and Elizabeth Taylor who is Queen of the Adventurine. The Adventurine is home of the original jewelry movie review because we know that if you follow the jewelry in a film you can often solve the crime or establish a romance before all is revealed in the plot.
Founder and Editorial Director
Marion Fasel conceived The Adventurine as a dynamic destination for beautifully produced thoughtful stories on jewelry. The content and range of categories are a unique reflection of her work over the last 25-years.
A leading editor, author and expert, Marion was responsible for InStyle’s award winning jewelry and watch coverage for almost two decades. In addition to her stories on trends and interviews with jewelry-loving celebrities for the magazine, Marion has written eight books including the Bulgari Collection trilogy Serpenti, Monete and Bulgari-Bulgari published by Assouline as well as Bejeweled: Great Designers, Celebrity Style, With This Ring: The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Jewelry and Hollywood Jewels: Movies, Jewelry, Stars.
She has acted as a consultant, curated and contributed to numerous exhibitions including Cartier & Aldo Cipullo: New York City in the 70s staged at the French jeweler’s landmark Fifth Avenue Mansion in New York City and A Quest for Beauty: The Art of Van Cleef & Arpels that took place at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California and Hollywood Jewels staged at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles.
In 2018, Marion received the the GEM Award for Media Excellence and the “Jewelry Champion” T & C Award from Town & Country magazine.
Sally Davies is a multi-talented artist and photographer. Her pop art style paintings are in the collections of Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Patrick King and the Harvard Business School. More recent notable work, her gritty photographs of New York streets, can be found at the Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, NYC. Davies secret obsession (until now) is photographing jewelry.
Levi Higgs is an Archivist and Social Media Manager at David Webb in New York City, as well as a freelance writer and jewelry historian. He has a Master’s Degree in the History of Decorative Arts and Design from Parsons the New School taught in conjunction with the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, as well as an undergraduate degree in Art History from the University of Washington in Seattle. He lectures on jewelry history, social media, and material culture, he writes a decorative arts and jewelry column for the Daily Beast, and his glittering day-to-day is chronicled on Instagram at @Levi_Higgs.
Hilary Heard Gurley has nearly 20 years of experience working in communications for brands including Bulgari, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Manolo Blahnik. At Bulgari she discovered her passion for jewelry, delving deep into the Roman company’s storied past in preparation of their first ever retrospective exhibition. Hilary recently attained a Graduate Gemologist degree, and continues to pursue the jewelry dream while working at the legendary Italian vintage jeweler Eleuteri’s New York City boutique. She lives with her husband and baby George in Manhattan.
Smitha Sadanandan is an accomplished journalist with an international reputation for successfully tracking trends in the jewelry industry. She recently relocated from London to Chicago and is eager to explore the cultural landmarks in the Windy City and throughout America. Smitha writes on travel, lifestyle, design, jewelry and watches for several publications including Adorn, Azyaamode, Luxe-BusinessLine, Solitaire, Solitaire International.
Caroline Dweck has been a jewelry lover practically since birth and has a collection to prove it. After studying art history and journalism, she spent several years working at various media and fashion publications. She currently handles the PR and digital media at her father’s New York City based company, Stephen Dweck Jewelry.
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