About

“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.  Like the late great King of Diamonds, we believe there is a lot to be excited about when it comes to jewelry.  Our editorial dives into the many areas that make it such a thrill.

Jewelry is our main obsession and we go wide and deep on the topic.  We covered breaking Jewelry News as it happens.  Legendary designers and newly minted ones are interviewed about their style and process in our ProfilesIcons 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 depth and in style in the Rocks My World section.  The stories in the Boutique and Studio Tours have epic slide shows revealing how jewelry designers convey their styles with unique interiors.  The Bridal category covers something old with legendary stories of celebrity engagement rings and lots that’s new with new engagement ring styles and wedding jewelry looks.

We will 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.

The Adventurine launched on May 31, 2016.

Founder and Editorial Director

The Adventurine is a jewelry dream come true for Founder and Editorial Director Marion Fasel.  She conceived the online magazine as a dynamic destination for beautifully produced thoughtful stories on jewelry.  The content and range of categories on The Adventurine 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.

Contributors

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.

Emily Selter lives in London where she is pursuing a master’s degree in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art and writing articles about jewelry, arts and culture, and fashion.  She was formerly an editorial assistant at Town & Country magazine, and her work has been published on townandcountrymag.com, vogue.com, robbreport.com, and harpersbazaar.com

Hilary Heard Gurley began her career as a publicist for luxury brands Manolo Blahnik, Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander and Hermès.  She discovered her love of jewelry at Bulgari where she worked for nearly a decade in the press department.  A recent graduate gemologist, Hilary is currently the Director of Eleuteri New York, the storied antique and vintage jeweler headquartered in Rome.

Art Director

Andy Goldman

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Contact

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