Month: October 2013

Colored Gemstone Sourcing at Bario Neal

photo by Thomas Kluck Several of Bario Neal’s collection pieces feature colored gemstones, and customers often request them in custom designs. As with all sectors of the jewelry industry, sourcing for colored gemstones can be tricky, erratic, and sometimes unreliable. While traceability is difficult, since no valid third-party certification system exists, the colored gemstones we […]


Gay Marriage Now Legal in New Jersey

We’re very proud to say that another state has legalized same-sex marriage. New Jersey’s supreme court upheld a lower court’s decision to allow same-sex marriage. After this announcement, Governor Chris Christie withdrew his appeal of the marriage ruling, and his administration will no longer challenge the court ruling. Way to go, New Jersey! Read more […]