Sourcing, Industry, Collection, Fabrication

A New Signature Setting: The Lash Collection

In an ode to playful minimalism, we’ve re-imagined The Lash into a new collection featuring ethical Diamonds, Sapphires, Garnets and Andalusite. These bright and colorful gems shine when showcased in our subtly asymmetric, surrealistic, signature setting. An instant classic for modern celebrations calling for equally expressive, interesting jewelry.   This season, we refined and evolved […]


Federal judge strikes down Va. ban on gay marriage

“Laws excluding gay men and lesbians from marriage violate personal freedom, are an unnecessary government intrusion, and cause serious harm,” Olson said after Wright Allen’s ruling, ” That type of law cannot stand.” via the Washington Post. We could not agree more. The article is accompanied by a great infographic showing the changing attitudes towards […]


Mohs Hardness Scale

The Mohs scale of mineral hardness was developed by German mineralogist, Frederich Mohs in 1812. The scale is used to characterize stones relative hardness and scratch resistance.  The method of determining hardness is by testing the ability of a harder stone to scratch a softer stone. The scale ranges from 1 to 10 with 1 […]



There has been a lot of talk about a new gemstone around the Bario Neal shop recently–new for us, and still fairly new in the jewelry industry too. Zultanite, as it’s called, is very rare. It exists in its pure, gemstone quality form in only one very small section of a vein of bauxite that […]