Hello everyone! My name is Rick Albin. I have been a jewelry collector since I was little, but my career in the jewelry business officially started in 2008 when I first began the sale of jewelry. This jewelry blog focuses on jewelry trends, antique and period jewelry, celebrity jewelry, as well as exclusive designer ides. It is also a hub for gemstone and jewelry education, considering I graduate gemologist studies through the Gemological Institute of America. With five years experience as head gemologist and appraiser at my antique jewelry store, I have most recently decided to pursue writing and consulting full-time.