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MOST RECENT

5000th Post!!! As I reflect on the previous years, I think back to everytime I had to explain myself and my mission. Remembering all the designers, exhibitions, retailers, showrooms, studios, galleries, conferences, journalists, editors, magazines, blogs, lapidaries, and trade shows that welcomed me in with open arms, minds, and hearts. Media has changed drastically over the past decade, and I'm thankful that I'm still here. There are so many voices and perspectives that deserve to be heard. I'm ever and eternally thankful that my voice hasn't been silenced. I'll continue to support my colleagues, designers (emerging and established), and anyone else who is genuinely in it for the betterment of the jewelry industry. Thank you. ~ Benjamin
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There are a few designers who when you see their work, you instantly know who created it. @tapbytoddpownell is one of those #iconic jewelry designers. I ADORE these #Berylicious #RoseCutEmerald earrings, along with the inverted #GreenDiamonds that accentuate them. #ThirdCoastGems
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#TAPbyToddPownell will be showing next at @by_couture alongside the finest brands and designers in the world. The first week of June at the WYNN Las Vegas. #COUTUREcountdown #CoutureREADY
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Seen and shot by myself at the first bi-annual #MeleeTheShow in New York City. #thehighlinenyc #thehighline #MELEEtheshow @meleetheshow @gemfields .
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#ToddPownell @stonemetalsoul #StoneMetalSoul #Emeralds @realisadiamond #RealisRare #statementjewelry #Emerald #statementearrings #beryl #sparklers #greendiamond #MakersMovement #madeinohio #GreenWithEnvy #💚 #MakersGonnaMake #eotd #3CGdoesNYC #3CGontheRoad

💚2👈 There are a few designers who when you see their work. You instantly know who created it. @tapbytoddpownell is one of those #iconic jewelry designers. I ADORE these #Berylicious #RoseCutEmerald earrings, along with the inverted #GreenDiamonds that accentuate them. #ThirdCoastGems
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#TAPbyToddPownell will be showing next at @by_couture alongside the the finest brands and designers the world. First week of June at the WYNN Las Vegas. #COUTUREcountdown #CoutureREADY
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Seen and shot by myself at the first bi-annual #MeleeTheShow in New York City. #thehighlinenyc #thehighline #MELEEtheshow
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#ToddPownell @stonemetalsoul #StoneMetalSoul #Emeralds @realisadiamond #RealisRare #statementjewelry #Emerald #statementearrings #beryl #sparklers #greendiamond #MakersMovement #madeinohio #GreenWithEnvy #💚 #MakersGonnaMake #eotd #3CGdoesNYC #3CGontheRoad

There are a few designers who when you see their work. You instantly know who created it. @tapbytoddpownell is one of those #iconic jewelry designers. I ADORE these #Berylicious #RoseCutEmerald earrings, along with the inverted #GreenDiamonds that accentuate them. #ThirdCoastGems
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#TAPbyToddPownell will be showing next at @by_couture alongside the the finest brands and designers the world. First week of June at the WYNN Las Vegas. #COUTUREcountdown #CoutureREADY
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Seen and shot by myself at the first bi-annual #MeleeTheShow in New York City. #thehighlinenyc #thehighline #MELEEtheshow
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#ToddPownell @stonemetalsoul #StoneMetalSoul #Emeralds @realisadiamond #RealisRare #statementjewelry #Emerald #statementearrings #beryl #sparklers #greendiamond #MakersMovement #madeinohio #GreenWithEnvy #💚 #MakersGonnaMake #eotd #3CGdoesNYC #3CGontheRoad

Which #JTJstack would YOU wear?!?!? @janetaylorjewelry stacks from @greenwichstjewelers in NYC! There are bands, and then there are #JaneTaylor bands. Each and every stone is painstakingly matched perfectly for not only size and color, but also faceting and "Gemmy-ness" (I just made up that word, LOL) When you wear a band by this mother/daughter dynamic duo, you can feel and see the difference. #StacksAreTheNewBlack #ThirdCoastGems .
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Are Y'all #CoutureREADY??? The #countdownCOUTURE clock has started!!! @by_couture .
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Seen and shot by myself on a #3CGdoesNYC #3CGinTheBIG🍎 tour of #GreenwichStJewelers.
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#rainbowismyfavoritecolor #sparklicious #whpcolorful #JaneTaylor #couturedailydose #showyourcouture #Stacks #stacksonstacks #instasparkle #GstInspiredJewels #RingsofIG #RingsOfInstagram #rotd #taki #ringsoftheday #edelsteine #💍 #💍💍 #💍💍💍 #gemstonering #gemstonerings @jennifergandia @cjdgjewelers @agta_gems

"Eeny-Meeny-Miny-Moe..." #JJpowerrings at @greenwichstjewelers in NYC!!!
Everybody knows that you have to get your #JJpowerring NOW. Otherwise many of your favorite #Gemmy choices might have already been snapped up! Are Y'all #CoutureREADY??? The #countdownCOUTURE clock has started!!! @by_couture #ThirdCoastGems .
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Seen and shot by myself on a #3CGdoesNYC #3CGinTheBIG🍎 tour of #GreenwichStJewelers.
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#CocktailRing #jewelry #jewellery #joias #joyas #JamieJoseph #couturedailydose #superseven #super7 #showyourcouture #GstInspiredJewels #RingsofIG #RingsOfInstagram #rotd #taki #ringsoftheday #edelsteine #💍 #💍💍 #💍💍💍

#OhMyOMI! Yesterday was ALL about #Platinum, so I thought I would continue the #BePlatinum streak! Check out this #gemmy jewel from @omiprive! There is a #SapphireRing, then there's an OMI 20+ carat #CeylonSapphire ring featuring a massive #RoyalBlueSapphire, with Black Rhodium, and tapered trapezoid #FrenchCutDiamonds!!! #ThirdCoastGems #AddMoreColorToYourLife #3CGinTheBIG🍎 #OMIprive
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Seen and Shot by myself at #AGTAspectrum17 Editors Day with @agta_gems.
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#Sapphire #Sapphires #royalblue #blue #azul #blau #howheasked #SheSaidYes #edelsteine #somethingblue #OMIgems #BlueSapphire #3CGdoesNYC #3CGontheRoad #frenchcutdiamond #frenchcut #alternativebridal

So where do I even begin....@therealdebramessing was one of my first 100 followers over 4 1/2 years ago here on #ThirdCoastGems. Her genuine interest & excitement in the Jewelry I was posting, encouraged me to keep doing what I was doing. Because as my tagline states: "When you have a true passion for something....it's contagious!". Over the years we had several convos in the comment sections of my posts & others that she would gleefully weigh in on and one lengthy conversation over DM. I told her about growing up in Fort Worth Texas when her hit sitcom #WillAndGrace was on it's first run. And how much a hit TV show & the characters changed my life for the better. I was bullied before I came out of the closet. Heck, I was bullied before I even knew I was "in the closet" or what being a Gay man even meant. I was always different. "Friendly, Kind, Sensitive, Emotional, Caring, Gentle, Meek, Nice, Sweet". Those were adjectives that are normally good, but that a tall young boy growing up in "Texas football country" was ridiculed & belittled for. After Will & Grace became a national hit, I saw that a Gay man could grow up to be a successful lawyer (or whatever he wanted to be), every gal wanted a Gay best friend, & most importantly (at least in my eyes); that being Gay & LGBT people were NORMAL. I came out of the closet to a group of close girlfriends the end of my Junior year of High School, & life was okay. The sky didn't fall, the world didn't end, life got easier & better. I told Debra this over DM years ago, & during the few minutes I had with her at the @gemawards the other night, she remembered me. #DebraMessing won the #GemAward for Jewelry Style that night. Not just because she wears beautiful jewelry & looks amazing wearing it. But because she REMEMBERS those who made the wearable art she adorns herself with. Debra always gives credit to those artists and everyone involved. Thank You to @jewelersofamerica for the lovely evening that is the #GemAwards, @amandagizzi for organizing the finest event in our industry, @raygriffithsfinejewelry for introducing me, & again to @therealdebramessing for supporting my endeavors to share beauty with World. 🙏🏼💞🤠💎💍

NO "Sparkle Filter" needed on this #Tanzanlicious beauty!!! Only @buddha_mama would have the forsight to include gem grade #Tanzanite featuring the #Pantone #ColorOfTheYear #Ultraviolet! 💯Look at the #Sparkle and Reflection on this #Trichroic #FancyCut #Jewel! #ThirdCoastGems .
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You can find #BuddhaMama across the country at select fine boutiques such as: @lunamoressentials / @bechants_group near San Antonio, @the.jewelry.bar near Palm Springs, @thevault_elysewalker / @elysewalker in Newport Beach/Palisades, and @neimanmarcus in St. Louis. Contact @theeabproject for more details!!! .
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Seen and shot by myself at the #EABprojectPreview17 in NYC on my last #3CGintheBIG🍎 tour!
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#TheEABproject #Zoisite #blue #Dblock #gemstones #violet #gemstonejewelry #schmuck #AddMoreColorToYourLife #diamonds @agta_gems #lovelysquares @lovegoldlive @by_couture #couturedailydose #showyourcouture #TriColor #3CGdoesNYC #flowerring

#Enamelicious 💯 This #Cross from my Miami gals @buddha_mama had me "like whoa"! I mean, it's literally B-A-N-A-N-A-S!!!! Look at the #Sparkle and Reflection on those #TableCut #Gems! GUESS WHAT THEY ARE??? #Morganite Y'all!!! LURVE the colors they chose for the #Enamel too ~ #ThirdCoastGems .
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You can find #BuddhaMama across the country at select fine boutiques such as: @lunamoressentials / @bechants_group near San Antonio, @the.jewelry.bar near Palm Springs, @thevault_elysewalker / @elysewalker in Newport Beach/Palisades, and @neimanmarcus in St. Louis. Contact @theeabproject for more details!!! .
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Seen and shot by myself at the #EABprojectPreview17 in NYC on my last #3CGintheBIG🍎 tour!
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#TheEABproject #Berylicious #Beryl #enameljewelry #pinkberyl #gemstones #gemstonejewelry #AddMoreColorToYourLife #diamonds #crossnecklace @agta_gems #lovelysquares @lovegoldlive @by_couture #couturedailydose #crosses #showyourcouture #crossjewelry #crosspendant #rose #ThinkPink #3CGdoesNYC

Which of these #Talismans by @koltonbabychfinejewelry is YOUR FAVE?!? The "#StagBeetle", the "#LivingDead" Diamond #Skull, or the "Hive". This Canadian based Designer has a collection of well made, heavy, and unique #Silver jewelry that looks great on men AND women! That's the true test of a well designed #UnisexJewelry brand.
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Seen and shot by myself at this past Fall edition of #MetalAndSmith on one of my #3CGinTheBIG🍎 tour.
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#SavorSilver #encrusted #Diamonds #skulls #hive #beehive @realisadiamond #RealisRare @savorsilver #amulet #diamond #jotd #charms #MadeInCanada #CanadianJewelryDesigner #talisman #3CGdoesNYC #3CGontheRoad #unisex #CanadianJewelry #Vancouver #CanadianDesigner #Canada #ThirdCoastGems

👈SWIPE this #Enamelicious!!!👉 This #Cross from my Miami gals @buddha_mama had me "like whoa"! I mean, it's literally B-A-N-A-N-A-S!!!! I mean, look at the #Sparkle on those #TableCut #Gems! GUESS WHAT THEY ARE??? #Morganite Y'all!!! LURVE the colors they chose for the #Enamel too! You can find #BuddhaMama across the country at select fine boutiques such as: @lunamoressentials / @bechants_group near San Antonio, @the.jewelry.bar near Palm Springs, @thevault_elysewalker / @elysewalker in Newport Beach/Palisades, and @neimanmarcus in St. Louis. Contact @theeabproject for more details!!! .
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Seen and shot by myself at the #EABprojectPreview17 in NYC on my last #3CGintheBIG🍎 tour.
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#TheEABproject #Berylicious #Beryl #enameljewelry #pinkberyl #gemstones #gemstonejewelry #AddMoreColorToYourLife #diamonds #crossnecklace @agta_gems #lovelysquares @lovegoldlive @by_couture #couturedailydose #crosses #showyourcouture #crossjewelry #crosspendant #LoveGold #ThinkPink #3CGdoesNYC #ThirdCoastGems

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***"Friday Flashback! To last week at @thestoreatmad in NYC for the #REdefiningFineJewelry event! Advertorial / This #24karat Gold and #FancyCutDiamond band caught my eye, and I had to take a few shots of it! #CarreCut, #RoseCut, #RoundBrilliant, and #BaguetteCut #Diamonds reflect and sparkle inside of their rich, high-karat "home"! Go to find the ring and many others at #TheStoreAtMAD near Columbus Circle in NYC! #LikaBeharCollection. Seen and shot by myself at @thestoreatmad!
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@lovegoldlive @realisadiamond @cjdgjewelers #LikaBehar #rings #LoveGold #golden #taki #ring #schmuck #jewelry #joias #joyas #24k #CJDGjewelers #juwelen #NYC #NewYorkCity #ringsofinstagram #ringoftheday #3CGdoesNYC #3CGinTheBIG🍎 #ThirdCoastGems"***

Friday Flashback! To last week at @thestoreatmad in NYC for the #REdefiningFineJewelry event! Advertorial / This #24karat Gold and #FancyCutDiamond band caught my eye, and I had to take a few shots of it! #CarreCut, #RoseCut, #RoundBrilliant, and #BaguetteCut #Diamonds reflect and sparkle inside of their rich, high-karat "home"! Go to find the ring and many others at #TheStoreAtMAD near Columbus Circle in NYC! #LikaBeharCollection. Seen and shot by myself at @thestoreatmad!
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@lovegoldlive @realisadiamond @cjdgjewelers #LikaBehar #rings #LoveGold #golden #taki #ring #schmuck #jewelry #joias #joyas #24k #CJDGjewelers #juwelen #NYC #NewYorkCity #ringsofinstagram #ringoftheday #3CGdoesNYC #3CGinTheBIG🍎 #ThirdCoastGems

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