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Read more about the article A barrel of beryl
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A barrel of beryl

You know it as emerald, the birthstone of May. Today's post celebrates all Maybies and Mayple (May babies and May people) with a focus on "your stone." The largest high-quality rough emerald ever found, and the poetic story behind its provenance and sale.

Read more about the article Frequent hand washing and jewelry care
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Frequent hand washing and jewelry care

In today's climate my attention to my hands, what I touch and how often I clean them has reached new heights. And of course, each time I clean my hands, I'm aware of the rings I am wearing. Fortunately, there’s good news ahead for jewelry wearers as it relates to sanitizing frequently.

Read more about the article The ‘Secret’ of black diamonds
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The ‘Secret’ of black diamonds

History’s most famous black-diamonds may be those included in the Fantasy Bra worn by Adriana Lima at the 2008 Victoria’s Secret fashion show.. That's perfectly fitting, since black-diamonds have a “Secret” of their own, as we will reveal below...


2020 vision

From the beginning, the International Gemological Institute has had total commitment to understanding consumer concerns. So it’s appropriate, at the beginning of 2020, that we are launching another means of…