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Trivia Question
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Trivia: Why is ‘D’ the highest diamond color?

In the normal diamond color range 'Z' is classified as most tinted while 'D' is classified as most colorless. So what happened to A, B and C? Are they reserved for new diamond discoveries? Extraterrestrial diamonds? What could possibly be more colorless than most colorless? If there are 23 classifications why not start with 'A' and end with 'W?'

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New York Streets
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Digging for Gold in New York’s Sidewalks

Gold and gemstone prospectors work the streets of New York's illustrious diamond district, but you might not recognize them at first. Kneeling, gloved, scraping and brushing, they could be mistaken for pedantic street cleaners but don't be fooled. Historically some Big Apple prospectors have claimed over $300 per day in "paydirt."

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Winifred Mason Chenet Jewelry
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Celebrating the Magic of Winifred Mason

Winifred Mason created her first piece of jewelry in 1940, a pendant made of bronze, copper and silver. In the years that followed she began filling orders for prestigious Fifth Avenue stores in New York, including Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdales. She is considered by many to be the first commercial black jeweler in the USA.

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