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Colored Stones: All About Emerald, Birthstone of May

Emeralds, with their captivating green hue, have been cherished for thousands of years as one of the world’s most popular gemstones. These stunning gems are known for their vibrant color, unique clarity, and remarkable durability. From their formation within the Earth to their rich history and cultural significance, emeralds have captivated the hearts of gemstone enthusiasts and collectors alike.

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The Five Most Coveted Jewels at May’s Phillips Geneva Auction

The Phillips Geneva Auction will showcase five highly coveted and colorful diamonds, expected to fetch record-breaking prices.

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Colored Stones: All About Cultured Pearls

Unlike most gems, formed beneath the surface of the earth or in a laboratory, pearls are created by living organisms. And the reason pearls are available in abundance today is because the vast majority are “cultured” in pearl farms, guided by human assistance.

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Colored Stones: All About Peridot

“Colored Stones: All About Peridot” provides an in-depth exploration of the vibrant green peridot gemstone. Discover its unique properties, historical significance, and geographical sources. Learn how to care for peridot jewelry and understand its value in the gemstone market. A must-read for gem enthusiasts and jewelry lovers alike.

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Colored Stones: All About Garnet – Rock Star of Gems

Alright, buckle up because we’re about to take a road trip on the gemstone bus to the land of garnets! If you imagine gemstones had personalities garnets would be the rock stars crashing around the stage. Garnet is truly the ‘wild child’ of gems!

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Colored Stones: All About Aquamarine

Once upon a time, in a mystical underwater kingdom, there lived a gemstone with the most enchanting tale to tell. This gem was none other than the illustrious aquamarine, an ancient treasure that has long captivated hearts and minds with its mesmerizing beauty and fascinating oceanic mythology.

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Amethyst

Unveiling the Mystique of Amethyst

Amethyst, the birthstone of February, has a history steeped in legend and lore and has enchanted civilizations for centuries. With its striking purple hues, it has become not only a symbol of beauty but also holds deep symbolic meanings across various cultures.

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We Dream in Colour

Celebrating 10 Brilliant Designers in Black History Month

From cherished heirlooms steeped in family history to the everyday necklace that becomes a personal talisman, jewelry possesses a remarkable […]

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Coral

Precious Coral: What Is It?

Coral has been used in jewelry dating back to the ancient Romans, Etruscans and Egyptians, but did you know that there are over 7,300 species of coral? Of those, only ten are considered precious coral,

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Color On The Rise

Color is an important part of our lives, it speaks to us and allows us to express our individuality, something we can define though our favorite colored gemstones.

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Mokume Gane: From Swords to Jewelry

An ancient Japanese sword making technique, Mokume Gane, has become a uniquely modern jewelry making process.

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Exploring the Enchanting Quartet of December Birthstones

December, the last month of the year, brings with it a sense of celebration and reflection. Additionally, December’s babies are […]

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‘Hold on…’ Phil Collins’ Ex-Wife Auctioning His Piano, Jewelry & More

Orianne Cevey, the former wife of rock legend Phil Collins, is set to auction items from the singer’s valuable collection, […]

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October’s Mesmerizing Birthstone, Opal

October’s birthstone, the opal, presents like a kaleidoscope of natural art. Renowned for its captivating play of color, opals are […]

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74 ct Diamond Necklace Headlines HK’s Magnificent Jewels Auction

See the internally flawless fancy vivid yellow diamond set in a diamond studded necklace that will headline Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction this weekend, with a high estimate of $5.1 million USD, and more popular lots.

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What A Gem – Get to Know Jewelry Designer Ray Griffiths

Born in Sydney and now based in New York City, designer Ray Griffiths is known for his bold, gem-forward pieces, which always give the stone or stones pride of place, from kaleidoscopic opals to turquoise the size (and color) of robin’s eggs.

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Sapphire, Ruby & Diamond Rings Lead Bonham’s Auction

A Ruser ring with a 21.15 carat sapphire and diamond side stones set in platinum surpassed its pre-sale estimate by four times, commanding $127,500 when the gavel fell at Bonham’s California Jewels auction in Los Angeles.

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Inclusions

Inclusions: A Road Map to Beauty

You could say that minerals and gemstones are in the DNA of artist Naomi Sarna,  who grew up in Montana, […]

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7 Fun Facts about Sapphire, Birthstone of September

As the leaves begin to change color and summer’s warmth yields to the crispness of autumn, September ushers in a new season of beauty and wonder. It is a month of transition, and fittingly, its birthstone, the sapphire, embodies the very essence of this change. Here are several fun facts and historical points of interest about this remarkable gemstone.

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4 Fun Facts about Peridot, Birthstone of August

Peridot, with its vibrant green hue, is a gem that has captivated human hearts for centuries. Celebrated in ancient times as the “gem of the sun,” peridot’s color ranges from deep green to yellow-green or greenish-yellow. Beyond its visual allure, peridot enjoys a fascinating history and an association with metaphysical and healing properties.

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The Unique Beauty of Inclusions

It all started in 2008/2009 when the global economy went into a downward spiral that launched a new jewelry trend. Many people were unemployed and those who were employed chose to wear jewelry that was more understated. Enter the highly included diamond.

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5 Must-See High Jewelry Collections From Paris Couture Week

Every year, while Americans are celebrating the Fourth of July over fireworks, sparklers of an entirely different variety descend on Paris around the same time. Known as Paris Couture Week, this important summertime event is when some of the most influential fine jewelry houses unveil their high jewelry collections to buyers, press and other VIPs.

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