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Where to buy gemstone jewelry: diamond & gemstone rings & bracelets

When it comes to fine jewelry that makes a splash colorful gemstone pieces are the way to go. Lovely sapphire rings with their dark blue stones. Otherwise bright green emerald rings are a  stunner too! Gemstone jewelry is a way to add some old world glamour to your look. Who buys gemstone jewelry? Ladies looking […]

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You’re Engaged! Now What?

You’re engaged! He actually (finally?) got down on one knee and presented you with your dream engagement ring. You’ve already called your parents, and your best friends. You probably have even done a cute Facebook engagement announcement. But before you start cake tasting, dress shopping, and saving bouquet ideas to your Pinterest boards, there’s one important […]

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A Guide to Your First Jewelry Appraisal

Are you interested in having a piece of jewelry appraised? If so, and if this is your first time doing so, then you might be wondering what to expect from the appraisal process. After all, by being aware of what to expect, you can ensure that you receive a fair appraisal. Read on to explore […]

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How To Choose A Jewelry Appraiser You Can Trust

If you are looking to sell a wedding ring in Boca Raton or sell any kind of inherited diamond for that matter in Boca Raton and the surrounding area, one of the most important things you can do even before you find a buyer is to find a good diamond appraiser. Finding the right one […]

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Christie's Celebrates Spring With the Auction of the Princie Diamond

It’s usually Africa that gets all the attention for sparkling, oversized diamonds, but India is no slouch on the scene, either. Some of the most famous and beautiful diamonds have come from the Golconda mines, which are located in Southern India. In fact, one of the most famous pink diamonds in history is from Golconda, […]

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Spotlight on: Spessartite Garnet

Spessartite garnets are a kind of garnet that is relatively new in jewelry making. The popularity of spessartite began to grow after the discovery of it in mines in Namibia and Mozambique. Garnets are minerals that grow as small grains on the inside of a rock host. Scientifically speaking, spessartite is a nesosilicate, manganese aluminum […]

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Auction Action: Fine Auctions for the Week of March 11th

We’re rolling out a new feature here on the blog: Auction Action. Considering that our discerning customers love a good auction, we decided to keep everyone abreast of the best luxury auctions happening at the major auction houses each week. While scouring eBay and 1st Dibs for the next great find is always a fun […]

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Spotlight on: Mauboussin

The House of Mauboussin reflects Old World elegance and fine craftsmanship in jewelry and luxury timepieces. The French brand was founded in 1825 by a talented artisan jeweler known as M. Rocher. The jewelry line grew and went on to receive award-winning recognition. Mouboussin jewelry gained much popularity in the Art Deco movement of the […]

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When It's Time to Update a Jewelry Appraisal

The value of jewelry changes over time. Jewelry that was purchased 1 to 3 years ago may be worth more or less today. For insurance, personal and sentimental purposes jewelry should be appraised as often as the value of precious metals change. However, due to the ever changing stock market and the rise and fall […]

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Go Ahead – Sell That Old Jewelry

 Every once in a while you may come across a piece of jewelry that you no longer wear, for whatever reason. So what exactly should you do with it? Sell it! From needing a few extra bucks, to wanting an upgrade, there are plenty of factors that people consider when deciding whether or not to sell […]

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Proper Identification of Synthetic Diamonds: Lab Grown Diamonds vs. Natural Diamonds

  Lab created diamonds are real diamonds in every way (as opposed to lab-created diamond simulants). The chemical compounds are the same as mined diamonds, but the values are much different. It is often very difficult to tell the difference between a synthetic and mined diamond. Consumers can notice some aspects themselves, while they will […]

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Why It’s Important to Update Your Jewelry Appraisal Every 5 Years

A jewelry appraisal is an important tool used to document the value of your jewelry. In order to obtain insurance for your precious heirlooms and diamonds and pearls, it is imperative that you secure the market value of your belongings. As market prices fluctuate for precious metals, you want to protect your investments to the […]

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Benefits of Purchasing Pre-owned Rolex Wristwatches

According to a statement released by Rolex, “[Rolex watches are] the leading name in luxury watches. Rolex has been the pre-eminent symbol of performance and prestige for over a century.” Business Week nearly always features Rolex on it’s popular annual list of the 100 best global brands – and most recently, while the US economy […]

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Common Uses for Collateral Loans – And Benefits

Collateral Loans Boca Collateral loans are a fairly easy concept to understand: a collateral loan is a type of loan secured by some asset that you already own. Traditionally, collateral loans are issued on real estate property, which is often referred to as a “home equity line of credit.” In many areas, you can also […]

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The 4 C’s Explained: Diamond Color Grades

Diamond Color Grades This  web series will focus intently on diamond characteristics, those famous four C’s. Each week, we’ll share an in depth video discussing Clarity, Cut, Color, and Carat and how these factors are determined, and how they affect the price of a diamond. This week, we’re discussing Diamond Color Grades. Diamond color grades […]