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Aquamarine Birthstone Beauty

The ides of March are nothing to fear, not when we’re still celebrating this month’s glorious March birthstone aquamarine! Aquamarine comes in a variety of  colors hues ranging from a lightly green tinged aqua to a crisp, powder blue.  The colors of aquamarine pick up sky and water tones beautifully, and are favored in lighter, […]

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5 Easy Ways to Spot a Cubic Zirconia

There are 5 easy ways to spot a cubic zirconia – and you likely encounter cz’s more often than you think. Our designer lines – A. Jaffe, Verragio, Uneek, and Gabriel & Co. – are all set with cubic zirconia center stones. The diamonds in the settings themselves, along with gemstones and accent stones, are all real.We […]

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Engagement Ring Pro Tips: How to Be a Smart Diamond Shopper

When you’re engagement ring shopping, you want to get the best deal possible, right? And you should want to make it as easy as possible too. Well if you want both, you have a new slice of the internet in your corner. The blog Beyond 4 C’s covers the ins and outs of diamond shopping […]

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Fancy Yellow Diamond Engagement Rings

We love diamonds, have we ever mentioned that? We love our large diamonds, our important diamonds, our GIA diamonds, our antique diamonds and vintage diamonds. We especially love fancy colored diamonds. When we buy fancy colored diamonds at a show, or people sell fancy colored diamonds in our Boca showroom, it’s always exciting. And the […]

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Beyond Macaroni Necklaces: The Ideal Little Girl First Jewelry

Little girls love playing dress up in macaroni necklaces, plastic bangles and sticker earrings. Not only is it fun, it’s good practice for showcasing their personal style. Pretty soon all that practice will pay off and your little girl will be ready for her first real jewelry. A young lady’s first piece of quality jewelry […]

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Diamond Grading Games

Last fall, Rapaport (the online diamond marketplace) banned EGL certified diamonds. What are EGL certified diamonds? They’re diamonds graded by the European Gemological Institute, one of the handful of diamond grading labs. These labs exist to certify diamonds based on grading criteria including a variety of factors, but primarily the 4 C’s: Cut Color Clarity […]

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Perfect Easter Jewelry

Easter is great time to start putting together a new wardrobe and many people like to kick off this new season with a beautiful new Easter outfit. During this time of year Easter celebrations abound and you will want to look your loveliest as you celebrate springtime with you friends and family. Most people do […]

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More Amazing Aquamarine Facts

On Monday we shared a few of the reasons why we love aquamarine, March’s blue birthstone. And when we’re not admiring and acquiring huge aquamarine cocktail rings, we’re still struck by the beauty of this birthstone. It really is one of our favorites, up there with September’s sapphires, May’s emerald, and of course April’s diamond. […]

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Diamonds are Treasures: But What about the Other Precious Stones?

As with beauty being in the eye of the beholder, so the value of different precious stones lies in the perceptions of the buyer. While diamonds are a common favorite of most women today, that is due in part to very successful marketing efforts in the 20th century. Over the years many other stones have been […]

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Pantone Spring 2015: A Study in Subtlety

Pantone’s biannual declaration of colors always forecasts the fashion – and therefore jewelry – trends we can expect for the next season. And as Fashion Month winds down, many of the Pantone Spring 2015 colors from the “En Plein Air” palette popped up on the runways in New York and Paris. Next spring promises a relatively subdued […]

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Spotlight On: July Birthstone Ruby

Rubies have long been a sign of power, passion, lust, and romance. These blood red stones have been used to signify blood in significant art pieces, have been used as a symbol of intense love and devotion, and have even been the cause of wars. These stones signify a lot, but they are also the […]

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Just Your Typical $10000 Phone

Are you in the market for a new phone? If so, then you should know about the different options out there. While there are many people are discussing whether to go with iPhone or Android there is another option out there, if you have ten thousand dollars to shell out for the new phone. There […]

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ReSelling Diamonds

When it comes to reselling jewelry with diamonds, it’s easy to think that the item will at least earn what was paid for it due to the fact of having diamonds incorporated in the item. Unfortunately, these same sellers learn the hard way that diamonds and diamond jewelry are also subject to the same rules […]

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Top 10 Jewelry Trends for 2014

1. Big, Bold Colors Last season’s vividly hued shoe trend is migrating north. From budget finds to haute couture, designers are creating bright, eye-catching pieces that will have you instantly standing out from the crowd. Pick up pieces that are one shade away from primary colors for a look that is more grown up than […]

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Spotlight On: November Birthstone Topaz

Topaz is well-known for its versatility and radiating warmth of color, and November holds the bragging rights to claim it as its official gemstone. Because it is durable and not particularly chemically reactive, topaz is ideal for use in all kinds of jewelry or other gemstone designs and accents. Most topaz comes from Brazil, but […]