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The Hope Diamond: The Reality and the Fantasy

A Fabled History While many precious stones and jewels have captured the fancy of kings, queens, and wealthy patrons, few, if any, have ever reached the stature of worldwide fame approaching that of the Hope Diamond. Certainly, none have had the number of books and articles written about them in numbers such as those regaling […]

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Spotlight On: Harry Winston

The History of Harry Winston Harry Winston was among the world’s most famous jewelers. After immigrating from the Ukraine to New York City, Harry’s father started a modest jewelry business. According to legend, the young Harry purchased an emerald at a nearby pawn shop for 25 cents and later sold it for 800 dollars. Harry’s […]

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History of the Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond is arguably the world’s most famous diamond. Like its modern day counterpart, the headline-snatching 100 carat beauty that sold for $22 million at Sotheby’s, the Hope Diamond is huge, renowned, and beautiful. This stunner is sure to enter the annals of famous diamonds, but when it comes to household names, no diamond’s […]

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Our Top 10 Favorite Jewelry Brands

When it comes to brands and branding, the jewelry market places great value on the name place on any valuable baubles. While many of these items boast of fabulous design and unmatched craftsmanship, it is the name of the House that often dictates the desirability. Many companies compete aggressively to make the list of top […]

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Fabulous Famous Gems

You may have heard of the Hope Diamond, but have you heard of the Queen Isabella Emerald, the Delong Star Ruby, or the Eagle Diamond? Let’s explore some of these interesting gemstones that made history. The Hope Diamond Perhaps the most famous gemstone in the world is the Hope Diamond, a huge blue diamond that […]

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Bring in the New Year with Improved New GIA Grading Reports and Less Clutter

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is a nonprofit association that is recognized around the world as the most trusted source for accurate gemstone grading. GIA’s mission is to “protect all buyers and sellers of gemstones maintaining the standards used to evaluate gemstone quality.” GIA’s diamond and gem grading reports allow customers and jewelers to […]

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Christie's Golconda Diamond Fetches $10.9 Million

The Golconda Diamond Known as the “Golconda Diamond“, this stunning gem cashed in at a whopping $10.9 million at a recent Christie’s auction located in New York City. According to Forbes, ” The final jewelry auction of the year for Christie’s ended with the sale of a rare 52.58-carat, D-color, internally flawless Golconda diamond for […]

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Worlds Largest Paraiba Tourmaline

Vincent Boucher, a financier from Montreal, and the holder of degrees in political science, aerospace engineering and physics, is the owner of a world record breaking gemstone. It is known as a Paraiba tourmaline, so named after the region in Brazil where these jewels are mined. Boucher, a former employee with the Canadian Space Agency, […]

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The Most Famous Blue Diamonds

As blue as the deepest sea, or has blue as the sky, this could be the way you may describe the Premier Blue Diamond. It weighs 7.59 carats and it is sold exclusively in Kung Kong. This diamond by far is the rarest in size and in color. It is expected to make the world’s […]

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76 Carat Flawless Golconda Diamond set for Auction

Mark November 13th down on your calendar. Just in time for your holiday shopping, that’s the date Christie’s will put up for auction one of the world’s most famous diamonds. The Archduke Joseph Diamond, named after one of its previous owners, is an eye-popping 76 carats. What may be most impressive however is that the […]