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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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Pearls: Spotlight on June Birthstone

Pearls, the June birthstone, have a unique, interesting history. When pearls were actually discovered is not known. They are regarded as the world’s oldest gem and for centuries, the most valuable. The June birthstone has been treasured throughout history. From ancient burial traditions to financing the military campaign of the Roman general Vitellius, to a […]

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28-Carat Kashmir Sapphire Sets Record

When it comes to gems, the big ones make the news. A 28.18-carat emerald-cut Kashmir sapphire set a record within the industry, selling for $5.1 million. Critical Acclaim and Acquisition It acquired $180,731 per carat, and it set a world record for auction price per sapphire carat. The giant and untreated gem is situated upon […]

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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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Recycling Gold Jewelry In India

India is known for his rich cultural heritage and traditions surrounding betrothals and weddings. Among these traditions are very specific gift giving guidelines concerning wedding gifts and wedding jewelry. Gifts of jewelry are not just appreciated but practically expected as part of proper Indian etiquette. The type of gift of jewelry is dependent on your […]

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Christie's Auctioning 52 Carat Golconda Diamond

Diamonds are one of the most magnificent items money can buy. Every year, diamonds capture the hearts and minds of millions of men and women around the world. Diamonds have become synonymous with the institution of marriage, and there are a myriad of diamond ring styles for everyone from the working class to Hollywood superstars. […]

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Sell Diamonds in Boca Raton

Deep in Southern India tales of stones growing in the ground like carrots or turnips surfaced among the merchants. Using carob seeds as a counter weight merchants would weigh glimmering stones in the Indian sun and determine worth by the unit of measure carats as is still done today. So began the diamond trade across […]

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When is the best time of the year to sell jewelry? Sell Jewelry Boca Raton

If you want to buy and sell jewelry Boca Raton is a great place to start. They have been buying and selling silver, gold, diamonds and other jewelry pieces for 30 years.     If you’re thinking about selling your jewelry, of course you want the best price. Whether you are selling gold, silver or […]

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Hong Kong International Jewelry Show: Arnav Jewels

Arnav jewels shows off some of the most exquisite jewelry India has to offer. Intricate gold jewelry studded with precious gems, beautiful diamonds and more can all be found in the Arnav Jewelry booth. Arnav specializes particularly in rose cut diamonds. They also manufacture custom jewelry and original jewelry. Arnav pieces are handmade and set […]

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Should Britain Return the Koh-i-Noor Diamond to India?

The Koh-i-noor diamond from India is called the “Mountain of Light”, but the gem has a dark past. It was originally found in India but has been stolen and seized by several countries. The British confiscated the diamond in 1850, but there has been talk that the diamond should finally be returned to India where […]

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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 […]

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Spotlight on: The Koh-i-Noor diamond

The Koh-I-Noor diamond has a history of suspense and glamour. The gem dates back more than 5000 years. The origin of the diamond can be traced back to the mines of India. Legend has it that the person who owns the diamond rules the world. Some historians are convinced that the stone may have been […]

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What Caused the 2012 Diamond Price Drop?

The first half of 2012 has resulted in a drop in the price of diamonds that might seem surprising to those who believed that diamonds always retain value. While the steep drop in the price of diamonds occurred, it was not surprising to those who were watching the markets carefully. When you understand the reasons […]