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August Spotlight: The Green Peridot, August’s Birth Stone

The light green of the peridot gemstone usually has a cast of gold within the green. It brings to mind the effusive folliage and heat of the summer months, so it is quite appropriate to be declared the birth stone of August. Its lightness of color has the spectacular effect of always sparkling in the […]

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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 […]