Jewelry News and Education

Winner of the Geological Lottery? Most gemstones have thousands of years of history and lore and myth surrounding them... But not Alexandrite. It wasn’t discovered until relatively recently, in the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 1830’s. The story goes...
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Pliny the Elder (a Roman historian) wrote about a stone "having within it the appearance of a star shining brightly like the full moon." He was talking about moonstone, one of the three birthstones for June. Some ancient Romans believed that...
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A quick internet search will show you rants about how “diamonds aren’t rare.” "It’s all a conspiracy." "DeBeers controls the world’s diamond supply through a predatory international monopoly..." All of this is unfounded in the modern diamond economy. For 4 reasons:...
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Fancy colored diamonds exploded in popularity over the past few years thanks to celebrities wearing them in movies and in the tabloids. Yellows, pinks, browns, blues, greens, purples, and reds... But what is a fancy color diamond? A fancy colored diamond...
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“Blood diamonds,” or “war diamonds,” refer to diamonds that are mined in a war zone and sold to fund violent insurgent activities.  The awareness of “blood diamonds” sky-rocketed after the 2006 release of the movie “Blood Diamond” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. ...
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