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South Sea Pearls

Posted on: October 3, 2018

With incomparable beauty and intrigue, it’s no wonder why South Sea pearls are the most valuable pearls in the world.  Here are some interesting facts surrounding these gorgeous gems. Silver-Lipped South Sea Pearls South Sea pearls develop from a special type of oyster called the Pinctada maxima. The largest oyster used in pearl production, the... Read More

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Bridal Party Gift Ideas

Posted on: September 26, 2018

To thank your bridal party for standing by your side during one of the most important days of your life (not to mention thanking them for spending all that money on their dresses/tuxes, hair, makeup, bachelor/bachelorette party festivities, etc.), you’re going to want to get them a gift they’ll appreciate for a long time. Not... Read More

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13 Amazing Ammolite Facts

Posted on: September 19, 2018

Ammolite is an iridescent, nacreous layer cut from the fossilized shells of a prehistoric creature, called ammonite. These squid-like creatures became extinct about 66 million years ago (the same time as dinosaurs) and had sharp jaws, a spiral shell, and tentacles. Ammonites were around before there were even seven continents. In fact, there were only... Read More

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Commonly Asked Questions: Custom Design

Posted on: September 12, 2018

What does custom designed jewelry mean? Custom design refers to any jewelry piece that has been created to match your specific wants. Whether that means creating a piece from scratch, or transforming old jewelry into something new again, custom design allows you to create a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece made especially for you. Why should I... Read More

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Diamond Grading: GIA vs. EGL

Posted on: September 5, 2018

Purchasing a diamond is like shopping for a car. Both are significant purchases that require some research. Whereas the value of a car is primarily determined by its mileage, make, and condition, a diamond’s value is determined by its color, carat weight, cut, and clarity (the 4 C’s). So who determines the quality of a... Read More

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Tahitian Pearls

Posted on: August 29, 2018

Known for their dark overtones, Tahitian pearls first came into the limelight during the 1970’s when they quickly became a symbol of status and prestige. Here’s everything you need to know about these gorgeous gems. The history of Tahitian pearls starts in 1973, when Salvador Assael partnered with Jean Claude Brouillet and launched their Tahitian... Read More

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How to Determine Her Finger Size

Posted on: August 22, 2018

You found the one person you want to spend the rest of your life with and are ready to get down on one knee and propose. You can envision what the engagement ring will look like or may have already found the perfect ring, but there’s just one problem… you don’t know her ring size.... Read More

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Diamond Terminology 101

Posted on: August 15, 2018

When looking to purchase a diamond, you’ll likely notice several key terms being used to describe the precious gemstone. While you’ve most likely heard some of these words before, you probably have no idea what they mean or how they could possibly relate to a diamond. Here are the main terms you need to know... Read More

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What You Need to Know About the Recent FTC Jewelry Guides

Posted on: August 8, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently released the final version of its Guides for the Precious Metal, Jewelry, and Pewter Industries (more commonly known as the Jewelry Guides). These recent changes impose new rules on how members of the jewelry trade can describe precious metals, pearl treatments, and lab-grown gemstones. So how do these... Read More

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12 Jewelry Care Tips

Posted on: August 1, 2018

You love your jewelry. When you look at your favorite pieces, it evokes a sense of pride and admiration and most likely reminds you of a pleasant memory. So how do you make sure that you can continue enjoying your jewelry for years to come? Just follow these jewelry care steps. There are several things... Read More