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Event: Halloween Party

Posted on: October 31, 2018


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The State of Diamonds in 2018

Posted on: October 24, 2018

Are diamonds actually rare? Is lab-grown better than natural? Are “conflict diamonds” still a thing? Will the price of lab-grown diamonds continue to decrease over time? Here’s everything you need to know about the diamond industry in 2018. 1. Natural diamonds are getting rarer every day. Diamond-bearing kimberlites, which are underground volcanic pipes where most... Read More

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10 Engagement Ring Care Tips

Posted on: October 17, 2018

Congratulations! Not only have you found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, but you’re now the proud owner of a sparkling, new engagement ring. For many people, an engagement ring is the first piece of fine jewelry they’ve ever owned, so it’s no surprise that many recently engaged couples... Read More

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Commonly Asked Questions: Tourmaline

Posted on: October 10, 2018

Where in the world does tourmaline come from? Tourmaline deposits can be found in various locations around the world including the United States, Brazil, and Africa. Both Madagascar and Afghanistan are known for producing fine red tourmaline. What color are tourmalines? Tourmaline can occur in any color. In fact, it has one of the widest color ranges... Read More

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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