Choosing a Jeweller

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When you are considering the purchase of a gem or an important piece of jewellery, such as an engagement ring, it is essential to find an educated, knowledgeable  jeweller with a solid and trustworthy reputation. An experienced jeweller with a reliable … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Color Grading

The Four Cs: color grading

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. Today, the Four Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Clarity Grading

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The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. The creation of the Four Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be … [Read more...]

Your Guide to Proper Ring Sizing

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Although there is no such thing as the "perfect fit" when it comes to rings, proper ring sizing will provide you with the best and most comfortable fit you can achieve. Your ring should fit your finger comfortable and snug enough so that it will not fall off, but loose enough to … [Read more...]

Common Diamond Treatments

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Diamond treatments and how they affect you as a buyer: While shopping for a diamond, you may have come across the terms "diamond treatment" or "treated diamond"  or perhaps something along the lines of "enhanced diamond", but what does that really mean to you … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Pearls

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Fine cultured pearls can last for generations. But, more than most gems, they do require gentle, loving care to maintain their singular beauty.  Most pearls that we see in jewelry these days are cultured pearls. The unique look of these pearls is created … [Read more...]

Amethyst: Emperor of Quartz

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February's birthstone amethyst, is the most prized variety of the quartz family. Although once only available to royalty, amethyst's plentiful supplies have made it widely available to the general public. Amethyst, the gemstone believed by ancient Greeks … [Read more...]

Chatoyancy: Cat’s Eye Effect

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Chatoyancy is an optical phenomenon in which a band of reflected light, known as a “cat’s eye,” moves just beneath the surface of a dome-shape cut gemstone. The name "chatoyance" originates from the French word "chatoyer," which means … [Read more...]