Pearls: Nature’s Precious Gift

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People have coveted natural pearls as symbols of wealth and status for 1000s of years. Their first recorded history dates back to China as early as 2206 BC. They are treasures from the Earth’s ponds, lakes, seas, and oceans, and they’ve always … [Read more...]

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...]

Rio Tinto’s Argyle Violet Up For Auction

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Rio Tinto has discovered a rare 2.83-carat violet diamond known as the Argyle Violet at its Western Australian mine, the largest of its type from the operation, which could sell for more than $4 million. The oval shaped diamond will be the centerpiece of the 2016 Argyle Pink … [Read more...]

Largest Diamond Found in a Century May Fetch $70M

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The largest diamond found in a century may sell for more than $70 million at Sotheby’s. The 1109-carat rough “Lesedi La Rona” will be offered in a stand-alone auction in London on June 29, and will first go on show at Sotheby’s New York on May 7. The diamond … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Clarity Grading

Clarity Grading

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...]