232 Carat D Color Diamond Unearthed

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A 232-carat D color diamond unearthed by Petra Diamonds Ltd. (PDL) at its Cullinan mine in South Africa may sell for as much as $20 million, BMO Capital Markets said. “The diamond is practically see-through, so it is very likely to produce a flawless stone,” says Petra spokesperson … [Read more...]

Ion 4.3’’ Inspection Magnifier

The Ion 4.3 Inspection Magnifier

The Ion 4.3 is an award winning inspection magnifier that provides a crystal clear image for the user. Suitable for quick and immediate use, the Ion is fast to start, comfortable to hold and highly intuitive to use as the product has been designed to replicate the look and feel of an optical magnifier. … [Read more...]

Lily Pad Inclusions in Peridot

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A closer look at Lily-Pad inclusions in Peridot: In Peridot you can often see a discoid cleavage resembling a lily pad shape. These formations usually have a tiny crystal near the center, which is sometimes surrounded by a curved fracture that resembles a lily pad. These inclusions cannot usually be seen by the naked eye … [Read more...]

Masters of Jewellery Design in Canada

Masters of Jewellery Design Volume 2

"Masters of Jewellery Design in Canada" the first-ever books about fine jewellery in Canada highlight a talented group of designers who have won every major international award, and have earned prestigious jewellery commissions from people ranging from Pope John II to Uma Thurman. … [Read more...]

West Coast Premiere: Masters of Dreams

Masters of Dreams

We were recently contacted by French Connection Films to help promote their upcoming West Coast Premiere of their newly released DVD "Master of Dreams" at The Gemological Institute of America headquarters in Carlsbad, CA, this coming Wednesday, Sept. 18. "Master of Dreams" is a four-part documentary series … [Read more...]