De Beers Millennium 4 diamond fetches $32m

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The De Beers Millennium 4 diamond, a 10.10-carat, oval, Internally Flawless, Fancy Vivid blue diamond sold at action today for $32million at Sotheby's Hong Kong. It was part of the Millennium Jewels collection, unveiled by De Beers in 2000 to commemorate the … [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...]

14.6ct Oppenheimer Diamond Could Fetch $45m

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Christie's is set to auction off an ultra-rare 14.6-carat blue Oppenheimer Diamond that is expected to sell for between $35 million and $45 million. It was owned by Philip Oppenheimer, the late chairman of the De Beers diamond-marketing cartel. In the diamond world, blue … [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...]

The Four Cs: An Overview

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Until the middle of the twentieth century, there was no agreed-upon standard by which diamonds could be judged. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing … [Read more...]

Buying Jewelry Online

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In today's world, consumers have more options than ever when it comes to buying their diamonds and jewelry. In addition to mall and brick-and-mortar jewelry retailers, you can now conveniently shop from your desktop, tablet, or smartphone, any time you'd like. But when you do decide to do your jewelry … [Read more...]

Natural, Synthetic, or Simulant?

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In today's high-tech jewellery landscape it can be difficult, when making jewelry or gemstone purchases, to decipher the terminology used to describe the origins of a particular gemstone. The significant differences in price between natural, synthetic as well as imitation stones can easily turn what looks … [Read more...]

122 carat blue diamond fetches $27Million at auction

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The 122 carat blue diamond rough found in June has been sold by Petra Diamonds after being discovered in its Cullinan mine for $27.6 million, far below the record price some were expecting. Although $27.6 million sund like a large sum it was actually far below the record price some were expecting. That price … [Read more...]

The History of the Engagement Ring

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The history of the engagement ring and its romantic traditions resonate through time. The Romans first introduced the betrothal ring as a plain, iron hoop. Among the gentry, the iron ring was worn while indoors and replaced with the more valuable gold band when outdoors. As early as the 4th century AD … [Read more...]