Purple Orchid Diamond For Sale

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Israel-based diamond jewelry company Leibish & Co. is putting a 3.37-carat Fancy Intense Pinkish Purple VS2 diamond, dubbed the Purple Orchid diamond, on display for the first time at the upcoming Hong Kong show. The asking price for the diamond … [Read more...]

The Grading Report vs The Appraisal.

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Purchasing a diamond ring can be an overwhelming experience, but you always have to ensure that you have your bases covered. After you get through the education process of learning the diamond 4Cs,  there is still one more piece of the puzzle left to explore: understanding the difference between the grading … [Read more...]

Allergic Reaction Caused by Jewelry

Allergic Reactions to Jewellery

My wife, like many people, develops contact dermatitis when her skin comes in contact with some types of jewelry. The dermatitis is the result of an allergic reaction to the nickel found in many types of jewelry. Nickel allergies are very common. One out of every seven people is likely to suffer from a nickel allergy. … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Cut 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 communicated in a universal language, and diamond customers … [Read more...]

Introducing: “The Ring Cam”

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For all married couples it is the defining moment of their lives. The moment that sends them on a journey of discovery, love, trust until death do us part... Now this amazing moment can be captured on video for couples to treasure for the rest of their lives. And it could not be simpler to achieve. Introducing: … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Carat Weight

The short video below on carat weight, produced by The Gemological Institute of America, will give you a good understanding as to how a diamond’s weight affects its overall value.

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 in the world. The creation of the Four Cs … [Read more...]

122.52ct Blue Diamond Found

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A blue diamond weighing a staggering 122.52 carats has been unearthed in South Africa - expected to be the most valuable ever found. Petra Diamonds Ltd said it had recovered the 'exceptional' gem at its Cullinan mine, on the outskirts of Pretoria, just months after it sold a 29.6 carat blue diamond from the same mine … [Read more...]

40.5ct Eye of Golconda Fails to Sell

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The Eye of Golconda, an impressive necklace built around two D-flawless diamonds that was predicted to fetch as much as $10 million at the Christie’s jewelry auction last week, did not sell, company officials said. The piece, the headline offering at the auction house’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale on May 27 … [Read more...]

13ct Winston Blue sells for $24million

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Christie’s Sets All-Time Auction Record as a 13 Carat Blue garners $24 Million. The sale of the 13.22 carat rock known simply as ‘The Blue’ came a day after Sotheby's sold a 100-carat flawless yellow diamond for $16.3 million -- with both sales including commission. The US jeweller Harry Winston bought the blue diamond … [Read more...]

Graff Vivid Yellow sells for $16,347,847

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A record was set today for a yellow diamond  with the sale of the ‘Graff Vivid Yellow’, a 100.09-carat daffodil yellow diamond ring sold for $16,347,847. With its exceptional size and a superb daffodil color, the Graff Vivid Yellow is a truly extraordinary diamond with immense presence. In an unusual turn of events … [Read more...]