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...]

Largest Pearl in the World found weighing 34 kilos.

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Philippine officials believe they may have recovered the largest pearl in the world in the biggest natural giant clam- weighing a whopping 34kg (5.2 stone). For 10 years, the 34-kilogram (75-pound) pearl was hidden in a bag under a bed. The fisherman's family would … [Read more...]

Cleaning Jewelry with Soft Gemstones

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Gold and silver jewelry set with porous or soft gemstones need to be handled with care when cleaning these items with "home-remedy" solutions. You should avoid submerging silver and gold jewelry set with coral, turquoise or pearls in water or cleaning … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Diamond

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Diamonds are among the hardest natural minerals on Earth, yet they require special care to keep them shining and looking their absolute best. In fact, a diamond’s sparkle can be lost by the mere touch of a finger, which can cause dirt to collect on … [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...]

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...]