FORMER FIRST LADIES AND THEIR FAMOUS JEWELRY

With a Presidential election scheduled for 2016, the political chatter has been ramped up in recent weeks. Men and women on both sides of the aisle have announced their candidacies and are sharing their visions for the future of the country (and, of course, lobbing their fair share of attacks at one another). There will … [Read more…]

STEPS FOR BUYING DIAMOND JEWELRY

When the time comes to buy diamond jewelry, there are a few things to consider. It’s no secret that there are many types of jewelry available — whether it be custom-made or an already finished piece — so the first order of business is determining what you’re looking for. Steps to take and questions to … [Read more…]

WORLD-CLASS DIAMOND AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Green diamonds are among the rarest and most highly-sought-after gemstones in the world. They were first discovered more than 400 years ago and are regarded as symbols of wealth, power, romance and intrigue. In a 1967 book titled “Gems,” author Mab Wilson said the following about green diamonds: “Some colours reach out across a crowded … [Read more…]

DIAMONDS AND ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Roses, candy and other gifts can say “I love you,” but nothing proves it quite like a diamond. After all, diamonds are forever, right? It is customary in today’s society for a man to place a diamond ring on a woman’s hand when asking for her to share her life with him in marriage. But have … [Read more…]

WORLD’S BIGGEST DIAMONDS

Diamonds and other gemstones have been in high demand for centuries, not only because of their beauty, but also due to their rarity and value. Here’s a quick look at the five largest diamonds that have ever been discovered – and recorded. 5. The Incomparable This 890-carat fancy brownish-yellow diamond was discovered in 1984 by a little girl digging … [Read more…]

GREEN DIAMONDS ‘ROCK’ ON ST. PATTY’S DAY — AND EVERYDAY!

Ireland may be the “Emerald Isle,” but celebrate St. Patty’s Day in style this year with green diamonds! Forget a pot of gold…put a custom-made necklace or ring at the end of your lucky lady’s rainbow. Green diamonds are among the most rare of all colored diamonds. They also happen to be incredibly beautiful and … [Read more…]

DEATH OF THE RIO TINTO ARGYLE MINE

Historically, few, if any, diamond mines have been as productive as the Rio Tinto Argyle mine in western Australia. Since 1983, the mine, which is located in the country’s East Kimberley region, has produced more than 800 million carats of rough diamonds and is the largest supplier of natural colored diamonds in the world. In … [Read more…]

STARS — AND DIAMONDS — SHINE WHEN HOLLYWOOD GATHERS

It was another star-studded extravaganza as Hollywood’s “A-listers” walked the red carpet at the 87th Oscars awards show on February 22. While the annual event has long recognized the motion picture industry’s best performances, it’s also an opportunity to see what celebrities are wearing — and who’s wearing it best. It’s not just dresses, gowns, … [Read more…]

WHAT GIVES DIAMONDS THEIR SHINE

Anyone who has ever shopped for diamonds – be it a loose diamond, a diamond ring, a piece of jewelry, or simply as an investment – knows that those incredible stones sure do shine! But why? In his highly acclaimed book about the industry, “The Diamond Makers,” author Robert Hazen explores what gives diamonds their … [Read more…]

ADVANTAGES OF BUYING GIA-CERTIFIED DIAMONDS

Virtually all reputable jewelers sell GIA-certified diamonds – both naturally colored ones and rare colored ones. For all diamond shoppers and investors, it’s always advisable to buy diamonds that are GIA-certified because, among other things, this ensures that your diamonds are, in fact, natural – and not synthetically produced. Purchasing Quality Merchandise Here are some … [Read more…]