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…]

OLD IS NEW AGAIN

Whether it’s celebrities on the red carpet at Hollywood awards shows or affluent locals out on the town, if you have a keen eye for jewelry, you’ve probably noticed a growing trend — vintage jewelry. It shouldn’t be all that surprising, considering vintage fashion and décor have, once again, been in vogue for a few … [Read more…]