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The Grand Phoenix – A Necklace That Made A Lot Of Noise At Baselworld

Each year at the Baselworld exhibition, jewellery and watches are presented that create a real sensation, and this year is no exception. On the 25th March Ravi Lunia, the director of the international jewellery and gemstone company, Faidee, debuted a necklace with Burmese rubies of th

The March Birthstone: Jewellery Celebrating The Beauty of Aquamarine

The first mention of the linkage of birth months with a specific, patron stone can be found in the works of Josephus, written in the first century AD, and of Saint Jerome, dating to the fifth century. However, according to historians, the custom of wearing a corresponding mineral was

George Smith of International Emerald Exchange About Investing In Emeralds

In this interview, co-founder of International Emerald Exchange (IEEX) George Smith says it is essential to educate oneself about gemstones before investing in them. The young man exemplifies that it is not compulsory to be a gemmologist to obtain excellent knowledge and understanding

Didier Brodbeck and Hayley Henning Explore All The Mysteries That Surround Tanzanite in Their Book

What do you know about the precious stone tanzanite? Many respond to that question saying that they know basically nothing. In fact, this relatively new precious stone was only discovered in 1967. It has been found and mined in only one place on the planet: in the African nation of Ta

Graff Diamonds Unveils Largest Heart-shaped Diamond

Diamond faceting experts say that cutting the stones into heart shapes is far more complex than other forms, including brilliant, princess, emerald cut and others. Everyone has their own understanding as to what the perfect heart shape would be on a stone – some like a more oblong, wh

Collectible Gemstone: Precious Paraiba Tourmaline

The rare stone known as a Paraiba is the most valuable member of the Tourmaline family and its pride. Over the last three to four years the popularity of neon coloured stones has skyrocketed, and they’ve started to often sparkle in the high art jewellery pieces of world-famous houses.

The Sky Blue: a New Star on the Horizon for Blue Diamonds?

On 18 November Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels auction is set to take place in Geneva. One of the most outstanding items is the Cartier ring with a 8.01-carat blue diamond, The Sky Blue. Generally speaking, because of the beauty and rarity of blue diamonds – which compri

Stunning Six: Important Sapphire Necklaces

Rulers from all the ages, from Cleopatra to Ivan the Terrible, from Alexander the Great to Mary Stuart, have tried to get the September stone: the precious sapphire, symbol of absolute power. The blue cornflower gem is often seen shining in crowns, sceptres, orbs and more commonly wor

Emerald Oiling: The Refining Process and Its Impact On Pricing    

It is human nature to strive for excellence, and this aspiration extends far beyond self-image. We strive to refine virtually everything created by Mother Nature, all that is beautiful in its own natural form – including gemstones. The richer the colour and the purer the mineral the b

Argyle Pink Diamond Shopping Guide

Have you ever wondered where you could confidently buy jewels incorporating Argyle pink diamonds? Let us help you, or, more precisely, let Rio Tinto, the Anglo-Australian corporation who have ethically managed the Argyle diamond mine since 1983, help you. The Argyle Pink Diamond brand