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GIA Holiday Shopping Guide: Finding the Perfect Metal for Your Jewelry Purchase

Getting someone the perfect jewelry gift is an art, especially during the holiday shopping season when you’re inundated with options at every turn!

To help you prioritize your choices and simplify your holiday shopping, start by choosing the right metal. When most of us think of fine jewelry, we think of gold and platinum. These are the most well-known of the noble metals and are most commonly used in jewelry. But they’re not your only options. Alternative jewelry metals are growing in popularity and are increasingly used by contemporary designers. Consider the innate qualities of each metal to be sure that you’re selecting the one that’s right for your jewelry gift.

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Turquoise Buying Guide

Found only in a few places on earth, turquoise is the second of December’s two official birthstones. Sought after for its robin’s egg blue and unique spiderweb-like patterns, it’s a perfect gem for unusual jewelry designs.

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GIA Holiday Shopping Guide: How to Buy Pearls 101

Captivated by pearls? You’re certainly in good company. A favorite of legendary women including Cleopatra and Queen Elizabeth, these beautiful spheres are the only precious gems made from a living creature – the mollusk.

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GIA Holiday Shopping Guide: Buying the Right Diamond Shape

A diamond’s shape is often the very first consideration when selecting a piece of diamond jewelry. It’s quite clear why: each shape has its own attributes and offers a different aesthetic. Because of the wide variety of diamond shapes available, it’s important to zero in on the shape that works best for you. Today’s installment of GIA’s holiday buying guide series offer a few tips to help you pick the perfect diamond shape.  

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GIA Holiday Shopping Guide: Buying a Fancy Color Diamond

We all love the timeless, classic appeal of colorless diamonds. But there’s nothing wrong with spicing up a jewelry collection with punches of color. There’s no better time than the holidays to indulge in a jewelry gift (for her, for him, for yourself) that not only celebrates the season with color, but is also an everlasting treasure to be worn and admired year round.  If you’re looking for an ultimate diamond gift with a big “swoon factor” – think fancy color diamonds during this holiday shopping season.

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