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Sapphire Buying Guide

September’s birthstone, Sapphire, is one of the most beloved gemstones. Considered one of the “Big Three” (along with ruby and emerald),  sapphire stepped into the spotlight with Princess Diana’s famous engagement ring, which Prince William then bestowed to Kate Middleton when he proposed in 2010.

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The Magic of Micro-Mosaic Jewelry

“How did they make that?” It’s a common question that is asked the first time one sees micro-mosaic jewelry.

The astonished reaction is understandable. A square inch of micro-mosaic jewelry can have as many as 1,400 pieces of tesserae (a small pieces of glass, stone, or or tile) in just one square inch, and can shimmer in a dazzling variety of hues.

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Diamonds Shape by Shape

When buying a diamond, you know how important the 4Cs are in defining diamond quality. But well before buying comes dreaming. And when you envision the perfect diamond you’ll own one day, chances are the first thing that comes to mind is its shape.

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The Green Diamond

Colored diamonds have a special allure, and rare natural color green diamonds may be the most intriguing of them all.

The green color in a diamond is the result of exposure to radiation. The source of the radiation can be naturally occurring or performed in a laboratory. Natural radiation is the result of the diamond being exposed to radioactive uranium from rocks near the earth’s surface. Artificial irradiation is achieved in a lab using either a linear accelerator (called a linac), gamma rays or a nuclear reactor.

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Getting Dressed for the Emmys

Congratulations! You’ve just been invited to the Emmys – and now you need some spectacular jewelry for your walk down the red carpet.

A-list celebrities have a foolproof system for adorning themselves in jewels. Now that you have to get ready for the evening’s award ceremonies and after-parties, you’ll want to use their tried-and-true methods.

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