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Incredible Insects

We typically think of insects as pesky critters that make us squirm. Caterpillars, flies, and moths are not what many would consider the winners of Mother Nature’s beauty pageant.

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Famous Diamonds: The Orlov

The Orlov, a rare rose-cut gem, described by some as being shaped like half of a pigeon’s egg, has been the target of thieves for centuries. It is also the fourth in our Famous Diamonds series.

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Bejeweled Mermaids and their Luxurious Lairs

After years of hiding in the watery depths, mermaids, mythical half-human sea creatures, are surfacing everywhere – in a provocative photo shoot in the December 2013 issue of W ; on countless Starbucks’ cups (the mermaid is their corporate logo); in television shows like Mermaids and H20: Just Add Water; Pinterest, Etsy, and on bridesmaid accessories and wedding dresses.

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Jade Buying Guide

A gemstone that conjures up images of heaven and earth, life and death, yin and yang, jade remains hugely popular in China, and all across the world. But did you know that jadeite is available in lavender (but not in pink?)

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Crazy for Colored Diamonds

Jewelry connoisseurs have gone crazy for colored diamonds. And their appetites were practically insatiable in 2013.

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