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Opal Buying Guide

October’s birthstone, Opal, displays a unique play-of-color that some say looks like fireworks, lighting, or galaxies trapped inside the stone.  The patterns and colors that result from the stone’s interaction with light make each opal one of a kind.

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Captivated by Coral

We’ve been wearing coral jewelry for at least 30,000 years – an impressive testament to its timeless appeal.

Coral comes in an array of colors: white, cream, various shades of red and orange, blue, a light grayish violet called “lavender” in the trade, and a light, vivid pink color sometimes referred to as “angel’s skin”. There is also black and golden coral. Red coral (sometimes called “ox blood” in the trade) has historically been the most expensive. Gem-quality coral has uniform color.

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Bravo for Brown Diamonds

Just a few decades ago, saying a diamond was brown was considered to be the kiss of death . These ugly ducklings of the colored diamond world were often destined for industrial use.

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Pantone Spring 2015 Colors in Gemstones

Some of us have yet to see our first snowfall, and Pantone is already looking ahead to spring. The Pantone Spring 2015 color palette features warm, neutral tones, soft hues, and minimalistic color choices, inspired by floral art, tropical landscapes, and the serene, ethereal delights often found in nature.

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How Technology is Changing Jewelry Design

Something remarkable happened to jewelry design and manufacturing in the past few years – it underwent a technological revolution powered by Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) hardware, such as 3D printers.

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