“Blue Giant of the Orient” world’s largest Sapphire

blue sapphire To commemorate the September birthstone of Sapphire we would like to bring attention to the great “Blue Giant of the Orient” a gem that is the largest faceted blue sapphire in the world. The stone is a cornflower hued cushion cut gem at 486.52 carats set in a platinum brooch with a pave-set diamond halo. Very little is known about the gemstone which was out of public eye for about 100 years.

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Hearts on Fire Crown for Miss Universe Australia 2013

CrownRecently, Hearts on Fire, maker of the world’s most perfectly cut diamond, announced that Miss Universe Australia 2013, Olivia Wells will be crowned with a custom-made diamond crown designed by director Ilaria Lanzoni.

Hearts on Fire is the official jewellery sponsor for the event and has been working to create a piece which represents an extension of the Illa Collection featuring comets and star (more…)

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Various uses of Diamonds

diamondA diamond is forever as the old saying goes and its true these durable gems last through jewellery wearing to the extreme heat intensive, and pressurized treatment of some other non-conventional ways that diamonds are used. It has many uses not just for wearing delicately on your finger it is also known as the hardest substance known to man. This precious metal stays intact for many years without getting (more…)

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Christie’s First Summer Jewels Online Auction

Christie’s, renowned international auction house of fine goods, announced their first online-only jewelry auction “Summer Jewels” starting July 17th to the 26th. The auction will include over 100 lots of jewels from contemporary designers, with estimates ranging from $1,000 – $50,000 USD. This new venture by Christie’s aims to provide accessible, unique, high quality jewelry; compared to some of Christie’s (more…)

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ABC News Expose : Clarity Enhanced Diamonds Sold Without Disclosure

DiamondsWe recently discovered that ABC News had released a story on their show, The Lookout, regarding jewelers selling diamonds without informing the consumer about their clarity enhancements. They sent two people undercover to the Diamond District in New York to secret shop jewelers. Out of the three jewelers featured on the segment, two had sold the undercover couple clarity-enhanced diamonds without proper (more…)

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Growing popularity of the Push Present

PresentSometimes referred to as “push gifts” or “baby bauble” a push present is a gift, most often of jewellery, that a new father gives to a new mother when she delivers their child. The gift is a sentiment of appreciation to the wife for working so hard and carrying the child for nine months and for “pushing” through all the pain that came with bringing this new life into the world.  This growing trend (more…)

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