5.30ct Fancy Deep Blue Diamond At Auction

Blue DiamondAn exquisite blue diamond ring will lead Bonham’s Fine Jewelry auction on April 24th. The ring dates back to circa 1965, and features a cushion-shaped, fancy deep blue of 5.30 carats set horizontally in a platinum and diamond setting. This masterpiece was crafted by the renowned Italian jeweler Bulgari, whose creations were the epitome of innovation and high-fashion in the 1960’s. It is estimated to (more…)

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Feel Lusciouss In Silver Jewellery Whatever Your Mood

lusciousWhile men’s preferences remain fairly consistent over time, women, as is their prerogative, change the way they feel about things regularly. For example, over a month a woman will move from being attracted to strong extrovert and very masculine men to gentler, softer and introspective men based on her hormone levels. And so it is no surprise that she may express herself differently at these times as (more…)

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Tips for Discreetly Measuring Ring Size

Ring onYou are a romantic at heart – you love to give surprises. Up until now, you have played it safe in the gift department, opting for safe jewelry choices such as a pair of earrings or a pendant, or other traditional gifts of chocolates and flowers. You don’t want to guess her shoe or clothing size, in case she has to go through the hassle of exchanging items or having hurt feelings. For engagement rings (more…)

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The Ring Seals the Deal

The ProposalSo you would like to get married to the person you love. This seems like it should be simple, but many people can experience anxiety once they start to put the plan into motion. The biggest question is the proposal – should you propose with a ring or pick it out together, will it be a surprise, where is it going to be, and what is the right time? The Steve Elliot Marketing Research agency has conducted (more…)

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Stone Setting Styles

RingSo much goes into an engagement ring, different styles and stones and metals, that you can be overwhelmed by all the choices available. The best thing to do is take it one step at a time. If you already have a stone in mind, this will be a good place to start.

The stone setting is an integral part of any ring design as it will help showcase the main stone and lend character to the ring. All other (more…)

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What Does Luck Have To Do With It?

Diamond BraceletSotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite autumn sale in Hong Kong brought in about $50 million in sales across 388 lots. There was a diamond-heavy collection of jewels under the hammer as usual, with a large turnout of Asian buyers and private collectors.

The rapidly changing economy of China lends itself to an increasing demand for luxury jewelry. The newly prosperous Chinese buyers see both an (more…)

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What Goes Into Custom Made Jewelry?

You may have heard of celebrities collaborating with jewelers to custom design anything from engagement rings to anniversary gifts to red carpet adornments. Their designs are generally very elaborate, exclusive, and expensive! However, custom made jewelry isn’t only for the rich and famous. Here we include a breakdown of the process and what you can expect.

One of the main benefits of custom made (more…)

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History of the Asscher Cut

AsscherThere are many shapes to choose from when picking a diamond, and it all really comes down to personal preference and style. The Asscher shape is a step-cut stone, meaning its facets are long and rectangular, lending to its appearance a glassy shine and large flashes of brilliance.

The Asscher cut was named after the Asscher brothers who developed the original 58-facet cut in 1902. They were the (more…)

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The 12.27 Carat Majestic Pink Diamond is up For Sale

Pink DiamondIn the past couple of years, the jewelry industry has seen a rapid increase in the demand for large, high-quality pink diamonds; they are often not bought to wear, but for value investment. While the demand is escalating, the supply is dwindling away. Pink diamonds in and of themselves are already exceedingly rare (only 0.7% of all gem quality diamonds). Coupled with a fancy vivid or fancy intense (more…)

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