What Is A Synthetic Diamond?

Synthetic DiamondMany people wonder what the difference between natural and synthetic diamonds are. The most obvious difference between the two is that natural diamonds are found inside the Earth whereas synthetic diamonds are manufactured in a factory or laboratory rather than an mined underground. The common misconception is that these synthetic diamonds are ‘fake’. When in actuality the diamonds are still diamonds, (more…)

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Glow In The Dark Diamonds

Diamond Ultraviolet LightEver step under a black light? Your teeth, eyes, white clothes and even your diamonds can glow! Diamond fluorescence is the visible light some diamonds release while being exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays. According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), fluorescence refers to the intensity or strength of the diamonds reaction to the UV rays.

Diamonds which possess fluorescence are in fact (more…)

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Gift from the Sun

CitrineA moderate price and attractive color with good wearability is the best combination for many customers. Citrine is any quartz crystal or cluster that is yellow or orange in color. It is also the birthstone for the month of November since 1912.

Citrine is actually a rare form of quartz, and in present day, almost all citrine found are heat-treated amethyst. Quartz gems can accommodate any person’s (more…)

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Rarest Of Them All

Red DiamondMost people would assume the most rare diamond would be flawless, no color at all. But the truth is natural colored diamonds are most rare. Of all the diamond colors, red diamonds are the rarest, so rare that many jewelers don’t get the chance to see one throughout their entire lifetime. So why are red diamonds the rarest of them all? The reason is because there are about less than 20 of them those (more…)

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Diamonds Rise To Surface

VolcanoHow do we supply the world’s increasing demand of diamonds when we have depleted the mines? The answer is to look within. Just like the oil sands may help the oil shortage in a couple of years, we may have discovered a new source for diamonds. A research team has uncovered a volcanic process that carries diamonds from the Earth’s mantle to the surface.
The trip takes less than two days and brings (more…)

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Emerald Envy

The world’s largest cut emerald is now up for grabs – but not just by anybody. Those with about $1.15 million dollars –the stone’s appraised value –burning a hole in their pocket can have a chance at the bragging rights of owning this once-in-a-lifetime find.

The stone weighs in at 11.5 kilograms, equal to a staggering 57,500 carats!! It is adeptly named Teodora, meaning “Gift of God.”

The existence (more…)

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