My Experience at HOFU 2013: With Master Cutter Brian McHardy

HOFU BMH 3This year, I was lucky enough to attend the Hearts on Fire University held in Las Vegas. What is the HOF University? It is an annual conference to which all of the Hearts on Fire retailers are invited to get together to share stories and ideas, as well as learn more about the company and the brand.

What I was looking forward to the most, and also the highlight of my trip, was being able to watch (more…)

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Diamonds – Birthstone For April

DiamondAries starts at the northern vernal equinox when the days and nights are equal length and marking the time of year that the sun takes over and days are to be longer than the nights in the northern hemisphere for the next half of the year. It is a time of year to celebrate the sun.

For centuries, diamonds have been coveted for their fiery sparkle like the sun, and for this reason, diamond is celebrated (more…)

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The Importance Of Certification

GradingGemstones are beautiful crystals born in the earth. They are made from minerals and organic materials in natural processes of fossilization, heat and pressure and dehydration. They have been coveted and prized for centuries, cut and polished into beautiful jewels and worn in jewelry. Some gemstones are similar in appearance to others if you are not sure what you are looking at. For example spinel is (more…)

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Custom Jewellery

Custom JewelryThere are countless jewellery designs available in retail stores and online, but this does not necessarily make it easy to choose a piece for you. Wedding and engagement rings that are worn every day are especially difficult to choose as you want this ring to be perfect. There are several different aspects to consider and it is important to take your time to decide and to speak with a knowledgeable (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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