Rare Red Diamond Leads Christie’s December Auction

Red DiamondJust in time for the holiday season, Christie’s is headlined their Magnificent Jewels sale on December 10th with red and green colors. Everyone’s eyes will be on a 3.15 carat round brilliant fancy reddish orange diamond, estimated at $700,000 – $1.2 million.

True red diamonds are the crème de la crème of diamonds – the least naturally occurring color, which means it demands a very high premium. (more…)

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The Argyle Empress

EmpressHong Kong luxury jewellery retailer Chow Tai Fook has announced its debut of a special statement piece which combines rare pink diamonds from Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine with Imperial Jade. The stunning necklace, appropriately named “The Argyle Empress” showcases more than 43 carats of Argyle Pink Diamonds, including five of its signature Pink Tender diamonds collected over the past five years. The Rio (more…)

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Estate Jewelry

Estate RingEstate refers to something previously owned including anything from land to jewelry. This type of jewelry is often called vintage or antique. It may come from a variety of different eras such as Georgian or Victorian. They are rare, but this does not necessarily mean that these designs would be more expensive, just that they will be more unique. Estate jewelry is becoming especially popular in engagement (more…)

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Gemstones Uncovered: Zircon

ZirconZircon is named after the element it contains, Zirconium. Zirconium is a shiny white-gray metal that looks like titanium. Its name comes from the Persian word Zargun meaning gold-like. It is not a well-known stone and is often confused with a similarly named stone Cubic Zirconia. However, these two stones are completely different. Zircon has a very different chemical composition and is a natural mineral.

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Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse

Diamond PurseThis diamond purse holds the Guinness World Record of being the most valuable handbag in the entire world. Covered in diamonds, it is valued at around $3.8 million USD. The purse, crafted by Robert Mouawad, is a heart-shaped clutch. It is hand crafted from 18 karat gold and is encrusted with 4,517 diamonds. Of all the diamonds 105 are yellow, 56 are pink, and the rest are colourless. The purse weighs (more…)

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Biggest Ring in Bachelorette History

Big RingThis year’s Bachelorette finale showed off the biggest engagement ring ever given on the show. When Emily Maynard chose Jef Holm he got down on one knee and proposed. This 3.5 carat diamond engagement ring featured a 2.5 carat emerald cut diamond with 87 smaller round cut diamonds set around the main gemstone and the band. This ring is estimated to be worth over $150,000. The handmade creation of a (more…)

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White Gold vs. Yellow Gold

GoldGold has always been a popular metal for jewelry, especially for wedding and engagement rings. Both white and yellow gold have a classic look that will never fade. In the recent years there hasn’t been much of a debate between yellow and white gold, as the popular choice has been white gold. However, many people do not know what the difference is between the two other than, of course, their colour.Yellow Gold Ring

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Promise Rings

Promise RingPromise rings are an age old tradition of exchanging rings with a loved one to show your commitment to each other. The ring symbolizes a promise between two people. This promise is commonly for a future wedding or engagement, but can also be for friendship, purity or religion.Promise Ring

These rings date all the way back to the late 16th century. In this time period, when a man intended to get married but (more…)

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Engagement Art

Art“Engagement” is a large sculpture created by one of the greatest conceptual artists of our time, Dennis Oppenheim. This magnificent sculpture is located at Sunset Beach in Downtown Vancouver. It is comprised of two steel rings standing at approximately thirty feet tall and tilted away from each other. Both are topped with glass gems in the place diamonds that are shaped as houses.

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