Christie’s Geneva Presents: The Orange

The OrangeOn November 12th 2013, Christie’s will host their Sale of Magnificent Jewels in Geneva, Switzerland which will headline a spectacular diamond, dubbed simply as “The Orange”. The largest known orange diamond to date, the pear-shaped stone weighs an impressive 14.82 carats and has a very rare and distinctive pure orange hue. It is also classified as a type IIa diamond (which denotes the highest carbon (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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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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