Soviet Star’s Stones Sold

Ludmila ZykinaA selection of valuable jewelry pieces belonging to the legendary Russian singer Ludmila Zykina went up for auction in Moscow earlier this month. Known for both her compelling voice and lifelong love for precious stones, her whole jewelry collection fetched over $1 million.

The singer passed of a heart attack in 2009 at the age of 80, after having celebrated several decades of a fruitful career. (more…)

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All That Glitters is Platinum

Platinum Rings

What is platinum? Platinum is a rare metal that has made its way into mainstream use for engagement ring settings, and for good reason. It does not cause problems for people with sensitive skin, the color is brilliantly bright, it is scratch resistant, and can be molded into more complicated designs. The most common form is 950 platinum, which is 95% pure and 5% alloy of other metals such as iridium (more…)

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