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A Variety of Different Cuts

The first cut diamond shape was the point cut in the fifteenth century.   The point cut looked like a pyramid.  It was the easiest shape to make from the shape of the rough diamond. The next diamond shape to appear in the mid...

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A Rainbow of Options

Gold offers a rainbow of options – who knew? The many color options occur when you alloy gold with other elements in varied proportions. There is a gold choice for every skin tone, color palate, and taste or style. Yellow, white, rose or pink,...

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Color on a Deeper Level

With so many gemstone color choices it may seem as if each gem has a completely different element responsible for its color, but that is not always true. In some cases it is the same element(s) responsible for the coloring in two different...

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Winter Wonderland

The wind is starting to chill, the fires are starting to roar, the holidays are right around the corner and pretty soon all of that silver sparkle and crystal white stuff will be swirling around….. and I’m not just referring to snow. That’s...

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Tourmaline, the beautiful, multi-colored gem

Tourmaline is often overshadowed by other more “famous” gemstones, but is beautiful and unique in coloring.  Tourmaline occurs in: black, violet, browns, pink and greens, most with muted undertones.  The pink and green hues can be combined in specimens called watermelon tourmaline (some...

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