The Most Valuable Colored Diamonds…

Friday,13 October 2017 07:20One Comment

Without fail, “What is the most valuable Colored Diamond?” is the number one question I am asked after engaging someone new in conversation and their finding out that I am in the Diamond Business. The second question I will get is “What is the most expensive Diamond you have ever sold?” People are fascinated by […]

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Paraiba Tourmaline Explained

Friday,13 October 2017 07:200 Comments

Paraiba is a Precious Gem in the Tourmaline family that is blue-green in color. They are a mystery to most people. We get asked frequently “What is Paraiba? I don’t understand it and why it’s so expensive” and or one of our educated clients sends us on a hunt to find the “perfect” Paraiba Tourmaline […]

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Here Comes the Bride

Friday,13 October 2017 07:190 Comments

June is here and you know what that means….Wedding Season is officially upon us! There are countless Brides saying “I Do” this summer in Carmel, Dallas, Napa Valley, New York, Italy, Cannes and many other beautiful cities. Thinking back to old and new Movie Stars and Celebrities I find it interesting to see photographs of […]

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Yellow Diamonds and Pink Diamonds

Friday,13 October 2017 07:190 Comments

As I was speaking with one of my longtime clients last night, the topic of Yellow Diamonds and Pink Diamonds came up. The context of the conversation was in short, my client asking me what my thoughts were on the trending of both Yellow Diamonds and Pink Diamonds as of late (last 5 years). My […]

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Precious Gems, Priceless Beauty

Friday,13 October 2017 07:180 Comments

Diamonds, Sapphires, Rubies, and other precious gems make a woman feel special, important, loved, and most of all beautiful. Every woman has her own personal favorite Gemstone. Mine happens to be any Fancy Color Diamond. I love Natural Pink Diamonds, Fancy Yellow Diamonds, Blue Diamonds, Red Diamonds, Purple Diamonds, Orange Diamonds, Cognac Diamonds, and even […]

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Holiday Shopping

Friday,13 October 2017 07:180 Comments

Over 30% of all jewelry purchases happen in November and December. This year John and I have found that more clients are asking for color, color, color! Not only in the way of Fancy Colored Diamonds, but also ” The big three” gemstones ( Sapphires, Rubies, and Emeralds). Even with a down economy we have […]

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Valentine’s Day Jewelry Sales

Friday,13 October 2017 07:170 Comments

Reports indicate that the jewelry market is on the rise. More specifically, luxury spending is on the rise this year. Trends show that we are coming back to pre-recessionary levels. Valentine’s day falls on a Monday this year, which means most people will not be traveling, but rather staying home and using those monies toward […]

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Diamond Formation in Cratons

Friday,13 October 2017 07:170 Comments

The conditions for diamond formation to happen in the lithospheric mantle occur at considerable depth corresponding to the requirements of temperature and pressure. These depths are estimated between 140 and 190 km though occasionally diamonds have crystallized at depths about 300 km as well.   The rate at which temperature changes with incresing depth into […]

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List Of My Favorite Diamonds

Friday,13 October 2017 07:160 Comments

Chloe Diamond largest round Brilliant Cut diamond ever put on auction. Sold on November 14, 2007 at Sotheby’s in Geneva for $16.2 million, the second-highest price ever paid for a diamond on auction. Took 2 years to cut.   Cross of Asia discovered in 1902 in South Africa as a 280-carat (56 g) crystal. At […]

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Push Gift Ideas

Friday,13 October 2017 07:150 Comments

What is a push gift? A push gift AKA baby bauble is a gift that a new father gives to the mother to celebrate her for the labor pains she endured and to reward her platinum womb for birthing their child. The push gift can be given before or after birth and even in the […]

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