Simulants: An Alternative to Real Diamonds

Part 2 in a three-part series about diamonds. A simulant is an alternative to a real diamond. It is either a natural or synthetic (lab-created) stone, or multiple stones fused together to resemble a diamond. Simulants are not as durable … Continue reading

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Diamonds: Natural, Simulants and Synthetics

Have you ever shopped for a diamond and found the options to be overwhelming? Well, you’re not alone. There are a variety of natural, simulants, and synthetics to choose from. The qualities of each vary about as much as the price for each option. Continue reading

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How Insurance Partnerships Help You Better Serve High-Net-Worth Clients

Managing the financial assets of high-net-worth (HNW) individuals and their families requires a holistic risk management approach. With today’s high-net-worth individuals and families accumulating, saving and spending money in different manners, wealth management and property and casualty risk mitigation best practices … Continue reading

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Someone’s Missing from Most Family Offices

In managing a high-net-worth individual’s investment, tax and estate planning needs—not to mention their legal and philanthropic matters—family offices serve a vital purpose. Unfortunately, as many family offices don’t offer insurance and risk management consulting services, high-net-worth individuals could unknowingly … Continue reading

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Jewelry Design Taking Flight

This year’s LOOT: Mad About Jewelry event at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City once again showcased imaginative materials and cutting-edge jewelry design created by emerging and acclaimed jewelry artists. This year I noted a design … Continue reading

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