The Reintroduction of Burmese Gemstones

Glittery, glamorous, and gorgeous. Myanmar, formerly Burma, has the world’s most beautiful, well-known rubies and jade. Its breathtaking rubies have strong fluorescence, clarity, hue, and a rich pigeon blood color. The unparalleled beauty makes them one of the most sought-after … Continue reading

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Four Tips for Protecting Your Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Jewelry Purchase

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, roughly half of all shoppers are just starting to search for what to buy their loved ones this holiday (another 10% will wait until February 13!). For many, jewelry will be their go-to gift of choice.

But as the saying goes, all that glitters is not gold. Especially if you’re one of the last-minute shoppers looking to make a quick jewelry purchase, failure to ask the right questions or do the appropriate pre-purchase research could invite a wide range of risks. Continue reading

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Amethyst: “All-healer”

If you were born in February, you are blessed with amethyst as your birthstone. Amethysts are also recognized as the stone of St. Valentine and symbol of faithful love, so I couldn’t think of a better month to highlight this … Continue reading

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Garnet: “The All-powerful Stone”

January is the first month of the year — the month that symbolizes new beginnings, a fresh start, resolutions and hope for the new year ahead! What better than the beautiful, all-powerful, garnet gemstone to be dedicated as the birthstone … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season – Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Fall Auction Results

Two major jewelry auctions took place in Hong Kong this fall with total sales over $100 million (USD)! The Christie’s auction on November 29th generated the majority of this at nearly $79 million in sales. Due to the importance and … Continue reading

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Shopping for Jewelry?
Buyer Beware this Holiday Season

The holiday season is the season of giving, but shoppers need to beware of jewelry scams when choosing a special gift for a loved one. Many buyers full of holiday cheer may overlook important details while getting caught up in … Continue reading

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Fine Jewelry Appreciates in Value – and Risk

For decades, high-net-worth individuals have made emotional investments in fine jewelry. However, times are changing and fine jewelry is being pursued for another reason—its skyrocketing value. Whether you purchase a rare diamond in a vivid color or inherit a family … Continue reading

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“December Blues:” The Magic of Tanzanite

The color blue is symbolic of purity, trust, loyalty, aristocracy, understanding, and sometimes, melancholy. But, December babies have nothing to be sad about because there are several gem stones representing their birth month, and they are all the color blue. … Continue reading

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Will Millennials Still Say ‘I do’ with a Diamond?

“Diamonds are intrinsically worthless, except for the deep psychological need they fill.” –De Beers Chairman Nicky Oppenheimer For some, a diamond is merely a compressed piece of coal that was created roughly 100 miles below the earth’s surface. Others feel … Continue reading

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From Acrylic to Wood:
Caring for Unconventional Jewelry Materials

In recent months, alternative jewelry and mediums, including items made from wood, leather and acrylic (such as Plexiglas®), have become increasingly popular. These unconventional materials provide a trendy and fashionable look, often with a lower price point than traditional gems … Continue reading

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