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Diana Jarrett

The Story Behind the Stone: Decoding exotic pearls

The Story Behind the Stone: Decoding exotic pearls

Cultured pearls offer retailers an ongoing revenue stream because the lustrous orbs appeal to every age group, all tastes, and all budgets. That’s a pretty good deal. They aren’t white diamonds; when you’ve had one, you’ve had them all. Cultured pearls today are produced in myriad colors and shapes that no one dreamt about a decade or two back. So when you’ve sold one to your customer, you may actually be building in a taste for these gems rather than providing “one and done.”

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The Story Behind the Stone: Chocolate Schmocolate, let’s try Sherry

The Story Behind the Stone: Chocolate Schmocolate, let’s try Sherry

It’s hard to imagine, but there was a time not that long ago when it was very difficult to sell brown diamonds. “Brownies” in all saturations and tones were relativ...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Your little pinkie

The Story Behind the Stone: Your little pinkie

Rosy pink gold becomes both grown-up and girlie

Today’s jewelry collectors are a savvy bunch. They understand diamonds and precious stones in a way that was uncomm...

The Story Behind the Stone: Black & Right

The Story Behind the Stone: Black & Right

Seasoned diamond collectors have long known what the majority of consumers are beginning to realize. Diamonds come in colors. Of course colorless or ‘white’ diamonds ...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Everyday exotics - they don’t have to know its name to love it

The Story Behind the Stone: Everyday exotics - they don’t have to know its name to love it

Could anything positive spin out of the shiver-worthy economic free-fall we endured not long ago? A few things come to mind without searching too far. In the fore is the ...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Bodacious Bulgari

The Story Behind the Stone: Bodacious Bulgari

Rome’s celebrated house of Bulgari has been the go-to jeweler with jet-setting shoppers for decades. From its inception, Bulgari jewels flaunted distinctive traits that...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Oh, say can you sea?

The Story Behind the Stone: Oh, say can you sea?

We love coastal destinations for the same reasons that we flock to the Caribbean or South Seas for an occasional psychological reboot; warm sunny days and balmy nights, l...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Hunting for Padparadscha

The Story Behind the Stone: Hunting for Padparadscha

Ever wonder what gemstone dealers chat about in private? We caught up with Niveet Nagpal, president of OMI Privé recently who scours the globe in search of the best in p...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Hi-Yo Silver!

The Story Behind the Stone: Hi-Yo Silver!

Women are doing more than adorning themselves with jewelry these days; they make choices that hint to their jewelry-savvy. Lately, their alluring baubles can tell much ab...

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