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Diana Jarrett

The Story Behind the Stone: Pink Possibilities

The Story Behind the Stone: Pink Possibilities

Oh the hubris over fancy pink diamonds! Admittedly they are objects of desire and their at-auction price really depends on who’s bidding that day, keeping in mind the last pink hammer price. Less stellar budgets can still bask in that rosy glow via fancy pink sapphires with a similar blushing tint.  Both of those gem types are finding new devotees and in so doing, many collectors are reaching out to see what else the gem bag holds.

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The Story Behind the Stone: Crazy for crystal clear... crystal

The Story Behind the Stone: Crazy for crystal clear... crystal

Good ol’ quartz; the second most abundant mineral on the planet. Only feldspar takes the lead in our earth’s plentiful components. This copious material has been the ...

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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. T...

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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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