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Diana Jarrett

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 precious gemstones. We focused on a luscious pinkish-orange sapphire from exotic locales like Sri Lanka and Madagascar and whose name, Padparadscha means lotus blossom in Sinhalese. Listen in.

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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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The Story Behind the Stone: What’s so precious about platinum?

The Story Behind the Stone: What’s so precious about platinum? 

Long discovered, but only popular for jewelry since the 20th century, platinum is the pinnacle of precious metals chosen for top-tier jewels worldwide. Beside the soft ...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Just like you found it

The Story Behind the Stone: Just like you found it

Not every gem mineral was found thousands of years ago like shimmering opal or vibrant ruby. Dioptase was first found serendipitously in the 18th century by copper miners...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Making this perfectly clear - opaque is a good thing

The Story Behind the Stone: Making this perfectly clear - opaque is a good thing

Rubies are sought after for their beauty, but also for their rarity and the difficulty in recovering them from their deposits. Natural ruby is found from opaque to almost...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Coming up green

The Story Behind the Stone: Coming up green

Color trends forecaster Pantone Color Institute proclaimed 2013 to be the year of a verdant lush green called Emerald Radiant. Look for the vibrant hue to influence purch...

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The Story Behind the Stone: How they’re buying now

The Story Behind the Stone: How they’re buying now

Retailers and e-tailers must navigate through often confusing and evolving shoppers’ trending patterns nowadays to strategize how to make a sale. Once you think you’v...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Sliced, Asymmetrical and Adored

The Story Behind the Stone: Sliced, Asymmetrical and Adored

Riding the wave of fervent obsession with diamond slices, colorful gemstone slices and asymmetrical shapes have now found their way into pricey couture goods. There is no...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Glisten to me

The Story Behind the Stone: Glisten to me

High gold prices have ramped up the ingenuity of jewelers who intend to stay in the game for the long haul. It’s highly unlikely we’ll see triple digit gold prices ag...

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