Columnists Diana Jarrett

Diana Jarrett

The Story Behind the Stone: Great Balls o’ Fire Opal

The Story Behind the Stone: Great Balls o’ Fire Opal

All Types of Opal

Collectors of opal are ever enthralled with how many variations of the gem species exist. While some gemstones “are what they are,” opal has many incarnations owing to the fascinating way in which these gemstones are formed.

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The Story Behind the Stone: Untamed Cuts

The Story Behind the Stone: Untamed Cuts

Many jewelers have begun to get creative to keep shoppers of all price points engaged and buying their products during the Great Recession.

One top pick with both designer...

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The Story Behind the Stone:The Glory of Golconda

The word Golconda often conjures up diamonds of the highest quality. Reasoning behind it is that verified Golconda is likely to be D color and near flawless. That’s a p...

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The Story Behind the Stone: The Star of BombayThe Story Behind the Stone: The Star of Bombay

The Story Behind the Stone: The Star of BombayThe Story Behind the Stone: The Star of Bombay

Sapphire in The Spotlight

Recent news of the Royal Wedding of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton has renewed public ardor for sapphires. Their cobalt tint has k...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Radiating Sunstone

The Story Behind the Stone: Radiating Sunstone

Sunstone, the plagioclase feldspar mineral has attractive inclusions like hematite that lend a sparkly effect to the cut gemstones. These attractive hematite or even goet...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Real cut ups!

The Story Behind the Stone: Real cut ups!

Artists have been cutting into gemstones of all kinds for eons. And they’ve used the widest array of gemstones imaginable for displaying their artistic prowess. When th...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Online and up to speed for jewelers

The Story Behind the Stone: Online and up to speed for jewelers

Jewelers, designers and suppliers have made strides in understanding what’s in it for them by utilizing the Internet to promote their brand and capture an over-schedule...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Tanzanite still makes a big splash

The Story Behind the Stone: Tanzanite still makes a big splash

Since its debut in the latter part of the 20th century, the luscious blue-violet Tanzanite gem steadily gained momentum with ardent fans who understood the value of its o...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Digging deep into aquamarine

The Story Behind the Stone: Digging deep into aquamarine

Limpid aquamarine bedazzles legions of devotees. Its cool sea foam refreshes the eye and inspires a sense of wonder in designers. Aqua’s ethereal greenish blue is a mod...

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