Columnists Diana Jarrett

Diana Jarrett

The Story Behind the Stone: Big Orange

The Story Behind the Stone: Big Orange

ed diamonds lately, it seems like there are more of them available than nature actually produces. Celebrities and auctions have played a major role in developing public awareness about the rare fancy colored diamonds. Now that consumers actually know about them, they can’t get enough.

Within that group of elite diamonds, some colored diamonds are even more elusive than others if you can imagine. Straight orange diamonds are such a rarity, that their price is anyone’s guess. Lab-created or enhanced orange diamonds may be the closest some consumers ever get to spy these juicy looking gems.

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The Story Behind the Stone: Warming up to Topaz

The Story Behind the Stone: Warming up to Topaz

Clever designers and retailers looked at exotic, unknown, or under-utilized colored gems this year at Tucson ’s Gem Fair and other trade shows.

In a market re-adjusting it...

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The Story Behind the Stone: To cut or not to cut

The Story Behind the Stone: To cut or not to cut

Diamonds - either ancient ones or poorly cut modern stones are routinely re-cut to improve clarity and color. No biggie. But when it’s an historical gemstone people can...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Plumbing the depths of pearls

The Story Behind the Stone: Plumbing the depths of pearls

Are there not... two points in the adventure of the diver: One - when a beggar, he prepares to plunge? Two - when a prince, he rises with his pearl? I plunge! - Robert Bro...

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The Story Behind the Stone: The Winza Ruby: Right on time

The Story Behind the Stone: The Winza Ruby:  Right on time

Ruby gems carry a thousand years of rich history behind them. This beloved colored stone has graced crowns and regal adornment for centuries. Corundum, which is its miner...

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The Story Behind the Stone: And the winner is... Moonstone!

The Story Behind the Stone: And the winner is... Moonstone!

Every year armchair designers and the real deal who labor hunched over a jeweler’s bench eagerly await the results of the annual AGTA Spectrum Awards competition. Sure ...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Rings and things

The Story Behind the Stone: Rings and things

Love stories are often as colorful as the lives of the couples who live them. Why then can’t the engagement rings be more in line with their unique story? While diamond...

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The Story Behind the Stone Sometimes beauty is only skin deep

The Story Behind the Stone Sometimes beauty is only skin deep

All naturally colored diamonds are rare. In an ideal scenario, diamonds are formed from a single element, that being pure carbon - rendering them exquisitely colorless. T...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Inside the Appraisers Lab

The Story Behind the Stone: Inside the Appraisers Lab

Everyone loves to daydream over beautiful jewelry store displays, catching a glimpse of baubles they’d otherwise never see - or even dream of owning. However for top no...

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