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Diana Jarrett

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 have strong opinions.

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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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The Story Behind the Stone: Precious little

The Story Behind the Stone: Precious littleShoppers at Tucson GemFair and other trade shows this year gave us a glimpse into where the market may be headed by resourceful merchants aiming to offset sluggish sales....

The Story Behind the Stone: Heavenly Stars

The Story Behind the Stone: Heavenly StarsSavvy collectors often turn heavenward for inspiration with their jewelry collections:

Inspiration - the motivational word for designers and jewelers means looking outward...

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