• 6
    Nov

True Blue: Knowing the True Value of Turquoise

What’s in a name? When it comes to buying jewelry, this can be a very important question. And when it comes to gemstones, finding out exactly what is in the name can mean the difference between buying a natural stone and paying for a cheap imitation. Turquoise is a good example of the necessity of […]

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  • 1
    May

28-Carat Kashmir Sapphire sets Price-Per-Carat Record at Sotheby’s Auction

NEW YORK – An exceptional, Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring sold for $5,093,000 on April 29 at Sotheby’s, setting a new world auction record price per carat for any sapphire. The square, emerald-cut sapphire weighs 28.18 carats and is one of the finest sapphires ever to appear at auction, described by the American Gemological Laboratories […]

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  • 5
    Nov

The Pink Star, One of the World’s Most Valuable Diamond, Could Realize $60 Million

GENEVA –The Pink Star, the most valuable diamond ever to be offered at auction, will be go under the gavel in Sotheby’s Geneva sale of Magnificent Jewels on Nov. 13, 2013. A world’s natural treasure estimated in excess of $60 million, this 59.60‐carat, oval-cut pink diamond is the largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond […]

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  • 15
    Oct

Sports Card & Memorabilia Roundup: Honus Wagner Fraud and Bejeweled Hoops Cards

For those with simply a mere casual interest or for those more heavily invested in the sports card and memorabilia hobby, issues related to the business side of this multi-million-dollar industry often garner headlines from mainstream sources. Recently, several such events have transpired that have caused a wide variety of reactions from hobby rookies and […]

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  • 15
    Mar

Diamond Wise: Facts You Should Know before You Buy or Sell that Engagement Ring

Buying and selling diamonds can be both easy and then complicated. Many believe that if you have a handle on the Four Cs—color, clarity, carat and cut—you will be able to successfully navigate your way through the buying or selling process. But what about actual pricing? Knowing how diamond pricing works, the wholesale price through […]

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  • 13
    Jul

Any Way You Look At It, the Fiery Opal Is Certainly a Thing of Beauty

If you were born in the month of October, then in all probability you know that your birthstone is Opal. Its brilliant, flashing, fiery colors, giving off intense rainbow effects, make it unique among the gems. Opals have been used in jewelry since the beginning of recorded history, and the collectible market in antique opal […]

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  • 24
    Jan

Authenticating Ancient Chinese Jades Using Scientific Methods

By Janet G. Douglas Many collectors and museums have questions relating to the authentication of ancient Chinese jades in light of the current market where forgeries are commonplace. Today’s forgers are producing convincing fakes, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to rely on one’s eye and knowledge. It is only natural that people are looking […]

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  • 12
    May

Onassis Diamond is Huge and Flawless

LONDON – Another huge diamond is hitting the market – this time it’s a pear-shaped gem that belonged to heiress Christina Onassis. It will be auctioned June 11 at Christie’s with an estimated value as high as $4.3 million.

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  • 15
    Nov

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

Needless to say you have seen and heard this quote many times and it is true. In the collecting world jewelry it’s golden whether it’s gold or not. There are so many categories of jewelry it is mind boggling! All people (yes men too!) collect jewelry in some form or another.

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