Clinohumite by any other name…

It's doesn't quite sizzle, does it? "Fire Spinel" is far more electrifying, and that's how it's named in Bangkok gemstone shops. But Clinohumite, by any other name, is still Clinohumite.

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Read more about the article Seven Special Rubies to Celebrate July
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Seven Special Rubies to Celebrate July

Happy Birthday, July Babies. You crabs and lions of the zodiac. You lovely summer souls. You, who enjoy a special birthstone with special, distinctive color. The birthstone of July - the ruby!

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Read more about the article Sold! ‘The Key’ diamond unlocks Sotheby’s Cryptocurrency Door
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Sold! ‘The Key’ diamond unlocks Sotheby’s Cryptocurrency Door

Yesterday Sotheby's sold an exceptional 101.38 carat pear-shaped Flawless clarity D color diamond for 12.3 million dollars in cryptocurrency. The diamond's name, ‘The Key 10138’, was was selected to represent the past, and the present and future. How appropriate...

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Read more about the article Red White & Blue Sparkles in Video for July 4th
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Red White & Blue Sparkles in Video for July 4th

While you're preparing for the big celebration, I thought it would be nice to share some videos featuring iconic dazzling red, white and blue gemstones... Two pieces sold by Christie's and Sotheby's - and a little something to tempt you with, at the end. Enjoy!

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Read more about the article Let’s talk about that Tiffany YELLOW
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Let’s talk about that Tiffany YELLOW

Less than 90 days after Tiffany's Instagram account pulled an April Fools' Day prank, the company made good on their promise of "coming excitement" by fulfilling the Fools' Day foreshadowing with a yellow makeover of their Rodeo Drive boutique. What else are we in store for?

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IGI Certifies 10 carat Heart Shaped Lab Grown Diamond

IGI's laboratory in Mumbai, India, recently graded a large, heart shaped laboratory grown diamond. The choice of fancy shape, top color grade and exceptional craftsmanship combine to make this large, heart-shaped specimen unique.

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Read more about the article Launched: New Mandalorian-Themed Jewelry
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Launched: New Mandalorian-Themed Jewelry

Last November Kay Jewelers introduced us to a sparkling sterling silver version of "The Child" from the hit Star Wars series. The jewelers at Kay have now forged six additional pieces commemorating The Mandalorian and its popular characters and icons.

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Read more about the article Karowe sets World Record with 1174 carat Diamond Discovery
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Karowe sets World Record with 1174 carat Diamond Discovery

Lucara has reported the discovery of a 1,174 carat rough diamond at its Karowe diamond mine in northern Botswana, giving that operation the distinction of being the world's first to produce three rough diamonds of 1,000 carats or more.

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Read more about the article 1,098 carat Diamond among Top Four Ever Discovered
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1,098 carat Diamond among Top Four Ever Discovered

The Jwaneng diamond mine has just produced the third-largest gem quality diamond ever found. This post will cover each of the top four diamonds ever unearthed, three of which have been found in Botswana.

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Read more about the article ALROSA is Enjoying a Spectacular 2021
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ALROSA is Enjoying a Spectacular 2021

The start of their spectacular ride actually started 10 months ago, in August 2020. Since then, ALROSA's steady upwards journey reflects a worldwide return to diamonds and jewelry in all sectors from mining and tenders, to polishing, distribution and sales.

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Home Jewelry Cleaning – Seven Steps to Sparkle

First things first: A friendly reminder not to expose your gemstone jewelry to mechanical cleaners. Traditional oil treatments can be driven out, dulling transparency or color, and many gems can crack or shatter when exposed to sudden temperature changes or ultrasonic bubble implosions. Use these SEVEN STEPS TO SUCCESS for safe home cleaning.

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Read more about the article Christie’s May Jewelry Auctions rake in $140 million
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Christie’s May Jewelry Auctions rake in $140 million

From Switzerland to Hong Kong, Christie's Magnificent Jewels auctions have had a merry month of May, posting record sales of diamonds and iconic jewelry creations, with results from Hong Kong exceeding those of any Christie's jewelry sale for the past four years.

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Read more about the article See Rock Stars from the Argyle Diamond Tender’s Farewell Tour
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See Rock Stars from the Argyle Diamond Tender’s Farewell Tour

The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender has historically showcased the pinnacle of the Argyle Diamond mine's production. With the mine's closure last year the final collection to be offered has now been announced and includes the largest Fancy Intense Pink diamond ever offered at the Tender.

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Read more about the article Historic Emeralds for May Babies to adore
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Historic Emeralds for May Babies to adore

Since May is the fifth month of the year I thought it appropriate to visit five of history's most notable and valuable emerald jewels, beginning with the most expensive emerald piece ever sold at auction and finishing with, perhaps, the most historic of all time. Enjoy.

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Read more about the article Gem Diamonds has 2 exceptional finds in 6 days
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Gem Diamonds has 2 exceptional finds in 6 days

Gem Diamonds is having a merry month of May at their Letšeng mine in the African country of Lesotho. We were excited to hear of the recovery of a beautiful 254 carat white crystal last week, now joined by a 370 carat monster.

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