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 Proposing this season? Arm yourself with information.
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Proposing this season? Arm yourself with information.

Proposal season in the USA runs from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day. Of course suitors should choose the month and day best suited to their situation, but 40% of engagements normally occur between November and February. Prepare yourself with this information on recent trends, pricing and preparation.

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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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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 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 WIRED reports on IGI Certified Sky Diamond
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WIRED reports on IGI Certified Sky Diamond

WIRED, the popular tech-lovers' magazine which coined the term "crowdsourcing," just posted a piece about eco friendly products. "The best sustainable gear to save the planet," published on their UK…

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Incredible Pink 5.00 carat Lab Grown Diamond Cross

IGI recently graded this incredible 5.00 carat Fancy Intense Orangy Pink Lab Grown Diamond Cross from FireDiamonds. 5.00 carat Fancy Intense Organgy Pink VS1 The remarkable adamantine icon was planned…

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Jewelry Sales Super Since Summer

US jewelry sales doubled in March 2021, compared to 2020, and were up 30% compared to 2019. This continues a steady trend which actually began last summer.

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Read more about the article A Photo Feast of Luxurious Garnet Jewelry
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A Photo Feast of Luxurious Garnet Jewelry

Cartier, Tiffany, Harry Winston, Louis Vuitton. Those iconic names quickly conjure visions of diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire jewelry, but give the humble garnet its due. This versatile gemstone is…

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IGI Jewelry Design Contest Grand Showcase

In February we announced results from the inaugural IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. We have shared the winners and finalists several at a time in prior posts. Now we are pleased to feature all 26 creations together, bringing our coverage of this uplifting event to a close.

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Read more about the article Flawless purple pink Sakura could bring $25-38 million at auction
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Flawless purple pink Sakura could bring $25-38 million at auction

Natural pink diamonds are extremely rare. When discovered, only one in 10 weighs more than 0.20 carats. This year, as the annual cherry blossom season hits its peak, the 15.81 carat flawless, fancy vivid purple-pink Sakura Diamond will be the star of Christie's Hong Kong’s Magnificent Jewels sale.

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The Final Four Fabrications from IGI’s Jewelry Design Contest

The last four designs, of more than two dozen brought to life by IGI for the final round of the IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. There were 700 submissions in the contest's inaugural year.

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Read more about the article The Classic Chameleon Diamond
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The Classic Chameleon Diamond

Gemologists from IGI Shanghai recently provided images and information regarding one of nature's rare and stunning wonders, the chameleon diamond.

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