Read more about the article Rapaport Reveals Instagram Jewelry Favorites of 2020
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Rapaport Reveals Instagram Jewelry Favorites of 2020

As 2020 came to a close the Rapaport Group revealed what the 80,000 followers of their Instagram account @jewelryconnoisseur_by_rapaport have liked and saved the most. Instagram Jewelry Favorites of 2020, published on Diamonds.net, reveals a collection of bold, aesthetically distinctive pieces.

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Some Clarity on Diamond Clarity

Nature's birthmarks? Or unsightly specks? What do you think? There are many different philosophies regarding natural diamond and gemstone clarity. What do you think? Should a diamond be allowed to have few blemishes, or should it be as clean as the pure driven snow?

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Enter to win $2,500 IGI Certified Diamond Studs

IGI recently debuted a holiday “Shop with Confidence” campaign. Unveiled on the famous NASDAQ billboard in Times Square, shoppers are encouraged to insist on IGI diamond & Jewelry grading reports when making holiday purchases.

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Read more about the article Christie’s Paris Auction dances its way to $5 Million
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Christie’s Paris Auction dances its way to $5 Million

Violaine d’Astorg of Christie's France touted the success of the Paris Jewels sale, which took place from November 24th to December 9th, noting that the results speak to the powerful attachment people continue to have with jewelry, despite the pandemic.

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Read more about the article Ekati Mine has sold and will Restart in early 2021
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Ekati Mine has sold and will Restart in early 2021

America's neighbor to the north will resume some sparkle in early 2021. Canada's Ekati diamond mine, closed since March due to the pandemic, has been acquired and is set to restart operations by January 29, 2021.

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Read more about the article Here’s why pandemic-engagements are soaring
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Here’s why pandemic-engagements are soaring

A Brides.com wedding survey reports that 82% of couples say living through the pandemic has made them want to marry their significant other more. For many, it seems “for better or for worse” and “in sickness and in health” have taken on a whole new meaning.

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Read more about the article See the Asteroid worth more than our global economy
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See the Asteroid worth more than our global economy

The valuable asteroid composed entirely of iron and nickel drew to within 1.6 astronomical units (AU) of Earth over the weekend. If you're in the USA grab your telescope, escape light-pollution, find an elevated position and look to the north. 16 Psyche will be in the constellation of Taurus tonight.

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Read more about the article Lulo Pink cut into 15.2 carat Heart Shape
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Lulo Pink cut into 15.2 carat Heart Shape

The enormous 46.7 carat pink rough diamond recovered at the Lulo Diamond Project in Angola earlier this year has been cut and polished into three diamonds, the largest of which is a Fancy Intense Orangy Pink heart-shape.

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Read more about the article Diamonds and Holidays. For Moments Like No Other.
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Diamonds and Holidays. For Moments Like No Other.

At the height of the pandemic The Natural Diamond Council launched "For moments like no other," a campaign emphasizing diamonds as powerful every day symbols beyond adornment, underscoring the benefit natural diamond purchases bring to indigenous people in the upstream value chain.

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Register NOW for our Wednesday Webinar

Click here to register and join us at 2:00 PM EST on Wednesday for "New Talking Points about Lab-Grown Diamonds," a 45-minute webinar from IGI and Jewelers of America. Whether you sell lab-grown diamonds or not, teaching your clients something new builds trust in your professional expertise.

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Read more about the article Scientific first – Diamonds created without heat
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Scientific first – Diamonds created without heat

Our planet's supply of diamonds were produced by four different processes. One took over a million years to achieve results. The next have been working in laboratories and factories, with increasing success, since the 1950s. But until this month man had never replicated that final process.

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Register for our Dec 2 Lab-Grown Diamond Webinar

Jewelers of America and IGI are pleased to present an educational webinar at 2:00 PM Eastern Time Wednesday December 2. Learn physical differences, distinctive characteristics and quality-factors attributable to growth methods and timelines.

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Read more about the article 998 carat diamond unearthed by Lucara
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998 carat diamond unearthed by Lucara

Lucara's Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana just produced one of the five largest diamonds ever found, continuing a series of noteworthy diamond recoveries on those premises.

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IGI Hong Kong certifies largest CVD grown diamond to date

Following a similar benchmark set three months ago, IGI Hong Kong recently certified the largest laboratory-grown diamond received to date. With a finished weight of 12.75 carats, this collection-quality man-made gemstone was fashioned from a staggering 46.20 carat CVD-grown rough crystal

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Read more about the article Keeping diamond color in context
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Keeping diamond color in context

Where do you start seeing color in diamonds? Can you see the difference between F and H color? Can you see the difference between D and E color? In full context those answers will become diamond-specific.

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