Alexandrites

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Alexandrites, more rare than diamonds, are perhaps some of the rarest gemstones on the planet. First discovered in 1834 in Russian emerald mines, they were named after the Russian tsar, Alexander II. It is hardly used in modern jewelry because of the extreme rarity. While Russia used to be the sole-source for these precious gemstones, they are now found in … Read More

How to Buy A Great Pink Sapphire

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Pink Sapphires are among the most sought after stones because they are much different than traditional diamonds, blue sapphires, and rubies. ColorLike all gemstones, the first thing to look for is the color. In pink sapphires, you want a pink hue, medium to medium-dark tone, and strong to vivid saturation. While darker stones will increase in cost, choose the color … Read More

Tips To Buying A Great Emerald

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Emeralds are perhaps one of the most beautiful and captivating gemstones. The magnificent color has given the emerald its highly sought after value compared to other green gemstones such as paridot and alexandrite. In the beryl family of gemstones, emeralds are considered the “jewel in the crown” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beryl). For over 2,000 years, the captivation of emeralds has only grown. Kings … Read More

A Tour of the Los Angeles Diamond District

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Here’s a tour of the Los Angeles Diamond District. If you haven’t been to the Jewelry District before, it’s a good video to watch and you can know a bit more of what to expect before you drive to Downtown Los Angeles. The video tour of The Diamond District covers Pershing Square, the Jewelers Mall, St. Vincent Jewelry Center and … Read More