Tourmaline October birthstone

Tourmaline comes in a wide variety of colors, more so than almost any other gemstone species. In fact many of the Tourmaline colors have inspired their own trade names. Rubellite is a name for pink, red, purplish red, orangy red, or brownish red tourmaline, although some in the trade argue that the term shouldn’t apply…

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Green is for August and we are going green

This is not about green the color of money, or green grass, or jealousy, or eco anything, it’s just about the heavenly color green. And it is more than just a color. In retail, if you ask customers what their favorite color is, nine times out of ten you will hear if not bleu then…

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Christie’s Auction, E-Commerce, and Heart Shapes

Bubble gum pink diamond ring sold for $7.5 million. The diamond is 3.4 cushion cut and the color is so rich it looks like a child’s pink bubble gum. This is a natural pink stone without treatment, mind-boggling. The ring has pear-shaped pink and marquis cut white diamonds. The breakdown is $2.8 million a carat…

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JCK Jewelers Choice Awards

These rings, pendants, bracelets, and necklaces were top winners in the JCK choice awards and there are some stunning pieces and it goes without saying some very talented designers. Photos and content courtesy JCK magazine and the individual designers. There are jaw dropping pieces here. The Tanzanite ring with diamonds and inlaid opal is lovely…

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