The “Crater of Diamonds” park in Arkansas is a 37.5 acre stretch of land that attracts masses of tourists every year looking to take home a piece of the parks diamond treasurers. This park is the only diamond area in the USA which is open to the public and is the 8th largest diamond deposit in the world. David Anderson, who moved near the park because he saw a documentary about it on the Discovery channel, decided that this was the proper move for him so that he could heavily increase his chances of finding a diamond. He was correct, he has dug up more than 400 diamonds in the park along with his latest and greatest find, “The limitless diamond.” A 6.19 ct white diamond that Anderson uncovered after coming to the park right after heavy rainfall. This is the 15th largest diamond that has been uncovered at the park since 1972. Since a farmer named John Huddleston discovered this park in 1906, this has been a premier location for people looking for treasurers. Besides white diamonds, brown an yellow diamonds, quartz, amethyst, jasper, garnet, and hematite have all turned up at the park. If your feeling like a treasure hunter!! This is the place for you!
The main factor to consider while buying gold is how many karats(stamped on the piece as ‘k’ or’kt’) the gold jewelry you are buying is. Gold usually comes in 10,14,18 and 24 karat gold. 24 kt being the purest, most expensive and shiny but simultaneously the most malleable. My recommendation would be to buy 18 kt gold. 18 kt gold is the perfect mix between pure gold and other alloys to help keep it strong and prevent malleability. The lower the karat, the less gold and more metal is mixed in(ex. 12 kt gold is 50% gold and 50% other metals). 18 kt is perfect for jewelry such as wedding rings and earrings due to its high gold content which will prevent allergies for almost all, and the bolts and hooks will not come loose because the alloys in place will help them stay. 18kt gold will be easier on your pocket and on your rings and timepieces. When you see the ’18k’ or ’750′ stamp on a piece of jewelry you know you are on the right path!! Shopping for gold and diamond jewelry can get exhausting, but with the above information, success in your purchase will be yours!!Read more →
A new President, Vice president, and treasurer have all been added to continue to lead the World Diamond council on the right path. The head of the Royal Asscher diamond company of Netherlands, Edward Asschar, will be the new President. The vice president position will be given to Andrew Bone, head of government and industry relations for the De beers group. Finally, a U.S. Coalition representative and Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America president, Ronnie Vanderlinden, will be appointed treasurer. Asscher stated in an interview that he is grateful to continue the work of those before him and to continue to prevent fraud diamonds from coming into circulation. He needs everyone to continue to have faith in the companies work and that they are staying focused on the mission to continue to show the up and coming young adults in the jewelry business how it’s done.
Sotheby’s broke there own record this year compared to there 2011 Geneva show by selling there brilliant 100.9 carat daffodil-yellow diamond ring for $16 million dollars. This beautiful piece, called “Graff vivid yellow” brought in more money more than the 110 ct. “Sun drop” yellow diamond which brought in $12.3 million dollars at there 2011 show. David Bennett, chairman of Sotheby’s Switzerland and the jewelry department for Europe and the middle east, claims that its immense size and outstanding color gave the Graff vivid yellow it’s hefty price tag. This yellow stone also set the record bringing in $141 million for the auction, a record for any jewelry auction as of today. Other magnificent stones sold at the show include a internally flawless d 25.32 ct. diamond priced at $5.5 million and a marvelous 12.07 ct. pink diamond ring let go for $6.04 million.
According to National Jeweler Magazine, a 47 year old New York Jeweler, Paul Blarr, admitted to selling counterfeit jewels at his two businesses: RSNP Diamond exchange and Amherst Diamond exchange. Blarr pleaded guilty as charged with 1 count of “scheme to defraud” and 10 counts of “grand larsony.” $630,000 and 89 victims later, he now faces up to 50 years in prison. There will be further investigation into the case along with jewelry which was trusted to Barr to sell or repair being returned to the proper owners. His attorney spoke out and said that the judge recognizes his bravery for speaking out and realizing that he is not running away from the situation. The attorney also mentioned that the $630,000 could have been inflated due to using appraised values.Read more →
A rare diamond necklace called “The eye of Golconda” is headlining the Hong Kong show. This necklace features the largest Golconda diamond to ever be auctioned off in Asia, 40.5 kt, along with a smaller Golconda diamond, 6.76 ct, as well as emeralds. This necklace can be yours for 8.5 million- 10 million dollars, the estimated sale price. Along with these extravagant pieces, other stones that are being auctioned off include a 9.38 ct pear cut pink diamond for 5.8-8.3 million, 2 flawless brilliant-cut diamonds estimated at 4-6.5 million. One 26.2 and the other 26.08 ct. Not to mention a 3.8-6.5 million dollar jadeite bangle along with many other diamonds in a variety of colors.Read more →
Culture Cross brings very unique pieces from the Hmong tribe in southeast Asia. Some sterling silver and some zinc, they travel to the villages to meet with those who make this jewelry and some of it they design themselves. Also bringing Mexican Amber, these pieces are a rare find for a great price.Read more →
Maria Belen Nilson shows off her beautiful collection of sterling silver jewelry. Although her store is in Taxco, Mexico, her products can be found all over the USA including New York, Washington and California. Even though most of her pieces are contemporary, classic designs, you can find some one of a kind pieces as well. Every year Maria thinks of a new design so make sure to check her out at JOGS show, because that is the only show she does in the USA.Read more →
Silvex presents us with all USA made .925 or above high quality sterling silver pieces. All pieces are of the highest quality silver and have the lowest price tags you can find. Chief Operations Manager Jenna Forte also introduces her 2 other silver collections: Twisted Blade, hip-rock star jewelry and Feroni, jewelry pieces with Swarovski Zirconium. Silvex produces there pieces in sterling silver, gold-plated, and rose-gold plated.Read more →