Miadonna & Co. opening traditional store

Miadonna & Co., a manufacturer of lab-grown gems and diamonds, have decided to open there first brick & mortar store in Portland, Oregon in July. This is a step in a different direction from there traditional online sales.  CEO Anna-Mieke Anderson stated that lab-grown diamonds are more pure than traditional diamonds and that the companies goal is to rebuild countries affected by diamond mining.

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Christie’s Auction sale of the 40.5 ct. diamond did not go as planned

The 40.5 ct. internally flawless D-color  Golconda diamond necklace which headlined Christie’s Hong Kong Show did  not sell for the estimated $10 million. There was an offer for $7.2 million but it was not sold as the owner wanted $8.5 million.  Although, two records were still broken. A pair of Flawless diamond ear pendents weighing 25.49 cts. and 25.31 cts sold for $9.7 million breaking the highest price for a pair of ear pendants. Also a 6.13 ct green diamond ring sold for $3.64 million, an auction record for a green diamond.

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The Rarest of the Rare

Diamonds are among the rarest stones in the world, even lower quality diamonds are a luxury not many can afford. Nevertheless, this beautifully colored stone holds the belt as the rarest and most expensive diamond in the world, the red diamond. The gem must be “predominantly” red, meaning no other color hues on the gem besides the deep, red color. The GIA, an Institute constantly grading the worlds most precious stones, further proves the red diamonds rarity by stating that there has never been a diamond who’s color hue can be described as only red from 1957-1987. It is believed that this beautiful stone receives its red color from the gliding of its atoms resulting in change to its atomic structure.

The .95 ct “Hancock Red” is a famous red diamond that was the highest, per-carat stone sold at auction($926,315) in 1987. It went for $800,000 at the Christie’s New York auction. The sale of the Hancock Red tickled the fancy of many celebrities and others around the world. Diamond cutters now know how get the beautiful red color to its full potential.

A little bit out of your price range? Regular diamonds both real and synthetic can treated to produce the lovely red color.

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Ever wondered how to find the world’s greatest emeralds?

Recently, Emerald jewelry had a gigantic boom in popularity in both local and international markets. This brings up another topic for wholesalers and buyers on where to buy the best, highest-quality emerald jewelry. I have your answer right here.

Emeralds from Egyptian mines have long been considered to be the best due to the fact that Egypt contains the first known emerald mines. Although, the known start date is not certain as there is a huge time gape, 300-2000 BC. Making the situation even more complicated, many different terms were used for emerald. Any green stone with a light glow was referred to as an emerald.  The heaviest known emerald-mining was done between 330-1237 BC.

Brazil is currently the leading exporter of emeralds. Most of the emeralds mined in Brazil are exported to India to be turned into beads because there quality is no match to Colombian or even African emeralds. Africa(Zambia/Zimbabwe), Madagascar, The middle east(Afghanistan/Pakistan), Russia, Australia, Norway, and the USA. Experts agree that Colombian emeralds are the best quality but Zambian emeralds are the runner up.

Nowadays, It’s easy to find high-quality emeralds anywhere in the world with faster-than-ever delivery as long as they find the right supplier.  Original designs and product excellency will shine light upon the future of both buyers and distributors.

 

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Don’t even think about buying that Emerald without reading this first!

Most of us are familiar with that experience of walking into a jewelry store and falling in love with a beautiful gem at first sight. In all honesty, this should be the main factor kept in mind while buying any gem; as long as you love it that’s all that matters. Although, here are some important, quick pointers to keep handy to prevent overpaying for your favorite gem, especially if you are buying an emerald. Emeralds, much more than any other colored gemstones, will require these guidelines in order to buy the highest quality emerald for the best price.

Color is the main determining price factor for an emerald.  The vanadium and chromium impurities in the emerald give it its beautiful, fine-green color. The color is made of 3 factors: Tone, Hue, and Saturation. The color grading refers to how light or dark the color of the stone is. The most desirable colors of an emerald are a pure green color or a lucid bluish-green color that is evenly spread throughout the stone and with perfect depth right in between dark and pale. The perfect merger between blue and yellow would create the perfect green hue. The color scale ranges from 0 being colorless up to 9 being extremely dark, and everything in between.

Saturation is the purity and intensity of the hue. A higher grade on the saturation scale will be given to the stone with the more intense hue.

Clarity also plays a big factor in the purchasing of any stone, especially an emerald. The amount and size of imperfections in an emerald play a big role in the price but are permitted in emeralds more than in any other gym because finding an emerald with no imperfections in extremely rare.  Many Emeralds contain Jardins(French for garden) in them which are pieces of other minerals along with fractures and other flaws. To some, the imperfections make the stone authentic and tells the story of its journey from creation to the jewelry store.

The emerald cut is a special cut designed especially to protect the emerald from breaking due to its brittleness and usual imperfections and show off its luxury and beauty at the same time. The emerald cut is a step-cut in a square or rectangular shape with cut corners. Emeralds also come in other traditional cuts such as oval or princess. A professionally-cut emerald will hide the imperfections of the emerald. The “vitreous” status will be given to the best cut, lustrous stones.

The best way to clean an emerald is by using clear oil that won’t damage the color. This is accepted in the jewelry community and usually done at the mining site. Treatment info must be disclosed due to the treatment of the stone lowers its value compared to untreated stones.

Just some easy tips to consider while buying an emerald. But the main factor that should seal the deal is your overall love for the stone.

 

 

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New, popular jewelry trends to leave you looking and feeling like a diva

Pearls- These smooth, silky white spheres compliment today’s style in a classy and elegant way. Chanel and Nicole Miller recently used pearls in there new ads. Come see Tahitian and Akoya pearls paired beautifully with aquamarines and other beautiful gems this fall at Winterson.

Blue- Sapphires, Topaz, Spinel, Aquamarine. All beautiful stones boasting different shades of blue to keep you ready and beautiful for summer. Designers such as Chanel, Armani, and Dior are also making there products to match this blue fashion from the bold, electric blue to the dark and classy navy blue.

Bold- Balmain, Chanel and Nina Ricci are all boasting there beautiful pieces for the summer. Compared to last summer, the chunky big pieces are in style now.

 

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A stable, solid investment found at the bottom of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Tiffany&co. stated that Tanzanite is,  “most important gemstone discovery in 2000 years.” More and more is being known about the stones value and potential for the past 30 years ago. Skeptical individuals still wonder today if this gemstone found at the bottom of Mt. Kilimanjaro is truly a good investment or just another pebble among many. Tanzanite has it’s popularity and main marketplace in the USA, although, the recent spike in popularity in China and India mad the stones investment value greatly rise. In fact, it was always rising in value and popularity, so there was never really a time where Tanzanite could be called a bad investment.

Estimates show that merely 10 years or less is left before this stone could leave us due to the constant mining of its single location. As a result, both the supply and demand play in favor of the gem due to its decreasing quantity mixed with its increasing popularity.

The stone is definitely a solid investment for its rising reputation and constantly-increasing value. The obvious value and secure, solid ownership of this stone would definitely make it a better investment than the stock market. Even so, the 10-year mark was only estimated. Mining will grow along with interest, which will deplete the supply even faster. As of now, even though investments can never be 100% predicted, stacking up on some Tanzanite would be a really good investment according to all the factors.

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Awesome ring idea to celebrate your marriage along with your birth

Envy overwhelms many when they see another person with a giant ring carrying a huge diamond. Nowadays, big rings with a giant center stone are becoming popular. Glistening birthstones have caught the fancy of many throughout history along with famous fashion collectors who believe that missing birthstone jewelry renders a collection incomplete. There are many cool ways to wear birthstones on rings, as they don’t need to be large to stand out. A few cool ways to go about this would be to mark an important date for the couple, have two stones on the groom’s ring marking the brides and the groom’s birth months. Another way would be to use the birthstones as accents, arrange them around the diamond. Finally, two birthstones can fill the heart or infinity sign to link the couple forever. Each one of these special stones has a deep meaning that looks beautiful attached to any ring.

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Several beautiful watches presented at Antiquorum break record

Beautiful Patek Philippe watches made up the top 4 highest grossing lots at Geneva’s Antiquorum watch show. A 18-karat yellow gold Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 Third Series set an auction world record for highest price paid for that reference at $522,700. Another beautiful timepiece, the Patek Philippe Ref. 5077, set another auction record for a Patek Philippe reference at $226,450. Overall this shows’ sale totaled just over $6 million. The by-lot number was 84% and the by-value number was 122%.

“It is clear from (the) results that the market for rare timepieces in excellent condition remains robust,” stated happily by Julien Schaerer, managing director and auctioneer at Antiquorum Geneva

 

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New sea like stone all the hottest celebrities are rocking out

Megan Good, Catherine Winnick, Jessica Biel, Jill Zarin, and Angelina Jolie are all making this ocean colored rock the centerpiece for there jewelry, the aquamarine. The amazing clarity and versatility of this beautiful ocean-colored stone is the reason why it has brilliantly dazzled on the bodies of gorgeous Hollywood actresses time and time again. The amazing quality makes the stone able to be studded in any metal and comes in blue, green, or greenish blue. If you are going for the cool look, platinum or white gold would be the way to go. If you like colors, then gold would be perfect. adding diamonds to the design would increase its beauty tenfold.

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