Diamonds & Gemstones

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Swarovski Created Stones Play Well With Millennial Pinks

Merging millennial tones with morganite to represent the changing times

‘Yes to All’, ‘Girl Power’, ‘The Millennials’ — These terms and trends are defining our era   Women have claimed center stage in a long overdue public debate that has finally captured everyone’s attention. Empowered by the efforts of previous generations, millennials around the globe can assume equality in all read more…

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Sell With a Story: Bloodstone

Bloodstone has a unique appearance and symbolic name. This deep green opaque chalcedony has red or reddish brown spots resembling drops of blood. From which it gets its name. The question is: To whose blood does it refer?   A source of stories Without knowing about the stone’s relationship to read more…

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Zale’s Tales

Stanley discusses Bitcoin, Meghan Markle, and more in his 2018 diamond outlook

I’m writing this as I reflect on 2017, catch my breath, and prepare for an exciting year. The 2018 diamond outlook is bright. And while change is constant, it’s the pace of change that continues to accelerate. 2017 in review The big story of 2017 has been undisclosed lab-grown diamonds (ULGD’s) read more…

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Chatham – Architects of the Gem Growing Industry

Offering a wide range of created gemstones of the very best cut and color

A Legacy The 8th Wonder of the World We all took chemistry in high school. And while a small handful of us aced it with flying colors, I think it’s safe to say most were just happy we didn’t burn the school down! Well, did you know that back in read more…

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Sell With a Story: Ametrine

Quartz is one of the earth’s most common minerals, and ametrine is a quartz gem, like the amethyst and citrine that combine to create it. That should mean it’s common, right? Guess what? Nothing could be farther from the truth. Ametrine’s unusual coloration and rarity place it in a class read more…

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Charles & Colvard Presents: Moissanite For Millennials

Suggest this special gemstone engagement option to the younger crowd

“I’ve always felt that an engagement ring should reflect the woman and who she is, what she’s like. When he proposed and I saw this ring, it meant and said so much. I look at this ring seeing myself and how he sees me: set apart from the rest, elements read more…

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5 Pearl Buying FAQs and How to Best Answer Them

It's National Wear Your Pearls Day! Celebrate by guiding your customers toward pearls

As the great Jackie Kennedy once said, “Pearls are always appropriate.” Like most other gemstones, pearls don’t fit neatly into one particular category. Their subtle, luxurious beauty boasts multiple personalities to suit the many customers who choose them. In our experience, we receive multiple pearl buying FAQs from our wonderful read more…

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Sell With a Story: Famous Aquamarines

Aquamarine has an irresistible color that ranges from a pale blue to a light teal. This mesmerizing spectrum comes from aquamarine’s green undertones. And this is why it was named “aqua marine” which is Latin for “sea water.” As light reflects through it, we experience this gem as a calm, read more…

Forever One™ Moissanite Trends: New Shapes and Sizes

Fancy shapes and unique gemstone options are becoming popular, especially among millennials

Now that you’ve had a chance to learn the history and properties of the world’s most brilliant gemstone, let’s take a look at the latest news about Forever One. With its creation, Charles & Colvard took Created Moissanite to the heights of perfection. Where can we go next? In response to read more…

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Charles & Colvard Presents: What Is Moissanite?

Browse the basics of Moissanite, then download a FREE Bench Jewelers' Guide

Moissanite (\ˈmȯisənˌīt\): the name given to a naturally-occurring, lab-grown mineral composed of silicon carbide. Moissanite’s chemical and optical properties cause it to radiate unparalleled fire and brilliance, making it one of the most durable, yet affordable gemstones available today.   What are the Origins of Moissanite? Moissanite is one of read more…

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