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  You think you’ve found the love of your life and decide to get engaged. But during the engagement period, you re-examine your feelings against the commitment of marriage and circumstances change. You no longer desire the other as a … Continue Reading

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Jubilee Precious, powerful, mysterious, magical. These are just a few of the qualities attributed to sapphires over the centuries. Many have used this beautiful gem to allure, to command authority, to heal the afflicted or even … Continue Reading

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When it comes to wedding traditions, one of the most time-honored calls for the bride to wear “something blue” on her wedding day to symbolize purity, love, and fidelity. But what if you add a little green to the mix? … Continue Reading

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By Jerilynn Kraus Rare, symbolic and breathtakingly beautiful, padparadscha sapphires are perfect for the bride who thinks peachy-pink. You’re the type of bride-to-be for whom traditional diamonds just won’t do. Colorful engagement rings might suit you best, particularly ones with … Continue Reading

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Production is progressing nicely on the Royal Baby Rattle we’re creating to commemorate the birth of Princess Charlotte, born May 2 to Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. If you’ve been following our posts on … Continue Reading

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When Hollywood legend and eight-times-married Elizabeth Taylor famously declared—“Big girls need big diamonds!”—it’s as if she sent an edict to the A-list that fueled their great love affair with the precious gem, particularly for their larger-than-life celebrity engagement rings. But … Continue Reading

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The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is taking extraordinary measures in recalling approximately 500 colorless to near-colorless diamonds that have passed primarily through its Israeli grading laboratory over the last few months, believing they “were potentially subjected to an undisclosed … Continue Reading

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Over the weekend of Feb. 15–16, 2003, thieves stole loose diamonds, gold and other jewelry valued at more than $100 million from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, the world’s primary diamond trading center, located in Antwerp, Belgium. This is considered … Continue Reading

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We’ve been getting many requests lately for Claddagh rings, and questions on whether or not these rings are suitable as engagement rings. As it turns out, these rings—with their symbols representing love, loyalty and friendship—couldn’t be better suited for matrimonial … Continue Reading

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Another year, another wonderful set of engagement ring trends. If you’re looking for a sapphire engagement ring, you’re probably a fashion-forward lady and you want something that is very personal. Getting a ring that’s up-to-date, yet also timeless in its allure, … Continue Reading