Category Archives: Staff Musings

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

When you’re looking for an engagement ring, the old saying goes, “a diamond is a girl’s best friend.” Diamonds are suppose to represent your marriage, they last forever and are apparently impossible to break. Unfortunately, due to the state in … Continue Reading

Earlier this month the GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the world’s foremost independent authority on gemstones, took the unprecedented step to publicly announce that they are receiving more undisclosed synthetic diamonds at their grading laboratories. Acknowledging a truism that many … Continue Reading

Diamonds Were Forever … Getting engaged is one of the most fantastic and significant moments in your life. It is a time of huge transition; giving up one identity for another, falling in love, two souls becoming one. In a tradition … Continue Reading

Daylight savings time has arrived, and with it, a refreshing flow of mild weather across New York City. Spring fever is in full swing, and we’re all ready to shed our winter wardrobe for lighter fare. To make sure you … Continue Reading

The idea of making artificial diamonds isn’t new.  Scientists first synthesized diamonds in 1954, since then nearly all industrial diamonds (used in abrasive cutting tools) has been made synthetically.  Yet relentless innovation in the technology of creating synthetic diamonds, has … Continue Reading

It’s not daily that the informal “Ruler of Diamonds” purchases the same Ruby at closeout for the second time in succession. That was precisely what happened a month ago when Laurence Graff paid $8.6 million at the closeout in Geneva … Continue Reading

Whether you are in the market for a colored stone engagement ring, have your heart set on a sapphire engagement ring, or are simply looking for your next piece of fine gemstone jewelry; there are many reasons why you should … Continue Reading

What is Milgrain? Often described as, “you know, the little dots around the edges,” milgrain detail is essentially a rolled texture applied to a piece of jewelry’s edges by a jeweler. Not to be confused with the ancient art of … Continue Reading

You don’t have to be getting married to adorn yourself with a sapphire ring, and right hand sapphire rings can be as unique, simple, or extravagant as you like. While the famous/infamous cocktail ring can be considered a Right Hand … Continue Reading