Month: January 2008

  • John Hardy, Sustainable Luxury

    John Hardy is a Canadian-born jewelry designer based on the island of Bali. Worldwide the John Hardy Brand is well known for its handmade lines of intricate jewelry and housewares that are inspired by "sustainable luxury", a belief that a business can be successful while still respecting the natural and human environments and protecting them for future generations. “Our jewelry is about more than looking…

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  • Argyle Pink on the Rise

    Pink, red and purple diamonds, the rarest and most valuable diamonds on the planet, have recently seen an increase in prices. The 23rd Annual Argyle Pink Diamond Tender had a variety of exotic and unusual stones suitable for any aspiring gemstone collector. Many avid gemstone collectors spurred high bids for these precious colored gemstones. Prices on such stones can reach about $400,000 - $500,000 per…

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  • The Pinnacle of Valentine’s Gifts

    The Pink Emerald Company has recently announced the sale of the world's largest heart shaped morganite. The immaculate 169.01 ct. gemstone, nicknamed " The Pink Sweetheart," was mined in Minas Gerais, Brazil. This one-of-a-kind gemstone has been graded and certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and faceted by the famous gemstone carver Volker Wild in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. The Pink Sweetheart, priced at $2,500,000,…

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  • Rolex Sails in with New Watch

    As most watch fans are aware Rolex has introduced a completely new model, the Yacht-Master II. This is news because it is only the fourth genuinely new watch Rolex has introduced in the past 50 years. The Yacht-Master II is also the first and only mechanical watch with a pre-selectable countdown function. As a lead sponsor of the worlds foremost regattas and yachting events, Rolex…

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  • Photo Inscribed Gemstones

    Gemory, a Silicon Valley based firm, has created a new technology enabling permanent inscription of high resolution photos onto diamonds and other gemstones. Over the past 25 years, inscription technology has been limited to basic letter, number and logo inscriptions. Known as the Gemory Process, this nanotechnology is the next evolution of gemstone inscription. The Gemory Process allows the inscription of high resolution images in…

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  • Hope Diamond’s Red Glow Explained

    The perplexity of the mysterious red glow emitted by the hope diamond has recently been explained. The famed Hope Diamond, a 45.52 carat deep-blue diamond housed in the Smithsonian Museum, has been long viewed as a cursed gemstone. It was believed the diamond was stolen from the eye of a sculpted idol of the Hindu goddess Sita. The diamond later because part of the French…

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  • Tiffany vs. eBay case goes to court

    Well known jeweler Tiffany and Co. is suing eBay over a counterfeit merchandise claim and the case has just gone to trial. What this means if eBay loses is that the door could be swung open to similar cases and potentialy hurt eBay from a business standpoint. Tiffany is suing the auction site for hosting counterfeit merchandise, which makes up for about 73% of products…

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  • Rare pearl found in plate of clams

    A man in Lake Worth, Florida discovered a rare purple pearl in a plate of clams he ordered. George Brock and his wife, Leslie were spending the day at the beach and stopped in at Dave's Last Resort for lunch. George was half way through eating when he bit down on something hard, the pearl in question. "Natural pearls are rare and finding one of…

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