Exploring Jewelry Definitions – Assay

A chemical spot test that can help identify the approximate composition of a gold or silver alloy.

Understanding Gold

Understanding Gold, karats, jewelry, platinum, silver, goldsmith, jewelry manufacturing

For November babies…

There’s a couple of months in the year that have more-than-one options for a birthstone. November happens to have Citrine and yellow Topaz. According to GIA Both November birthstones are known to have calming energies while bringing fortune and warmth to the wearer. Today, we will focus on Topaz. Most topaz and citrine birthstones areContinue reading “For November babies…”

Anniversary Gifts by Year List

Here is a list of anniversary gifts by year. This is considered the modern U.S. list. Year Modern (U.S.) 1st Clock 2nd China 3rd Crystal, glass 4th Appliances (electrical) 5th Silverware 6th Wood objects 7th Desk sets/pen and pencil sets 8th Linens, lace 9th Leather Goods 10th Diamond jewelry 11th Fashion jewelry, accessories 12th Pearls,Continue reading “Anniversary Gifts by Year List”

A beautiful Saturday around Rodeo Drive..

My wife and I went to lunch and spent the afternoon walking around Rodeo Drive and I took a few shots of the Tiffany windows… I just love their creativity The stories they tell are exquisite I hope you enjoy them as much as I do… I also took a shot of the Cartier logo.

The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 10

The Golden Jubilee Diamond was cut from a large brown diamond of 755.5 carats, found in the prolific blue ground of the Premier Mine in South Africa in 1985. First known as the “Unnamed Brown,” the Golden Jubilee was given to Gabriel Tolkowsky (below) by De Beers for the purpose of testing special tools andContinue reading “The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 10”

The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 9

The Cullinan Diamond The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, weighing 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g), discovered at the Premier No. 2 mine in Cullinan, South Africa, on 26 January 1905. It was named after Thomas Cullinan, the mine’s chairman. In April 1905, the Cullinan was put on sale in London, butContinue reading “The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 9”

The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 5

Tiffany Yellow Diamond Yellow Diamond |   128.54 carat |   N/A The Tiffany Yellow Diamond is one of the largest yellow diamonds ever discovered; its carat weight was 287.42 carats (57.484 g) in the rough when discovered in 1878 in the Kimberley mine in South Africa and was cut into a cushion shape of 128.54 caratsContinue reading “The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 5”

The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 4

The Moussaieff Red Diamond (formerly known as the Red Shield Diamond) is a diamond measuring 5.11 carats (1.022 g) with a triangular brilliant cut (sometimes called a trillion or a trilliant cut), rated in color as Fancy Red by the Gemological Institute of America. It is the world’s largest known red diamond, the rarest ofContinue reading “The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 4”

Persian Treasures

Persian Lands The Assyrian Empire was succeeded by the end of the seventh century BC by the Neo-Babylonian, and then by the Persian Empire of the Achaemenids, based in modern Iran. The jewelry of the Persian lands, though influenced from the West in some respects, tends to be technically simpler but, because of the lavishContinue reading “Persian Treasures”

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