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Leibish & Co. Giving Away Pink Diamond Ribbon Pendants for Breast Cancer Awareness

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

Leibish & Co. Pink Diamond Ribbon Pendant
Image courtesy of Leibish & Co.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and fancy-colored diamond jeweler Leibish & Co. has partnered with Rethink Breast Cancer to raise awareness about the disease--which is the most common cancer among women worldwide.


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GIA's Career Fair Presents Jewelry Job Opportunities and Coaching from Industry Veterans

Mon, 29 Sep 2014

By Erika Winters

GIA Career Fair - Image © GIA
Image courtesy of GIA.


On October 10, 2014, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will host its annual Jewelry Career Fair & Open House in Carlsbad, California. The recruiting event--which is free for jewelry job seekers--will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at GIA's 30-acre coastal campus.


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Jewel(s) of the Week - Check Out Acinom's Seven Days of Ring Stacking

Fri, 26 Sep 2014
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By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

This week's featured jewels take ring stackage to the new level! We love how Acinom shared different stacking combinations over the course of seven days. So much fun! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling forum!



Stacking rings - Image by Acinom

Day 1 - rose gold rings made with gems from Acinom's mother and grandmother

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Listen: NPR Explores Why Some Jewelry Stores Hide Price Tags

Thu, 25 Sep 2014

By Erika Winters

Gold hoop earrings - stock image by Erika Winters


We've all heard this before: If you have to ask, you can't afford it. But with jewelry, the answer to "How much?" isn't as cut-and-dried as shoppers imagine. And some jewelers would rather explain the value--the craftsmanship, the quality, and materials--of a piece to customers than let its price tag scare them away at first glance. So some stores hide their price tags to facilitate conversations with shoppers. But in this ridiculously fast-paced digital landscape, who has time for lengthy conversations? And how effective is this strategy today?


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Poll: Do You Think EGL Diamond Grading Reports Should Be Banned?

Tue, 23 Sep 2014

By Erika Winters

EGL Report


Yesterday we published a news roundup outlining the recent bans of European Gemological Laboratory diamond grading reports from two major trading networks, RapNet and Polygon. RapNet has banned grading reports from all EGL branches, and Polygon has banned reports from EGL International only.

Read more about the bans: EGL Diamond Grading Report Bans: News Roundup

As Pricescope is an active diamond-education community with both consumer and trade members, we want to know what you think about the EGL report bans.


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EGL Laboratory Grading Report Bans: News Roundup

Mon, 22 Sep 2014
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By Erika Winters

Loose diamond


Over the last two weeks, two diamond trading networks have banned grading reports from the European Gemological Laboratories (EGL). The RapNet Diamond Trading Network will no longer list grading reports from any EGL branch effective October 1st. And as of September 17th, the Polygon diamond trading network delisted all EGL International grading reports and restricted the sale of diamonds with those reports on its buy/sell channels.

Why have the EGL reports been banned from these major trading networks?

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Jewel of the Week - Little h Geode Souffle Pearl and Sapphire Earrings

Fri, 19 Sep 2014
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By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

This week's featured jewel showcases innovative use of pearls! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling and Pearls forums!



Little h Geode Souffle Pearl and Sapphire Earrings - Image by bsomlo

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Keeping Up with Engagement Ring Selfies • Poll: Do You?

Wed, 17 Sep 2014
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By Erika Winters

Image: Instagram - Kim Kardashian's engagement ring
An engagement ring selfie with icon Elizabeth Taylor - Image: @KimKardashian on Instagram

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$4 Million "Purple Orchid" Diamond Debuts at Hong Kong Jewelry Show

Mon, 15 Sep 2014
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By Erika Winters

Leibish & Co. • Purple Orchid diamond
Leibish & Co. is presenting the Purple Orchid diamond at the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair

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Jewel(s) of the Week - Love Times Two: Hers and Hers Engagement Rings

Fri, 12 Sep 2014
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By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

This week we are celebrating the engagement of two women with stunning, classic matching engagement rings! Thanks everyone for sharing your lovely jewelry and stories on our Show Me the Bling forum!


Hers and Hers Diamond Engagement Rings - Image by HappyNewLife

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