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5 Tips for Buying a Diamond Ring

By Erika W. 1. Do Your Homework Learn about the 4 Cs: Cut, Clarity, Carat Weight, and Color, and understand that Cut has the greatest impact on sparkle and brilliance. “Cut” refers to how well a diamond returns light based on its proportions. Well-cut diamonds look larger and brighter than diamonds that are poor...

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Legendary Diamonds and Cartier

By Erika W. The Hope - The Star of South Africa - The Jubilee Cartier has housed some of the most remarkable diamonds in the world. The Hope Diamond The Hope Diamond - Cartier necklaceNotes on the Hope Diamond at Cartier.com A gemological wonder with an amazing legend, the 45.52 carat blue Hop...

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New Article – Synthetic Diamonds

By Erika W. Eric Franklin, President of D.NEA (d.neadiamonds.com) has contributed a comprehensive article on synthetic diamonds. Synthetic diamonds generally have the same chemical composition and crystal structure as natural diamonds. Synthetics should not be confused with simulants, which have different optic...

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Elizabeth Taylor and Cartier

By Erika W. Cartier and The Dame "I've never thought of my jewelry as trophies. I'm here to take care of it and to love it, for we are only temporary custodians of beauty." - Elizabeth Taylor, My Love Affair with Jewelry. The Taylor-Burton Diamond Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor wearing th...

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Cartier and The Duchess

By Erika W. This November, Sotheby's will auction eleven legendary Cartier jewels from the couple's vast collection. "The offering comprises not only incomparable examples of the genius of Cartier in collaboration with the Windsors, but also pieces whose inscriptions tell the story of perhaps the greatest lo...

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Cartier

By Erika W. Let’s talk Luxury We started a thread asking about the Luxist Top Ten List of Luxury brands. Some brands were debatable according to PS response, and the definition of luxury was called into question. We all have our own specific ideas about what constitutes a luxury jewelry brand or item, but there ...

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New Diamond Fluorescence Tutorial

We hope you are enjoying the new Pricescope! Thanks again for your patience and helpful suggestions! We are in the process of updating our tutorials so watch this space for additional updates. The latest is our Diamond Fluorescence page. Enjoy!

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Princess Engagement Rings and Unique Engagement Rings

Additional segments added to the Engagement Rings Tutorial Princess Engagement Rings Unique Engagement Rings We hope you all are enjoying the new Pricescope! Thanks again for your patience and feedback!

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