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9 Tips to Combat DSS (Diamond Shrinkage Syndrome)

By Erika W. Diamonds Shrink? Ok, they don’t really physically shrink, but as you get used to wearing your diamond engagement ring, the center stone may appear smaller over time. Some experience DSS right off the bat, while others remain content with their diamond for decades. Do not fear DSS! There are ways to...

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Harry Winston – Gems and Jewels

By Erika W. Harry Winston "People will stare. Make it worth their while." - Harry Winston 1960 photo of Harry Winston and an array of jewelsharrywinston.com Harry Winston started an empire buying and resetting estate jewels. At age 19, he started The Premier Diamond Company with just $2000. One ...

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Cartier on Pricescope

By Erika W. Cartier Rings Posted on Pricescope It has been a pleasure discussing famous Cartier jewels, and now we'd like to showcase some gorgeous pieces posted on our forums. Here is a selection of Cartier owned by Pricescope visitors. We appreciate your participation! Cartier 1895 Solitaire with Cartier ...

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AGS Laboratories Updates the Diamond Quality® Analysis

By Erika W. The Compact Report with Expanded Features From the press release: "The American Gem Society Laboratories, LLC (AGS Labs) today announced that the compact-sized Diamond Quality® Analysis (“DQA”) is now available for diamonds weighing from .18 carats up to 1.99 carats. Additionally, the DQA will off...

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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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