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$33 Million Fabergé Egg Found at Flea Market to Go on Display in London

Thu, 20 Mar 2014
$33 Million Fabergé Egg Found at Flea Market to Go on Display in London

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Jewelers of America Announces National Retailer Design Competition Winners

Wed, 19 Mar 2014
By Erika Winters

Jewelers of America (JA) has announced the winners of the CASE Awards, an annual retailer design competition held at the JA New York Winter Show at the beginning of March. The national competition honors JA retail members who show artistry, style, creativity, and excellence in their jewelry designs. Awards were given to JA retail members for the following six categories: Jewelry up to $2,000, $2,001-$5,000, $5,001-$10,000, Over $10,000 (retail values), Buyers’ Choice, and Best in Show.


Jewelers of America CASE Awards 2014 winner - Underwood’s Fine Jewelers

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Man Finds 2.89-Carat Diamond at Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park

Wed, 12 Mar 2014
By Erika Winters

It's always fun to follow the latest discoveries at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. And last week, lucky Brandon Kalenda from Louisiana found a 2.89-carat white diamond in the park's 37.5-acre search area. Kalenda, who was traveling from Louisiana to Minnesota with his family, decided to stop at the park at the request of his mother-in-law, according to a park statement. She had seen a segment of TLC's popular reality show 19 Kids and Counting in which the Duggar family visited the park to look for diamonds. Well, it's a good thing Kalenda listened to his mother-in-law, as his visit yielded a 2.89-carat diamond!


2.89-carat diamond found at Arkansas state park


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California Couple Finds Over 1,400 Gold Coins Valued at $10 Million

Wed, 26 Feb 2014
California Couple Finds Over 1,400 Gold Coins Valued at $10 Million

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From Mine to Jewel: Upcoming Documentary “Sharing the Rough”

Tue, 18 Feb 2014
By Erika Winters

Grossular Garnet - Sharing the Rough Documentary
Grossular garnet from Sharing the Rough. Image by Ernest Rodriguez Photography via Sharing the Rough on Facebook.


As jewelry collectors, we understand that feeling we get when we fall head-over-heels in love with a jewel. And in the spirit of sharing, we often express our excitement by posting pictures of our treasured pieces on Pricescope's forum or on social media. But we rarely get the opportunity to see the intense effort required to produce a single piece of fine jewelry--to learn the story behind the jewel. It is in this spirit of sharing that the documentary filmmakers behind Sharing the Rough are revealing the journey--from the mine to the finished piece.


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Gem Diamonds Finds Two 160+-Carat Diamonds at Letšeng Mine

Thu, 13 Feb 2014
Gem Diamonds Finds Two 160+-Carat Diamonds at Letšeng Mine

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Centurion Design Awards Presented to 12 Jewelry Companies

Wed, 12 Feb 2014
By Erika Winters

Twelve jewelry companies won Centurion Design Awards at last week's Centurion Show in Scottsdale, Arizona. Retailers attending the show voted on jewelry pieces from twelve categories. The entries--from jewelry companies presenting at Centurion--were shown anonymously. So winners were chosen without identifying the creators of each entry.


Centurion Design Awards 2014 - Jack Abraham ruby ring

Colored Stone Classic Winner • Jack Abraham • Thai ruby and diamond ring in platinum and 18k gold


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American Gem Society Launches “Perfect Proposal Toolkit”

Mon, 10 Feb 2014
By Erika Winters

We are in the midst of one of the most romantic times of the year, Proposal Season! From the beginning of February through March 20--aka National Proposal Day--couples are feeling the love and getting engaged. So to help people propose to their significant others, the American Gem Society (AGS) and American Gem Society Laboratories (AGSL) have launched the second annual Perfect Proposal Toolkit.


AGS Proposal Toolkit


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Extreme Gem-Hunter Series “Game of Stones” to Debut on Discovery Channel

Tue, 04 Feb 2014
By Erika Winters

Game of Stones, Discovery Channel


Another reality TV show on the wild adventures of international gem hunters is set to debut on the Discovery Channel on February 28, "Game of Stones." The show features "extreme gem hunter" Don Kogen, CEO of Gem Guys Inc., traveling to the "world's deadliest destinations" in search of rare gems. Watch the trailer below to see some gem-hunting action, including a possible fake Kashmir sapphire, a gun, and a high-speed getaway set to some seriously *dangerous* music.


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Beyoncé’s Massive Diamond Rings at the 2014 Grammys

Tue, 28 Jan 2014
By Erika Winters

Beyoncé diamond rings by Lorraine Schwartz • Grammys 2014
Beyoncé's massive diamond rings at the 2014 Grammy Awards • Via Lorraine Schwartz's Instagram


Are you following Lorraine Schwartz on Instagram? Because the celebrity jeweler's page is your gateway to jaw-dropping bling. Her pics from the 2014 Grammy Awards include the one above of Beyoncé's massive diamond rings--from her 18-carat emerald-cut engagement ring from Jay-Z to an enormous oval-cut diamond and a stunning triple rose-cut diamond ring. The jaw is still on the floor.


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