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Monday, May 29, 2017

Jade is a sought after stone, especially by the Chinese byers. Since not only good and natural jade is offered for sale, but often fake or poor-quality products or stones which have been coloured or otherwise treated, it is advisable to buy good jade only from reputable dealers and jewellers, whether the purchase is being made for a collection or as an individual piece of jewellery.

How to Tell if Jade Is Fake

Monday motivation

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

For every one colored diamond, there are 10,000 colorless ones that have been discovered.

Rough blue diamond

Nature's gems

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

It is estimated that less than one percent of women will ever wear a diamond of one carat or more.

Craft day

What I knitted while taking a break from blogging...

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Friday, May 26, 2017

The Victorians frequently used marcasites as substitutes for diamonds. Marcasite, also known as pyrite, was used for this purpose as early as the 1700s.

Large Marcasite and Amethyst Silver Runway Brooch

Jewellry masterpieces

Belle Epoque diamond and sapphire brooch

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Still, the curse of the Hope Diamond goes way back to Tavernier. It was long believed that after Tavernier plucked the gem from the Hindu statue, he was torn apart by wild dogs - a karma-inspired event for his sacrilegious theft. However, LiveScience noted that other stories indicate Tavernier died peacefully in Russia years after he sold the gem to King Louis XIV.

Yet there are many other tales of tragedy related to the Hope Diamond. [source]

The Hope Diamond

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