Often, terms like “gemstone” and “precious stone” are used interchangeably, but they’re not quite the same. Any colored, mineral-based crystal, as well as some other organic-based materials, used in the manufacture of jewelry can be called a gemstone, but there are also different groups within the broader class, largely based on rarity rather than quality.
Some objects, when seen under an Ultraviolet (or “black”) light will appear very white to the naked eye. This can be clothing, purpose-made party products and even teeth. But it may come as a surprise to know that approximately 30% of diamonds exhibit visible fluorescence. It’s easy to assume that anything which makes a diamond…
There are so many famous celebrity engagement rings and we wouldn’t be able to list them all. Here is a list of some of the more notable examples. Feel free to add more famous celebrity engagement rings in the comments below.
Masterpiece London is one of the most prestigious art and jewelry fairs in the world. The exhibitors at the international cross-collection fair display museum quality art, objects and jewelry. Though the show is not large, the presence is very important.
A stunning emerald cut diamond went up for auction in Sotheby’s. The D, Internally Flawless, Type IIa emerald-cut stone was the sixth diamond weighing more than 100 carats and went for $22,090,000 ($220,459 per carat).
If we just asked the question “What is an engagement ring?”, it would probably be a very short article, but if we ask “Why are diamonds the de facto stone in an engagement ring?” The answer is much more interesting!
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