Black Diamonds vs. White Diamonds

What we generally think of as diamonds, the largely clear, glass-like precious stones that have been many a girl’s best friend are actually white diamonds. Although not actually white, of course, this is the color name used for all clear stones in the world of jewelry. Diamonds come in a surprisingly wide range of colors,…

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How To Identify Synthetic Diamonds

The fact is, we can’t, none of us. At least not by eye, and not even when using a 10x loupe. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be vigilant, especially if we truly prefer our diamonds to be completely natural. But this is where the problems really start. Because synthetic diamonds are completely natural in…

Instagram #vintage jewelry

The definition of “vintage” is somewhat disputed by those who deal in such items across all sorts of genres and marketplaces. In jewelry terms, though, there is a pretty much agreed definition. To be called vintage, pieces must be at least 20 years old but less than 100, at which point they become antique. Of…