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A New Discovery of Emeralds from Ethiopia

A New Discovery of Emeralds from Ethiopia

In recent years Ethiopia has gained considerable attention in the gem trade for large amounts of high-quality opal from an area near Wegel Tena (B. Rondeau et al., 2010, “Play-of-color opal from Wegel Tena, Wollo Province, Ethiopia,” Summer 2010 G&G, pp. 90–105)....

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Cape Diamond with Yellow Phosphorescence

Cape Diamond with Yellow Phosphorescence

Phosphorescence in a cape diamond is very rare, especially after exposure to long-wave UV light. The New York laboratory recently examined a cape diamond exhibiting yellow phosphorescence after exposure to a long-wave UV source. The 0.75 ct Faint yellow-green round...

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Secrets to Keeping Your Diamond Sparkling

Secrets to Keeping Your Diamond Sparkling

Diamond is the hardest natural substance on Earth. It can cut any kind of rock or metal, but only another diamond can cut a diamond. In fact, to burn a diamond, it must be heated to between 1290-1650 degrees Fahrenheit. Yet the oil deposited from the mere touch of a...

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Diamond Buying Tips

Diamond Buying Tips

Jewelry is one of the most popular gifts we use to mark the momentous occasions in our lives. It is an outward expression of what we mean to one another. Holidays, birthdays and anniversaries and other achievements are just some of the events we celebrate with special...

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How to Purchase a Diamond Engagement Ring

How to Purchase a Diamond Engagement Ring

It should be one of the most memorable moments in your life. You pull an engagement ring out of your pocket and ask the love of your life to be your wife. You desperately want her to say yes and fall in love with her ring too, right? You can make sure that happens if...

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Diamond: Fun Facts

Diamond: Fun Facts

Apriläó»s birthstone. The hardest natural substance on Earth. More than a billion years old. Thereäó»s a wealth of history and knowledge surrounding diamonds. This popular gem is brilliant, glamorous, breathtaking and mysterious. And youäó»ll add intriguing to the...

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Famous Diamonds Examined by GIA

Famous Diamonds Examined by GIA

The Hope Diamond, the Dresden Green, the Idoläó»s Eye, the Portuguese Diamond and the Moussaieff Red äóñ these famous diamonds are spectacularly beautiful jewels that have been admired for centuries. An aura of mystery has always surrounded these rare natural wonders,...

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