Emerald Cut Tanzanite Ring Diamond Ring two tone gold  14 karat yellow and white gold

Tanzanite Parallel Universe...Ultra-Modern Ring

Our client brought in her own Tanzanite and challenged us to come up with a design that showed off her unique sense of style. Tanzanites in rings present a unique challenge because they are a softer than the average gemstone. If exposed to edges of...

Posted on Oct 12, 2017

Nearly the Largest Rough Diamond Ever Found...Sold!

This rough diamond sold for $53 million. It weighs 1,109 carats. It was found in Botswana in November 2015 and remained unsold for almost two years. The diamond had been up for auction at Southby's, but failed to reach the $70 million reserve last...

Posted on Oct 5, 2017

Very Cool Vintage Hamilton Watch

If you have an old watch laying around from your grandfather's stuff, don't throw it away. Have someone knowledgeable look at it. This is a vintage Hamilton man's diamond watch that someone brought me, we had it refinish and are now offering for...

Posted on Aug 23, 2012

My Diamond Looks Blue

An intriguing phenomenon of some diamonds is that they appear to glow blue under ultraviolet light. This glow is called fluorescence, and lasts only as long as the diamond is exposed to the ultraviolet light.\ Fluorescence is caused by the presence...

Posted on Aug 19, 2012

GIA Certificate...like money in the bank

Why is this important for you, as a seller of a diamond? Because diamonds that have been certified by the GIA as a certain color and clarity (among many other important factors) are worth more than an appraisal letter from a local jeweler. Even if...

Posted on Jun 4, 2012

Diamond Bands Sometime Hold Their Value

Sometimes, small diamonds don't hold their value because there is just as much labor to set them as there is to buy the loose diamonds that go in them. In this case, I recently purchased this ring from an individual that hardly wore it. It shows...

Posted on Feb 17, 2012

Blue Topaz

Look at the beautiful blue topaz to the right. It is set in 14Kt gold and is trimmed with diamonds and another set of blue topaz on the sides, very unusual and very beautiful. Finding a buyer for it is tricky. eBay is full of blue topaz sellers,...

Posted on Jan 30, 2012