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5 Expert Jewelry Buying Tips for Beginners

According to a recent survey, around 51 percent of millennial women are buying jewelry for themselves. Learning the secrets of jewelry buying will take your whole look to the next level. The same survey indicates that 14 percent of these women purchase jewelry for their partner/spouse. Regardless of your age or reason for buying jewelry, you’ll only get so far if you don’t have certain shopping tricks up your sleeve. As a beginner, you deserve to know what secrets the experts are usi...
Tags: Jewelry, Fashion, Diamonds, Gemstones, Jewelry Buyer, Wholesale Jewelry, Seek Out Silver Pieces Silver


4 Tips for Buying the Right Diamond Necklace

Diamonds are among the most precious gems in the world. But these sparkling stones are every girl’s first love because of how beautiful they look and the way they can make every outfit seem much better. Diamonds are truly timeless pieces, and they come in various sizes to be worn on every occasion. But because of the limitless options, you might be a little confused. You probably like everything that you see, and it’s understandable. To help you out, read this short guide for buying ...
Tags: Jewelry, Fashion, Australia, Diamonds, Gemstones, Diamond Jewelry, Diamond Rings, Diamond Cuts, Diamond Necklace, Tips for Buying the Right Diamond Necklace, Right Diamond Necklace


Map: The Deep Geological Cycle of Carbon

When I was a kid not so long ago in geologic time, my understanding of how diamonds are created went something like this.In forests and swamps, large trees grew and died. The wood got buried under more wood and layers of sand and mud. The wood in the bottom layers under the influence of great pressure and higher temperatures got converted first to coal. As burial to greater depths continued, this coal turned first to graphite and then finally to diamond. The story of woody material turning event...
Tags: Japan, Maps, Seo, Carbon, Diamonds, Geology, Pacific, Central India, Marianna, Andaman Islands, Carbon Cycle, Bundelkhand, Plate Tectonics, Suvrat Kher, Mineralogy, Terry Plank Craig E Manning


Reviewing Brilliant Earth Diamonds—Is it Worth the Cost?

Brilliant Earth specializes in the conflict-free ethical sourcing of diamonds, other gemstones, and precious metals. While consumers like the concept of buying from a jeweler with a solid reputation for its ethical sourcing and eco-friendly practices, the jewelry is more costly.  Before we discuss pricing, it is essential to understand the business model of Brilliant Earth. If you know anything about diamonds, precious metals, or mining, then you know that there are ethical and ecologic...
Tags: Jewelry, Fashion, Diamonds, Statement Jewelry, Brilliant Earth, Fine Jewelry, Lab-made Diamonds, Brazil Brilliant Earth


21 science 'facts' you might have learned in school that aren't true

Science is an ongoing process, which means new discoveries often upend old theories. Contrary to what many people learned in school, Pluto is not a planet (well, sort of), dinosaurs didn't look like the pictures in your textbook, and atoms aren't the most basic components of matter. Here are some science "facts" you may have learned in school that aren't true. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you were to file into a classroom and open your notebook for science class toda...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Mexico, Oregon, China, Russia, India, Africa, US, Trends, Usda, Nasa, Earth, Bbc, Harvard, Diamonds


What You Need To Know About Diamond Color

When it comes to the appearance of a diamond, its color happens to be among the most important determinants. Many people typically assume that most if not all diamonds are white, or better yet, colorless. But how true is this? Here’s a few things you need to know about diamond color: Quick Diamond Grading and Certification Overview  Where diamond grading and certification are concerned, the world automatically turns to GIA and AGS certification. While the two are different in terms...
Tags: Jewelry, Fashion, Diamond, Diamonds, GIA, AGS, GIA Gemological Institute of America, Diamond Jewelry, Diamond Rings, Diamond Bracelet, Diamond Engagement Ring, Diamond Cuts, Diamond Color, Diamond Grades, AGS American Gem Society, Conclusion Diamond


Top Trends in Diamond Cuts for Engagement Rings in 2020

Today most ladies at least share hints with their partners about what kind of engagement ring they would like when the big moment arrives. You may have an idea of the type of ring she wants, but you’ll also have to factor in what is available and what is currently fashionable. There are thousands of different and unique engagement ring designs, but one thing you may want to consider is diamond shape. This is important as she may prefer a particular shape and style over another for vario...
Tags: Jewelry, Fashion, Diamond, Diamonds, Engagement Rings, Weddings & Parties, Diamond Jewelry, Engagement Ring, Diamond Rings, Diamond Engagement Ring, Engagement Ring Trends, Diamond Cuts, Solitaire Diamond


How U.S. Firms Helped Africa’s Richest Woman Exploit Her Country’s Wealth

Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s former president, built an empire in a country mired in corruption. Western consultants were her advisers.
Tags: News, Africa, Poverty, Diamonds, United States, Angola, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dos Santos, Malta, Money Laundering, Consultants, Isabel, Isabel Dos Santos, João, Lourenco, Jose Eduardo


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Ginormous diamonds, living robots made from frog stem cells, and more from around the web Preserving the Scents of Everyday Life Researchers at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage are working double-time to identify and catalog scents that exist all around us—from the smell of an old book, to a pub at a particular time of night, and worn-in leather. Many of these are disappearing …
Tags: Art, Wearables, Weather, Music, Science, Design, Air Travel, Medicine, Video Games, Tech, Diamonds, Airplanes, Stem Cells, Meteorology, Exhibitions, Airbus


Louis Vuitton Purchases The Second-Largest Rough Diamond Ever

Found inside a mine in Botswana last April, the second-largest rough diamond ever documented—at a whopping 1,758 carats—recently sold to Louis Vuitton. While the brand is best known for their leather goods and apparel, the purchase of the Sewelô (as the stone is called) is evidence of their commitment to the high-end jewelry market. This comes shortly after parent company LVMH’s acquisition of Tiffany & …
Tags: Jewelry, Design, Style, Diamonds, Luxury, Lvmh, Luxury Brands, Botswana, Linkaboutit, Louis Vuitton, Gems, LV, Gemology, Uncut Diamonds






How Tiffany Moved 114,000 Gems Without Getting Robbed

It took dozens of security officers, hundreds of cameras and a vow of secrecy for the storied jeweler to move to temporary quarters as it renovates its flagship store on Fifth Avenue.
Tags: News, New York City, Diamonds, Ny, Luxury Goods and Services, Fifth Avenue (Manhattan, Jewels and Jewelry, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, Tiffany & Company


My Very Marry Christmas

Why do we love getting engaged around the holidays?
Tags: News, Christmas, Diamonds, Weddings and Engagements, Love (Emotion


My Clichéd Christmas Love

Why do we love getting engaged around the holidays?
Tags: News, Christmas, Diamonds, Weddings and Engagements, Love (Emotion


Dresden Museum Partly Reopens After Jewelry Heist

The Green Vault rooms remained closed after thieves made off with Saxon royal treasures including diamond-encrusted brooches, buckles and a sword.
Tags: News, Germany, Diamonds, Museums, Saxon, Green Vault, Robberies and Thefts, Arts and Antiquities Looting, Jewels and Jewelry, Dresden (Germany, August the Strong (1670-1733, Dresden Museum Partly Reopens After Jewelry Heist


Saxon Royal Jewels Are Stolen From a German Museum

Artifacts including diamonds, rubies and sapphires, worth millions and said to be of immeasurable historical value, were taken from a display room in Dresden.
Tags: News, Germany, Diamonds, Museums, Crime and Criminals, Robberies and Thefts, Saxony (Germany, Dresden (Germany, Saxon Royal Jewels


Why Cushion Cut Diamond is an Ideal Cut Diamond for Engagement Ring?

If you are planning to get engaged with your beloved, you need to opt-in for the best diamond ring! A diamond engagement ring adds the mark of permanence to a bond. It is also symbolic of the beauty of love and the journey two people have decided to undertake. Today, online diamond retailers have come up with multiple diamond ring cuts and designs. It takes to fixate the mind and choose one that caters to one’s choice and budget capacity. But if it’s your engagement, then the ideal diamond rin...
Tags: Jewelry, Marriage, Diamonds, Jazz, Engagement Ring


Christie’s Auctioned a $40 Million Diamond. Was It Stolen?

The diamond was bought by a member of the Qatari royal family, but the descendants of an Italian politician say it belongs to them. They have sued the auction house and its client, a gems dealer.
Tags: News, Diamonds, Auctions, Christie's, Christie, Thani, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Jassim bin Abdulaziz al


5 Ways to Care for Your Diamond Ring

A diamond ring is a symbol of love and union. Whether it is an engagement ring or a woman’s first investment, this expensive piece of jewelry must be given utmost care. Caring for diamond rings do not have to be complicated. Since they are sturdy, just a few mindful routines can make it last for generations to come. Remember, diamond rings are excellent heirloom pieces.  Here are a few tips that you can incorporate in your daily life. Determine the right situations to take it o...
Tags: Jewelry, Fashion, Diamonds, Rings, Diamond Jewelry, Diamond Rings, Diamond Engagement Ring


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Emissions-free cement, a women-only spacewalk, Soviet-era train stations, a very rare diamond and more from around the web Google Maps Adds Vocal Guidance for Visually Impaired Users Now available on Google Maps iOS and Android apps (one day after World Sight Day), a more detailed voice feature will now update and guide visually impaired people more effectively. To turn on the feature, access the settings …
Tags: Travel, Apps, Space, Music, Science, Design, News, Internet, Trains, Russia, Environment, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, Cities, Diamonds


First-Ever Diamond Within a Diamond Found in Russia

Fittingly dubbed the “Russian Nesting Doll Diamond,” this tabular-shaped diamond within a diamond was found in the Nyurba mine in Yakutia, Russia. Perhaps the world’s first-ever instance of such a gem, an outer diamond (.62 carats) holds a smaller one (.02) carats within, but the two differ enough so that the smaller rock rattles around inside. Because this is such a rare occurrence, researchers have yet …
Tags: Science, Design, Russia, Culture, Diamonds, Archaeology, Rare, Linkaboutit, Yakutia Russia, Jewels, Gems, Gemology, Nyurba


Beyond the Hype of Lab-Grown Diamonds

Billions of years ago when the world was still young, treasure began forming deep underground. As the edges of Earth’s tectonic plates plunged down into the upper mantle, bits of carbon, some likely hailing from long-dead life forms were melted and compressed into rigid lattices. Over millions of years, those lattices…Read more...
Tags: Science, Chemistry, Diamonds, Mining, Lab Grown Diamonds


Rites of Passage: Vladimir the Jeweler

My immigrant father worked hard to provide for me and my mother. But at some point I had to decide who I was and what I wanted, and I wasn’t sure it was a seven-diamond engagement ring.
Tags: News, Diamonds, Weddings and Engagements, Dating and Relationships, Jewels and Jewelry


The Quest for the Most Elusive Material in Physics

Zack Geballe spent months screwing together pairs of polished diamonds at the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Geophysical Laboratory. Theory predicted that squeezed between the diamonds’ tips could be one of the most miraculous substances of modern physics—a material that, at near room temperature, could transport…Read more...
Tags: Science, Physics, Diamonds, Superconductors, Zack Geballe


Lars Von Trier Wants to Turn All His Movies Into Diamonds

A specially cut diamond designed by the Danish filmmaker has gone on show in Antwerp, Belgium. It’s the first in a series of precious stones based on his films.
Tags: Movies, News, Diamonds, Lars von Trier, Antwerp Belgium, Lars, Von Trier, Virtual Reality (Computers


3 Top Trends for Engagement Rings in 2019

So should it be a solitaire for her or would a stone studded affair sweep her off her feet? That is what most buyers’ debate over when shopping for an engagement ring. While choices are many, let’s start with solitaires, the style that is concretized as timeless. Solitaire engagement ringImage: Diamonds-USA.com 1. Solitaire Engagement Rings If you decide to go solo, you must start by learning about the metal alloys that solitaire engagement rings come in. In gold, the ...
Tags: Jewelry, Fashion, Usa, Diamonds, Engagement, Art Deco, Engagement Rings, Weddings & Parties, Diamond Jewelry, Engagement Ring, Diamond Rings, Diamond Engagement Ring, Engagement Ring Trends, Diamonds USA


You Know Your Diamond’s Cut and Carat. But Does It Have Ethical Origins?

Most buyers have no clue where their gems come from, and whether they are “blood diamonds.” Now, jewelers like Tiffany, hoping to attract millennials, are opening up their supply chains.
Tags: News, Diamonds, Child Labor, Tiffany, Shopping and Retail, Luxury Goods and Services, Manhattan (NYC, Jewels and Jewelry, Tiffany & Company, Conflict Minerals and Resources, Aidecember


Wealth Matters: The Secret to Buying the Perfect Diamond

This is a popular time of year to buy a diamond, but the gemstone has become increasingly expensive. Here’s how to make sure you are getting the best price.
Tags: News, E-commerce, Diamonds, Shopping and Retail, Personal Finances, High Net Worth Individuals


The (RED) All-Diamond Ring by Jony Ive + Marc Newson

With somewhere between 2000 and 3000 facets, a ring designed by Apple‘s Jony Ive and acclaimed industrial designer Marc Newson will be laser-cut from one single diamond. The stone will be produced (from certified carbon neutral material, using proprietary tech) by San Francisco-based Diamond Foundry and the ring will be custom-made for the winner of the (RED) charity auction at this year’s Design Miami fair. Sotheby’s estimates it will …
Tags: Apple, Jewelry, Design, San Francisco, Diamonds, Auctions, Red, Miami, Jony Ive, Linkaboutit, Sothebys, Rings, Sotheby, Marc Newson, Diamond Foundry, Design Miami