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Big Year for Big Diamonds

Big Year for Big Diamonds 2014 is turning out to be a prolific year for diamond mining with some of the newly discovered rough diamonds being of the “gigantic” variety of 100+ carats. Many of these finds have been at historically [...]

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​MaeVona

MaeVonaWe at Gold and Gems believe that we have a fabulous group of jewelry designers with whom we partner, and upon occasion, we like to recognize one of them and their accomplishments in the jewelry world. Today, we’d like to acknowledge one of our newer partners – MaeVona, which specializes in unique [...]

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Thank you, Mr. Derek Jeter

Thank you, Mr. Derek Jeter

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Tips on Cleaning Semi-Precious Gems

Tips on Cleaning Semi-Precious Gems We’re often asked questions about how to clean various types of jewelry, particularly semi-precious gems whose properties are less familiar to the general public. So we've decided to provide you with some tips here on the cleaning and care of this type of jewelry. Turquoise [...]

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The Beautiful Blue Topaz

The Beautiful Blue TopazThe blue topaz, referred to by some as “the azure eyes of the angels,” is one of the most popular of all gemstones, as well as the recognized gemstone of the great state of Texas. The name “topaz” derives from the Greek word "Topazios," which is the ancient name of St. John’s [...]

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What is Argentium Silver?

What is Argentium Silver? Argentium silver seems to be showing up in jewelry stores everywhere. The question is, what is it and how does it differ from sterling silver? Below are some facts.Argentium Silver was the research product of Peter Johns of the Art and Design Research Institute, [...]

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Super Watch

Super WatchWant to own a fabulous timepiece? You can buy the most famous complicated watch in the world from Sotheby’s Geneva in November’s auction for around $17 million – the estimated sale price of the Henry Graves Complication. Complication indeed! Reportedly the most intricately crafted timepiece in existence, this watch, [...]

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Color in Diamonds

Color in Diamonds Diamonds come in a wide range of colors that affect price and demand, as do other factors, such as the cut, the clarity and the carat weight. A chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond has no color at all. However, a perfectly colorless gem size diamond is virtually impossible to find. The array [...]

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Jewelry Lab Certificates and Appraisals

Jewelry Lab Certificates and Appraisals Most people have both jewelry lab certificates and jewelry appraisals for their valuable jewelry, but the two documents are not one in the same.They serve different purposes and contain a different set of information that is helpful to jewelry owners, as well as to shoppers [...]

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Hottest Wedding Trends

Hottest Wedding Trends In its recent report on wedding trends for 2014, The Knot unveiled some new and exciting themes and innovations in tying the knot, ranging from temporary tattoo wedding favors to all-night weddings. For those of you contemplating the big day, you might check this out. Colors [...]

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