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Diamond Anatomy, Explained

When you’re shopping for a diamond, its brightness and sparkle will draw you to the jewelry counter, and keep you captivated long after you’ve made your diamond purchase. Achieving maximum brightness and sparkle requires excellent cutting technique, which is reflected in the diamond’s cut grade. Of the 4Cs, no other ‘C’ has more impact on…

Company Grows 10 Carat Synthetic Diamond

Company Grows 10 Carat Synthetic Diamond is still not clear if the market for lab-grown diamonds is getting bigger, but the diamonds themselves sure are. St. Petersburg, Russia–based New Diamond Technology has set what is assuredly a new benchmark by growing a 10.02 ct. square emerald-cut diamond with the HPHT (high pressure high temperature) method. The…

Where should I sell my Jewelry?

Where should I sell my Jewelry? A difficult question usually asked during difficult times. I believe you just have a few options, basically two. Either you sell in the retail market or you sell in the wholesale market. First you can try listing it in newspapers, and classifieds ads to try and reach the general public. You may…

What is an ideal Diamond Cut?

Ask yourself this one simple question: What is an ideal Diamond Cut? Most industry professionals will say that an ideal Diamond is one that closely matches the model created by Marcel Tolkowsky. GIA breaks diamond cut grades down to several categories and even the top category contains a range of measurements that may differ from the Tolkowsky model. It…

How to tell if your gold is fake

How to Tell If Your Gold is Fake in Seven Steps Fake Gold Test #1: Size Whether we’re talking about coins, wafers, or bars, the producers of these items usually have very exacting standards. So a little research goes a long way to making sure you get what you expect. Find out what the true dimensions…

The golden constant

Since the 14th Century, gold’s purchasing power has maintained a broadly constant level. To put this in practical terms, an ounce of gold has repeatedly bought a mid-range outfit of clothing. This was true in the fourteenth century, when an ounce of gold was worth £1.25 to £1.33; it was true in the late 18th…

Fake gold bars turn up in Manhattan

Ibrahim Fadl bought the bar from a merchant who has sold him real gold before.  But he heard counterfeit gold bars were going around, so he drilled into several of his gold bars worth $100,000 and saw gray tungsten — not gold.   The bar was filled with tungsten, which weighs nearly the same as…