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October 21, 2019

Engagement-Ring Spending Steady at $5K

The price millennials are willing to pay for an engagement ring has remained stable over the past three years, even as they become more flexible in their stone choices, research shows.  The average price couples spent on engagement rings in 2018 was $5,000, the same amount they shelled out in 2017 and 2016, data from […]

Dinosaur bones shimmering with opal reveal a new species

A hunt for precious gemstones revealed the first fossil evidence of a dinosaur herd, including a previously undiscovered dinosaur species, in Australia. The new dinosaur fossil was found in an opal mine and has turned into the gem itself, making it the most complete opalized dinosaur skeleton in the world, according to a new study. […]

#NeverForget

America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels. Please join us in taking a moment this Memorial Day, to remember and honor the brave men and women who gave their lives defending our country and our freedom, and the families who live with the loss every day.

118 carat Yellow Diamond Smashes Estimate at Christie’s

A diamond bought in memory of late diamantaire Sam Abram sold for more than double its high estimate at Christie’s Geneva auction Wednesday.  The cushion brilliant-cut, 118.05-carat, fancy-yellow, VS2-clarity stone fetched $7.1 million, or $60,000 per carat, at the Magnificent Jewels auction. The diamond, which was estimated at $2.5 million to $3.5 million, was purchased […]

A British ‘genius’ painstakingly made 23 pocket watches by hand in his lifetime — and one of those just sold for a whopping $1 million more than expected at auction in Geneva

One of 23 existing George Daniels pocket watches recently sold for over $2 million. Named the “Grand Complication,” the pocket watch is one of late watchmaker George Daniels’ most complicated watch creations. According to recent reporting from Robb Report, the timepiece sold at Phillips’ Geneva Watch Auction: NINE— which took place on May 11 and May 12 — for […]

How the Graff Lesedi La Rona diamond dazzled the gem world

From a 1,109-carat rough diamond, master diamond polishing has revealed the Graff Lesedi La Rona, a magnificent diamond of 302.37 carats. It is a stone of superlatives: in size, the second largest rough ever found, the largest square emerald cut in the world, and the highest colour, highest clarity diamond ever graded by the Gemological […]