Lab-grown diamonds; what can the past tell us about the future?

Everyone in the jewellery trade has an opinion on the future for lab-grown diamonds, with many quite understandably hedging their bets or waiting to see where and when the market...

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Gem ID Tip: Gemstone Lustre

Gem ID Tip: Lustre Today, let's talk about a gemstone trait that’s commonly overlooked, but which (when you get the knack!) can be a very useful tool in gemstone identification. ...

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Is Spinel misunderstood?

What comes to mind when you think about spinel? I personally think that it gets a hard rap - largely because the spinel that we typically see in the Western...

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Why Vintage Isn't "Less Than" Antique

Do you think that sometimes vintage jewellery can sometimes be perceived as 'less than' it's antique counterparts? I personally believe that, yes, it can be perceived as less desirable. But here is why I...

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