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What is Heirloom Jewelry?

What is Heirloom Jewelry?

What is Heirloom Jewelry?  Heirloom jewelry belongs in a family, passed down through the generations. Why are some pieces of jewelry heirlooms? Value and beauty are crucial, but the family history is KEY. Heirloom jewelry is a symbol of family, love, and accomplishment. Heirloom jewelry is a symbol of family, love, and accomplishment. Heirloom jewelry traditions invariably focus on special occasions. When you receive a gift from a loved one, you transfer the deep emotions from the event onto the gift.  That significance makes families create heirloom items to pass along to others. The hope is that future generations cherish the symbolic possessions,...

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Natacha Metayer
Reasons to Buy Gold ‚Äď Beyond Beauty

Reasons to Buy Gold ‚Äď Beyond Beauty

From ancient times, gold has always held a special value. Gold as an asset retains unique intrinsic qualities for investors. What are the reasons to buy gold, aside from its inherent beauty? Is gold still lucrative or safe as it once was? Why Buy Gold? Gold is certainly not new, and it has played a significant role in world economies as a unit of currency. Although paper currency has taken its place, gold is still reliable as a long-term investment that holds a valid place in an investor's portfolio. This is most particularly true during times of economic uncertainty. Gold...

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Diamond Cut: What Cut Means for Light Reflection

Diamond Cut: What Cut Means for Light Reflection

Cut is arguably the most the most important of the 4Cs. The beauty of a diamond is in how it reflects light. Truly stunning diamonds reflect light gloriously display their fire and brilliance. The precise proportions of a well-cut diamond do not happen by accident. Diamond cutters expertly angle the facets to carefully direct the light. What is Diamond Cut?  A diamond's cut is how well it is cut and polished. This includes its proportions, depth, and symmetry. The shape of the diamond is not an element of the cut. A diamond could be oval or pear-shaped without that influencing the cut....

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How Important is Diamond Color in Your Jewelry?

How Important is Diamond Color in Your Jewelry?

You don't have to talk to a diamond connoisseur very long for them to mention "color." It's one of the 4Cs of Diamond grading, "Carat Weight, Cut, Color, and  Clarity." And better color means better quality (and paying more) but how important is color really in your diamond? What is Diamond Color?  Let's start with the basics of what your jeweler means when they talk about the color of a diamond. Most diamonds have hints of gray, yellow, or brown. The natural traces of nitrogen present during the diamond's formation under the Earth's crust show up as the colors. It is rarer to see less color, so the less color, the higher the value. The less color a diamond has, the more light passes through to release more brilliance. A diamond is a prism that divides the light into the spectrum and...

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