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The World’s Most Expensive Diamonds

Jul 27, 2020

We love diamonds – after all who doesn’t? (For those of you that prefer other gemstones, don’t worry, we have those too.) Diamonds get their glittery appeal thanks to natural chemistry. When heat and pressure deep under the surface of the Earth…

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What is Fluorescence in Diamonds and Why Does it Matter?

Jul 16, 2020

Have you ever noticed how sometimes, a diamond’s sparkle can take on a blueish glow? That’s due to something called fluorescence. While we focus on the color of a diamond (or lack thereof) to grade the diamond’s color, there’s another factor that…

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What You Need to Know About Custom Jewelry Design

Jul 13, 2020

There exists a countless number of jewelry designs out in the world. Many of which are unique pieces that are based solely on one person’s imagination. While the majority of people will choose to go with a tried and true, traditional design, there is…

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Are Synthetic Diamonds Valuable?

Jun 26, 2020

With the concern over the ethics of mining diamonds, we’ve begun to hear more and more questions about synthetic, genetically engineered diamonds. To help answer those questions, we’re here to share what we’ve learned in our nearly 100 years of…

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On The Bench: Is Every Sizing the Same?

Jun 5, 2020

The following article is written part of our series titled On the Bench With Master Jeweler Eric Sanchez.  Simply put, nope! But let me elaborate (as we do here). Just like people, rings come in all shapes and sizes. Sizing a ring can be straightforward…

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The History and Rarity of Colored Diamonds

May 28, 2020

The most well-known colored diamond is the Hope Diamond. Weighing in at a whopping 45.52 carats, it contains shades of blue and gray and a legacy as colorful as the diamond itself. With four centuries of ownership records and a murky legend of being cursed…

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Your Stones & the Ultrasonic: The Importance of Bringing Your Jewelry in to be Cleaned

May 28, 2020

Jewelry maintenance can be a bit daunting, with many common questions being:  How many times a year should I be cleaning my jewelry? How should I clean them? Will I damage my jewelry using certain cleaners? Today’s entry will mainly focus on the…

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On the Bench: Setting Your Center Stone at Samuelson’s

May 8, 2020

The following article is written as part of our series titled On the Bench With Master Jeweler Eric Sanchez.  When you bring your diamond or gemstone to Samuelson’s for a stone setting, what happens behind the scenes and how is it done? As the Master…

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