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Spinel Ascending

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Spinel Ascending

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A trend strengthening over the last two years: young couples getting engaged truly wish to have something unique and different from everyone else. This desire translates to wanting a color stone over a diamond as their engagement ring. When choosing a colored gem for bridal wear, durability becomes very important and we recommend that it be no lower than 8 on the Moh’s scale, as it will be worn everyday and softer stones easily abrade over time. Following Corundum, Spinel offers the best range of colors to choose from. Also, just last month, Spinel was announced as an alternative August birthstone!

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Stop by our website for our beautiful offering fine gem Spinels!

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How ripe is your “Peach”?

Monday, August 26th, 2013


Talk about noticing trends!!
Over the last month or so, we have had an unusually high number of requests for peach colored gems, primarily Sapphires. For the most part the calls have been very specific in that they were wishing to duplicate a certain shade of color in a picture of a finished ring in a Sapphire. Almost all the gemstones in the pictures were not Sapphires.

Yes, Sapphires are amazing in that they cover a real extensive range of colors, sometimes leaving one to assume they can pre pick any shade of color, then find it in a Sapphire.

The most coveted color in Fancy Sapphire with the peachy (orangey pink) tones are called “Padparadscha”. This prestigious designation really needs to be backed by a certificate from a Lab establishing that the color of the gem falls within the very narrow agreed upon range of colors. There still exists a wide difference of opinion on the boundaries of this color range between prominent labs.

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Padparadscha and Peach Sapphires

 

Any stone not certified as a “pad” within these colors, we refer to as “peach”. Imagine a peach; there are many shades present there, golden, orange, pink, salmon low to high saturation of colors. What matters in the end, is that one can only offer what is actually available and possible in nature and falls within the range of colors Sapphires actually exist in.

To avoid disappointments and fruitless searching, it is best to be aware of this fact before you promise to deliver Sapphires matching pictures of other gems exactly.

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Dreams can Come True, $46 Million or Not

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

We all have heard about the stunning sale of the $46 million fancy pink diamond by now, and wonder if it might create a desire for larger soft pink stones among the up and coming. We presently have a beautiful selection of super well cut, bright and lively saturated colors of Kunzite that can make this dream a reality on a MUCH smaller budget. Make sure you check these out and are ready to become the dream maker.

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October Featured Stone

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Extremely bright, well cut and lively with a rich intense soft shade of pink with a touch of lavender, this truly beautiful pear shaped gem Kunzite has amazing life and presence.

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Kunzite
Pear Shape- 17.6 x 13mm – 12.53ct
Item #721

This intensity of color is extremely rare in Kunzite, only available in very large stones. With its very practical and wearable size, this gem is sure to make any designer piece dazzle and sing.

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