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Learn about some of the world’s most famous gems and jewelry.

Archduke Joseph Diamond Sets Records With Price at Auction

Written on December 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm, by

Everyone knows that diamonds are rare, but the very finest diamonds are even more incredibly scarce. Large diamonds with a near perfect standard of color and clarity come on the market once in a blue moon. That was the case on the 13th of November when the stunning 76.02-carat Archduke Joseph Diamond was sold at…

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The Cullinan Diamond

Written on December 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm, by

There are many large, famous diamonds, but the biggest gem-quality diamond ever found was the Cullinan Diamond that weighed in at 3,106 carats. The stone was discovered by a miner employed by the South African Premier Mine by the name of Thomas Evan Powell in 1905. It was named after the owner of the mine,…

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The Norwegian Emerald Parure

Written on November 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm, by

The Norwegian Emerald Parure is one of the most beautiful and storied pieces of jewelry to have ever stood the test of time. The word parure is a French word that means “adornment”; this usually is used to refer to a set of 3 matching pieces of jewelry. The Norwegian Emerald Parure was originally a…

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