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Tolkowsky Diamonds vs. Leo Diamonds

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 by Goldman Buyer

The cut of a diamond holds the main responsibility for the radiance and fire of a diamond, and is also the only factor influenced by man. Tolkowsky Ideal Cut diamonds have proportions that truly bring out their radiance and light. Named after their inventor Marcel Tolkowsky in 1919, these diamonds make up the benchmark still […]

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Colored Gems Set Records in November

Posted on November 25th, 2014 by Goldman Buyer

Colored gems are setting records this month. Christie’s and Sotheby’s held auctions in Geneva, raking in over $150 million and $95 million, respectively. The top lot at Christie’s was The Blue Belle of Asia, a 392.52-carat cushion-shaped Ceylon sapphire mounted on a diamond necklace. The piece set a new world record for any sapphire at […]

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Cleaning and Caring for Gold Jewelry

Posted on November 13th, 2014 by Goldman Buyer

If you own nice gold jewelry, you likely want to keep it clean, shiny and looking good as new. However, a time will come when you need to clean your gold. You can take it to be professionally cleaned, but can expect to pay quite a bit of money. Fortunately, there are ways to clean […]

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August Jewelry and Watch Sales Increased

Posted on October 6th, 2014 by Goldman Buyer

Jewelry and watch sales from all retail channels increased nearly 5 percent in August as compared to the same month in 2013. While the consumer price index (CPI) for watches increased 4.5 percent, the CPI for jewelry fell 4.7 percent. Excluding watches, jewelry sales increased 5 percent year to year in July, and 4.8% to $4.94 billion […]

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Rare Piece of Jewelry Found at Flea Market

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by Goldman Buyer

A gold brooch purchased at a flea market last month for around $60 was recently discovered to be worth much more than that. Made by Cartier, the “tutti-frutti” 1930s pin features a ruby, sapphires and emeralds, and was found by the anonymous buyer in a box of costume jewelry. Hansons Auctioneers in the UK put the […]

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