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Quiz! Which Precious Stone are You?

BY : Esther Meir

 
Every precious stone has its own uniquely beautiful qualities and charming characteristics- just like you.

 

Take this quiz to find out which precious stone is your spirit gem!

 

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Topics: Diamonds, Colored Gems

Secrets of the Diamond District

BY : Esther Meir

Brief History & Tips for Selling Jewelry in NYC's Diamond District.

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Topics: Selling Diamonds, Selling Jewelry, Diamonds, Jewelry

UMB Women’s Fashion and Accessory Tradeshow trends

BY : Taylor Carty

This week, UMB Fashion had its May 2017 NY Women’s tradeshow. UMB Fashion is one of the world most influential fashion decision makers and the world’s top fashion brand.  UMB is a trillion-dollar fashion industry through their fashion marketplaces. They hold events in New York, Las Vegas, and Japan. Their events cover fashion for men, women, children, accessories, and footwear. UMB Fashion is a number one fashion influencer, bringing together brands from all over the world. This month’s show included women’s fashion and accessories. It featured over one hundred designers, including some of this year's must-have trends.

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Topics: Watches, Diamonds, Silver, Events

Colored Diamonds Set World Records at Auction

BY : Cathleen McCarthy

In many cases, color in diamonds indicates a drawback - an unattractive tint that can detract from the price. Most of us look for the clearest, most colorless diamond we can find. But there’s color, and then there’s color. Sizable natural diamonds of fancy or vivid shades of pink, blue and yellow are exquisite – and rare. When they appear at auction, they go for astronomical prices.

That’s been happening a lot.

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Topics: Diamonds, Colored Gems

4 Hot Engagement Ring Trends for 2014

BY : Barbara Diggs

When it comes to engagement rings these days, something old is what’s new. A recent New York Times article suggests that a growing number of Millennials are turning to vintage diamond rings – whether family heirlooms or purchased through antique dealers – to mark the start of their new life together.  

This embrace of vintage rings isn’t exactly brand-new trend, however. Since the 2008-2009 recession, many practical-minded young couples have balked at spend thousands on new engagement rings and have embraced heirloom rings as a more affordable, original and arguably more meaningful, option.  

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Topics: Diamonds, Engagement Rings, Jewelry