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  • Top Ten Jewels at Auction 2015
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    Top Ten Jewels Sold at Auction in 2015

    Jewelry auctions in 2015 offered a tantalizing array of the exceedingly rare and one-of-a-kind, from large precious gemstones fetching prices in the multi-millions to highly covetable jewels of unmatched design. The most…

  • Top Ten Most Expensive Oscar Jewels 2
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    Top Ten Most Expensive Oscars Jewelry

    The parade of million dollar jewels on the Oscars Red Carpet has become increasingly commonplace in the past couple of years. As jewelry companies vie for the necks, ears, fingers and wrists of…

  • Love Gold Cover
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    My Top Ten Favorite Pieces of Gold Jewelry

    Gold has mesmerized humankind for thousands of years, its warm glow continues to make hearts flutter to this day. In honor of my first collaboration with LoveGold, a digital destination celebrating all things gold, I…

  • The famous "Hope Diamond"
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    Ten Famous Diamonds in Brief

    One of my favorite jewelry books, Jewels: A Secret History by Victoria Finlay, briefly highlights ten famous diamonds at the end of the book.  Always a source of fascination, large diamonds and the…

  • Red Beryl (Bixbite)
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    Ten Rarest Precious Stones

    Everyone knows diamonds are a girl’s best friend for their beauty and purported rarity, however we also know that their supposed scarcity as a mineral is somewhat false (its supply on…

  • Kwiat Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with tapered baguette-cut diamond side stones - photo via Kwiat
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    Ten Classic Engagement Ring Styles

    Almost every other day someone I know gets engaged.  Looks like my peers have all caught engagement fever and with my own brother’s wedding less than a month away, I decided…