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Pink Tourmaline October’s Birthstone

Pink Tourmaline is the faceted choice for October’s birthstone. Pink Tourmaline is now available in better qualities than any time in the last century. In fact the light pinks from Brazil are scarcer that near rubellite magenta colors from Mozambique and Nigeria today. The gemstone Tourmaline is also the accepted gem for the fifth and […]

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The color of Peridot – August Birthstone

Peridot is one of the few gemstones that comes in only one color – green! However, it can be found in many different shades of green. . . all lighter and darker shades of green in the olivine family. The variances in the green coloring depend on the amount of iron found in the stone. […]

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Ruby Jewelry

  Red never goes out of style and this “King of Gems” really does own the color red!  Ruby gets its name from the Latin word ruber for red. Ruby is the birthstone for those summer babies born in the month of July. it is also the recognized gem gift for the 40th wedding anniversary. […]

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Red Diamonds

For the first time in the 30 year history of mining diamonds at the Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia the 2013 offering  will include 3 fancy red diamonds for sale. The largest of the 3 diamonds weighs 1.56 carats and has been named the the “Argyle Phoenix”  A total of 6 fancy red diamonds have […]

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Emeralds – May’s Birthstone

Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May because its color symbolizes the rebirth and renewal that comes with spring. Pantone named Emerald the Color of the Year for 2013 because of the “luxury and elegance it brings to the palette”. The folklore of the Emerald is that the gemstone has the powers to […]

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Diamonds

It takes 250 tons of earth to be sifted to find one carat of  rough diamond crystals. Only one diamond crystal in a million carats mined will be large enough to cut into a one carat diamond. Diamonds have been found in every color of the rainbow. If the color is vivid the diamond is […]

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Custom Made Sapphire and Diamond Ring

We we asked to create a 14 karat white gold engagement ring. Our client wanted the design to incorporated alternating sapphires and diamonds. There was to be a total of five gemstones, three sapphires and two diamonds.  Our client wanted the center stone to be an emerald cut sapphire, of medium size approximately 7 mm. […]

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Blue Diamond

This blue diamond ring sold in April 2013 for approximately 9.6 million dollars.  The ring was made by Bolgari.   Trace amounts of boron combined with the carbon atoms are responsible for the diamond’s blue color.

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Custom Designed Jewelry

We can show you what your custom jewelry will look like before we set a single stone. For years Laney’s sketched out designs for customers who wanted new jewelry or an updated version of a piece they already owned. These “counter sketches”: would illustrate what the final jewelry design would look like and upon approval, […]

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Red Diamonds

Of all the colors fancy color diamonds exhibit the red diamond is one of the  rarest.  The color occurs when the diamond crystal is compressed under extreme pressure to the point the crystal structure is permanently altered.  Needless to say such events are extremely rare. One of the joys in working in the jewelry industry […]

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