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Colored Stone Cuts

June 11, 2013

Colored Stone Cuts and Shapes Cutting (also know as Lapidary) is the process whereby a rough stone is turned into a gemstone. The process makes a gem assume a certain shape, bringing out its luster and color, enabling it to be set into jewelry. Unlike Diamonds, colored gems possess variable optical properties and are not [...]

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Boiling Diamonds

June 11, 2013
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Boiling Diamonds Boiling is one method of cleaning diamonds. Diamonds must be checked at every stage of manufacturing and sorting to determine what defects remain. At some stages of the manufacturing process, dirt sticks to the diamond’s surface, which can be traces of adhesive, dust from polishing, or other things. At the end of the [...]

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Gemstone Color Enhancements

June 11, 2013

We at Gesner Estate Jewelry do not sell diamonds that have been color enhanced. On the rare occasion that we acquire a diamond that has been color enhanced, that clarity enhancement will be disclosed to the buyer. These articles are here to help educate potential buyers to make the best possible decision with their gemstone [...]

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Fracture Filling Diamonds

June 11, 2013
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We at Gesner Estate Jewelry do not sell diamonds that have been fracture filled. On the rare occasion that we acquire a diamond that has been fracture filled, that clarity enhancement will be disclosed to the buyer. These articles are here to help educate potential buyers to make the best possible decision with their gemstone [...]

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Laser Drilling

June 11, 2013
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We at Gesner Estate Jewelry do not sell diamonds that have been laser drilled. On the rare occasion that we acquire a diamond that has been laser drilled, that clarity enhancement will be disclosed to the buyer. These articles are here to help educate potential buyers to make the best possible decision with their gemstone [...]

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Diamond Fluorescence

June 7, 2013
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What is fluorescence? Fluorescence is the visible light some diamonds emit when they are exposed to invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays. On a GIA diamond grading report, Fluorescence refers to the strength, or intensity, of the diamond’s reaction to long-wave UV, which is an essential component of daylight. THe light emitted lasts as long as the [...]

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The 4C’s of Diamonds

June 7, 2013
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About the 4C’s of Diamonds   Every diamond is a miracle of time and place and chance. Like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike. Until the middle of the twentieth century, there was no agreed-upon standard by which diamonds could be judged. GIA created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, [...]

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The Williamson Diamond Mine

December 30, 2011

The Williamson diamond mine, also known as the Mwadui mine, is a diamond mine in Tanzania. It was well-known as the first diamond mine outside of Africa. This mine was established by Dr. John Williamson of Canada in 1940. It has produced 19 million carats of diamonds since its inception. The mine is currently 75% [...]

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History of Bulgari

December 30, 2011

Bulgari, also known as Bvlgari, is recognized for their luxury watches, handbags, fragrances, cosmetics, accessories and hotels. Bulgari was founded in 1884 by Sotirios Voulgaris in his home village of Epirus, Greece where his first store can still be seen. In 1877, Voulgaris moved to Corfu then to Naples and in 1881, he finally moved [...]

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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor

December 30, 2011

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor are known for their love affair with each other and for the jewelry he bestowed upon her. Edward VIII was head of the church and King of England in 1936. Just before that time, he had fallen in love with American born Wallis Simpson twice divorced. He ultimately had [...]

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