SPARKLING WITH SHADES OF CHAMPAGNE AND ORANGE HUES, PINK DIAMONDS FROM AUSTRALIA ARE STUNNING!
MOST DIAMONDS FROM THE MINE COME WITH AN INSCRIPTION ON THE GIRDLE OF THE DIAMOND ALTHOUGH I HAVE SEEN SOME THAT DO NOT HAVE THE INSCRIPTION, ALL DIAMONDS COME WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY SO IN CASE YOU ARE BEING TOLD THAT THE DIAMOND YOU ARE ABOUT TO BUY IS AN ARGYLE YOU SHOULD ASK FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PROOF.
THE PINK DIAMONDS FROM ARGYLE MINE ARE KNOWN FOR HIGHEST QUALITY AND VARIETY OF COLORS.
FROM THEIR WEBSITE
Argyle Pink Diamonds
The Argyle Diamond mine is the world’s primary source of rare pink diamonds which attract on average, 20 times the price of an equivalent white diamond. Rio Tinto operates a stand-alone pink diamond business to sell and market loose polished pink diamonds from the Argyle mine.
Take a look at some of the photos i captured of the beautiful Argyle diamonds
I was surprised to find out a spark of interest regarding Zultanite lately. I knew about the gemstone and saw it many times but to say that it’s a competitor to Alexandrite is an overstatement. There is no doubt Zultanite is beautiful on its own but to compare it to Alexandrite based on the fact that two stones change color is in my opinion silly. I also found that there are a lot of misleading photos of the stone online and decided to share my own photos of the stone and my gemological opinion about the stone. First let’s discuss some facts.
Zultanite changes color from light green to light raspberry. It is only being found in Turkey and that is the only source for this gemstone which makes it rare. Zultanite is not to be confused with Diaspore as Diaspore is the mineral and Zultanite is the gem.
In comparison Alexandrite was discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1834, Alexandrite and Zultanite’s names both have royal connections, Zultanite being named in honor of Ottoman sultans and Alexandrite being named for a Russian tsar, but which is rarer? While comparative rarity is always difficult to judge, in terms of natural occurrence, Zultanite is rarer. Zultanite is only mined in one country, while Alexandrite is currently mined in seven but in terms of beauty I think Alexandrite is far more beautiful. Alexandrite has its own colour- deep forest green that changes to deep raspberry color.
Zultanite looks like lemon quartz, it has a yellow-green color just like Prasiolite(lemon quartz). In candle light Zultanite is a little bit pinky but the color is not as vivid and not as fiery as in Alexandrite.
Alexandrite registers 8.5 out of 10 on the Mohs’ Hardness Scale white Zultanite registers 7 out of 10 on the Mohs’ Hardness Scale .
Although both stones are different and beautiful on its own I give my vote to Alexandrite. I find that Zultanite have been marketed far more that it should have been. If the stone didn’t change color nobody would even bother writing about it because the color of Zultanite simply reminds me of Prasiolite also known as lemon quartz. The demand for Alexandrite today even though it’s mined in seven countries as compare to one country in Zultanite’s case is still higher. Zultanite can be purchased at 200$-400$ per carat where as Alexandrite can be purchased at 400$-5,000$ per carat.
Please have a look at some photos I took of one of the finest Zultanite gem in both day light and candle light.
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Ritchies Auctioneers are BACK! The auction taking place in The Royal Ontario Museum this sunday November 13th will unveiling a round brilliant cut loose diamond that weighs 50.24 carat, VS1 graded diamond with J color, that has already been appraised at a whopping $10 million this month.
Other pieces of interest that will be auctioned off that afternoon will be fancy yellow diamond that weighs in at 18 carats and carries an impressive appraisal value at $1 million itself. Also up for bids will be a striking fancy yellow that is 78 carats in weight and has an appraised value of a little more than $500,000. For those who might be interested there will be previews by appointment starting from November 1 through the day of the auction. There is no doubt with a fine jewellery auction like the one that Ritchies Auctioneers has coming up they will quickly become serious contenders on the international level of auctions. Read back for more news after the Sunday auction takes place!
THE JEWELLERY CAFÉ
Did you know that coffee tastes better with diamonds? literally….
Lets talk jewelry the way no one has talked before. Let’s talk truth. More than 92% of people buy jewelry without understanding how they are being deceived by the sales people. Are you one of them? I know I was.
Coming out of university with finance major I really didn’t know what to expect in the next few months that completely changed my life. I figured while looking for a dream job in my field ill settle for any job to make some dollars. An ad on Craigslist said “need a person knowledgeable in online sales to operate an online store”, luckily my part time job involved exactly that and I figured ill write couple lines and send my resume. I was hired to operate an online sales jewelry store.
Now I have a degree in gemology and a whole bunch of certificates in diamond grading, pearls, colored diamonds and gemstones.
I want everyone to understand that after being in jewelry for as long as I have, I know all the secrets and all the ways you are either being treated right or not by the sales people, as well as if you are getting a deal or not. The jewelry industry is a deceiving “dirty” industry which I happen to love because I have passion for jewelry and gemstones and because if it would not be this evil and complicated, then diamonds would not be valued as a “girls best friend” it would have simply been a natural mineral that sparkles.
Today is your lucky day!I want to help you in any way whether you are buying a diamond engagement ring or necklace. I want to be your jewellery guru and help you make the right decision. I will answer any questions and give you my input because I can and because I have no reason to deceive you!
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Yours truly, Jewellery Guru