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The Alluring Properties of Diamonds, April’s Birthstone

The Alluring Properties of Diamonds, April’s Birthstone By Carol Woolton May 21, 2020 Even the palest diamond has a robust mystique. Since their discovery, 4,000 years ago in India, we’ve been spell bound by diamonds above all other stones. Why did these tiny gems resembling water-worn quartz pebbles become the king of crystals?Even the palest diamond has a robust mystique. Since their discovery, 4,000 years ago in India, we’ve been spell bound by diamonds above all other stones. Why did these tiny gems resembling water-worn quartz pebbles become the king of crystals? Having great beauty and sparkle is only one part of their overall compelling nature, because deep within each stone lies an inexplicable energetic primal magic. Long before diamonds became a...

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9 Engagement Ring Trends for 2021 According to Bride Magazine

The Ultimate Engagement Ring Guide by  Roberta Correia   By now we're all very aware that nothing, not even a global pandemic, can stop love. And it certainly hasn't put a stop to engagement season! The latest engagement ring trends are still on display, and designers, and couples, are getting more creative than ever when it comes to ring shopping."I believe the moment calls for spectacular and precious things," says designer Anna Sheffield. "Wedding ceremonies may change or be on hold for now, but the desire to celebrate love and union is going strong." So what does the latest crop of rings have to offer? We’re diving deep into the top engagement ring trends for 2021. Whether you already have...

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NY Times Journalist provides a compelling insight into Columbia's Emerald Mines

THE WORLD THROUGH A LENSPlaying the ‘Green Lottery’: Life Inside Colombia’s Emerald MinesFor many of the men who hunt for the country’s prized gems, the mines are like casinos in the middle of the Andes: One stone could change it all.Photographs and Text by Juan Pablo Ramirez Jan. 4, 2021  View original article with photos by following this link  At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to compelling new places. This week, Juan Pablo Ramirez shares a collection of images from the Colombian state of Boyacá. I was half a mile into the mine shaft, and...

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Gaia Metals makes gold-silver discovery at the Freeman Creek, Idaho

Gaia Metals Corp. [GMC-TSXV; RGDCF-OTCQB; R9G-FSE] announced a new high-grade gold-silver discovery in outcrop at the Gold Dyke Prospect, Freeman Creek Gold Property, 15 km northeast of Salmon, Idaho. Samples were collected during construction of drill site access trails for the company’s recently completed maiden drill program. The discovery was made during construction of drill site access, exposing mineralized outcrop. A total of 33 surface rock samples were collected, with a peak value of 5.7 g/t gold and 49 g/t silver and a total of 17 returning >0.1 g/t gold from an oxidized and quartz veined silicified metasediment located north and east of the recently completed drilling. The orientation and extent of the mineralization is not known. The discovery is...

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Duncan Parker Talks About Colored Diamonds

Spectacular shades: The colour of diamondsFebruary 27, 2020By Duncan ParkerDiamonds have fascinated jewellery and gemstone fans for thousands of years. We regard these shiny stones as solidified drops of the crystal-clear, pure morning dew, with the most exceptional among them classified as gems of ‘the finest water.’These descriptors are all well and good for clear gemstones, but what about diamonds of other hues, colours, and tones?The colourless diamond has long been considered a classic gem, generating considerable excitement when it slips onto a finger, decorates an ear lobe, or adorns a wrist—and, indeed, our innate fixation of these stones has led us to use some peculiar expressions to describe their colour over the years.Antiquated terms (some of which were used...

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