The Hope Diamond: True History is Far More Intriguing than a Mythical Curse

Great wealth, beauty, mystery and history have always been a point of fascination to millions around the world, and few items intersect those points in a more spectacular and fascinating fashion than the Hope Diamond. A recent visit to the singular diamond's permanent home at the Smithsonian brought that reality home in vivid fashion via a short video that we took of the Hope Diamond in its unique display setting.

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Top Tips for Finding a Great Ring at a Great Price

From the perspective of the best jewelers, an educated consumer is the best customer because they know a deal when they see it. That's really the basis of finding the best ring in your price range that fits the taste of your future mate. With that being said, here are 5 tips for finding a great ring at a great price.

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10 Of The World's Most Famous Gemstones

In the era of celebrity, the moniker of famous gemstones often has a lot to do with the gems’ attachment to a particular figure. While historically that was also true to some extent, its association was more a consequence of its immense size, beauty and rarity in earlier eras where the most spectacular gems were more commonly discovered. Despite the reality that there are literally dozens of world famous gemstones, here are ten that encompass different gemstone categories while also having a well-known history.

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10 Tips for Selling Your Gold & Jewelry

While there are myriad reasons that people choose to sell their gold and jewelry, what unites them all is a less than complete understanding of the best way to go about it. Despite the fact that there are countless buyers of varying ethical standing shouting at you to sell your precious items, it is in your best interest to have a clear picture of what to look for in a jewelry buyer. To that end, here are 10 tips to selling your gold, silver, and platinum jewelry that will enable you to make the right choice.

1. Look for clear, ethical practices.

Honest gold buyers are required to use state certified scales for accuracy and transparency. They should be expected to weigh and examine items right in front of the customer. Pricing offers should be clearly posted for customers to see. In addition, they should require identification info of the seller as well as supplying a receipt of the transaction to them.

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Perfect Engagement Ring for Starting Over

Popping the question for a 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th time may have you questioning your sanity, but whoever said that being in love was the act of a sane person? All levity aside and speaking as someone who knows (married 25 years the first time around) finding love and happiness again is a very serious subject!

We are, after all, the "majority" compared to those first and only one-time married persons out there. Right about now, you may be asking where I'm going with this. You'll be glad to know that it's not the words of wisdom and relationship advice pitch. No, it's a bit simpler than that. We are going to talk about tips for finding the perfect engagement ring for starting over.

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