The difference between mined diamonds and lab-grown ones, and why we care.
I had left my family’s jewelry business only four years earlier to start my own company. Out of the nest that my grandfather Samuel started in 1904 and into the woods, which seemed on fire.
How to prepare for your jewelry appraisal…
General thoughts about how to sell your old engagement ring.
When I was young, stories from Greek mythology were for me like comic books (which I also collected, those simply being myths stripped for export to 1950's America). One such series of tales was about Hermes, the messenger of the gods, who visited mortals with prophetic dreams.
Someone has said that we love diamonds because they remind us of pebbles on other more refined worlds.
Most diamonds are found in primary sources, that is, mines, in Africa, Russia, Australia, and Canada.
More than once I have sat with someone who has called gems and jewelry a dismal investment.
In a Wall Street Journal article from March 2012, there was a report about a researcher at Yale whose work with Capuchin monkeys investigates how they buy in comparison with people.
To see this ruby is to come near a spark thrown off by this planet millions of years ago and know the happy circumstance that gave birth to it and to the simple gift of our own awareness. Then we feel that we have come to the navel of the world.
Well, do you really need an appraisal to sell your jewelry?
A story about a loupe that belonged to my grandfather and what it means to me.