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BRILLIANCE THROUGH ADVERSITY

Through the intensity of heat and the seasonal flash floods in the Outback of Australia, life is taken and reborn in magnificent ways. One stone that has the ability to capture the changing times of a seemingly helpless scenario in a breathtaking manner is the opal.   Housing the blues of sapphire, reds of ruby,…

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TO BULLION OR NOT

What is bullion? Who determines the worth of bullion? What is the difference between bars and coins? Are bullion coins or numismatic (collectible) coins valued at a higher rate? For many, these are questions without simple answers. Bellevue Rare Coins has decided to tackle these and provide simplified answers for those interested.   Let us…

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ART NOUVEAU vs. ART DECO: A Dipping of the Toes for the Jewelry Novice

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  Countless are the times that we go out seeking a new piece to add to our collection of jewelry. While some may be more than comfortable navigating their way through the process of searching for and purchasing that fabulous new item, others would say that “intimidating” is an understatement. In an effort to help…

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Incredible Diamonds Just Found in Africa

Diamonds have long been the world’s most precious gemstones, admired universally for their strength and beauty. And while the stone in your engagement ring or diamond necklace may be millions of years old, the odds are that it was recovered fairly recently from the depths of the earth in an African diamond mine. Since diamonds…

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New First Spouse Commemorative Gold Coins Now Available

On November 21, the United States Mint opened sales for the newest release of the First Spouse Gold Coin Program, which features Edith Roosevelt, the wife of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States. The seventh year of this half-ounce gold coin series that highlights the spouses of the presidents began a week…

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The History of the Coin Flip

People all over the world resolve arguments and make decisions using the time-honored tradition of flipping a coin, but did you ever wonder how the practice started? It turns out that there’s not a whole lot of information out there about the origins of the coin flip, but here’s what we know: Where it all…

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The Top Five Reason More People Visit Our Website

Selling your gold, silver, jewelry or other valuables can be a nerve-racking process. How do you know what your valuables are really worth? How can you be sure that you’re not getting ripped off? And if you’re in the market to buy gold bullion, silver bullion or vintage jewelry, how can you know whether you’re…

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For Sale: $19 Million Blue Diamond

If you’re in the market to purchase the largest round fancy vivid blue diamond in the world, you might want to book a ticket to Hong Kong for October. That’s when Sotheby’s Hong Kong has scheduled its Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale, which features the spectacular Premier Blue diamond. But if you go, be…

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