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SLIDESHARE: THE MANY FORMS OF DIAMOND JEWELRY

Diamond jewelry is the epitome of glamour and elegance, and regardless of shape or size – diamonds always look stunning. The following are some dazzling examples of how diamonds are incorporated into different types of jewelry. If you’re thinking of selling your estate jewelry, please reach out to Bellevue Rare Coins in Seattle for a free…

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THE HISTORY OF DIAMONDS: FROM TOOL TO TALISMAN

In the grand scheme of things, the modern societal valuation of diamonds is a relatively recent phenomenon. Some scientists believe the human fascination with gold may have begun as far back as approximately 42,000 years ago, but we know for certain ancient Egyptians prized that precious metal as far back as 5,000 years ago. Although…

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INFOGRAPHIC: NATURAL VS. SYNTHETIC DIAMONDS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

When considering purchasing a diamond, there are two basic kinds: natural diamonds and synthetic diamonds. You don’t need to be an expert jeweler to know the difference between the two! Just check out our helpful infographic on Natural vs. Synthetic Diamonds: What’s the Difference? Click to view full size! If you’re thinking of selling a…

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6 WORLD FAMOUS DIAMONDS

Anyone who has seen the 1997 hit film Titanic is probably familiar with “The Heart of the Ocean.” In the film, “The Heart of the Ocean” is a fabulous blue diamond set in a necklace that is given from the antagonist to his fiancee. The search for the necklace comprises the subplot of the film. Unfortunately, the…

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SELLING LOOSE DIAMONDS

Do you have a piece of diamond jewelry you are looking to sell – or perhaps a loose diamond you want to have evaluated? Check out our SlideShare presentation on Selling Loose Diamonds to learn more about how the process works: Selling Loose Diamonds from Bellevue Rare Coins To schedule your own evaluation, please contact…

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DIAMONDS, A LONG SOUGHT AFTER COMMODITY, MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, FORM 90 MILES BELOW THE EARTH’S CRUST

  It has been long believed that the basis of which diamonds form is coal. However, geologists have been disputing just how much of a role coal plays in the formation of these complex gemstones. So far it has been determined there is a small role but not as significant as one may believe. As…

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A SMALL GLIMPSE INTO THE HISTORY OF DIAMONDS

Diamonds have long been a treasure to hold and the ultimate gift to receive. Throughout the centuries, diamonds have made an impact in one way or another. In a small effort to better understand why and how these cherished gems have carved their way into our hearts, we must briefly explore their beginnings.   Though…

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HIGHLIGHTING APRIL’S BIRTHSTONE THE DIAMOND AND THE FOUR C’S

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  Those born in the month of April may be some of the luckiest ones can think of. Not only do they get to celebrate their birth in a month that allows for such beautiful weather and scenery, they also get to have their month represented by the most sought after, precious gem known to…

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Most Expensive Rosary

Spring flowers, chocolate bunnies and pastels all around can only mean one thing, Easter is upon us and while we have long heeded the warnings from our parents to “rest our heads or the Easter bunny will not deliver our baskets!”, there are greater significance and meaning to the holiday than a bunny delivering treats….

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EXTRAVAGANT GIFTS

  To many, December is known as the month of giving to those near and dear to us as much as our bank accounts will allow, as we shower those in gifts that we may otherwise not consider gifting. But what happens when your friends and family are among the 1% who are fortunate enough…

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DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL

  Weighing an impressive 12.03 carats and possessing a perfect, vivid blue hue, the Blue Moon diamond sold for a record breaking $48.4 million USD on November 11, 2015. Not only is the $48.4 million price the highest ever paid for a diamond, it is the highest amount ever paid for any stone of any…

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TRINKETS OF DEATH: CURSES AND LEGENDS OF JEWELS AND HEIRLOOMS

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  Silverware, estate jewelry and fine china and vases are some of the most common items to be passed down through generations. Though beautiful pieces, their seedy history is not always known at first. Some owners are quick to find out, but only when it is too late. In the spirit of Halloween and all…

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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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LOST IN TRANQUILITY

    The sapphire has long been a beloved and sought after stone. It’s notorious for its brilliant blue hue and being a closer runner up, with regard to hardness, to the diamond. Sitting pretty at a durable 9 on the Mohs scale, this vivacious gem is easily cared for and provides the wearer peace…

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Antarctica: The Last Frontier

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  Vast, more frigid than most can imagine, barren and quiet possibly the most fragile ecosystem known to man, Antarctica has been dubbed the “Last Frontier”. The ski culture has hopes to some day put ski resorts on the continent and become a tourist attraction. Many countries have their hand in oil, coal mining and…

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