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Royal Romance: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson
Royal Romance: King Edward VIII and Wallis Si...

Edward, Duke of Windsor, and Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor   ...

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What Makes Colombian Emeralds So Special?
What Makes Colombian Emeralds So Special?

Emeralds have long been treasured for their verdant green hue, but a sel...

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Gemstone Colors: A Comprehensive Guide
Gemstone Colors: A Comprehensive Guide

Color is likely the first thing you notice when looking at a stunning wo...

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A Guide to Antique Jewelry
A Guide to Antique Jewelry

The identification of a piece of jewelry presents a challenge. To discer...

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Type IIa Diamonds: The Best of the Best
Type IIa Diamonds: The Best of the Best

When learning and reading about diamonds, the term “Type IIa” occasional...

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The History of Renaissance Jewelry
The History of Renaissance Jewelry

The Renaissance was a period of great innovation for painters, sculptors...

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Crazy About Coral: the Treasured Gem of the Sea
Crazy About Coral: the Treasured Gem of the Sea

For centuries, coral has been revered among many cultures, and today it ...

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Glitz and Glamour: Art Deco Jewelry
Glitz and Glamour: Art Deco Jewelry

Glitzy. Glamourous. Flamboyant. The Roaring 20s were a period of evolvin...

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High Jewelry and High Fashion Houses
High Jewelry and High Fashion Houses

The practice of wearing jewelry dates far into prehistory, as even ancie...

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M.S. Rau’s Antiques, Art and Jewels for a New Year
M.S. Rau’s Antiques, Art and Jewels for a New...

Welcoming in a new year is always a cause for celebration — an occasion ...

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Always in Style: What Makes Antique Jewelry So Unique
Always in Style: What Makes Antique Jewelry S...

Items that belong to a bygone era hold a certain appeal, and their nosta...

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Eight Festive Gift-Giving Traditions
Eight Festive Gift-Giving Traditions

The act of giving gifts is universal to humanity. We give gifts as a way...

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