Archive for February, 2009

What is the True Padparadscha?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Early in my career as a gemologist, while working the gem identification counter at the GIA Gem Trade Laboratory in Santa Monica, I fell in love with Padparadscha

New Mardon Exclusive Designs

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

While Jim is our usual blogger and general font of wisdom, once in a while I’ll have some exciting (?) site news for everyone.

Three Good Reasons Not to Wear a Flawless Diamond

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Recently, I re-appraised a beautiful diamond ring and had some unsettling news for my client. We had appraised this ring several years back, as is, with no documentation from the client.

Our New Gallery of Gems is online!

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Fine Gems, Full and Complete Grading, Great Photos

Which diamond grading certificate is the best?

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

We posted this about a year ago–with the tough economy, this insider information is more pertinent than ever, so we’ve tweaked the original post a bit and reposted. In their quest for the best value, consumers looking to buy a diamond often make the mistake of giving equal weight to diamond grading certificates. Diamond grading […]

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