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The Aurora Butterfly of Peace Diamond Collection

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The Aurora Butterfly of Peace Diamond Collection

The Aurora Butterfly of Peace diamond collection is an artwork consisting of 240 natural, fancy colored diamonds weighing a combined total of 167 carats. This butterfly-shaped diamond mosaic was created over a period of twelve years by Alan Bronstein and Harry Rodman. The Aurora Butterfly of Peace was conceived as an eternal icon of love, beauty, energy, nature, and peace.

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The Blue Moon Diamond

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The Blue Moon Diamond

The Blue Moon of Josephine is a 12.03 carat (2.406 g) blue diamond, described as flawless by experts, that was...

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How to read GIA Diamond Grading Reports

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How to read GIA Diamond Grading Reports

  Here is a link to a video by GIA explaining how to read their reports: //players.brightcove.net/1799386198001/default_default/index.html?videoId=2976926381001      

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The History of the Diamond

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The History of the Diamond

DIAMONDS

Early history

Prior to the discovery of diamonds in Brazil in the 1700s, India was the only place where diamonds were mined. Early references to diamonds in India come from

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The Emerald - Cleopatra's Favorite

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The Emerald - Cleopatra's Favorite

Emerald is a gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. Most emeralds are highly included, so their toughness (resistance to breakage) is classified as generally poor. Emerald is a cyclosilicate. The word "emerald" is derived (via Old French: esmeraude and Middle English: emeraude), from Vulgar Latin: esmaralda/esmaraldus, a variant of Latin smaragdus, which originated in Ancient Greek: (smaragdos; "green gem")  Hardness of 7.5–8 on the Mohs scale  Emeralds, like all colored gemstones, are graded using four basic parameters–the four Cs of connoisseurship: color, clarity, cut and carat weight. Before...

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