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Coloured Diamonds; Really The Blues Part II

by Richard W. Wise, G. G.
Fancy diamonds are back in the news, another auction record damaged This time its blues. At Bonhams of London, a 5. 30-carat fancy deep-blue diamond set a world auction record for price per carat when it sold for approximately $7. 3 million, or $1. 7 million per carat bettering the prior record of 1. 68 million per carat.

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Book Reviews: Kapur on J. W. Tavernier, Hughes on Ruby/Sapphire, Yavvorskky on Garnet

Terra Garnet: To round out the year’s splendid offerings, Vladislav Yavvorskky provides published the second book in his Terra series, Terra Garnet. Like its predecessor, Terra Spinel (now away from print), this georgeous volume will be sumptuously produced with fabulous pictures of some of the finest garnets on earth.

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Pension Sale continues: Final Closing October 12th

The particular sale has gone fabulously well, but the workshop is stuffed with custom function. Our final closing date is usually 5pm, Saturday, October 12th. Our final markdown continues, with 1/2 off all loose gemstones, modern handmade and antique jewelry. All of us still have some fabulous deals. If you are pining away for one of our hand crafted pieces or a wonderful ruby, sapphire, tourmaline or opal that you saw in the shop or on our web site, come in or logon.

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What Do You Think Of The Company Sapphire In Terms Of Quality As A Secondary Video Card Manufacturer?

I know that company’s like ATI and Invidia manufacture the main components in a video card, but companies like Sapphire and Asus provide the rest. So I was just wondering what you thought about Sapphire in term’s of quality and such.

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Can I Trade Pokemon From Sapphire To Black?

I have pokemon sapphire and pokemon black can i trade pokemon from my sapphire to a friends ds then give it to my file on pokemon black? Also some tips in sapphire would be appreciated to thanks very much.

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What Is The Easiest Way To Send Pokemon From Sapphire To White?

Okay, I THINK I know how to do it, but I just want to make sure I have the right idea. I only have the White and Sapphire versions, and I have a Game Boy Advance and a Nintendo DSi. However, I have a few friends who have other versions/systems. If I understand this right, there is no direct way […]

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Whats The Difference Between Pink Sapphire And Created Pink Sapphire?

What does it mean to have a ring with “created pink sapphire”? Is the stone the same as pink sapphire, or is it fake? Or something else completely..?

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How Much To Spend To Buy A Real Sapphire Necklace?

Hi, my girlfriend really likes sapphire necklaces, and I want to know how much I need to spend to buy her a “real” sapphire necklace. I have no idea what I mean by real though, I guess just a real sapphire gem. I don’t know much about jewelry, so any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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The Ceylon Sapphire

Ceylon was the official name of present day Sri Lanka until 1972. Besides being known for its’ fine gems, it is also known for having Asia’s first FEMALE ruler, Queen Anula.  We are certain she enjoyed the fine gems available only from Ceylon! The blue sapphires from Sri Lanka are known as Ceylon Sapphires. Ceylon Sapphires are reportedly unique in […]

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The Royal Sapphire

Srilankan Sapphire on the Royal Throne Srilanka’s gems reputed the world over made headlines once again as the star studded blue sapphire found its way to the royal palace on the engagement ring from prince william to kate middleton.That 12-carat oval blue sapphire on the ring, which raised speculation as to its origin, was Sri Lanka ’s contribution to the […]

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