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Honest Grading

Saturday, December 27, 2014 12:36:40 PM America/Chicago

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Honest Grading

Overgrading is not just a legal issue, it is an ethical issue facing the diamond and retail industry.

By Martin Rapaport

Martin Rapaport Statement Regarding Overgrading Of Diamonds
   
“The Rapaport Group is opposed to the misrepresentation of diamond quality. The overgrading of diamonds is an unfair practice that destroys consumer confidence and the legitimacy of the diamo...

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Posted By Michael S. George

The Truth About Diamond Certificates

Saturday, December 27, 2014 12:34:10 PM America/Chicago

The Truth Revealed about Certificated Diamonds from an Industry Leader.

After more than a decade of fighting this battle of bogus diamond certificates,  and teaching our clients the TRUTH, Martin Rapaport, the diamond price guy internationally, has come to his senses and written an indepth article about this most  serious and vagrant abuse to YOU, THE RETAIL CONSUMER.

The following article is a repr...

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Posted By Michael S. George

So You Think You Know Diamonds?...Think Again!

Monday, June 24, 2013 5:57:38 AM America/Chicago


There’s a new kid in town, and his name is Lab Created Diamond. That’s right a Lab Created Diamond that is colorless, and gem quality is now available for sale. It’s so good you won’t be able to see the difference, not even your Jeweler will be able to tell the difference, as of this writing, because as a follower of Gemtalk you probably already know that Lab Created  means “Chemically Identical t...

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Posted By © Copyright 2013 by Michael S. George

Holiday Shopping Made Easy

Friday, April 27, 2012 9:37:57 AM America/Chicago

 

In this issue, we will be discussing "Holiday Shopping Made Easy." When doing your holiday shopping, most retailers are expecting you to shop impulsively. They set their positions up in the kiosks of malls and have their locations in mall stores based upon demographics – how may people and what age group. This is done so that when you pass by and see the right price for the right item, you will s...

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Posted By © Copyright 1997 by Michael S. George

Jewelry Care

Friday, April 27, 2012 9:25:52 AM America/Chicago

 

Today I would like to talk to you about jewelry care – a much forgotten area of the jewelry industry that can make a huge impact on the longevity of your fine jewelry and not to mention your pocketbook in cost for repairs and replacements. When you apply some very basic rules, you may find that you can wear all your jewelry for many years with little or no investment in preventive maintenance.

 

Pr...

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Posted By © Copyright 1997 by Michael S. George

"Wholesale to the Public"

Friday, April 27, 2012 9:14:58 AM America/Chicago

 

I am sure that you have heard the expression "Wholesale to the Public" and maybe even seen ads or signs on windows for jewelry offering the same. But let me share with you today that that is a total misnomer. Wholesale is a term that, according to Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, means "relating to or engaged in the sale of items or commodities in quantity for resale." Example: a grocer. "A whole...

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Posted By © Copyright 1997 by Michael S. George

Watches

Friday, April 27, 2012 8:56:28 AM America/Chicago

 

In this issue I would like to explore watches. Many have been intrigued by watches these days as is evident in the diversity of designs and sheer numbers sold. For example in the month of December in 1998 more watches were sold than the combined total for the previous 11 months in our store.

 

I believe that fashion has set the pace for the explosion of watch designs as well as sales. If you think ...

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Posted By © Copyright 1997 by Michael S. George

Tsavorites: A Green Species of Garnet

Friday, April 27, 2012 8:26:49 AM America/Chicago

 

In this article we will be discussing the tsavorite, a green species of garnet. The word garnet comes from a Latin word "granatus" which means seedlike. This is due to the fact that garnet crystals in rock form have the appearance and shape of pomegranate seeds, which was a staple in the regions of the world where they were mined. It is available in a variety of colors, which include brown, orang...

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Posted By © Copyright 1997 by Michael S. George

Tanzanite: The Marvelous Blue-Violet Gemstone

Friday, April 27, 2012 8:20:01 AM America/Chicago

 

In this article we will be discussing the ever-popular tanzanite gemstone. Tanzanite is a new stone in the marketplace, having been discovered in 1967 in the country of Tanzania. This marvelous blue-violet colored gemstone was named by Tiffany's in 1969 in honor of its only known source. Its color can range from very pale purple to a majestic royal blue with a purple flash. The more intense the c...

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Posted By © Copyright 1997 by Michael S. George

Sapphires: September's Birth Stone

Friday, April 27, 2012 8:15:04 AM America/Chicago

 

Let's talk today about sapphires. The birthstone for those who are born in the month of September has a variety of colors and is known in the jewelry world as corundum. According to the MOHS hardness table, sapphire is rated as a 9, which is second only to diamonds.

 

Sapphires have been priced for their beauty since 800 BC, when they were considered the symbol of the heavens. Legend has it that th...

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Posted By © Copyright 1997 by Michael S. George
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