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Diamond Records

Aug 7, 2018

Diamonds have a very important reputation as symbols of love and commitment. When looking at the history of diamonds from the past 2 centuries, songs depicting diamonds have helped to form the lasting cultural legacy around this precious gem. Diamonds provide a wellspring of inspiration for artists ...

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Protection by Selection

Aug 5, 2018

We regularly inform our dealers about how we are rejecting hundreds of starting crystals for every diamond we craft. And while the results are seen and appreciated, the abundance of diamonds they'll never see is something of an abstraction, just stated as "hundreds rejected."...

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A Few Thousand Cuts Above the Rest

Aug 4, 2018

On April 8th, 2018 the Guinness World Record was broken for the most cut diamonds set in a single ring. The previous record was held by Savio Jewelry in India for their Peacock Ring. Fashioned in 2015, the Peacock Ring had 3,827 cut diamonds. The Peacock ring had beaten the previous record held ...

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A Jeweler with Continental Impact in Minneapolis

Jul 27, 2018

When Continental Diamond opened in 1981 their inventory included a small selection of gold chains, a few trays of jewelry owned by suppliers and six diamonds. From these humble origins owners Jimmy and Helain Pesis used the core values of honesty, fairness, education and community involvement t...

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Found: A Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds!

Jul 26, 2018

While scientists know a great deal about what lies beneath the surface of our planet, there are still many questions left to be answered. Using seismic data scientists are trying to see what the deepest parts of the earth may be like.  Researchers have found underground rock formations resembli...

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Are you color sensitive?

Jun 16, 2018

A quick refresher on diamond color grading: Diamonds are graded for color face down where light return has no influence. Not face up where cut quality can raise or lower the appearance of the body color. And you don't wear diamonds face down when set. You wear them face up se...

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DeBeers stabs the diamond industry!

Jun 11, 2018

But wait a minute. Should we be surprised? This is a biblical move. It's 100% DeBeers. It’s the scorpion and frog parable. It’s their nature. In fact Forbes used that scorpion parable in a 2015 article about modern capitalism, right around ...

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Chasing Perfection! 3.58 carat D Flawless

May 31, 2018

This quarter-million dollar 3.58 carat D Flawless Type IIa high-performance masterpiece comes with a fun story, an exciting process and a breathtaking outcome. The story began in December with a call to High Performance Diamonds regarding a special project. The target diamond c...

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Sparkles in Seattle! The Future of Cut

May 18, 2018

Green Lake Jewelry Works was excited to host Crafted by Infinity for their first-ever visit to the Pacific Northwest. "The Future of Cut" took place over two days in their Seattle and Bellevue Studios. Paul answered questions, discussed his personal ba...

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