What you need to know about buying and selling jewelry

Jewels are exciting, and our connection to them is often emotional. However, on a more rational level, they can also be a good source of investment. How and when should you buy and sell jewelry and gemstones?

The largest jewelry collections in the world belong to passionate enthusiasts and savvy investors. Although different, both have two things in common: they have a deep understanding of the industry, and they all know that diamonds, pearls, and other gemstones play in volatile markets.

Gold, silver, and platinum are also bought as an investment, just like stock traders sell and buy company shares on a daily basis.

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What if gemstones were fine wines?

Fine wines are often deemed as precious, fascinating or otherworldly, much like the alluring and eternal gemstones. We brought together the world of wines and gems, and the result is perfect luxury and inspiration.

Just like a gemstone, every wine is unique. Each wine has its character, color, taste and uniqueness, and its production process is almost as complex and intricate as the formation of a mineral crystal.

Some fine wines are even more valuable and rare than certain precious and semi-precious minerals. If a crystal is formed on a particular kind of rock and its beauty is a result of different components, wine speaks of its terroir, specific climatic conditions and grape blends.

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The first jewelry collection using lab-grown diamonds by Madestones

"The Promise of Created Elegance" was created by You Fine Jewellery using man-made diamonds by Madestones.

The new jewelry collection includes drop earrings, bangles, stack rings, and pendants with artificial diamonds in hues of yellow, pink, blue and cognac in 18-karat Fairtrade rose, yellow and white gold from the Peruvian mines.

Madestones produces lab-grown diamonds which have the same optical, physical and chemical characteristics as mined diamonds. Their only difference is the point of origin.

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Young, light and feminine: Tamara Comolli unveils her Fairy Collection

The German-born jewelry designer has unveiled her new and shiny Fairy Collection at the 2016 Baselworld.

Tamara Comolli launched a young, light and feminine line of rings and pendants, and also added a charismatic bangle.

"Our new Fairy Collection is an ode to nature with its flowing lines reminiscent of branches with leaves," explains Tamara Comolli, who won the 2004 De Beers Design Award.

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What is the difference between a karat and a carat?

When buying or selling jewelry, we are often confronted with two very common expressions: karat and carat. Let's learn what they really mean.

Karats and carats are two different units of measurement. They are widely confused, and sometimes mistakenly distinguished as British and American spellings.

A carat is a unit of weight used for measuring gemstones, i.e., diamonds, emeralds, pearls, etc. One carat equals 200 mg (0.2 grams, and 0.007055 oz), and it is also known as metric carat. The universal standard was adopted in 1907.

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