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Semi-precious gemstones: rarity, color, brilliance, transparency, durability, cut, optical effects, and size are a few elements at play when determining the worth of a gem | Photo: Shutterstock

What are semi-precious gemstones?

There are four gems deemed precious in the western world: diamond, ruby, emerald, and sapphire. The remaining gems are called semi-precious gemstones, but this title doesn’t always reflect their value.

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The Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness: a tool to determine a mineral's resistance to scratch by comparing it with another mineral of a known or defined hardness | Photo: Shutterstock

What is the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness?

The Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness is a well-known term in the jewelry world. It’s one of the critical variables to evaluate gemstone wearability.

The qualitative ordinal scale is used to determine a mineral’s resistance to scratch by comparing it with another mineral of a known or defined hardness.

When worn in jewelry pieces, gemstones are naturally exposed to damaging abrasion.

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Cult Pieces: 360º Double Hoop Earring, by Delfina Delettrez

Pearls and gold are a favorite combination at JewelryCult. This month, we are craving for a double hoop earring by Delfina Delettrez, adorned with suspended freshwater pearls, to face the new season with character and sophistication.

The 360º Double Hoop Earring is part of the designer’s Autumn-Winter Collection, which draws inspiration from both the ancient and the hypermodern.

The pearls and precious stones are not set with the traditional claw technique. Instead, they’re pierced through the gold bands, giving the illusion of being suspended in space.

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6 Cute Emoji Pendants by Roberto Coin

As technology becomes further embedded in our lives, new forms of communication and expression stand as the new norm.

Emojis, for example, are featured in films, and there is even a World Emoji Day. If you use them to express your emotions in a text, why not wear them?

They crept effortlessly into our lives, and now they are everywhere. Emojis convey emotions in a way that words often can’t and help us express humor or irony in a more spontaneous way. They became the symbol of a new generation, marked by fast communications and permanent online presence.

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Diamonds: the most prized and popular gemstone in the world | Photo: Shutterstock

4 myths about diamonds

Fiery and radiant, diamonds are fascinating. They are probably the most prized and popular gemstone in the world, symbolizing status and true, everlasting love. But there are also some curious facts and myths surrounding them.

Diamonds are known not only for their beautiful appearance but also for their remarkable physical qualities. Their name derives from the word “adamas,” meaning unconquerable or indestructible, as a reference to the gem’s exceptional hardness.

The million years old pure carbon crystals are formed deep in the planet’s mantle, bellow continental masses, where the perfect conditions of depth, pressure, and temperature are reunited to form them to occur. Diamonds are an ancient gift from the Earth’s core, brought to the surface by deep-source volcanic eruptions.

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5 stylish dresses and jewelry for summer 2017

June marks the ending of spring and the arrival of the first summer days. We paired five beautiful jewelry pieces and designer dresses to celebrate the arrival of the new season, and get you from spring to summer in the most fashionable way.

Pairing jewelry and clothing isn’t always easy. They should go seamlessly together, without overpowering each other, and the combination should look natural, flattering and effortless. With this in mind, we selected five of our favorite dresses, and carefully matched them with pieces we love right now.

Color, shape, and materials play a great deal in creating the perfect outfit for your jewelry. The five looks fit different personalities and contexts and include combinations for all tastes.

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Cult Pieces: Nautilus Pendant, by Aurélie Bidermann

At Jewelrycult.com, every day we are inspired by beautiful jewelry designs that appeal to different moods and imageries. As summer begins to arrive, we are drawn to a piece that brings the freshness of the ocean to the city, in a very elegant way.

The Nautilus Pendant by Aurélie Bidermann is part of the French designer’s fine jewelry collection. The delicate 18-karat yellow gold pendant features 35 multicolored sapphires, seven favorites and six diamonds.

The iconic paperclip clasp makes it the perfect match for the brand’s hammered 18-karat gold bracelet or necklace.

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Watches: learn how to identify and avoid counterfeit timepieces | Photo: Shutterstock

How to spot a fake watch

Luxury watches, new or vintage, are beloved by collectors all over the world. However, along with exquisite originals, the market is also flooded with deceiving counterfeits.

As fake high-end watches become more and more convincing, extra care must be taken when buying a piece. If you are looking for a new wristwatch or plan to invest in a collector’s item, here are seven steps to identify and avoid counterfeits:

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Jewelry: know how to get good online deals safely | Photo: Shutterstock

How to buy jewelry online

Online shopping has many advantages, but when it comes to valuable goods like fine jewelry, some precautions must be taken to make sure you have the best and safest experience.

Buying jewelry online comes with big pros and dangerous cons. On the one hand, you have access to a very extensive set of options and prices, anywhere in the globe, at the tip of your fingers.

On the other hand, you are buying a piece based on a picture, without actually seeing or touching it, from a seller whose reliability you can not always confirm.

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Chopard and Rihanna launch new jewelry collection

Singer and style icon Rihanna designed two exclusive jewelry collections in collaboration with Chopard. “Rihanna Loves Chopard” was launched during the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, celebrating the brand’s 20th year as the official partner of the Festival.

The new collaboration comprises an haute jewelry and a jewelry line, which reflect different influences and sides of the star’s personality. “I have always been in love with Chopard’s exquisite jewelry, so to actually design collections with them is something I still can’t believe,” she stated. “It was a really incredible process, and I learned so much!”.

Rihanna worked with Caroline Scheufele, Chopard’s Co-President and Creative Director, to create eleven pieces that capture the singer’s spirit and unique sense of style.

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