CATEGORY: Diamonds

Designed/Unsigned: Suzanne Belperron

Posted In: Collateral Loan , Colored Stones , Diamonds , Gold & Diamond Jewelry , Pawn Loan

While the majority of artists in any field guarantee proper attribution by signing their work, one magnificent jewelry designer in the 20th century famously declared, “My style is my signature.” Suzanne Belperron, regarded as the first woman master jeweler in modern history, used a magical combination of materials, motifs, and innovative techniques over a long […]

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The Five Most Expensive Colored Diamonds Sold at Auction

Posted In: Collateral Loan , Colored Stones , Diamonds , Pawn Loan

In just ten years, more specifically from 2009 to 2018, the three main fancy-colored diamond categories – pink, yellow and blue – exhibited a price increase of approximately 123%. The colored diamond market is growing exponentially and investment in the commodity has demonstrated consistent returns. The highest-priced gems are collected like fine art – the […]

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Modern Master: Mario Buccellati

Mario Buccellati Jewelry
Posted In: Collateral Loan , Diamonds , Gold & Diamond Jewelry

The name Buccellati immediately conjures an array of images in the mind of any jewelry connoisseur: whimsical objects in silver, elaborate table centerpieces, improbably delicate jewels, and lushly textured expanses of precious metal. The modern history of the Buccellati family’s renowned works in silver, gold, and platinum begins in the first decades of the 20th […]

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What is Melee?

Posted In: Diamonds , Gold & Diamond Jewelry , Pawn Shop

Not to be confused with the definition of melee that means a tumultuous ruckus or disordered fray, in the world of jewelry, melee are very small diamonds. The Gemological Institute of America classifies any diamond weighing less than 1/5 carat to be melee, meaning that these little treasures can be as small as 1/1000 of […]

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