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  • July Birthstone - Ruby

    July Birthstone – Ruby

    In 1560 Benvenuto Cellini stated  ” the price of ruby was eight times that of diamond.”  And today, ruby remains the most expensive gemstone, in sizes over three carats, rivaling the price of diamond.  Wearing a ruby was said to preserve the health of the wearer […]

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  • La Peregrina Pearl

    La Peregrina Pearl

    One of the world’s most famous pearls, Peregrina, which translates from “pilgrim” is an appropriate name for a gem with five hundred years of history.  La Peregrina is currently on loan from Elizabeth Taylor at the Cartier Boutique in Beverly Hills for the 100th anniversary […]

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  • Famous Diamonds, Elizabeth Taylor

    The spectacular 69.42 carat tear drop shape diamond went to auction in 1969 in New York City.

    The spectacular 69.42 carat tear drop shape diamond went to auction in 1969 in New York City. The fifty sixth largest cut diamond in the world was sold by Harry Winston in 1967 to Mrs. Harriet Annenberg-Ames.  The diamond became the focus of the Parke-Bernet […]

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