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    Gem Breakfast Blog

    October's second birthstone, tourmaline is an incredibly vibrant gemstone that comes in every color of the rainbow - including multi-colored stones that look like the juiciest gem-iest watermelon!
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    Everything you need to know about pear shaped diamonds.
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    The pros and cons of solid gold, gold filled, gold plated, and vermeil jewelry.
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    Portrait cut diamonds are ultra-thin diamonds that resemble a perfectly clear pane of glass. With a completely open table and faceting only on the outer edges of the diamond, portrait cuts are made to to be totally transparent with light-catching sparkle along the edges.
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    Everyone's new favorite modern minimalist setting, bezel set engagement rings are having a major moment, but the truth is, bezel settings have been around forever. Effortlessly chic and very much the clean girl aesthetic, bezel settings were the first kind of gemstone setting ever used. They're the just-right marriage of antique and modern. 
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    Peruse color grade charts, learn about every color on the GIA scale and learn pro-tips to pick the perfect diamond color grade for you.
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    Heated vs Unheated Sapphire! Know the difference between unheated and heated sapphires, reasons to love heat a heated sapphires and an unheated sapphire, and things to consider when buying either type of sapphire.
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    We get this question a lot: which one is better – white gold or platinum? And truthfully, there’s no one-and-done answer! It all depends on what’s important to you – color, purity, finish, price, durability, or long-term care. Keep reading for our help-you-decide guide!
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    What are Champagne Diamonds? Everybody knows we love the unconventional, the unusual, and the avant-garde, so naturally we’re on board with the ever-effervescent champagne diamond. Maybe you’ve heard of champagne diamonds, maybe not, but today we’re here to raise a glass to these under-hyped but incredibly gorgeous golden-hued champagne diamonds. 
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    A comprehensive guide to Asscher cut diamonds. We cover all the facts to know about Asscher cut diamonds.
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    Whether you're treating yourself or shopping for an emerald cut engagement ring for someone else, look no further for all things emerald cut: What is an emerald cut diamond, why we love emerald cuts, how to choose an emerald cut diamond, emerald cut versus cushion cut, asscher cut, and radiant cut, and the most famous emerald cut diamonds
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    Everything you need to know about radiant cut diamonds:What is a radiant cut diamonds: why we love them, how to choose a radiant diamond, radiant cut Q & A, radiant cut versus other diamond shapes
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