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Perfect for Mother’s day – pearl jewellery

29.04.2010


south sea cultured pearl drop earrings

It’s really the perfect gift, it’s traditional, it’s expensive looking but not so costly that she feels guilty, and she can wear it anywhere. Young people can give one of these pearl necklaces to their mom, and she can get dressed up and go out on the town. A customized pearl necklace is one of the […]

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Custom Made EGL 3 stone engagement ring

27.04.2010


Vancouver custom made engagement ring

EGL F color center stone with DEF color side stones, SI clarity in 14K white gold setting. No photoshop in this picture, you can see how white these diamonds look. The client got to see all these 3 diamonds loose before I put them togehter in a ring. It’s always important to show diamonds to […]

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Charming old diamond cut

22.04.2010


Old mine cut diamond

There is a charm to the older stones (stones that were cut, like, over 100 years ago). Art Deco and Edwardian rings are the most  popular styles among consumers who love antique and estate jewelry. Diamonds were cut for the degree of indoor light that existed at that time. So an old mine, old European, old cushion […]

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Custom Made Pink sapphire and diamond band

20.04.2010


custom made pink sapphire and white diamond ring

I replaced the pink diamonds for sapphires for this client so we could stay under the budget. I purposely hand picked these baby pink color pink sapphires one by one so they have a more soft and “diamond” look to them. Although these are not pink diamonds but they look just as gorgeous and she […]

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Commissioned Pieces – South Sea Pearl Pendant

15.04.2010


South Sea Pearl Pendant

South sea pearl pendant in 18K white gold and a small yellow diamond in the bail. I was commissioned to source or make some sort of pearl jewellery by a family for mother’s day. I sourced this loose pearl and put it together with the 18K white gold bail with a yellow diamond in it. It was […]

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Tiara on your wedding day?

14.04.2010


Diamond tiara

LOVE IT!!!!!! Elegant tiara pavè set with pink diamonds weighing approx. 4.15cts in 18K rose gold. Est sell price $70,000 to $90,000 ($9,018 USD to $11,600 USD) and sold at $125,000 HKD (approx. $16,105 USD) at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. Tiaras were historically worn by women for special events such as pageants, proms, and weddings. Tiaras from […]

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Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Sold in HK!

09.04.2010


Fancy vivid rare blue diamond

A rare, fancy vivid, internally flawless blue 5.16 carat diamond has been sold for $6.4m (£4.2m) at an auction in Hong Kong. The gemstone, originally from the De Beers Millennium Collection, is one of 12 in a collection the diamond company says took decades to put together.

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Whistler, British Columbia Canada

09.04.2010


Vancouver winter olympics monica

Finally the Olympic is over and Whistler is open to the public again. I went to Asia so I didn’t see much of Olympics but I still managed to wonder around a bit before I left town to enjoy the Olympic atmosphere. Ya ya I know it’s very Asian of me to do what I […]

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My New GIA Polariscope

08.04.2010


Diamond broker Vancouver

Finally, I never should have bought anything else other than this.  I thought it’s a little too expensive so I bought a proable one from somewhere else. After struggling for 3 months with this proable one, after wanting to throw it out the window from time to time, I finally bought the GIA polariscope. Yes it’s like $400 USD but […]

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Pink Diamond Lotus by DeBeers

07.04.2010


Pink Diamond specialist Vancouver

The natural color of the diamond is created under extreme conditions and deserves a special setting. I’ve talked about how rare pink diamonds are over and over and made a few pieces for clients myself. I am happy to see it’s getting more and more popular! I came across this new collection the other day […]

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