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Limited Edition Emerald Ring Takes the Spotlight

By Kevin P. McVay Carelle Ltd., an American Gem Society member, recently announced a show-stopping custom piece—a gorgeous and expensive emerald ring. The vivid Zambian emerald at its center is 8.52 ct and is lightly included. The ring itself is set in platinum and features 1.82 ct of diamond pavé created from 200 stunning diamonds individually set by hand. As true with most colored gemstones, the larger its carat size, the rarer the gem. This correlation is due to the increasing difficulty of discovering natural gemstones that are larger and heavier. Carat weight, however, is only one out of four globally

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3 Reasons Why We Love Peridot, the August Birthstone

By Kevin P. McVay August’s birthstone is the magical peridot, a yellow-green to lime-green gemstone that is said to have healing properties that help bring its wearers power and influence. There are many reasons why we like the peridot, even if we weren’t born in August. The peridot might be what we need to complete the finishing touches to our perfect summer look. Here’s why we think it’s so popular: It has history. The Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun.” Some even believe that Cleopatra’s famous emerald collection might have actually been peridot. The Romans used the gem

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