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How to buy Diamonds for Investment

Over the longer term diamond prices have consistently increased, so many people have considered them as an investment. When it comes to buying a stone for investment, the secret is in the planning.

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Tanzanite - a one generation gem stone

The story of Tanzanite gem stones is intriguing, a romantic journey which is playing out right in front of our eyes, right now!

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What is an aftermarket watch ?

At First State Auctions we sell new and pre-owned watches, all in very good to excellent condition. We only sell watches where ALL parts are original to the brand.

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People spend lots of money buying fine quality precious gems, but then don’t clean them regularly. The gems then lose their sparkling lustrous appearance.

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Perfection costs nearly $27 million

At the Christies ‘Magnificent Jewels Auction’ held in Geneva on May 15th 2013 the world’s largest ‘flawless’ and ‘colourless’ diamond ever put up for auction was sold for a record 25.9 million Swiss Francs (US$26.7 million). Christies were hoping to realize up to US$30 million.

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Ruby Treatment – the Good and the Bad

When it comes to some ruby treatments…the glass is not half full - its totally empty! Gems have been treated for centuries, and some of the treatments are commonly accepted in the jewellery trade and by gemmologists.

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