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From the light blue of the sky to the deep blue of the sea, aquamarines shine over an extraordinarily beautiful range of mainly light blue colours. Aquamarine is a fascinatingly beautiful gemstone.

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Graceful, elegant and eternally sophisticated pearl jewellery is perfect for adding a distinctly feminine edge to any look.

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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.

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Top 10 tips for looking after your jewellery

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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