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ABC of Jewellers

ABC of Jewellers Here we present an ABC of jewellers whose work has been offered at auction at Dupuis: Around the world and around the alphabet, Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers has offered jewels to bidders from East to West, and … Continue reading

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Diamond Carat Weight: Large is Rare

Diamonds By The Carat: Large Is Rare We weigh diamonds in carats. A carat is a metric measurement of 200 milligrams. That means 5 carats equals a gram. Most people will never own a gram of diamonds. While a large diamond … Continue reading

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Antique Jewels: 19th Century

ANTIQUE JEWELS: VICTORIAN Antique jewels have a story. Sometimes we aren’t told what the story is. We can, however, discover the tale by reading the secrets of the jewel. History is a moment in time. In antique jewels, these moments … Continue reading

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Egyptian influences

 Egyptian Influences Did you know that the world has been fascinated with the world of ancient Egypt since it was not ancient? Every time someone uncovers a tomb or grave in ancient Egypt, we see Egyptian influences flowing in to … Continue reading

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Did You Know? Tanzanite is a one source gem

Tanzanite: A One Source Gem   Did you know, Tanzanite is a one source gem?  This remarkable blue to purple blue gem comes from one place in the world. The gem is mined in Arusha, near Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. … Continue reading

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Did You Know? Royal Provenance

Royal Provenance This antique brooch, Circa 1850, is accompanied by a notarized letter indicating that it is from the estate of His Imperial Highness, Archduke of Austria, Luis Salvador of Habsburg-Lorraine and Borbon. Royal Provenance makes everything more interesting. It … Continue reading

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Award Winning Jewels

JEWELLERY DESIGN Jewels are small works of art. Each is designed and planned by an artist who has the ideas to create a small wearable artwork. Jewellery design competitions are a place for artists to shine. The designer uses precious … Continue reading

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Flawless

Flawless The word “flawless” means one thing.  “Flawless” indicates that an item is without imperfection or blemish. It conveys the impression of something very special, out of the ordinary. Sports and Arts Only the rarest of things is flawless. In the sports … Continue reading

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Inclusions in Gems, a view of the inner world of gemstones

 INCLUSIONS  IN GEMS A view of the inner world of gemstones The inner world of gems is fascinating. Inclusions found within gems are the things that get gemmologists hooked on this science. We love to look at the fascinating crystals, … Continue reading

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Garnet: A Gem of All Colours

Garnets are among the most familiar gems, and they are the birthstone for January. We usually think of garnets as brownish red, but they come in a rainbow of colours and are among the most interesting gems available.  They are … Continue reading

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