Issue 16, April 27, 2023
Last Week's Hits
Most notable stories from last week were…
1.) Laboratory-Grown Diamonds
vs. Synthetic Diamonds
What's the Difference?

3.) Exclusive Interview with Dev Shetty
Founder and CEO of Fura Gems

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Now On To This Week's News!
Big Box Brands Banking on Synthetics,
er, Lab-Grown
Let's not be confused.
Over the past several days, we have been seeing more conversation about what to call manmade, created diamonds so they can be discussed clearly with consumers.

Our feature story last week was an effort to make this conversation less confusing. (See Laboratory-Grown Diamonds vs. Synthetic Diamonds – What’s the Difference?)

It would be nice if the industry could settle and be less confused.

However, just yesterday, I was presented with a white paper from a big box firm explaining to their audience that “A lab-created diamond is not ‘synthetic’. 

GIA Live Online - Continuing Education
Seminars coming up soon!
Log into, go to continuing education under GIA Alumni, and check out all of the online programs available.

In Bahrain, only Natural Pearls will do
A real gem: In Bahrain, only Natural Pearls will do.

When customers walk into a jewelry store in Bahrain and see a showcase of pearls, they are, unusually “100 percent natural — the results of preserving a centuries-old industry.”

The Story Behind the Lion
Smithsonian Magazine
"With more than 10,000 gems, the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection is brimming with breathtaking stones like the scintillating Whitney Flame Topaz, the radiant Carmen Lúcia Ruby and the iconic Hope Diamond. But mineralogist Jeffrey Post, the National Museum of Natural History’s curator-in-charge of gems and minerals, thinks the collection's newest addition will stop museum visitors in their tracks."

2023 Town & Country Jewelry Awards

Town & Country Magazine is celebrating the art of jewelry!

Jewelry is a celebration of the lasting beauty—and eternal value—of the most tangible assets of the year.

The Lesotho Pink
108 carat fancy intense pink
On March 23, 2023, a spectacular 108 carat pink diamond was recovered at the Kao Mine, located near Kao, Lesotho.

Storm Mountain Diamonds (Pty) Ltd announced the recovery with the diamond weight at 108.39 cts.

"This exceptionally rare Type IIa gemstone is one of the largest pink diamonds in history to have been recovered."

Another Queen
Freddie Mercury's Crown up for Auction
Born in 1946, Frederick Bulsara, in Zanzibar, he moved to London with his family in 1959.

Freddie Mercury, the powerful and flamboyant lead singer of the band Queen, died in 1991 at his home in Kensington at the age of 45.

Under his leadership, the hard-rock, pop, heavy-metal, rock-group recorded super hits like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Are the Champions," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," and "Another One Bites The Dust."

Mercury was an avid collector and loved Sotheby's. Now his personal affects go on the block.

Elizabeth Taylor’s Crown Jewels
Yes, we are keeping it Royal this week as we get closer to The Coronation of His Majesty The King, Charles III.

This time, our queen is actress Elizabeth Taylor, talking about her royal collection of jewels.

They are famous, and extraordinary!

Can't Get Enough of the Royals
"There are 142 objects with over 23,000 gemstones that make up the Crown Jewels, from crowns, sceptres, and orbs to swords, maces, and trumpets that are never used.

The Royal Family estimates that a majority of these treasures have been amassed since 1660 (with the reign of Charles II), but some date back 800 years."

On Display in Singapore
The jewels belonging to Heidi Horten are traveling right now, on their way to Singapore in their global city viewing tour. Last on the trip, Geneva, for the auction that will take place on May 10th and 12th

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AGA Las Vegas Conference
MVEye Announces
Lab Grown Diamond Market Intel report
Rui Galopim announces
new seminars available
Boucheron’s Queen Elizabeth II
inspired brooch 
Boucheron, one of the British royal family’s most trusted jewellers, is creating a modern spin on a vintage pin.

An aquamarine high jewellery brooch, once owned and adored by Queen Elizabeth II, was the inspiration.

The Scottish Gemmological Association
2023 Annual Conference
April 28th, 2023.

Smithsonian Craft Show
National Building Museum
May 3-7, 2023.

The Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts
ASJRA’S 18th Annual Conference
“Iconic Jewelry Firms”
May 6-7, 2023.

International Gemmological Research Industries
NCJV Conference
“Sourcing gems and diamonds”
Brisbane 30th June – 3rd July, 2023

The Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
– May 29 – June 1, 2023

Wynn, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
– May 31 – June 3, 2023

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
– May 31 – June 5, 2023

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
– June 1-4, 2023

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
– June 2-5, 2023

Hong Kong, China HKCEC
– June 22-25, 2023
Fabergé Launches Coronation Locket
Fabergé unveils its latest capsule collection, a jewellery offer to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III that takes place on 6 May.

It has added two new commemorative lockets to its Heritage collection

Camilla is not the Only Queen
with an Amazing Jewelry Box 
The Danish royal family celebrated a significant milestone last year, as they marked Queen Margrethe II’s Golden Jubilee.

The ceremony was a testament to her long-standing reign, which began on January 14th, 1972.

Open a Book!
Two books - one thriller, one true life
True Life Story
The Chatham Legacy, an American Story, written by Tom Chatham, is the history of Chatham Created gemstones, their discoveries, successes, and their legal battles with the FTC.

The book describes three generations of Chatham’s and their role in what became a revolution in the jewelry industry – the secret of growing emeralds inside a laboratory. Carroll Chatham’s discovery followed by Tom Chatham’s business sense, set the precedence early in the laboratory grown movement.
Tom takes the reader through a colorful journey of innovation in the early years of the 20th century and how a boy’s love of chemistry became a family’s legacy. Carroll’s scientific discoveries were groundbreaking at the time. Rules and regulations did not yet exist, at least not to the standard it is today. Consequently, the Federal Trade Commission was not prepared to define the proper terminology for this conception. Thus, Chatham took the FTC to court in Washington, D.C. in a battle that lasted 3 years to rightfully name his incredible emerald creations.

Grit & Glamour
In the years he’s built his highly successful career, world-renown gem expert Tom Strawbridge has seen it all. He knows that opportunities don’t just fall into your lap.

Or so he thought.

But when an enticing divorcee brings a magnificent brooch that she’s inherited from a European relative to Tom for an appraisal, he can’t believe his luck. The unknown jewel, from one of the world’s greatest jewelry houses, is extremely valuable with a colorful history to match.

But all good things come with a price, and this rare find is no exception.

When Tom ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time, he’s pulled into a world of danger, organized crime, and law-enforcement’s plan to take down a human trafficking ring. And the brooch might be the key to everything.

Just like the gemstones, the plan would have to be flawless. But is it worth the risk?

50,000 Diamonds in one Ring!
It's a world's record! Over 50,000 diamonds, set into one ring!

And the ring isn't even overly large, considering you have it set with 50,000 diamonds.

Yes, fifty thousand.

I don't know ... would you call that "serious bling," or just simply "carbonacious"?

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