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September Birthstone – Sapphire Information

April 17, 2012
September Birthstone – Sapphire Information

The sapphire has a colorful, storied history unlike any other gem. A symbol of faith, nobility and truth, and long believed to have healing and protective powers, the sapphire’s dark blue hue has been coveted for thousands of years. Designated as September’s birthstone since the early 1900s, the sapphire brings depth and grace to the first month of autumn. The sapphire has been one of the biggest luxury jewelry trends ever since Kate Middleton began wearing Princess Diana’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring last fall. And with fashion icons such as Victoria Beckham and Beyoncé Knowles wearing sapphire jewelry both on and off the Red Carpet, the deep blue gem has never been more vogue. September is months away, but given the sapphire’s recent surge in popularity, now is the perfect time to invest in a piece of sapphire jewelry — especially a classic sapphire ring . Diamond & Estate Trust is especially smitten with this 10.16 carat Burma no-heat sapphire ring . At 10.16 carats, this certified no-heat Burma sapphire is one of the largest we’ve ever seen. Couple that magnificent size with two shield-cut diamonds and a classic setting, and you have a ring with unmistakable luxury and vibrancy. For an Art Deco take on the sapphire, we offer two vintage diamond and sapphire platinum Art Deco bracelets. The first, a 1950s French Art Deco bracelet , features a sleek setting and 10 carats each of white diamonds and blue sapphires. The second bracelet features a chic link design accented by 9 carats of diamonds and 2 carats of sapphires. The extremely rare Kashmir sapphire has been the most celebrated, valuable and coveted sapphire variety since the first Kashmir sapphire was discovered in India in the 1870s. Considering the world’s love affair with the Kashmir sapphire, we consider this spectacular Kashmir sapphire the prize of our luxury gem collection . At between 7 and 9 carats of luxurious, deep cornflower blue, this Kashmir sapphire in a highly-coveted cushion cut is a gem hunter’s dream. The facets in its classic cushion cut shine from every angle. For the ultimate symbol of luxury, look no further: Few gems in the world match the caliber of this Kashmir sapphire . Let Diamond & Estate Trust help you find the perfect loose sapphire or piece of vintage sapphire jewelry for your style. With a luxury collection filled with hand-picked estate jewelry , signed designer pieces, custom pieces , luxury watches (Rolex, Audemars, Patek Philippe) and rare Art Deco jewelry, our experts provide unparalleled pieces for an elite international clientele . Link: September Birthstone – Sapphire Information

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July Birthstone – Ruby Information

April 17, 2012
July Birthstone – Ruby Information

Few gems have a more colorful history than the ruby . With a rich, red color that instantly evokes passion, power and lust, the ruby has long been celebrated as the most royal of all the gems. And because July is characterized by hot sun, fire and the passions of summer, it’s no surprise that the ruby has been its official birthstone since the early 1900s. A vintage ballerina mount ruby ring from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection. More than any other month, July is synonymous with heat, fire, and the romance of warm summer days. This heat and lively spirit is perfectly reflected in the ruby’s vivid red hue. And with celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson and Emma Stone all choosing the ruby, you’ll be in luxurious company when you wear this royal gem. A 5.19 carat no-heat pigeon blood ruby ring from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection, The rarest of all the precious gems, the ruby is a luxurious choice any time of year. But given that summer is right around the corner, there’s no better time than now to indulge in a piece of passionate ruby jewelry. There’s nothing more sentimental than a gorgeous ruby ring, and Diamond & Estate Trust’s collection boasts ruby rings to fit every style. This 5.19 carat African pigeon blood no-heat ruby ring showcases the ruby in its most desirable hue: the rich, velvety shade known as pigeon blood . Flanked by two lustrous white diamonds, this antique ring stuns with its simple vintage charm. It would make the perfect engagement ring. A 4.98 carat no-heat ruby ring from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection. This 4.98 carat no-heat Burma ruby ring is the perfect reflection of the spirit of summer. This oval cut ruby has a fuchsia hue that pops against the ring’s stark band of white diamonds. A 5.09 carat no-heat Burma ring from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection. Boasting the same fuchsia hue but a sleeker band, this 5.09 carat no-heat Burma ruby ring is simultaneously delicate and bold. Looking for a loose ruby? This 6.04 carat no-heat Burma ruby from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection is the perfect foundation for a stunning custom piece . Its natural deep red color and classic oval shape would make this ruby ideal in either a modern or vintage setting.  We’d suggest flanking this ruby by two white diamonds, a classic style that brings out the ruby’s vivid deep-red color. A no-heat Burma ruby from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection. Using its discerning eye and extensive gem and vintage jewelry expertise, Diamond & Estate Trust has crafted a collection filled with the world’s most breathtaking pieces. Whether you’re located in Los Angeles, San Diego, Southern California, Miami, or even overseas, Diamond & Estate Trust should be your first choice for diamonds , rubies , sapphires , colored diamonds , vintage jewelry , designer pieces , and luxury watches .   Read the original: July Birthstone – Ruby Information

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July Birthstone – Ruby Information

April 17, 2012
July Birthstone – Ruby Information

Few gems have a more colorful history than the ruby . With a rich, red color that instantly evokes passion, power and lust, the ruby has long been celebrated as the most royal of all the gems. And because July is characterized by hot sun, fire and the passions of summer, it’s no surprise that the ruby has been its official birthstone since the early 1900s. A vintage ballerina mount ruby ring from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection. More than any other month, July is synonymous with heat, fire, and the romance of warm summer days. This heat and lively spirit is perfectly reflected in the ruby’s vivid red hue. And with celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson and Emma Stone all choosing the ruby, you’ll be in luxurious company when you wear this royal gem. A 5.19 carat no-heat pigeon blood ruby ring from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection, The rarest of all the precious gems, the ruby is a luxurious choice any time of year. But given that summer is right around the corner, there’s no better time than now to indulge in a piece of passionate ruby jewelry. There’s nothing more sentimental than a gorgeous ruby ring, and Diamond & Estate Trust’s collection boasts ruby rings to fit every style. This 5.19 carat African pigeon blood no-heat ruby ring showcases the ruby in its most desirable hue: the rich, velvety shade known as pigeon blood . Flanked by two lustrous white diamonds, this antique ring stuns with its simple vintage charm. It would make the perfect engagement ring. A 4.98 carat no-heat ruby ring from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection. This 4.98 carat no-heat Burma ruby ring is the perfect reflection of the spirit of summer. This oval cut ruby has a fuchsia hue that pops against the ring’s stark band of white diamonds. A 5.09 carat no-heat Burma ring from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection. Boasting the same fuchsia hue but a sleeker band, this 5.09 carat no-heat Burma ruby ring is simultaneously delicate and bold. Looking for a loose ruby? This 6.04 carat no-heat Burma ruby from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection is the perfect foundation for a stunning custom piece . Its natural deep red color and classic oval shape would make this ruby ideal in either a modern or vintage setting.  We’d suggest flanking this ruby by two white diamonds, a classic style that brings out the ruby’s vivid deep-red color. A no-heat Burma ruby from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection. Using its discerning eye and extensive gem and vintage jewelry expertise, Diamond & Estate Trust has crafted a collection filled with the world’s most breathtaking pieces. Whether you’re located in Los Angeles, San Diego, Southern California, Miami, or even overseas, Diamond & Estate Trust should be your first choice for diamonds , rubies , sapphires , colored diamonds , vintage jewelry , designer pieces , and luxury watches .   Read the original: July Birthstone – Ruby Information

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Brown Diamond Guide – Celebrity Jewelry Trend 2012

April 13, 2012

Diamond & Estate Trust couldn’t let our colored diamond week end without spotlighting the brown diamond, which has quickly become a luxury jewelry staple over the past few years. With celebrities such as Cate Blanchett, Hillary Swank, Lea Michelle, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez trusting the cognac diamond to complete their Red Carpet looks, you’ll be in fashionable company once you select a gorgeous brown diamond for your own collection. Here’s a quick guide to the brown diamond, also known as the cognac diamond or the chocolate diamond. A orange-brown diamond from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection. How rare are brown diamonds? Only one in 10,000 diamonds mined is a color other than white, making any colored diamond a rarity. Within the spectrum of colored diamonds , the brown diamond is in the middle of the road: a little more common than the yellow diamond , blue diamond , pink diamond , green diamond , and red diamond. But even though the brown or cognac diamond isn’t the rarest of the colored diamonds , it is still exceptional to find one naturally. Most of the world’s exquisite brown diamonds are produced at Australia’s Argyle Mine (which is also famous for champagne diamonds and pink diamonds). How do brown diamonds get their color? Because brown diamonds have soared in popularity lately, gemologists are devoting more time to understanding just what gives the brown diamond its beautiful, rich cognac color. Like most colored diamonds, a brown diamond gets its hue because of a structural irregularity in the diamond’s lattice. Some varieties of brown diamonds include golden brown diamonds,  brownish orange diamonds, champagne diamonds and cognac diamonds. As with any other colored diamond , the most important word to look for in its color classification is “natural.” Diamonds treated with irradiation or other artificial methods to achieve a brown color are far less valuable and far more common than natural fancy brown diamonds. What are some famous brown diamonds?

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Pink Diamond Guide – Celebrity Jewelry Trend 2012

April 11, 2012

Given that we’re now in the heart of the spring season, Diamond & Estate Trust is devoting this week to this season’s most colorful, lively luxury jewelry trend: colored diamonds . Up today is the pink diamond , perhaps the most popular colored diamond of the last few years. From its striking Red Carpet presence (did you see Penelope Ann Miller ’s 3 carat pink diamond ring at the 2012 Oscars?) to its massive price tag at Christie’s and Sotheby’s auctions (one fetched more than $600,000 just last month), it’s no surprise that the pink diamond is one of the most coveted gems of 2012. How rare are pink diamonds? Just how rare is the pink diamond? If you’ve been reading our posts this week, you already know that 1 in every 10,000 diamonds mined is a color other than white. Within the spectrum of colored diamonds , the pink diamond falls somewhere in the middle: It’s not as rare as the red, purple, blue or green diamond, but it is far less common than brown, black, yellow and grey diamonds. The number of pink diamonds in the world is so few that most people will never see one of these gorgeous gems outside of a museum or auction (which may explain the world’s excitement over the recent pink diamond discovery at Australia’s famed Argyle Mine!) How do pink diamonds get their color? Whereas nitrogen gives yellow diamonds their hue, and boron causes a diamond to turn blue, scientists are still not sure what causes diamonds to take on a gorgeous, rosy hue. Still, most agree that the romantic pink color is the result of a rare atomic structure present while a diamond is forming. As with most colored diamonds, the richer and deeper the pink hue, the more valuable the gem. When it comes to pink diamonds, natural fancy deep and fancy intense hues are the ultimate sign of luxury. Capitalizing on the world’s love affair with pink diamonds, many jewelers use techniques like irradiation and heat to turn white diamonds to that desirable rosy pink hue. Just remember that natural colored diamonds are much more valuable than artificially treated ones. Want to know for sure that a pink diamond has a natural color? Check its certification! What are some famous pink diamonds? The Conde Pink Diamond The largest known pink diamond in the world is the Darya-i-Nur or Sea of Light diamond. At 175 carats, this flawless, rosy pink diamond is found in the crown jewels of Iran. Another notable pink diamond is The Grand Conde, also known as The Conde Pink, The Conde Diamond, or Le Grande Conde. At 9.01 carats, this light pink pear-shaped diamond has as much beauty as it does history. The story goes that King Louis XIII presented this stunning diamond to Louis de Bourbon, the commander of the French Army during the Thirty Years’ War. And numerous pink diamonds have gained worldwide fame at recent luxury jewelry auctions . A fancy vivid pink 5 carat diamond in a chic cushion cut fetched $11.8 million at a Christie’s Hong Kong sale in 2009. Another pink diamond from Christie’s, a 14.23 carat rectangular cut fancy intense pink diamond, fetched $23.2 million at a 2010 sale in Hong Kong. And a 6.01 carat fancy vivid blue and pink diamond ring set a world record for price-per-carat when it fetched a cool $10.1 million in an October 2012 auction. What’s the next major pink diamond to go up on the auction block? An exquisite 9 carat cushion cut pink diamond ring that copper heiress Huguette Clark inherited from her mother. Christie’s expects this gorgeously cut, perfect condition pink diamond from 1910 to go for $10 million to $15 million when it’s sold later this month. What cut is best for pink diamonds? Pink diamonds are often seen paired with white diamonds , a popular design aesthetic that amplifies the beauty of a pink diamond’s color. Radiant, princess and brilliant cuts are preferred for pink diamonds, as these cuts feature strong facets that bring out the depth and color of a pink diamond. But because a pink diamond is so romantic, many jewelers choose antique cuts not commonly seen in colored diamonds. The cushion cut, for instance, is a soft, lustrous diamond cut that matches the romance of a soft pink diamond. Which celebrities wear pink diamonds? Penelope Ann Miller stole the spotlight at the 84th Annual Academy Awards when she wore a stunning 3 carat pink diamond ring that matched the powdery pink color of her vintage gown. Jennifer Lopez was one of the first celebrities spotted wearing a pink diamond, a magnificent 6 carat pink diamond engagement ring given to her by then-fiancée Ben Affleck. Mariah Carey, Nicole Kidman, and Salma Hayek have been spotted recently wearing pink diamonds. (We can’t think of anyone who’s worn a pink diamond better than Nicole Kidman did. Did you love her Red Carpet pink diamond Bulgari necklace as much as we did?) Pink diamonds and Diamond & Estate Trust For the ultimate symbol of luxury and romance, there’s nothing more exquisite than a rare, breathtaking pink diamond. This 6.8 carat fancy intense pink radiant cut diamond in our collection has a gorgeous natural hue and a quality cut that brings this pink diamond to life. It would be perfect in a classic ring setting or as a custom piece designed just for you by our experts.

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Blue Diamond Guide – Celebrity Jewelry Trend 2012

April 10, 2012
Blue Diamond Guide – Celebrity Jewelry Trend 2012

In honor of the spring season, Diamond & Estate Trust is devoting this week to the colored diamond , spring 2012’s most vibrant jewelry trend. Up today is the blue diamond, one of the rarest colored diamonds around. Although blue diamonds have always been celebrated by the world’s nobility (think the Hope Diamond’s cursed royal legacy), celebrities such as Jay-Z and Halle Berry have catapulted the blue diamond back into the fashion spotlight. Here’s a quick guide on the blue diamond. The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond How rare are blue diamonds? Only one in 10,000 mined diamonds is a color other than white. Within the spectrum of colored diamonds , the blue diamond is one of the rarest: only red and purple diamonds are more extraordinary than the blue diamond . The blue diamond may not be as rare as the red diamond, but these gorgeous blue gems are seldom discovered. Less than .1 percent of all diamonds mined have an intense fancy blue color . That may explain why blue diamonds command sky-high auction prices on the rare occasion when they do become available for public purchase. How do blue diamonds get their color? A white diamond takes on a deep blue hue when there’s a surplus of boron available during its formation below the Earth’s surface. The more boron found within a diamond’s carbon molecules, the more intense the diamond’s blue color becomes. When you’re determining the worth of a blue diamond, it’s safe to assume that the richest hue commands the largest price. Blue diamonds range from a deep, steely shade like the one found in the legendary Hope Diamond to a pale, subtle blue. Blue-green or blue-purple shades are less valuable than true, rich blue hued diamonds. When it comes to color , remember that naturally enhanced (heat treated) blue diamonds are far less valuable than blue diamonds with a natural color. Be sure to check a GIA certification to make sure the blue diamond you’re considering hasn’t been artificially treated to achieve its color. What are some famous blue diamonds? The Hope Diamond The 45.52 carat Blue Hope Diamond is regarded as one of the world’s most breathtaking gems. Currently housed in the Smithsonian, this steel blue cushion antique brilliant cut diamond is one of the largest known fancy blue colored diamonds ever discovered. Another famous blue diamond, the Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond , from India, sold for $24.3 million at a Christie’s auction in 2008, setting a record at the time for the highest auction price of any diamond or gem. The cushion cut diamond’s deep grayish blue color, magnificent 35.56 carat size and legendary history make it one of the most iconic blue diamonds in the world. Other notable blue diamonds include the 70.21 carat Idol’s Eye, which has a striking shape that combines the Old Mine Cut and the triangular cut; the 189.62 carat Orlov Diamond; the 35.27 carat Sultan of Morocco; and the 42.92 carat Terschenko Diamond. What cut works best for a blue diamond? Like other colored diamonds, a blue diamond’s hue is most striking when cut into a radiant, princess or brilliant cut. That’s mainly because the facets of these fiery cuts bring out the depth and hue of a colored diamond. Still, some diamond cutters , such as the one responsible for the Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond , choose a softer cut like the cushion cut to emphasize a colored diamond’s luster. Which celebrities wear blue diamonds? Jay-Z and Beyonce may have gained fanfare lately for wearing sapphires to celebrate the birth of Blue Ivy , but it seems the musicians are now moving on to even bigger, more valuable blue gems. Jay-Z has reportedly been scouring the world’s best jewelry collections this week for the ultimate fourth wedding anniversary gift for Beyonce: a gorgeous blue diamond.  And Halle Berry famously wore a pear shaped blue and white diamond necklace on the Red Carpet a few years ago, garnering rave reviews from luxury jewelers worldwide. Blue diamonds and Diamond & Estate Trust When you’re ready for the ultimate symbol of exceptional luxury, there’s no better choice than the elegant and stunning blue diamond. Diamond & Estate Trust’s collection includes colored diamonds in every hue in the color spectrum. Our experts can turn any loose gem into a truly magnificent colored diamond custom piece . Diamond & Estate Trust is Southern California’s most trusted buyer and seller of diamonds, gems, vintage jewelry and luxury watches . For the ultimate vibrant statement piece, view  our exquisite collection of colored diamonds . Looking for more information on colored diamonds? Be sure to check out yesterday’s post on the yellow diamond, and visit our blog everyday this week for a profile on a different colored diamond . Follow this link: Blue Diamond Guide – Celebrity Jewelry Trend 2012

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Yellow Diamond Guide – Celebrity Jewelry Trends 2012

April 10, 2012
Yellow Diamond Guide – Celebrity Jewelry Trends 2012

With spring finally upon us, it only seems fitting to devote some time to the colored diamond , spring 2012’s most vibrant jewelry trend. First up in Diamond & Estate Trust’s colored diamond series is the yellow diamond , which has long been celebrated for its lively hue but has become even more vogue lately thanks to celebrities such as Heidi Klum , Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Mangan. Here’s everything you need to know about the yellow diamond. What are some famous yellow diamonds? The Tiffany Yellow Diamond When most people think of the yellow diamond, the Tiffany Yellow is the first gem that comes to mind. Discovered in 1877 at South Africa’s Kimberley mine, the Tiffany Yellow has a stunning, rich saturation. It was a magnificent 287.42 carats when discovered, but was later cut into an awe-inspiring 128.51 carat cushion cut. One of the most recent yellow diamonds to go up for auction is the 110-carat Sun-Drop Diamond . The fancy vivid yellow diamond , found in South Africa and cut in a beautiful pear shape, fetched $11.3 million at a Sotheby’s auction in late 2011. It’s the latest indication of the yellow diamond’s strong popularity. Other famous yellow diamonds include the 407.48 carat Incomparable Diamond, the 205.47 carat Red Cross Diamond, the 137.37 carat Florentine Diamond, and the 132.43 carat cushion cut Sarah Diamond How rare are yellow diamonds? One in 10,000 diamonds mined is a color other than white. Within the spectrum of colored diamonds , the yellow diamond falls in the middle of the road: it’s more rare than brown or black diamonds, but a bit more common than red or blue diamonds. But even though the yellow diamond isn’t the rarest of the colored diamonds , it is still exceptional to find one with a natural yellow hue: a mere .1 percent of all diamonds mined have an intense fancy yellow color. How do yellow diamonds get their color? A fancy intense yellow diamond Yellow diamonds get their gorgeous, lively hue when there’s a surplus of nitrogen available while a diamond is forming. The more nitrogen trapped within a diamond’s carbon molecules, the more intense the diamond’s yellow hue. When you’re determining the worth of a yellow diamond, remember that a more vibrant hue is generally more valuable. Canary yellow diamonds, which are typically pale in color, are worth less than the darker, richer intense fancy yellow diamonds (although both lately have been commanding much higher prices than white diamonds !) It’s also important to remember that naturally enhanced (heat treated) yellow diamonds are far less valuable than yellow diamonds with a natural yellow color. Be sure to check a GIA certification to make sure the yellow diamond you’re considering hasn’t been artificially treated to achieve its color. What cuts and shapes are best for yellow diamonds? Yellow diamonds are typically seen flanked by white diamonds , which provide contrast that brings out the beauty of the yellow diamond’s hue. Fiery cuts such as the radiant, princess and brilliant cuts are preferred for yellow diamonds, as these cuts have striking facets that amplify a colored diamond’s color and depth. Which celebrities wear yellow diamonds? Marilyn Monroe and the Moon of Baroda Heidi Klum made fashion waves when she selected a large, cushion cut fancy light yellow diamond ring for her engagement to then-husband Seal. Hillary Clinton wore the gorgeous Kahn Canary Diamond to Bill Clinton’s presidential inauguration in 1993, and Carrie Underwood wears a 5 carat round brilliant yellow diamond engagement ring. Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, and Penelope Cruz have recently chosen yellow diamonds to complete their Red Carpet looks. And we can’t forget to mention Marilyn Monroe: the jewelry icon wore the famous Moon of Baroda yellow diamond to the premier of her film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes . Yellow diamonds and Diamond & Estate Trust Diamond & Estate Trust has an exquisite collection of colored diamonds of every hue imaginable. And when it comes to yellow diamonds, this stunning custom piece in our collection takes the prize.  Called the Aurora , this show-stopping custom piece featured a gorgeous .72 carat GIA certified fancy intense pink diamond bordered by round white diamonds and 7 carats of perfectly matched natural fancy yellow pear shaped diamonds that complete its lustrous look. A buttery 18K gold setting complements the striking color of this ring’s yellow diamonds and ensures that once you slip it on, your hand will glow from every angle. It’s not every day you come across a yellow diamond ring, let alone one with this many gorgeous fancy color graded yellow diamonds. Diamond & Estate Trust is the premier buyer and seller of diamonds, gems, vintage jewelry and luxury watches in Los Angeles and Southern California. For the ultimate statement piece, look no further than our exquisite collection of colored diamonds . Visit link: Yellow Diamond Guide – Celebrity Jewelry Trends 2012

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Asscher Cut – Joseph Asscher and Royal Asscher Diamond Company

April 7, 2012
Asscher Cut – Joseph Asscher and Royal Asscher Diamond Company

The Asscher cut diamond has always been one of the most coveted diamond cuts , but its strong, modern lines became even more vogue after the Asscher cut was profiled on the popular show Sex and the City. You’ll be in the company of celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel and Jessica Alba when you choose a piece of Asscher cut diamond jewelry . Who created the Asscher cut? Joseph Asscher The Asscher cut diamond was created in 1902 by famed diamond cutter and jewelry designer Joseph Asscher of the Asscher Diamond Company (now called the Royal Asscher Diamond Company).  Soon after Joseph Asscher debuted his new diamond cut, the world was captivated. The Asscher Diamond Company, which Joseph’s father had founded in 1854, patented the design and maintained exclusive rights of the Asscher cut until World War II. What does the Asscher cut look like? An emerald cut diamond, left, and an Asscher cut diamond. The Asscher cut is similar to the emerald cut in that it has a similar striking pavilion cut with rectangular facets that highlight a diamond’s clarity and depth. The main difference between the emerald cut and the Asscher cut is that the Asscher cut is square rather than rectangular. The Asscher cut was designed to draw your eye to the diamond itself rather than wow you with flash; that quality makes it an ideal diamond cut for an engagement ring . What is the Royal Asscher cut? About 100 years after the Asscher cut was created, two relatives of Joseph Asscher debuted the Royal Asscher cut. Known for its unparalleled light performance , the Royal Asscher cut features one extra break on the diamond’s pavilion, which gives this cut 74 facets instead of the Asscher’s 58 facets. The Royal Asscher Diamond Company holds the patent for the Royal Asscher cut, which debuted in 2001. The Asscher cut and Diamond & Estate Trust If you prefer a strong, modern cut that emphasizes a diamond’s color and depth, the Asscher cut is the perfect choice. This exquisite, 4.65 carat Asscher diamond in the Diamond & Estate Trust collection is the epitome of a precise diamond cut. With striking facets and a perfectly symmetric signature Asscher shape, this GIA certified diamond isn’t one you’ll easily forget. Diamond & Estate Trust is the premier luxury jeweler buyer and seller in Los Angeles, Southern California and beyond. We specialize in vintage jewelry , signed designer pieces, watches such as Rolex , Audemars and Patek Philippe , and loose gems such as diamonds , rubies and sapphires . Read more here: Asscher Cut – Joseph Asscher and Royal Asscher Diamond Company

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No-Heat Ruby – 5.09 Carat Burma Ruby Ring

March 31, 2012
No-Heat Ruby – 5.09 Carat Burma Ruby Ring

Lately, we’ve spotted a host of A-List celebrities — including Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Richie , Natalie Portman and Jennifer Lopez — wearing ruby rings on the Red Carpet. There’s no denying that the ruby ring is surging back into vogue just in time for spring, and the ruby options on the jewelry market are endless. But take it from the gem experts at Diamond & Estate Trust : although it can be difficult to find, a no-heat ruby is by far the most exquisite choice. Rubies have long been considered royal gems, both for their mythical healing properties and central role in the jewelry of some of history’s most famous nobility . When you’re looking to buy a ruby ring , the most important quality to consider is whether the ruby has been treated. Most low-value rubies on the market have been artificially heat-treated to improve color, usually by removing blue or purple hues. These rubies are the ones to avoid, as their value and beauty are both low-quality. A no-heat ruby – one with a naturally coveted hue not achieved through a treatment process – is truly an exquisite gem with unparalleled natural beauty. Why purchase something artificial when the natural version is much more gorgeous, rare and coveted? This 5.09 carat Burma no-heat ruby ring from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection is the epitome of modern luxury. The rich, full red color and slight blue tint make the Burma ruby highly coveted throughout the world, and this stunning, no-heat 5.09 carat ruby boasts all those exceptional qualities. This massive oval Burma ruby has a natural color and clean facets that make it shine vividly under any light. The white diamonds that surround the ruby are as delicate and chic as this ring’s modern platinum setting. It’s a vivid, lively ring that is just as vogue today as when it was handcrafted. And because this Burma ruby is a certified no-heat gem, you can be sure that it is of the highest quality imaginable. With an exquisite collection of luxury gems such as diamonds , colored diamonds , no-heat rubies and no-heat sapphires , Diamond & Estate Trust is Southern California’s premier luxury jewelry buyer and seller. We hand-pick each gem and piece of vintage jewelry in our collection based on quality, design and natural beauty. Link: No-Heat Ruby – 5.09 Carat Burma Ruby Ring

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22.76 Carat No Heat Burma Sapphire

March 29, 2012
22.76 Carat No Heat Burma Sapphire

It’s no secret that the Burma sapphire is one of the most coveted, celebrated and valuable sapphires the world has ever known. With its highly concentrated blue hue, undeniable regal quality and extreme rarity, the Burma sapphire captivates the world each time it appears at a luxury jewelry auction . When you add a Burma sapphire to your personal jewelry collection, you are choosing a gem with timeless beauty and unparalleled impact. At 22.76 carats, this GIA certified Burma no-heat sapphire from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection is the discovery of a lifetime. From its color and cut all the way to its massive carat count, this gem is the epitome of what makes Burma sapphires so striking. This sapphire has a velvety, midnight blue color and endless depth, both of which are rarely seen in any no-heat sapphire , let alone one this large. But its most exceptional quality is its near-perfect clarity, which magnifies the color and depth of this stunning sapphire . This Burma sapphire’s perfectly symmetrical emerald cut makes it ideal for a wide array of jewelry styles and settings. For the ultimate bold statement, make this sapphire the focal point of a ring with a platinum setting that amplifies its deep blue color. At nearly 23 carats, this sapphire could also be a stunning pendant on a statement necklace. Sapphire necklaces and rings are both classic luxury looks that will put you in the company of some of history’s most vogue nobility and today’s foremost fashion icons . And if you want a piece to reflect the uniqueness of this exceptional Burma no-heat sapphire, collaborate with the experts at Diamond & Estate Trust to create a custom piece perfectly suited to your style. With an exquisite collection of hand-picked loose gems including sapphires , diamonds , colored diamonds and rubies , and gorgeous vintage jewelry including watches by Rolex , Audemars and Patek Philippe , Diamond & Estate Trust is Southern California’s premier luxury jewelry buyer and seller . We provide Los Angeles, San Diego and Southern California with an unparalleled collection of luxury jewelry.  See the original post: 22.76 Carat No Heat Burma Sapphire

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