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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Monday the 12th of November 2018

An all-diamond ring custom crafted from a single rough gem is expected to fetch up to $250,000 when Sotheby's offers it for sale Dec. 5 at the (RED) Auction in Miami. Proceeds from the sale will support HIV/AIDS programs in Africa. Conceived by Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, and renowned industrial designer Marc Newson, The (Red) Diamond Ring will contain no metal elements. It will come to life by removing material rather than adding it. We've got all the details at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

An all-diamond ring custom crafted from a single rough gem is expected to fetch up to $250,000 when Sotheby's offers it for sale Dec. 5 at the (RED) Auction in Miami. Proceeds from the sale will support HIV/AIDS programs in Africa. Conceived by Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, and renowned industrial designer Marc Newson, The (Red) Diamond Ring will contain no metal elements. It will come to life by removing material rather than adding it. We've got all the details at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Friday the 9th of November 2018

Music Friday: Country music artist Tracy Byrd tells the story of Tommy and Janey's life-changing trip to a jewelry store in 1997's "Don't Love Make a Diamond Shine." They're holding hands and staring into the bridal case when a particular ring catches Tommy's eye. Byrd sings, "Mister bring it closer, mister can we hold it / I think it's gonna fit just fine / As he slipped it on her hand, Janey kissed her man / Don't love make a diamond shine." Byrd goes on to explain that any diamond — no matter what size — looks like a million bucks "sittin' on the hand of a girl in love." Read the rest of the story and hear the audio clip at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Music Friday: Country music artist Tracy Byrd tells the story of Tommy and Janey's life-changing trip to a jewelry store in 1997's "Don't Love Make a Diamond Shine." They're holding hands and staring into the bridal case when a particular ring catches Tommy's eye. Byrd sings, "Mister bring it closer, mister can we hold it / I think it's gonna fit just fine / As he slipped it on her hand, Janey kissed her man / Don't love make a diamond shine." Byrd goes on to explain that any diamond — no matter what size — looks like a million bucks "sittin' on the hand of a girl in love." Read the rest of the story and hear the audio clip at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Thursday the 8th of November 2018

It took the designers and artisans at Atelier Swarovski a total of 930 hours to complete the bejeweled 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra, an impressive work that will worn by supermodel Elsa Hosk at this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The $1 million bra and body chain are adorned with 2,100 diamonds weighing a total of 71 carats. The gems are set in sterling silver. "The Fantasy Bra is blinding," the Swedish model told a fashion magazine. "It's like, 'Whoa.' [There are] 2,000 diamonds on it. That's a little crazy." Story continues at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

It took the designers and artisans at Atelier Swarovski a total of 930 hours to complete the bejeweled 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra, an impressive work that will worn by supermodel Elsa Hosk at this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The $1 million bra and body chain are adorned with 2,100 diamonds weighing a total of 71 carats. The gems are set in sterling silver. "The Fantasy Bra is blinding," the Swedish model told a fashion magazine. "It's like, 'Whoa.' [There are] 2,000 diamonds on it. That's a little crazy." Story continues at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Wednesday the 7th of November 2018

When British archaeologist Howard Carter entered the intact tomb of King Tutankhamun in 1922, he encountered thousands of luxury objects intended to accompany the boy king into the afterworld. Among the items was a breastplate depicting the god Ra as a winged scarab carrying the sun and moon into the sky. The scarab was carved from a pale greenish-yellow stone that Carter identified as chalcedony, but was later classified at Libyan Desert Glass (LDG). Learn more about this super-rare mineral at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

When British archaeologist Howard Carter entered the intact tomb of King Tutankhamun in 1922, he encountered thousands of luxury objects intended to accompany the boy king into the afterworld. Among the items was a breastplate depicting the god Ra as a winged scarab carrying the sun and moon into the sky. The scarab was carved from a pale greenish-yellow stone that Carter identified as chalcedony, but was later classified at Libyan Desert Glass (LDG). Learn more about this super-rare mineral at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Tuesday the 6th of November 2018

Rami Malek, who portrays Freddie Mercury in the newly released Queen biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody," pulled off the uncanny resemblance by wearing a mouth apparatus that mimicked the music legend's buck teeth. Although they were uncomfortable, by the end of filming he felt naked without them. On Thursday, he revealed on "Ellen" why he decided to cast them in gold. Story and video at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Rami Malek, who portrays Freddie Mercury in the newly released Queen biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody," pulled off the uncanny resemblance by wearing a mouth apparatus that mimicked the music legend's buck teeth. Although they were uncomfortable, by the end of filming he felt naked without them. On Thursday, he revealed on "Ellen" why he decided to cast them in gold. Story and video at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Monday the 5th of November 2018

A young couple visiting Prince Edward Island for the Labour Day weekend thought they struck it rich when a $2 board game purchased at a second-hand store yielded $18,000 worth of diamond jewelry. Chris Lightfoot and Mandy Flack could hardly believe their eyes when they discovered a trove of diamond rings hidden under the box's false bottom. After the story went viral, a forgetful widow came forward as the rightful owner. Find out what happened next at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

A young couple visiting Prince Edward Island for the Labour Day weekend thought they struck it rich when a $2 board game purchased at a second-hand store yielded $18,000 worth of diamond jewelry. Chris Lightfoot and Mandy Flack could hardly believe their eyes when they discovered a trove of diamond rings hidden under the box's false bottom. After the story went viral, a forgetful widow came forward as the rightful owner. Find out what happened next at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Friday the 2nd of November 2018

Music Friday: In 1977, Don Williams topped the "Billboard" U.S. Hot Country Songs chart with "I'm Just a Country Boy," a sweet ballad about a young man who is in love with the prettiest girl in town. She wears a bit of bling and he fears that she'll turn down his marriage proposal because he can't afford a "store-bought ring with a sparkling diamond stone." What he can give her is a loving heart and a country boy's deep appreciation of nature's treasures. Backstory and video at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Music Friday: In 1977, Don Williams topped the "Billboard" U.S. Hot Country Songs chart with "I'm Just a Country Boy," a sweet ballad about a young man who is in love with the prettiest girl in town. She wears a bit of bling and he fears that she'll turn down his marriage proposal because he can't afford a "store-bought ring with a sparkling diamond stone." What he can give her is a loving heart and a country boy's deep appreciation of nature's treasures. Backstory and video at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Thursday the 1st of November 2018

Three tiny moon rocks brought to the Earth by Soviet cosmonauts in 1970 are expected to fetch upwards of $1 million when they hit the auction block at Sotheby's New York on November 29. The specimens weigh approximately .07 carats combined, so their per-carat tally could reach a staggering $14.3 million. Check out the full story at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Three tiny moon rocks brought to the Earth by Soviet cosmonauts in 1970 are expected to fetch upwards of $1 million when they hit the auction block at Sotheby's New York on November 29. The specimens weigh approximately .07 carats combined, so their per-carat tally could reach a staggering $14.3 million. Check out the full story at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Wednesday the 31st of October 2018

On Monday, Gemfields unveiled "Inkalamu," a 5,655-carat Zambian emerald crystal with remarkable clarity and a perfectly balanced golden green hue. The carat weight is equivalent to 1.1 kg or 2.5 lbs. Inkalamu, which means the "Lion Emerald" in the regional Bemba language, will be offered for sale at Gemfields' next auction, which will take place in Singapore in November. Check out the full story at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

On Monday, Gemfields unveiled "Inkalamu," a 5,655-carat Zambian emerald crystal with remarkable clarity and a perfectly balanced golden green hue. The carat weight is equivalent to 1.1 kg or 2.5 lbs. Inkalamu, which means the "Lion Emerald" in the regional Bemba language, will be offered for sale at Gemfields' next auction, which will take place in Singapore in November. Check out the full story at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Tuesday the 30th of October 2018

Adorned with 600 cultured pearls and valued at $400,000, the bejeweled Tournament of Roses crown was placed on the head of 17-year-old Louise Deser Siskel during a coronation ceremony last Tuesday evening at the Pasadena Playhouse in Southern California. Learn more about the 2019 Rose Queen and her impressive crown at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Adorned with 600 cultured pearls and valued at $400,000, the bejeweled Tournament of Roses crown was placed on the head of 17-year-old Louise Deser Siskel during a coronation ceremony last Tuesday evening at the Pasadena Playhouse in Southern California. Learn more about the 2019 Rose Queen and her impressive crown at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Monday the 29th of October 2018

Justine Aichelberger and Jesse Seads met at a Halloween party seven years ago, so when the young man was plotting a surprise marriage proposal recently, he was determined to include pumpkins — many pumpkins — in his plan. Seads had arranged for his girlfriend to "win" an aerial tour over Vancouver Island. Here's what happened next... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Justine Aichelberger and Jesse Seads met at a Halloween party seven years ago, so when the young man was plotting a surprise marriage proposal recently, he was determined to include pumpkins — many pumpkins — in his plan. Seads had arranged for his girlfriend to "win" an aerial tour over Vancouver Island. Here's what happened next... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Friday the 26th of October 2018

Music Friday: Lauren Mayberry of the Scottish synthpop band Chvrches (pronounced churches) implores her young fans to embrace their mistakes and "Make Them Gold." The empowerment anthem reinforces the notion that nobody is perfect and mistakes are actually a blessing in disguise. She sings, "We are made up of our mistakes / We are falling but not alone / We will take the best parts of ourselves / And make them gold." Full story and live performance video at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Music Friday: Lauren Mayberry of the Scottish synthpop band Chvrches (pronounced churches) implores her young fans to embrace their mistakes and "Make Them Gold." The empowerment anthem reinforces the notion that nobody is perfect and mistakes are actually a blessing in disguise. She sings, "We are made up of our mistakes / We are falling but not alone / We will take the best parts of ourselves / And make them gold." Full story and live performance video at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Thursday the 25th of October 2018

A diamond-shaped reflective balloon the size of two school buses will be delivered into low-Earth orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in mid-November. Visible from the Earth without the aid of a telescope, the "The Orbital Reflector" by artist Trevor Paglen will appear as bright as a star in the Big Dipper. The high-flying diamond could go down in history as the most widely viewed artwork of all time. Get the full story at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

A diamond-shaped reflective balloon the size of two school buses will be delivered into low-Earth orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in mid-November. Visible from the Earth without the aid of a telescope, the "The Orbital Reflector" by artist Trevor Paglen will appear as bright as a star in the Big Dipper. The high-flying diamond could go down in history as the most widely viewed artwork of all time. Get the full story at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Wednesday the 24th of October 2018

Hollywood starlet Marilyn Monroe sang "Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend" and wore the 24-carat Moon of Baroda diamond while promoting "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" in 1953. "It’s gorgeous!" Monroe gasped when she first set eyes on the pear-shaped, VS2, canary yellow stone. It was the largest diamond she ever wore in her lifetime. On Nov. 27, the Moon of Baroda will regain the spotlight at Christie's Magnificent Jewels Sale in Hong Kong. We've got the pre-sale estimate and much more at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Hollywood starlet Marilyn Monroe sang "Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend" and wore the 24-carat Moon of Baroda diamond while promoting "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" in 1953. "It’s gorgeous!" Monroe gasped when she first set eyes on the pear-shaped, VS2, canary yellow stone. It was the largest diamond she ever wore in her lifetime. On Nov. 27, the Moon of Baroda will regain the spotlight at Christie's Magnificent Jewels Sale in Hong Kong. We've got the pre-sale estimate and much more at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Tuesday the 23rd of October 2018

The Golden State Warriors kicked off a new season with a ring ceremony last Tuesday to commemorate their 2017-18 championship run. The rings’ most interesting feature is the reversible top, the first-of-its-kind for a championship ring. We got all the details at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

The Golden State Warriors kicked off a new season with a ring ceremony last Tuesday to commemorate their 2017-18 championship run. The rings’ most interesting feature is the reversible top, the first-of-its-kind for a championship ring. We got all the details at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Thursday the 18th of October 2018

They're back! The iconic ruby slippers made famous by actress Judy Garland in the landmark 1939 film The Wizard of Oz return to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., this Friday after an 18-month hiatus and rejuvenating facelift. We've got all the exciting details at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

They're back! The iconic ruby slippers made famous by actress Judy Garland in the landmark 1939 film The Wizard of Oz return to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., this Friday after an 18-month hiatus and rejuvenating facelift. We've got all the exciting details at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Wednesday the 17th of October 2018

With a revolution raging in France in March 1791, Queen Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI prepared for their escape. The queen spent an evening carefully wrapping her most precious jewels in cotton and then packed them neatly into a wooden chest. The diamond, ruby and pearl treasures were secretly shipped to Vienna. While the ill-fated queen never left France, her jewelry did, and some of those special pieces will be hitting the auction block in November. Find out more at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

With a revolution raging in France in March 1791, Queen Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI prepared for their escape. The queen spent an evening carefully wrapping her most precious jewels in cotton and then packed them neatly into a wooden chest. The diamond, ruby and pearl treasures were secretly shipped to Vienna. While the ill-fated queen never left France, her jewelry did, and some of those special pieces will be hitting the auction block in November. Find out more at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Tuesday the 16th of October 2018

New York City's Central Park — the verdant oasis of majestic trees, rolling lawns and bass-stocked ponds just steps away from the bustling metropolis — has been named by Celebrity Cruises as the most popular place in the world to pop the question. Click the link to find out what other international venues made this list... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

New York City's Central Park — the verdant oasis of majestic trees, rolling lawns and bass-stocked ponds just steps away from the bustling metropolis — has been named by Celebrity Cruises as the most popular place in the world to pop the question. Click the link to find out what other international venues made this list... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Monday the 15th of October 2018

As Princess Eugenie exchanged wedding vows with Jack Brooksbank on Friday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, England, all eyes were on her magnificent emerald tiara. Dubbed the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, the diamond-encrusted platinum headpiece features a 93.7-carat oval-shaped emerald center stone flanked by six additional emeralds on each side. Her choice of tiara surprised many royal watchers. Find out why at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

As Princess Eugenie exchanged wedding vows with Jack Brooksbank on Friday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, England, all eyes were on her magnificent emerald tiara. Dubbed the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, the diamond-encrusted platinum headpiece features a 93.7-carat oval-shaped emerald center stone flanked by six additional emeralds on each side. Her choice of tiara surprised many royal watchers. Find out why at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Friday the 12th of October 2018

Music Friday: In Tom Jones's soaring rendition of “I (Who Have Nothing),” the Welch crooner assumes the role of a poor man trying to win the heart of his true love. While his rival has the means to buy her diamonds, all Jones can offer are the words, "I love you." He sings, "He, he buys you diamonds / Bright, sparkling diamonds / But believe me, dear when I say, / That he can give you the world, / But he’ll never love you the way / I love you." Backstory and video at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Music Friday: In Tom Jones's soaring rendition of “I (Who Have Nothing),” the Welch crooner assumes the role of a poor man trying to win the heart of his true love. While his rival has the means to buy her diamonds, all Jones can offer are the words, "I love you." He sings, "He, he buys you diamonds / Bright, sparkling diamonds / But believe me, dear when I say, / That he can give you the world, / But he’ll never love you the way / I love you." Backstory and video at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Friday the 12th of October 2018

Leaving for a full day of sight seeing. ...

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Thursday the 11th of October 2018

Long day in Geneva

Long day in Geneva

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Thursday the 11th of October 2018

Gifted to the Smithsonian in 1977 by legendary jeweler Harry Winston, the "Opal Peacock" brooch showcases a 32-carat black opal sourced from Lightning Ridge, Australia. The cabochon-cut gem, which displays a vivid blue and green play-of-color reminiscent of a peacock's plumage, is considered one of the world's finest examples of October's birthstone. Learn more about opals at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Gifted to the Smithsonian in 1977 by legendary jeweler Harry Winston, the "Opal Peacock" brooch showcases a 32-carat black opal sourced from Lightning Ridge, Australia. The cabochon-cut gem, which displays a vivid blue and green play-of-color reminiscent of a peacock's plumage, is considered one of the world's finest examples of October's birthstone. Learn more about opals at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Wednesday the 10th of October 2018

Inspired by the constellations that light up the night sky of Canada's remote Northwest Territories, 'The Diavik Stars of the Arctic' will headline Rio Tinto’s upcoming "Specials" tender. Among the Diavik Stars is the 177.71-carat "Vega of the Arctic," one of the largest and most valuable gem-quality rough diamonds ever produced at Rio Tinto's Diavik Diamond Mine, located just 136 miles (220 km) south of the Arctic Circle. Read the full story at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Inspired by the constellations that light up the night sky of Canada's remote Northwest Territories, 'The Diavik Stars of the Arctic' will headline Rio Tinto’s upcoming "Specials" tender. Among the Diavik Stars is the 177.71-carat "Vega of the Arctic," one of the largest and most valuable gem-quality rough diamonds ever produced at Rio Tinto's Diavik Diamond Mine, located just 136 miles (220 km) south of the Arctic Circle. Read the full story at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Friday the 5th of October 2018

Music Friday: Today, we step into our time machine and dial in May 10, 1970, the day The Jackson 5 performed “The Love You Save” on "The Ed Sullivan Show." In the song, a 12-year-old Michael Jackson is tormented by a girlfriend who can’t seem to shake her cheating ways. Jackson sings, “When we grew up you traded / Your promise for my ring / Now just like back in grade school / You’re doin’ the same old thing.” Backstory, trivia and video at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Music Friday: Today, we step into our time machine and dial in May 10, 1970, the day The Jackson 5 performed “The Love You Save” on "The Ed Sullivan Show." In the song, a 12-year-old Michael Jackson is tormented by a girlfriend who can’t seem to shake her cheating ways. Jackson sings, “When we grew up you traded / Your promise for my ring / Now just like back in grade school / You’re doin’ the same old thing.” Backstory, trivia and video at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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