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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Monday the 18th of November 2019

With a hammer price of $11.6 million, a spectacular 7.03-carat fancy deep blue diamond ring earned top-lot status at Christie's Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva last week. We've got all the highlights at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

With a hammer price of $11.6 million, a spectacular 7.03-carat fancy deep blue diamond ring earned top-lot status at Christie's Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva last week. We've got all the highlights at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Friday the 15th of November 2019

Music Friday: Rock legend Eric Clapton sings of lessons learned in his 2010 release, “Diamonds Made From Rain.” Clapton uses both diamond and pearl metaphors to tell the story of an older man who looks back on an imperfect life — humbly acknowledging the mistakes he's made along the way and accepting responsibility. He sings, “That everything is shown to me / I let it wash over me / Like diamonds made of rain / You can find joy inside the pain.” Story and audio track at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Music Friday: Rock legend Eric Clapton sings of lessons learned in his 2010 release, “Diamonds Made From Rain.” Clapton uses both diamond and pearl metaphors to tell the story of an older man who looks back on an imperfect life — humbly acknowledging the mistakes he's made along the way and accepting responsibility. He sings, “That everything is shown to me / I let it wash over me / Like diamonds made of rain / You can find joy inside the pain.” Story and audio track at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Tuesday the 12th of November 2019

Perfectly timed to coincide with the start of the "engagement season," the Bazooka candy company has introduced a gigantic version of its popular Ring Pop, the colorful confection that looks like a faceted gemstone. While the conventional Ring Pop weighs 40 grams and is equivalent to a 200-carat gemstone, the new Giant Ring Pop weighs 700 grams, or 3,500 carats. Sweet story continues at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Perfectly timed to coincide with the start of the "engagement season," the Bazooka candy company has introduced a gigantic version of its popular Ring Pop, the colorful confection that looks like a faceted gemstone. While the conventional Ring Pop weighs 40 grams and is equivalent to a 200-carat gemstone, the new Giant Ring Pop weighs 700 grams, or 3,500 carats. Sweet story continues at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Monday the 11th of November 2019

As one of the two official birthstones for the month of November, citrine is the sun-kissed member of the quartz family of gemstones, with colors ranging from the warm hues of golden champagne to the deep orange-browns of Madeira wine. The gem you see here is a smoky citrine from the Smithsonian's National Gem Collection. It weighs 19,747 carats, which is equivalent to 8.69 pounds. Learn more about citrine at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

As one of the two official birthstones for the month of November, citrine is the sun-kissed member of the quartz family of gemstones, with colors ranging from the warm hues of golden champagne to the deep orange-browns of Madeira wine. The gem you see here is a smoky citrine from the Smithsonian's National Gem Collection. It weighs 19,747 carats, which is equivalent to 8.69 pounds. Learn more about citrine at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Friday the 8th of November 2019

Music Friday: Death Cab for Cutie’s lead vocalist Ben Gibbard confesses to having commitment issues in the group’s 2009 release, “A Diamond and a Tether.” The title represents an interesting dichotomy: While the diamond stands for a commitment, love and marriage, the tether connotes the dreaded loss of freedom. Check out the review and hear the tune at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Music Friday: Death Cab for Cutie’s lead vocalist Ben Gibbard confesses to having commitment issues in the group’s 2009 release, “A Diamond and a Tether.” The title represents an interesting dichotomy: While the diamond stands for a commitment, love and marriage, the tether connotes the dreaded loss of freedom. Check out the review and hear the tune at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Thursday the 7th of November 2019

Patty Shales lost her home and nearly all her possessions in a brutal wildfire that swept through her Brentwood, Calif., neighborhood last week. Yet, despite the tragedy, Shales told reporters Tuesday that she still feels blessed, and the reason focuses squarely on a cherished piece of diamond jewelry that somehow survived the devastation. Story continues at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Patty Shales lost her home and nearly all her possessions in a brutal wildfire that swept through her Brentwood, Calif., neighborhood last week. Yet, despite the tragedy, Shales told reporters Tuesday that she still feels blessed, and the reason focuses squarely on a cherished piece of diamond jewelry that somehow survived the devastation. Story continues at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Wednesday the 6th of November 2019

Couples are leaving very little to chance when it comes to choosing engagement rings, according to The Knot's 2019 Jewelry and Engagement Study. Seven of 10 "proposees" admit they were "somewhat involved" in selecting or purchasing their engagement ring, and nearly a quarter of that group (23%) say they looked at rings with their partner. What's more, 78% of proposers say their significant other dropped hints about their ring preferences. Get all the stats at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Couples are leaving very little to chance when it comes to choosing engagement rings, according to The Knot's 2019 Jewelry and Engagement Study. Seven of 10 "proposees" admit they were "somewhat involved" in selecting or purchasing their engagement ring, and nearly a quarter of that group (23%) say they looked at rings with their partner. What's more, 78% of proposers say their significant other dropped hints about their ring preferences. Get all the stats at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Tuesday the 5th of November 2019

The demand for diamond jewelry in the U.S. rose 5% in 2018 to $36 billion, representing slightly less than half of worldwide sales for that category. But, beyond the strong sales gains, new research conducted by De Beers reveals that the demand for diamond jewelry as a gift to mark special occasions — including female self-gifting — now outweighs demand directly related to weddings. Learn more at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

The demand for diamond jewelry in the U.S. rose 5% in 2018 to $36 billion, representing slightly less than half of worldwide sales for that category. But, beyond the strong sales gains, new research conducted by De Beers reveals that the demand for diamond jewelry as a gift to mark special occasions — including female self-gifting — now outweighs demand directly related to weddings. Learn more at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Monday the 4th of November 2019

Researchers exploring an ancient cave in Spain have found what they believe is “the last necklace made by the Neanderthals.” The carved eagle talon was dated to 39,000 years ago, which is about the time when Neanderthals crossed paths with Homo sapiens and then became extinct. Our caveman fashion story continues at this link... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Researchers exploring an ancient cave in Spain have found what they believe is “the last necklace made by the Neanderthals.” The carved eagle talon was dated to 39,000 years ago, which is about the time when Neanderthals crossed paths with Homo sapiens and then became extinct. Our caveman fashion story continues at this link... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Friday the 1st of November 2019

Learn more about the diamond capital of the world on our blog page! http://ow.ly/4PKk50wZsbb

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Friday the 1st of November 2019

Music Friday: Today, we honor one of November's two official birthstones by sharing the little-known backstory of the B-52s' 1989 release, "Topaz." The group had been struggling with the song, but were finally inspired to complete it after a Maine-based psychic told vocalist Kate Pierson to focus on the word "topaz." We've got all the details at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Music Friday: Today, we honor one of November's two official birthstones by sharing the little-known backstory of the B-52s' 1989 release, "Topaz." The group had been struggling with the song, but were finally inspired to complete it after a Maine-based psychic told vocalist Kate Pierson to focus on the word "topaz." We've got all the details at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Thursday the 31st of October 2019

A Tampa man successfully dug through 10 tons of rotting trash to rescue his wife's engagement ring that had been accidentally thrown away and carted off to the city landfill on Monday morning. Fun lost-and-found story continues at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

A Tampa man successfully dug through 10 tons of rotting trash to rescue his wife's engagement ring that had been accidentally thrown away and carted off to the city landfill on Monday morning. Fun lost-and-found story continues at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Wednesday the 30th of October 2019

When the newly crowned Rose Queen, Camille Kennedy, leads the 131st edition of the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif., she will be wearing a special headpiece adorned with 600 Japanese Akoya cultured pearls, 10 Australian South Sea cultured pearls and six carats of diamonds. How much is it worth? Click the link to find out... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

When the newly crowned Rose Queen, Camille Kennedy, leads the 131st edition of the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif., she will be wearing a special headpiece adorned with 600 Japanese Akoya cultured pearls, 10 Australian South Sea cultured pearls and six carats of diamonds. How much is it worth? Click the link to find out... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Tuesday the 29th of October 2019

After many years of searching, 65-year-old Pat Choate finally captured her "Illusive Dream" last Tuesday at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark. The 3.29-carat brandy-colored gem is the third-largest diamond discovered this year at the search field, which is actually the eroded surface of an ancient diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe. Learn more about the exciting find at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

After many years of searching, 65-year-old Pat Choate finally captured her "Illusive Dream" last Tuesday at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark. The 3.29-carat brandy-colored gem is the third-largest diamond discovered this year at the search field, which is actually the eroded surface of an ancient diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe. Learn more about the exciting find at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Monday the 28th of October 2019

The 55.08-carat, champagne-colored "Kimberley Diamond" is the newest member of the National Gem Collection. The emerald-cut rock star was donated to the Smithsonian by philanthropist Bruce Stuart and went on display at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., this past Friday. We've got the full story at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

The 55.08-carat, champagne-colored "Kimberley Diamond" is the newest member of the National Gem Collection. The emerald-cut rock star was donated to the Smithsonian by philanthropist Bruce Stuart and went on display at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., this past Friday. We've got the full story at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Friday the 25th of October 2019

Music Friday: Crooner Dean Martin sings about a little band of gold in his cover of "Wedding Bells," a song first made famous by country legend Hank Williams exactly 70 years ago. He sings, "I planned a little cottage in the valley / And I even bought a little band of gold / I thought someday I'd place it on your finger / But now the future looks so dark and cold." Read the full story and hear the audio track at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Music Friday: Crooner Dean Martin sings about a little band of gold in his cover of "Wedding Bells," a song first made famous by country legend Hank Williams exactly 70 years ago. He sings, "I planned a little cottage in the valley / And I even bought a little band of gold / I thought someday I'd place it on your finger / But now the future looks so dark and cold." Read the full story and hear the audio track at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Thursday the 24th of October 2019

The Toronto Raptors celebrated their first-ever NBA championship Tuesday night with gigantic 14-karat yellow gold rings emblazoned with 650 diamonds weighing 14 carats. The number of diamonds and the total carat weight are records for a championship ring in any sport. Check out all the details at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

The Toronto Raptors celebrated their first-ever NBA championship Tuesday night with gigantic 14-karat yellow gold rings emblazoned with 650 diamonds weighing 14 carats. The number of diamonds and the total carat weight are records for a championship ring in any sport. Check out all the details at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Wednesday the 23rd of October 2019

Building on the success of a pilot project that gave small-scale miners in Tanzania new tools to evaluate the quality of rough gemstones, the GIA is committing $1.3 million to extend the program into Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zambia. Story continues at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Building on the success of a pilot project that gave small-scale miners in Tanzania new tools to evaluate the quality of rough gemstones, the GIA is committing $1.3 million to extend the program into Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zambia. Story continues at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Tuesday the 22nd of October 2019

The 8,000-year-old "Abu Dhabi Pearl" will be making its world debut on October 30 at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the new UAE outpost of the famous Paris museum. The natural pearl — which is said to be the world's oldest — will headline a special exhibition called “10,000 Years of Luxury.” Check out all the details at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

The 8,000-year-old "Abu Dhabi Pearl" will be making its world debut on October 30 at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the new UAE outpost of the famous Paris museum. The natural pearl — which is said to be the world's oldest — will headline a special exhibition called “10,000 Years of Luxury.” Check out all the details at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Monday the 21st of October 2019

Eighty-seven-year-old Aussie Tom Susans finally got to marry his college sweetheart last weekend with bridal jewelry he had stored away for the past 60 years. Sweet story continues at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Eighty-seven-year-old Aussie Tom Susans finally got to marry his college sweetheart last weekend with bridal jewelry he had stored away for the past 60 years. Sweet story continues at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Friday the 18th of October 2019

Music Friday: Dion's 1963 hit, "Donna the Prima Donna," shines the spotlight on a young woman who aspires to be a socialite and has an affection for the finer things in life, including jewelry and gemstones. While Donna loves to talk about high society, she's really just a working-class girl. As Dion sings, "She always wears charms, diamonds, pearls galore / She buys them at the 5 and 10 cents store / She wants to be just like Zsa Zsa Gabor / Even though she's the girl next door." Read the story and see the fun videos at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Music Friday: Dion's 1963 hit, "Donna the Prima Donna," shines the spotlight on a young woman who aspires to be a socialite and has an affection for the finer things in life, including jewelry and gemstones. While Donna loves to talk about high society, she's really just a working-class girl. As Dion sings, "She always wears charms, diamonds, pearls galore / She buys them at the 5 and 10 cents store / She wants to be just like Zsa Zsa Gabor / Even though she's the girl next door." Read the story and see the fun videos at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Thursday the 17th of October 2019

Britain's Royal Mint just took the concept of a "gold card" to a whole new level with the unveiling of the first-ever payment card made from 18-karat gold. Developed in association with Mastercard and Accomplish Financial, the solid gold Raris card offers limitless spending, zero foreign exchange and no transaction fees. It also carries a $23,000 price tag. Learn more at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Britain's Royal Mint just took the concept of a "gold card" to a whole new level with the unveiling of the first-ever payment card made from 18-karat gold. Developed in association with Mastercard and Accomplish Financial, the solid gold Raris card offers limitless spending, zero foreign exchange and no transaction fees. It also carries a $23,000 price tag. Learn more at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Wednesday the 16th of October 2019

Back in February of 1981, Prince Charles proposed to the 20-year-old Lady Diana with a big blue sapphire-and-diamond ring that the future princess got to pick out herself. According to the editors of "Vogue," some members of the British royal family fumed at Diana's choice — not because it featured an unconventional center stone, but because it was a stock item from the Garrard catalog. More on the controversy at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Back in February of 1981, Prince Charles proposed to the 20-year-old Lady Diana with a big blue sapphire-and-diamond ring that the future princess got to pick out herself. According to the editors of "Vogue," some members of the British royal family fumed at Diana's choice — not because it featured an unconventional center stone, but because it was a stock item from the Garrard catalog. More on the controversy at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Tuesday the 15th of October 2019

Birthstone of the Month: The 26.9-carat gem you see here is an example of a black opal sourced at Lightning Ridge, Australia — a small outback town that has been yielding top-quality opals since 1903. It's also one of the few places in the world where the highly prized black opal is found. We've got the full story at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Birthstone of the Month: The 26.9-carat gem you see here is an example of a black opal sourced at Lightning Ridge, Australia — a small outback town that has been yielding top-quality opals since 1903. It's also one of the few places in the world where the highly prized black opal is found. We've got the full story at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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Posted by Bonafine Jewelers Inc. on Monday the 14th of October 2019

Sparkling with 282 diamonds and 51 sapphires, the St. Louis Blues' first-ever Stanley Cup rings pay tribute to the strong bond between the players and their dedicated fans. See more pics and get all the details at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Sparkling with 282 diamonds and 51 sapphires, the St. Louis Blues' first-ever Stanley Cup rings pay tribute to the strong bond between the players and their dedicated fans. See more pics and get all the details at our blog... http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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