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Julie's blog, Fine Jewerlry and Colored Gemstones

Tourmaline

The tourmaline is a large stone familly, whose name comes from a Singhalese word, « touramalli », meaning "mixed colored stones" and was originally applied to an assortment of colored stones. Mineralogists gave tourmaline a variety of names, such as elbaite, tsilaisite, dravite, chromdravite, liddicoatite, uvite, schorl, achroite, buergerite, feruvite, foitite, povondraite and rubellite.
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Burmese or African Ruby? heated or non heated Ruby

Long considered the King of the Ruby, Burmese ruby are about to be dethroned by theirs brothers of Africa: Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania ... Even if Burmese rubies are still considered the most beautiful, we have seen, recently, a very nice African production of beautiful crystal clear red rubies. In the most beautiful qualities, the rubies of Africa compete without question with the Burmese rubies. Ruby is one of the most prized gemstones and the rarest on the market, So perhaps it would be wise to take an interest in African rubies still affordable today. Indeed, in its finest quality, ruby ​​is rarer than diamond and especially the Birman rubies of the Mogok Valley of pigeon blood color (an exceptional intense red).
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Tempted by a pink sapphire?

For those of you who seek a little originality and an alternative to the blue color, why not let yourself be tempted by a pretty pink sapphire! From pale pink to deep pink, the pink sapphire has become more and more trendy With a good hardness and a mo…
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Opal, the latest trend in jewelery

During the last Biennales des Antiquaires several large houses of the Place Vendôme magnified it. Also, more and more designers and jewelers are creating unique pieces with it.       Bracelet Dior Dentelle Opale d'Orient       Bag…
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The Beryl familly: emerald, aqua marina, morganite...

Beryl is a beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate amoung which you can find aquamarine, emerald, heliodor and morganite. Known from the Greeks as Bêrullos, colorless beryl was used to make magnifiers. Beryls have a hardness of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale.
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Diamond, the hardest of all minerals

Precious stone, generally colorless, made of pure crystallized carbon, of very high hardness and refractive index.
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The january birthstone: garnet

The january birthstone: garnet
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spinel, so similar to the ruby

Hard, variously colored mineral, having usually octahedral crystals and occurring in igneous and carbonate rocks. The red variety is valued as a gem and is sometimes confused with ruby Red, pink, orange, violet, blue, black colors. Hardness: 8 on…
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The Emerald

Emerald is a precious stone of the beryl family with an attractive green color. Its name comes from Greek smaragdos. In Europe, the emerald appeared in 1535, following the discovery of South America by the conquistadors.
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Quartz and its large family

Quartz is one of the most common minerals on earth and is well known in the gems world. It's a silicon dioxide. There are many colored quartz even though white or incolor quartz is by far the most common color. The deeper the color is the most valuable is the stone.
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Sapphire and its range of colors

The sapphire belongs to the family of corundum. Out of well known blue sapphires there is a wide variety of colored sapphires: colorless, pink, orange, yellow, purple, black....
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The Tanzanite

Tanzanite, the rival of Sapphire .... Rare gemstone, very rare to see, since we only know a single deposit in the world, Tanzania is about to dethrone his rival sapphire.
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Morganite

Morganite is the pretty, peachy-pink variety of beryl, cousin to more familiar beryls like emerald and aquamarine.
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"Cartier Style and History" Exhibition

Taking place at the Grand Palais in Paris until February 16, the " Cartier Style and History" exhibition brings together for the first time more than 600 exceptional pieces , collected in the prestigious Salon d'Honneur . This is the first Parisian event…
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The most expensive diamond ever sold at Auction

Last evening at Sothebys in Geneva, we have witnessed a new world record. The most expensive diamond ever sold in the world ! This is the "Pink Star", a pink diamond of 59.60 carats, "fancy vivid pink" with the maximum purity "internally flawle…
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Garnet: a surprisingly colorful stone

G arnet is not only a stone of dark dull red color , it is also a very interesting stone in many ways : the garnet large family offers a wide range of varied colors . Yet garnet is found in all colors except blue.…
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Hélène Rochas jewels on sale at Christies Geneva

Trois bracelets dits "nid d'abeille", diamants, rubis saphirs par René Boivin US$65,000-80,000 On the 12th of November in Geneva, Christies will sell 18 exquisite jewels, from the collection of Madame Rochas. http://www.christies.com Broche Magn…
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What is a "natural pearl"?

Over the past decade, the pearl market has considerably evolved . First, the market was flooded with freshwater pearl from China growing whiter and bigger , they now compete with watersea Japanese pearls . The cultured pearl being…
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Bulgari Jewelry Owned by Gina Lollobrigida at auction at Sotheby's

On May 14, Sotheby’s Geneva will feature 23 jewels from the collection of the legendary actress and sex symbol Gina Lollobrigida. Part of the proceeds from the auction will benefit stem cell research. “I began collecting jewels from Bulgari in the 19…
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What's gemology?

Gemology is the science of precious stones and fine gems. A gemstone is a mineral hewn by man in order to mount it on a piece of jewelry or decorative object. Among the most famous gems, we can cite the beryls (emeralds, aquamarines, morganite, heliodor)…
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Sotheby's Noble Jewels auction on May 15th includes "Beau Sancy" diamond, a stone of supreme historical importance.

Sotheby's Noble Jewels auction on May 15th includes "Beau Sancy" diamond, a stone of supreme historical importance.   This pear double rose cut of 34.98 carat has been passed down through the Royal Families of France, England, Prussia…
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Heated or unheated gemstones?

Heated or unheated? some of you will face this question when buying a precious stone, s ince man has always heated stones to enhance the quality of color or transparency. In fact, the heat treatment causes alterations in the physical and chemical stru…
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The Gold in jewelry

In these time of gold price inflation, I thought it was a good sign to tell you more about this precious metal, the fruit of so many desires. Gold is one of the most sought after metals in the world. Its brilliance matches his legendary rarity. Pure g…
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The History of the Village Suisse in Paris

The history of the Village Suisse is related to the 1900 Paris Universal Exhibition. At a time, when economic abundance and industrial expansion were to be honored, each European country stood to show a still more remarkable showcase to the world.…
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Stones and wedding anniversary

10 years Coral 16 years Sapphire 18 years Turquoise 21 years Opal 23 years Beryllium 25 years silver 30 years Pearls 35 years ruby 40 years Emerald 42 years Mother of pearl 44 years Topaze 48…
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Russian solid Silver Malachite and Ornamental stones chess table

Russian solid Silver Malachite and Ornamental stones chess table: Malachite, Aventurine, Agate, Sodalite Outstanding and rare chess table made in solid silver and ornamental stones. The quadrangular tray is inlaid with a draught board in stripped agate…
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Our blog dedicated to Gems and precious stones

Launch of our blog blog dedicated to Gems and precious stones
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Empire Jewelery

The Empress Josephine de Beauharnais ( 23 June 1763-29 May 1814 ) , which we are celebrating the bicentenary of the death this year , the first wife of Napoleon, participated in the development of the French jewelery , acquiring many jewelry or wearing with elegance ornaments offered by the Emperor.
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A propos de l'auteur

Julie Cailleux Mialet, Designer & Gemmologist, has revisited the Gemstone Universe with her High Standard Collection of Necklace, Rings and Earrings by cleverly mixing Pearls, Rough Rocks, Fine or Precious Gems. By her expertise, professionalism, dynamism but also by her Stonecutters and Brokers contacts through the world; Julie will be able to advise you in regards to Gemstone. Gemmology is her passion which allow her to introduce, to her customers, gems that are not well know on the French Market. Ladies that loves gems and jewels loves her creations. Her Necklaces, Rings or Earrings are suited to all type of fabrics, seasons and moods. Her creations are realised in her Paris’ Studio and respect the norm of ‘La Joaillerie Française’ With large variety of prices, quality product, designer style, personalised advise and a sales point at the Paris’ Village Suisse; Les Pierres de Julie is a must go places to find a jewel or unique piece to offer.