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Gold’s History in the United States

By admin_51480 | October 16, 2020
Gold's History in the America

Gold has been part of American history since people were here, from the Native Americans living here thousands of years ago and today through modern times. Its history with gold has been fraught with fortunes made and lost, and it has had critical connections to banking and currency and even wars. The country has mined …

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The World’s Most Valuable Precious Gemstones

By admin_51480 | October 16, 2020

Most precious gemstones are formed in nature through the unique power of the planet involving a combination of huge pressure, minerals and heat generally coming from tectonic plate movement or volcanic activity. The process of gemstone created in this way is called metamorphism. Historically people have valued and admired gemstones due to various facts including …

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Gemstone Cuts Explained

By admin_51480 | October 14, 2020

A lapidary cuts natural rough stones into gemstones, as the public knows them, so they are usable in the making of custom jewelry by custom jewelers. Cutting a gemstone sounds simplistic but it is not. When a gemstone is cut into to create a shape with specific facets the final shape it becomes allows the …

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Stunning Gemstones that Beat the World Famous Diamond’s Price Per Carat

By admin_51480 | October 14, 2020
Planet Earth's Top Valued Precious Gemstones by Southwest Originals 505-363-7150

Diamonds are valuable because they are somewhat rare, but its high cost per carat is really driven due to supply conditions controlled by the planet’s largest diamond company De Beers. There are several precious gemstones more rare that diamonds. Those stones include sapphires, rubies and emeralds. It just so happens that a rare colorless diamonds …

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