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About admin

Independent appraiser of fine and antique jewelry and gemstones with 45 years professional experience and credentials. Professional and published historian of American history with emphasis on Thomas Paine and late eighteenth/early nineteenth century transatlantic democratic reform.

Selling your jewelry

If you are interested in selling your jewelry, I have an article on this website that you can access by clicking on a link just below the banner on this page. ALSO, this very good article just appeared and I … Continue reading

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Seven People Defrauded in Fake Diamond Scheme

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mobile/five-men-charged-after-defrauding-seven-people-in-fake-diamond-investment-1.3955580  

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Diamonds International, Caribbean cruises, Crown of Light™, and other vacation realities: The Incredible Jewellery Selling Machine

The incredible jewellery selling machine – Part 1 by Dave Siskin • October 8, 2014 • 0 Comments It swallows consumers by the thousands, storing them in its belly while it traverses the seas in search of places for its captives to spend money … Continue reading

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Diamond octahedron included in another diamond.

Diamond crystalizes in the cubic system and octahedra are one of its most common forms. But this photo is an EXCEPTIONAL view of an octahedral diamond crystal inside another diamond. Photo used by permission is ©Sherlene Bradbury – 2017 – … Continue reading

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EGL Revokes License for Israel lab

About a year back, but current in the sense that I just had one of these reports come across my desk and can’t verify the information or report due to closure of this laboratory. Just add this to the sum … Continue reading

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Why use an “Independant Appraiser ??”

An independent appraiser is one that is hired by and works directly with the consumer and whose only allegiance is to his or her client. Independent appraisers have no specific reason to inflate, devalue, or otherwise conveniently apply values to … Continue reading

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Collector’s Handbook: free at Heritage Auctions website

A downloaded copy is free. All you have to do is register as a potential bidder/buyer with Heritage. I can tell you from personal experience that it’s painless. They don’t pester you with undersirable spam and don’t share your information. … Continue reading

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Alert: Shopping and GemTV Spinel (treated)

Caveat emptor – let the buyer beware. Diffusion treated spinel is showing up the TV shopping and GemTV type networks and, as usual, they are giving them the hard sell and hype that “really blue Spinel” is worth $____ per … Continue reading

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Diamonds provide vital evidence to time of colliding continents

http://www.geologyin.com/2016/10/diamonds-pinpoint-start-of-colliding.html#IWI6XUXxUIDBAzV3.99

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GIA SPOTS 5 carat undisclosed synthetic CVD diamond:

http://www.diamonds.net/News/NewsItem.aspx?ArticleID=58065&ArticleTitle=GIA+Spots+Undisclosed+5ct.+Synthetic+Diamond#divEmailctl00_ContentPlaceHolderMainContent_ucSocialMediaT

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