Category Archives: The Moses Blog

Music Tribute and More: ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ — Especially When They Weigh 1,111 Carats!

Occasionally, we offer up a musical tribute blog entry that is somehow related to gems or jewelry.  Today, we celebrate the amazing discovery of a 1,111-carat rough diamond — the largest gem-quality diamond recovered in more than 100 years — with the most iconic “diamond” song of all time, “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” Joining us in this tribute to the amazing gem is the equally spectacular Marilyn Monroe. But first, here’s the scoop about the .

Blue Moon Diamond Sells for $48.5M, Smashing All-Time Price Record at Sotheby’s Geneva

We’ve blogged about this ultra-rare diamond since it was unveiled to the world in the rough back in January 2014.  For a truly amazing video of the cutting process for the gem, CLICK HERE.  Speculation surrounding the value of this diamond set the gem world abuzz and we again blogged  back in September 2015 about its much-anticipated auction. Now all the speculation and anticipation is over. The results are in! The much-ballyhooed Blue Moon .

15-Carat ‘Crimson Flame’ Ruby Is the Star of Upcoming Christie’s Hong Kong Auction

Billed as the most important pigeon’s blood ruby to be offered at auction in Asia, the 15.04-carat “Crimson Flame” is the star of Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Sale, which will take place in Hong Kong on December 1. The auction house expects the gem to fetch between $10.1 million and $15.5 million. The cushion-shaped ruby is mounted in a white gold ring that features a dramatic surround of smaller cushion-shaped white diamonds. A report by .

$2M ‘Fireworks’ Fantasy Bra Features Spiraling Blasts of Diamonds, Sapphires, Topaz and Quartz

Victoria’s Secret just unveiled the latest interpretation of its famous jewel-encrusted Fantasy Bra. The 2015 edition is valued at $2 million and features spiraling blasts of gemstones on both the bra and detachable belt. Among the 6,500 glistening gemstones are diamonds, yellow sapphires, blue topaz and pink quartz — all set in 18-karat gold. The total weight of the gemstones is 1,364 carats (more than a half pound). Lily Aldridge will be modeling the .

American Golden Topaz is a Stellar Example of November’s Official Birthstone

The colossal cushion-cut specimen you see here is the American Golden Topaz, the third-largest faceted gemstone in the world and a stellar example of November’s official birthstone. Sourced in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and tipping the scales at a whopping 22,892 carats (10.09 lbs), the American Golden Topaz was cut by Leon Agee over a period of two years in the late 1980s from a 26-pound stream-rounded cobble owned by Drs. Marie L. and Edgar .

Clouds of Diamond Dust Could Counter the Effects of Global Warming, Say Harvard Scientists

Harvard scientists believe that spraying clouds of diamond dust into the atmosphere could be an effective way to cool the planet and counter the effects of climate change. This large-scale manipulation of the earth’s climate is called “geoengineering.” The idea is based on climate data collected after Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991. The 20 million tons of sulfur dioxide that were blasted into the sky by the volcano effectively redirected some .

Vintage and Repurposed Jewelry Show

Yesteryear’s Craftsmanship is Today’s Affordable Luxury! Stop by our Seven Fields Location FRIDAY OCTOBER 30, 2015 from 10am-6pm and SATURDAY OCTOBER 31 from 10am-5pm. Explore an amazing collection of Vintage and Repurposed Jewelry. Many new arrivals just for this show. Authentic Art-Deco, designer-signed “Tiffany & Co.”, contemporary David Yurman pieces and Much More await you. Come and experience Affordable Luxury; endless Ownership Possibilities available!

Stuck Rings Are No Match for This Surprising Dental Floss Remedy

Did you know that impossibly stuck rings are no match for common dental floss and a paper clip. This low-cost home remedy has become a favorite topic on YouTube and promises to save many a precious keepsake from a costly repair or premature demise. We bet you know someone who’s finger became so swollen that a wedding band or engagement ring had to be snapped off with a ring cutter. But, the next time .

8.48-Carat Ruby Ring Gifted to Italy’s Last Queen Expected to Challenge Auction Record at Sotheby’s Geneva

An exceptional ruby-and-diamond ring once owned by Marie José — the last Queen of Italy — is expected to challenge the price-per-carat record for a ruby when it goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s Geneva on November 11. The Burmese ruby, weighing 8.48 carats, carries a pre-sale high estimate of $9 million ($1.06 million per carat). If the ring ends up selling for $10.17 million or more, it will eclipse the astonishing record set .

Fashion Writers Wonder If the Understated Lip Cuff Is the Next Big Thing in Jewelry

Harper’s Bazaar described it an “edgy yet understated entrée into the world of facial jewelry” while Elle magazine called it a “must-try jewelry trend.” Teen Vogue wondered “if this is the next major jewelry trend we’ll all be trying this fall.” The columnists for each of these publications were offering their critiques of actress/model Cara Delevingne’s foray into the world of lip cuffs, a near circular piece of jewelry that hugs the wearer’s lower .