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Spring Jewelry

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Seasons | 0 comments

With the beginning of Spring, I love seeing the fun new pieces that come onto the market.  This year I predict a lot of turquoise jewelry!  The color is amazing and vibrant, and breathes fresh air into the season!  Though, of course, diamonds are always a must, and never go out of style!  We have many new diamond hoops that are sure to look amazing with anything and everything.  Whatever you needs for the Spring may be, we are always happy to help.

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New York Finally

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Education | 0 comments

I have officially, and successfully, completed both my Gem Labs!  I have now spent the past two weeks learning to identify, classify, and grade colored stones accurately. Though, to my amazement there is so much more to learn, knowledge that will of  course come with experience over time.  However, I can now say with certainty that I absolutely love my job, career, and profession, and cannot wait o get back to apply all that I have learned here in New York at the GIA.

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New York Pt. III

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Diamonds | 0 comments

March 25, 2013 Walking the streets of New York’s diamond district on 47th Street is possibly one of the most incredible things as an aspiring gemologist. To see the countless diamonds glittering the window panes, the gems sparking, and the gold blinging makes me extremely excited, as I imagine the role I hope to play in the industry.

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New York Pt. II

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Education | 0 comments

March 22, 2012 Well, it’s official; I have successfully completed Gem Identification.  It is absolutely amazing the amount of knowledge I have consumed in the past week.  Being able to distinguish crystalline structure, natural from synthetic, and basic differentiation between all colored stone and gems.  The ability to apply this information accurately and make an overall identification is not only fun but thoroughly rewarding as well. Have a great week, Jourdan

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New York

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Education | 1 comment

Arriving in New York, I embark on the final portion of my gemology courses, Colored Stone Grading and Gem Identification.  It is a segment I am eager to learn about, as gems posses so many unique, interesting, and varying traits from one species to the next. With such a large and differing range, gems are both plentiful, yet rare in many instances and to various degrees.  With an open mind and a thirst for knowledge, I look forward to next step in becoming a GIA Graduate Gemologist.

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Thought For the Weekend

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Diamonds | 0 comments

A Diamond is a piece of coal that handled stress extremely well…

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A Diamond’s History…

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Diamonds | 2 comments

A Little History… As I learn more about diamonds it is fascinating to uncover the facts, histories, and mythologies surrounding the mystery that these precious stones embody.  It is a known fact that diamonds are the enduring symbol of love, strength, courage, and power.  Though the history is quite vague.  The antiquity dates back to the 15th century, when only kings and queens wore diamonds.  In 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy, the tradition of diamond engagement rings was created. The...

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Allow Me To Introduce Myself…Jourdan Block, Gemologist

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Hello, my name is Jourdan Block and I would like to start my new blog by explaining my current situation.  I am presently a GIA student in the process of completing my Graduate Gemology degree and thought it would be fun to essentially create a blog to highlight my learning experiences as I journey into the jewelry industry.  I have recently opened a jewelry salon, SHR Jewelry Associates LLC,  with my partner who, unlike me, has nearly 40 years of experience in the industry.  My knowledge is being molded from many various resources and I...

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Sell Your Jewelry

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Slider | 0 comments

Sell Your Jewelry

Sell Your Jewelry We are purchasing select previously owned fine jewelry.  Purchasing diamonds, watches, precious metals, and estate pieces.

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Buy Our Jewelry

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Slider | 0 comments

Buy Our Jewelry

Buy Our Jewelry We offer a full selection of beautiful new diamond jewelry pieces, including engagement rings, earrings, pendants, necklaces, and bracelets. We also have a unique variety of previously owned watches and fine estate pieces.

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