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14kwg Blue Zircon and Diamond Ring

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 8:34 am

14kwg Blue Zircon and Diamond RingBlue Zircon: 4.25ct Emerald CutDiamonds: (6) = 0.42ct tw Round Brilliant Cuts(4) = 0.25ct tw Baguette Cuts Weight: 6.8 gramsCost: $2,850View this item Here!

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Crystal Growth

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 8:31 am

Crystals are the basis for gems. Gems are all cut out of crystals that grow in the ground. Usually, these crystals form in molten pegmatite dikes, which form in the final stage of the magma’s...

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14kwg Peridot, Tsavorite Garnet and Diamond Necklace

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 8:54 am

14kwg Peridot, Tsavorite Garnet, and Diamond Necklace Peridot: (1) = 4.00ct Oval Faceted Tsavorite Garnet: (22) = .44ct tw Round Diamonds: (15) = 0.10ct tw Round Brilliant Cuts Cost: $1,450 Vi...

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A Lady Named Grasshopper

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 8:50 am

So when I started to learn about gems, I thought of their properties and their ability to reflect light, the color, the pureness of the color, and how the combination of these things please your ey...

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14kwg Blue Chalcedony and Diamond Ring

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 8:49 am

Chalcedony: (1) = 8.00cts Diamonds: (52) = 1.04cts tw Cost: $3,750 View this item here!

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The Day I Met God

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 8:44 am

Richard T. Liddicoat, 1918-2002Since 1940, Richard T. Liddicoat’s contributions to gemological education, diamond quality grading, gem identification, and gemological research and instrument ...

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14kwg Citrine & Diamond Ring

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 8:37 am

Citrine: 12.90ct Square Cabochon Diamonds: (52) = 1.05ct tw Round Brilliant Cuts Cost: $1,975 View this item here!

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You’re Buying a Diamond?

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 8:32 am

This is important! First, let me tell you, a large percentage of the people in the diamond and jewelry industry are very conscientious and caring people who are extremely concerned that the industr...

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14kwg Spessartite Garnet & Diamond Ring

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 9:06 am

14kwg Spessartite Garnet & Diamond RingSpessartite Garnet: 2.63ct Oval Faceted Diamonds: (34) = 0.62ct tw Cost: $2,495 View this Item Here!

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These People Had Rocks In Their Head

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 8:41 am

As a gemologist, I have been hired for all types of reasons. Some of the reasons: valuing items seized by US Customs, helping attorneys to value and separate jewelry for divorce cases, valuing item...

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14kyg Chrysoberyl, Ruby, & Diamond Estate Brooch

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 7:47 am

14kyg Chrysoberyl, Ruby, & Diamond Estate Brooch Chrysoberyl: (67) = 30.00ct tw Estimated CabochonsRuby: (9) = 5.50ct tw Estimated . View this item here!

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Hawaii Has Gems Too!

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 7:45 am

When we think of Hawaii, we think of sandy beaches, palm trees, the moon over the South Pacific, and warm trade winds. Right now as you read this, Kilauea volcano is erupting. What a lot of people ...

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14kyg Tanzanite Pendant

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 8:48 am

14kwg Tanzanite & Diamond NecklaceTanzanite: 5.09ct Trillian FacetedDiamonds: (57) = 0.35ct tw Round Brilliant Cuts Cost: $4000 View this item here

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So, You Wanna Sell Your Diamond

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 8:44 am

Most couples wanting to get married usually go out looking for diamonds. They have an idea of what they are looking for. For the most part, they are in their mid-twenties and it is probably their f...

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Largest Industries Compared to the Diamond Industry

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 12:49 pm

I wondered how the diamond industry stacked up against other industries. Like comparing how much is made, how many they employ, and how it compares to the oil, auto, food or pharmaceutical industri...

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14 kyg Azurite Pendant

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 9:47 am

Azurite Cabochon 12mm x 9mm16" chainPrice: $425 View this item here

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Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 9:30 am

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18kwg Sapphire and Diamond Quatrefoil Bracelet

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 10:04 am

Sapphires: (65) = 12.64 cts twDiamonds: (13) = 1.43cts twPrice: $13,800  View this item here

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Diamond Prices and DeBeers Ltd

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 10:00 am

So, I am hell bent on figuring out when the first diamonds were found. Most documentation credits India in the beginning of the 4th century B.C. It appears that in 1725 Brazil discovered diamonds t...

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Antique Bloodstone Rosary

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at 8:40 am

Antique Bloodstone Bead RosarySterling Silver MetalCirca 1930European MakeIncludes Original Antique Box View this item here

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Great White North The 49th State

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at 8:36 am

At one point I told you that I would share some of my experiences with you. And I got to thinking, I spent 10 years making three trips each year to Alaska to appraise jewelry. I could fill page aft...

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14kyg Estate Brooch with Moonstone and Sapphires

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 10:11 am

14kyg Estate Brooch with Moonstone and SapphiresMoonstone: (4) CabochonsSapphires: (4) = 0.60ct tw Round Faceted View this item here

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Mel Fisher - The Atocha and the Isabella Emerald

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 10:03 am

Well, nice vacation. Key West fishing. One thing I did was go to the Mel Fisher Museum, in Key West.Mel has been credited as one of the greatest treasure hunters of all time. At the museum I saw...

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How Long Have Gems Been In Existence?

Posted by Stephanie on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 10:41 am

So I have been wondering just how long gems have been in existence.  There are some factors in determining this: who in history wrote of gems and who was able to document gems from back in tim...

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14kwg Red Spinel & Diamond Necklace

Posted by Stephanie on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 10:37 am

14kwg Red Spinel & Diamond NecklaceRed Spinel: 3.18ct Oval cushion facetedDiamonds: (103) = 0.72ct tw Round Brilliant Cuts  $4,640.00 View this item here

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The Sancy Diamond

Posted by Stephanie on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 11:04 am

A shield shaped modified brilliant cut of old mine style cutting. Old mine cutting is a term for stones believed to be cut from the earliest known mines of India or Brazil. The pale yellow diamond ...

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14kwg Kunzite and Diamond Fashion Rign

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 9:27 am

14kwg Kunzite and Diamond Fashion RingKunzite: (1) = 30.00ct Estimated Cushion CutDiamonds: (30) = 1ct tw Estimated Round Brilliant CutsWeight: 12.2 gramsSize: 7     View more details ...

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Iranian Royal Jewels - Part 3

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 11:06 am

Third in a three-part series.Taking an in-depth lookat the jewels from IRAN Iran has one of the most extensive collections of jewels in the world.In 1935 Persia became Iran, the name Iran is the P...

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Iranian Royal Jewels - Part 2

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 11:09 am

Second in a three-part series.An in-depth look at the jewels from IRAN Iran has one of the most extensive collections of jewels in the world. In 1935 Persia became Iran, the name Iran is the Persi...

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18kyg Amethyst "Fireworks" Brooch, by Tiffany & Co

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 9:24 am

18kyg Amethyst Fireworks Brooch, by Tiffany & CoAmethyst: (1) = 6.87ct Oval FacetedCirca 1994Weight: 23.5 grams View this item here.

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LaLonde Jewelers Awarded "Excellence in Business"

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 8:26 am

LaLonde Jewelers is proud to have been awarded the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce "Excellence in Business" award. Thank you to all of our customers who have made our success a reality. We look f...

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Iranian Royal Jewels - Part 1

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 11:11 am

First in a three-part series. Over the next three newsletters, we will take an in-depth look at the jewels from IRAN. Iran has one of the most extensive collections of jewels in the world. In 1935...

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Gem Quality

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at 11:13 am

Out of the 133 million carats of diamonds mined each year in the world only 20% are gem quality. I believe the majority of people in the world think that diamonds that are mined are mostly used for...

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The French Blue

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at 4:07 pm

  In the year 1666, a French gem dealer on one of his five trips to India, purchased or stole a 112+ carat grey blue triangular rough diamond. His name was Jean Baptiste Tavernier the stone ...

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18kwg Diamond Bow Pin

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 10:59 am

18kwg Diamond Bow PinDiamonds: (180) = 1.21ct tw Estimated View this item here.

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Largest Diamond Ever Found

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 10:56 am

On January 25, 1905, a rough crystal diamond was found at the premiere mine in Transvaal in the southern region of Africa. The rough weighed 1.33 lbs. or 3106 carats. The stone was called...

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Just How Tough are Gems?

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 10:56 am

Gems can be classified by a number which is a measure of their hardness. The scale of hardness is called the "Mohs" Scale. The scale is numbered from 1 to 10, and classifies gems and...

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The Big Hole

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 11:38 am

The Big Hole    In 1867, diamonds were found in South Africa. Although diamonds had been around for a long time, this was the start of the largest production diamond mine to date. This ...

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Personalized Jewelry

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 9:00 pm

A great gift for the holiday, or for any occassion! Check out beautiful personalized monogram jewelry here! Please note these are special order items, so be sure to plan ahead and leave time ...

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Becoming an Expert

Posted by LaLonde Jewelers on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 11:39 am

  I went to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to become a gemologist - the year was 1979. When I graduated, I was 26 years old. After a couple of years of appraising jewelry throug...

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Gem and Mineral Specimens

Posted by LaLonde on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 6:46 pm

We like to think of gemstones as Mother Earth's own flower garden. Did you know LaLonde Jewelers sells raw mineral and gem specimens too? These amazing natural creations are stunning to look at. It...

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The Gem Hunter Returns to LaLonde Jewelers!

Posted by LaLonde on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 3:06 pm

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Magnificent Platinum Ruby & Diamond Inverse Style Estate Earrings

Posted by LaLonde on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 7:20 am

Magnificent Platinum Ruby & Diamond Inverse Style Estate EarringsDiamonds: (239) Round Brilliant and Baguette Cuts = 5.75ct tw estimatedRubies: (75) Rectangular Faceted and Round Cuts = 6.05ct ...

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14kyg Diamond Hammered Cuff Bracelet

Posted by LaLonde on Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 2:09 pm

14kyg Diamond Hammered Cuff Bracelet Diamonds: (52) = .65ct tw http://www.lalondejewelers.com/products/diamond-bracelets/14kyg-diamond-hammered-cuff-bracelet/000680

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14kyg Diamond Triple Band Ring

Posted by LaLonde on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 8:32 am

14kyg Diamond Triple Band RingDiamonds: (70) = .27ct tw(4) = .11ct tw  View Here!

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14kyg Mixed Gemstone Necklace

Posted by LaLonde on Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 6:50 pm

14kyg Mixed Stone NecklaceLength: 36"Set with Citrine, Amethyst, Lemon & Smoky Quartz, and Topaz View Item!

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18k Vintage Patek Philippe Calatrava

Posted by LaLonde on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at 8:57 am

Beautiful certified preowned Patek Philippe Calatrava in 18k yellow gold. 18kyg Patek Philippe Calatrava, Vintage Brand: Patek Philippe Model: Vintage Calatrava Ref #: 3601 Serial #: 527002 Y...

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Platinum & 14k Rose Gold Emerald and Diamond Estate Ring

Posted by LaLonde on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Featured Item! Platinum & 14k Rose Gold Emerald and Diamond Estate RingEmerald: (1) = 9.06ct Square FacetedDiamonds: (52) = 0.40tw Round Cut Natural White(22) = 0.16tw Round Cut Natural Pink(2...

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50% Off All Instock Trollbeads!

Posted by Patrick on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 8:45 am

Take advantage of our Trollbead Clearance! 50% off all instock Trollbeads (excluding Gold). We have over 300 to choose from, including one of a kinds and retired beads from 2010 - 2016! Use coupon...

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Sale! 18k Estate "Tutti Frutti" Necklace

Posted by Patrick on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 8:37 am

18k Tutone Gold Precious Gemstone "Tutti Frutti" Style Estate Necklace (11) Carved Blue Sapphires = 50.00ct tw Estimated(12) Carved Red Rubies = 36.00ct tw Estimated(9) Carved Green Emeralds = 24....

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