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Category: Colored Stones

Category : Colored Stones

Coveted Gemstones: Emeralds
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Emeralds have been widely sought after for thousands of years. The oldest ones were discovered in South Africa, estimated to be nearly 3 billion years old. Few people know that wars were fought over these stones – in fact, entire empires were forged over emeralds. Cleopatra famously expressed her love for the captivating green stone, […]

The Science of Stones: How Colored Diamonds Form
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Only 0.0001% of diamonds mined are naturally colored. Their rarity and beauty have not only contributed to their increase in popularity in the diamond market, but also their great expense. Colored diamonds also travel great lengths from mine to retailer, often originating in Africa, South America and Australia. Diamonds can occur naturally in a myriad […]

Stunning Sapphires - The Best in the World
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As long as man has been finding gemstones, cutting gemstones, and using gemstones as decoration, sapphires have been among the most desired. Best known for their deep dark blue color, many people don’t know that sapphires come in every color of the rainbow. Green, yellow, white, pink, purple, red (rubies), and even in stunning combinations. […]

The World’s Rarest and Most Expensive Gemstones
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A luxury collateral lender like Beverly Loan Company often sees high-end and rare stones, including colored diamonds and expensive gemstones that are GIA certified. Most people think of rubies, sapphires, and emeralds when the term “gemstones” is mentioned, however gemologists know that there are thousands of unique, beautiful, and expensive colored stones around the world. […]

The Big Three - Sapphires, Rubies, and Emeralds
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At Beverly Loan Company, Pawnshop to the Stars, we see some of the most spectacular diamonds and precious stones in the world. The most popular and famous gemstones – sapphires, rubies, and emeralds – are called “The Big Three” in the industry, due to their beauty, color, and historical significance.  And while our borrowers certainly […]

This Week on Final Offer: Jordan Buys Gorgeous Sapphire, Gets Last & Best Deal of Season
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There were some ups and downs on this week’s show, the final one of the season. A man brought in a Superman costume allegedly worn by George Reeves in the original 1950’s television show The Adventures of Superman. He had recently bought it at an auction for $1,700 and aggressively insisted that it was now […]