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Where Do the Best Gemstones Come From?

Saturday, September 13, 2014 | Jewelry

Where Do the Best Gemstones Come From? Natural gemstone quality can vary widely depending on the region the gem comes from. Jewelry stores will often advertise where the gemstones were mined as a point of pride and to signify their value. The next time you’re taking a vacation, plan a stop at one of these gemstone destinations, and take a look at some of the best the world has to offer in diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds.

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The Birthstone for September is Sapphire

Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Jewelry

Sapphire gem

Happy birthday, September babies! If you were lucky enough to be born in this month, like Beyoncé, Prince Harry, and Gwyneth Paltrow, then the glorious sapphire is your birthstone. At Lavalier, we see all kinds of sapphire jewelry as people submit appraisals and applications for jewelry insurance, and it holds a special place in our heart. Learn more about this gorgeous sparkler below!

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Where Can I Get My Jewelry Appraised?

Monday, July 14, 2014 | Insuring Your Jewelry


You may want a jewelry appraisal for several reasons: to make sure that your jewelry isn’t underinsured, to see how the value has changed over time, or to assess the value of a previously owned piece of jewelry that you’ve purchased or been given. “Where can I get my jewelry appraised?” is one of the most common questions we hear at Lavalier, so we’ve compiled a set of guidelines to use when selecting a jewelry appraiser. Start your search by focusing on jewelers who have top-notch credentials.  Each of the following gemological associations offers highly respected courses in gem identification and valuation.  Use their online databases to locate professionals in your area who have the appropriate education.

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