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David’s Blog

Russian Diamond Embargo

I am very fortunate. I live in a great city; have all the comforts I want and have been in a great industry for just over 40 years. Lately, people that come into my store tell me how crazy the world has become. In a world where any and every subject creates a polarity of...

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Are Lab Created Diamonds Good?

I don’t want to belittle man made, artisan created or lab created diamonds (LCDs). What I would like to offer is a quick overview of these diamonds. First, LCDs are the same as natural diamonds in chemical composition. Do they look the same? Sort of! When I say that I mean if I happen to...

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Anniversary 2020

As many of my clients have come to know, every year in late November, I celebrate my business anniversary.  When I started out in 1980, it was a peculiar start.  I did not have four walls and had trouble with a fire marshal.  I opened for less than half a day on the 22nd of...

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Hand Sanitizers and My Jewellery

With the Covid-19 crisis, everyone is reminded over and over to wash their hands often and many of us also use hand sanitizers.  Do these hurt our jewellery?  Hand sanitizers are typically one of two variations:  alcohol-based and non-alcohol based.  The alcohol version evaporates quickly and while it leaves behind a slight film, it won’t...

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