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Hello! My name is Barbra Ann King and I’m a Rock Star… also known as a Gemmologist.

Hello! My name is Barbra Ann King and I’m a Rock Star… also known as a Gemmologist.

Gemmology is the science of analyzing natural and synthetic gemstone material, from coloured stones to diamonds to organic material like pearls, amber and opals. A gemmologist is a person that is academically trained and qualified to identify and evaluate gems using specialized scientific equipment such as microscopes, refractometers, dichroscopes, spectrometers and more.

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The History of the Diamond Engagement Ring

The History of the Diamond Engagement Ring

The engagement ring is a tradition dating back to ancient Egyptians who believed circles were symbols of eternity. Wedding rings were worn on the left-hand ring finger because it was believed that a vein runs directly to the heart, the “Vena amoris”. In 1477, the Archduke Maximillian of Austria is believed to have commissioned the very first diamond engagement ring…

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