Diamond Mining’s Destructive Environmental Impact

Diamond Mining’s Destructive Environmental Impact - ethical diamonds - Jaume Labro

For centuries, diamonds have enticed the masses. We overlook their story, where they come from, how they were mined, and who dug them from deep below the earth’s surface. Mining is the only way to retrieve these precious stones, but no matter how it’s carried out, diamond mining almost always leaves destruction and devastation in its wake.

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How Does the Gemstone Size Chart Affect Your Custom Fine Jewelry?

Amethyst Gemstones Size Charts - Jaume Labro Custom Jewelry

Whenever you begin investigating the purchase of gemstones, you soon discover that the weight or carat value of a gem is used to describe its size. This measurement is based on gemstone weights. But now, you may have come across something called the gemstones size chart, and are wondering why you should take this into account when choosing a gemstone.

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Marcel Tolkowsky: The Father of the Ideal Diamond Cut

Marcel Tolkowsky - ideal diamond cut - Jaume Labro Custom Jewelry

When you are searching for the perfect piece of diamond jewelry, you simply know when you have found the right one. The way it shines, the weight against your skin, the texture of the materials and the instinct that the piece was meant especially for you. While our love for jewelry is often based on feeling and emotion, it may surprise you that we have a mathematician to thank for it.

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The 4 Cs of Diamonds: What You Need to Know

The 4 Cs of Diamonds: What You Need to Know - Jaume Labro Custom Jewelry

Diamonds: they’re the most sought-after precious gemstones, but how does one gauge their quality? Before you buy a diamond, it’s good to educate yourself on the 4 Cs of diamonds, where these standards came from, and what they mean to you.

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Should You Choose an Ideal Cut Diamond?

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Buying a diamond is an exciting event in anyone’s life, but one soon discovers that there are many factors to consider. You will see that so-called “Ideal Cut Diamonds” are available, but you will also see that this designation affects price quite substantially. So what does it mean, and how important is it to seek out ideal cut diamonds when choosing a conflict-free diamond from Jaume Labro?

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What Makes a Gemstone Unique?

What makes Diamond Ring Unique, Gemstones, Jaume Labro Custom Jewelry

In addition to using the 4 C’s of Diamonds chart, how can you determine the value of a precious or semi-precious gemstone? What should you be on the lookout for when you purchase your next diamond, ruby, or even tsavorite? Choosing a precious stone for unique fine jewelry can be an overwhelming experience, so we’ve compiled a comprehensive list to help you through the process.

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The Myths and Meanings of Your Favorite Gemstones

The Myths and Meanings of Your Favorite Gemstones - Jaume Labro Custom Jewelry

The continued demand for diamonds and other precious gemstones has resulted in hundreds of years of destruction of ecosystems and whole communities. At Jaume Labro, we follow the route of each gemstone and guarantee that we only purchase the highest-quality pieces which follow the strictest restrictions and regulations.

That said, choosing a gemstone can be a tough process, and we’d like to make that process a bit easier. So here is a list of our favorite gemstones to work with and some facts that may influence your next custom jewelry piece!

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Conflict-free diamonds

Our diamonds don’t contribute to human misery. Your hand crafted jewelry doesn’t finance wars. When you buy a diamond, you want to know that its origins are as pure as the love it symbolizes. You want to feel that your purchase has done some good rather than that it has funded or motivated harm.

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