Emily Frontiere

Emily Frontiere is a GIA Graduate Gemologist. She is particularly experienced working with estate/antique jewelry.

Articles by Emily Frontiere

Moss Agate Engagement Ring Guide

Moss Agate Engagement Ring Guide

Looking for an alternative to diamonds? A moss agate engagement ring makes a beautiful, affordable, and unconventional choice.
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Jade Color Trade Names

Jade Color Trade Names

Jade color trade names describe prized hues and patterns in jadeite and nephrite stones. Learn about the most popular and...
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An Interview with Jade Expert Jeff Mason of Mason-Kay

An Interview with Jade Expert Jeff Mason of Mason-Kay

Jade expert Jeff Mason of Mason-Kay discusses the US and Chinese jade markets and what to look for in fine...
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June Birthstone: Pearl

June Birthstone: Pearl

What is the Birthstone for June? The birthstone representing June is the pearl. Individuals born in June are truly lucky...
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May Birthstone: Emerald

May Birthstone: Emerald

What is the Birthstone for May? The birthstone representing May is emerald, a rich green variety of the diverse beryl...
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April Birthstone: Diamond

April Birthstone: Diamond

What is April’s Birthstone? The birthstone representing April is diamond. The vast majority of diamonds are transparent, colorless, and show...
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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

What is the March Birthstone? The modern birthstone representing March is aquamarine. Famed for millennia for its pure and even...
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July Birthstone: Ruby

July Birthstone: Ruby

What is the July Birthstone? The July birthstone is ruby – the red variety of the gem species, corundum. Corundum...
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Best Rings for Men in 2023

Best Rings for Men in 2023

Jewelry for men is an ancient concept. Traditionally, the owning and wearing of jewelry served as a demonstration of someone’s...
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Fine Jewelry Market Forecasts Growth in 2022 Driven By Online Sales, Luxury Goods

Fine Jewelry Market Forecasts Growth in 2022 Driven By Online Sales, Luxury Goods

March 15, 2022 Many global jewelry retailers are reporting that the current state of the global jewelry market is robust...
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How COVID Has Impacted the Supply of Tourmaline and Zircon

How COVID Has Impacted the Supply of Tourmaline and Zircon

March 3, 2022 Dealers showcased inventory that had been building over the last few years at the American Gem Trade...
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Dealers at Tucson Gem Show Confirm Increasing Demand for Montana Sapphires

Dealers at Tucson Gem Show Confirm Increasing Demand for Montana Sapphires

February 16, 2022 TUCSON -- After a cancellation in 2021, the Tucson Gem Show returned to Arizona from February 10-13,...
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The 10 Best Places to Propose in the USA

The 10 Best Places to Propose in the USA

You don’t have to travel too far to find an exciting proposal destination. Here are our choices for the top...
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Romantic Proposal Ideas for Everyone

Romantic Proposal Ideas for Everyone

Overwhelmed by romantic proposal ideas that seem too expensive or creative for you? Here are some options for every budget...
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Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her in 2023: Diamond Jewelry

Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her in 2023: Diamond Jewelry

This Valentine’s Day, make her feel special with diamonds. Learn how to shop for diamond jewelry Valentine’s Day gifts for...
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Vacation Proposal Guide

Vacation Proposal Guide

Proposing during a romantic getaway is a dream for many people. Learn how to prepare for a vacation proposal and...
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Six Simple Proposal Ideas

Six Simple Proposal Ideas

Simple doesn’t mean boring. Here are six simple proposal ideas to help you create a low-key but special and memorable...
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Outdoor Proposal Ideas: A Quick Guide

Outdoor Proposal Ideas: A Quick Guide

Proposing in the great outdoors can be a wonderful experience. If you're looking for some outdoor proposal ideas and inspiration,...
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Proposing at Home: Seven Great Ideas

Proposing at Home: Seven Great Ideas

Proposing at home has recently increased in popularity. Looking for some inspiration? These seven ideas can help you plan the...
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Diamond Tennis Necklaces: A Buying Guide

Diamond Tennis Necklaces: A Buying Guide

Diamond tennis necklaces are popular and very versatile. Learn more about these jewelry pieces and the best design options and...
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Round Cut Diamonds: A Buying Guide

Round Cut Diamonds: A Buying Guide

Round diamonds are popular and classic. They are a timeless choice for an engagement ring and a style staple in...
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Facts About Diamonds vs Diamond Buying Myths

Facts About Diamonds vs Diamond Buying Myths

You’re sure to encounter many myths when diamond buying. Learn these facts about diamonds so that you can find the...
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How Much Should You Spend on a Diamond Engagement Ring?

How Much Should You Spend on a Diamond Engagement Ring?

The old rule about spending a month's salary on a diamond engagement ring is just that: old. Learn how you...
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Most Popular Diamond Shapes for Engagement Rings in 2023

Most Popular Diamond Shapes for Engagement Rings in 2023

This French pavé crown solitaire platinum engagement ring features a 1.20-ct round center diamond. © Blue Nile. What's the Difference...
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