Historically, rules of etiquette covered who could wear what jewelry and what gemstones in specific situations. For example, in Edwardian times, tiaras were mandatory at court functions, but their height was dictated by the wearer's age and status. Today, few people apply rules to jewelry and gem use. However, like any business, the modern gem trade works more smoothly when its participants follow some basic rules of etiquette. Some may seem obvious, some might surprise you, but violating these rules could have serious consequences, especially for newcomers to the business. Edwardian gold and silver tiara with sapphires and diamonds. Photo courtesy of liveauctioneers.com and London Auction Rooms Ltd.
Article: Gem Business Etiquette
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