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Knowledge Center

When it comes to your valuables, it’s important to know what you have. From diamond market trends to the latest in horology, here you’ll find the facts and figures to buy and sell smart.

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Worthy Fact #1

hope diamond

Worthy Fact #1

When the Hope Diamond was donated to the Smithsonian by Harry Winston in 1958, he sent it via registered mail.

Worthy Fact #2

Worthy Fact #2

Diamond fluorescence can be spotted with the help of a UV light. Diamonds with a high amount of fluorescence will glow bright, electric blue, while diamonds with a low amount will glow slightly or not at all.

Worthy Fact #3

cartier

Worthy Fact #3

Societe Cartier was founded in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier. England’s King Edward VII referred to Cartier as “the jeweler of kings and the king of jewelers.”

Worthy Fact #4

dragon fly

Worthy Fact #4

Dragonfly jewelry represents transformations in life and new beginnings. It signifies embracing change rather than fearing it.

Worthy Fact #5

mariah carey

Worthy Fact #5

Mariah Carey’s 35-carat engagement ring from James Packer is estimated to be worth $10 million. The star rightfully kept the ring after he called off the engagement.”

Worthy Fact #6

casino royal

Worthy Fact #6

“He could not just wear a watch. It had to be a Rolex“, Ian Fleming stated about James Bond in his novel, “Casino Royale.”

Worthy Fact #7

krupp

Worthy Fact #7

The Krupp Diamond was Elizabeth Taylor’s favorite piece. After she passed away, the sparkler was renamed in her honor, “The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond.”

Worthy Fact #8

hallmarks

Worthy Fact #8

Unless the hallmarks have worn off from years of wear, all fine jewelry should have some type of stamp.

Worthy Fact #9

vacheron constantin

Worthy Fact #9

Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is one of the oldest watch manufacturers. In 1770, founder Jean-Marc Vacheron designed the world’s first engine-turned dials.

Worthy Fact #10

Worthy Fact #10

The world’s second largest diamond, the Lucara diamond, weighs in at 1,111 carats, making it the largest excavated diamond in over 100 years.

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