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Table of Contents

2017

Moral Hazard, Documents and the Bottom Line - January

Ruby and Jade - February

How to mail a diamond - March

 

2016

Inflated appraisals—alive & well! Shady lab reports—alive & well! MORAL HAZARD—ALIVE & WELL! - January

Clarity Enhancements v. Inherent Vice - February

How green is my emerald? - March

Cruise Jewelry—What's the problem? - April

Crown of Light ® — how special is it? - May

Diamonds at Auction — Big gems, big prices, and the trickle-down effect - June

Are you sure her wedding jewelry is covered? - July

What Affects Jewelry Valuation? - August

What to look for – on the jewelry appraisal, on the cert, and on other documents - September

Growing Bigger & Bigger Diamonds - October

Scam season is always NOW - November

Ocean Diamonds - December

 

2015

Pair & Set Jewelry Claims and the Accidental Tourist - January

Is that brand-name diamond a cut above the others? - February

Vacation Jewelry – Insurer beware! - March

Apple's Smartwatch – The risk of a wrist computer - April

Why you should read that appraisal - May

Smoking gun! - June

Color-Grading Diamond: the Master Stones - July

Padparadscha - a special term for a special stone - August

Jewelry Appraisal Fees - September

Insuring a Rolex - steps to take, things to consider - October

 

2014

Who Grades? - January

Sales, discounts, price reductions, bargains, specials, mark-downs . . . . and valuation - February

Credential Conundrum - March

Frankenwatches - April

Fakes, fakes, and more fakes - May

Marketing Confusion — What is this gem anyway? - June

12 Reasons Not to Insure a Rolex! - July

Why NOT to insure a Rolex: Reasons 5-7 - August

Why NOT to insure a Rolex: Reasons 8-10 - September

Why NOT to insure a Rolex: Reasons 11-12 - October

The Doublet Masquerade - November

Is the gem suitable for the jewelry? Is this a good insurance risk? - December

 

2013

Wedding Rings on HO? NO! - January

Silver: the new gold - February

Point protection - March

Tiffany v. Costco - April

What counts in valuing a diamond? - May

Appraising Jewelry—What’s a credential worth? - June

A Cutting Question concerning vintage diamonds - July

Synthesized Diamonds—Scam update - August

Pretty in Pink - Kunzite on parade - September

Preventing jewelry losses - October

Scratch a diamond and you'll find . . .??? - November

Synthetics in the Mix - December

 

2012

Advanced Gem Lab – A deeper look at colored gems - January

Whose Diamonds? - February

Appraisal Inflation — It Keeps On Keeping On - March

Big Emerald - April

Changing colors and making gems: Are we seeing “beautiful lies”? - May

Diamonds – Out of Africa . . . or out of a lab? - June

Appraiser's Dream Contest - July

Must all jewelry be insured with JIBNA? - August

Pricey when it's hot: What happens when it's not? - September

Fooling With Gold - October

Tanzanite – December's stone - November

Branding Diamonds – What do those names mean? - December

 

2011

Unappraisable Jewelry - January

Replicas—Are they the real thing? - February

Composite Rubies—From bad to worse - March

Jewelry Hallmark – A Well-Kept Secret - April

Non-Disclosure: Following a Trail of Deception - May

Preserving the Diamond Dream - June

Spinel in the Spotlight - July

Jewelry 24/7 – Electronic Shopping - August

Diamond Bubble? - September

Disclosure: HPHT - October

“Hearts & Arrows” Diamonds - November

How a Gem Lab Looks at Diamonds - December

 

2010

Emeralds—And What They Include - January

Pink Diamonds: From Astronomical to Affordable - February

Palladium-the Other Precious White Metal - March

Bridal Jewelry - April

The Corundum Spectrum - May

How Photos Cut Fraud—and help the insured - June

The Price of Fad - July

Old Cut, New Cut—It’s All About Diamonds - August

EightStar Diamonds-Beyond Ideal - September

The Hazard of Fakes - October

Jewelry with a Story - November

Counterfeit Watches - December

2009

Blue Diamonds: cool, rare and expensive — sometimes - January

Turning Jewelry into Cash — Strategy in a Bad Economy - February

Diamond Enhancement Camouflage - March

Being Certain about that Cert - April

Every Picture Tells a Story- May

Color-Grading Diamonds - June

The Newest Diamond Substitute - July

What happens to stolen jewelry? - August

Jewelry as an Investment - September

Black Diamond: Paradox of a Gem- October

Protect Your Homeowners Market—Keep Jewelry OFF HO Policies! - November

What’s So Great About JISO Appraisal Forms & Standards? - December

 

2008

Garnet and its Many Incarnations - January

Organic Gems - February

Do your jewelry claim settlements make you "look bad"? - March

Don’t Be Duped by Fake JISO Appraisal - April

Diamonds in the Rough - May

The Cultured Club - June

Sapphire—Gem Superstar - July

It’s a Certified Diamond! 
— But who's saying so?
- August

FTC Decides: Culture Is In! - September

Paraiba Tourmaline –
What's in a Name?
- October

How Fancy is Brown? - November

CZ: The Great Pretender - December

 

2007

Moissanite's New Spin - January

Online Jewelry - Buying and Insuring - February

Blood Diamonds - March

Damaged Jewelry, Don't Assume!- April

Chocolate Pearls - May

Appraisal Puff-Up vs Useful Appraisal - June

It's Art, but it is Jewelry? - July

Diamonds Wear Coats of Many Colors - August

DANGER!  eBay Jewelry "Bargains" - September

TV Shopping for Jewelry - October

Enhanced Emeralds — Clever Coverup - November

How do you like your rubies —
leaded or unleaded?
- December

 

2006

The New Platinum: A Story of Alloys - January

Ruby Ruse - February

How Big are Diamonds Anyway? - March

GIA Diamond Scandal: Has Silver Lining for Insurers - April

Watch Out for Big-Box Retailers Insurance Appraisals - May

Mixing It Up: Natural and Synthetic Diamonds Together - June

Tanzanite - Warning: Fragile - July

Red Diamomds - August

Inflated Valuations & Questionable Certificates - September

Emeralds - October

Where Do Real Diamonds Come From? - November

Counterfeit Watches — The Mushroom War - December

 

2005

The Lure of Colored Diamonds - January

Synthetic Colored Diamonds - February

Watches: What to Watch for - March

When is a Pear not a Pair? - April

The Truth About Topaz - May

White Gold: How White is White? - June

One of a Kind — or Not - July

Jewelry in Disguise - August

Valued Contract for Jewelry? Proceed with Caution! - September

Antiques, Replicasand All Their Cousins
- October

Grading the Color of Colored Diamonds
November

New GIA Cut Grade for Diamonds - December

 

2004

Synthetic Diamonds — and Insuring Tips - January

Bogus Appraisals and Fraud - February

A Picture is Worth Thousands of Dollars - March

Don't be Duped by Fracture Filling - April

Gem Scams Point to Need for Change - May

What is a Good Appraisal - June

4Cs of Color Gemstones - July

Gem Laser Drilling: The Next Generation - August

Why Update an Appraisal? - September

When to Recommend an Appraisal Update or a Second Appraisal - October

Secrets of Sapphire - November

Will the Real Ruby Please Stand Up - December

 

2003

Mysterious Orient: A Tale of Loss - January

Bogus Diamond Certificates and Appraisals - February

Can Valuations be Trusted? - March

Spotting a Bogus Appraisal or Certificate - April

Counterfeit Diamond Certificates - May

Case of the Mysterious "Rare" Sapphires - June

Politically Correct Diamonds - July

Name Brand Diamonds - September

Princess Cut: Black Sheep of Diamonds - October

Reincarnate as a Diamond - November

Synthetic Diamonds - December

 

2002

Irradiated Mail/Irradiated Gems - January

Fake Diamonds (Moissonite) - February

GIA Diamond Report - March

AGS and Other Diamond Certificates - April

Colored Stone Certificates - May

Damaged Jewelry: Don't Pay for Nature's Mistakes - June

The Case of the "Self-Healing" Emerald - July

Mysterious Disappearance: Case of the Missing Opals - August

The Discount Mirage - September

What Can You Learn from Salvage? - October

Gaining from Partial Loss - November

Year in Review - December

 

2001

Colored Diamonds - January

Good as Gold - February

Disclose Gem Treatments - March

FTC Jewelry Guidelines - April

Myths Part I: Each Piece is Unique - May

Myths Part II: Myths, Lies, & Half-Truths - June

New Trend: Old Cut Stones - October

The Appraisal Process - November

Year in Review - December

 

2000

Deceptive Pricing - January

Gems - Natural or Manmade - February

Jeweler/Appraisal Credentials - March

Fracture Filling - April

Salvage Jewelery - May

Gem Treatments - June

Don't Ask/Don't Tell - A Buying Nightmare - July

Laser Drilling of Diamonds - August

Jeweler Ethics or the Lack Thereof - September

Gem Scam - October

The Truth about Clarity Grading - November

Year in Review - December

 

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