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Crav­ing

Hong Kong Tatler - - Trends -

ed­u­cate your­self. There’s an abun­dance of sources on the in­ter­net, with a few of the es­tab­lished ones be­ing the GIA, the In­ter­na­tional Col­ored Gem­stone As­so­ci­a­tion and the CIBJO World Jew­ellery Con­fed­er­a­tion. Last but not least, let the stone speak to you. If you’ve pur­chased a coloured stone be­fore, you’ll know that there’s some­thing spe­cial about hold­ing and po­ten­tially own­ing one. If you set your eyes on an emer­ald and there’s that spark—flawed and mot­tled notwith­stand­ing—then by all means, go for it.

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