What to Know When Buying Diamond Jewelry in DC

May 22, 2019

Diamond jewelry comes in all shapes and sizes, and can be added to necklaces, rings, bracelets and more to make the perfect gift. While each diamond is unique, there are standards in which diamonds are judged. As D.C.’s oldest jeweler, Charles Schwartz has over 130 years of helping people find the perfect diamond jewelry gift…. Read more »

The “King” of Rubies: the Rajaratna Ruby

Jul 14, 2015

In honor of the ruby—July’s regal birthstone, let’s take a closer look at one of the world’s largest rubies—the Rajaratna Ruby! The Rajaratna Ruby is a 2,475 carat, cabochon-cut wonder, currently located in Bangalore, India and owned by Mr. G. Vidyaraj. This truly regal ruby, whose name literally means “King of Rubies” in Sanskrit, was deemed the world’s largest ruby and… Read more »

The Amazing Journey of the World’s Largest Emerald

May 13, 2015

Did you know that the world’s largest emerald weighs over 840 pounds? It’s true! The Bahia Emerald is a 180,000+ ct emerald, recently appraised for $400,000 million dollars. This king of all emeralds has had quite a bizarre journey over the 14 year since its discovery in 2001—passed between gem traders, prominent real estate investors and even Bernie Madoff! It has spent… Read more »

Art Deco: the Glamorous Style of an Industry Icon

Mar 3, 2015

Over the past year Art Deco jewelry has gotten a great deal of attention with the release of The Great Gatsby film, along with Tiffany & Co’s widely publicized role in the movie’s jewelry wardrobe. Many have declared that Art Deco jewelry is making a comeback… but did it really go anywhere? There’s no question that The Great Gatsby film’s debut has… Read more »

An Out-Of-This-World Diamond

Dec 5, 2014

Seriously, we’re not exaggerating!  Did you know that the largest diamond known to man isn’t found on Earth, but is actually a star? On February 14, 2004 in a galaxy far far away (50 light years away to be exact), scientists discovered BPM 37093—a white dwarf star in the Centaurs constellation. Though BPM 37093 is… Read more »