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The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is widely recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology, including diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. Through research, education, and laboratory services, the GIA serves the public interest through objective gemstone evaluation, including identification.
You can purchase our gemstone jewelry with added confidence knowing that QVC incorporates the GIA's expertise into the QVC gemstone identification quality assurance process.
For more information on the GIA, visit www.GIA.edu.
For more information on the gemstones found at QVC, check out our gemstone glossary.
Inspired by trends seen at the world-renowned Vicenza International Jewelry Fair, the VicenzaSilver® collection interprets the industry's latest trends in stunning sterling silver. Every piece of jewelry captures today's leading looks as well as the beauty of fine Italian craftsmanship.
The round is the most common type of brilliant cut and falls into the same category as the heart, oval, marquise, and pear. Over three-quarters of diamonds are round cut. All brilliants feature at least 58 facets and are known for their incredible fire and sparkle.
The beauty, brilliance, and durability of spinel make it the perfect gemstone to wear every day and in any type of jewelry. Spinel is available in exotic locations throughout the world in a wide array of colors, including pink, red, lavender, purple, blue, and black.
Since spinel is an 8 on the Mohs' scale of hardness, it can be faceted to a brilliant sparkle and is difficult to chip and scratch. Historically, spinel has been often confused with other similarly colored gemstones. The high brilliance and reflective nature that faceted black spinel exhibits makes it easily mistaken for black diamonds. Because spinel can be found in many of the same mining areas that produce sapphire and ruby, it has often been mistaken for these beauties. In fact, several fine historically important "rubies," including the "Black Prince's Ruby" in the British Crown Jewels, is actually red spinel.