Fracture Filling

Definition: Fracture filling is a treatment used to fill-in tiny cracks in a gemstone with a clear, glasslike substance. The cracks don’t disappear, but the film creates an optical illusion that makes them invisible to the naked eye.

Fracture filling can wear away–it is not a permanent treatment.

Read more about fracture filling in this article about diamond clarity.

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Celebrity Jewelry, Then & Now

As the first decade of the new century comes to an end, take a glance back at some of the celebrities we’ve watched onscreen or listened to on our iPods during the past ten years. Have their jewelry styles changed in that time? Some (like Fergie) yes, some not so much.

Photos of Fergie: Left, Scott Gries/ImageDirect – Right, Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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CZ Faceted Fan Earrings

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Lessons in Jewelry Love

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