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November 11, 2020

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June Birthstone Pearl: Science, Lore, & Beautiful Jewelry

If you were born in June, your birthstone is Pearl!   If you were luck enough to be born in June, then you have the distinct privilege of claiming pearl as your birthstone!  These lustrous spheres have been lauded throughout history for their beauty and cultural symbolism. Plus, pearls are used to celebrate the 3rd and 30th wedding anniversary. Not only is pearl a beautiful...

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November 11, 2020

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February Birthstone Amethyst: Science, Lore, & Beautiful Jewelry

Rich purple hues are one of the many reasons people love the February birthstone, Amethyst. This captivating color and long history make this an excellent birthstone.  Let's take a closer look.

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March Birthstone Aquamarine: Science, Lore, & Beautiful Jewelry

In addition to being the March birthstone, aquamarine is one of the most beloved gemstones today.  From the enchanting blue color, to it's rich history in legend and lore, aquamarine is always a top choice for jewelry shoppers!

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May Birthstone Emerald: Science, Lore, & Beautiful Jewelry

Did you know that the May birthstone, Emerald, has been a beloved stone of royalty throughout history?  The earliest record mining of Emerald was in Egypt in 330 B.C. and it was one of Queen Cleopatra's favorite stones.  Rome's Pliny The Elder described it's color as "nothing greens greener."  Learn more about Emeralds below...

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November 09, 2020

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January Birthstone Garnet: Science, Lore, & Beautiful Jewelry

If you were born in January, than Garnet is your birthstone.  This richly colored stone is not only popular as the January birthstone, but as one of the most popular colored stones on the market today.  It is most commonly thought of as a red stone, with slightly more of a yellowish hue than ruby.  However, this stone commons in a variety of other colors including green Tsavorites, orange Spessartite, and a red purple grape garnet.

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November 09, 2020

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How To Buy Engagement Rings: A Step-By-Step Guide to Engagement rings

There is more to buying an engagement ring than simply shopping for a pretty ring that fits in your budget.  Of course, you will want it to be pretty and in your budget, but there is so much more to it.  Only by educating yourself can you know that you are getting the best ring possible.  It's easy to become an educated shopper by learning some simple jewelry terminology and having a basic understanding of the 4C's of diamonds

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November 09, 2020

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What Is The Most Important C In Diamond Buying?

All the 4C's of diamonds are equally important.  No one 'C' is more important than another.  Therefore, you will need to prioritize your needs by balancing color, clarity, and cut in your ideal carat size.  If you focus on just the Carat and ignore the other C's you will end up with a big ugly diamond.

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