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Diamond Qualities When Buying a Diamond

Diamond Qualities The qualities to look for when buying a diamond Knowing diamond qualities is extremely important for you. Buying a diamond is one of the most expensive personal purchases you’ll make. Hence you, like many of us, may not know which diamond qualities to look for. As a result, you could end up with an inferior one at a high price. […]

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The shape of diamonds

 The Shape of Diamonds      When you select a diamond, you expect it to last a lifetime. You want to love and cherish it forever. That’s why it’s important to know the choices to you have when selecting the perfect one. While many shapes have been around for generations, but every so often a new shape appears. Here are the most […]

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Why do I need a jewelry appraisal

Why do I need a Jewelry Appraisal   If you want to insure, write off, or sell your jewelry an appraisal is needed to confirm its value. To do that, you MUST use a certified appraisal professional. One who will examine and state what the jewelry is worth. The evaluation includes all gems as well as the metal settings. Who should conduct the […]

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The meaning of birthstones

The meaning of birthstones   The twelve birthstones for each calendar month have a very special meaning. They are said to carry magical, mythical qualities. Learn how your birthstone can protect you. Bring you good luck. Love. Money. Health.  Find out the meaning of birthstones, including the meaning of YOUR birthstone? (Don’t forget we offer 50% off your purchase on your birthday) What […]

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How do Art Deco and Art Nouveau differ

HOW DO ART DECO AND ART NOUVEAU DIFFER Many of us wonder “How do Art Deco and Art Nouveau differ?”  Often when people look at vintage art, architecture, jewelry or glassware they’re not sure how to tell them apart. Both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements emerged as reactions to major world events: the Industrial Revolution and World War I, respectively. While both embraced […]

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The meaning of birthstones

Fine jewelry is a good investment

Fine jewelry is a good investment  Unlike stocks, bonds, gold bullion, fine jewelry is a different kind of investment. It’s a good investment in yourself.  Another description might be fine jewelry is an emotional investment. Fine Jewelry makes a statement about who and what you are. What you value. And  how you present yourself to the world. How you feel about yourself. […]

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November birthstone

November Birthstone  If you were born in November, you are lucky.  If you’re celebrating your 14th Anniversary, you’re lucky too You can choose from not just one November birthstone, but two:   Citrine and Topaz. The warm color of Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun and it’s believed to be a healing gemstone. Topaz is most desired in its […]

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September is for Sapphires

September birthstone, Sapphire  When we think about sapphires, as we’ve previously said, we think of deep, deep blue. And the September birthstone, sapphire is the bluest of blues. Prince Charles gave Princess Diana a beautiful diamond and sapphire ring for their engagement. It certainly made the sapphire, as opposed to diamonds, a popular engagement stone. But it’s for the September birthdays. It’s […]

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Peridot, August birthstone

   Peridot, August birthstone    If you asked ten people what is the August birthstone, the Peridot would not be mentioned by more than one—if that. The Peridot is probably the least known and least appreciated of all the gemstones. A woman friend, who is also born in August, said she hated having the Peridot as her birthstone when she was young. […]

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The Ruby—July birthstone—a protector

July Birthstone, the magical, fiery ruby. The July birthstone, the Ruby, is a stone of nobility, considered the most magnificent of all gems. It is the queen of stones and the stone of kings. Ancients believed it surpassed all other precious stones in virtue, and its value exceeded even that of the Diamond. The Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan was said to have […]

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