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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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JUNE BIRTHSTONE: THE PEARL

The June Birthstone The most well-known June Birthstone is the pearl. However June is one of only two months that has three birthstones associated with

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May Birthstone: All about Emeralds

May birthstone Green has been associated with “envy” since Shakespeare’s time. It’s true today, too. You can’t help but be envious that the May birthstone is

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March Birthstone

MARCH BIRTHSTONE For the lucky individuals born in March, the March birthstone are actually two. They are associated with this early spring month: aquamarine and bloodstone. Both

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Jet Jewelry: A brief history

Jet Jewelry A brief history  Well, you may not have been thinking long and hard about jet jewelry. But we think you will be intrigued

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February Birthstone

February Birthstone: The Amethyst Amethyst is the February Birthstone and the gem for the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries. It is also one of the emblems

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January Birthstone

What’s the January birthstone? Unlike December, where there are four birthstones, the January birthstone is a single stone: the garnet.  But—surprise—on the bright side, the

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Antique or Vintage Jewelry

How to identify Antique or Vintage Jewelry If you are interested in older (vintage) or antique jewelry, an important issue you have is  how to identify

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December Birthstones

December Birthstones Oh you lucky birthday babies. You don’t just have ONE birthstone, you have FOUR December birthstones. They include Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon.

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All About Opals

All About Opals…their history and lore  If you were born in October, then you want to know all about Opals. After all, it’s the October

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