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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.  You can choose from not just one November birthstone, but two (and the 13th anniversary): 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 rich orange imperial Topaz […]

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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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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 it. That means the lucky people born in June a choice of gemstones among pearl, alexandrite and moonstone. In this blog we will only tell you about the pearl,  since it’s most associated as the June Birthstone. Let us share some interesting […]

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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 the beautiful emerald. Of course, emeralds are so loved, people own and wear them regardless of their birthdate. The May Birthstone is considered to be a symbol of rebirth and love. Emeralds are the rarest gemstones and […]

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April Birthstone: All about diamonds

The history of the April Birthstone: Diamonds Before we delve into the April birthstone, let’s consider “who the heck created birthstones?” Well, it was too long ago to consider it a ploy to generate more business.  The origin of birthstones is believed to date back to the breastplate of  (Biblical) Aaron which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. As […]

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