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What to Know Before Getting a Sapphire Engagement Ring?

Posted by Debbie on Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Whether you're considering a sapphire engagement ring, or simply a sapphire ring, you're making a great choice! Sapphires have many great qualities: Sapphires are very durable, so while they do sc...

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February birthstone: Amethyst

Posted by Debbie on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 12:22 pm

Amethyst is associated with giving the owner courage. Originally, the ancient Greeks believed it was able to ward off drunkenness - the word "amethyst" actually stems from a Greek phrase ...

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October Birthstone

Posted by Debbie on Monday, September 24th, 2018 at 12:29 pm

If your birthday is in October, you have two options of birthstones: opal and tourmaline. While most people only have one birthstone, you get to pick! Opal Opals are beautiful stones and typica...

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Mother's Jewelry

Posted by Debbie on Friday, April 13th, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Mother’s Rings and Family Jewelry Mother’s Rings are precious! They’re usually a mom’s most important piece of jewelry, after her engagement ring. So if your mom doesn&rsqu...

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Emerald is May’s Birthstone

Posted by Debbie Fox on Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Although emeralds were discovered around 300 BC, it wasn’t until the time of Cleopatra (69 BC - 30 BC) that they became highly prized. An avid collector, existing mines near Cairo were named ...

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What is a morganite gem?

Posted by Debbie Fox on Monday, November 5th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Soft pink gems are a fashion favorite, especially pink diamonds. But what if you can’t afford a pink diamond for tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars? Look to morganite. Morganites range...

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Sapphires and Sapphire Jewelry

Posted by Debbie on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Sapphires. Rich, sparkly, cornflower blue. When most people think of sapphires they think of blue sapphires. And indeed, the most popular sapphire gems are blue. Even the Latin name, “Sapphir...

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August's birthstone: Peridot

Posted by Debbie Fox on Sunday, August 19th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Peridot is August’s birthstone. Most peridot today comes from the United States. In Hawaii, peridot spewed forth from their volcanos, although it was mainly small gemstones. There are even be...

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