Posts by Robin Lefkowitz-Huska

Garnet: Gem Of Faith

The garnet gemstone is often associated with its deep red hue, but the most common misconception about garnets is that the gemstone is only produced in an array of reds from rust colored to deep violet-red. In actuality, garnet is the name used for a large group of rock-forming minerals that come in a rich…

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Amethyst: Gem of Stability

Amethyst is the purple variety of the quartz and the most valued member of the quartz family. The purple color can range from a light lilac to a deep, intense royal purple, and from brownish to vivid. Amethyst also commonly shows what is called color zoning, which in the case of amethyst usually consists of…

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Blue Topaz: Gem of Harmony

Since the discovery of large topaz deposits in Brazil in the mid-19th century, topaz has become much more affordable and widely available. In the 1960s, processes were developed to turn common colorless topaz blue with irradiation treatment. Topaz is a precious gem that comes in a range of colors. You can find this gem in…

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Citrine: Gem of Motivation

Citrine is a variety of quartz. The color ranges from a pale yellow to brown. Natural citrines are rare. Most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethysts or smoky quartzes, which produces small lines in the crystal. Natural citrine has a cloudy or smoky appearance. “Ox Blood” or “Madeira” citrine is a dark, intensely saturated orangey-yellow. This quartz stone…

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Topaz: Gem of Comfort

Fiery Orange. Honey Yellow. Champagne Orange. Smokey Brown. These are just some of the common warm hues that people associate with topaz. However, the most popular to date and well known is the yellow topaz gem. Throughout most of history, all yellow gems were thought to be topaz, and all topaz were yellowish.  This lustrous…

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Pink Tourmaline: Gem of Peace

Pink tourmaline can be found throughout the world. Rich deposits have been mined in the United States, Brazil, Nigeria, Mozambique, Madagascar, Afghanistan, and Namibia. But the finest quality stones are to be found in the Muzo mines of Brazil and in Namibia. Namibian pink tourmaline has a very intense color. Truly fine quality tourmaline gems…

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Sapphire: Gem of Loyalty

Sapphire the birthstone of September – a gemstone that has been cherished for thousands of years. Although sapphire typically refers to the rich blue gemstone variety of the mineral corundum, this royal gem occurs in a rainbow of hues. Sapphires come in every color except red, which earn the classification of rubies instead. At this…

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The Life of the Charm Bracelet

Individual charm bracelets can be stacked together (as above), or you can have many charms on one bracelet. The choice is yours. The gentle jingling of a Charm Bracelet on the wrist of a woman is a reminder of the personalized charms, talisman, or trinkets that have a special meaning to the wearer. Charm bracelets…

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How the Diamond Tennis Bracelet Got its Name

A diamond Tennis bracelet is one of the most popular and timeless pieces of jewelry. You will find it in most women’s jewelry boxes. Its beauty and elegance make it the perfect bracelet to add a touch of glamour to your style. Originally the classic diamond Tennis bracelet was simply named line bracelet, diamond bracelet…

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Butterfly Necklaces To Make Your Heart Flutter

The butterfly many believe, are a symbol of great change, rebirth and renewal. The metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly reminds us to let go of old cycles and limitations and to embrace a new way of being. Butterflies are the embodiment of spiritual growth and transcendence. Initially, this spiritual animal represents the birth of an…

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Picture Perfect Lockets

While all jewelry is personal, the locket is perhaps the most personal of all. They are one of those sentimental and romantic pieces of jewelry that hold the image of a loved one, engraved message, or a special memento.  A locket is usually worn as a pendant on a chain, but can also be in…

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The Many Promises Behind Promise Rings

While many people give promise rings as a gesture of love and romantic commitment, those aren’t the only reasons people exchange promise rings. The reasons behind exchanging or giving a promise ring often vary, but the intention is basically the same for most people. The giver is making a promise to the wearer about something…

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How to Choose the Perfect Earrings for Your Face Shape

One of the single most distinctive pieces of jewelry is the earring, it brings focus to your face and glamour to your style. With so many options of earrings to adorn your fashion outfits, it’s important to know how to accessorize with the right type of earring for your unique face shape.  Understanding facial structure can…

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Jewelry Etiquette for a Business Professional

Everyone has heard the saying “never judge a book by its cover.” In truth how you dress and your demeanor determines how people perceive and treat you. So choosing the correct jewelry to wear to work is just as important as the rest of your business outfit, whether it be a dress, a suit, or…

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The History of the Ear Cuff

When a classic pair of earrings is just not enough, add a unique ear cuff to elevate your look to cutting edge style. As the obsession with the ear cuff continues to grow every season with designers, celebrities, and women, you may wonder about the history of this avant-garde trend. Once again unique styles are…

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How to Care for Your Sapphire Earrings

Sapphire earrings are a timeless classic look that never goes out of style. The sapphire gemstone symbolizes purity, loyalty, and trust, and can be passed down from mother to daughter.   Style: EG13959W45SA To ensure that sapphire earrings stay beautiful and last for generations, here’s what you need to know about cleaning and caring for them.…

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The History and Significance of Anklets

Bracelets aren’t just for our wrists; ankle bracelets, also known as anklets, have bedazzled our legs since ancient times. Gold, silver, dainty or dangling, anklet jewelry has been worn by different cultures throughout history around the world. What better way for a fashionable Sumerian or Ancient Egyptian woman to signify her social rank and husband’s…

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How to Care for Your Pearl Ring

A pearl ring is a beautiful investment that can be passed down as a precious family heirloom. But pearls are very fragile and can be easily damaged, causing them to lose their luster and color. However with good care you keep your pearl ring looking beautiful. Here’s what you need to know about cleaning and…

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The Significance and History of Yellow Gold

Style: NK6320Y4JJJ There is an Old Italian proverb that holds true even today, “Where gold speaks every tongue is silent.” Few metals that have held such a fascination for humans throughout history like yellow gold. No one knows for sure when the first human discovered this precious metal, but there have been particles of gold…

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How to Clean Gold Necklaces and Other Jewelry

Overtime, gold necklaces can develop a buildup of film from the natural oil of the skin, perfume, soap and other products. This may cause the piece to appear like it lost its luster. Proper care and cleaning of your gold necklace will help it stay sparkling. Cleaning a gold necklace is rather easy to do.…

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