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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 Anatomy of an Engagement Ring

If you’re just starting your engagement ring journey, you’re probably encountering some new lingo and perhaps general information overload. An engagement ring may look pretty straight forward but it is actually comprised of many different parts. Each area has its own technical term, commonly used by jewelers and serves a unique purpose. Let’s explore some…

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His and Hers Matching Wedding Bands

Found the love of your life? Check! Magical proposal? Check! Wedding date set? Check check! It’s time to pick out your wedding bands, together! If you’re set on getting complementing wedding bands but not sure about your options read below to learn more. Most women in the US prefer wedding bands that sit perfectly flush…

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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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What is an Anniversary Ring?

One of the most momentous gifts for a woman on a special anniversary such as a wedding anniversary or the birth of a child is diamond jewelry. Diamond or gemstone bands are especially common and made more meaningful with the special date or love message inscribed on the inside of the band. Fine jewelry, especially…

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What the Halo?

If you’re with your man long enough to know he’s “the one” you know it’s just a matter of time until your Miss becomes a Mrs. You’ve no doubt begun your research into the engagement ring world and probably pinned a thing or two (or 22). As a newbie to the engagement ring world, all…

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Ring Jackets and Ring Enhancers Explained

Perhaps you’ve heard the word before and were totally confused as to how a jacket had anything to do with jewelry at all or you know a little and want to know more. Either way you are in the right place; by the end of this blog you will know all there is to know…

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The Timeless Elegance of Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

Style: ER13891E3T44JJ What are emerald cut engagement rings? Emerald cuts can be easily identified by their elongated, rectangular form with precisely cut corners. They have small rectangular facets that resemble stairs or steps, differentiating them from the more common brilliant cuts. The emerald cut has 58 facets (25 crown, 8 girdle and 25 pavilion). Though these step…

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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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What is a Vintage Inspired Engagement Ring?

Style: ER14764R3W44JJ When in the market for an antique or vintage engagement ring there is much to consider. Estate sales, antique jewelry dealers etc. are the perfect channels to find such rings. For a ring to be considered truly antique it must be at least over 100 years old. If you are lucky enough to…

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Facts About Choker Necklaces

After a long history dating back through ancient civilizations, choker necklaces have re-emerged as an on-trend accessory. Read on to learn about the history of chokers, why we’re glad they’re back, and styles to choose now that look better than ever. According to historians, choker necklaces have been around for thousands of years. Evidence indicates…

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Diamond: Gem of Strength

Tightly formed by carbon crystals one hundred miles below the Earth’s crust, the diamond is the hardest gemstone reaching a 10 on Mohs Hardness scale. It is 58 times harder than any other mineral found in nature. A diamond’s resilience and incomparable luster when cut and polished are one of the many reasons it is so desirable. Though diamonds are…

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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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Fun Facts About Gold

When you think of jewelry, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is gold. Gold is one of the more recognizable metals because of its significant impact on the course of human history and the huge effect on the shaping of culture and science. Due to its malleability and shininess, the metal has been…

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Emerald: Gem of Rebirth – Update

Made famous by the great Cleopatra and Elizabeth Taylor, the emerald gemstone has been thought to signify eternal youth, rebirth, wisdom and growth granting the wearer good fortune and immortality. Emerald derives from the Greek word “smaragdus” which literally means “green.” The soothing yet intense green color can range from a light green to a bold…

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Garnet: Gem of Faith

Garnet [gahr-nit] 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…

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Another Gemstone of Your Own

Did you know that you have more than one birthstone?  Though a committee selected by the National Association of Jewelers created the traditional monthly birthstone list just over a century ago, another system was devised centuries earlier based on ancient Hebrew mythological interpretations of the signs of the Zodiac, which can be found in the book…

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Opal: Gem of Luck

Legends has it that opals fell from the sky in bolts of lightning. While others speculate the creator came to earth on a rainbow, leaving these colorful stones where his feet touched the ground. Writers have compared the gemstone to volcanoes, galaxies, and fireworks. Admirers gave extraordinary opals poetic names like Pandora, Light of the…

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