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May 27, 2015

Birthstone of the Month: Pearl

The pearl, with its soft shimmer and warm inner glow, has been celebrated for thousands of years as one of the world’s oldest gems. Hindu folklore speaks of pearls as dewdrops that fell from the...

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April 30, 2015

Birthstone of the Month: Emerald

Emerald has entranced people the world over for ages. The verdant green stone was once thought to have healing powers, particularly for eyesight (who wouldn’t think so when looking at that hypnotic green?) and was...

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Posted in all, ancient egypt, beryl, birthstone, cleopatra, colombia, emerald, may, mines, study-up, zambia

April 15, 2015

The Real Effects of Diamond Fluorescence

The word on fluorescence in diamonds seems to be fairly divided. Some will say that you should always avoid a fluorescent diamond, while others insist that the discounted price of fluorescent diamonds makes them a...

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March 26, 2015

Birthstone of the Month: Diamond

Thought to be created by bolts of lightning or the tears of god by ancient peoples, the diamond has a rich, celebrated history. Early mentions of the stone dubbed vajra, meaning both “diamond” and “lightning...

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March 02, 2015

Birthstone of the Month: Aquamarine

Aquamarine, the birthstone for March, is a pale, watery blue stone named in Latin for aqua and the sea. Its association with the depths has yielded it a reputation as a token of safe passage...

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February 27, 2015

Oscar Worthy Stars

Anyone watching the 87th Academy Awards this past Sunday must have noticed the gorgeous statement pieces that showed up on the Oscars Red Carpet. Fabulous colors stone jewels rocked the carpet this year in everything...

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Posted in Academy Awards, all, chandelier, diamond, drop earrings, featured_4, hollywood, hoops, on-the-runway, Oscars

January 30, 2015

Birthstone of the Month: Amethyst

The gorgeous royal purple toned amethyst, a variety of quartz, is the birthstone for those lucky enough to be born in the month of February. Named for the Greek amethustos, meaning literally “not intoxicated”, this stone...

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Posted in all, amethyst, amethyst green, amethyst pink, amethyst purple, birthstone, Rose de France, Siberian, study-up

January 06, 2015

Birthstone of the Month: Garnet

In the pantheon of the Greek gods, Persephone is the physical embodiment of vegetation. She is the daughter of Zeus, god of men, and Demeter, goddess of nature, fertility, and harvest. She becomes the goddess...

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Posted in all, birthstone, garnet, january, persephone, pomegranate, study-up

December 22, 2014

5 Bridal Trends for 2015

1. Halos & Eternity BandsI don’t think anyone doubts the halo trend we’ve seen the past few years is going anywhere. Brides-to-be love the extra sparkle, especially when coupled with a diamond eternity band. In...

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Posted in all, antique, aquamarine, bridal, cushion, diamond, eternity band, fancy yellow diamond, featured_1, halo, morganite, on-the-runway, rose gold, sapphire, trends

December 18, 2014

Looks We Love: Silver Screen Starlets


In a period of war and recession, Americans turned to the silver screen as a means of escape. Behind greased lenses and beauty dishes, gilt in glamorous jewelry and dresses, Hollywood starlets became the stuff...

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Posted in all, antique, brooch, chandelier, cushion, diamond, drop earrings, featured_5, hollywood, lifestyle, looks we love, pearls, silver screen, statement wear, vintage

 
 

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