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October's Birthstone: Opal History and Symbolism

There are few stones as magical as the “kaleidoscope gem” also nicknamed “Empress”, “Pandora”, and the “Light of the World”. Which stone could inspir...

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Montana Sapphires - The Finest Sapphires in North America

Posted by Carolyn on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 1:50 pm

Have you ever been arrested for “worrying the squirrels?” No? Well, maybe that’s because you’re not from Montana where such a heinous act is considered a crime. (Hopefully y...

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The 5 Best Diamond Alternatives for Engagement Rings

Posted by Carolyn on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 at 3:12 pm

The 5 Best Diamond Alternatives for Engagement Rings There are plenty of reasons to choose a diamond: they’re sparkly, traditional, and timeless. They’re also the hardest stone known t...

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All About Sapphire: September's Birthstone

Posted by Carolyn on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 at 4:37 pm

What’s the best thing about being born in September? Cooler temperatures? Labor Day weekend? National Cheese Pizza Day (yes, that’s a thing)? Or is it that you have one of the most sou...

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Sapphire: September's Birthstone

Posted by Carolyn on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 at 4:35 pm

What’s the best thing about being born in September? Cooler temperatures? Labor Day weekend? National Cheese Pizza Day (yes, that’s a thing)? Or is it that you have one of the most soug...

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August Birthstone: The Peridot

Posted by Carolyn on Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 at 12:13 pm

The often underestimated but never duplicated beautiful bright green peridot is a gem that was revered by the ancients, but in recent times has felt like poor old Rodney Dangerfield. It can’t...

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An Overview of the April Birthstone

Posted by Pamela on Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 4:31 pm

What is the birthstone for the month of April? A birthstone is a gemstone that represents a person’s birth month. Birthstones are believed to bring the wearer luck, good health, and protecti...

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March Birthstone Aquamarine

Posted by Pamela on Monday, March 1st, 2021 at 4:42 pm

The gemstone for March is the aquamarine gem. If you were born in March, you're probably familiar with the gemstone aquamarine. But if you’re born one of the other 11 months of the year, you ...

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January Birthstone: Garnet Gemstone

Posted by Pamela on Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 at 4:46 pm

People with January birthdays are lucky to have one of the most natural and versatile colored birth, the garnet. Although most commonly available in a deep fiery brownish red, garnets come in almos...

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The December Birthstone is Turquoise

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 at 4:47 pm

The turquoise gemstone is one that most people have not only heard of, but have seen several times. As a very popular and relatively affordable birthstone Designated Birthstone for December Each ...

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November Birthstone: Citrine Gemstone Buying Guide

Posted by Emily on Sunday, November 1st, 2020 at 4:47 pm

The November birthstone is a standout that demands attention with its golden hues. But aside from the citrine color, what else should you look at when buying the gemstone? ...

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All About the Other October Birthstone: Tourmaline

Posted by Emily on Thursday, October 15th, 2020 at 4:48 pm

The tourmaline stone shouldn’t be overlooked by other colored gems. This October birthstone may not be as well known, however, that doesn’t ...

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Opal Facts, Myths and Everything In Between

Posted by Emily on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at 4:48 pm

October’s birthstone, the opal, is by far one of the coolest looking gemstones! The opal’s color is not the only alluring thing about the birthstone, though. If you’ve ever w...

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All About Montana Sapphires

Posted by Emily on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 at 4:48 pm

Montana is known as the Treasure State, which is no shock considering the beautiful sapphires that originate there.  When the sapphires were discovered in Montana, they were called “the ...

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September’s Birthstone: Five Sapphire Fun Facts

Posted by Emily on Monday, August 31st, 2020 at 4:48 pm

A predominant beauty, the sapphire is not to be outdone by other birthstones. If you celebrate a birthday in September, consider yourself lucky! The September gemstone may be striking, but these sa...

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Alexandrite

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 4:49 pm

Alexandrite is one of the most valuable, rare, and unique gemstones on the market. Often referred to as “Emerald by Day and Ruby by Night”, Alexandrite changes from green in daylight an...

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How To Clean Pearl Jewelry

Posted by Pamela on Saturday, June 13th, 2020 at 4:53 pm

Pearls are a natural stone with a delicate layer of lustrous “nacre” that can be easily damaged if not cared for properly. To learn more about nacre and how pearls naturally occur, read...

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The Top 3 Emerald Producers

Posted by Pamela on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 at 4:49 pm

Lush, warm, and powerful, Emerald is one of the most known and prized gemstones. Your curiosity may have brought you here to learn more about these beautiful gems and where they come from. We are g...

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Aquamarines- Color, History and Jewelry

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at 4:49 pm

  Color Aquamarine gets its name from the Latin word meaning seawater, so it only makes sense that this beautiful gemstone has a pale, transparent blue color. In the 19th century the sea gre...

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February Birthstone

Posted by Pamela on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 at 4:49 pm

Amethyst   Amethyst, the birthstone for February, is a widely adored and versatile gemstone. Amethyst comes in many different shades and has been prized in the past by many religions and cul...

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November Birthstone

Posted by Pamela on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Origin/ Folklore Getting its name from the French word for lemon, citrine comes in a variety of colors from vibrant yellow to a golden amber. Throughout history, citrine has been mistaken for topa...

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How Often Do My Pearls Need to be Restrung?

Posted by Pamela on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 4:56 pm

Imagine this, you’re out and about when your necklace breaks and you watch your precious pearls scatter all over the floor. One way to avoid this dreaded situation is to get your pearls restr...

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