Month: May 2015

  • Three Birthstones, One Month

    Children of June get their choice of three birthstones Unlike the other months, June has three traditional birthstones:  Pearl, Moonstone and Alexanderite. Pearls:   Most gemstones are found inside the earth, but pearls have an organic origin.  They are created inside the shells of certain species of oysters and clams.  Some pearls are found naturally in the mollusks that inhabit the see or freshwater rivers. …

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  • Do You Suffer From Large Knuckles?

    What do you do when your ring is both too large and too small? Ladies and gentlemen!  How many of you have a special ring in your jewelry box that you no longer wear either because you can’t get the ring over your knuckle or, because you had it sized large enough to get over your knuckle, it spins around your finger that the stones…

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  • Diamonds Aren’t The ONLY Gems For Engagement Rings

    Sapphire Engagement Rings Are More Popular Than Ever While the words diamond and custom engagement ring have been used in concert since the late Victorian era, the tradition isn’t unbreakable. In fact, a growing number of future brides forgo diamond engagement rings altogether – based on personal preferences, moral grounds or financial reasons. Like its sister, the ruby, sapphires are gems of the mineral corundum.…

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  • Past, Present, Future: Three Stone Engagement Rings

    “I have loved you, I still love you, I will always love you.” The words are romantic enough to make anyone swoon. That's the sentiment behind trilogy rings, sometimes called trinity rings or “past, present, future” (PPF) rings. A ring with three stones set horizontally in a row, they're the perfect ring for just about any occasion, including anniversary and engagement rings. Stone Selection By…

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  • Emerald, the Birthstone of May

    May’s birthstone is the emerald.  The emerald belongs to the beryl family of minerals.  Beryl is a six-sided symmetrical crystal.  Beryl contains beryllium, aluminum, silicon and oxygen. Several historical artifacts were made of emeralds.  The crown of the Andes is set with about 450 emeralds. Emeralds are one of the rarest gemstones and are typically mined in Columbia, Brazil, Afghanistand and Zambia. Emeralds by nature…

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