Month: July 2015

  • What is the birthstone for August?

    If you were born in August you have two birthstones to choose from: One is Peridot. Peridot is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring whoever wears it power, influence, and to have a wonderful year. Peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the earth and is brought to the surface by volcanoes in Hawaii. It…

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  • Is My Ruby Real or “Fake”?

    How to tell if your Ruby is real, or not. The ruby ring your grandmother left you has always been your favorite. Even when you were young, you couldn’t help noticing it when your grandmother wore it. Of course, there was often mention of its size. “It’s a 5 carat ruby, the finest pigeon blood red color.”. So you know it must be worth a…

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  • 18k Buffalo Nickel Belt Buckle

    Summertime at Images is a fun time. We get to take some time for ourselves to create the new and up and coming ideas and designs. Recently I had some design work that led me in the direction of ideas along the line of the 1912 Buffalo nickel. I was working on a man’s belt buckle and wanted the appearance of it to be shiny…

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  • Ruby: The Red Birthstone of July

    July’s birthstone is among one of the most highly prized gems throughout history. The ruby was considered to have magical powers, and was worn by royalty as a talisman against evil. It was thought to grow darker when danger was imminent. Rubies are made from Corundum. The mineral corundum creates two distinct stones, the first is ruby, and the second is sapphires. Sapphires can come…

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