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Birthstones

Which Are The Traditional Birthstones Birthstones are gemstones which are associated with each month of the year. When you give to your loved one a jewel set with a gemstone that corresponds to that person’s birth month, your gift expresses deeper meaning and shows greater thoughtfulness. The Gregorian calendar has poems matching each month with

Everything Old Is New Again

Just like the fashion industry, the diamond and gemstone jewelry industry has been particularly susceptible to the vagaries of “taste”. There has always been an “in” look and a “passé” look. For example, most diamond and gemstone jewelry used to be made of yellow gold. Today, white gold is de rigueur. About 50 years ago,

Learn About Sapphires

An informed buyer is a future satisfied customer. Here is what you need to know about sapphires: Sapphire is a gemstone variety of the mineral corundum. Corundum is an aluminum oxide that comes in many colors ranging from canary yellow to blue, brown, gray, green, orange, pink, purple, and colorless . The only exception is

Your Jewelry Wardrobe

Everyone has a varied wardrobe. We all have appropriate attire for evening wear, we have our favorite skirt and jacket for work, and even play clothes for tennis, bike-riding, or jogging. But does your jewelry match your wardrobe? Do you know which pieces of jewelry go with each outfit? Is your jewelry collection varied in

The History Of Pendants

The history of pendants stretches back to prehistoric times. Take for example the Venus of Hohle Fels, which is a prehistoric archeological artifact. This artifact is a figurine carved out of Mammoth’s ivory in the shape of a woman’s body. In place of the head, the figurine has a perforation so that it may have

History Of Engagement Rings

The History Of The Engagement Ring Back in the Classical era it was believed that there was a vein that ran directly from the heart to the fourth finger of the left hand. This vein was called “vena amoris” in Latin, which literally means “vein of love”. This theory has been cited in western cultures

What Is Milgrain?

Milgrain Decoration Milgrain (also spelled millgrain) literally means a thousand grains. The word milgrain is used to describe a jewelry decoration. Milgrain decoration are strings of tiny bead shapes coined right at the edges of a jewel. Milgrain can usually be found surrounding set stones or on the edges of a ring or other piece

Diamond Buying Guide

1 – How to Compare Diamonds If you are shopping on a budget, remember that all diamonds sparkle, and the most important attribute of an engagement diamond is the way it makes a woman feel. Diamonds are the ultimate gift of love. Any diamond you choose will make your woman feel cherished. However, it is

Choose Flattering Earrings

How to Choose Earrings that Flatter You Earrings are at the top of the jewelry hierarchy in importance not only because they draw attention to your face, but also because they can complete an outfit. Earrings can dangle in a seductive way; they an communicate lightheartedness or even convey authority. How to choose the appropriate