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Emeralds- May’s Birthstone

Written on May 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm, by

The Emerald, which gets its name from the word “smaragdus” (meaning green in Greek), has been mined since the Egyptians first recognized the stone’s beauty in 1300 BC. Their rich color is one of the main reasons that the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra prized her Emeralds more than any other gemstone. Emeralds are seen as a…

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Understanding the Different Types of Pearls

Written on November 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm, by

To people who are familiar only with the other-worldly beauty of pearls, the distinction between freshwater, saltwater, and cultured pearls can be a mystery. Many people think that the first two are “real” while cultured pearls are imitations. The fact is that the majority of the pearls sold in fine jewelry stores today are cultured…

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Colored Gemstones: Let Your Jewelry to Make a Unique Statement

Written on August 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm, by

Colored gemstones are some of the most beautiful and permanent examples of nature’s breathtaking color schemes. There are several different types of gemstones: Precious, Semi-Precious, and Synthetic. Generally when you say “Precious” gemstones you are referring to diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and rubies. All other colored gemstones are referred to as “Semi-Precious”. Synthetic Gemstones have the…

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