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Gemstone Myths, Part One

  With the bewitching Halloween season nearly upon us, I thought we would take a short break from the science, fashion, and art approach we usually take and have a little fun. Halloween is long known for being a spooky holiday, but we all know it’s just a bunch of hocus pocus. Jewelry and gemstones…
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Gemstone of the Month: Sapphire

Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde said of sapphires, “The sapphire shall be as blue as the great sea.” And that’s mostly true. A deep, rich blue is the color most often associated with the gem sapphire. But that’s not the end of the sapphire’s story. Sapphire occurs in all the colors of the rainbow, from…
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Trend Report: Back to School

  My life-long love affair with jewelry started in elementary school. In those days, I thought the plastic pony beads I strung on elastic were the hallmark of haute couture. As I aged, so too did my sense of style and sophistication. Being up-to-date with the latest trends was something I, along with every other…
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Fall Color Preview

  As fashion trends shift each season, we see a new mix of colors taking center stage. And each season, Pantone, the world’s leading expert on color, releases their color trend report. For Fall 2018, Pantone has curated a collection of hues that represent all the colors of the rainbow. Some are autumn and winter…
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Gemstone of the Month: Peridot

  If you asked the average person on the street to name the first green gemstone that comes to mind, they would probably reply, “Emerald!” And while emerald is a beautiful green gem, those born in August are likely to answer your query differently…with their birthstone, peridot, a rich and vibrant green hued gemstone.  …
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Rock to Ring: How Gemstones are Mined, Part One

  It’s a long road from rock to ring. The gemstones we use in jewelry, whether the whitest diamond or the most glowing Burmese ruby, all have to be mined from the Earth. Most gems are cut from the crystals growing on rocks. These crystal-bearing rocks are found all over the Earth, although not uniformly.…
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