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Gems of the Month: Pink Tourmaline and Opal

  It’s a bit of a shame that February doesn’t have two birthstones…because then I could have my choice of stone. Alas, people born in February don’t have that distinction. Those lucky enough to be born in October, however, do. Although some sources say that other months have substitute birthstones, these alternates belong to the…
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Be in the know: Five Things You Should Know About Jewelry

One of our greatest joys is sharing our love of jewelry with our customers. For our entire careers, we have prided ourselves on guiding people through developing not just an objectively refined jewelry collection, but also a strong understanding of what it means to own and wear fine jewelry. The knowledge accumulated through decades of…
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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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