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Gem of the Month: Garnet

  For each month of the calendar year, a gemstone has been selected to represent it. For January, that gem is garnet. Legend has it that the garnet brings peace, prosperity, and good health to the home of the wearer. Those are beautiful sentiments to celebrate birthdays in the first month of the year, when…
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Diamond Education: Color

“Brilliant colors…all are found enclosed in a morsel of pure carbon.”   Author Charles Blanc said that about diamonds. Diamonds are pure carbon, created under intense heat and extreme pressure. The weight of the world, literally, pressed down upon carbon until she spat out a diamond. And while most people think of the brilliant, fiery…
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Spotlight on Sterling Silver Jewelry

One of jewelry’s greatest strengths is that it can be used as a form of personal expression. There are so many styles, different gemstones and diamonds that can be added, and so many metals that can be used to house and protect those precious gems. Along with the impressive collection of gold and platinum jewelry,…
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Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

        Each Year, Pantone, recognized the world over as the leading expert on color, selects the Color of the Year. At the beginning of December, Pantone announced the 2017 Color of the Year. Without further ado, the color of 2017 is Greenery! Greenery is a vibrant and lush green. Medium in depth, it favors…
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Diamond Education: Cut

It can be argued, successfully, that the most important of all the four C’s of diamonds (cut, color, clarity, and carat) is the cut. The cut is often confused with the shape. Jewelers will know what a customer means when they say “princess cut” or “pear cut,” but those truly are simply referring to the…
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