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Tanzanite

With the help of a hefty marketing push from Tiffany’s (which came up with the name), this blue variety of Zoisite has done well as a precious stone since its discovery in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1967. Connections … Continue reading

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Facts about Alexandrite

This gemstone rates 8 to 8.5 on the Moh’s Hardness Chart making it an excellent choice for every day wear. Alexandrite is sometimes called “Emerald by day, Ruby by night” due to its color change. Alexandrite is the gemstone gift … Continue reading

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June’s Beautiful Gemstone

Alexandrite is one of the most desired gems. It is green in daylight and red in artificial light. This beauty is the official birth stone for June. The most desired Alexandrite gemstones were mined in Russia but the deposits in … Continue reading

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Loose Gemstones for Design

WE MAKE JEWELRY!!!! Imagine the endless possibilities . . . so much beauty.

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More about Emeralds

Emerald gemstones are typically heavily included. Where this might be looked down on in other gemstones, in emeralds these inclusions are called “jar din” or garden. Under magnification, you can see patterns resembling leaves and branches. Most emeralds treated to … Continue reading

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All in the Family – Perfect Gifts for Mom

Mom is so special and her jewelry should be, too! The jewelry selection for Mother’s Day is as different as individual mother’s personalities. Sentiment rules and some of the most cherished gifts are those that represent either faith, love or … Continue reading

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Emerald – May Birth Stone

Emeralds are the color of spring time and signify hope, new growth and eternal life. Not only are emeralds rich in color and beauty, they are also rich in history. The first emeralds were mined 4000 years ago in Egypt. … Continue reading

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