Diamonds, Eternal Icon of Love and Marriage

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Diamonds have long been regarded a symbol of enduring love and marital harmony.  The hardest of all gemstones found in nature, their name derives from the Latin word diamos, meaning unconquerable.  Diamonds are mostly known for being colorless, but are … Continued

Brilliant Zircon

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Many people are unaware that there is a beautiful natural gemstone called zircon. Natural zircon today suffers on account of the similarity of its name to cubic zirconia, the laboratory-grown diamond imitation. The oldest dated material on Earth is a … Continued

Gifts of Emeralds: An Ancient Tradition

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Emerald was well chosen centuries ago as the birthstone for May. With hues ranging from yellow green to blue green and from shades of deep forest to that of bright sunlit grass, emerald displays all the lively green colors of … Continued

Imperial Topaz

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The name Topaz comes from the ancient Sanskrit word tapas, meaning fire. Others link it to the Red Sea island of Topazios (or St, John’s Island) where Peridot has been found. Topaz was thought to fuel matters of the heart, … Continued

Tourmaline: Bringing Joy for Life

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Tourmaline is well known as the October birthstone, and has traditionally been given as a gift on the 8th wedding anniversary. Known as a stone of the heart, is is said to bring joy for life, helping the wearer appreciate … Continued

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