The Queen's Sparkle - Jewels of the British Royal Crown

The Queen's Sparkle - Jewels of the British Royal Crown

by Joy Jones

The crown jewels of Britain are known as one of the most extraordinary and valuable diamond and gem collections in the world today...

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September means Sapphires!

September means Sapphires!

by Joy Jones

Those born in September have a truly beautiful gemstone to claim as their birthstone…the sapphire.....

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The Georgian Cross:  Love of God and Fashion

The Georgian Cross: Love of God and Fashion

by Joy Jones

One of the most iconic jewels of the eighteenth century was the cross.  Whether created in solid gold or studded with sparkling gemstones.....

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Top 10 Peridot Jewelry Pins

Top 10 Peridot Jewelry Pins

by Joy Jones

Those born in August are lucky to be able to claim this lovely gemstone as their birthstone...

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Ruby - Julys Birthstone

Ruby - Julys Birthstone

by Joy Jones

If a gemstone can be defined as “romantic” then the birthstone for those born in July has romance and history in spades...

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Alexandrite - Junes Birthstone

Alexandrite - Junes Birthstone

by Joy Jones

This magical chameleon-like gemstone is one of the world’s rarest gems due to scarcity.

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History of Antique Diamond Cuts

History of Antique Diamond Cuts

by Joy Jones

Part of my fascination with antique jewels involves my amazement at the craftsmanship achieved without the use of electricity and power tools...

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The Surprising History of Engagement Rings

The Surprising History of Engagement Rings

by Joy Jones

What is one of the worlds most recognized symbols of love?.....

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Peridot - Augusts Birthstone

Peridot - Augusts Birthstone

by Joy Jones

The beautiful glowing gemstone, Peridot, is perfectly suited to represent the summer month of August as its natural color range reminds one of a freshly cut lawn on a summer day...

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