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

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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 1 Comment

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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