Meghan Markle Three Stone Engagement Ring
October 24, 2018

Contemporary Trends in Royal Engagement Rings

Every engagement ring designed for a member of  the royal family in countries with a system of monarchy should be distinct in one way or another from the rest of engagement rings made and exchanged throughout the world. With the British royal family being the most recent one in terms of new of new engagements, we […]

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Buccellati Opal Earrings
October 1, 2018

October Birthstone Opal

Gemstone with multiple Elements With its fascinating opulence of colors, resembling those of a magnificent rainbow following a summer rain, opal is the modern birthstone for October along with the alternate birthstone tourmaline, and the traditional birthstone for the Zodiac sign of Libra.  The October birthstone derives its name from the Latin word “opalus,” meaning’ […]

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Sapphire Earrings
September 4, 2018

Sapphire September Birthstone

Deriving its name  from the Greek word ‘sapphirus, ’Sapphire  is the birthstone for September and the gemstone traditionally given for a fifth, twenty-third or forty-fifth wedding anniversary. The cool blue sapphire marks the season’s shift from summer to autumn.  To those born in the transitional month of September, it is thought to harness relaxing energy […]

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Peridot Earrings
August 9, 2018

Peridot ‘Evening Emerald’

The August Birthstone has no fewer than three names: ‘peridot’, ‘Chrysolite’, (derived from Greek, meaning ‘gold stone’) and ‘Olivine’, the latter being the family of minerals of which peridot is a member, and encompasses opaque or semi-translucent gems. The name peridot derives from the Arabic word  “faridat,” which means “gem.” Most peridot was formed deep inside the […]

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Ruby Ring
July 1, 2018

How to Recognize Real Ruby from Fake:

Ruby is one of the most beautiful gemstones in the market, its red color semblances passion and love. Ruby is the gemstone associated with royalty and wisdom, there’s no better way to make a person feel like a queen or king than giving her or him a ruby as a present. The rubies are also […]

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June 25, 2018

The Power of the Moonstone

Moonstone acquired its name from Roman historian Pliny, who wrote that the gemstone’s appearance shifted with the phases of the moon. Moonstone has primarily a bluish tone but can vary in color appearing  yellow, gray, peach, green and pink, displaying at times  a cat’s eye effect or asterism. Moonstone is composed of microscopic layers of feldspar that scatter […]

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