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So, what do you think of when you hear the words birthstone jewelry? This author would venture to guess that nothing so glamorous comes to mind. Maybe it’s the all-too-familiar birthstone jewelry display of years gone by with brightly-colored, usually...
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Each year, the American Gem Trade Association (@agta_gems) holds the Spectrum Awards, an annual competition for the best of the best in various categories of all things gemstone: jewelry, cutting, carving, and objects of art. Hundreds of entries are carefully...
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Luminous peridot has long been August’s birthstone, but in 2016, another beauty joined its ranks: spinel. Spinel is treasured among gem collectors because of its superb brilliance, hardness and spectrum of lovely colors. In addition to rich red, spinel also...
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Gems are amazing, but some kick it up a notch and star sapphires are rock stars indeed. This totally natural phenomenon, known as asterism, is a six-rayed star that appears when a light source shines on the gem. Not every...
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On densely grained benches in a little workshop in the 1930s, a fledging Suna Bros. first began to make their mark in the jewelry industry by crafting platinum and diamond bands. Not only were these channel-set diamond bands exceptionally crafted,...
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