jewelry superstitions

Cursed Gems and Jewelry Superstitions

The origins of jewelry superstitions and why opals aren't actually bad luck.
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Gem Mystique: A Guide To Gemstone Meanings

Gem Mystique: A Guide To Gemstone Meanings

A list of popular gems and what they symbolize in different cultures.
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tourmaline jewelry

Tourmaline: The Electric Stone

Found in almost every color of the rainbow, there's more to this gem than meets the eye.
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sphene gemstone

Sphene: A Rare Beauty

Sphene's are rare, but unrivaled in their fiery green beauty.
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Peridot jewelry history and lore

Peridot: The Gem of the Sun

Read about this green gemstone with a cult following.
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Turquoise: Stone of the Ancients

Turquoise: Stone of the Ancients

Learn the properties, history, and lore of turquoise gemstones.
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Opal history lore symbolism

Opal: The Queen of Gemstones

Learn all about how opals form, and their long history and symbolism.
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cameo jewelry

The History of Cameo Jewelry

Read about this ancient art and how it became an iconic symbol of heirloom jewelry.
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Amber: The Million Year Old Beauty

Amber: The Million Year Old Beauty

Discover the symbolism and science behind this ancient gem.
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Victorian bohemian garnet jewelry

Exotic Romance: The History of Bohemian Garnet Jewelry

Mysterious and beautiful, Bohemian garnet jewelry has a fascinating history.
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birthstones and their meanings

A List of Birthstones and Their Meanings

Read our essential guide to birthstones and what they symbolize.
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Quality Characteristics and Value of Sapphire

Quality Characteristics and Value of Sapphire

Everything you need to know to determine the quality of a sapphire.
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sapphire jewelry

Origins of Sapphire: Kashmir, Ceylon, Australian and Montana Sapphire

Learn the differences between each region's unique sapphires.
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aquamarine gemstone

Aquamarine: March's Cleansing Birthstone

Everything you ever wanted to know about March's birthstone.
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rhodolite garnet guide

Rhodolite Garnet: A Guide to This Pink Gemstone

Learn all about this pink variety of January's birthstone.
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emerald jewelry cleaning and maintenance

Caring for Emerald Jewelry: A Guide for Cleaning and Maintenance

Keep your emerald jewelry looking its best with our guide.
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Demantoid Garnet jewelry

Demantoid Garnet: A Green Variety of January's Birthstone

A history and description of the green variety of January's birthstone.
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demantoid and tsavorite garnets

Tsavorite and Demantoid Garnet: What's the Difference?

Find out how to tell the difference between these two types of green garnet.
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