MSJ Handbook

Everything you wanted to know about jewelry history, gemstones, and jewelry care.

sapphire jewelry

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

Learn the differences between each region's unique sapphires.
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crescent moon jewelry history

Crescent Moon Jewelry: Its History and Why it Makes the Perfect Wedding Gift

More than a trend, crescent moons have a long symbolic history.
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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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victorian jewelry history

The Victorian Era and Its Influence on Jewelry

Take a deep dive into the Victorian Era, from mourning jewelry to halo rings.
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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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cultured pearl jewelry

Cultured Pearls: Timelessness in Jewelry

Learn the history and practice of how cultured pearls are formed.
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antique jewelry

What To Do if You've Just Inherited Antique Jewelry

From restoration to reselling, we break down everything you need to know about heirloom jewelry.
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what to know before you purchase a wedding band

What to Know Before You Purchase a Wedding Band

Here are five things you should consider before selecting the perfect ring.
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how to find out her engagement ring size

How Can I Find Out Her Engagement Ring Size Without Her Knowing?

Here are three ways to find out your partner's ring size, and what to do if all else fails.
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