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Tips on how to care for your Emerald Jewelry

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Tips on how to care for your Emerald Jewelry

Lucky you May babies, your birthstone happens to be the most popular green gemstone in the world; Emerald.  A gemstone from the beryl family ranging in various shades of green (sometimes with a hint of blue or hint of yellow) it’s hard to second guess why so many people fall in love with this majestic stone.  However, when choosing Emerald there are a couple of points that are important to know if you want your precious green stones to last. Even though Emerald ranges from 7.5-8 on Moh’s scale, it is a stone which often has inclusions and fractures, making...

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R2D2 ring proves jewelry can be sweeter second time around

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If your wedding band just doesn’t feel right, even years after your wedding day, there’s no need to panic – it might just be time to change it. Star Wars fanatic Stephanie set a bold example to anyone feeling stuck with jewelry that’s lost its charm, ditching her wedding band for something from a galaxy far, far away. The R2D2 ring she now wears proudly is more than just an adorable nod to her favourite droid – it’s also a strong symbol of who she is and what she loves. “She’s always been a huge fan of Star Wars,” explained...

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Lucky for some: jewelry and its age-old superstitions

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Lucky charms come in all shapes and sizes, and can really be anything you can think of. Throughout history we've seen horseshoes, wishbones and four-leaf cleavers celebrated as universal symbols of good luck - and yet, ask your neighbour, and they probably have a superstitious tale or two involving the last object you'd ever think of. When we read about the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada launching a wishbone jewelry collection as a symbol of hope and motivation for children and their families, it reminded us that superstition has been embedded in metal and stone for thousands of years. As it says in the article, wishes...

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Fall jewelry trends 2015: could it be time to think pink?

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Fall has almost arrived in most of the northern hemisphere – for some of us, it's going to mean a nostalgic return to our younger years. Those of you who never fully left the 90s might be pleased to hear that choker necklaces have already taken hold on this year's fall jewelry trends. Big name designers debuted the revival in their runway shows, demonstrating lighter varieties of chokers with delicate wire and open clasps. It seems that neck jewelry will be extremely popular over the autumn months, both in understated and eye-catching designs. Another trend to look out for this...

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Birthday bangle means Deborah's city break can always be with her

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From quaint villages to bustling cities, places have the power to touch our hearts. It was the beautiful city of Montreal that became a special place for Deborah Fearson when she chose to spend her 60th birthday there with her husband Mike. And what better memento of the trip could she receive than a sterling silver bangle sporting the city's famous rosette? “We wanted to do something a bit different for my 60th and chose Montreal because we like the colder weather,” Deborah explained. “While we were there Mike wanted to buy me a piece of jewelry and get it...

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