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Aquamarine Birthstone Beauty

The ides of March are nothing to fear, not when we’re still celebrating this month’s glorious March birthstone aquamarine! Aquamarine comes in a variety of  colors hues ranging from a lightly green tinged aqua to a crisp, powder blue.  The colors of aquamarine pick up sky and water tones beautifully, and are favored in lighter, […]

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January Birthstone Garnet

Happy Birthday, January babies! Your gorgeous birthstone is the perfect touch of warmth this winter (although, in South Florida, what’s winter?) This month, it’s all about garnet. Garnet, according to the American Gem Society (AGS): “signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend.  Garnet, derived from the word granatum,means seed, and is […]

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November Birthstone Topaz

It’s November! And you know what that means. In addition to turkey, and – of course- our insanely great Black Friday through Cyber Monday specials (more on them soon) it’s time to celebrate a whole new batch of birthstones. November has two: Citrine and Topaz. Topaz comes in a variety of hues, but its warm orange […]

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All About July Birthstone Ruby

Ruby has ben the world’s most precious gem for thousands of years. That’s right: before the diamond, the ruby ruled all. Even the Bible places rubies above all, the most precious of the 12 stones created by God, and mentioned by Job (re: wisdom is more precious than…) and placed on Aaron’s neck. In ancient Sanskrit, […]

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Buzzfeed's Engagement Ring Diagrams That Will Make Your Life Easier

This listicle is a fun piece that rounds up some helpful inforgraphics and diagrams for engagement ring shopping. However, they aren’t without flaws. A few of the diagrams gave us pause – they need clarification to truly make your life easier. That’s why we’re here! Ring Sizing The biggest issue here lies with the string trick. […]

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More Amazing Aquamarine Facts

On Monday we shared a few of the reasons why we love aquamarine, March’s blue birthstone. And when we’re not admiring and acquiring huge aquamarine cocktail rings, we’re still struck by the beauty of this birthstone. It really is one of our favorites, up there with September’s sapphires, May’s emerald, and of course April’s diamond. […]

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Zodiac of Gemstones: The Modern and Ancient Meanings of Birthstones

The use of birthstones in jewelry makes the piece more personal. The tradition and folklore of a birthstone is associated with magical and mystical powers, such as a source of protection to ward of evil and/or to bring good luck to the wearer. During the Middle Ages, some gems were thought to evoke extreme power […]

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Why Emeralds Rock

So it’s September. And yes, we are fully dedicated to the sapphire. But any time we lay eyes upon a gorgeous, rich green emerald, we can’t help but fall at least a little bit in love! The gems are somewhat cousins, after all, both hailing from the precious gem branch of the jewelry family tree. […]

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Spotlight On: July Birthstone Ruby

Rubies have long been a sign of power, passion, lust, and romance. These blood red stones have been used to signify blood in significant art pieces, have been used as a symbol of intense love and devotion, and have even been the cause of wars. These stones signify a lot, but they are also the […]

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December Birthstone Tanzanite

The Rarity and Beauty of December Birthstone Tanzanite Tanzanite has been called the “one generation” gemstone. This is due to the fact that it is so rare, that its value has been rated even higher than the diamond in some circles. Discovered in late 1960’s in Tanzania, Africa, this rare and beautiful gemstone is expected […]

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Jewelry Every Woman Should Own: Cocktail Rings

Every woman knows that a wardrobe is not complete without certain staples. A little black dress. The perfectly tailored suit. Live-in-them jeans. That special occasion dress that makes you feel absolutely stunning. But a woman’s jewelry wardrobe is equally important. These are the pieces of jewelry every woman should own. The Cocktail Ring The cocktail […]

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Thirsty Thursday – A Different Kind of Cocktail

As summer winds down, the kids are back to school, and the crisp air of autumn TS Isaac approaches, we’ve got a craving for all things fall. And what’s more reminiscent of fall than apple cider? And teachers, an apple treat for you to celebrate the near completion of the first week of school. This Ginger […]

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Tuesday Shoesday: Peridot Pumps

August Birthstone Jewelry In honor of August’s gorgeous birthstone, today’s Tuesday Shoesday hails the fabulous shade and stone peridot. A clear, bright green is this precious gem’s signature and it looks equally fabulous on designer footwear. We’re paired our favorite peridot jewels with our favorite pairs of Manolo’s and a gorgeous pair of Sergio Rossi […]

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All About August Birthstone Peridot

 Peridot is the gorgeous green birthstone for the month of August. Being a gemstone variety of Olivine, this “evening emerald” is associated with the values of fame, dignity, protection and success. Ancient astronomers referred to Peridot as Chrysolite, a more scientific name. Other birthstones associated with the month of August include Onyx, Rubies, Jade, Diamonds, […]

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Tuesday Shoesday: Tropical Treasures

Tropical Shoes Get into a Palm Beach state of mind with fabulous jewels in the tropical tradition; pumps in raffia, palm print, seafoam green and conch shell coral are the perfect match for Raymond Lee Jewelers’ diamond encrusted palm trees, golf-course-green emeralds, fabulously Deco earrings & classic coral earrings. Grab your favorite pairing & meet […]