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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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Spotlight On: May Birthstone Emerald

No other gem captures the freshness of spring quite like the rich green emerald and May babies are lucky to claim it as their birthstone. The first emeralds were discovered in Egypt around 330 BC. The powerful, and remarkably beautiful, Cleopatra was fascinated with the green stones. Emeralds, which symbolized fertility and prosperity, represented exactly […]

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What’s the Deal with Lab Grown Diamonds?

Not too long ago, our GIA Graduate Gemologist Richard was featured in a Sun Sentinel article on lab grown diamonds. A lab grown diamond is exactly what it sounds like – a diamond created in a lab by growing a diamond chemically identical to a mined diamond. Lab created diamonds are real diamonds in every way […]

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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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Green With Envy For This Android Case

A phone is a very personal thing and for many there is nothing better than splurging on a great android case that not only protects their phone but also makes it personal and beautiful. However, what if you could buy a phone that is already decked out with diamonds and emeralds? The Savelli emerald studded […]

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What 2013 Can Tell Us About 2014 Jewelry

The year 2013 was a great one for new and interesting jewelry. There were a number of beautiful but expensive pieces that made headlines, as well as some interesting and unique pieces. While not all of these pieces of jewelry are affordable for all of us, there are some that might surprise you with how […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Emeralds

Emeralds are one of our favorite cocktail rings. Emerald cocktail rings are usually giant (point 1), can carry off intricate designs (point 2) and look equally beautiful in white or yellow gold settings (point 3). They also happen to look fabulous with both black tie and business casual, making them an impressive addition to your […]

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Spotlight On: August Birthstone Peridot

Lucky you to be August born — your birthstone is one of the most remarkable gems in history. Pronounced pair-a-doe, peridot may be derived from the Arabic word “faridat” for gem. They form deep inside the Earth; it’s volcanoes that blast them to the surface. They have even been found in meteorites. How thrilling is […]

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Twin Tuesday: Huge Emerald Rings

What’s the only thing better than an emerald? A giant one, of course. And there’s nothing like looking into an expanse of rich green covering a significant portion of your finger. So when we spied this fabulous Chaumet 7.80ct Colombian emerald and diamond ring from 1955, we were smitten. This fabulous emerald sits on a […]

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The Misconceptions Behind Precious & Semi Precious Stones

Diamonds, rubies, pearls, opals and sapphires. Though there’s no arguing over whether or not these stones are rare, beautiful and expensive, there is some confusion about which gems are precious and which are semi-precious. Do you believe that semi-precious stones are less valuable than precious, or more common, or lesser in any way? It’s a […]

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Spotlight on: June's Birthstone Alexandrite

Alexandrite is one of the birthstones associated with June, along with the pearl and the moonstone. It is an uncommon, expensive stone that cannot be replicated synthetically because natural alexandrite has color-changing powers. They aren’t really ‘powers’, but the stone looks under different types of lighting. In daylight, alexandrite looks green with an occasional blue […]

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Feature Friday: St. Patrick’s Day Fashion

We’re heading to the emerald isle for inspiration today. And by that we mean the emerald case of our Boca Raton jewelry store. This gorgeous 5 carat emerald and diamond cocktail ring will bring the luck of the Irish this weekend regardless of how you’re celebrating. A raucous parade of Guinness calls for this casual […]

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Feature Friday: Emerald Cocktail Ring

Super exciting news: Pantone announced that the 2013 Color of the Year is EMERALD! We couldn’t be happier that one of our favorite gemstones will take over Tangerine Tango’s throne for the duration of 2013. Emeralds possess this mystical beauty, with their embedded clouds, crystals and gardens of green internal characteristics – each one totally […]

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What Separates Colombian Emeralds from the Rest of the World?

Colombian Emeralds are easily the most popular and sought after in the world. Found embedded in and under the mountains in the eastern range of the Andes, Colombian emeralds are of the most vibrant in the world. “Emeralds, like all colored gemstones, are graded using four basic parameters—the four C’s of Connoisseurship: Color, Cut, Clarity […]

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Brooke Astor Auction Prices Blow Estimates Away

The much anticipated Brooke Astor auction at Sotheby’s concluded on Tuesday with our personal favorite lots – the jewelry! The entire auction saw realizations that sometimes tripled the estimate (the most expensive lot, a 19th century painting by John Frederick Lewis, sold for over $1.5 million – it was estimated between $300k -$500k). The Grande […]