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Beyond Macaroni Necklaces: The Ideal Little Girl First Jewelry

Little girls love playing dress up in macaroni necklaces, plastic bangles and sticker earrings. Not only is it fun, it’s good practice for showcasing their personal style. Pretty soon all that practice will pay off and your little girl will be ready for her first real jewelry. A young lady’s first piece of quality jewelry […]

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Dazzle Her With Jewelry This Holiday Season

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start planning and picking up presents. A spa gift card or a new smartphone might be nice, but nothing makes a woman feel cherished like jewelry. But, for the special lady in your life, you can’t just pop into the store, grab the first necklace you see […]

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Pearls: Spotlight on June Birthstone

Pearls, the June birthstone, have a unique, interesting history. When pearls were actually discovered is not known. They are regarded as the world’s oldest gem and for centuries, the most valuable. The June birthstone has been treasured throughout history. From ancient burial traditions to financing the military campaign of the Roman general Vitellius, to a […]

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Pearls Pearls Pearls!

You go ahead and sing that to the tune of Girls Girls Girls. We won’t tell. But we will show! Show off our favorite pearls, that is. June’s birthstone is the classic, demure and enduring pearl. Created by life itself and fetched from the depths of the ocean, it’s no wonder pearls have been a […]

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The Only 5 Pieces of Jewelry You’ll Ever Need

Clearly, as your favorite jeweler is the world, it’s in our best interest to let you know: you need all of the jewelry. However, it’s in your best interest, as our all time favorite customer for you to know: you only need a small selection. In fact, these are the only 5 pieces of jewelry […]

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Top 10 Ways to Maintain Your Jewelry

Whether it’s your special-occasion sparkles or your signature everyday pieces, your jewelry only looks as good as the care you give it. Gold, pearls, gems and stones all require special attention. A little jewelry care know-how will keep your pieces looking dazzling for decades.   1. Store beaded strands flat: Displaying jewelry when it’s not […]

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How to Sell Jewelry in Boca Raton

While diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and people selling their jewelry are generally attempting to unload silver or gold, in reality there are many precious gemstones and metals that are also ripe for selling on the secondary market. If you have already cleaned out your jewelry box of all the gold, silver, and diamonds […]

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A New Conch Pearl Treatment Can Damage Pearls

Michael Krzemnicki, director of the Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF), is warning the jeweler trade about a new, artificial unstable resin coating that is damaging conch pearls when applied. The damage done to the pearls is devastating and practically irreversible. Upon examination of some contaminated pearls, Krzemnicki noticed that the pearls were covered with whitish crust. […]

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Victoria Albert Museum Pearls Exhibit

Beginning September 21st, The Victorian and Albert Museum, London’s premier museum of art and design, will be opening their Pearl Exhibit. This exhibit will showcase the history and beauty of one of the world’s most beautiful and mysterious of jewels; the pearl. Pearls are one of the most enchanting jewels on earth, because they are […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Perfect Pearl Cocktails

Cheers, readers! There’s nothing more perfect for toasting than a big, beautiful pearl cocktail ring. Of course pearl cocktails are the ideal match for such a stunning ring, and Pearl vodka certainly delivers with their recipe called “The Toast” – a blend of prosecco, sour mix, rum, pineapple and Pearl wedding cake vodka – yum! […]

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Natural Pearls Make For An Elegant Showing at Christie’s

If you’ve been in the market for a new pearl necklace but have been holding out for just the right piece, you may have missed your big chance. An elegant three-row natural pearl necklace certain to please any jewelry enthusiast sold at Christie’s earlier this week. Oh, and did we happen to mention it fetched […]

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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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Spotlight on: June’s Birthstone Pearl

There are three birthstones for June; moonstone, alexandrite, and the most traditional pearl. Pearls are mysterious gems that don’t even come from the places most precious gemstones are found! A pearl is an irritation that has been transformed into a beautiful globe by patient layers of nacre inside an oyster. Once, pearls were treasures discovered […]

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Spotlight on: the Pearl of Lao Tzu

Spotlight on: the Pearl of Lao Tzu According to legend, Lao Tzu, the famous philosopher, once owned this gigantic pearl. Lao Tzo is best known for being the author of the Tao Te Ching. Whether or not the famous Lao Tzu actually owned the pearl or not, the Lao Tzu pearl is impressive in its […]

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Party Jewelry You’ll Need Going into the New Year

While you’ve already celebrated the new year, there are some important pieces of party jewelry that you’ll need going into the new year! These 4 pieces—or items that are similar—will really get you noticed in a crowd, on the dance floor! 1. Oversized Studs.     Diamond and Pearl stud earrings will never loose their appeal, […]