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What Does Your Jewelry Say About You?

What Your Gemstone Says About You Brittany's Fine Jewelry Gainesville, FL

It’s no secret that quality fine jewelry is both elegant and timeless. While you may choose your jewelry because it is the perfect compliment to an outfit or because it has sentimental value, it actually has a much deeper meaning. Each stone, gem, or pearl symbolizes a variety of unique qualities and characteristics. So, what does your jewelry say about you?

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Topaz

Blue Topaz Brittany's Fine Jewelry Gainesville, FL

Most researchers agree that the name topaz comes from Topazios, the old Greek name for a small island in the Red Sea, now called Zabargad. Topaz was never found on the island, but it was once a source of peridot, which was confused with topaz before the development of modern gem identification.

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The Four C’s of Diamonds: What You Need to Know

DiamondDiamonds are the hardest material on Earth, formed hundreds of miles below the surface in conditions that no other gem would survive. They are also the only gem made out of one single element, carbon—so it is no wonder that we chose them to symbolize our never ending love and prosperity.

When you are thinking of buying a diamond for your significant other,

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Lapis Lazuli

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It is believed the link between humans and lapis lazuli stretches back more than 6,500 years. Lapis was treasured by the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, and Rome. They valued it for its vivid color, and valued it as much as they prized other blue gemstones like sapphire and turquoise.

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Morganite

September 16 blog-Morganite (oval)Like its cousins emerald and aquamarine, morganite is a variety of the beryl mineral species. A trace amount of manganese in the crystal structure gives this gemstones its subtle blush. After the discovery of a new location for rose beryl in Madagascar in 1910, George Kunz, chief gemologist for Tiffany and Company, recommended naming the gem morganite at a meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences on December 5,

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Anniversary Gifts for Her

Anniversary Gifts for Her Brittany's Fine Jewelry Gainesville FL

Finding the perfect anniversary gift for your wife, fiancée, or girlfriend can be difficult. Every woman’s style is different, as is the jewelry that she wears. If you are looking for an anniversary gift for the special woman in your life, the options are endless. Here at Brittany’s Fine Jewelry, we believe every woman should have jewelry that fits her style.

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Amber

Amber Ring Brittany's Fine Jewelry Gainesville, FL
Amber Composition

Amber is an organic gem which are the products of living or once-living organisms and biological processes. Millions of years ago as amber oozed from plants the substance acted as a sticky trap for ants, bees, termites, and other insects and fossilized over time.

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Wedding Jewelry: Bridal Party Gifts

Bridal Party Gifts Brittany's Fine Jewelry Gainesville, FL

If you are engaged to be married, congratulations! While wedding planning is exciting, we understand it can also be stressful. Between booking the venue, finding the perfect dress, and trying to manage your bridal party, you may feel as if you are getting pulled in many different directions. What many brides tend to overlook is their bridal party.

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Moonstone: July’s Featured Stone

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Moonstone History

According to Hindu mythology, moonstone is made of solidified moonbeams. Many other cultures also associate this gem with moonlight, and it’s easy to see why. Its internal structure scatters the light that strikes it, creating a phenomenon known as adularescence. The visual effect is reminiscent of the full moon shining through a veil of thin,

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