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Zircon: The December Birthstone

Where does the name Zircon originate?

Some scholars believe the name comes from the word zarkun, an Arabic word signifying a reddish hue, but others say it comes from a Persian word meaning “gold colored.”  Since zircon presents in a range of colors, this difference seems understandable.  In the Middle Ages, the stone was credited for everything from increasing restful sleep to warding off evil spirits to bringing prosperity and honor to its owner.

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How to Clean Jewelry at Home: Precious Metals

Cleaning Jewelry At Home Part II Brittany's Fine Jewelry Gainesville, FL

Each piece of jewelry is unique and the stones, diamonds, and metals within them are no exception. Last time, we learned about keeping diamonds and precious gemstones in top notch condition through effective home jewelry cleaning, and today we will discuss how to clean jewelry that is made with precious metals.

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Citrine: The November Birthstone

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In his 1546 writing De Natura Fossilium, Georgius Agricola recorded that the name “citrine” comes from the Latin word citrina meaning “yellow”. Others believe the name came from the French word citrin, which also means “yellow”.

Origins and Formation

Citrine is composed of one of the most abundant minerals on Earth: quartz.

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How to Clean Jewelry at Home


Diamonds, gemstones, and precious metals need cleaning just like any other article of clothing. Over time, dirt, dust, and grime can dull the shine of your favorite pieces, so it’s important to take care of your jewelry to keep them sparkling. We have already talked about how to store your jewelry, now let’s talk about how to keep your jewelry clean and sparkly!

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Opal: The October Birthstone

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Opal, more than any other gemstone, exhibits a wide variety of appearances and color choices. It is such a unique stone that an opal can have a noticeably different look from every angle. Opal dazzles the eye with a spectacular display of flashing and dancing colors – colors that move and shift within the stone’s many layers.

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The Five Pieces of Jewelry Every Woman Should Own

While the most basic purpose of clothes is covering, the most basic purpose of jewelry is embellishing. The intention of wearing jewelry is to finish off a look with style and finesse, so the right piece of jewelry is crucial for completing your ensemble for your day, your evening, or your next big event.

In order to be prepared for any outfit and any occasion,

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Sapphire: The September Birthstone

The September birthstone is the stunning and surprising sapphire, a stone that has long been loved but has also long been misunderstood. Learning the history, color, and origins of the sapphire helps us better appreciate this beloved stone that is in the spotlight for the month of September.


The name “sapphire” comes from the Latin saphirus and the Greek sapheiros,

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See the Cs: A Guide to Diamond Quality

Learn the Four Features That Determine Diamond Quality

Said to be a girl’s best friend, diamonds have been the ever-popular and timeless choice for wedding jewelry, particularly engagement rings, for decades. With their name coming from the Greek word adámas, which means, “unbreakable”, diamonds are incredibly resilient and intricate stones known for being the hardest substance on earth.

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Peridot: The August Birthstone

The origins of the name of this gorgeous green-tinted August birthstone are unconfirmed. The word peridot (PEAR-ih-doe) either comes from the French word “peritot” meaning “unclear” or the Arabic word “faridat,” which means, “gem.” However, while the source of the name is a mystery, the sources of actual peridot are far reaching. Peridot is found as nodules in some lava flows and,

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Storing and Caring For Fine Jewelry

How to Preserve the Priceless Beauty of Your Fine Jewelry

Fine jewelry is an investment we make for the present and the future. While our beloved pieces had a price tag at one point, as we wear and cherish them over the years, our fine jewelry becomes priceless and therefore all the more worthy of preservation. With such treasured items that have increased in their monetary and sentimental value so much,

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