Contemporary Jewelry History

60s-jewelry

The modern, or contemporary, era of jewelry consists of the years following 1960 and is marked by revisiting popular jewelry styles of the past. The most popular jewellers, such as Cartier and Tiffany & Co., still display the grandeur and elegance of the past while integrating unique modern designs, exceeding in craftsmanship and fulfilling the […]

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Mohs Hardness Scale

mohs hardness scale

While searching for your engagement or wedding ring, you will hear many terms that determine the quality and value of certain stones – one of these terms is the Mohs Hardness Scale. The Mohs Hardness scale was created in 1822 by a mineralogist named Friedrich Mohs and, despite the time that has passed between now […]

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Gemstone Wedding & Engagement Rings

viking compass iolite

These days, the popularity of gemstones, other than diamonds, has increased, and now they’re about equal with diamond engagement rings.  Below, you will find links to brilliant and colourful gemstones which are perfect for engagement rings, that will catch anyone’s eye. On each separate page, you will find the main characteristics of these gemstones, including things like […]

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Unique Wedding & Engagement Rings

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Be YOU-nique Do you dare to be different? Are you the kind of guy, or gal, that marches to the beat of your own drum? We like that about you and imagine that a ho-hum platinum and diamond pairing won’t fit the bill for your ideal wedding band. The jewelry industry has heard your cries […]

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Magnificent Morganite

Natural morganite ring, sterling silver, pink gemstone morganite, halo ring, engagement ring

Morganite is a quintessential stone in the Beryl family – the Beryl family houses several astonishing and durable stones, including the Emerald and the Aquamarine. Morganite comes in a beautiful shade of pink, amidst other colors, and for both these reasons, it is often referred to as the Pink Emerald. Before buying a ring embellished […]

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Totally Topaz

engagement ring set, Swiss blue topaz, Diamond band, wedding ring set, gold

Topaz is a gem that seemingly has it all – the durability, affordability and luster come together to create a gem that should be a no-brainer for brides and grooms from all walks of life. Even with all its seemingly positive attributes, there are certain types of Topaz that shouldn’t be used for jewelry – […]

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Eyeing Iolite

cut blue topaz and iolite silver ring

Iolite derives its name from the Greek word Ios, which translates to violet – this alone should tell you about the lengthy admiration, and the color of, this beautiful gem.  Iolite is one of the more durable stones, though it appears feminine and light, which makes it a great option for the working man or […]

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Terrific Tanzanite!

Miadora Sterling Silver Cushion-cut Amethyst, Tanzanite and Diamond Accent Ring

If you’re looking for a gemstone that is as beautiful as it is fiscally smart, Tanzanite is the stone for you. Tanzanite, the birthstone of December, is a tricolored gem that radiates in blues, purples, and reds. Additionally, Tanzanite is currently continuing to rise in value, making it a great investment for the finance-savvy bride […]

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Great Garnet – Facts And Information

vintage inspired ring

Garnet gemstones aren’t so much just one type of gemstone as they are a group of minerals that share similar physical properties while differing in chemical composition. The most popular garnet resembles a ruby, but these wonderful gemstones come in a variety of colors. Before buying a ring embellished with this multicolored gem, it is […]

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