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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Gemstone Wedding & Engagement Rings

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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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Mohs Hardness Scale

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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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Contemporary Jewelry History

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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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Maker Spotlight – Wendy Brandes

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As fans of super cool, innovative, and uniquely beautiful jewelry and the artisans who make it, we wanted to take a moment to highlight an award-winning fine jewelry designer, social activist, feminist, and overall badass, who uses her unique and luxurious designs to tell the stories of powerful women of the past – Wendy Brandes. ABOUT/BACKGROUND […]

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Maker Spotlight – Kerstin Laibach

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We’d like to take a moment to put the spotlight on goldsmith Kerstin Laibach and her ethical jewelry practices as well as the beautiful designs she creates without harming the environment. Kerstin’s Background in Jewelry Design Kerstin spent much of her younger years in a stunning area of Europe known for its handcrafted jewelry standards. She […]

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Maker Spotlight – Alex and Ani

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We’re focusing today on Alex and Ani in our Maker’s Spotlight. Alex and Ani is a company that creates beautiful, meaningful jewelry that’s also environmentally friendly and conscious of its impact on the environment. All their jewelry is made in America. The company uses sustainable materials that are gained from eco-conscious material processing. Their business […]

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