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Famous Gems and Beaded Jewelry: The Rosser Reeves Star Ruby

SW Creations - Original Handcrafted Jewelry

Do you believe that special stones and beaded jewelry can bring you good luck? Many people do. Star rubies, in particular, were often treasured by knights, who believed the jewels kept them safe on the battlefield. Some stories from India say the power of a star ruby can drain an enemy’s courage, especially if it’s worn on a crown or ... Read More »

Famous Gems and Beaded Jewelry: The Star of Africa

The Star of Africa

The story of the Star of Africa starts with the largest diamond crystal ever found. It came from a South African mine in 1905. The crystal weighed about 1 1/3 pounds, and was 3,106 carats. It was dubbed “The Cullinan,” after the owner of the mine. The entire Cullinan was sold to the Transvaal government in the Republic of South ... Read More »

The Symbol of Truth – September’s Birthstone “Sapphire”

September Birthstone Gemstone

September is a month to remember, the Sapphire the birthstone for September is admired for its great beauty.  The Sapphire birthstone offers such a gorgeous variety of color hues; from deep ocean-blues to several shades of orange/pink, pink to almost a red (red is Ruby), white and black.  This birthstone has been known for centuries as symbolic for courage, strength ... Read More »

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