Enchanting August Birthstone: Sardonyx

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The enchanting verdant tones of the peridot have long been recognized as the eighth month’s birthstone. But little do people know that the alluring green gem shares its limelight with a darker, more mysterious counterpart–the sardonyx. A form of onyx from the mineral family of chalcedony, sardonyx differs in appearance from its more famous jet-black cousin. Since ancient times, sardonyx ...
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The Meaning Behind Each Color

If you can’t quite decide on the perfect necklace or aren’t sure which ring to choose for yourself, let the colors be your guide. Fashion jewelry is so much more meaningful when a little extra thought has gone into choosing it. Why not commemorate a special occasion or time in your life with a meaningful stone? You have probably heard ...
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Jewelry Gift Ideas for Your Bridesmaids

One of the best gift ideas for your bridesmaids is jewelry. Jewelry is an excellent choice for gifting your bridesmaids, as they can wear it with their dresses on the day of your wedding and whenever they’d like to afterwards to remember the special day. There are many different jewelry options for gifting your bridesmaids, including necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and ...
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How to Store Your Handmade Jewelry

When you invest in handcrafted jewelry, you want it to last! There are few things more frustrating than opening up a drawer full of tangled jewelry. Save yourself some trouble and set up an easy storage system. Taking care of your handmade jewelry will help it last forever. If you are wearing your jewelry often, you have to deal with ...
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The Best Ruby Gifts for July Birthdays

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When looking for the perfect gift for someone with a July birthday, you should definitely consider some gorgeous ruby jewelry. Ruby, one of the four precious gemstones, is one of the most highly prized of all stones, believed to carry some incredible qualities. Rubies are said to protect their wearers from danger, ward off evil spirits, and bring good fortune. In ...
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The History of Anklets

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Anklets have been around for longer than high heels and toenail polish. They have been used to attract a partner, to show that you have a partner, or just to flaunt wealth. The oldest anklets are said to be more than 8000 years old. They were much more than just fashion jewelry then. Women in Mesopotamia used to wear them ...
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The Perfect Patriotic Look

Fourth of July Fashion Jewelry It’s almost that time of year again! With the rising temperature comes the Fourth of July. If you are looking for something patriotic to celebrate the day, why not get creative? You don’t need to pick up tacky stars and stripes jewelry! Try combining your fashion jewelry to create an all-American look. Handcrafted jewelry is ...
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How to Choose Jewelry by Color

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Jewelry by Color By Leslie Patrick When the hankering to buy some new handmade jewelry hits you, chances are your brain thinks more in terms of “earrings” or “necklace” than in terms of “violet” or “nectarine.” But choosing jewelry based on color families adds a dash of whimsy to your shopping list and injects a large dose of fashion into ...
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Earring Types for Every Occassion

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There are so many different types of earrings! It can be difficult to decide what works best for your look. Fashion jewelry styles are always changing and if you are going to invest in a handcrafted piece it’s important to choose the right type. Your Everyday Look: Stud Earrings and Hoops Stud earrings are one of the most common types. ...
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The Amazingly Long History of Earrings

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Earrings have been around for centuries. Some of the handcrafted earrings that have been found in the ancient graves of royal Egyptians and Babylonians are more than 5000 years old. They used to be seen as a sign of wealth. Only the richest people had enough gold or precious stones to wear fashion jewelry. It’s thought that earrings first came ...
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