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How to keep your new jewelry safe and shiny

Whatever holiday you celebrate, chances are you—or someone you know—received a special piece of jewelry as a gift. A new engagement ring, or a pearl necklace, or a stunning pair of earrings. Maybe a parent o r grandparent handed down a treasured heirloom. Enjoy! And take a look at these tips on how to keep […]

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Put a ring on it: How to buy a beautiful engagement ring

Holidays are primetime for popping the question with an engagement ring. Buying a diamond can be intimidating—but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re shopping together or on your own, here are some guidelines to make the engagement ring process as easy as getting down on one knee. Engagement ring checklist The Gemological Institute of […]

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Keep your jewelry safe this holiday season

Holiday season can be a crazy time of shopping, crowds, and travel. It’s also prime time for buying jewelry. Here, direct from National Jeweler, are some tips for keeping your jewelry safe (and your sanity intact) when you’re buying and carrying  valuables this time of year. Bag it up. When you juggle lots of small […]

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Sapphire surprises: 7 things you don’t know about September’s birthstone

As summer turns to fall, we welcome September’s birthstone, the sapphire. This vivid blue gemstone has been prized for centuries. It’s dreamy, yet tough. Mystical, yet grounding. Cool yet filled with passion. Here are 7 surprising facts you didn’t know about sapphires. They’re the same mineral as rubies. Both sapphires and rubies share a common […]

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All about pearls, June’s delicate birthstone

Ah, June…the month of brides, summer, and the pearl birthstone. Actually, June has three birthstones (it’s an over-achieving month): besides pearls, there are also moonstones and alexandrite, but let’s focus on the oh-so-classy pearl, so perfect in a necklace, earring, ring, or brooch. They’re treasured for their delicate hues, and for being the only gem […]

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