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Gemstone Meanings: The Surprising Symbolism of Your Jewels

Styles & Trends | Thu, Dec 19, 2013

We’ve all heard that diamonds symbolize true love, but what are the symbolic meanings of other popular gemstones? From ancient times to today, gems of every hue have been imbued with significance and special powers by cultures around the world. Here ...

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Gold Mine Disrupts Life in Filipino Village

Jewelry News | Sun, Dec 15, 2013

In a rural, mountainous region of the Philippines, there is a village called Didipio. In the heart of the village, there once stood a mountain. Residents of Didipio grew rice on the mountain and tended to their orchards. But now the rice fields are ...

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8 Earrings that Make Perfect Gifts

Styles & Trends | Fri, Dec 13, 2013

  If you’re looking for a gift for the lady in your life, you can’t go wrong with earrings she’ll wear every day. To help you choose the perfect pair, we’ve suggested earrings for women with different styles and sensibilities. ...

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8 Amazing Antique Engagement Rings

Love & Wedding | Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Antique and vintage engagement rings possess a beauty and level of craftsmanship that’s beyond compare. They have been adorning fingers for decades, and sometimes for more than a century, but we can only guess at these rings’ romantic ...

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On Human Rights Day, Linking Blood Diamonds and Human Rights

Jewelry News | Tue, Dec 10, 2013

It is fitting that today, as dignitaries gather in South Africa to mark the life of Nelson Mandela, the world is also celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.   The United Nations issued the declaration on ...

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From Miner to Lover, Five Facets of Nelson Mandela

Jewelry News | Mon, Dec 9, 2013

Nelson Mandela’s passing has prompted an outpouring of tributes and remembrances. People everywhere are mourning Mandela’s loss and celebrating his life and legacy. They are also puzzling over what his life has to teach us.   So many words have ...

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Anniversary Bands: When to Give Them, How to Choose

Styles & Trends | Mon, Dec 9, 2013

After five or ten years of marriage (or even just one) many couples choose to celebrate their anniversaries with special rings. Anniversary rings are often bands embellished with diamonds, though there are no set rules – choose a design that fits her ...

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2014 Wedding Trends We Love

Love & Wedding | Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Many 2013 weddings featured photo booths with wacky props, drinks in Mason jars on burlap table cloths, and custom cake toppers. Those trends are far from over (after all, doesn’t any drink taste better in a Mason jar?), but we’re curious to get a ...

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December Birthstones: Their History and Meaning

Styles & Trends | Thu, Dec 5, 2013

Although December is strongly associated with holiday hues of red and green, December birthday girls have far more color options when it comes to birthstone jewelry: the light, bright blue of turquoise and the many shades of zircon. Here’s some ...

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Tungsten, a Conflict Mineral, May Carry Health Risks Too

Jewelry News | Tue, Dec 3, 2013

A metal called tungsten already has gained a tarnished reputation for contributing to a civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But now, scientists believe there might be a new reason to be wary of tungsten: exposure to the metal may increase ...

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