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15 Amazing Facts About Sapphires (the September Birthstone)

Styles & Trends | Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Sapphires are the September birthstone, so it’s the perfect time to learn more about these gorgeous gemstones.  Here are 15 intriguing facts about stunning sapphires: 1   Sapphires have been treasured for thousands of years. The ancient Romans ...

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All About Peridot, the Beautiful August Birthstone

Styles & Trends | Tue, Aug 5, 2014

Glittering green peridot is the birthstone for those born in the month of August, and there are quite a few of you! According to government stats, the month of August had the highest birth rate for ten years between 1990 and 2006. It was barely beat ...

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6 Rings Inspired by Jessica Simpson’s Vintage Ruby Engagement Ring

Styles & Trends | Mon, Jul 21, 2014

At Jessica Simpson’s wedding to Eric Johnson earlier this month the bride wore gold—a dazzling golden lace and tulle Carolina Herrera gown, perhaps chosen to perfectly complement her vintage ruby and yellow gold engagement ring.   The ...

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All About Emeralds, the May Birthstone

Styles & Trends | Thu, May 8, 2014

May is when spring has finally sprung and bright green leaves blanket landscapes, even in colder climates. So it’s fitting that vibrant green emerald is the May birthstone.   Emerald History Emeralds have been prized for their beauty since ...

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Non-Traditional Wedding Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Long gone are the days when simple metal bands were your only wedding ring options. Although classic bands remain popular, many of today’s couples want non-traditional wedding rings that express their personal styles or say something about who they ...

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Gemstone Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Fri, Apr 4, 2014

Gemstone engagement rings highlighting sapphires or other colorful gems as the focal point are both beautiful and stylish. Although for most of the past century diamond rings have been the most common choice for engagement rings, colorful gemstone ...

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Affordable Engagement Rings

Love & Wedding | Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    An engagement ring is one of life’s most significant purchases, in more ways than one! At Brilliant Earth, we understand that an engagement ring is a monumental gift, a special commitment, and an investment too. Don’t be daunted by ...

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Aquamarines: The History and Meaning of March’s Birthstone

Styles & Trends | Fri, Mar 7, 2014

Girls born in March get a beautiful blue gem as their birthstone: Aquamarine, the color of which brings to mind tropical lagoons. Here’s what March-born ladies (and those who shop for them) should know about aquamarines.   History and Origin ...

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Celebrity Trend: Fancy Colored Diamond Rings

Styles & Trends | Fri, Feb 14, 2014

We almost feel bad for men in the position of proposing to the world’s most talented and stylish actresses and singers—these women wear luxurious and cutting-edge designer clothes on set, stage and the red carpet, so it must be hard to choose an ...

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Amethyst: The History and Meaning of February’s Birth Stone

Styles & Trends | Tue, Feb 4, 2014

If you’re a February birthday girl, or are shopping for one, you should know that this month’s birthstone is rich in history and meaning. (Also know that amethysts make excellent gifts for women born in any month of the year.) For all the details on ...

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