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How To Clean Jewelry

June 5, 2020

How To Clean Your Jewelry: Keep your jewelry clean with a mixture of warm water and organic detergent. You can use soft toothbrush, rinse it well and dry. You can also clean it very gently with a polishing cloth. Do not clean your rhodium plated jewelry in chemical cleaners. It can wear the rhodium plating off […]

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Gold, Platinum & Palladium

June 5, 2020

There is no such thing as white gold. The use of alloys hardens the gold to enhance its durability, such as silver, copper, zinc and nickel and the content of gold is indicated by carats (k). 10K gold contains 41.7% pure gold, 58.3% alloy 14K gold contains 58.5% pure gold, 41.5% alloy 18K gold contains 75% […]

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Purple Tanzanite Gemstone

Tanzanite Gemstone Vancouver

March 23, 2020

Unlike many other gemstones – Moonstone, Pearl, Opal, Lapis Lazuli, and Amethyst that were known in antiquity –Tanzanite is a youngster or even a baby in gem-world terms of age because it’s only 52 years old this year. Also, unlike many other gemstones, we do not know for sure who discovered the Tanzanite because there […]

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Opals gemstones

Opal gemstone

November 28, 2019

The Opal is the birthstone for October but if your birthday isn’t in October, would you wear it? Your answer, most likely, depends on your belief in the supernatural, specifically a superstition that claims bad luck for the wearer whose birthday is not in October. But where did this superstition come from? Is there any […]

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Living Coral

Living Coral

May 29, 2019

Pantone’s Colour for 2019 Every year the Pantone Color Institute (New Jersey, U.S.A.) selects a new colour for that year. This year, 2019, that colour is Living Coral that has absolutely nothing to do with Coral Reefs or the Coral gemstone that comes from those reefs in the world’s tropical and subtropical oceans. Rather, the […]

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Tsavorite gemstone

Tsavorite Gemstone

April 30, 2019

Also known as the King of Green Gemstones, the Tsavorite is a member of the colourful Garnet Family of Gemstones. It is also one of the most popular and expensive varieties of green garnets – its sister-stone being the green Demantoid Garnet – whose price is determined by carat size; example, stones up to one […]

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Topaz Gemstones

Topaz gemstones

March 5, 2019

If your birthday is in November you know the Topaz is one of your birthstones. The Topaz is sometimes referred to as a precious stone while at other times it is said to be a fairly common, inexpensive gemstone because it comes from or is made of a silicate mineral of aluminum and fluoride, which […]

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Ruby gemstone

Ruby gemstone

January 23, 2019

If your birthday is in July, you know the Ruby is your birthstone. You might also know that the Ruby is one of the ‘top drawer’ or precious gemstones – the others in that select group being Diamond, Emerald, and Sapphire – with a hardness of 9 on the Mohs Scale just below that of […]

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Amazonite gemstone

December 6, 2018

Some weeks ago when jewellery was the featured presentation on The Shopping Channel I took a look out of curiosity to see what was there. The first offering was a pendant with a beautiful bluish-green stone with a faint sheen making me immediately think turquoise but that was wrong because it was in fact a […]

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Sapphire v. Diamonds

Diamonds and Sapphires

Diamonds, Sapphires

October 29, 2018

Sapphire v. Diamonds Also known as the King of all Blue gems, the Blue Sapphire is the stone that has long been associated with and a favourite of royalty and people in power, which may explain why Prince Charles, in the early 1980s, gave Lady Diana Spencer a large Blue Sapphire engagement ring that was […]

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