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The Amazing Amethyst - February's Birthstone

The Amazing Amethyst - February's Birthstone For those with a passion for purple, the amethyst is a mesmerizing semi-precious gemstone that was once worn in regal crowns and other stately jewelry, as purple was the symbol of royalty. The word amethyst is an ancient [...]

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Amora Rocks the Jewelry industry

Amora Rocks the Jewelry industry Only once in several decades does a revolutionary concept come along in the jewelry business that makes a huge [...]

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The Passing of a Legend

The Passing of a Legend [...]

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The Meaning of December's Birthstones

The Meaning of December's Birthstones Birthstones have been around for centuries and bear a special significance to the months which they represent. In ancient times, these gems, in addition to their aesthetic appeal, were believed to have a mystical quality with [...]

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Big Year for Big Diamonds

Big Year for Big Diamonds 2014 is turning out to be a prolific year for diamond mining with some of the newly discovered rough diamonds being of the “gigantic” variety of 100+ carats. Many of these finds have been at historically [...]

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​MaeVona

MaeVonaWe at Gold and Gems believe that we have a fabulous group of jewelry designers with whom we partner, and upon occasion, we like to recognize one of them and their accomplishments in the jewelry world. Today, we’d like to acknowledge one of our newer partners – MaeVona, which specializes in unique [...]

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Thank you, Mr. Derek Jeter

Thank you, Mr. Derek Jeter

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Tips on Cleaning Semi-Precious Gems

Tips on Cleaning Semi-Precious Gems We’re often asked questions about how to clean various types of jewelry, particularly semi-precious gems whose properties are less familiar to the general public. So we've decided to provide you with some tips here on the cleaning and care of this type of jewelry. Turquoise [...]

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The Beautiful Blue Topaz

The Beautiful Blue TopazThe blue topaz, referred to by some as “the azure eyes of the angels,” is one of the most popular of all gemstones, as well as the recognized gemstone of the great state of Texas. The name “topaz” derives from the Greek word "Topazios," which is the ancient name of St. John’s [...]

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What is Argentium Silver?

What is Argentium Silver? Argentium silver seems to be showing up in jewelry stores everywhere. The question is, what is it and how does it differ from sterling silver? Below are some facts.Argentium Silver was the research product of Peter Johns of the Art and Design Research Institute, [...]

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