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Famous Birthstone: December’s Turquoise Empress Marie-Louise Diadem

When we think of royalty, images of crowns, tiaras, and diadems instantly come to mind. Beautiful head ornaments intricately crafted in gold and encrusted with rare gemstones were once used as symbols of nobility, status, and the right to rule. They dazzled onlookers with their splendor, and even though royal families may have faded in political power, their relics continue to captivate.


Jewelry and Gem Photography Tips Using a Cell Phone or Tablet

Whether you’re an amateur photographer or a pro, the same photography tip applies: the best camera you can have is the one that’s with you. No camera, no picture!

The truth is, even the pros don’t always have their cameras with them, and sometimes they miss once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.  But one camera almost everyone has with them is their cell phone.


Zodiac-Inspired Jewelry: Sagittarius

An archer, taking the form of a centaur, a half human, half horse mythological character, strides across the night sky taking aim with its bow and arrow. The noble vision is Sagittarius, the constellation associated with the ninth zodiac sign covering those born between November 22 to December 21 – a sign that’s inspired some magnificent jewelry.


Holiday Buying Guide: Jewelry Gifts for Men

Are you looking for gift ideas for the guy in your life? When you want to get him something special, quality fine jewelry is not only a lasting gift that conveys deep sentiment, but it can be a very stylish choice, too. However, while there seems to be a wide variety of jewelry gifts available for women, finding the right gifts for men can leave many stumped.


Holiday Buying Guide: Five Tips to Plan the Perfect Engagement Proposal

Are you ready to get down on one knee and pop the question? Ask for her hand in marriage? Put a ring on her finger? This is a momentous occasion, and one that requires some planning.

Once you know you’re ready to propose, where do you start? There’s a lot to consider: the ring, the venue, the right words to say and more. We have it sketched out for you below, ready for you to customize to fit your relationship and partner’s preferences.

Are you ready to write your perfect proposal story? Here we give you five tips to plan the perfect engagement proposal.

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