Wedding Anniversary Gemstone List: Years 21 – 60

A wedding anniversary is an occasion to shower your loved one with a special gift – and there’s nothing more precious than gems and jewelry! Rich in meaning, they symbolize the virtues that have made your marriage beautiful and lasting.

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August Birthstone: Where Does Peridot Come From?

Peridot, the August birthstone, has an amazing story. Some journeyed to earth on meteorites. Some are found in exotic locales like Peridot Beach, Hawaii, where the sands shimmer a luminous green. And that’s just the beginning of our tale…

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Wedding Anniversary Gemstone List – Years 11 through 20

Happy anniversary! These are sweet words for couples who have committed to spending their lives together. Such special occasions warrant gifts that reflect the depth of that commitment – a wedding anniversary gemstone fits the bill perfectly.

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July Birthstone: Where Do Rubies Come From?

The world loves rubies! These beautiful gems can command the highest per-carat price of any colored stone and they routinely break auction records. So, let’s find out where the July birthstone comes from!

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Pearl Quality 101 – How GIA Examines and Classifies Pearls

If pearls are your gemstone of choice, you’ll want to learn more about GIA’s 7 Pearl Value Factors – the criteria GIA uses to classify and describe pearl quality.  Read on to learn about how pearl quality is determined and what you can do to find out how your pearls measure up.

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June Birthstone: Where Do Pearls Come From?

Warm waters… clear skies… dramatic scenery – it sounds like a dream beach vacation, don’t you think? It’s also an accurate description of where you’ll find pearls. While you’ll likely need to go to remote destinations to find the June birthstone, our ancestors believed otherwise.

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